Monday, January 23, 2012
Riverview Terr. homeowners found man in bedroom Sunday night, police say.
Update: Read the criminal complaint in this case here. The Fridley Police Department issued a crime alert Monday after the Sunday night arrest of a man who they say broke into a home in the 6400 block of Riverview Terrace NE, north of Ed Wilmes Park. According to the crime alert, homeowners discovered the man in a bedroom around 9 p.m. Sunday. He escaped, taking keys, and locked himself in the homeowners' vehicle, from which police were able to remove him and then arrest him. The crime alert lists safety tips that according to police can help make homes less attractive to thieves.
Friday, December 30, 2011
Columbia Heights search led to arrest in Crystal.
Update (4 p.m.): The man arrested Friday in the Fridley Wal-mart child-groping case will not be charged until Tuesday, according to Cmdr. Paul Sommer of the Anoka County Sheriff's Office. Sommer said officers from his department arrested the Columbia Heights resident without incident at his place of employment in Crystal. According to the county website, he is now in the Anoka County jail. Original post (3:40 p.m.): Police arrested a 29-year-old Columbia Heights man Friday on suspicion of sexual assault against a child at the Fridley Wal-Mart store Monday. According to a statement from the Anoka County Sheriff's Office Friday afternoon: An arrest was made today ... in the sexual assault that took place at the Fridley Wal-Mart on 12-26-11. …
Friday, October 14, 2011
Replica BB gun found on southbound Route 10 Metro Transit bus.
Updated below. Fridley police arrested an 18-year-old St. Paul man on suspicion of second-degree assault Thursday night after a report that a male passenger had pointed a gun at a Metro Transit bus driver. The bus was on Hwy. 64 at Old Central Avenue, just north of I-694. Fridley officers turned the suspect over to Metro Transit police, according to Fridley Police Lt. Mike Monsrud. A replica BB gun was found on the bus, Monsrud said in an email Friday morning. Fridley police got the call at 9:51 p.m. Thursday, he said, and had cleared the scene by 10:46 p.m. Update (Friday, 9:15 a.m.): According to Metro Transit, the incident began with a domestic dispute between passengers on a southbound Route 10 bus at about 9:30 p.m. Friday. The driver…
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
They were destined to be decorations.
A resident told Fridley police June 17 that someone stole three guns from his workshop in the 1500 block of 73rd Avenue NE. There was no sign of forced entry. The complainant said he bought the guns at a garage sale and was planning on simply hanging them up in his workshop. He also said two of the three guns didn't work. Here are more items selected from information provided by the Fridley Police Department: In all incidents where an arrest occurred, a charge is merely an accusation, and not evidence of guilt. The arrested person is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Incidents generally appear in the order in which they were reported, not necessarily the order in which they occurred.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Residents began returning to homes about 3:30 p.m.
UPDATED: Residents began returning to their homes at 3:30 p.m. Thursday after crews shut off high-pressure gas that had been leaking from of a punctured 12-inch pipe at 58th Avenue and 2-1/2 Street in Fridley. About 120 homes in the area have no gas service, according to Becca Virden, a CenterPoint Energy spokesperson. She said the company would be restoring service address by address this evening. Crews were able to shut off safety valves that stopped the flow of natural gas under 10 pounds of pressure, Virden said. Police had evacuated residents within about a one-block radius of the leak-site, according to Lt. Mike Monsrud, after road construction caused the leak at about 11-11:30 a.m. Thursday. Residents at 25 addresses were evacuated…
Friday, May 13, 2011
The 150cc scooter had a flat and lacked plates.
The driver of a motor scooter that had a flat tire and no license plates told an officer in the 7100 block of Central Avenue NE on April 30 that he had just assembled it from a mail-order kit, and had already been told by another officer that he needed plates. Police had the scooter towed and cited the driver for his unregistered motor vehicle. Here are other items selected from information provided by the Fridley Police Department: April 28: April 29: Aprile 30: May 1: May 2: May 3: May 4: For all incidents in which an arrest occurred, a charge is merely an accusation, and not evidence of guilt. The arrested person is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Incidents generally appear in the order in which they were …
Thursday, April 28, 2011
The appellant hasn't decided whether he'll ask for a state Supreme Court review.
An appeals-court panel ruled Tuesday that Fridley police acted lawfully in arresting a man at Riverside Park in 2009 for indecent exposure. A Fridley officer, responding to a complaint on June 16, 2009, found Lawrence Peter Hanson sitting at a park bench, wearing a camouflage jacket and bare legs, according to the ruling. When Hanson complied with the officer's request that he stand up, Hanson's buttocks and genitals became at least partly exposed, and the officer arrested him. Hanson lost an appeal at district court based on his claim that the arrest was unlawful. The state appeals court upheld that decision Tuesday (see PDF of ruling). Hanson's attorney, Paul Baertschi, said he and his client haven't decided whether to petition the …
Friday, April 15, 2011
Police issued citations for possession of drug paraphenalia and a dangerous weapon.
After making a traffic stop on April 7, police cited the occupants of a vehicle that left a known drug location on East River Road for possessing hypodermic needles, a sword and a spoon. The officer released the persons cited at the scene. Here are other items selected from information provided by the Fridley Police Department: April 7: In all incidents where an arrest occurred, a charge is merely an accusation, and not evidence of guilt. The arrested person is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Incidents generally appear in the order in which they were reported, not necessarily the order in which they occurred.