-- Correction at bottom -- A 16-year-old boy from Markville, Minnesota, faces first-degree burglary charges in connection with a home invasion that culminated in the death of his gun-toting accomplice.SEE ALSO: Byron Smith murder case: Was he under threat of great harm when he shot teenagers?Authori ... More >>
Dessa's tour in support of her latest solo album, Parts of Speech, took a devastating hit Friday in Buffalo. After their performance at the 9th Ward at Babeville, their tour van Mountain was burglarized. Computers, cameras, merch, and tour earnings were among the items taken.Because they are a resil ... More >>
Trish Brock climbed the steps of the Stevens Square Center for the Arts, a 5,500-foot gallery and studio space at 3rd Avenue South and East 19th Street. Her eyes met a blank part of wall in the showroom where only the night before, on Sept. 7, friends and family of artists had gazed at a painting by ... More >>
Following a series of rhubarb burglaries in an as-of-yet-unidentified Iowa town (Gawker merely describes it as "nondescript"), two women busted the thief while she was trying to dig up rhubarb in a private alley.SEE ALSO: "Superhuman" gray-haired woman steals decorative planter from Lift Bridge Brew ... More >>
OK, this is weird, even by Michele Bachmann's standards.Word is emerging this evening that one of her senior aides, Javier Sanchez, was arrested July 11 in connection with a series of burglaries at the Rayburn House Office Building. He has been charged with Theft II.
Yesterday evening, St. Paul police got an eyeful of car theft suspect Mario Zacate's birthday suit when they arrested him while he was taking a bath. Zacate worked up a sweat by allegedly stealing a car, getting into a wreck, and then fleeing the scene.SEE ALSO: Good Samaritan interrupts alleged St. ... More >>
Curtez Graham, 18, is charged with a host of felonies for allegedly raping a 65-year-old St. Paul woman whose home he burglarized twice in 2011.SEE ALSO: Steven Johnson rape details: Man who dismembered wife lured 1996 victim with potAfter he was arrested, Graham told cops he broke into the woman's ... More >>
Think Facebook is good for nothing? Think again.SEE ALSO: Andy Driscoll, KFAI host, duped by The Onion's "Drone Flyover" inauguration photo [IMAGE] A St. Paul's man stolen car was found by his daughter, who is studying abroad in Antwerp, Belgium, thanks to a photo she saw while scrolling through the ... More >>
The Minneapolis Police Department introduced a new bike registration program today designed to link stolen cycles to their owners. SEE ALSO: Minneapolis left off most bikeable cities list Minnesota drops two spots on list of most bike-friendly states
A robbery took place on Sunday night at The Coffee Grounds, an independently owned coffee shop in the Como Park neighborhood of St. Paul. Owner David Lawrence reported the break-in via the shop's Facebook page and is asking anyone with information about the incident to come forward or to contact the ... More >>
Over the past year, officers began seeing similarities in a string of assaults and burglaries in which thieves netted computers and guns.Now, Hennepin County has charged three members of the Loud Pack gang -- Dementry Loyd, 19, along with Montrelle Collins, 20 and Marlon Collins, 21 -- with the crim ... More >>
After he was charged with second-degree murder in connection with the grisly Thanksgiving killings of Little Falls teens Nick Brady and Haile Kifer in his home, Byron Smith claimed that he was the victim of eight burglaries in recent years accounting for tens of thousands of dollars in stolen items. ... More >>
Details are emerging about a carjacking and officer-involved shooting that culminated with the arrest of a suspect in the Uptown area of Minneapolis around 7:15 a.m. this morning.SEE ALSO: Gangster Disciples have hits out on Twin Cities cops following fishy officer-involved shootingAccording to KARE ... More >>
When Gerald and Sarah Hinna arrived home around 9:30 Saturday night, they sensed something was amiss. Their dogs were barking, and upon entering their house, Gerald noticed their barks seemed particularly focused on an upstairs door that was partially closed.SEE ALSO: Footprints in snow guide Fariba ... More >>
Don Samuels is the City Council member who represents Ward 5, better known as north Minneapolis. But on Sunday morning, he used a long editorial on the front page of the Star Tribune's opinion section to suggest he might also be the closest thing to Walker Texas Ranger you're going to find in City H ... More >>
When there's a craving for bacon, sometimes nothing will stand in your way.An alleged burglar busted out the skillet and started to cook himself some bacon in a home he had just burglarized last year, according to the Wisconsin State Journal. He was charged yesterday after police used DNA from a sho ... More >>
The case of Bert Allen Sieler is Minnesota's latest victory in the war on prescription drug theft. Formerly a nurse at a senior care assisted-living facility, Sieler was accused of stealing patients' Perocet from the bottle by swapping the pills out with generic Tylenol. Theft of medical drugs ha ... More >>
Over the last month, a pack of smash-and-grab robbers have struck six Minnesota jewelry stores, attempted a seventh robbery in Eagan, and are possibly connected with two other cases. The most recent robbery happened last Tuesday night, April 24. At about 11 p.m., three suspects did a smash-and-grab ... More >>
Cody Pederson took his girlfriend's 10-year old out to commit several burglaries, prosecutors allege. Pederson, a 28-year old from Alexandria, has been charged with 20 counts of burglary, criminal damage to property, child endangerment and contributing to the delinquency of a child for allegedly co ... More >>
Usually, when people talk about the importance of "covering your tracks," they mean it in a figurative sense. But Daniel Sanchez and Alonso Silva should've heeded that advice literally.The two allegedly broke into a business in Faribault and left the scene without being apprehended after an alarm ... More >>
Benito Hernandez Romo Jr. was looking for a job when he stole a car, prosecutors say. Romo was in Apple Valley for a job interview when he took someone else's car for a joyride. According to police, the car's rightful owner parked his car at a train station in Apple Valley just before 7 a.m. Januar ... More >>
Charles Hall was on a roll until he got caught.Charles Hall came to our attention three weeks ago, when he was arrested on burglary charges. At the time, police said Hall might actually be responsible for dozens more burglaries that had taken place across Minneapolis in July and August. Now, the ... More >>
Missing something? Ask Charles Hall.Charles Hall stole so much stuff you almost have to admire his work ethic. Almost. Hall, arrested last week on a burglary charge, is suspected of being the man behind 52 thefts and damages to property, totaling more than $100,000 worth of stuff. Apparently, he ... More >>
Shelby and Williams face a sentence of up to 40 years in prison.Robert Shelby and Semaj Williams broke into Shea Stremcha's house and shot him to death after he confronted them with a knife, according to a complaint filed by the Hennepin County Attorney's office yesterday.Shelby and Wiliams ... More >>
Seen this guy? Give MPD a call.A burglar with a taste for bling has been hitting up some high-end homes using what Minneapolis police are calling sophisticated tactics in Minneapolis, Edina, Minnetonka, Wayzata and Plymouth. Sophisticated he may be, but he wasn't smart enough to evade at le ... More >>
James Rickey McBainAnother of the three self-professed meth heads whose lousy decision making skills ended up causing "Major" the Roseville police dog to be paralyzed has been sentenced, but he'll spend just one day in prison. James Ricky McBain, 21, received a one year stayed sentence and t ... More >>
Gotham City Lost And FoundHow much copper, did you say?We've all misplaced a decimal point or two from time to time, right? So our sympathies go out to whomever it was at the St. Paul Police Department today who had to send out this epic correction about Thomas Eugene Gorz, of St. Paul. He ... More >>
St. Cloud police are looking for suspected duct-creeping William Levi Brim.St. Cloud police figured out that someone was using the building's air ducts to go on a Mission Impossible-style burglary spree before Christmas. Now they want to talk with 21-year-old homeless man William Levi Brim.
Fabian BromannBurglars in the air vents!For weeks the municipal employees in St. Cloud City Hall have been perplexed by a spate of burglaries of their offices.On December 19 some cell phones went missing from desks, and food mysteriously vanished from office refrigerators.Officials tightened up s ... More >>
Image by raleighwoman on FlickrWatch out!Hide your car and hide your keys, because a thief or thieves are apparently breaking in on everybody in a few select neighborhoods. Eighty cars have been broken into since the beginning of November, according to Minneapolis police. That's right--80 cars, ... More >>
Deputy Daniel David Kahlow is accused of stealing meth to feed his drug habitWhen Carver County Sheriff Byron "Bud" Olson went looking for methamphetamine stolen from his department's evidence room, he only had to look as far as one of his deputy's pants pockets. Olson brought in the Bureau ... More >>
The official bat of America's passtime and crime fighters everywhereEli Tintor, minor league vagabond and ex-Twin, improved his .257 career batting average on Sunday morning, getting two hits in two at-bats after a burglar broke into his Duluth home.Tintor and a friend were watching a movie a ... More >>
The Minneapolis native was jailed in November because she wouldn't testify about a break-in at an animal lab at the University of Iowa. Now she's out.
St. Paul Police want your help finding 53-year-old Michael Lee Pye. He is a suspect in three burglaries yesterday morning in St. Paul: two break-ins and a car theft.
Grapevine heist has U of M officials concerned, puzzled.
A violent week in the news
A burglar found an excellent hiding spot after he broke into a Fridley home.
An Inver Grove Heights man faces several felony charges after he allegedly entered a neighbor's home and licked the 11-year-old boy's belly button at knife point.
Brezhnev's blow job, written in flesh
Couple has car stolen, call cops, get fined
David Fincher's big-budget Panic Room takes too few risks
Minneapolis police and housing inspectors join forces against litterbugs in their own homes