Recordings of a police interview with the Waseca teen accused of plotting to bomb his school and kill his family and fellow students have been released. WCCO-TV got hold of the records Tuesday, and they reveal that 17-year-old John LaDue considered himself to be mentally ill, was enamored with tragedies and wanted to kill as many people as possible in his hometown.
Every day in Minneapolis a teenager is the victim of a crime, which police say has gotten out of control. City police have taken hundreds of robbery reports from kids this year who have had their cell phones stolen. It’s happening on city buses, outside of schools, and on streets and sidewalks all over the city.
Police and firefighters across Minnesota are retiring in greater numbers, a development attributed to changes in the state pension rule. About 300 officers and firefighters retire each year. But for the fiscal year ending June 30, there will be an estimated 600 retirements.
The family of Amy Pagnac talked Thursday about what officers took when they searched the family home last week. The Maple Grove 13-year-old went missing in Osseo in 1989. But just last week investigators did a thorough search of her childhood home.
The first reports of a north woods visitor came just prior to the Memorial Day weekend. On Friday morning, the phone line to Savage police began ringing as folks like Jessica Sepeda called in, saying they’d seen a bear.
Police across Minnesota want to make sure everyone is wearing their seat belts as part of their latest “Click It or Ticket” campaign. The Department of Safety put out a new public service announcement last weekend comparing the impact of a crash without a seatbelt to falling from a tall building.
A 13-year-old male has been charged with making a prank call to police about an armed intruder in a St. Paul middle school. According to the Ramsey County Attorney’s office, the teenager called police allegedly claiming an armed man was inside of Parkway Middle School Montessori on Wednesday, May 14.
As students head into finals week, University of Minnesota police are looking into the first on campus robbery of the semester.
Minneapolis police are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing man who is considered to be in endangered. Jeffrey Viel, 48, has been missing since Thursday, April 24. Police said he was last seen at 4 a.m. on Thursday in the 2700 block of James Avenue North.
A Minneapolis man says he was brutalized by Roseville police, and now he’s taking them to court. The incident happened last May near Lexington Avenue and Highway 36.
The Gopher men’s hockey team didn’t take home the national championship but that didn’t stop hockey fans from causing another rowdy night in Dinkytown.
A 26-year-old man was arrested Monday, after leading police on a chase from St. Paul to Cottage Grove, Minn. Officials say the man had multiple felony warrants out for his arrest.
One person is in the hospital after a shooting on the west side of St. Paul Sunday evening, according to police. Police say the shooting occurred at 8 p.m. on the 900 block of Central Avenue West.
An 84-year-old man accused of shooting and killing his son is now in police custody, after being hospitalized with self-inflicted wounds to the chest and neck.
Two Minneapolis police officers were taken to a hospital as a precaution Tuesday night after an SUV T-boned a squad car on the city’s north side. It happened at about 9:16 p.m. near the intersection of 36th and Russell Avenues, police said.
Minneapolis Police are asking for the public’s help to find three men who could be linked to several armed robberies of sandwich restaurants.
Gov. Mark Dayton on Thursday downgraded the chances of medical marijuana becoming legal in Minnesota this year before he met privately with those who want the drug to be a treatment option for people with debilitating diseases.
Eden Prairie Police are investigating after two victims were assaulted and robbed about an hour apart. In the first incident, officers responded to a 911 call around 5:50 p.m. Sunday to the Life Time Fitness at 6233 Baker Road.
After a WCCO-TV investigation exposed what 911 operators call dangerous staffing levels in Minneapolis, first responders are demanding answers.
Maplewood and North St. Paul police are investigating two similar armed kidnapping incidents that occurred about 15 minutes apart. In one case, the woman was allowed to escape unharmed and in the other, the victim fought off her attacker and he drove off with her vehicle.
Authorities say the 2-year-old boy abducted from his home Sunday morning has been found and his non-custodial father, and alleged abductor, was arrested in Wisconsin.
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.
The 14-year-old boy accused of stealing a school bus Monday and crashing it into a gas station has been charged. The Ramsey County Attorney’s Office charged the boy with felony motor vehicle theft and two charges of criminal damage to property in connection with the incident.
The two people who were killed after leading police on a high-speed chase through Eden Prairie, Minn. were also suspects in an earlier auto theft case, according to criminal complaints.
Authorities are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Brooklyn Park that sent one person to the hospital.