Hennepin Co. Sheriff: Violent Crime Increase Part Of National TrendStatistics released Friday show violent crime is increasing in Minnesota's most populous county. The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office says there was an 8-percent increase in violent crime between 2014 and 2015.
Minneapolis Man Charged In Brutal Sex Assault Of Unconscious WomanA 39-year-old Minneapolis man is in custody after allegedly committing a brutal sexual assault of an unconscious woman. Justin Lee Ironhawk, 39, was charged Friday with first-degree sexual assault for an incident that happened between Jan. 16 and Jan.17, according to the Hennepin County Attorney's Office.
Mpls. Man Facing Charges In Rape Of 10-Year-Old Girl In NYCThe NYPD says a 24-year-old Minnesota man has been arrested in connection with the rape of a 10-year-old girl in Brooklyn. Police say Edwin Caizaguano, of Minneapolis, faces multiple charges including rape, predatory sexual assault against a child and sexual misconduct.
DOJ Now Has Criminal Jurisdiction On Mille Lacs ReservationThe United States Federal Government will now assume criminal jurisdiction over the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe's reservation in central Minnesota, according to the Department of Justice. The Mille Lacs Reservation becomes only the second in the U.S. to have had their request for concurrent jurisdiction granted by the DOJ -- the first being the White Earth Reservation in northeastern Minnesota.
'Making A Murderer' Subject Gets New AttorneyA Wisconsin man who has been getting a lot of attention lately has hired a new lawyer. Steven Avery, the focus of the wildly-popular Netflix documentary series "Making A Murderer," will now be represented by Kathleen T. Zellner and Associates.
DNA Exonerates Man In Rape Case, Lands Other Sex Offender In JailCharles Stevenson, of Minnetonka, has been in jail since November. At the time, the 15-year-old victim identified him as her attacker after police showed her photos of known sex offenders.
4 Things To Know: Crime In Mpls., Terrorism On NYE, Bill Cosby & MoreFrom violent crime being on the rise but arrests being low in Minneapolis to the threat of terrorism at New Year's Eve celebrations across the world, here are the top four stories to know for Jan. 1, 2016.
Ex-'U' Student Charged In 2 Sex AssaultsA former student at the University of Minnesota has been charged with raping two women he met at college parties. Daniel York Drill-Mellum, 22, was arrested on Christmas Eve and now faces five felony counts of criminal sexual conduct in connection with the alleged 2014 incidents.
Charges: Convicted Rapist Accused Of Sex Assault In MinneapolisA previously convicted rapist is accused of sexually assaulting a woman in south Minneapolis early Sunday morning, according to charged filed by the Hennepin County Attorney's Office.
St. Paul Man Charged With Kidnapping, Sexually Assaulting Teen For DaysThe Ramsey County Attorney's Office has charged a St. Paul man with kidnapping and criminal sexual conduct after he allegedly locked up a young man in his basement and sexually assaulted him for days. Court documents say 55-year-old Wilbert Glover came up behind a 19-year-old man on a north Minneapolis street Friday and strangled him until he passed out.
3 Charged In Rape Of Woman, 14-Year-Old DaughterA woman and child were raped and beaten after masked gunmen invaded their Minneapolis home. Police say Reggie Bishop, Roynell Taylor and Deondre Bishop broke into a North Minneapolis home on Bryant Avenue North late at night on July 19.
Man Accused Of Raping Girl In Cargo Van To Appear In CourtA Sioux Falls man accused of raping a 14-year-old girl in a cargo van is expected to appear in court this week. The 41-year-old Frederick McAbee, of Sioux Falls, faces several charges including attempted first-degree murder and rape.