Law enforcement agencies across Hennepin County say they put a major dent in Twin Cities gang activity Friday. Friday morning, Sheriff Rich Stanek announced the arrests of 11 known gang members from two different gangs.
You may have noticed new blue lights popping up near traffic signals all over the metro. They are small, generally tucked out of the way so they don’t distract drivers. Over the past two weeks, they’ve been going up all over Ramsey County.
Twenty-eight people have been charged in what U.S. Attorney Andy Luger called a pervasive identity theft and bank fraud scheme to steal more than $2 million by creating fake checks and cashing them at dozens of banks and check-cashing businesses.
Crystal Police are asking for the public’s help in finding the person responsible for throwing a 40-pound brick through the window of a squad car — which had a K-9 officer inside. Police say the incident happened early Saturday morning in the police department parking lot.
We’ve all been there. You buy some bananas, but after a couple of days they’ve turned brown so you throw them out.
Authorities in the north metro are looking for a suspect after a report of a stabbing early Monday morning. The Crystal Police Department says it’s looking for Fidel Delivillar Torres. Police say he’s a suspect in a stabbing that happened at around 4:30 a.m. on the 6700 block of Corvalis Avenue.
We have some good news to report about a story from earlier this week. Police in Crystal say they’ve found a parade float that had been stolen.
A man suspected of driving under the influence took police on a half-hour, multi-city chase early Saturday morning, according to the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy attempted to pull over a 26-year-old driver at about 3 a.m. near Interstate 94 and Hemlock Lane in Maple Grove.
Four people were able to escape without injury after a house caught fire in Crystal Saturday morning. The fire happened just after 8 a.m. on Twin Lake Terrace. Fire crews said it appeared the fire started in the garage before spreading to the attached home.
When Francine Weber opened Milton’s Vittles, Vino and Beer in suburban Crystal, Minn., she thought she’d open a fast casual soul food spot. Somehow the space she found and the response from the community changed things.
The 2014 Winter Olympics got underway in Sochi, Russia, Thursday night, but some Minnesotans held their own Olympics right in the Twin Cities metro. It started with opening ceremonies, then got down to business.
Love it or hate it, the white-domed roof is soon to be gone. By Saturday night, the teflon bubble that’s been a part of the Twin Cities skyline for more than 30 years will likely be gone.
A 20-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with one of the robberies near the University of Minnesota campus. Myron Jovan Richardson-Rivers, of Crystal, is a suspect in a robbery last month. He’s currently behind held at the Hennepin County Jail.
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.
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.