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Shooting Guilty Plea, Brothers Beating Charge and Taco Bell Craving: West Metro Police, Sheriff and Court Report

This week's compilation includes a suspect who answered the phone during an alleged burgary, DNA leads to a Christmas grinch and shoplifting bras and panties.

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.

The incident happened near Super America on the 7700 block of Nicollet Avenue in Richfield.

Adam Robert Kiffe, 24, and Nicholas Alvin Kiffe, 22, have been formally charged for the assault in October 2012, which took place during a house party in Shakopee.

Police say Michael Robert Funk was observed doing a hand-to-hand drug transaction on Nicollet Mall.

Minnetrista Police Cuff Woman Attempting to Cash Fake Payroll Check from City of Victoria

Bank employees faxed a copy of the $1,982.60 check to the City of Victoria and were told the check had not been issued by the city. Additionally, the check was “visibly different from the checks issued by the city."

Edina Man Caught with Marijuana at Valley View Middle School

Police also arrested a St. Paul man who tried to steal a bottle of cologne from the Southdale Center Herberger's store.

Minnetonka Man Allegedly Tried to Stab Fellow American Legion Patron

A 63-year-old Minnetonka man is facing charges of second degree assault after allegedly attempting to stab a fellow patron of the St. Louis Park American Legion with a switchblade.

Burglary Suspect Answers Home Phone While in the Act

When a neighbor noticed a suspicious person next door, she called the residence on the phone. The alleged burglar answered.

Police Say Man Broke Into Minnetonka Home and Opened Christmas Presents

The man was charged with felony burglary after police found his DNA at the scene.

Fateemah Virnet Jihad took bags off the rack and filled them with bras and underwear, according to the Anoka County Attorney's office.

Track Golden Valley Crime Trends With New Interactive Maps

The Police Department is now using a crime-mapping system called RAIDSonline that pinpoints crimes online and via a free iPhone app.

There was also a burglary report and multiple theft reports.

The following arrest information was supplied by the Wright County Sheriff's Office. It does not indicate a conviction.

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