Monday, March 11, 2013
This week's selection includes a man who prayed as he strangled his ex-girlfriend, an Albertville crash, lingerie theft, counterfeit cash and drug arrests.
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. Prosecutors: Wristwatch Videos of Nude Boys at YMCA Also Show Defendant in Mirrors A Coon Rapids man using a wristwatch camera to make videos of boys undressing in at least one YMCA also caught his own image, reflected in locker room mirrors, according to a criminal complaint. Man Suffers Stab Wound to Neck in Richfield The incident occurred early Monday morning near 66th Street and Nicollet Avenue. Hunt for Stolen Shakopee Puppy Leads Police to Pot Growing …
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Girlfriend-boyfriend dispute at Fridley address led to assault, according to prosecutors.
A Fridley woman is in Anoka County jail on one count of second-degree assault—slashing her boyfriend with a scissors blade, authorities say. Elizabeth Jean Kleven, 36, was at home in the 100 block of 53rd Avenue NE with her boyfriend shortly after 8 p.m. on Dec. 14, 2012, when Fridley police officers arrived on a report of an assault. According to the criminal complaint against Kleven posted online Dec. 26 by the Anoka County Attorney's Office: Upon arrival, officers spoke with RAS (an adult male fully identified in the [police] reports.) RAS told officers that he was at the above address with his girlfriend, ELIZABETH JEAN KLEVEN (DOB: 10-31-76), the defendant, when they began to argue. RAS reported that during the course of the argument…
Saturday, December 1, 2012
A criminal complaint accuses a Fridley High student of hitting a staff member while under police escort so he could say he was sorry about making threats.
A complaint filed Tuesday charges a Fridley High School student with attacking a school official Monday after police escorted him to the offical's office to deliver an apology for earlier threats. According to the criminal complaint charging Jackson Kenneth Graves, 18, with terroristic threats and fourth-degree assault: On November 26, 2012 at approximately 1:00 p.m. law enforcement was asked to assist school staff with an out of control student. ... The defendant told police he wanted to apologize to [the school official] for his conductc earlier in the day. The defendant was escorted to see [the school official] in his office and instead of apologizing attacked [the school official] by punching him in the back of the head causing a large…
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
A suspect is in custody in East River Road home-invasion attack.
A Fridley resident heard pounding on the door about 1 a.m. Wednesday and opened the door to a man with a knife who left him with a facial cut and swelling, according to the Fridley Police Department. An 18-year-old Arden Hills resident is in custody and charges are expected tomorrow, police said. Two other suspects—who left the scene in the 6200 block of East River Road before the assault began—remain at large despite an overnight perimeter search. The Police Clips Facebook page reported that law enforcement agencies involved included Fridley, Coon Rapids, Blaine K9, Mounds View K9, Columbia Heightsa and BNSF Railway Police, as well as a Minnesota State Patrol helicopter. Anoka County Emergency Dispatch radio indicated that authorities …
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Pierre Tyshuan Henderson assaulted three in Spring Lake Park motel on County Rd. 10.
An Anoka County District Judge sentenced Pierre Tyshuan Henderson to 60 months in prison Tuesday for his role in a Aug. 19, 2011 shooting and assault at the Hi Way House Motel on County Road 10 in Spring Lake Park. Fridley police aided in the initial response to the incident. The shooting victim was identified in a press report at the time as a Fridley resident but the Anoka County Sheriff's office later said he had no permanent address. In a statement Tuesday, the Anoka County Attorney's office gave this account: Pierre Tyshuan Henderson, 20, Brooklyn Park, was sentenced today by Anoka County District Court Judge James Cunningham to 60 months for assaulting two people with a gun and shooting one of them at the Hi Way House Motel in Spring…
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Fridley police say it happened Tuesday on 68th Avenue.
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Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Prosecutors charged a Minneapolis man Wednesday with assault, burglary and making threats at a house in the 1600 block of 68th Avenue NE. Natchez Joseph Franklin was in Anoka County Jail Wednesday, facing a single count each of second-degree assault, first-degree burglary and making terroristic threats. The alleged crimes took place Tuesday at about 11 a.m. at the Rice Creek Townhouses, according to the criminal complaint: Upon arrival, officers spoke with [alleged female victim], who told officers that she had been at her residence at the above address with her children and a friend, [alleged male victim]. [Alleged female victim] reported that she was upstairs in the bedroom watching TV with [alleged male victim] when her estranged …
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
A judge threw out earlier charges in April.
Prosecutors are again charging Ahmed Hassan Sule with sexually assaulting an 84-year-old Fridley man last September after a judge threw out earlier charges in April. Sule, also of Fridley, was only free for a few hours April 20 after the court ruled that police could not have had his consent to collect DNA due to a language barrier. He was re-arrested and jailed that night on a separate burglary charge. But in the meantime, according to a criminal complaint filed Wednesday, detectives gathered new DNA evidence by tailing Sule and collecting cigarette butts he discarded—even stopping all traffic on Highway 10 in order to retrieve butts that they say implicate Sule. The Prosecution Sule now faces four counts of criminal sexual conduct and …
Friday, May 6, 2011
Prosecutors say he veered toward squad car and later promised to kill police.
Fridley Police plan to ask for additional charges in Anoka County against a Fridley man who led police in a high-speed chase Sunday evening that ended with the car he's accused of stealing overturned in a Spring Lake Park front yard. William Harragan, 20, faces charges in Hennepin County with stealing a car in Brooklyn Park and fleeing Brooklyn Center officers on Sunday. Harragan stole the car to get home, according to the criminal complaint. After the chase crossed the river into Fridley, Harragan steered the vehicle toward an occupied Fridley squad car in the 7400 block of Baker Street NE, according to Lt. Mike Monsrud. He said the Fridley officer avoided a head-on collision by steering the squad into a parking lot. According to the …
Friday, April 22, 2011
The Fridley man is in custody on separate charge after sex-assault case dismissed.
A Fridley man cleared in a separate sex-assault case Wednesday faces a new criminal charge for burglary that was filed Friday. Ahmed Hassan Sule is in custody on a single count of first-degree burglary as detailed in a criminal complaint filed Friday (see PDF), said Assistant Anoka County Attorney Wade A. Kish. According to the complaint, Sule broke into a residence in the 6700 block of Washington Street NE, fleeing when a woman who lived there awoke and began screaming. A wallet and two cell phones were missing and the woman's purse overturned, the complaint said, and the woman later picked Sule out of a lineup. The new charge follows dismissal of a separate case Wednesday against Sule that was the subject of great community concern …