Last summer, Rep. Joe Atkins (D-Inver Grove Heights) was hanging out with his son at the Big 10 Restaurant in Dinkytown when, without thinking twice about it, he set his smartphone down on a table."My oldest son said something like, 'You trying to get us killed?'" Atkins recalls. "He had a roommate, ... More >>
One of the main reasons Gov. Mark Dayton doesn't support medical marijuana is because law enforcement is opposed to it. For example, last fall, Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek wrote an op-ed arguing "there is a direct connection between marijuana and violent crime."That argument strikes pot user ... More >>
Cory Lee's neighbor says he's a pot dealer who was robbed by two guys who showed up at his residence a few weeks ago. Lee subsequently told the neighbor he'd gotten "up" on the robbers, meaning he retaliated against them.SEE ALSO:-- Pot deal gone wrong leads to St. Paul's first homicide of year A cr ... More >>
The epic image at the top of this post was captured by security cameras at the CVS near Arcade Street and Maryland Avenue in St. Paul just before midnight on the night of February 24. It shows a knife-wielding, would-be (alleged) robber, 28-year-old Forest Lake resident Simon Hanson, getting kicked ... More >>
St. Paul resident Shawna Pearson is now in custody at the Anoka County Jail after a mouthwash-fueled (mis)adventure that included a bank robbery, a stint in detox, a bus ride to southern California, and a trip to Mexico in search of cheap booze.SEE ALSO: Stillwater couple's pock-faced, cross-eyed mu ... More >>
University of Minnesota officials now acknowledge the initial surveillance still they released of the suspect allegedly responsible for an West Bank armed robbery attempt on Tuesday identified the wrong man.Police officials say they tracked down the man in that image -- you can see it in our blog po ... More >>
On Sunday night, Adrian Hernandez, 44, died from injuries sustained when he was mugged near 10th Street and Hennepin Avenue in downtown Minneapolis on August 22.SEE ALSO: Gluek's bouncer says MPD officers taunted William Davis after he was assaulted outside barVereice Washington, 20, has been charge ... More >>
Tonio Weaver, 22, allegedly used a knife to rob five Minneapolis cabbies between June 18 and June 20. But he was arrested thanks to a Gatorade bottle.SEE ALSO: Drunken bro goes berserk on Uptown-area cabbie, tells officer he has "blue blood" in him The first of the five robberies occurred after Weav ... More >>
A Rainbow Taxi cab driver told Minneapolis police he was robbed and forced into the trunk of his vehicle this morning in Uptown.SEE ALSO: Drunken bro goes berserk on Uptown-area cabbie, tells officer he has "blue blood" in him The cabbie says the incident occurred just before 6 a.m. on the 2900 bloc ... More >>
Wouldn't it have made more sense for Evans to get her revenge by robbing a BK?SEE ALSO: Burger King's Flame: meat-scented body spray ignites passion Maybe so, but in a desperate situation after losing her job at Burger King in 2011, Rochester resident Quiana Evans instead targeted her former fast-fo ... 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 >>
See Also: Mpls parks cop stabbed near Minnehaha Creek; suspect shot Marsenior Pede Johnson, the 38-year-old arrested for allegedly stabbing two Minneapolis Park Police officers earlier this week, has been charged with two counts of second-degree attempted murder. One of the officers shot Johnson ... More >>
Andre Steward told police he "needed some money to have a good time." His way of getting it? Beating a homeless man to death for the $5 bill in his pocket.Yesterday, Steward, 17 (he's being tried as an adult), and Willis Richardson, 23, were charged with second-degree murder in connection with the J ... More >>
Janet Hall used her goods to do a very bad thing.Hall, a 31-year-old St. Paul resident, pleaded guilty yesterday to aggravated first-degree robbery after she used her boobs to lure a 50-year-old man into an assault and robbery.On May 2, the man had just left Wild Tymes bar in downtown St. Paul where ... More >>
An as-of-yet-unidentified man was visiting the Franklin Avenue Library on Wednesday afternoon with his wife when he was approached by a would-be robber in the bathroom.The victim resisted the robber and a struggle ensued. Eventually, the victim pulled away from the robber and attempted to flee, only ... More >>
Minneapolis police, already grappling with a string of mob beatings downtown, now apparently have another scary crime spree on their hands.Investigators believe the same two semi-automatic-handgun-brandishing men are responsible for 13 South Side armed robberies since March 21.All but two of the inc ... More >>
Octavia Marberry is facing two felonies for her role in the muggings.The Minneapolis Good Samaritan who caught Darren Evanocich in the act of mugging a woman and eventually shot and killed Evanovich will not be charged. That's not the case for Evanvovich's sister, Octavia Marberry. This afternoon ... More >>
Not a fan of the song, "Take the Money and Run." Hassan Farah is trying to save money on meals or a plane ticket. So he robbed a bank. Not to get the money, but to get caught and sent to prison or deported back to Somalia.Farah walked in to a downtown Wells Fargo bank on Friday and handed the tel ... More >>
The FBI says this man is Orlando Ray Vasquez.The FBI says Orlando Ray Vasquez, 40, of Nevada, and Gregory Scott Tyler, 49, are the two men behind the TCF Bank robbery in Uptown on Feb. 28. The heist, in which Vasquez was caught on camera, led to a chaotic getaway in which the two suspects crash ... More >>
Timothy Carson: All the shit hit the fan at once.Timothy Carson, the Minneapolis Police SWAT team member who carved a swath of violent robberies through Hennepin and Dakota counties last year, will serve 122 months in prison. Carson is already serving an eight-year federal sentence in Texas ... More >>
Police caught one suspect who lives a few blocks from the bakery.Police are still looking for one of two men they believe robbed Uptown's French Meadow Bakery last night. Two masked men--at least one armed--came into the bakery on the 2600 block of Lyndale Avenue S. around 10:40 p.m., police ... More >>
Screenshot of people filing out after management closed the mall.A mob of teenage vandals trashed the Mayfair Mall in suburban Milwaukee last night and forced officials to close the mall early. Police confirmed this morning that at least one shot was fired outside the mall during an attempt ... More >>
"You will not enter the kingdom of God until you repay the last penny."Woe betide the robber who broke into St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Chippewa Falls and made off with tens of thousands of dollars in Christmas service donations, says the Rev. William Felix.
Sandra Bathke -- a 70-year-old bank robber -- in the grumpy old pen.Most people are taught to be extra nice to little old ladies. In that spirit, Luke Weimert says he offered to give 70-year-old Sandra Leanne Bathke a ride from Janesville to Elysian to go to the bank. The 26 year old didn't ... 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 >>
Timothy CarsonEx-Marine Timothy Carson is an Iraq war veteran, and a former Washington County corrections officer and Minneapolis police SWAT member. Carson is also a convicted bank robber and small-time stick up man. And yesterday he was sentenced the second time for his crime spree earlier ... More >>
Kyle Milhaupt is in a Dilly Bar of a pickle after robbing a Dairy Queen.Kyle Arthur Milhaupt's cool treats were definitely melting away when he came up with this one. It was date night for Milhaupt and his fiance Kerri Nicole Bean, and -- since life is short -- he suggested that they get des ... More >>
Timothy Carson will spend eight years behind barsTimothy Carson, an Iraq war veteran and a former Minneapolis cop, left no doubt in anyone's mind yesterday that he was guilty as charged in an Apple Valley bank robbery last winter -- and sorry. The judge made it clear at the sentencing that Ca ... More >>
Photo: jontintinjordanAt least no one got shot when two Wisconsin men robbed a bank with a toy gunThe cops are probably happy that Wisconsinites Andrew J. Larson and Derek Lombard pulled off an April bank heist in Maplewood by brandishing a toy gun. No officers got shot in the process of chas ... More >>
Photo: hydra artsBank robber or ESL candidate?Poor Joe Nathan Michael. According to police, the 47-year-old man showed up recently at the TCF Bank outlet in Cub Foods on 57th Avenue N.E. in Fridley, passed a note to the tellers demanding cash. He got $1,991 in cash. He got caught. And he ... More >>
Allen Ronald HallIf the cops are right, Allen Ronald Hall has been a busy man of late -- with a gun. He's being held in the Hennepin County jail on $100,000 bail, arrested after allegedly robbing a Walgreens store on Hennepin Avenue in Minneapolis, but he's suspected of pulling the same hei ... More >>
Joshua M. MartinJoshua M. Martin, charged with gunning down Maplewood police Sgt. Joseph Bergeron earlier this month after a carjacking gone bad, has pleaded not guilty in Ramsey County District Court. Martin, 21, was on supervised prison release when he and another guy named Jason John Jon ... More >>
If he's convicted, he could face decades behind bars.
It appears that last week's fatal shooting of Orlando Nunn stemmed from anger over a botched IRS fraud, and it doesn't count as the 7th murder in Minneapolis this year.
The charges are piling up for Timothy Carson, a former Marine and Minneapolis police officer.
"Point Break"-style robberies will never have the edge again.
A robber that breaks into his neighbors home multiple times and decides to take some food for the road? Now we like this guy.
Yet another set of dudes to add to 'America's Dumbest Criminals' list.
Minneapolis police are looking for Adam William Ivers -- a guy who robbed two pharmacies in Northeast over the past week.
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A Walgreens clerk explained to the cops that Jackson had walked up to the counter and handed over an indecipherable note. When asked for an explanation, Jackson told the clerk that the note read: "This is a stickup. Empty the register. I have a gun."
On July 27, a man entered Action Check Cashing on Excelsior Boulevard in Minnetonka at roughly 5:50 p.m. and handed a note to an employee. "Put $2,500 in a bag," it read.
A rash of armed robberies afflicts Twin Cities taverns
For cabbies, the mean streets keep getting meaner
Gangland fears, carjackings, welfare-bashing: The O'Kasick brothers' crime spree--which ended 40 years ago this week--had it all.