Jacob Wetterling’s family would be celebrating his 37th birthday on Tuesday. Months after his abduction, a foundation was created to help families of missing or exploited children. Along with Jacob’s birthday, that foundation will celebrate its 25th anniversary on Tuesday.
Three separate incidents of sexual misconduct occurred within two hours of each other, just outside of the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus Monday afternoon. According to a crime alert from the University, the victims in all three instances were walking on the sidewalk when the suspect approached them from behind and groped them.
The Maplewood Police Chief says it’s one of the worst cases of child abuse, he’s seen. The suspect, 35-year-old Leb Meak is charged with second degree murder in the death of his girlfriend’s 18-month-old girl. Police found the child, not breathing, in Meak’s home Thursday.
A woman known as the nation’s “Serial Stowaway” was arrested Monday after boarding a plane at MSP airport without a ticket, flying to Jacksonville, Fla., and checking into a Nassau County resort under someone else’s name.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A state appeals court has ruled that Wisconsin’s castle doctrine law doesn’t apply outside a dwelling.
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.
As students head into finals week, University of Minnesota police are looking into the first on campus robbery of the semester.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lawmakers, police and University of Minnesota officials met Tuesday to discuss improving student safety the school’s Twin Cities campus.
Should Cell Phone companies be required to have a “KILL SWITCH?” Senator Klobuchar talks with Dave….Listen by clicking the above link.
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.
Sgt. Paul Paulos of the St. Paul Police Department talks with Dave Lee. Click the link to listen back to the podcast.
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.
Would you be brave enough to tackle an armed robber? Take a look at this startling video.
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.
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.
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.