-- 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 >>
-- Updates at bottom of post, with newest updates further down -- Today, a massive brawl at South High School in Minneapolis resulted in at least two students being transported to the hospital. SEE ALSO: Washburn High parent concerned black doll incident could lead to racial violence [INTERVIE ... More >>
Plus, high school mural and police brutality start a flurry of controversy
SEE ALSO:-- Chad Nelson, KSTP cameraman, filing criminal complaint [VIDEO]-- St. Paul police brutality: Officer Jesse Zilge maces, kicks, punches helpless suspect [VIDEO]A new video posted to YouTube by rubicondrawn shows Minneapolis police officer Blayne Lehner choking and pepper-spraying protestor ... More >>
At 6 p.m. Wednesday, Matt Call was getting into his car when a black Jeep Grand Cherokee struck him and threw him 20 to 30 feet in the air. The car was traveling around 40 m.p.h., witnesses say, but didn't stick around to see the damage. Now police, armed with a photo of the SUV, are enlisting t ... More >>
Nancy White was not happy about being arrested. According to a criminal complaint, while locked in the back of a squad car headed for jail, she pounded on the plexi-glass partition shouting at the arresting officer that she was going to "kick his ass." When they arrived, she allegedly punched t ... More >>
Minneapolis' Champions Sports Bar and Grill, located near Lake & Nicollet in the Lyndale neighborhood, has long been known as a drug den.Bar management promised to clean the place up in 2007, but their efforts apparently didn't stick. Monday afternoon, Minneapolis police announced they arrest ... More >>
Minneapolis cop Steve Loeding is under investigation after posting a threatening Facebook status about a "Somali hangout spot" flying an upside-down American flag. The MPD's policy and procedures manual bars employees from using social networking sites "to harass or attack others."Loeding, 40 and ... More >>
Mack Stingley punched the wrong horse.Mack Stingley is officially out of the running for the cast of "The Horse Whisperer Part 2." But there might be a part left for Mack if they do a remake of "Blazing Saddles."In the early hours of this morning, Stingley was in a crowd of people that police wer ... More >>
Five officers chased the man down a side street, where he pulled a gun.Minneapolis police shot and wounded a suspect just off Cedar Avenue last night. Five cops had just finished arresting another person in an unrelated case when they heard the sound of gunshots. Moments later, as they moved towa ... More >>
Mahdi Patton was arrested for the accident.Sam Humleker was driving his green Subaru Forrester in south Minneapolis close to 1 a.m. Tuesday, when a giant SUV hurtled toward him.The grey GMC Yukon, driven by Mahdi Patton, 19, slammed into the passenger side of Humleker's car at about 50 to 60 mph. ... More >>
The boy wandered around Lake Nokomis for about an hour last night.Two parents are fortunate to have their toddler back today after leaving the two-year-old boy at Lake Nokomis for an hour last night. The parents called the Orono Police Department and reported the boy missing just before 7:30 p.m. ... More >>
Chrishaun McDonald, who is transgender, stands accused of murderJust after midnight on June 5, two groups of strangers began shouting at each other outside Schooner Tavern in south Minneapolis.A brawl broke out, and when it was over, Dean Schmitz, 47, lay in the street bleeding to death.Chrishaun ... More >>
Joel Rosenberg died suddenly in early June.Joel Rosenberg, the vocal gun rights activist, was in a bit of a financial pickle. He wasn't working and was using most of his available funds to defend himself against felony charges of possession of a dangerous weapon in a courthouse. Then, on June ... More >>
Hart Van DenburgIt didn't look like much, but this door led to one of the wildest after-hours joints in town.The after-hours party at 3019 27th Ave. S. had all the ingredients for a party.There were loud music, a disco ball, plenty of booze, and a half-dozen different drugs. For protection, one p ... More >>
MPD raided the basement of this deserted storefront in South Minneapolis.Minneapolis police have cited 75 people and arrested a dozen in an early morning raid at an after hours club in south Minneapolis, including many people wanted on outstanding warrants for everything from narcotics to wea ... More >>
Andrew Breitbart did not swoop in to save Minnesotan blogger John Hugh Gilmore from a little jail time.After two women in traditional Muslim headscarves were harassed by a man taking their picture and demanding to know why they were in his country, a legion of helpful bystanders stepped in to ... More >>
The Hennepin County Medical Examiner has identified 47-year-old Dean Schmitz, of Richfield, as the man who was stabbed to death early Sunday morning near the Schooner Tavern in south Minneapolis. Minneapolis cops and paramedics found him alive at about 12:30 a.m. on the 2900 block of 27th Av ... More >>
Joel Rosenberg passed away yesterday.Joel Rosenberg, the vocal gun rights advocate, has died. This morning, his wife Felicia Herman posted an announcement on his website "Free Joel Rosenberg," which he created to chronicle his public spat with Minneapolis Police Sgt. William Palmer. Under ... More >>
Guled Hashi Mohamed has been identified as the 26-year-old man who was shot late Sunday night near the corner of Groveland and Nicollet avenues, just south of downtown Minneapolis. Police say he died this morning at Hennepin County Medical Center. The shooting was one of five Sunday night ... More >>
The long arm of the law taps two suspected muggers on the shoulder.Minneapolis police say they're starting to round up the thugs thought to be responsible for a rash of muggings in Uptown over the past three weeks. Joseph Frederick Tucker was arrested by Minneapolis police yesterday, suspect ... More >>
Flickr, Bert23.Uptown has seen a rash of muggings.Alex Dean Boyce of Minneapolis has been arrested in connection with at least one of the violent muggings plaguing Uptown this spring. Minneapolis police say they took the 19-year-old man into custody yesterday at his home on the 3700 block of ... More >>
hellebardiusTwo thugs picked the wrong target in Edward Curtiss.The two thugs who tried mugging Edward Curtis in Uptown picked the wrong the target. The 61-year-old former Marine was armed. Curtiss had just parked his car on Pillsbury Avenue near 25th Street and was on foot when the two guys app ... More >>
Flickr, Bert23.Ouch.Uptown doesn't usually register as a particularly dangerous stretch of the Twin Cities, which makes this rash of violent muggings even stranger. Since Sunday, Minneapolis police have received three reports of a brutal robberies, all occurring within a few blocks of Lake S ... More >>
Tomika Swoope was walking back to her home on Columbus Avenue on Monday night from a nearby bus stop when the shots rang out. Swoope took a bullet to the head above her left eye, collapsed, and was rushed to Hennepin County Medical Center along with a cousin who was also wounded in the shooting ... More >>
Samantha VelderPoodle tragedy narrowly averted.Stacey Champion showed up at the post office on 12th Street North in downtown Minneapolis last Tuesday and tried to send a poodle to Georgia in a Priority Mail box with no air or food. Postal workers realized something was wrong when Champion paid ... More >>
Minneapolis recorded its second homicide of the year last night, when police and medics found a man shot to death at about 10 p.m. in a car in an alley behind 3656 Clinton Avenue South. No one has been arrested in the shooting, but several people were detained near the scene, MPD spokesman ... More >>
Ryan McFarland, Flickr.Sources say the death was just a rumor.Several news outlets reported this morning that a homeless woman had died from the cold on her way to a the Salvation Army Harbor Light shelter in Minneapolis. It was a believable story -- temperatures did plummet to 14 degrees b ... More >>
Photo: Alisha VargasTire slashers gift Phillips residents a weary little Christmas.T'was the week before Christmas when a small group of Phillips residents noticed a disturbing pattern -- repeat tire-slashings, just in time for the holidays. "That's horrible," says Jean Flugge, who shelled ... More >>
Joel Rosenberg goes directly to jail. . . a month later.What happens when you bring a gun into a police station? You get arrested. A month later. At least that's what happened to Joel Rosenberg, Minneapolis's most rabid gun advocate, after he flaunted the piece strapped to his side in front ... More >>
Joel Rosenberg unloads.Joel Rosenberg, our friendly neighborhood fantasy author and firearms instructor, is back with another video and packin' heat. This time, inspired by Minneapolis Sgt. William Palmer, he pulls six guns and a knife out of his jeans as Neil Young sings, "Down by the rive ... More >>
Police say Jason Yang climbed over a chain link fence and jumped to his death.Minneapolis homicide and internal affairs units are investigating what may have prompted Jason Yang of West St. Paul to leap to his death after running from police outside the Epic nightclub early Saturday morning. ... More >>
No guns allowed at police headquarters.Joel Rosenberg tried to bring a gun into the Minneapolis Police headquarters and the cops wouldn't let him. Now Rosenberg is accusing the cop who took his gun of assault.
Minneapolis police have arrested Adam Lee Sterling on probable cause murder after finding the body of an unidentified man at about 2 a.m. Sunday in a home in the 3000 block of 18th Avenue South. The man was Sterling's roommate, according to MPD spokesman Sgt. William Palmer, and Sterling is ... More >>
One of the victims was rushed to the hospital for treatment.Two men paid a steep price for talking to the wrong women early this morning in Dinkytown. Around 4 a.m., two men -- at least one of them a University of Minnesota student -- struck up a conversation with some women near the corner ... More >>
Joe Gustafson Jr. is up on felony charges.Joe Gustafson Jr. and members of his Beat Down Posse have been arrested on felony warrants for viciously beating multiple victims, including one left in a pool of blood in a bathtub. The warrants for Gustafson, 35, and pals Robert Allen Engles, 33, a ... More >>
Timothy Wayne Wilson, who was shot and wounded on Friday, Sept. 25, is now the city's 35th homicide victim this year. He died at Hennepin County Medical Center Saturday morning.
Stunningly poor timing: While neighborhoods blocked 1,100 streets all over Minneapolis yesterday for National Night Out, and neighbors shared a bite to eat and some conversation, a man was gunned down in North Minneapolis.
Ryedelle Reginald Loving, a 21-year-old from Northeast Minneapolis, has been booked into the Hennepin County jail on probable cause murder in the death of Gilbert Jordan, the city's 30th homicide victim of the year. Minneapolis police Sgt. William Palmer said Loving was arrested at about 4 a. ... More >>
The Minneapolis homicide count climbed to 28, after two men were found shot dead in two separate incidents over the weekend. One of the crime scenes was the sidewalk outside Grumpy's Bar and Grill in the 2200 block of 4th Street Northeast, where police found a man dead on a the sidewalk just ... More >>
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.
When they asked the man what he was doing exposing himself as he rode around Lake Calhoun, he claimed he was training for a West Coast naked bike ride. Right.
The joint effort between the MPD and city attorney's office is aimed at increasing the conviction rate of domestic abusers.
Local nudie bar is staying open late for the RNC
In an age of shrinking budgets, the city of Minneapolis is spending more money than ever to settle lawsuits against the MPD
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