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Coach Cleared and Police Search for Naked Intruder: Crime Roundup

The top police, court and fire stories from our Patch sites in the Twin Cities this week include a Level III sex offender moving to a Twin Cities suburb.

The stories referenced in the headline are bolded below. You can find them under the Eagan and Richfield subheads.

Eagan

A Christmas Eve Chase and a Shopping Spree: Eagan Police Blotter

A cashier allowed family members to take home $1,400 worth of merchandise without paying for it.

Eagan High Coach Kurt Virgin Cleared on All Theft Counts

Attorneys for Virgin said statements made while under protective clauses were used to build the prosecution's case. A judge dismissed the felony charges Friday, five days before Christmas.

Eden Prairie

Meeting to Take Place About Level III Sex Offender in Eden Prairie

The Eden Prairie Police Department and the Minnesota Department of Corrections will host a community notification meeting on Dec. 30, the city announced. Dennis James Armstrong, a Level III predatory offender, is temporarily living on Martin Drive.

Edina

Edina Police Chief Jeff Long Leaving for Lakeville Job

Long described Lakeville as a "quickly growing suburb with a lot of growth potential."

Lakeville

Lakeville Police Nab Burglar Following Tip

A resident told police reported seeing a man walking between houses and across driveways.

New Lakeville Police Chief Comes From Edina

Edina Police Chief Jeff Long will start his new position in January.

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Oakdale

Snow-related Crashes, Medical Calls Keep Firefighters Busy in Oakdale

The Oakdale Fire Department responded to the following calls for service in early December, including the 7 to 13.

Richfield

Police Pursue Naked Intruder in Richfield

Police searched the area surrounding the 7400 block of Aldrich Avenue, according to an audio recording on Police Clips.

Second Richfield Pedestrian Hit by Car Dies

Jon Smith passed away Dec. 15, according to a Caring Bridge page created in his name.

St. Louis Park

Man Claiming to be Katy Perry’s Husband and a ‘St. Police Prodigy’ Arrested at Knollwood Mall

The man was cited for impersonating a police officer but has not been charged.

St. Michael

Extra DWI Patrols Nab Drivers from Albertville, Otsego

As state agencies stepped up patrols to enforce DWI laws, several arrests resulted in Wright County over the holiday week.

Fire Calls Trickle In During Holiday Week in St. Michael, Albertville

Calls have slowed with some better road conditions in northern Wright County.

Stillwater

Fire Chief: Smoke Detector Woke Up Sleeping Residents in House on Fire

No one was hurt in the Friday morning blaze. Damage: about $25,000.

Woodbury

Top 10 Woodbury Crime Stories of 2013

Here are the top-read crime stories from Woodbury Patch in 2013. 

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