A look at some of those who didn't get away.
With loads of crime drama's on TV, some criminals may be good at covering their tracks these days. But not all of them. Here are Patch's picks for the top five ways to get busted for committing a crime. The following are from articles appearing on Patch sites in the west metro during 2012. 1) Leaving your cell phone (and fingerprint) at the scene of the crime. 2) Leaving behind your DNA. 3) Committing a crime while in the presence of police. 4) Possessing a distinctive stolen good. 5) Showing off on social media. What's the most interesting, weirdest or plain hilarious crime you've ever read about? Tell us in the comments section below.
Here are five things that happened over the past few months that you probably shouldn’t do if you want to avoid the attention of police.
Police urge residents to take precautions in order to avoid becoming victims of crime, and that’s good advice. Still, few offenders are criminal masterminds—and some do things that are downright dumb. Here are five things that happened in Hopkins over the past few months that you probably shouldn’t do if you want to avoid the attention of police. (Click the links to read the full stories.) *** Don’t Steal Items You’re Just Going to Return On July 25, police got a call that someone had dropped off an athletic bag, cooler and other property at a Ninth Avenue North apartment building. When they inspected the items, they found a laptop, DVD player and TCF Bank card. A witness said he saw the woman who dropped off the items go into a …