Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Allegation at Mariucci Arena is 8th count against Robert Dennis Minor. Anoka Co. prosecutors earlier charged him with crimes at Andover YMCA but not yet at Coon Rapids YMCA just north of Fridley, where police said he also took images of boys.
Investigators allege that Robert Dennis Minor, 53, of Coon Rapids used a wristwatch camera to take digital pictures of nude and partly nude boys at three local locker rooms or bathrooms, including the YMCA in Andover. On Friday prosecutors in Hennepin County charged Minor for alleged crimes at a second location: Mariucci Arena at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. A criminal complaint filed earlier last week in Anoka County brought seven counts related to child porn and stalking against Minor. A third location for his alleged activities mentioned by police but not yet by prosecutors is the Emma B. Howe YMCA just north of Fridley at 8950 Springbrook Dr. in Coon Rapids. Here are excerpts from the Hennepin County complaint against …
Monday, March 4, 2013
Coon Rapids resident booked into Anoka County jail pending charges.
A 53-year-old Coon Rapids man is in the Anoka County jail on suspicion of using a wristwatch camera to take videos and photos of boys undressing at the Emma B. Howe YMCA, 8950 Springbrook Dr., Coon Rapids, just north of Fridley. Here is the statement from the Anoka County Sheriff's Office: A 53 year old Coon Rapids male was arrested pursuant to an investigation that began on February 24, 2013 at the Andover YMCA. On February 24th, a 12 year old boy reported to his parents that while he was changing clothes at the Andover YMCA, he observed an adult male to hold a watch over a partition into the area where the boy was getting dressed. The incident was reported to staff at the Andover YMCA and also to the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office. The …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Read it here: Police narrative from criminal complaint against Matthew Thomas Kennedy. He faces one count of aggravated first-degree robbery in Coon Rapids Kay Jewelers case.
A Fridley man now faces a charge first-degree aggravated robbery in what police say was a strong-arm jewelry store heist on Dec. 30 at Kay Jewelers in Coon Rapids. At the store, a salesperson showed him a 1.56-carat diamond ring worth $15,599, Matthew Thomas Kennedy "suddenly grabbed the ring, yanked it off of her finger, and ran out the door," according to a criminal complaint filed Thursday. To read the full statement of probable cause from the criminal complaint, click on the PDF thumbnail above. Kennedy's yank broke the store employee's finger, according to a statement from the Anoka County Attorney's office. If found guilty, Kennedy could get a sentence of as many as 20 years in prison and a fine of as much as $35,000. Kennedy was …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Anoka County Sheriff's Office calls publicity from store-video images 'decisive factor.'
The Anoka County Sheriff's Office announced the arrest of a suspect in the Dec. 30, 2012 robbery at Key Jewelry in Coon Rapids. The suspect, a 23-year-old man whose last known address was in Fridley, has not yet been charged. Fridley Patch does not generally report suspects' names until prosecutors file a criminal complaint. The suspect snatched a $15,000 diamond ring, according to police. Authorities publicized still images and video clips from surveillance video cameras, both at Kay Jewelry and at another Anoka County jewelry store that the same suspect visited. "No doubt the exposure received was the decisive factor in the leads which generated the arrest," Cdr. Paul Sommer of the sheriff's office said in a statement. The case remains …
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.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
See it here: Anoka County authorities want public's help in identifying suspect in video.
Watch this clip from surveillance video during what authorities say was a strong-arm robbery Sunday at the Kay Jewelry store at Coon Rapids' Riverdale Mall, about eight miles northwest of Fridley. Recognize anyone? The Anoka County Sheriff's Office released the video Wednesday in hopes that someone will see it and have information to help identify the suspect. Reported missing: a $10,000 diamond ring, according to an earlier statement Monday from the sheriff's office that also included still images from the surveillance video. That valuation has increased, the Star Tribune reported: The value of the ring, with a 1.6-carat Leo diamond, is more than $15,000. The man asked to see a specific engagement ring for a closer look, the Sheriff's …
Monday, December 31, 2012
Anoka County Sheriff's Office is asking the public's help in identifying the suspect.
Have you seen this man? Authorities released three surveillance-camera images Monday of a man they say robbed a jewelry store in Coon Rapids on Sunday afternoon, getting away with a 1.6 carat diamond ring valued at $10,000. The Anoka County Sheriff's Office is seeking help from the public in identifying the suspect and released this description of the man and the incident: On December 30th, 2012 at 4:24 PM hours, a male subject entered a city of Coon Rapids Jewelry store where he met with a sales clerk requesting to look at engagement rings. Upon requesting to see a particular engagement ring for closer inspection, the suspect, described as a white male in his early to mid twenties struggled with the sales clerk and forcefully took the …
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Nathan Wade Boese of Coon Rapids is charged with criminal vehicular operation and leaving the scene after hitting a 9-year-old boy.
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Monday, June 18, 2012
Amir Taylor, 9, now in 'serious' condition; Anodover man held after pickup truck impounded.
Corrected (see below). Two developments in what authorities are calling a hit-and-run last Wednesday about two miles north of Fridley in Coon Rapids: That information is from a tweet late Monday by Cdr. Paul Sommer of the Anoka County Sheriff's Office. Earlier Monday, Sommer released the following statement about the case: On Friday, June 15th, Detectives from the Coon Rapids Police Department and Anoka County Sheriff’s Office conducted follow up on a number of leads that were generated after the media presented our plea for public assistance. One of the leads came from a body shop in downtown Minneapolis where a customer had presented a 1996 Chevy Z-71 Glossy Black Pickup truck and requested that specific area’s be repaired. Detectives …
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Coon Rapids boy, 9, is in critical condition.
The incident took place about three to four miles north of Fridley, according to KSTP. Here is a statement from the Anoka County Sheriff's Office page on Facebook: *INFO REQUESTED ON HIT & RUN* On 6-13 at 7PM a 9 year old boy was struck at 111th and Kumquat St in Coon Rapids. The driver did not stop. The vehicle was a black Chevy pickup extended cab 2 door with "Z" and a number written on it. It will have drivers side damage and a dangling mirror. The driver was a white male late 20's early 30's, Short Blonde hair with a "scruffy" unshaven face. Anyone with info should call the Sheriff's Office (763)427-1212