Bullet Through Witness' Wall, 'Ghetto Spirit Day' and Store Shooting: West Metro Police, Courts

This week's selections include a man who received harassing emails from himself, federal porn charges, officer of the year and scavenging crackdown.

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.

Marathon Suspect Shootout Witness Is Andrew Kitzenberg from Edina

The Breck School alum photographed a clash in Watertown, MA, between police and the men they suspect of bombing the Boston Marathon.

Two Hopkins Students Charged After Protesting ‘Modern Day Blackfacing’

The black students said they were upset about white ski team members who dressed up for ‘ghetto spirit day.’ The white students said they called it ‘rapper day.’

Wayzata Boston Marathon Runner to KSTP: 'Sounded Like a Cannon'

'I just wanted to get out of there,' Susan Vickerman said.

3 Fridley Residents in Boston Marathon Today: Explosions Tear Through Finish Line

Reports and updates on the reported explosions on Boylston Street near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

Richfield Man Charged With Shooting Chicago Store Owner During Robbery

Police and the Cook County Attorney's Office say Keith Owens was one of two men who robbed a store in Logan Square in Chicago last week.

St. Louis Park Man Reports Receiving Harassing Emails...from Himself

The 45-year-old man told police he suspects a male staying at his ex-girlfriend's house has hacked his email account.

Crystal Man Arrested on Federal Child Porn Charges

The suspect had approximately 8,000 images on computers seized by federal officials, a report from the U.S. Attorney's Office states.

Warrior’s Cove Founder Accused of Fondling Teenage Girl

 David W. Arnebeck, of Minnetonka, has been charged with a gross misdemeanor.

A Star Tribune study found uneven distribution of offenders' residence locations in Minnesota, despite a law meant to spread out their places of residences across the state.

Police Say Man Tried To Open Kay Jewelers Account in False Name

The Warroad man has been charged with two counts of felony fraud.

St. Louis Park Man Charged With Business Burglary

Edgar Solorio-Vasquez, of St. Louis Park, has been charged with felony third-degree burglary.

Minneapolis Police Crack Down on 'Scavenging'

People stealing scrap metal and other recyclables from neighborhood garbage cans is a problem, police say.

21-Year-Old Charged With Injuring Man While Driving Drunk

 Sophie Smith, of Chaska, has been charged with two felony counts of criminal vehicular operation.

Dave Lindman Honored as 2013 Edina Officer of the Year

Lindman received the second annual Mike Siitari Officer of the Year award during Tuesday night's City Council meeting.

Information provided by the Wayzata Police Department.


There was also a report of a fire extinguisher set off inside vehicle while residents were on vacation.


The following arrest information was supplied by the Wright County Sheriff's Office.


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