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…
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The chase reportedly reached speeds of 110 mph.
A driver led Golden Valley police on a chase early Tuesday morning that culminated near Hopkins’ Mainstreet, Hopkins Police Sgt. Michael Glassberg said. The chase began when Golden Valley officers tried to stop the driver at 12:46 a.m. Golden Valley crime analyst Joanne Paul said that the chase orginated near Interstate 394 and Highway 169. Four Golden Valley police officers tried to stop the man during the four-mile pursuit, according to Paul. Audio recorded by Police Clips stated that police reached speeds of 110 mph as they excelerated down southbound Highway 169. Click here to listen to the audio. Glassberg said the chase finished at Fifth Avenue and Mainstreet when the driver tried to run away. Paul said the 44-year-old man faces two …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Brooklyn Center police say two suspects led officers down Highway 169 before they were arrested near Minnetonka Boulevard.
A police chase Thursday morning began in Brooklyn Center and continued through New Hope and Golden Valley, before ending in Minnetonka. At about 2:40 a.m. Jan. 3, a Brooklyn Center police officer spotted two people driving a stolen car in a parking lot near Shingle Creek Parkway and Freeway Boulevard. When the officer tried to stop the car, the driver accelerated and took police on a 14-mile chase. According to Brooklyn Center Police Department Investigative Commander Tim Gannon, an adult male and adult female drove westbound on Interstate 694 and continued southbound on Highway 169 through New Hope and Golden Valley. Gannon said New Hope police and Minnesota State Patrol assisted in the pursuit. On Highway 169, scanner information …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
A look at some of the stories about the ones that reportedly did not get away.
It's never a good idea to make an attempt at outrunning police. While some may get away with it, this isn't Hollywood. Here are Patch's picks for the top five reasons you shouldn't flee a police officer. The following are from articles appearing on Patch sites in the west metro during 2012: 1) If you're on probation. 2) If you have outstanding warrants. 3) After firing guns in a high-population area—in broad daylight. 4) If you have a criminal history that includes fleeing police. 5) While driving a stolen car.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Myron Lynn Williams, 36, faces a felony charge of fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle and a misdemeanor of fleeing an officer while not in a motor vehicle.
A Hopkins man is in jail following a chase through the east side of the city last week, Officer Erik Husevold wrote in charging documents. Myron Lynn Williams, 36, faces a felony charge of fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle and a misdemeanor of fleeing an officer while not in a motor vehicle. The felony carries a penalty of up to three years and one day in prison and a $5,000 fine. The misdemeanor charge could result in up to 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine. The charges stem from an incident that began at about 2:15 a.m. Oct. 12 when Hopkins police officers saw a driver in a Ford Mustang who appeared to be smoking marijuana. Officers turned on their squad car’s emergency lights and activated the siren. The driver immediately …