From Roseville to Blaine to Minnetonka, two thieves have their eyes on something you wear on yours. Prosecutors say two Californians – 38-year-old Beverly Sanchez Jarawith and 27-year-old Hector Astudillo — made their way to the Midwest to steal eyeglasses from stores all over the cities.
A 43-year-old Bethel woman has been ordered to spend one year in jail for killing two in a car crash she caused while driving drunk.
A 21-year-old Anoka man is accused of possessing more than 18 pounds of methamphetamine at his home valued at up to $1,000,000, according to charges filed in Anoka County Court. Cesar Ruben Fletes-Ortiz was charged with two counts of first-degree possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell in connection with the case.
An Anoka County grand jury indicted a 23-year-old man for the first-degree murder of a St. Paul woman who was found in a Columbia Heights impound lot in February.
Charges came down Thursday on a Fridley man who allegedly broke the finger of a Kay Jewelers employee while robbing the store of a diamond ring worth more than $15,000 late last year.
A district judge sentenced a 20-year-old Brooklyn Park man to five years in prison for assaulting two people with a gun and shooting one at a Spring Lake Park hotel last August, the Anoka County Attorney’s Office said.
A Columbia Heights man was sentenced to 163 months in prison for attempted murder. Antonio Robinson, 39, pleaded guilty to attempted murder in the second-degree from a knife attack on his girlfriend on February 19, 2012.
For decades, police could only use old gumshoe and physical evidence to solve most crimes. Then the laboratory breakthrough of DNA evidence was added to the detective’s arsenals. But it was only in the mid-2000s that police forensics entered the digital age, ushering in a new era as fingerprints turned electronic.
Anoka County Attorney Tony Palumbo sees the growing dangers of synthetic drugs first hand. His office is among the first in the state to prosecute homicide charges relating to these so called bath salts.