Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office
Eric Zajkowski’s social studies class had a unique assignment on Thursday. The students spent their day outside on a cold parking lot in Arden Hills, which more closely resembled a Hollywood movie set. Sophomores, juniors and seniors in Zajkowski’s class at Hmong College Prep Academy in St. Paul are making public service announcement videos, and a powerful statement that can save lives.
A female pedestrian was hit and killed by a car while crossing Highway 120 in Maplewood Tuesday night, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Maplewood Police and the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office responded to the incident at about 5:45 p.m. Tuesday near the area of Highway 120 and 10th Street N.
A suspicious death investigation in Shoreview has changed to a homicide investigation, according to the Ramsey County Sheriff’s office. Authorities say a man was found slumped over outside of a building, dead of an apparent gunshot wound on early Thursday morning. The man, described as African American in his late 20s or early 30s, was found in the 5700 block of Hamline Avenue North, and was without identification.
A search for drugs inside a New Brighton home Tuesday afternoon ended with a task force member shooting a suspect multiple times.
Officials have named the man killed Tuesday afternoon in an accident in Shoreview.
Residents in Arden Hills may see some extra police activity this weekend as public safety agencies from around Ramsey County participate in large-scale exercises to test their response to major incidents.
Authorities said a police standoff with a potentially suicidal man in White Bear Lake Monday night ended with the man suffering a non-life threatening self-inflicted gunshot wound. White Bear Lake Police responded to a home on the 3500 block of Glen Oaks Avenue at about 7:02 p.m. Monday on a report of a despondent 40-year-old male family member who was inside the home and not welcome.
A pilot was killed Wednesday when the helicopter he was flying to spray for mosquitoes crashed into the backyard of a Maplewood home.
Authorities said Thursday they have seized hundreds of pounds of cyanide, steroids, opiates and other mislabeled or unlabeled drugs from more than 15 vendors at a Hmong market in St. Paul.
Authorities are investigating after a suspicious substance was found Thursday afternoon in an envelope at a Wells Fargo building in Shoreview. One person was exposed to the substance and is being evaluated.
Not that there’s really such a thing as good methamphetamine, but there’s a warning about some extra bad stuff making its way around the Twin Cities.
A dozen people have been taken to the hospital in the past 24 hours from overdosing on a particularly bad batch of meth. Deputies think the meth is coming from the east metro, and they are concerned.
Three children who broke through the ice on a drainage pond Saturday morning in Little Canada are believed to not have life-threatening-injuries, according to authorities.
Authorities are investigating after a pedestrian was hit by a car and killed Monday night near Vadnais Lake in the north metro.
The Minnesota State Patrol identified the victim as 29-year-old Jacob Rhode of Big Lake. Authorities say a 3-year-old boy was also hurt in the crash, but is in stable condition at a hospital and has non-life threatening injuries.