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Naked Man Walking, Cops Chase, Old Country Buffet Beef: West Metro Crime Report

A wrap-up of police, fire and court incidents around the Twin Cities west metro for the week of July 14 through July 21, 2012 including findings from a townhome fire, man charged with sexual abuse and suspicious man claiming to be a school official.

The following is a collection of articles that recently appeared on Patch sites in EdinaGolden ValleyHopkinsLake MinnetonkaMinnetonkaMaple GrovePlymouthRichfieldShakopee, Southwest MinneapolisSt. Louis Park and St. Michael. Click on the headline to read the full story.

 

While the victim admitted to self-inflicted wounds on her arm, police say Duane Lee Washington beat her and cut her neck with a box cutter after an argument about an upcoming court appearance.

Police say Matthew Aaron Christenson believed the store was selling poisoned cigarettes.

Police say Edgar Jesus Gonzalez-Mendoza of Hopkins had repeated sexual contact with the girl.

DMV to Reopen After Year Long Theft Investigation Completed

A former City of Golden Valley Motor Vehicle Licensing employee, , was charged with three felonies, including theft by swindle, theft of public funds, and failure to pay over state funds. 

An 8-year-old playing with a lighter started the blaze, fire officials said.

The latest Plymouth Police blotter shows several violations, arrests and more of juveniles.

One officer was injured during the chase, which involved a K-9 unit, sheriff deputies and law enforcement agencies from throughout the Lake Minnetonka area.

Police warned the individual and sent him home.

Officers were also dispatched to Normandale Park for property damage to a warming house.

A Maple Grove business reported that about $500,000 was allegedly embezzled by an employee.

Incidents as reported by the Richfield Public Safety Department.

A 66-year-old man was arrested for fifth degree criminal sexual conduct.

A twice-weekly selection of incidents drawn from Hopkins police files.

Police say they found firearms, marijuana, methamphetamine, ecstasy and hashish when they raided Matthew Richard Grove's apartment earlier this month.

The Buffalo School District issued a statement regarding a suspicious man in the Hanover area.

A roundup of selected Golden Valley Police Department calls and arrests.

Elin August 05, 2012 at 07:30 PM
Was there any news on the high speed chase on France Avenue on August 4, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.? Dark grey convertable car was pursued by multiple Edina police cars into Bloomington.

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