When he took over as police chief last year in the St. Louis suburb of Maryland Heights, it didn’t take Bill Carson long to see he had a serious diversity problem. Of the department’s 79 sworn officers, just one was black and one Hispanic.
Police say they have arrested a man in St. Paul who’s wanted in the murder of a Grand Forks, North Dakota, man. St. Paul police spokesman Paul Paulos says the 29-year-old Delvin Shaw was arrested Saturday morning.
Several pumps are keeping St. Paul’s floodwaters at bay. The ever-widening Mississippi River is attracting curious spectators like Barb Stahowiak. “I’d walk here almost every day during the fall flood, I think it was 2010, and it did not rise like this, not at all,” Stahowiak said.
Tuesday night’s Wild playoff game at the Xcel Energy Center is sold out, and plenty of people bought their tickets at the last minute.
Authorities said they are investigating a death in St. Paul early Tuesday morning after a dispute in the Dayton’s Bluff area. Police were called to the 700 block of East 3rd Street after a reported dispute in the area.
Friends and family of a St. Paul woman killed in a hit-and-run say they’re not giving up. They’re working to help police find the driver who killed 53-year-old Tracy Klotz three months ago.
Police made some quick arrests after several musical instruments were stolen from local college campuses. On Friday, St. Paul Police asked for the public’s help in locating a couple suspected in the burglaries. A few hours later, Sgt. Paul Paulos received a phone call from Richfield Police, who said they had the couple in custody.
Technology is helping law enforcement reduce the risk of a high-speed chase. The new tool, from Star Chase, allows officers to track a fleeing vehicle with a GPS device, rather than pursuing the suspect in a squad car. High-speed chases are not just dangerous situations for officers and suspects. Innocent bystanders and drivers are also at risk. May 12, 2011 started like any other day for architect Tom Blanck. “I was just going to meet a client with drawings and stuff, and talk about a project,” Blanck said.
St. Paul Police are investigating what they call a “bizarre” case. Early Sunday morning, 32-year-old Darvez Thomas was found severely injured near the intersection of Larpenteur Avenue and Jackson Street. He was rushed to Regions Hospital and remains in critical condition as of Thursday night.
Police are investigating after a woman was seriously burned with hot coffee during a fight at a local Perkins restaurant.
Twenty-six-year-old Raymond Wisdstrand was walking on Payne Avenue Sunday evening when he came across a large group of people, who were watching a fight.
A Brooklyn Park man allegedly stole a car from a St. Paul repair shop that he frequents, crashed and flipped it, then fled the scene early Thursday evening. According to St. Paul Police Sgt. Paul Paulos, 20-year-old Mario Zacate allegedly stole a 1996 Honda Accord from Tires & More auto shop at 847 White Bear Ave N. in St. Paul. After driving two miles, Zacate ran a stop sign while traveling south on Cypress Street
Police in St. Paul are trying to find the man who forced grocery shoppers to drive him to cash machines. The victims were forced into their vehicles at gunpoint at the Kowalski’s Market on Grand Avenue, with the most recent robbery on Saturday night. Kowalski’s shopper Carl Dehnert says these crimes or unsettling, considering that it’s located in one of those neighborhoods where everyone knows your name.
Several searches are planned this weekend to find evidence related to the disappearance of Kira Trevino – the St. Paul woman who was last seen on Feb. 21.
Police in St. Paul say they stopped a string of Craigslist robberies when an undercover officer posed as a potential seller.