West St. Paul Police
A Northfield man faces sexual assault, coercion and prostitution charges after being accused of posing as law enforcement and forcing a prostitute to have sex. The Dakota County Attorney’s Office says 26-year-old Alex Michael Hollinger is accused of connecting with a woman via backpage.com to have sex for money, but then claimed to be associated with law enforcement and threaten her to have sex with them for free or face jail.
A black bear, possibly the same one seen recently in several south-metro communities, was shot and killed early Saturday morning in West St. Paul. Police say they received reports of a black bear wandering near Bernard Street West and Charlton Street. The bear was described as weighing between 120 – 150 pounds and had an injured hind leg.
A Minnesota father faces criminal charges because prosecutors say he should have known his son was throwing an underage drinking party.
Authorities said a man suspected in the robberies of West St. Paul pharmacies was arrested Tuesday after attempting to rob another pharmacy in the area. Police were called to the Walgreen’s on the 1100 block of South Robert Street at about 3:22 p.m. Tuesday on a report of a robbery in progress.
A crowded Twin Cities Target store was held up Thursday night and the robber is still missing. As customers waited to pick up their prescriptions at the SuperTarget at 1750 South Robert Street in West St. Paul, a gunman came to the front of the line and demanded drugs.
Authorities said at least one person is dead after a rollover crash in West St. Paul early Thursday morning. Police were called to the 300 block of Bernard Street in West St. Paul at about 2:27 a.m. on a report of a crash in front of a house.
Family members say the adult tricycle that was stolen from a man with autism has been found. The tricycle, made by Worksman, was stolen Saturday night from a bus stop on Robert Street Saturday night.
Police in West St. Paul are asking for the public’s help in finding an adult tricycle that belongs to a man with autism. The trike’s owner, Elliott Albright, doesn’t drive and relies on his trike to get him from his West St. Paul apartment to the nearest bus stop. Albright told WCCO why it’s so important for him to get it back. “I’m walking a lot more and it’s hard because I have limited mobility,” Albright said. “One of my legs, I do limp, so it harder for me, a lot harder to get around without that.”