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Multi-City Pursuit and Warning About Man Wearing Clown Suit: West Metro Police, Fire and Court Report

This week's compilation includes a continuing search for Mandy Matula, officers shot in Minneapolis, thousands of speeding tickets and burglary suspect calls victim.

Editor’s Note: Every week we bring you a sampling of stories from Patch sites in the west metro: Eden Prairie, Edina, Fridley, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Lake Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Richfield, Shakopee, Southwest Minneapolis, St. Louis Park and St. Michael.

Maple Grove Burglary Suspects in Custody After Multi-City Pursuit

Police are crediting a concerned neighbor for calling 911 as the burglary reportedly occurred Wednesday.

A large-scale public search for Matula began Saturday morning in Victoria and Waconia. "I just can't imagine the pain the family's going through, and I want to help," she said Laura Powers of Savage. 

SLP Woman Warns Police of Clown-Suit-Wearing Man

The woman told officers she felt as though the 55-year-old man was grooming children for victimization.

UPDATE: Police Release Names of Officers Shot

Two officers were wounded, and the suspect and a motorcyclist were killed.

Edina Ranks First in Speeding Tickets Per Capita

Officers wrote 8,700 tickets in 2011, according to a WCCO-TV report.

Burglary Suspect Calls Victim from New Prague Lockup

Patrick Montogue Schneider, 31, allegedly burgled a home in Shakopee when the residents were gone, then tried to force his way in after they returned.

Mother’s Day Grass Fire Remains Under Investigation in St. Michael

There were no injuries in the incident.

Women Charged With Filling Their Purses at Macy's

Three women allegedly exited a fitting room with noticeably bigger purses and nothing in their hands.

The Orono Police Department issued 28 citations between April 28 and May 5—including six for speeding, eight for both no insurance and assorted moving violations and two for underage consumption of alcohol.

Shakopee Police Blotter: Bar Fight at Arizona's; Two Women Arrested for Domestic Assault

Selection of Shakopee Police calls May 8 to May 14.

The Richfield Public Safety Department releases its most recent crime report.

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