Sunday, May 12, 2013
This week's selections include a new Buddhist monastery, 100-meter dash record, Southdale Center on TV, hospital milestone and a record-breaking betting day.
Editor’s Note: Every week we bring you a sampling of stories from Patch sites in the west metro: Eden Prairie, Edina, Fridley, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Lake Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Richfield, Shakopee, Southwest Minneapolis, St. Louis Park and St. Michael. Police Release Maps in Search for Mandy Matula Eden Prairie police have released maps of the areas where Mandy Matula, the missing Eden Prairie woman, might be located. The areas are in Benton, Carver, Sherburne, Stearns and Wright counties. 3 Years, 3 Months Behind Bars for Ex-City Staffer on Child Porn Conviction Scott Andrew Bradley of Oakdale, who once worked as communications coordinator for the City of Richfield, got the maximum sentence. MN Same-Sex Marriage…
Friday, May 10, 2013
Officers in stable condition at HCMC. Suspect was subject of police pursuit. A motorcyclist died in a crash with a squad car responding to the shooting.
Updated: 3 p.m. Sunday, May 12 The suspect police shot dead Friday was identified as 22-year-old Terrance Terrell Franklin. Franklin died as the result of multiple gunshot wounds, according to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner. Franklin was shot at a home on the 2700 block of Bryant Avenue Friday, after police reportedly chased him by vehicle and then by foot. In addition, the motorcyclist killed after colliding with a responding officer's squad car was identified by friends as Ivan Romero Oliveras, 24, of Minneapolis, according to the Star Tribune. The injured passenger, Jocelin Torrejon, was listed in satisfactory condition at HCMC on Friday. ***Original Text*** Two Minneapolis police officers were injured Friday and the suspect they …
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety will be tweeting every arrest from Friday’s patrols. Catch all the tweets here.
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety has a new tool when it comes to deterring drunken driving: Twitter. On Friday night, there will be 150 squads patrolling major corridors in the Twin Cities’ largest-ever, one-night, coordinated DWI enforcement effort. But this effort isn’t notable just because of its size; it will also offer Minnesotans the chance to follow along via Twitter. The Department of Public Safety (@MnDPS_OTS) will tweet the age and gender of those arrested for DWI using the hashtag #May10DWI. Too busy to follow along in real time? Check out the agency’s tweets and other related mentions in the live blog above. (People viewing this article on a mobile browser may not be able to view the live blog.)
Thursday, May 9, 2013
The warm weather has prompted the start of the bike patrol season.
Editor's Note: The following is a Minneapolis Police Department press release. The warm weather is finally upon us and that means people will be riding their bikes. The Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) 3rd Precinct will once again begin bicycle patrols along the Midtown Greenway starting May 9, 2013. “We are excited about using these patrol techniques to improve public safety, greater visibility in the community, build stronger partnership with the Midtown Greenway Coalition, Crime Prevention Task Force and bicyclists”, said Third Precinct Inspector Michael Sullivan. The Midtown Greenway is a 5.7 mile long former railroad corridor in south Minneapolis with bicycling and walking trails. The MPD patrol officers will use their bicycles …
Monday, May 6, 2013
A 13-year-old girl was riding her bike when she was approached by three males near Linden Hills on Sunday.
Editor's Note: The following information was taken from a Monday crime alert for Linden Hills and chain of lakes area residents. A 13-year-old girl was almost taken by three males near the 3600 block of Zenith Avenue Sunday. According to a Minneapolis Police Department release, the young victim was riding her bike around 2:25 p.m. on May 5 near 36th Street and Zenith Avenue when she was approached by three males. One of the suspects grabbed her by the wrist and said they would hurt her if she made any noise. The victim screamed and the suspects looked at one another and fled northbound on foot. It's unknown if a vehicle was parked nearby. There have been no similar incident reported, according to police. The suspects were described as …
This week's selections include a man who shot himself in a police department parking lot, an 80-year-old woman dies in a crash and a dozen departments fight a fire.
Editor’s Note: Every week we bring you a sampling of stories from Patch sites in the west metro: Eden Prairie, Edina, Fridley, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Lake Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Richfield, Shakopee, Southwest Minneapolis, St. Louis Park and St. Michael. Paper Left Behind After Man Shot Himself May Contain Clues to Woman's Disappearance After showing up to discuss missing person Mandy Matula, David Roe shot himself in the head. Matula is still missing, and police are looking for information. Second Suspect in Fatal Shooting Taken into Custody Justin Kenyatta Watson, 32, also known as 'Boog,' has been charged with the murder of a Shakopee teen. Mark Mauer: 'I Brought This Upon Myself' 'I didn't kill anybody. I didn't…
Sunday, May 5, 2013
This week's compilation includes a Red Cross Hero, 'unemployment is a very boring existence,' MCA issues, profitable liquor store, superintendent search and light rail.
Editor’s Note: Every week we bring you a sampling of stories from Patch sites in the west metro: Eden Prairie, Edina, Fridley, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Lake Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Richfield, Shakopee, Southwest Minneapolis, St. Louis Park and St. Michael. Brooklyn Park Man Pulled From Maple Grove Pond Dies The 20-year-old man was pulled from the pond near the 12300 block of Elm Creek Boulevard. Freshwater Society Officially Declares Ice Out on Lake Minnetonka The call came at 1:30 a.m. Thursday morning; Hennepin County Sheriff’s Water Patrol uses a different standard. Dayton Heckled in Shakopee, Calls Audience 'Rude' and 'Juvenile' Gov. Mark Dayton told a Shakopee audience that "I’ve been all over the state and I’ve …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Proposed legislation would ban school boards from dropping coaches' contracts 'solely' because of parent gripes.
Do high school coaches need a law to shield their jobs from parent complaints? Leave your comment below. A Minnesota Legislature conference committee is weighing whether to include this sentence in its omnibus policy and finance bill: "The existence of parent complaints must not be the sole reason for a board to not renew a coaching contract." The legislation is in response to increasing non-renewals of coaches' contracts, with as many as 35 percent in one sport (boys' hockey) involving parent complaints, according to a Star Tribune report: “This just came out from athletics directors and coaches who thought something more needed to be done,” said Rep. Dean Urdahl, a Grove City Republican who co-authored the bill. “The problem is … parents…
The Minneapolis Police Department releases its crime maps for the week of April 23-29, 2013.
See what your Minneapolis police officers were up to over the past week, and where things were going down in your neighborhood. There are two PDFs attached to this article show Precinct 5 offenses between April 23 and April 29, 2013: one with violent crime incidents, and the other with other tracked offenses. Follow Southwest Minneapolis Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our free daily email newsletter
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The event will run from 5–7 p.m. at the Fifth Precinct station at 3101 Nicollet Ave. S.
Plan now to attend the Minneapolis Police Department Fifth Precinct Open House on May 14, 2013, from 5–7 p.m. Here is the announcement of the event from the MPD: Spring is finally here and that means Police Week is coming! The Fifth Precinct will be hosting its annual open house on Tuesday, May 14 from 5-7 p.m. at 3101 Nicollet Av. Please stop by to visit and learn more about the Minneapolis Police Department. There will be several displays including; Bomb Squad, K9, Horse Patrol, 311, 911, and many more. The talented Minneapolis Police Band will be performing. Refreshments will also be available. Click on the PDF thumbnail for an event flier with more information. Follow Southwest Minneapolis Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign…