Shooting at Minneapolis Business, TCF Bank Robbery and 46 Guns Found: West Metro Crime Report

A wrap-up of police, fire and court incidents in the west metro for the week of Sept. 23-29, 2012, including report promoting prostitution and drug possessions.

The following is a collection of articles that recently appeared on Patch sites in Eden PrairieEdinaGolden ValleyHopkinsLake MinnetonkaMaple Grove, Minnetonka, PlymouthRichfieldSouthwest MinneapolisSt. Louis Park and St. Michael.

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A shooting Thursday at a Minneapolis neighborhood business has sent ripples throughout the Twin Cities as victims are identified. The suspect, who witnesses said was released from his job earlier that day, killed himself.

Man Gets 28 Months in Prison For Robbing Strip Club Patron

Antonio James Jackson was charged with robbing a man earlier this summer and sentenced on Aug. 31.

Two Charged After 46 Guns and Narcotics Found in Residence

The men were arrested after a search warrant was executed Sept. 25 in Maple Grove.

Richfield Teen to Stand Trial As Adult For Death of Homeless Man

Andre Zedrick Steward Jr., 17, will stand trial as an adult on second-degree murder charges in the beating death of a 50-year-old homeless man in Minneapolis earlier this summer.

Burglar Arrested Walking Along Crosstown After Hitting Edina Home

A man with six previous burglary convictions has been charged with burglarizing an Edina home last week. William Doyle, 63, is charged with first-degree burglary, a felony with a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $35,000 fine. The charge carries a mandatory minimum jail sentence of 6 months.

Female Robber Hits TCF Bank in Cub Foods

A white female suspect fled the scene after taking money from TCF Bank in Cub Foods in Plymouth.

Excelsior Man Charged with Felony Cocaine Possession

Police say Matthew James Preston had a $5 bill with cocaine residue on it when he was arrested for a traffic violation in Shorewood.

Police Seize 2 Pounds of Pot from Apartment

Jake Vincent Bebeau, 19, is charged with fifth-degree drug possession, a felony.

Former Toy Company Owner Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud

Kim Robert Calkins, former owner of Edina-based Princess Soft Toys, entered a guilty plea in federal court on Wednesday, Sept. 26.

2 Arrested in After Heroin Bust

Police say Darren Lynn DeGraffinreed and Anthony Morrison were selling heroin from an apartment in southwest Minneapolis.

Hopkins Police Arrest Car Theft Suspect

Police say Tou Leng Yang was driving a stolen Honda coupe when he was arrested and that the car's ignition had been damaged.

Six Buffalo Churches Vandalized 

Buffalo police have now made an arrest.

Police say Tramayne Colfred Williams placed ads on Backpage.com for prostitution services, some of which were provided in a Richfield apartment.

American Carriers in Eden Prairie reported that it and a Georgia company were the victims of identity theft on Sept. 10.

Warrant Issued for Man Charged in Perfume Heist

Police say Darnell Love Jackson and another man shoplifted more than $1,300 worth of perfume from a drugstore in April.

Man Charged with Trying to Cash Forged Check at Bank

Police say Dijonte Montel Harold Clifton tried to cash a phony $960 check drawn on a Minnesota employment agency at Associated Bank.


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