Intoxicated White Bear Lake Mom had Minor in Vehicle

By Kirk Anderson on September 23, 2014

DWI is a serious offense with penalties that are expensive and leave a nasty mark on a person’s criminal record. It leaves its mark for a first-time offender and it can leave its mark for a person with multiple DWI offenses. Even for a first-time offender, there are aggravating factors that can enhance the charges… Read more »

Incident Near Minneapolis Beach Nets 4 Arrests

By Kirk Anderson on September 15, 2014

Four men were arrested after an incident at a popular beach in Minneapolis. Police were called to the East Center Beach on August 27 at around 8 p.m. when a man crashed his own Jeep into a number of cars parked along nearby streets. The man was arrested for DWI after the incident. One witness… Read more »

Families in Minneapolis Struggle to Understand as Loved Ones Succumb to Heroin

By Kirk Anderson on September 10, 2014

Many families throughout Minneapolis and St. Paul are struggling with the same thing: they have loved ones that have succumbed to heroin and now these families are trying to understand what is happening and what they can do about it. Possessing, selling, distributing, or trafficking heroin is very serious. Many individuals find themselves facing criminal… Read more »

DWI Record Raises Questions in Minneapolis Hit and Run

By Kirk Anderson on September 3, 2014

A young driver is expected to be charged with an early morning hit-and-run that occurred in Minneapolis on the morning of September 1. The man that was hit was left critically injured and now the driver’s DWI record is raising a number of questions in the case. A Hennepin County attorney spokesman said that the… Read more »

New Minnesota Law on Synthetic Drugs Takes Effect

By Kirk Anderson on August 17, 2014

Law enforcement has cited issues with fighting synthetic drugs in the Twin Cities for quite some time. Just when laws would pass that banned some of the chemicals used in the drugs, someone would manufacture the drug with different ingredients, tying the hands of law enforcement. Synthetic drugs have been in the news a lot… Read more »

Hennepin County Sheriff’s Deputies Start Carrying Heroin Antidote

By Kirk Anderson on August 12, 2014

As of August 1, Hennepin County sheriff’s deputies began carrying the heroin antidote. This is a major victor and a historic day in the battle against the heroin issue in the Twin Cities. There has been a major argument going on regarding the ability of law enforcement to carry the antidote that can keep those… Read more »

Informant Tells Police St. Paul Man was Drug-Dealing Gang Member

By Kirk Anderson on August 10, 2014

There has been a lot of talk about gangs being present in the Twin Cities. In fact, there was a recent case of gang members going after teens that they said stole drugs from them. The gang members were from out of state and pursued several Minneapolis teens. In this case, an informant told police… Read more »

Drunk Driver Flips Minivan in St. Paul with Children Inside

By Kirk Anderson on August 5, 2014

A woman has been charged with both DWI and child endangerment after she was allegedly driving her minivan drunk with her kids inside. She crashed and rolled the van in St. Paul. This resulted in a total of three counts of child endangerment, one count of third-degree DWI, and criminal vehicular operation. According to the… Read more »

Nurse in Edina Stole Patient Painkillers – Notes a Trend

By Kirk Anderson on June 30, 2014

Prescription drug theft and addiction is something that has become prevalent in the Twin Cities. It has become such an issue that even nurses have been found stealing patient painkillers on a regular basis. In one case, an Edina nurse stole painkillers from patients for months. This is how she fed her drug addiction. After… Read more »

Minnesota Supreme Court Shoots Down Fleeing Abuse DWI Defense

By Kirk Anderson on June 22, 2014

It is a case that has been seen in the news a number of times – a woman was fleeing abuse while she had alcohol in her system and she chose to get in the car to get away. She was pulled over by a trooper and stated that she was fleeing abuse, but was… Read more »