The first of many Weird Wisconsin posts for 2014 comes courtesy of the Wisconsin State Journal, which announced yesterday the death of a traditional keepsake for parents. Two hospitals in Madison told the paper that they would no longer provide birth announcements, citing a growing concern over i ... More >>
St. Paul resident Thalia Benson faces up for 40 years in prison for allegedly kidnapping her friend's baby and then telling her boyfriend it was hers. SEE ALSO: Baby left in car seat while mom showered is abducted in south Mpls Benson, 34, was hanging out in her friend's Brooklyn Park apartment on M ... More >>
SEE ALSO: Teens face felonies after allegedly stealing cop radio and broadcasting, "F**k the police"Well, at least he got an epic road trip out of it.Jacob Engler, a 21-year-old resident of Murdock, Minnesota, works on a farm. He allegedly stole a car, somehow persuaded his boss' 16-year-old daughte ... More >>
Two criminals who allegedly led authorities on a high-speed chase after escaping a correctional facility in Wisconsin and kidnapping an elderly woman are still on the loose, and they could be in Minnesota. The escaped inmates are James Cody Misleveck, 18, and James R. Newman, 29, and they have exte ... More >>
Minneapolis parents made nervous by a string of seemingly unrelated child abduction attempts can't quite rest easy yet. With no arrests in the previous cases, in which three separate underage girls were targeted, two more kids have reported suspicious behavior. This time, the kids are boys, and t ... More >>
Minneapolis parents are being warned to take precautions with their school-age kids after the third attempted abduction of a local teenager in two weeks.Not one of the abductions has been successful, thanks in large part to some pretty courageous and quick behavior on behalf of the girls targeted ... More >>
Heuer pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal sexual conduct and one kidnapping charge.John Heuer, the Spring Lake Park resident who kidnapped and sexually assaulted an 8-year-old girl, pleaded guilty yesterday to the facts of the case, WCCO reports. Heuer was arrested in May for kidnapping a gi ... More >>
Dakota County, Nebraska, SheriffSteal money from Robles-Garcia and he will chase you down.The Minneapolis man recently sentenced to 50 years in federal prison turns out to be a former Mexicali policeman who used his sleuthing skills in a vengeance kidnapping. German Robles-Garcia, 29, was sentenc ... More >>
Ronald Moore and Carlos HarrisCarlos Maurice Harris and Ronald Harold Moore are in even deeper trouble with the law. Both had violent criminal histories the day they allegedly pistol whipped a barista and robbed an Uptown Dunn Bros coffeehouse two months ago. Their felonious pasts, on top ... More >>
Ronald Moore, left, and Carlos HarrisRonald Harold Moore and Carlos Maurice Harris were formally charged today in Wednesday's pistol whipping and robbery at an Uptown Dunn Bros coffeehouse. Moore, 47, and Harris, 38, each face one felony count of first degree aggravated robbery and two count ... More >>
Shane Bauer goes on trial in November.Amid the massive dump of secret Iraq war documents at WikiLeaks: Support for an earlier report that Minnesota native Shane Bauer and two other American friends were hiking on Iraqi territory when they were seized by Iranian border guards in July 2009. Ba ... More >>
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MPD learns a kidnapping story was a hoax. The four people involved said they just wanted to attract attention. The police had wasted their time.Updated: The suspected kidnapping last night on Broadway was a hoax, Minneapolis police say, and they are not happy about it. Their reaction is below ... More >>
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