Police

Man admits to slashing tires after Menards clerk rejected return

A man admitted in court this week to retaliating against a Maplewood Menards by slashing tires in the store’s parking lot after a store clerk wouldn’t let him return an item without a receipt. Shawn Russell Museus, 32, of St....

Attorneys spar over venue for officer’s trial in shooting of Philando Castile

Attorneys for the defense and prosecution traded legal arguments in the Minnesota Court of Appeals this week over whether to move the manslaughter trial of a St. Anthony police officer out of Ramsey County. Earlier this month,...

Man who shot 5 at Jamar Clark protest to be sentenced

A Minnesota man is facing sentencing in the shooting of five black men who were demonstrating against the police killing of a black man in Minneapolis. Allen Scarsella could go to prison for more than a decade when he’s sentenced...

St. Croix yacht crash and ‘missing man’ raise questions, ire of authorities

After a 52-foot yacht crashed on the St. Croix River in Bayport early Sunday morning, the law enforcement response was swift and sweeping. Among the agencies that responded to the call of a man missing in the river at 2:50 a.m....

Ex-paramedic said she tried to help St. Paul cop but was arrested. Now, the city will settle her lawsuit.

When a former paramedic saw a man bleeding in a St. Paul road, it never occurred to her to not stop to help. But Christie Jones said her actions as a good Samaritan in 2013 ran up against a St. Paul police officer who struck her...

‘You put the gun in her mouth,’ judge says, handing 40 years to wife killer

April Tennin “epitomized the American dream,” a prosecutor said Tuesday in Ramsey County District Court. Though she went through “tough times” in her childhood, she pulled herself up out of them, Assistant Ramsey County Attorney...

‘Armed and dangerous’ man sought on murder charges in Columbia Heights shooting

The Anoka County Sheriff’s Department has issued an arrest warrant on second-degree murder charges for a Brooklyn Park man suspected in the shooting death of St. Louis Park resident Philip Charles Borer Nelson.

‘Bachelor’ star arrested after allegedly fleeing deadly Iowa crash

  IOWA CITY, Iowa — Chris Soules, an Iowa farmer who starred on “The Bachelor” two years ago, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of causing a deadly accident and leaving the scene. Soules, who was portrayed as a wholesome country...

Prosecutors charge 15 in eagle, migratory bird trafficking case

RAPID CITY, S.D. — A confidential informant purchased thousands of dollars worth of protected eagle parts, as well those from other migratory birds in danger, mostly from a group of three tribal members and also a Rapid City...

Felon on parole charged in abduction attempt in Washington County

A Scandia man is accused of trying to abduct a woman in front of a Domino’s Pizza restaurant in Willernie on Thursday evening. Michael Grant Harker, 34, was charged Monday with two counts of kidnapping and one count of false...

St. Paul man charged with starting blaze at Church of Scientology

A member of the Church of Scientology in St. Paul has been charged with first-degree arson for setting fire to the church's downtown building on April 18.

Police want to talk to boater reported missing after St. Croix River crash

Washington County deputies spent all day Sunday searching for the body of a 36-year-old man who was reported missing after a boat crash early that morning near the Bayport Marina. On Monday morning, the man's attorney called...

Police investigating rape in downtown St. Paul parking ramp

Police are investigating after a woman reported that a stranger assaulted and raped her after he found her sleeping in a downtown St. Paul parking ramp. The 46-year-old woman went to the InterContinental Hotel for help about 5 a...

Police chase ends in fatal crash near Como Park in St. Paul

A police chase that began in St. Anthony Sunday evening ended in St. Paul when the car being pursued crashed near Como Park, reportedly killing at least one occupant. The crash occurred about 8:30 p.m. near the intersection of...

Man’s body found in Mississippi River near Lowry Avenue Bridge

The body of a man was pulled from the Mississippi River south of the Lowry Avenue Bridge Sunday afternoon, according to the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office. Officials say they were notified of a body floating in the river around...