Hennepin County Jail
Just hours after the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Memphis Grizzlies Wednesday night at Target Center, a member of the team found himself in legal trouble. According to Hennepin County Jail records, forward Dante Cunningham was jailed at about 6:14 a.m. Thursday on suspicion of domestic assault.
Inmates at the Hennepin County Jail in Minneapolis will now be allowed to wear religious head coverings while incarcerated. The announcement about the policy – the first of its kind in Minnesota – was made Thursday by Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek. “I am extremely proud of our current efforts to recognize the religious rights and beliefs of all inmates,” Stanek said. “The addition of this policy enhances our efforts to be more culturally aware.”
A 27-year-old woman has been arrested and charged with selling auto owners fake insurance policies. The Minnesota Department of Commerce says Arlesia Shannell Robinson was arrested last Friday and is now charged with two counts of aggravated forgery.
An incoming University of Minnesota freshman hockey player has been indefinitely suspended after a DWI arrest Saturday. Gabe Guertier, 18, was pulled over by University Police early Saturday morning. He was detained at the Hennepin County Jail for several hours after being charged with fourth-degree DWI. Gopher mens hockey coach Don Lucia announced Sunday that Guertier would be suspended indefinitely for violation of team rules. His suspension will be re-evaluated in November.
Authorities are investigating after a female inmate at the Hennepin County Jail died of an apparent seizure Wednesday night. The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office said the inmate suffered the seizure at about 4:55 p.m. Wednesday.
A Department of Corrections (DOC) fugitive was charged Friday with first-degree aggravated robbery, second-degree assault and fleeing police in a motor vehicle after a crime spree Thursday night in the Twin Cities. According to Minneapolis Police, 39-year-old Brandon Stark approached four people with a knife late Thursday night in Minneapolis. The crime spree ended with Stark crashing a stolen car in St. Paul during a police chase.
A man who fired numerous gunshots in a Minneapolis park where children were playing has been sentenced to a year in jail and eight years of probation. The sentence by Hennepin County District Court Judge William Koch for August Fleming has disappointed county Attorney Mike Freeman who asked for a longer sentence than the mandatory five years in prison.
A man who got involved in a standoff with police last Friday that lasted more than nine hours is in jail and facing charges.
The Coon Rapids man accused of videotaping young boys while changing clothes at Twin Cities YMCAs was arrested by University of Minnesota police on Thursday for allegedly videotaping boys urinating at Mariucci Arena, too, authorities say.
Police say a 19-year-old University of Minnesota student has been arrested and charged in the June hit-and-run accident involving a 24-year-old man.
Police say a homicide suspect is in jail after he admitted to shooting a 30-year-old Minneapolis man last month when a drug deal went awry in the city’s south side.
He worked for a company known for setting up bouncy houses at birthday parties and graduations. But tonight, Greg Sissala sits behind bars.
A 25-year-old female inmate has died in apparent suicide attempt in Hennepin County Jail Monday, according to the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office.
A 31-year-old Crystal man was arrested Tuesday in connection with methamphetamine investigation conducted in Hennepin County.
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.