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St. Paul Teens Charged In Crime Spree That Ended With Friend’s Death

Three St. Paul teens face charges ranging from aggravated robbery to car theft for a string of crimes that culminated in the self-defense shooting death of their friend. The Ramsey County Attorney’s Office says 17-year-old Donte Edward Foster and 16-year-old Kendell Anthony Lewis are charged with two counts each of first-degree aggravated robbery.

08/05/2015

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Charges: Man Had $30K Of Untaxed Tobacco

Tax officials say a man faces tax crime charges after evading state taxes following a purchase of $30,000 worth of tobacco products from an out-of-state wholesaler.

06/22/2015

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Man Charged After Crash Involving 8-Year-Old Driver

A man involved in a head-on crash Monday in east St. Paul told police the driver was a child. Investigators say 25-year-old Blake Folson let his 8-year-old cousin control the pedals while he steered.

06/10/2015

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Woman On Trial For Identity Theft Accused Of Stealing Jewelry From Juror

A Ramsey County juror showed up for court, but ended up leaving without her wedding band and a watch worth almost $5,000. And police say the person who took her jewelry was the defendant. Travette Campbell has a lengthy criminal history, including at least five prior felony convictions.

06/04/2015

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Archdiocese Under Investigation In Pedophile Priest Case

The Ramsey County Attorney’s Office has launched a new criminal investigation into how top officials at the Twin Cities Archdiocese handled the case of a convicted pedophile priest.

05/21/2015

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Former St. Paul Schools Custodian Gets 10 Years For Child Sex Abuse

A former St. Paul Public Schools custodian was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison for sexually abusing several young children, including members of his family. Walter Johann Happel, 63, struck a plea deal in March after pleading guilty to one count of surreptitious invasion of privacy, after he spied on an 11-year-old boy in Linwood Monroe Arts Plus School student bathroom.

05/07/2015

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St. Paul Arson Team Recognized For ‘Superior Service’

It’s National Arson Awareness Week, and in recognition of it the city of St. Paul is honoring its team of investigators for leadership, teamwork and hard work.

05/06/2015

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Minn. Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Sex Offender

The Minnesota Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a convicted St. Paul sex offender who argued that a jury, and not a judge, must decide his risk-level status. The decision could affect the statuses of several Level-III sex offenders in the state.

04/22/2015

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Husband In Court 18 Years After Toni Bachman’s Disappearance

A Twin Cities man is charged with murder in the unsolved disappearance of his wife nearly 20 years ago.

Toni Bachman vanished in 1997, and investigators have considered her husband, Norman, a suspect from the start.

04/08/2015

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Man Pleads Guilty To Ejaculating Into Co-Worker’s Coffee

A 34-year-old Blaine man has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge accusing him of ejaculating on a co-worker’s desk and in her coffee.

04/02/2015

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Police Say St. Paul Pizzeria Was Front For Marijuana Operation

Police say a St. Paul pizzeria and ice cream parlor turned out to be a front for a marijuana trafficking business. The investigation began last summer after a concerned citizen reported that Papa Dmitri’s Classic Pizza and Ice Cream was rarely open and didn’t seem to do much actual business.

03/28/2015

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‘Gutter Block Goon’ Gang Members Charged In St. Paul Assaults

Seven men were each charged Tuesday for their roles in three gang-related assaults over the span of two days in downtown St. Paul in January. The Ramsey County Attorney’s office says the defendants are all members of the Gutter Block Goon gang, and all are charged with two counts each of third- and fourth-degree riot, both of which are considered crimes committed for the benefit of a gang.

03/24/2015

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Fmr. School Worker Pleads Guilty To Child Sex Abuse

A former St. Paul elementary school custodian pleaded guilty Thursday to charges connected to the sexual abuse of several children – including family members – and the invasion of student privacy. Walter Johann Happel, 63, appeared tired in court Thursday, where he pleading guilty to five charges.

03/19/2015

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Patient’s Nurse Attack Leads To Legislation At Capitol

The Ramsey County Attorney’s office says no charges will be filed against police who struggled with a hospital patient who died after he attacked nurses in November.

03/11/2015

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Five Charged In Multi-State Sex Trafficking Ring

Five Twin Cities residents were charged Tuesday in connection to a multi-state sex trafficking ring, according to the Ramsey County Attorney’s office. Four of the five defendants are from St. Paul: 21-year-old Ishmael Jamaine Williams, 25-year-old Thomas William Evans, 28-year-old Yolanda Katrice Foster and 38-year-old Doris Marie Keller.

03/03/2015

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Newport Woman Pleads Guilty In Husband’s Overdose Death

A Newport woman pleaded guilty Friday to third-degree murder in the methadone-overdose death of her husband in 2013, according to the Ramsey County Attorney’s office. Forty-four-year-old Jennifer Marie Johnson is accused of injecting her husband — 32-year-old Dennis Parmuat — with a fatal dose of her methadone in the early morning of March 30, 2013.

01/23/2015

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Grand Jury Declines To Indict Police In St. Paul Man’s Death

A Ramsey County grand jury has found St. Paul police were justified in using deadly force when they shot and killed a carjacking suspect in a shootout last summer.

01/07/2015

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St. Paul Man, Woman Found Guilty In Sex Trafficking Case

A St. Paul man and woman have been found guilty of engaging in sex trafficking of a 15-year-old girl. According to the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office, Jonathan Edwards, 25, and Kauser Yusuf, 22, were found guilty of one count each of first-degree sex trafficking of a minor.

12/23/2014

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Charges Dropped Against Man Who Allegedly Ejaculated In Co-Worker’s Coffee

Ramsey County courts found that there was not enough evidence to charge a Blaine man accused of ejaculating on his co-worker’s desk and in her coffee with a felony. The Ramsey County Attorney’s Office said there was not enough evidence to provide probable cause that the man’s alleged actions constituted felony criminal sexual conduct.

11/18/2014

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Ramsey County Grand Jury Returns Indictments In St. Paul Homicide

The Ramsey County Grand Jury returned several indictments last Wednesday against two men who allegedly killed a 56-year-old St. Paul man. According to the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office, the Grand Jury returned indictments on Juan Martinez and Desean Thomas.

10/22/2014

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Minnesota Still Investigating 3 Priest Abuse Cases

A Minnesota prosecutor says he won’t file criminal charges in seven cases of alleged sexual misconduct involving eight Catholic priests, but St. Paul police are investigating three other cases. Ramsey County Attorney John Choi says that one of the three still under investigation is likely to lead to prosecution, without giving details.

10/17/2014

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St. Paul Man Charged For Shooting Romantic Rival

A St. Paul man faces attempted murder charges in connection with a drive-by shooting on Monday afternoon in West St. Paul, according to the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office. Jorge Roman Vasquez, 35, was charged Thursday with first-and second-degree attempted murder, second-degree assault and a charge for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

08/21/2014

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Father, Son Charged In Connection With Roseville Pawn Shop Shooting

A father and son have been charged in connection with the robbery of a pawn shop in Roseville, Minn. early last week. According to the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office, 51-year-old Marvin Spencer and 25-year-old Marvin Lee Clinton Spencer Jr. have been charged with aggravated robbery and attempted intentional second degree murder.

07/28/2014

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Charges Dropped Against Man Who Allegedly Threatened Daughter With AK-47

The Ramsey County Attorney’s Office said Monday it has dropped the charges against a man accused of threatening his daughter with an assault rifle over her grades in school. Kirill Bartashevich, 51, was charged Jan. 25, 2013, with terroristic threats in connection with the incident that happened about two weeks prior.

06/23/2014

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Evidence Released In Army Recruiter Hit-And-Run Case

The Ramsey County Attorney’s Office released evidence in a hit-and-run accident that severely injured an army recruiter. Last fall, Staff Sgt. Travis Torgerson was hit by a jeep and dragged nearly a mile. The driver, Enrico Taylor, pleaded guilty to the charges and will spend nearly 16 years behind bars.

06/13/2014

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