An item on the most recent Minneapolis public safety committee agenda, later approved by the full City Council last Friday, caught our eye.It reads, "Bomb Security Services for Minnesota Timberwolves Games" and allocates $44,640 in city funds -- a total to be reimbursed by the team -- for that purpo ... More >>
Just after 3 p.m. yesterday, shots rang out near the Hennepin County Medical Center. Nobody was hurt, though a vehicle was struck by a bullet. The hospital was locked down for a brief period of time.The Star Tribune, citing comments made by Minneapolis Police Department Lieutenant Richard Zimmerman, ... More >>
This summer, crime has reemerged as a huge issue in north Minneapolis -- not that it ever went away in the first place.This past weekend, however, was marked by a string of unusual violent crimes in south Minneapolis's Whittier neighborhood.See also:Scott Lipe charged with murder nearly six years af ... More >>
Last night, in commemoration of the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown at the hands of police in Ferguson, Missouri, hundreds turned out to observe a moment of silence at the Minneapolis Urban League on the North Side.A short time later, a woman carrying a "Don't Shoot" sign who participated in the ... More >>
Just a day before the Minneapolis Police Department beefs up patrols in north Minneapolis in response to an exceptionally violent July, the area's third homicide of the month went down.According to the MPD, at 6:59 p.m. yesterday, officers were summoned to a shooting at the intersection of 26th and ... More >>
Yesterday, we brought you footage of a crazy early morning July 1 brawl at the Lyndale and 22nd SuperAmerica.The 7-minute throwdown features fists, fire extinguishers, and bloody faces. Conspicuous by its absence is the presence of law enforcement. See also:Drunken bro goes berserk on Uptown-area ca ... More >>
A wild and woolly brawl at the SuperAmerica on Lyndale at 22nd Street in south Minneapolis was filmed by a bystander. The footage was later published on Facebook. The seven-minute melee involves fisticuffs, a fire extinguisher, broken car windows, threats of gun violence, and exactly zero cops. Se ... More >>
The Minneapolis Police Department has released a photo of two men investigators are characterizing as "persons of interest" in a Wednesday morning triple shooting at 3551 Fremont Ave. N. that left three women injured. Here's the photo:
A couple days ago, the Minneapolis Police Department released a video entitled, "How you can recognize the 8 indicators leading up to acts of crime and terrorism." The clip was produced using federal dollars and the help of a non-profit called the Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab (CELL).As th ... More >>
The Minneapolis Police Department wants to hear from anyone with information about a shooting that occurred around 9 p.m. on the 4500 block of 1st Avenue South in the normally quiet neighborhood of Kingfield last night.SEE ALSO: Men murdered in south Mpls alley appeared in rap music video shot two d ... More >>
Two robbers made off with an undisclosed amount of loot from the Woodlands National Bank on the 1100 block of East Franklin Avenue on Monday afternoon, with one of them firing his gun as the getaway vehicle left the scene.SEE ALSO: Man robs TCF Bank, calls police hours later to confessThe surveillan ... More >>
In the wake of the Terrence Franklin controversy, Minneapolis Police Department Chief Janeé Harteau announced yesterday that the MPD will no longer investigate its own officer-involved shooting cases. Those cases will now be handled by the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, she said.SEE ALSO: M ... More >>
-- Update at bottom --Gideon Arrington, a 35-year-old Brooklyn Park resident, was arrested earlier this week in connection with a Fridley sexual assault where the suspect, posing as a police officer, lured a women to his SUV in broad daylight before kidnapping and assaulting her, KSTP reports. RELAT ... More >>
About 8:20 this morning, a school bus crashed into a home on the 4200 block of Penn Avenue North after it was struck by an SUV that ran a red light.On board the bus at the time of the wreck were the driver and one passenger, neither of whom was injured. According to the Minneapolis Police Department ... More >>
According to the Minneapolis Police Department, an "adult male" died following a shooting that took place just before 1 a.m. this morning inside the Epic nightclub in downtown Minneapolis' warehouse district.SEE ALSO: Shooting during Yo Gotti concert leaves one deadNo arrests have been made in conne ... More >>
Shortly after bar close this morning, a shooting outside Mortimer's Bar left one man dead and another critically injured.SEE ALSO: Scott Lipe charged with murder nearly six years after incident outside Mortimer's Bar No arrests have been made in connection with the incident, according to an MPD pres ... More >>
-- Original post published August 8 at 11:08 a.m.; updates at bottom --One man was killed and another injured following a shooting this morning at Champions Sports Bar and Grill on the 100 block of West Lake Street.SEE ALSO: Champions Sports Bar sues Mpls, accuses city of trying to drive "black bars ... More >>
A 5-year-old boy was rushed to the hospital this morning after falling to the ground from the fourth floor of a north Minneapolis apartment on the 500 block of Humboldt Avenue North.SEE ALSO: Minnesota still most unaffordable state for renters in the Midwest The Minneapolis Police Department hasn't ... More >>
The Minneapolis Police Department sent out a crime alert following two reported stranger rapes in south Minneapolis this week.In both cases, the suspect is described as a black male with medium build. One of the victims said the suspect was short. Both incidents occurred around 2 a.m., and both happ ... More >>
An alleged attempted abduction of a 13-year-old girl by three men on May 5 is just one in a string of luring incidents that have occurred in southwest Minneapolis this month, according to the Minneapolis Police Department.RELATED: Police release sketch of man who allegedly attempted to abduct girl n ... More >>
During a news conference this afternoon, Minneapolis Police Department Chief Janeé Harteau said the police SUV involved in a fatal accident with a motorcycle last Friday afternoon was traveling 16 to 17 miles per hour as it entered the intersection of West 26th Street and Blaisdell Avenue.THE BACKS ... More >>
New information emerging about the mayhem that went down yesterday afternoon in the Lyn-Lake area isn't exactly flattering for the Minneapolis Police Department.:::: UPDATES ::::-- MPD, witnesses differ on accounts of motorcycle accident that killed Ivan Romero [PHOTOS]-- Terrence Franklin shot mult ... More >>
Yesterday, the Minneapolis Police Department distributed a crime alert about a reported abduction attempt that took place around 2:25 Sunday afternoon near the intersection of 36th Street West and Zenith Avenue South.SEE ALSO: Missing Minneapolis girl was simply crashing at a different friend's hous ... More >>
-- Updates at bottom of post -- Around 3 a.m. this morning, two people were killed and a third was wounded in a shooting that took place at a north Minneapolis "after hours club," to use the words of MPD Sergeant Stephen McCarthy.SEE ALSO: Ashanti Watson and boyfriend allegedly shot at while walking ... More >>
-- Carlos has been found and a suspect is in custody. Scroll to the bottom of this post for updates -- Details remain sketchy, but Minneapolis police are saying that an 8-month old boy named Carlos Orozco (pictured above) was abducted on the 2100 block of Portland Avenue earlier today.Police say the ... More >>
:::: ORIGINAL POST PUBLISHED MORNING OF DECEMBER 12 ::::This morning, the Minneapolis Police Department released photos of a man wanted in connection with an early Saturday morning sexual assault that took place at East 34th Street and Chicago Avenue.SEE ALSO: Woman sexually assaulted after exiting ... More >>
In late June, Matt Call, a 24-year-old musician and barista, was nearly killed when he was struck by a Jeep Grand Cherokee near the intersection of Lyndale Ave. and 24th Street. He was left with two broken legs, a fractured pelvis, and broken vertebrae.SEE ALSO: Police ask for help finding hit-and-r ... More >>
When the suspect saw flashing lights, he floored it into oncoming traffic.Early this morning, Minneapolis Police tried to pull over a Honda Civic for an "equipment violation." That potentially minor crime turned into a major one when the driver instead took off, driving into oncoming traffic to g ... More >>
With the narrowly avoided abductions of three girls still in recent memory, the Minneapolis Police Department has released a sketch of a suspect in one of the cases.The man is wanted for trying to take a 14-year-old girl against her will, trying to force her into his car as she walked home from s ... More >>
FacebookMPD issues a warning.After 23-year-old Jamaal Dionte Brown was shot and wounded outside Karma Nightclub on 1st Avenue North early Saturday morning, Minneapolis police issued a statement calling the club "a source of continuing problems." The very next night, a woman was stabbed outsi ... More >>
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 >>
State Patrol Lt. Eric Roeske said a Department of Transportation worker found a body between the guard rail and sound wall of I-394 between the Dunwoody Boulevard and Penn Avenue exits at about 11 a.m. The DOT worker called State Patrol and an ambulance was dispatched, but was quickly calle ... More >>
Via MPD on FacebookSeriously, Congratulations to the newest members of the Minneapolis Police Department's Mounted Patrol. But was The Doors' "Riders On The Storm" really the best music overdub for the video posted on MPD's Facebook page? You know, "There's a killer on the road/His brain is s ... More >>
Police are looking for a man who tried to abduct an 11-year-old girl in South Minneapolis Monday while she was walking home from school.
Guess the old days of cigar-chomping and donut-eating are over.
Shadow, the Minneapolis Police Department K-9 stabbed on Tuesday during an all-hands-on-deck manhunt in Blaine, was released today from the vet and is on the mend, an MPD spokesman said. The suspect in the chase, L.C. Wesley Armstrong, is still at large. Armstrong was chased north out of the ... More >>
Police found a dead body in the snow this morning--they've determined that the death is suspicious.
Crime in Minneapolis is dropping, but now it appears the budget axe is dropping on the crime fighters.
The suspect tried to rob the woman at gunpoint. When she said she had no money, he forced her to go between two garages and then sexually assaulted her.
An assault in the 2600 block of Cedar Avenue early Saturday morning has left one man dead.
The Minneapolis Police Department released an internal report on cops people complained about. The report also outlines the department's use of force.
The joint effort between the MPD and city attorney's office is aimed at increasing the conviction rate of domestic abusers.
It took the jury all of 10 minutes to determine that the charges against Critical Mass cyclist Gus Ganley amounted to maggot-ridden pigshit.
Critical Mass chaos may be a preview of the Republican National Convention
When a memo circulated around City Hall last week indicating that the Minneapolis Police Department is on pace to be $5.6 million over budget for 2007, most hand-wringing was over the fact that the MPD will delay adding 20 recruits to the payroll until 2008 as a stopgap measure.
Uptown sees surge in rape reports
Alvin "Preacherman" Carrington tries to help a state patrol officer, gets five stitches to his eye, becomes known as a "cop-loving black man."
The May medal: How the MPD managed to embarrass itself and reopen old wounds