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Swindlers Take Grandmas’ Money and Man Charged With Beating Acquaintance

This week’s police and fire stories from Hennepin County, Fridley, Shakopee and St. Michael include a man pleading guilty to a robbery.

Crime scene. Credit: Patch
Crime scene. Credit: Patch

'I'm in Mexico and My Nose is Broken, Grandma': Swindler Tells Knollwood Apts Resident

An employee at Knollwood Apartments talked a resident out of wiring $2,900 to Barbados.

St. Louis Park Man Charged with Beating Acquaintance in Front of His Mother

The man's mother corroborated her son's story with police.

Delano Man Pleads Guilty to Buffalo McDonald’s Robbery

The plea was entered about two months after charges were filed.

Fridley Man Stabs Victim in Plymouth, Hair-Pulling Assault: Plymouth Police Report

Assaults, harassment, disorderly conduct and domestic assaults are reported in the latest Plymouth Police blotter.

90-Year-old Woman Reports Theft By Swindle Incident

Police met the 90-year-old woman at the Fridley TCF Bank on Central Avenue to take her theft report.

Minnetonka Man Hurt in Motorcycle Crash

A Minnetonka motorcyclist was seriously hurt in a Scott County crash Aug. 24, according to the State Patrol.

Conserving Energy in Heat Wave, Edina Police Cut Down on Traffic Stops

Edina Police Chief Jeff Long told his staff to "avoid traffic stops" on Tuesday.

St. Michael Man Arrested for Substance Abuse Violation

The following arrest information was supplied by the Wright County Sheriff's Office for the week of Aug. 19-25, 2013. It does not indicate a conviction.

Assault With a Dangerous Weapon, DWIs: Golden Valley Arrest Report

Golden Valley Police report a number of arrests in the past week including DWIs, second-degree assault, possession or selling marijuana and more.

The Threat of a Flashlight and a Burglar Caught

The Edina Police Department's Crime Activity Report for August 19 to 25.

Shakopee Police Alert Residents of Phone Scam

The scam artist claims to be from a tax investigation agency.

Cut Phone Lines and a Shot Out Brake Light: Maple Grove Blotter

There was also a counterfeit bill, a damaged dashboard and several stolen items.

Eden Prairie Police Attend Workshop for Responding to Terrorism, Mass Casualty Incidents

The Twin Cities metro area was one of fourteen locations nationwide to receive the training.

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