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.
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.
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.
The Crystal Police Department is investigating after someone put rat poison inside the fenced area of a local dog park.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Michael Francis Hamer pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of soliciting children to engage in sexual conduct.
A Crystal, Minn., plumber caught the volleyball bug many years ago and he’s now trying to turn it into his dream job.
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.
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.
An elementary school in Crystal, Minn. was evacuated Wednesday morning due to a gas leak.
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.
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.