Crime

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Minnesota’s Prison Population Among Nation’s Lowest

A new report shows Minnesota’s prison population rate is among the nation’s lowest. The U.S. Department of Justice statistics released Thursday says Maine had the lowest rate of imprisonment at 145 per 100,000 residents.

07/25/2013

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MN’s Most Rapidly Growing Crime Might Surprise You

A coalition of groups are launching a statewide campaign to stop elder abuse, as 30,000 cases of senior citizen fraud and abuse have been reported in just the last couple of years in Minnesota. The shocking fact is that’s only a fraction of what’s going on.

06/11/2013

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Strategic Cameras In Minneapolis Catch Criminals In The Act

If there was ever a question about the usefulness of police security cameras, recent events in Boston give a ringing endorsement. Cities across the country are reassessing their own surveillance networks to make sure the technology is current.

05/08/2013

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Another Man’s Crime Will Live With Minn. Man

A Minnesota man spent 10 years in prison for a crime someone else has since admitted to, but record of that crime will likely stay with him for the rest of his life.

04/24/2013

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Good Question: What Makes A Crime An Act Of Terrorism?

Aurora, Newtown, Boston. All are sites of horrible mass killings. But only the Boston bombings have been labeled an act of terrorism. When is an act of violence a crime and when is it terrorism?

04/22/2013

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Boston Bombing Details Emerge, But Still No Suspects

It’s unclear who set off the Boston Marathon bombs. But what has become clear is how the bombs were made.

04/16/2013

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MAD DADS Memorialize Mpls. Homicide Victims

A group that defends their neighborhood from violence was paying respect today to people who have lost their lives.

04/13/2013

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Call For Greater Safety Measures For Midtown Greenway Cyclists

On Wednesday, a bicyclist narrowly avoided a Molotov cocktail that was tossed from the bridge over the Midtown Greenway. Though the bicyclist was not injured, the incident has prompted a meeting to improve safety measures along the bike path.

04/05/2013

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Brooklyn Park Couple Pleads Guilty To Massive Fraudulent Lien Case

A Brooklyn Park couple pleaded guilty Friday in Ramsey County District Court to a massive fraudulent lien case, one that totaled more than $100 billion against multiple victims.

04/05/2013

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Despite Recent Molotov Cocktail Case, Crime On Greenway Low

It’s not something you would expect to see out on a bike ride on the Midtown Greenway. On Wednesday, a bicyclist narrowly avoided a Molotov cocktail, that was tossed from the bridge.

04/04/2013

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Medical Examiner Identifies 2 Killed In Minneapolis

The two men who were killed in a shooting in north Minneapolis Friday have been identified.

03/10/2013

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Duty To Protect Yourself

Sheriff David Clarke in Milwaukee County released a controversial PSA recently. Hear the PSA.

01/28/2013

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Stats: Crime, Drinking Offenses Down At U Of M

Serious crime at the University of Minnesota continues to drop every year, statistics show.

01/23/2013

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Mpls. Police Stepping Up Efforts To Thwart Sex Trafficking

On Wednesday, the Minneapolis City Council got their first report on the latest efforts to stop child sex trafficking in the city.

01/16/2013

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Esme’s Blog: Questions Continue In Decker Case

Now that Eric Thomes, who authorities describe as a “person of interest” in the murder of officer Tom Decker, is dead we may never know exactly what happened Nov. 29 outside Winners Bar in Cold Spring, Minn. For officer Decker’s family, his friends, and for the people of Cold Spring — there will likely always be questions.

01/05/2013

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Minneapolis Officials Release 2012 Crime Stats

Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak and the city’s new police chief are planning to release crime statistics for 2012 — as well as outline their public-safety priorities for this year.

01/04/2013

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Police: Wallet Stolen From Grandmother As She Shoveled Snow

A 70-year-old grandmother’s wallet was stolen while she was shoveling outside earlier this week, Minneapolis police say, and the public’s help is needed in finding the suspects.

12/14/2012

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Hennepin County To Take Crime Tips By Smartphone

Authorities in Hennepin County are launching a smartphone app for crime tips. The sheriff’s office unveils its app Thursday.

12/13/2012

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Cops: 2 Arrested In Connection With Kelliher Bank Robbery

Authorities have arrested two men in connection with a Dec. 10 bank robbery in Kelliher, Minn.

12/12/2012

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WWE Star Springs Into Action To Stop LRT Crime

Video has been released that shows a professional wrestler springing into action on a light rail train in order to stop a potential crime.

10/18/2012

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After Assaults, U Of M On Alert During Homecoming Weekend

At the University of Minnesota’s Homecoming Weekend, students and visitors are being met with extra security. A campus-wide crime alert went out after two students and their friends were assaulted Thursday night near in Dinkytown.

10/12/2012

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Duluth Suing Store For Fostering Violence

A lawsuit filed on Friday by the city of Duluth accuses a store of fostering violence outside its doors on East Superior Street.

10/12/2012

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Woodbury Woman Seeks To Close Troubled Motel

Two weeks after police say a man held eight people hostage at the Red Roof Inn in Woodbury, an online movement is underway to shut down that motel.

09/15/2012

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Cops Searching For St. Paul Bank Robbery Suspect

Police are searching for the man who robbed a US Bank at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday in St. Paul. According to authorities, the lone white male entered the bank at 711 Cleveland Avenue, demanded cash and threatened a gun.

09/13/2012

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Cop Drags Woman From Car

An officer in Texas is facing criticism for how he handled a traffic stop with a 77-year old grandmother. Read the story and see the video.

09/13/2012

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