Local Police Training For Encounters With People With Mental IllnessIt is estimated that about 10 percent of police calls involve a person with a mental illness. Some law enforcement agencies are now adding more training on how to deal with those calls, especially after some recent cases involving officers and people in emotional distress.
Police: 2 Charged With Package Theft; 1 At LargeA high-quality home surveillance system led to the indictment of two North St. Paul residents, accused of stealing packages from a Roseville home in broad daylight. The Roseville City Attorney's Office says 34-year-old Jennifer Hampton and 39-year-old Chad Bambach were charged Wednesday with one count each of gross misdemeanor theft.
Cops: S.D. Prison Escapee Arrested In Prior Lake After Robbing 3 BanksOfficials in the south metro say a career criminal has been arrested after escaping a South Dakota prison and robbing three banks in the Twin Cities metro area.
Suspects In Roseville Armed Robbery Sought By PoliceRoseville police are searching for two men who robbed at gunpoint a Best Buy mobile store in the HarMar Mall.
Day Care Worker In Critical Condition After Roseville Park AssaultThe Roseville Police Department is seeking the public's help in finding the person or people responsible for the violent assault of a 28-year-old Roseville man. Ismail Jama was found in a drainage pond ditch at Autumn Grove Park in Roseville on Christmas Eve.
Body Of Missing St. Anthony Man Found In RosevilleA missing St. Anthony man was found dead inside of a vehicle late Thursday morning. According to St. Anthony Police, the body of 56-year-old Todd Hoffstrom was found on the 2700 block of Fairview Avenue North in Roseville.
Roseville High School Put On Lockdown After Bank RobberyRoseville Area High School was put on lockdown Thursday morning after a suspect fled towards the school following a bank robbery. Roseville Police say the TCF Bank located inside of Cub Foods near Har Mar Mall was robbed just after 9 a.m. The suspect was last seen fleeing northeast from Har Mar Mall towards the school, which is one mile away.
Police: Man Claiming To Be Cop Making Harassing Calls 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.
Roseville Police: 14-Year-Old Arrested After Stealing School BusRoseville Police say they are holding a 14-year-old boy in custody after he stole a school bus Monday morning. St. Paul Police Lieutenant Lorne Rosand says a Centerline bus driver left her bus at a Holiday gas station located on 1608 Rice St. and went in and got a cup of coffee.
Suspect Arrested Minutes After Bank Robbery In RosevilleA Crystal man is in custody Wednesday morning after police said he admitted to robbing a bank. Video from a police squad’s dash came shows them pulling up to a car with the man standing there, then he throws his arms up in the air. An officer walks toward him, gun drawn to make the arrest.
Extramarital Affair May Have Led To Roseville Murder-SuicideRoseville Police have identified the two men involved in a murder-suicide that happened Thursday afternoon. Police say 44-year-old Cheng Vang from Roseville shot and killed his wife's co-worker - 33-year old Joseph Yang from Brooklyn Park - before turning the gun on himself. The incident happened at 4:15 p.m. in the parking lot of CPI Card Group in the 1900 block of West County Road B2, where Cheng's wife, Yong Vang, worked with Yang.
Man Charged With Roseville Parking Lot Sex AssaultA 38-year-old Oakdale man has been charged with sexual assault after he turned himself into Roseville Police late last week. Kevin Johnson turned himself in last week after a Washington County Sheriff's chaplain recognized the suspect as being one his of church parishioners.