Monday, April 15, 2013
This week's selections include a man accused of punching his girlfriend in the face, disorderly conduct in Target, fires, stalking and Craigslist issues.
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. Fingerprints Link Fugitive Suspect to Wayzata Burglary Scene The Hennepin County Crime lab lifted fingerprints from the scene of an attempted burglary and positively matched them to an Elk River man. Man Charged After Allegedly Strangling Girlfriend at Aqua City Motel Police say Randall Velachi Jackson punched his girlfriend numerous times in the face, strangled her and held a knife to her throat. 'Heavily Intoxicated' Man Allegedly Strangled, Threatened to Kill …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Classes will go on as scheduled. Threats keyed to Dec. 21 Mayan 'Doomsday' are affecting other districts too, police said. Read the District 16 message to parents.
A threat Thursday against Spring Lake Park High School "was evaluated and is no threat," according to District 16 school board vice chair John Stroebel. The district used its rapid response system to send emails and automated phone calls to parents, he said, with the message that the threat was "more a rumor ... more hoax than anything." See the District 16 email message below. Schools will be open as scheduled Friday, he said: "Everything's normal." Police 'Well Aware' A Spring Lake Park Police Department spokesman confirmed the threat. "We're well aware of it," he said. "It's not really anything substantial ... that anything's going to happen." The department had received about five calls, he said. "Tomorrow is 'Doomsday,' and all over …
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Fridley police say it happened Tuesday on 68th Avenue.
- POLICE & FIRE
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 …
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…