West Metro Blotter: School Bus Crash, House Fire and Drugs

A west metro wrap up of crime, police and fire related incidents for the week of April 14 through April 20, including charges filed against a multiple burglary suspect.

To keep you up to date with what is happening in cities near your hometown, Patch will be providing regular updates of police, fire and crime related incidents in the west metro.

The following is a collection of articles that recently appeared on Patch sites in EdinaGolden Valley, Hopkins, Lake Minnetonka, MinnetonkaMaple GrovePlymouth, RichfieldShakopeeSt. Louis Park and St. Michael. Click on the headline to read the full story.

Fifteen people were displaced and one person injured from the fire at a Maple Grove townhome fourplex Tuesday night.

A car collided with a First Student school bus just before 7:30 a.m. Friday, April 20 at the intersection of 57th Avenue North and Vicksburg Lane in Plymouth.

Hopkins police worry they could shoot someone with a replica gun—or an officer will be shot after mistaking a real gun for one of the replicas.

Police say Justin Grant Evans, a suspect in a string of commercial burglaries last month, also broke into a Wayzata jewelry store and stole more than $4,000 worth of rings.

Police say they found five grams of cocaine in Bruce John Earlewine's sock after he was arrested in Deephaven last week.

Police say Jerald Paul Delaney, of Hopkins, and Kathryn Ann Huelskamp, of Golden Valley, received a package containing almost 5 pounds of marijuana last week.

Police say Brandon Lee Olson had 10 Oxycodone pills when he was arrested earlier this month.

Police say Miguel Alexander Melgar-Flores had more than 3 ounces of cocaine, a handgun, ammunition, a digital scale and $5,000 in cash when he was arrested last week.

Dustin Byfuglien was arrested last summer after being stopped by a water patrol unit on Lake Minnetonka.

The Sherburne County Sheriff's Department is investigating a motorcycle accident that left two people dead.

Shakopee Police Capt. Chris Dellwo: "Lock your doors."

Interim weapons screening will begin at the entrances to the three suburban court facilities: Ridgedale, Brookdale and Southdale.


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