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3 Teens Charged In Minneapolis-Edina Robbery Spree

Three teenagers are charged in a string of robberies that resulted in one man being hospitalized for stab wounds to the neck. Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced the charges Tuesday morning.

04/15/2014

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Authorities Launch Cell Phone Protection Campaign

Cell phone thefts are up in the Twin Cities, and across the country, according to authorities. To help combat the recent spike, AT&T and the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office joined forces to announce the “Protect My Cell Phone” public awareness campaign.

02/25/2014

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Klobuchar Proposes Kill Switch In Cell Phones At The ‘U’

Sen. Amy Klobuchar chose to hold her news conference call Tuesday on phone companies, saying they should put a kill switch in all cell phones at the University of Minnesota.

01/21/2014

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2 Minn. Men Convicted In Pharmacy, ATM Thefts

Two Minnesota men have been convicted of charges related to burglaries of pharmacies and automated teller machines beginning in 2009, according to FBI’s Minneapolis Field Office.

12/23/2013

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Man Sentenced In Wedding Gift Thefts

One of the men accused of stealing money, checks and gift cards from wedding receptions in the north metro has been sentenced.

12/12/2013

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Edina Police Warn Residents After Spike In Thefts From Vehicles

Edina Police are warning residents to lock their vehicles and remove valuables after a summer spike in thefts.

08/01/2013

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The Pros & Cons Of Cell Phone Insurance

One way cell phones have definitely changed our lives is the way we walk. We have phones out and eyes down, which can cause all kinds of problems says Minneapolis Police Inspector Bryan D. Schafer. “When you have that phone out in the open, you become a target,” Schafer said.

06/24/2013

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Charges: Thief Gets Stuck Inside Van, Falls Asleep

A 33-year-old man has been charged after allegedly breaking into the back of a van and falling asleep when he got stuck inside.

04/10/2013

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2 Arrested After Worker Interrupts Burglary

Two people were arrested late Saturday night in St. Cloud, Minn. after a worker found them inside a business, allegedly attempting to steal thousands of dollars worth of copper wire.

03/31/2013

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Tax Season Warning: Mail Box Thefts On The Rise

With tax season here, police across the state say this is a busy time for thieves stealing from mailboxes. In Owatonna, 15 people have reported their mail stolen since late last year.

03/13/2013

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Bloomington Police Investigating Brass Fitting Thefts

Police in Bloomington are investigating after a series of thefts involving brass fittings that’s been happening throughout the metro and has occurred recently in city parking ramps and businesses.

02/11/2013

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Police: 21 Vehicle Thefts In NE Mpls Since New Year’s

Minneapolis Police are warning northeast Minneapolis residents after 21 vehicles were stolen since Jan. 1, 2012.

01/17/2013

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Rash Of Catalytic Converter Thefts In NE Mpls

Police are alerting northeast Minneapolis residents after a rash of catalytic converter thefts.

01/10/2013

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Beltrami Police Seeking Second Diesel Fuel Thief

Beltrami authorities are asking for help finding the second suspect in the theft of large quantities of diesel fuel around Bemidji.

09/25/2012

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Mpls. Police: Hot Summer For Bike Thefts

Minneapolis Police consider bikes one of the most popular things to steal, but this summer they’ve been especially hot.

08/16/2012

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Thefts Increasing In Twin Cities’ Community Gardens

Growing your own fruits and veggies takes a lot of time and hard work. But some gardeners in the Twin Cities are going out to pick their veggies only to find someone else beat them to it.

08/01/2012

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Police: Thief Used Boat To Steal Gas From Boats

Authorities in Stearns County are seeking the public’s help to solve a series of boat and pontoon thefts.

05/23/2012

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Increasing Crime: Car Thieves Hot For Hondas

Right now the city of St. Paul is seeing a rise in car thefts and they’re not alone. Just like other major cities, Hondas made in the 90s are the biggest target.

05/07/2012

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More Than $15K In Copper Stolen From St. Cloud Business

St. Cloud Police are asking for the public’s help after they say $15,000 to $20,000 worth of copper was stolen from a business.

04/16/2012

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Bicycle Thefts Reported In Minneapolis

As spring arrives early to the Twin Cities, Minneapolis Police are reporting an uptick in bicycle thefts in the city’s 3rd Precinct.

03/15/2012

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Police Search For Man Wanted In HVAC Thefts

The Minneapolis Police Department is searching for a man suspected in several copper tubing thefts from rooftop HVAC units.

02/07/2012

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Police Warn Of Cell Phone Thefts In Minneapolis

It’s a crime wave happening around the country and it’s hitting the Twin Cities hard.

01/31/2012

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Man Linked To Thefts In ND, MN And MT

Authorities say they have linked a North Dakota man arrested in a large theft of tools to nine other crimes in Montana, North Dakota and Minnesota.

01/24/2012

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Mpls. Police Talk About Preventing Property Crime

Crime specialists with the Minneapolis Police Department are showing citizens how they can take steps to protect themselves from becoming victims of burglary or auto theft.

12/09/2011

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Mpls. Police: Protect Yourself From Snowblower Thefts

It’s the season for holiday shopping and — apparently for some — snowblower stealing. It’s a crime Minneapolis police say they see all too much of this time of year.

12/08/2011

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