Prostitution, Police Chase and Predatory Offender: West Metro Crime Report
A wrap-up of police, fire and court incidents around the Twin Cities west metro for the week of Aug. 5 through Aug. 11, 2012, including a 12-year-old arrested for underage alcohol consumption, business fire and Minnesota Wild tickets reported stolen.
The following is a collection of articles that recently appeared on Patch sites in Edina, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Lake Minnetonka, Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Plymouth, Richfield, Shakopee, Southwest Minneapolis, St. Louis Park and St. Michael. Click on the headline to read the full story.
Police say 19-year-old Christopher Thomas Parker forced his wife to leave work early and then, after she managed to get away from him, broke into her locked house and strangled and punched her.
Maggie Brynn Hoeg is charged with felony-level theft by swindle after allegedly stealing 92 season hockey tickets and selling them on her work computer.
The well-dressed man is believed to have robbed five local grocery store banks since late March.
Open windows offered targets of opportunity.
Police say Jesus Martin Luna-Ortega fled police in Bloomington, crashed his bike and then took off again before he was arrested in a hotel parking lot.
Plymouth police had two prostitution arrests and reported cars rummaged through.
Police responded to the Edina neighborhood after reports of an intoxicated juvenile.
Myrna Rae Erickson has been charged with felony terroristic threats. The neighbor she’s accused of threatening is thought to be Islamic.
Police say Jared Anthony Hevey had a reportedly stolen handgun in his backpack when he was arrested.
Cornelius David Blue is charged with failing to register as a predatory offender after a 1995 conviction for kidnapping a partially deaf woman with cerebral palsy and then raping her.
A story about Minneapolis leaders demanding the end to a website's "adult services" section highlighted a Shakopee man accused of sex trafficking.
Two fire departments were called to a fire Tuesday afternoon at Omann Bros. No injuries were reported.