Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Seven counts filed Tuesday against a Coon Rapids man do not include allegations at the Coon Rapids YMCA just north of Fridley that an earlier sheriff's statement mentioned. But further charges are possible, said an Anoka County Attorney spokesperson.
A Coon Rapids man who police arrested March 2, 2013, on suspicion of using a wristwatch camera to take digital images of boys undressing at YMCAs in Coon Rapids and Andover now faces seven counts relating to child pornography and stalking. Anoka County prosecutors filed a criminal complaint against Robert Dennis Minor, 53, on Tuesday. The complaint alleges that Minor's videos caught not only the images of nude and partially nude boys but also his own image, reflected in locker room mirrors. Andover and Coon Rapids YMCAs? The charges are based on activities they allege to have happened at the Andover YMCA and on child pornography that police say they found on computers at Minor's home in Coon Rapids. The Emma B. Howe YMCA just north of …
Friday, February 22, 2013
She was an 18-year-old from St. Paul, the Anoka County Sheriff's Office believes.
The Anoka County Sheriff's Office said in a news release Friday investigators are working on the case of a body found Thursday in a car at an impound lot in the 3800 block of Central Ave. NE in Columbia Heights. The vehicle had been towed Feb. 13 from an apartment complex parking lot in Brooklyn Park, the statement said. See a WCCO-TV video report about the body found in a towed car in Columbia Heights. Here is the full text of the ACSO press release: On 2-21-13, the body of what is believed to be an adult female was found in a vehicle that had been towed to an impound lot in the 3800 block of Central Ave NE in the City of Columbia Heights. The vehicle had been towed to that location from an apartment complex in the City of Brooklyn Park…
Monday, January 7, 2013
Strong-arm heist happened Dec. 30 at Kay Jewelry in Coon Rapids, sheriff's office says, but new photos show same suspect at different store.
The young man who robbed a $15,000 diamond ring Dec. 30, 2012, from a Coon Rapids jewelry store showed his face at another Anoka County jewelers', according to the Anoka County Sheriff's Office, and they want you to see the pictures. Nine new photos show what the sheriff's office says may be the same suspect a day earlier at a different store in Anoka. Earlier, the sheriff's office released first still photos and then a video clip that a surveillance camera caught during the alleged robbery. If you have any information about the suspect, call the Coon Rapids Police Department or the Anoka County Sheriff's Office at 763-427-1212.
Friday, December 28, 2012
Half police car, half taxi cab, it has a message for New Year's Eve drinkers: 'Choose Your Ride'
FRIDLEY, MN -- Dr. Doolittle would be proud. Local law enforcement agencies will roll out a new police vehicle Monday in Fridley dubbed a "Taxi Squad." Its front half is a squad car. Its back half is a taxi. It's set to cruise nightclubs, bars and restaurants in Anoka County starting New Year's Eve—not to give rides or make arrests but to deliver a message: "Choose Your Ride." Look for more about the Taxi Squad at Fridley Patch on Monday afternoon.
Victim not fully conscious nearly three weeks later and the public hasn't offered any tips.
A man found badly hurt along Hwy. 65 in Fridley in the early hours of Dec. 8 remains a mystery to authorities. Nearly three weeks since being taken to the hospital, he still has not gained full consciousness, according to Cmdr. Paul Sommer of the Anoka County Sheriff's Office. Law enforcement agencies have asked the public for information about the man, as well as another man and vehicle they say could be connected to the case. So far they've come up empty, Sommer said by email Friday afternoon: There is no new information about this case. The victim has yet to fully regain consciousness and there have been no tips from the public. Related:
Thursday, March 15, 2012
The Fridley native has 89 old cameras.
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Thursday, March 15, 2012
Cmdr. Paul Sommer appears frequently in posts at Fridley Patch as the spokesperson for the Anoka County Sheriff's Department. He is also a native of Fridley and a collector of old cameras . A Star Tribune feature detailed his camera-collecting side: "I just like them," said Sommer, who has 89 antique cameras at his home, in Ramsey. "I like how different each one looks. And I like finding them when I least expect them." ... As a child, Sommer was given a camera that his father got while overseas during World War II, possibly in the Philippines. Something intrigued him far beyond the photographs the camera produced. ... Paul Sommer represents the sheriff's office when dealing with the media. James Stuart is Anoka County's sheriff, but when …