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Dorothy’s Ruby Red Slippers: Still Missing After 10 Years

The annual Wizard of Oz Festival is this weekend in Grand Rapids and for the last 10 years, something has been missing from the Judy Garland Museum — her ruby red slippers!

06/12/2015

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14-Year-Old Charged After Stealing School Bus

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.

02/11/2014

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MPD Refutes Smartphones Were Stolen From Target Workers

Minneapolis Police have refuted reports that smartphones had been taken from at least six IT professionals over the past two days. Earlier on Thursday, it was reported that a source told CBS News that smartphones had been stolen from workers at the downtown headquarters in Minneapolis.

01/23/2014

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Minn. Crime Study Ends After Theft Of Victim Data

A University of Minnesota law professor has apologized to violent crime victims and witnesses after a computer with sensitive information of nearly 300 people was stolen from his office. Criminologist Barry Feld was collecting data for a study on interrogation techniques when the laptop, a scanner and external hard drive were taken.

01/17/2014

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Mpls. Police: Think Twice Before Warming Up Unattended Cars

When it’s cold outside, you can find cars and minivans warming up without the driver inside of them. And police say thieves are out looking them. Minneapolis Police tell WCCO they’ve seen a spike in car thefts in southeast Minneapolis’ Third Precinct. Officers say 17 cars were stolen between Dec. 10 and Dec. 18 in that part of the city.

12/23/2013

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Man Accused Of Taking Army IDs To Stay In Custody

A Minnesota National Guardsman, accused of stealing hundreds of soldiers’ identities, had a target list that included billionaire Warren Buffet. Keith Novak made his first appearance in federal court Monday on a fraud charge related to the identity theft. Novak is charged with one count of fraud in connection with the theft of personal identification information for more than 400 active-duty U.S. soldiers. The FBI revealed that much of the evidence against Novak comes from their taped conversations with him.

12/16/2013

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Service Dog Stolen Outside St. Paul Gas Station

St. Paul Police are looking for a suspect accused of stealing a service dog outside a local gas station. According to authorities, the dog was stolen around 7:10 p.m. Sunday outside the Super America at 399 N. Lexington.

12/02/2013

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Police: 3 Masked Men Robbed A Fridley Bank On Halloween

There’s nothing strange about seeing someone in a mask on Halloween, unless you’re a bank teller and one of the masked men has a gun. The FBI said three men in masks robbed the TCF Bank in Fridley on Friday night.

11/02/2013

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Charges: Duo Steals Nearly $40K Worth Of High-End Eyeglass Frames

Police said two people were caught with nearly $40,000 worth of stolen high-end eyeglass frames earlier this month, after allegedly stealing from multiple Twin Cities businesses. Beverly Sanchez Jara, 38, with an unknown address, and 27-year-old Hector Astudillo, of an unknown address, were each charged with one count of theft (more than $5,000), and one count of aiding and abetting receiving stolen property (more than $5,000).

10/22/2013

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Father of Stowaway Boy: ‘He’s Misunderstood, But Very Intelligent’

The father of the 9-year-old boy who stowed away on a flight to Las Vegas is now speaking out, as his son is reportedly on his way back to Minnesota. The father did not want his name or face revealed, because his son is a minor, and according to a CNN source, the boy was being returned “because the jurisdiction where the boy is from is where issues will be addressed.”

10/08/2013

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Man Sentenced To 27 Months For Swindling $670,000 From Church

A Cottage Grove man was sentenced to more than two years in prison for his role in stealing nearly $700,000 from his church. Scott Joseph Domeier, a former employee of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, was sentenced to 27 months for swindling $670,000 between 1995 and 2012.

10/01/2013

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Cops: Bloomington McDonald’s Robbed At Gunpoint

Bloomington police are investigating after an early Saturday morning robbery at a McDonald’s. The incident took place at 3:30 a.m. on Nicollet Avenue as police said a man walked in, showed a gun and forced employees into the kitchen area.

09/21/2013

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Cops Search For Suspect Who Robbed Monticello Burger King At Gunpoint

Police are looking for the suspect who robbed a Monticello Burger King at gunpoint early Thursday morning. The Wright County Sheriff’s Office said an employee was leaving a the parking lot of the Burger King at 945 Ash Street in Clearwater at 12:43 a.m. when a man tapped on the car window with a black handgun. The employee fled the scene, leaving the suspect, who was dressed in all black.

09/20/2013

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DQ Worker Gives Blind Customer $20 After Theft

His name is Joey Prusak — a name people all over the country are reading about this morning. The 19-year-old Hopkins Dairy Queen employee is stealing hearts all over the country after an act of kindness he thought no one even saw.

09/19/2013

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Hopkins Dairy Queen Manager’s Act Of Kindness Goes Viral

Joey Prusak of Hopkins is still shocked after witnessing someone steal cash from a blind man in the Dairy Queen store he manages. Prusak said while working the register on Sept. 10 he saw the blind man he was helping drop a $20 dollar bill. “The lady behind him picked it up really quickly,” Prusak said. “I had no time to say, ‘Sir, you dropped that.'”

09/18/2013

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An App That Thwarts Potential Smartphone Thieves

University of Minnesota senior Alexis Haeg-Vang was studying for class on campus when she noticed something was missing. “I got up to leave, on my way to my appointment I realized my phone was gone,” she said. Alexis immediately tried to locate the phone that she bought for $700. She did so with a GPS tracker app from her computer. The battery had already been taken out from the phone.

09/17/2013

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Police: Help ID These Armed Robbery Suspects

Minneapolis police and Crime Stoppers are asking for the public’s help in solving a June armed robbery, offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information. Authorities said at 10 p.m. on June 23, 2013, an adult female was robbed at gunpoint on the 4200 block of Linden Hills Boulevard. Just 20 minutes afterward, a white female went to the Super America at East Lake Street and purchased $300 worth of gift cards with the victim’s credit card.

09/13/2013

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Hudson Police Search For Lone Female Bank Robbery Suspect

Police are asking for the public’s help as they search for the lone female suspect who robbed a Hudson bank on Thursday. Hudson police said the woman entered the First State Bank and Trust at 10:47 a.m. Thursday, handed a note to one of the tellers that demanded money. The note said that she had a weapon, but no weapon was displayed.

09/06/2013

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Lutheran Church Employee Pleads Guilty To Stealing $300,000

A 51-year-old Brooklyn Park woman pleaded guilty Thursday to embezzling more than $300,000 from a church, according to Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman. Raenay Hendrickson pleaded guilty to five counts of theft by swindle over $5,000 for defrauding the Minneapolis Area Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America.

09/05/2013

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Police Investigating 4 Recent Group Muggings In Downtown Mpls.

Police say a group of three to five black males have been targeting those walking alone – day or night – in downtown Minneapolis, and robbing them of their wallets, purses and or cell phones. Minneapolis police said four muggings have taken place between Aug. 12 and Aug. 19. The suspects are in their late teens, or early 20s. They target lone individuals and some victims have been pushed or punched.

08/23/2013

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She Fed, Clothed The Homeless & Ended Up Getting Robbed

Nicki Coombs is committed to helping the poor as she regularly makes sandwiches for those outside the Dorothy Day Center. Coombs was downtown St. Paul on Wednesday, along with her 4-year-old son, and stopped to help a homeless couple.

08/23/2013

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Police: 50 Brass Vases Stolen From Mahtomedi Cemetery

About 50 brass flower vases were stolen from Mahtomedi grave sites over the weekend and authorities are asking for the public’s help in locating them, and in identifying the suspects involved. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office said the Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Mahtomedi reported that the 50-some 10-inch tall and 4-inch wide vases are each valued at $200. They went missing on Saturday and Sunday.

08/20/2013

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7 Car Break-Ins Overnight In St. Francis

St. Francis police are investigating a rash of car break-ins — done all in one night. Seven cars were broken into on Yucca Street NW and the person responsible destroyed car dashes, getting away with stereos, speakers, GPS units and other expensive electronics.

08/09/2013

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Brooklyn Park, Ham Lake ‘Wedding Crasher’ Theft Suspects ID’d

Three suspects accused of stealing checks, cash and gift cards while crashing a wedding reception have been identified by police.

08/02/2013

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Homeowner Tied Up During Aggressive Break-In Robbery

A homeowner in Washington County said her life was threatened during a brutal home invasion on Monday night. Kaling Wong was alone inside her West Lakeland Township home when two men wearing utility vests rang her doorbell.

07/10/2013

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