West St Paul
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.
An 85-year old West St. Paul man is accused of threatening to shoot his neighbors over an ongoing dispute about a parking space, according to charges filed Wednesday in Dakota County Court. James Clayton Mattaini was charged with one felony count of making terroristic threats in connection with the incident, which happened Saturday in West St. Paul.
A 50-year-old Minneapolis man is accused of using a tow truck to steal vehicles across the Twin Cities over the course of four months and scrap the cars for money, according to charges filed Wednesday in Dakota County Court.
Two men are accused of using a tow truck to steal vehicles from a parking lot, and were caught when they unknowingly lifted a “bait car.” According to charges filed in Dakota County, 50-year-old James Chester Jennings and another person identified only by his initials stole a Ford pickup truck from a Walmart in West St. Paul in early April.
A St. Paul teen was sentenced Wednesday to more than 23 years in prison for the shooting death of a West St. Paul man in January of 2013, according to the Dakota County Attorney’s office. Donovan Michael Diego, 19, was convicted of second-degree intentional murder in connection with the death of 31-year-old David-Reyes-Galvan on January 11, 2013. Diego, who was 16 at the time of the crime, were indicted by a Dakota County grand jury last October alongside Cristino Andres Rosario and Malik Jamal Alize Farmer.
A 27-year-old West St. Paul, Minn. man faces two felony counts stemming from a road rage incident earlier this month. According to the complaint, Joshua Thomas Tipcke is accused of pointing a gun at the driver of another vehicle the evening of April 1.
A Minnesota father faces criminal charges because prosecutors say he should have known his son was throwing an underage drinking party.
A 23-year-old man is accused of abusing a 2-year-old child with scorching hot water in a bath tub after a toilet training accident last week in West St. Paul, according to charges filed Monday in Dakota County Court. Hardel Harrison Sherrell was charged two counts of malicious punishment of a child in connection with the Jan. 24 incident.
A 22-year-old man is charged with more than 20 counts of both criminal vehicular homicide and criminal vehicular operation in a rollover crash that killed one person last November.
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.
The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension says a suspect matching the description of the man who held up a Target Pharmacy Thursday has struck again.
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.
It could be considered a sign of the digital times we’re in as a popular video rental franchise announced its shutting down. Blockbuster Video has announced its closing all of its rental stores and its latest DVD-by-mail service.
Another victim came forward on Tuesday, alleging she was sexually abused by a Twin Cities Catholic clergy member. St. Paul attorneys Jeff Anderson and Mike Finnegan announced a new lawsuit, claiming that the Rev. Robert Thurner sexually abused the woman, identified as Jane Doe 23, when she was a child in the 1984-85 school year.