Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Steven Eugene Daniels of Fridley had pleaded guilty to holding up Discount Tobacco and Groceries.
A federal judge sentenced Steven Eugene Daniels of Fridley to 160 months in prison Monday for the June 14, 2012 armed robbery of Discount Tobacco and Groceries, 315 Osborne Rd. NE, Fridley. Daniels was convicted of one count of interference with commerce by robbery, according to a statement from the office of the U.S. Attorney for Minnesota. As part of a plea deal, Daniels admitted he accompanied another man he knew only as "Joker" to rob the store, and that "Joker" was armed. Daniels took money from the till and both fled, leading to an unsuccessful overnight search for the accomplice. Related:
Monday, April 29, 2013
This week's selections include women charged with burglary, man charged with 13 robberies pleads guilty to one, firefighters save paramedic and theft from Walmart.
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. Trial Starts for Tim Huber, Charged with Murder in Death of Tim Larson of Albertville Jury selection is the first order of business in a trial set to last three weeks. Minneapolis Man Charged with Second-Degree Murder for Fatal Shooting Steven Andre Moore, 27, has been charged with four felony offenses in connection with the death of a Shakopee High student. Fire Destroys Maple Grove Home Wednesday Evening No one was injured in the fire on the 7700 block of …
Monday, March 18, 2013
This week's selections includes eight arrested for marijuana distribution, bus robbery suspect arrest, Social Security number thefts, truck theft and restaurant kitchen fire.
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. Police Say Drunk Man Threatened to Kill Eden Prairie Police Officer A Shakopee man was charged with making terroristic threats against an Eden Prairie officer. Wayzata Company Agrees to Pay More than $400k for Violating Clean Water Act DMH Partners North, LLC, agreed to pay a $75,000 civil penalty to the U.S. and to purchase wetland credits valued at approximately $340,000. Richfield Man Pleads Guilty to Shooting That Left Victim Paralyzed The shooting occurred in …
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Authorities are holding Jeffrey Louis Conley, 26, of northeast Minneapolis, and Russell James Hildebrand, 21, of Fridley.
On Friday, prosecutors filed charges against two men police say shoplifted at Menards in Fridley, then threatened security employees with a knife as they loaded their car. Police arrested Jeffrey Louis Conley, 26, of northeast Minneapolis, and Russell James Hildebrand, 21, of Fridley. Their booking photos are included in this post, and you can read the narrative sections of the criminal complaints against them by clicking the PDF thumbnails. See also:
Friday, March 1, 2013
They pushed a shopping cart with more than $651 in merchandise out of Menards, police say, then menaced store security.
They had a cartful of merchandise they hadn't paid for, police say—and a knife. But a two-person shoplifting team didn't get far from the Fridley Menards store about 9:30 a.m. Thursday after they threatened store security personnel with a knife, according to police. Two men are in Anoka County jail pending charges: a 21-year-old from Fridley arrested on suspicion of shoplifting and assault with a dangerous weapon, and a 26-year-old from Minneapolis arrested on suspicion of assault with a dangerous weapon, theft and driving after license revocation. SEE: PHOTOS/DOCUMENTS: Men Charged with Using Knife while Robbing Menards This is the account Lt. Mike Monsrud gave Friday morning: One suspect loaded more than $651 worth of merchandise on a …
Friday, January 11, 2013
Peter Christopher Nunn said he bought weapon at Fridley Walmart.
A Fridley man who police say robbed two shoe stores with a gun he bought at the Fridley Walmart now faces formal charges in Scott County. A criminal complaint against Peter Christopher Nunn, 42, includes four counts related to a robbery prosecutors say he committed Monday at a Famous Footwear store in Shakopee. Click on the PDF thumbnail at right to read the statement of probable cause from the criminal complaint against Peter Christopher Nunn. Nunn said he robbed the Famous Footwear and fled police because he had a gambling problem and “did not want to lose everything,” according to a criminal complaint. Charges related to a robbery that Coon Rapids police say Nunn committed two days earlier at a Payless shoe store just north of Fridley …
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 …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Suspect hit Coon Rapids Payless, Shakopee Famous Footwear before 95-mph chase, standoff at Savage Target, police say.
The suspect who robbed Payless Shoes in Coon Rapids Saturday also robbed Famous Footwear in Shakopee Monday, according to police, before a 95-mph police chase ended with a standoff and his eventual arrest in a Target parking lot in Savage. Video from the Fridley Walmart store on Saturday evening shows the suspect purchasing an Airsoft pistol matching the weapon used the same evening in the Coon Rapids robbery, according to Coon Rapids Police Capt. John Hattstrom. Police have identified the suspect arrested Monday as a 42-year-old from Savage, but Hattstrom said he may have lived in Fridley recently and may soon be transferred to Anoka County jail. Saturday in Coon Rapids and Fridley Store video captured the suspect buying the gun in the …
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.