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Alleged Drunk Driver Crashes Into Crystal Police Squad

Crystal Police are investigating an overnight crash between a squad car and another vehicle full of people. The accident happened around 12:30 a.m. at 62nd and County Road 81.

12/08/2013

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Kody’s Closest: Giving To Keep Young Man’s Memory Alive

A Crystal family is keeping the memory of their son alive by helping those most in need. A year ago, 18-year-old Kody Thorn died from a drug overdose. His friends and family remember him as a gentle giant who was always there for friends and family.

11/11/2013

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2 Men Charged In New Hope Shooting Death

Two men were charged with first-degree murder in the killing of a Fridley man as he sat in his car in a New Hope parking lot back in June. Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said Friday that 29-year-old Damin Lee Shufford, of New Hope, and 20-year-old Adaiah Deontraie Townsend, of Crystal, were charged in the June 26 shooting death of 59-year-old Kent Lee Walker, Jr.

09/27/2013

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Car Refurbisher Charged With Stealing $128K From Customers, Investor

A Crystal man was charged Friday with one felony count of aggravated theft by swindle after stealing nearly $128,000 for several people in a car refurbishing scheme first investigated by WCCO in 2011. According to the Hennepin County Attorney’s office, 24-year-old Zachary Maxwell Moore stole $127,839 from 33 people over two years, several of whom originally paid his company, Civics Reborn, to refurbish old Honda Civics. Defendants claim that Moore was initially attentive with customers until after they paid for the car and refurbishments in full, then he became almost impossible to contact. He also moved his company’s location six times, failing to pay full rent to each landlord before relocating.

09/20/2013

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Rat Poison Found At Crystal Dog Park

The Crystal Police Department is investigating after someone put rat poison inside the fenced area of a local dog park.

09/15/2013

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Police: Hopkins Cheerleader Used Teammate As A Prostitute

An 18-year-old Hopkins High School senior cheerleader allegedly used her sophomore teammate as a prostitute, according to a criminal complaint filed in Hennepin County. Montia Marie Parker, 18, of Maple Grove was arrested on one count of second-degree felony sex trafficking, and one count of felony solicitation, inducement and promotion of prostitution.

06/04/2013

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Bass Lake Road In Crystal Back Open After Water Main Break

City officials in Crystal say a water main break that closed the westbound side of Bass Lake Road in Crystal Monday morning has been fixed.

02/11/2013

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Officer Involved In New Hope Shooting Identified

Crystal Police are releasing the name of the officer involved in an off-duty shooting Friday in New Hope. Jerry Krob was at a Holiday station Friday morning when he was involved in some sort of interaction with a man who’d been involved in two earlier assaults.

12/17/2012

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Man Who Solicited Little League Players Sentenced

A 45-year-old man has been sentenced to four months in the workhouse after pleading guilty to soliciting Little League baseball players through Facebook.

11/16/2012

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Mpls Man Pleads Guilty To Soliciting Boys Via Facebook

Michael Francis Hamer pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of soliciting children to engage in sexual conduct.

09/18/2012

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Plumber’s Pipe Dream: Indoor Volleyball League

A Crystal, Minn., plumber caught the volleyball bug many years ago and he’s now trying to turn it into his dream job.

07/31/2012

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Police: Missing Man With Alzheimer’s Found

Darryl Phillip Ekstrom, 67, was last seen at around 4 p.m. Tuesday riding a white bicycle near his residence. Police responded to the 6000 block of Medicine Lake Road at about 9 p.m. on a report that he was missing.

07/18/2012

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Police: 100-Plus Vases Stolen From Crystal Cemetery

Police in Crystal are asking for the public’s help in finding suspects after more than 100 vases were stolen from a cemetery in the city on Tuesday.

05/23/2012

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Elementary School Evacuates Over Gas Leak

An elementary school in Crystal, Minn. was evacuated Wednesday morning due to a gas leak.

05/09/2012

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No Charges After Baby’s Body Found Buried In Minn.

Hennepin County authorities say there’s not enough evidence to file charges following an investigation into a newborn baby whose body was found buried in the backyard of a Crystal couple.

05/05/2012

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MN Teacher To Be Inducted Into Hall Of Fame

Five teachers from across the country will be the latest additions to the National Teachers Hall of Fame at Emporia State University in eastern Kansas.

03/19/2012

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Victory Home Décor Stores In The Twin Cities

If you’re particular about style and only the best will do, but you can’t jump on a jet to Paris or London every time you need a new lamp or pillow or silver-serving piece, listen up.

03/13/2012

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Man Arrested In Hennepin County Meth Bust

A 31-year-old Crystal man was arrested Tuesday in connection with methamphetamine investigation conducted in Hennepin County.

03/08/2012

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No Immediate Charges In Crystal Baby Death

Authorities confirmed Friday that bones found in a Crystal couple’s backyard belong to an infant boy who was born in 2008, but said they have no evidence at present to bring charges in the death.

03/02/2012

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Authorities Search Crystal Backyard For Human Remains

Police in a Twin Cities suburb want to know if a baby is buried in the backyard of a home. So Thursday, they spent the day in Crystal digging up the yard of that home.

03/01/2012

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2 Arrested On ‘Possibly Suspicious’ Unborn Baby’s Death

Two people have been arrested in what police say is an investigation of a possible infant death they believe may be suspicious in Crystal, Minn.

02/29/2012

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Residents Upset With Markings; City Says It’s The Law

It’s not a graffiti problem, but some people are tired of seeing paint markings all over their city’s streets and sidewalks.

01/09/2012

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Minn. Boy Scout Honored For Saving Girl’s Life

A brave Boy Scout from Crystal, Minn. is set to be honored Wednesday morning. The 13-year-old boy will be given the America Heroism Award.

12/07/2011

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Home Care Provider Accused Of Stealing Patient’s Money

A home care provider with a Minneapolis company is accused of stealing about $180 from one of her patients, according to charges filed Thursday by the Minnesota Department of Health.

11/17/2011

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Military Brides Receive Free Wedding Gowns

Thanks to a Minnesota bridal salon, some Twin Cities military brides were able to say “yes” to the dress without having to commit to the price tag this week.

11/11/2011

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