A Beltrami County man was charged Wednesday with the attempted first-degree murder of a 17-year-old girl over an apparent dispute involving a lawn mower. According to the Beltrami County Attorney’s Office, 40-year-old Chad Eric Pickering is accused of shooting his teenage neighbor three times shortly after she confronted him about riding his lawn mower through her yard.
Two people were robbed at gunpoint in a parking lot near the University of Minnesota’s West Bank campus early Tuesday morning. Minneapolis Police say the crime occurred at about 2:20 a.m. in the parking lot of the Hard Times Café at 1821 Riverside Ave.
A federal jury has convicted a Minnesota man of smuggling arms to Nigeria and lying on firearms purchase records. Fifty-one-year-old Sheriff Olaleran Mohammed was convicted of one count of smuggling goods from the U.S. and 17 counts of providing false statements while purchasing a firearm.
The University of Minnesota has issued a crime alert after someone was assaulted and robbed by three men near the West Bank campus Thursday night. According to University officials, someone not affiliated with the U of M was walking near the intersection of Riverside Avenue and 20th Avenue South at about 8:30 p.m. when three men approached the victim from behind.
The FBI and Brooklyn Park Police are looking for a man who robbed a U.S. Bank by gunpoint Thursday afternoon. Police say a man with a black handgun walked into the bank located on 7600 Broadway Ave. at 1:30 p.m. and ordered everyone to get on the ground. He left with an undisclosed amount of cash and fled westbound on 76th Avenue in a gray or silver GMC Yukon or Cadillac Escalade.
A man robbed a Waite Park gas station Saturday evening with a partially-concealed handgun, according to police. The robbery happened at the Super America at 29 3rd Street NE at about 9 p.m. The suspect, described as a white man in his 40s, showed the clerk a gun which was partially-covered by an orange glove.
An armed robber is on the loose after tying up an employee and a customer at an Alexandria video store Monday night, according to Alexandria Police. The incident happened at Premiere Video at approximately 10 p.m., when a man with a black handgun forced an employee to give him an undetermined amount of money from the store’s cash register and safe.
Another armed robbery has been reported at the University of Minnesota, this time near the University Village. Authorities said the incident occurred around 8:45 a.m. Saturday at the bus stop in front of University Village on University Avenue between 25th Avenue and 26th Avenue SE.
Police are investigating yet another armed robbery of a University of Minnesota student. This time, it happened around 3:40 a.m. Wednesday near the intersection of 11th Avenue SE and 8th Street SE.
The Washington County man accused of killing two horses was released from jail Friday morning. Authorities said they are still reviewing the case against William St. Sauver, Jr., adding that they are not able to charge him at this time.
Three men, one armed with a gun, are still at large after robbing a Fridley bank Thursday evening. According to the FBI’s Minneapolis field office, three men entered the TCF Bank at 52050 Central Ave. NE at 7:00 p.m. All three approached the main counter and demanded money. One man was armed with a handgun. The robbers left with an undisclosed amount of money and fled southbound on Central Avenue. Witnesses believe they were in a gray passenger vehicle. All three men wore black masks. Two were wearing dark clothing, while the third wore a white jumpsuit.
A 15-year-old boy may face felony charges for bringing a loaded handgun to school. Police said several students at Winona High School told them about the boy who had been bringing the handgun to school for several weeks. Students said he actually pointed it at the head of another student.
A string of armed robberies near the University of Minnesota has police urging students to pay close attention to their surroundings, especially in the nearby neighborhoods of Dinkytown and Marcy Holmes.
U of M police issued a crime alert on Monday, describing two robberies that took place close to campus over the weekend. Investigators said they appear to be similar to four other robberies that happened in the past month — those were also close to the U. Some of the victims are students and some aren’t.
The Pine County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help after they say two men wearing ski masks attacked and robbed a bar employee in Willow River on Independence Day.
A Minnesota man faces potential criminal charges after pointing a handgun at another man’s head following a fight over fireworks Thursday evening. Officers were summoned to a home on the 7000 block of Sherwood Anderson Road.