St. Paul Police Officer Ruby Diaz has been placed on leave and faces two counts of aggravated forgery and another of electronic identify theft for allegedly using another person's personal information to funnel money to St. Paul gangster Ramone Smaller, who's currently in prison in St. Cloud.We wrot ... More >>
Over the past week or so, the St. Paul Police Department has engaged in an online sting operation against alleged Craigslist casual encounters child sex solicitors.One of them was Minneapolis middle school teacher Joel Fowler. (Read his sordid story here.) Another was 43-year-old Robert Hagen.See al ... More >>
On Tuesday, a Ramsey County judge ordered Archbishop John Nienstedt and former Vicar General Kevin McDonough to testify under oath about how they handled allegations of sexual abuse by local priests. In a rare move, Judge John Van de North also ruled that attorneys for an alleged victim, led by Jeff ... More >>
St. Paul Police Chief Tom Smith says that, despite the claims of church officials, the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has not fully cooperated with sexual abuse investigations. In one instance, Smith told reporters today, the archdiocese rebuffed his request to speak directly to the Rev. ... More >>
St. Paul police are taking a fresh look into allegations a computer that used to be the property of the Reverend Jon Shelley contained pornographic images of children.RELATED: Priest reportedly approached young men at Barnes & Noble, asked, "Are you fucking horny?"The case was closed last week, ... More >>
On Monday afternoon, Rob Fulton, the former director of the St. Paul-Ramsey County Public Health Department, ensnared himself in the same trap that caught former Hill-Murray football coach (and Joe Mauer's cousin) Mark Mauer.SEE ALSO: Clark Griffith after dropping trou on Grand Avenue: "Last night w ... More >>
A day after a photo of him wearing a hijab, Target badge, and lipstick created a firestorm, St. Paul K-9 officer Robert Buth apologized yesterday for his ill-advised Halloween costume choice.SEE ALSO: St. Paul PD investigating photo of purported off-duty cop crossdressing as Muslim woman St. Paul Po ... More >>
Well, this is bizarre.SEE ALSO: MNGOP Rep. Cindy Pugh compares Muslim women to garbage bagsOver the weekend, a photo purportedly showing an off-duty St. Paul police officer dressed in a hijab with a Target badge and wearing lipstick made the rounds on social media. On Sunday evening, D.C.-based jour ... More >>
Kirill Bartashevitch, 51, faces two felony counts of terroristic threats after pointing an AK-47 at his daughter. He was allegedly upset because she was getting two B's in school instead of straight A's.SEE ALSO: Pine County Sheriff's refusal to enforce new gun regulations has at least one legislati ... More >>
:::: UPDATE AT BOTTOM OF POST ::::Original post published 11:57 a.m. on January 8 -- The body of 32-year-old Manya Johnson was found yesterday in a White Bear Lake garage, and Steven Johnson, 35, has been arrested in connection with her homicide.SEE ALSO: Carl Muggli, alleged totem pole killer, ... More >>
Eric Hightower and the St. Paul Police continue to have a fraught relationship.SEE ALSO:-- Eric Hightower, St. Paul police brutality victim, allegedly threatened to blow ex's head off-- St. Paul police brutality: Officer Jesse Zilge maces, kicks, punches helpless suspect [VIDEO]One month ago, Office ... More >>
SEE ALSO: Man allegedly threatened to behead girlfriend with sword for deleting meth dealers' numbersSt. Paul Police say St. Paul resident Christopher Meusburger, 29, threatened to "seriously hurt" his 62-year-old neighbor on July 31, then brandished a sword in a "threatening stance."What was all th ... More >>
This week's cover told the story of the life and death of Ramsey County Sheriff's Deputy Dan Ruettimann, and the file of documents he specifically left behind for this City Pages reporter.The documents mostly detail Ruettimann's domestic troubles and an Internal Affairs investigation that resulte ... More >>
Quincy Antwain Blue was found charred beyond recognition in a St. Paul alleyPolice have identified the man found charred beyond recognition in a St. Paul alley Wednesday morning as 30-year-old Quincy Antwain Blue. Blue was involved in Minneapolis music as a rapper, originally with the Kanse ... More >>
Little is known about the horrifically charred body found in St. Paul this morningA little boy stumbled across a horrifically charred body in a St. Paul alley this morning. We don't have much information about the bizarre scene yet, but St. Paul police said that a three-year-old boy discove ... More >>
Cathedralsaintpaul.orgThe Cathedral of St. Paul in pre-vandalism times.Some naughty boy or girl decided it to deface the Cathedral of St. Paul this weekend. Cathedral employees arrived at the building around 8 a.m. Saturday to find white spray paint scrawled across the church's rich wood do ... More >>
Dolan: Don't shoot first.All Republican Rep. Tony Cornish wants is for every Minnesotan to be able to shoot first and ask questions later if they find an intruder in their homes, and he's getting damned testy about the top cops from Minnesota's largest cities standing in his way. Why don't th ... More >>
St. Paul Police arrested Joshua Bystrom, 21, this afternoon on suspicion that he murdered 24-year-old Trent Crumble. At about 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday May 4, police found Crumble lying in the parking lot of a business at 600 Dale Street, with a gunshot wound in his torso. Crumble was transpor ... More >>
Authorities want to open the door on Hackbarth's mystery date.When Rep. Tom Hackbarth was confronted by St. Paul Police as he lurked in the Planned Parenthood parking lot with a loaded gun on his hip, he gave a perfectly reasonable explanation. He wasn't a crazed anti-abortionist -- he was s ... More >>
Beating someone up in plain view of surveillance cameras isn't a good idea either.Beating the crap out someone simply for being a good Samaritan does not look good in front of a judge. It definitely did not help Abdiaziz Hirsi. A judge sentenced Hirsi to 3 1/2 years in prison yesterday -- t ... More >>
Photo courtesy Minnesota State Fair.Not a great Minnesota get-together for everyone.At least two people did not have a good time at The Great Minnesota Get-Together today. Just after 10:30 a.m., a semi-truck rammed a telephone pole near the State Fairgrounds in St. Paul. Details of the accid ... More >>
A man lost his cool at the dog park and bit another guy on Friday afternoon.
On an early morning in late May, Edwin Daniel stopped at a Super America in St. Paul to find a group of men harassing the female clerks. As an overnight driver for a nearby hotel, Daniel is a frequent customer at that particular gas station and didn't appreciate the scene. So Daniel did something ab ... More >>
Photo: drcuervoNot what Dolan and Rybak want in MinneapolisMinneapolis Police Chief Tom Dolan is wading further into the debate over Arizona's controversial new antiimmigrant law. He was among a gathering of nine top cops from around the nation who met with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder i ... More >>
John Harrington said today he may run to replace retiring state Senator Mee Moua, who made the surprise announcement on Sunday that she would not seek a third term.
Police are now saying he was pushed into the roadway, most likely as a result of horseplay.
He's one of a number candidates being considered by a task force commissioned by Mayor-elect Mitch Landrieu.
A party at the La Quinta Hotel in St. Paul turned deadly early Thursday, when five men assaulted a man so viciously that he died of his injuries early this morning.
The St. Paul Police Department has made two arrests in relation to the viral assault video that is the talk of the Twin Cities.
Ramsey County Sheriff fends off charges of cronyism
Police are still looking for suspects.
Police have identified the man who died early Sunday in a street fight outside a St. Paul bar. Tai Yang died of head trauma. He was 20 years old.
Rooting returns to the Metrodome
Infiltration programs aided the pre-emptive strike
Rumors and Realities
Reefer-toking assassin takes aim at local snitch
St. Paul considers safeguards against federal immigration policies
The ward one race in St. Paul promises to be one nasty scrum
Motorheads say the St. Paul Police Department is in danger of bankrupting the city's last Fifties drive-in
American Pimp opens the books on the second-oldest profession
Crime pays in The Gangster Musical; romance founders in Adventures in Love
Jerome Smith says his Payne Avenue office is simply a phone-dispatch center. So why are the neighbors all hot and bothered?
A series of teen rapes shocks local Hmong parents into confronting a new culture: their children.
St. Paul police officers roughed up a quadriplegic man who couldn't obey orders to put his hands in the air. Chief William Finney upheld the man's complaint, but didn't discipline the cops.