Friday, May 24, 2013
Devon McFerrin is accused of selling a Hopkins man the heroin that killed him.
The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office has added a suspected Minneapolis drug dealer to its Top Ten Most Wanted List, the agency announced Friday. Devon McFerrin, 31, is accused of selling a Hopkins man the heroin that killed him following a February 2012 overdose. The County Attorney’s Office has charged McFerrin with third-degree murder, a charge in which the selling of drugs results in someone’s death. It’s believed that this is the first case of its kind to be featured on the Top Ten Most Wanted List. “We want to send a strong message to heroin dealers and drug dealers that we will not tolerate anyone selling deadly and illegal narcotics on our streets and in our communities,” a news release quoted Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek. “…
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
In August 2004, blood was collected from the scene. Now that a DNA match has been found, the suspect is charged with theft.
A Richfield man is charged for an incident that happened in 2004. A court summons was issued last week for Daniel Isaac Andrews, now 29, on a felony theft charge. In August 2004, Minnetonka Police took a report of theft from Birch Lane. The owner of a computer rental company said he'd parked his SUV in his driveway at night. In the morning, he found one of the windows broken and a large amount of computer gear stolen, including five laptops. The owner's insurance company settled the owner's claim of loss for over $8,000. During the investigation, police found blood in the SUV that appeared to be left by the perpetrator. The blood was collected and sent to the lab. A DNA profile, that is not expected to occur more than once in the world's …
Monday, May 20, 2013
This week's compilation includes a continuing search for Mandy Matula, officers shot in Minneapolis, thousands of speeding tickets and burglary suspect calls victim.
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. Maple Grove Burglary Suspects in Custody After Multi-City Pursuit Police are crediting a concerned neighbor for calling 911 as the burglary reportedly occurred Wednesday. Family, Friends and Strangers Search For Mandy Matula A large-scale public search for Matula began Saturday morning in Victoria and Waconia. "I just can't imagine the pain the family's going through, and I want to help," she said Laura Powers of Savage. SLP Woman Warns Police of Clown-Suit-Wearing…
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Three women allegedly exited a fitting room with noticeably bigger purses and nothing in their hands.
Three Minneapolis women were charged with felony theft over $1,000 after allegedly shoplifting from Macy's. Juanita Lashon Wilson, 25; Terri Lynette Sisson, 24; and Raven Denise Hampton, 21, each face one count of theft. On Dec. 2, 2012, Minnetonka Police responded to a reported theft at the Macy's store at Ridgedale Center in Minnetonka. Store staff said the women were carrying large purses that appeared to be empty and selecting items without regard for price or size. The women allegedly exited a fitting room with noticeably bigger purses and nothing in their hands. As the women exited the mall with Macy's staff pursuing them, one purse full of Macy's merchandise was dropped, according to the complaint. The women got into a waiting car …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Officers wrote 3,550 tickets, according to a WCCO-TV report.
Legend Police departments that cover multiple cities have a pin in each of the cities they cover. Sheriff’s offices, state patrol, park police, University of Minnesota police and airport police are not shown. *** In 2011, Minnetonka police wrote the 12th-highest number of speeding tickets per capita among agencies in the Twin Cities metro area, according to a report on WCCO-TV. The city’s 56 officers wrote 3,550 tickets for excessive speed—a rate of .07 tickets for every person in Minnetonka. The top three locations in the city of 50,435 residents were: Nearby police departments ranked lower. Eden Prairie police wrote the 15th-highest number of speeding tickets per capita. Deephaven was 30th. South Lake Minnetonka was 43rd. St. Louis …
Monday, May 13, 2013
This week's compilation includes a house fire investigation, the 'man in black,' attempted kidnapping, man caught burglarizing church and gas skimmer.
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. Tim Huber Guilty of Second-Degree Murder, Not Guilty of First-Degree Murder The jury found Huber guilty on two counts of second-degree murder in the 2011 killing of Timothy Larson of Albertville, but not guilty of premeditated murder, the West Central Tribune reported. Mandy Matula’s Blood Found on Jacket in David Roe’s Vehicle Ballistics testing has confirmed that markings on the unfired bullet discovered last weekend indicate it was at some point in the chamber of…
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…
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Jillian Rae Neimeyer pleaded guilty Thursday to drunken driving.
A Minnetonka woman who left her 6-year-old alone all night so she could go out drinking pleaded guilty to drunken driving Thursday and had a gross misdemeanor child-endangerment charge dismissed, the Star Tribune reported. A Hennepin County District Court sentenced 26-year-old Jillian Rae Neimeyer to 30 days in the workhouse—but stayed the sentence for two years. On Dec. 1 at about 8 a.m., Minnetonka Police were called to Hunters Ridge Apartments to investigate a case of child neglect. They met a woman who said that a 6-year-old boy had come to her apartment that morning claiming that "mommy was gone." At about 8:35 a.m., Neimeyer drove into the apartment complex lot, according to police. Police say she smelled like alcohol and that she …
Friday, May 10, 2013
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.)
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Police say Melissa Lynn Koenig admitted to stealing from multiple metro area stores after being arrested in Minnetonka.
A White Bear Lake woman has been charged with felony theft of over $5,000 after police say she is stole numerous bottles of fragrance from four different stores, including Ulta Beauty and JC Penney in Minnetonka. Melissa Lynn Koenig, 36, was arrested at JC Penney in Minnetonka on April 23. According to the criminal complaint, police officers responded to a theft report at Ulta Beauty in Richfield on March 11. An employee reported that a 5-foot, white female with strawberry blonde hair and glasses entered the store on both March 8 and March 9. The employee said the female grabbed some items and left the store without attempting to pay for any items on March 8. The employee said the suspect returned on March 9 and left the store without …