Washington County Sheriff’s office
The victim and suspect in a fatal stabbing that occurred at a Newport business Thursday have been identified. According to the Washington County Sheriff’s office, 58-year-old Gregorio Maso Ramirez allegedly stabbed 44-year-old Uriel Navarro Ortiz at their workplace. Police were called to Bailey Nurseries at 1325 Bailey Road at 3:40 p.m. Thursday on a report of a medical emergency. Upon arrival, officers found Ortiz on the lunchroom floor in a pool of blood.
One person is dead after an apparent stabbing at a Newport on Thursday afternoon, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s office. Authorities responded to a report of a stabbing victim in need of medical assistance at Bailey’s Nursery at 3:39 p.m. The victim eventually died, and a suspect is in custody. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating.
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is investigating what appears to be the shooting death of two horses. Deputies found their remains on a Scandia farm, and the man deputies arrested for the crime has been in the news before.
A man who pleaded guilty to an incident that involved holding 11 people hostage and sexually assaulting four teenage girls at gunpoint in a Washington County motel room has been sentenced to 36 years in prison.
Authorities said a bull had to be put down Wednesday morning after getting loose in east Twin Cities metro. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office said the bull somehow got loose during a transport and the area of Manning and Hudson Avenues near Afton late Tuesday night.
A 9-year-old boy on a bicycle was seriously hurt Wednesday night after crashing into a parked motorcycle east of the Twin Cities, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Authorities said the crash happened at about 5:41 p.m. Wednesday on Highway 5 at 31st Street North in Lake Elmo.
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.
Authorities in Washington County said they are asking for the public’s help to find a 76-year-old missing man after a search earlier this week was unsuccessful. Radivoje “Ray” Novakovic was last seen at about 7 p.m. Sunday near the Fable Hills bridge in Hugo.
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help after four men forced their way into a West Lakeland Township home Monday.
Authorities said a portion of eastbound Highway 36 near Oak Park Heights in the east Twin Cities metro had to be closed Tuesday morning after suspicious devices were found in a strip mall. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office said it received a report of a threat just after 5:30 a.m. on the south side of Highway 36 in the area of a strip mall in Oak Park Heights.
The Minnesota State Patrol said one person is in custody and a bus was evacuated on Interstate 94 near Woodbury after a passenger made comments about bombs. Authorities said a Greyhound bus headed for Chicago, Ill., was stopped on eastbound I-94 near Radio Drive Thursday afternoon after it was reported that a passenger made comments and references about bombs to other passengers and the bus driver.
Police in the southeast Twin Cities metro are looking for two suspects after a man was threatened with a knife Thursday morning in a robbery. Authorities said the incident happened at about 3:12 a.m. on the 2200 block of Larry Lane in the city of Newport, which is between South St. Paul and Inver Grove Heights.
A Lino Lakes police officer died after collapsing at a bar and grill in Hugo, Minn. early Sunday morning.
Authorities said the body found in the St. Croix River on Tuesday was that of a man who was last seen in Hudson, Wis., back on April 1. The Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s office identified the body as 54-year-old Donald Duane Marklowitz.
A 16-year-old boy from western Wisconsin was killed Thursday after his car lost control on Interstate 94 near Stillwater and hit a semi-truck head on, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.