Authorities said a man was taken to the hospital after climbing a power pole and getting an electrical shock in Minneapolis early Wednesday morning. Police responded to the area of 14th Avenue and 7th Street near the University of Minnesota sometime after 3 a.m. after the incident reportedly caused a power outage.
A 9-year-old Minneapolis boy was able to get through security and onto a plane at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport without a ticket, an airport spokesman said Sunday. Security officials screened the boy at airport shortly after 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Metropolitan Airports Commission spokesman Patrick Hogan said. The boy then boarded Delta Flight 1651, which left for Las Vegas at 11:15 a.m. The flight was not full, Hogan said, and the flight crew became suspicious midflight because the boy was not on their list of unattended minors. The crew contacted Las Vegas police, who met them upon landing and transferred the boy to child protection services, Hogan said.
Authorities said a man was shot as many as four times early Wednesday morning in Minneapolis and police are looking for a suspect. Police were called to the 500 block of Cedar Avenue in Minneapolis at about 2 a.m. When authorities arrived, a shooting had happened on the sidewalk near a parking lot.
The five girls who had been missing for nearly a day were found safe in St. Paul, according to one of the girls’ mother. The girls were identified as 13-year-old Isabel Marie Ward, 12-year-old Gabriella Rae Woods, 11-year-old Keneni Mekonen, 12-year-old Malina Gail-Corrine Long Crow and 12-year-old Alexandra Rubina O’Brien.
The attorney for the family of Terrance Franklin, who was shot and killed by police in Uptown, says the case is not over, despite a grand jury decision.
Minneapolis Police will conduct a calibration test of its ShotSpotter technology Monday night in two precincts. According to police, testing will occur in the Folwell and Central neighborhoods, respectively in the 4th and 3rd precincts. The Folwell testing starts at 7 p.m., and the Central testing starts at 8:15 p.m. In each test, 25-50 shots will be fired for calibration purposes. Guns will be fired by officers in to a bullet trapping system, which safely absorbs bullets fired at close range.
Minneapolis Police and Crime Stoppers are teaming up to catch the man responsible for shooting a 14-month-old girl and two teens, one of whom was pregnant. According to police, the shootings happened on the early evening of August 20 on the 2900 block of Lyndale Avenue North in Minneapolis. MyKhalea Smith, 14 months old, Trenay Smith, 19 and Javar Smith, 17, were all on the porch of a residence when an unidentified man walked up and began shooting at them. MyKhalea was shot near her shoulder, while Trenay and Javar were both shot in the leg. Trenay was pregnant at the time.
Violence erupted in downtown Minneapolis early Monday morning, sending four people to area hospitals. Two people were shot, and two others were stabbed in incidents that do not appear to be related. According to police, the overnight violence came right after bar closing, when more than a thousand young people were in the street after an 18-and-up event let out.
Police are investigating after a female University of Minnesota student was the victim of an armed robbery late last week. Authorities said the incident happened at about 10:20 p.m. last Thursday near the area of 11th Avenue SE and 7th Street SE, just a few blocks from the U of M campus.
Minneapolis police and Crime Stoppers are asking for the public’s help in solving a June armed robbery, offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information. Authorities said at 10 p.m. on June 23, 2013, an adult female was robbed at gunpoint on the 4200 block of Linden Hills Boulevard. Just 20 minutes afterward, a white female went to the Super America at East Lake Street and purchased $300 worth of gift cards with the victim’s credit card.
A Hennepin County Grand Jury is hearing testimony in a police shooting case. Twenty-two-year-old Terrance Franklin died last May after being shot several times in the basement of a home in Uptown.
Police said Tuesday an arrest has been made in the shooting last Thursday of a 2-month-old boy in north Minneapolis. Authorities said a 17-year-old boy, an uncle of the victim, turned himself into police at about 1 a.m. Tuesday.
The Minneapolis Police Department is holding a graduation ceremony to honor its newest K-9 officers and their partners. A total of seven officers have recently graduated from K-9 training with their new partners.
A Brooklyn Center man who was shot to death Thursday night in Minneapolis has been identified. According to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner, 32-year-old Chukwumah Terrell Okolie was shot multiple times at 42nd Ave. N. and Fremont Avenue North, and was pronounced dead at 10:50 p.m. Minneapolis Police continue to investigate this homicide.
Minneapolis police are investigating the death of a man found in a car. According to a police department news release, officers responded to a call of a shooting around 11 p.m. Thursday and found the man shot in a parked car on a street.