Forget pick-pocketing. The street crime of today is "apple picking" -- thefts that target smartphones like Apple's iPhone.It hit at the University of Minnesota campus, which has seen a high-profile wave of violent robberies targeting students' phones and laptops. And last week, it hit at the Mall of ... More >>
This afternoon, Minneapolis police released a crime alert about recent string of south Minneapolis robberies involving black suspects and Hispanic victims.STILL NO ARRESTS: City Pages blogger robbed in skywayFive incidents of that sort have taken place since last Friday in an area spanning from Fran ... More >>
UPDATE 1Several reports suggest that, although classes and activities on campus have resumed, police are searching the university's tunnel system for the suspect, including this one: Suspect wanted laptop. Grabbed victim's empty backpack. She screamed. He ran into tunnels Police searching them now ... More >>
Around 12:30 on Sunday afternoon, a man walked into a TCF Bank branch location in St. Cloud and handed a teller a note instructing him to start stuffing $100 bills in an envelope and "and no one gets hurt."SEE ALSO: Donald Ingerson of Ely confesses rape thinking statute of limitations is up, gets ar ... More >>
Yesterday, the preliminary 2012 violent crime stats for Minneapolis were reported far and wide and everywhere in between.SEE ALSO:-- Downtown Mpls: Robberies first half of 2012 have more than doubled compared to last year -- Mpls mob beatings: Couple describes 7th and Marquette attack, first of two ... More >>
See Also: Minneapolis Murder Map 2012 COVER: The View From Down Here The murder trial for a 20-year-old accused of killing a north Minneapolis cabbie in a robbery gone wrong begins today in Hennepin County. Last Thursday, a grand jury brought indictments of first- and second-degree murder for S ... More >>
A Minneapolis Parks Police Officer was stabbed in the upper torso near Minnehaha Creek while investigating a robbery call last night. The female officer, who police say they'll name tomorrow, was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center for the wound, as well as lacerations to her head. The officer' ... More >>
Minneapolis police apparently did some nice work in tracking down a suspect allegedly responsible for a May 24 robbery and sexual assault on the 1600 block of Fremont Avenue North.On that night, a female victim called police and said that while sleeping she was awoken by a knife-wielding stranger. T ... More >>
It's often argued that guns deter crime. Of course, one counter-example doesn't refute that line of argument, but still... consider this story evidence that packing heat can sometimes come back to haunt the person doing the packing.According to Minneapolis police, an adult male lawfully carrying a p ... More >>
When the man witnessed the violent crime, he pulled his own gun and chased the mugger.Last night in the span of just a few minutes, Minneapolis police received two 911 calls. The first told them that a man was robbing and pistol-whipping an elderly woman in the parking lot of a south Minneapolis ... More >>
Tucker and Boyce.Uptown is not normally a neighborhood prone to muggings and beat downs, so the half-dozen attacks on pedestrians there over the last three weeks have made headlines, and drawn extra attention from Fifth Precinct cops. Now the cops say they've made progress ending the crime s ... More >>
Photo: Ramsey County.Police say Jordan and his friends made off with some change and the victim's shoes.Edgar Jordan, a 24-year-old St. Paul man with a dense criminal history, admitted yesterday to brutally beating a musician in Kellogg Park last summer. Jordan cracked the guy's Adam's apple ... More >>
Nyron Sheldon Hackett will face the music as an adult.Sixteen-year-old Nyron Sheldon Hackett is accused of using a gun while leading a robbery and sexual assault on a woman in Powderhorn Park last Thanksgiving Eve -- as the woman's children watched in horror. From there, police say he and h ... More >>
Photo: Thirteen of ClubsPowderhorn Park residents are determined to keep their neighborhood safe.While most of us were safe at home last Wednesday evening, getting ready for a long Thanksgiving weekend, three women were fighting off sexual assaults from a gang of teenage thugs in and near Pow ... More >>
Minneapolis is mellow -- comparativelyWe hear lots of teeth gnashing over our spiraling homicide count, cuts to our police and firefighting budgets, pot hole-infested roadways and gimpy NFL quarterback. But the truth is, despite that stuff, the Twin Cities is one of the least stressful metrop ... More >>
Peter Erlinder is having a rough summer.The William Mitchel law professor, freshly released from a Rwandan prison after being charged with minimizing the country's genocide, has only been back in Minnesota for less than a week. But his luck doesn't seem to have changed.According to St. Paul polic ... More >>
Photo: banspyThree teens were charged yesterday in the vicious beating of Arden Hills native Dash Johnson. The most violent member of the group was charged with attempted first-degree murder. Walfrid David Ashlie "Dash'' Johnson, a 21-year-old student at the University of Minnesota, Duluth, ... More >>
Two University of Minnesota students were mugged just after bar close this weekend near campus -- the third attack in the area so far this month. According to police, the two students were walking near the corner of 18th Street and University Avenue SE -- a few blocks from the new Gophers st ... More >>
Who needs guns anymore when you can just rob a bank claiming you have a hypodermic needle infected with AIDS?
The probe continues into a shocking YouTube video documenting assaults in St. Paul and Minneapolis.
A teen who died early Saturday was an American Indian who had just been accepted to college.
A former Culver's employee in Marshall, Minn. thought it would be easy to rob a place he used to work for. Fail.
What's more, it worked.
Police are looking for connections between two robberies at Minneapolis backyard BBQs this weekend and another Monday in St. Paul.
Labor Day weekend festivities went rapidly south when some thugs crashed a couple of parties, robbed the revelers, and shot one man in the abdomen over the weekend. Police are still looking for information about the incidents.
He passed along a note that read: "I'm sorry for doing this. Give me all the money in your drawer. My kids need the food, I have no money."
We always thought we could outsmart the cops just by hiding under couch cushions. Genius.
Friday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.
Friday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.
What's wrong with Wisconsin?
On December 19 at 10:19 p.m. police officers were dispatched to Burnsville Center on report of an armed robbery. The victim told the cops that a white male wearing a hooded sweatshirt and a bandana over his face accosted ... More >>
There has been no shortage of ranting and raving about crime rates in Minneapolis. In part, of course, this is because crime has been on the rise in the city for the past four years. But the tenor of the commentary--both in the mainstream news outlets and the local blogosphere--has become m ... More >>
It's the world's largest music and movies superstore, and everything in it is free--and illegal. Every month, some five billion illegal downloads are passed around the internet, and the entertainment industry sues several hundred people.
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The MPD strikes again, this time detaining a legislator's son for hours
Former gang prosecution snitch Johnny Edwards recants--sort of
One jury sent Dameion Robinson to prison for life. The other said he was not guilty. Confusing? Not to the state Supreme Court.
Unreformed punks the Dirty Robbers sing delicate songs about love, death, and kicking people in the head
When police informant Johnny Edwards sang, men went to prison. Now his tune is coming back to haunt the courts.
A racially charged ethics case travels all the way from Anoka County to the state supreme court
Hennepin County's favorite informant faces the music
For the last year, Minneapolis's CODEFOR strategy has been packing the jails. Now state taxpayers are being asked to pay the price.
Has Johnny "Walk on Water" Edwards finally met his match?
His trial was a comedy of errors, but the man Johnny Edwards fingered for murder isn't laughing