Crime

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Man Accused Of Punching Baby After Mother Wouldn’t Sleep With Him

A Minneapolis man faces charges after allegedly punching a woman’s 3-month-old baby when the woman refused to have sex with him. According to charges filed in Hennepin County, 23-year-old Richard Quinn Copeland was invited to the woman’s apartment to socialize last December.

02/06/2015

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For Police Body Cameras, Big Costs Loom In Storing Footage

The rush to outfit police officers with body cameras after last summer’s unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, threatens to saddle local governments with steep costs for managing the volumes of footage they must keep for months or even years, according to contracts, invoices and company data reviewed by The Associated Press.

02/06/2015

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Super Bowl Drunk Driving Arrests Down Significantly In Minnesota

DWI arrests were about a third of the size of the five-year average. Preliminary numbers suggest an overall decline in drunk drivers in Minnesota.

02/02/2015

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Police: Minneapolis Crime At Lowest Rate In 30 Years

Minneapolis Police said crime rates in the city are the lowest they’ve been for decades. And on Thursday, they’re discussing what strategies and public safety efforts are planned to keep the city safe in 2015.

01/15/2015

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Wis.’s Castle Doctrine Doesn’t Apply Outside Dwelling

A state appeals court has ruled that Wisconsin’s castle doctrine law doesn’t apply outside a dwelling.

10/01/2014

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Chief Harteau Walks Beat In Beleaguered North Mpls.

After a weekend of back-to-back deadly shootings in north Minneapolis, police and city officials are taking action on foot. On Tuesday, Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau was out patrolling near one of the fatal shooting sites, talking about the area’s struggle with crime.

07/08/2014

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U Of M Police To Students After Recent Robbery: Put Your Phone Away

As students head into finals week, University of Minnesota police are looking into the first on campus robbery of the semester.

04/28/2014

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Police Investigate After 2 Assaulted, Robbed In Eden Prairie

Eden Prairie Police are investigating after two victims were assaulted and robbed about an hour apart. In the first incident, officers responded to a 911 call around 5:50 p.m. Sunday to the Life Time Fitness at 6233 Baker Road.

03/10/2014

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Big Gym Fight Has Police Hoping LA Fitness Beefs Up Security

When getting to the gym can be a challenge in itself this winter, members of the LA Fitness in Roseville have had more serious problems to deal with.

03/07/2014

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Keidel: Ray Rice Another Crack In NFL Shield

Even by the pro athlete’s subterranean standards, the Ray Rice video was shocking. He made no effort to heal or cradle or care for his unconscious fiancee.

02/21/2014

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Minn. Officials Debate When To Clear Crime Slates

Minnesota’s willingness to forgive people with criminal pasts is emerging as a hot topic for state legislators, who are mulling revisions to laws designed to give low-level offenders a clean slate.

02/17/2014

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U Of M Board of Regents Reallocates $4.1 Million To School Safety

Students fearing a spike in on-campus and off-campus crime are breathing a sigh of relief after the University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents decided to reinvest $4.1 million into school safety.

02/14/2014

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Officials Meet To Address Crime On ‘U’ Campus

Lawmakers, police and University of Minnesota officials met Tuesday to discuss improving student safety the school’s Twin Cities campus.

01/28/2014

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1-22-14 Senator Klobuchar On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Should Cell Phone companies be required to have a “KILL SWITCH?” Senator Klobuchar talks with Dave….Listen by clicking the above link.

01/22/2014

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Minn. Crime Study Ends After Theft Of Victim Data

A University of Minnesota law professor has apologized to violent crime victims and witnesses after a computer with sensitive information of nearly 300 people was stolen from his office. Criminologist Barry Feld was collecting data for a study on interrogation techniques when the laptop, a scanner and external hard drive were taken.

01/17/2014

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1-9-14 Brazen St. Paul Thieves Discussed On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Sgt. Paul Paulos of the St. Paul Police Department talks with Dave Lee. Click the link to listen back to the podcast.

01/09/2014

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Violent Crime Up 4 Percent In Minneapolis

Violent crime is up by 4 percent in Minneapolis but overall it remains at one of the lowest levels in 30 years. Homicide is down from last year and so is rape.

01/07/2014

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Would You Be This Brave

Would you be brave enough to tackle an armed robber? Take a look at this startling video.

12/19/2013

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After 28 Robberies Near ‘U’ Campus, MPD Taking Action

A rash of robberies and assaults on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus has students calling for more police on the beat. As a result, Minneapolis Police are ramping up its efforts to keep students on and near campus safe.

12/05/2013

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‘Different From Player To Player’: Frazier On Dealing With Vikings In Trouble

For the second time this month another member of the Minnesota Vikings is in trouble with the law. This time the player, cornerback A.J. Jefferson, was released from the team.

11/25/2013

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WCCO Radio Newsman Attacked, Robbed On Way To Work

Steve Murphy was on his way to work last Thursday and was running the mile between his south Minneapolis home and the bus stop. He was just a few blocks away from Chicago Avenue and 52nd Street when he spotted trouble.

11/12/2013

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6 Mpls. Mayor Candidates Debated Crime, Street Cars & More

With Election Day just one week away, the six leading candidates for Minneapolis Mayor took to the stage Tuesday night in a rather friendly debate that heavily revolved around crime, a street car system, and even the means of which they get voted in on Tuesday – ranked-choice voting.

10/29/2013

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Esme’s Blog: The Final Humiliation Of Tom Petters

If there were ever a Minnesota case where cameras in the courtroom would have been a benefit to the public, it is the Tom Petters case, in my opinion. For four remarkable days in the winter of 2009, Petters testified, maintaining with a cocky flair, that he was an unwitting pawn in a $3.6 billion Ponzi scheme. It was all the work of his underlings he said, and that he had no idea what was going on.

10/26/2013

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Man Arrested 44 Times In 18 Minnesota Counties

A 37-year-old Minnesota man who has been arrested 44 times in 18 counties has been sentenced to nearly six years in prison for robbing a car and pet wash. Richard Hegquist accepted a plea deal in the robbery case and was sentenced in State District Court in Duluth Wednesday to 71 months.

10/10/2013

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Report Shows Early Childhood Programs Reduce Crime

Members of the group Fight Crime: Invest in Kids say the report being released Thursday shows that state and federal early childhood programs could reduce the number of people incarcerated in Minnesota and lead to $48 million in savings in inmate housing costs for the state each year.

09/11/2013

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