The Maplewood Police Chief says it’s one of the worst cases of child abuse, he’s seen. The suspect, 35-year-old Leb Meak is charged with second degree murder in the death of his girlfriend’s 18-month-old girl. Police found the child, not breathing, in Meak’s home Thursday.
An 18-month-old baby was found dead, possibly murdered, in a Maplewood home Thursday morning.
Maplewood police released surveillance video Thursday of a patient who reportedly assaulted several nurses with a metal bar over the weekend.
A rash of laptop thefts in the east metro has coffee shops on high alert. Thieves are stealing laptops right out of the hands of customers at businesses in Maplewood and St. Paul. Two recent cases at a Caribou Coffee happened in broad daylight. Nick Ryan occasionally stops by the Caribou on Rice Street in Maplewood.
A 42-year-old man was sentenced to two years of supervised probation and 45 days of electronic home monitoring after his 2-year-old son was discovered in the middle of the street holding alcoholic drinks, according to police.
Maplewood Police are investigating reports of several suspicious and lewd phone calls made to area businesses by someone claiming to be a police officer. In five separate instances involving female call recipients, a man with a deep voice identifies himself as an officer from the Maplewood, St. Paul or Roseville police departments. The caller initially says he is conducting a survey as part of a school presentation project, but then asks the female employee a series of personal questions including their age, hair color and clothing.
Hastings Police are asking for help catching a vandal who spray painted possibly satanic graffiti on the side of a church. Five-pointed stars inside circles and an upside down cross have now been washed off of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church’s brick walls and windows, but remnants of the graffiti remain. Hastings Police Chief Paul Schnell says the nature of this vandalism is a concern to his department.
Hastings authorities are vowing to aggressively investigate drug and underage alcohol access after an 18-year-old high school senior overdosed on heroin in March.
Caught sexting at just 12 years old? Hastings Police are investigating two separate cases involving four children ranging in age from 12 to 15 years old.
Hastings Police Chief Paul Schnell said a witness at the scene called 911 at about 5:15 p.m. after seeing a person go into the Vermillion River and get swept away by the current.
The Hastings Police Department is auctioning off a classic Mustang this weekend that they took possession of last year when the owner was convicted of DWI.