Columbia Heights Man Receives 20 Years for Kidnapping

By Kirk Anderson on August 20, 2015

A Columbia Heights man will serve 20 years in prison for the severe beating and kidnapping of a woman outside her workplace, according to the Hennepin County attorney. The man pleaded guilty to the aggravated robbery and kidnapping charges. He also admitted to committing a number of aggravating acts, which led to the judge doubling… Read more »

Minnesota Lawmakers in Standoff over Sex Offender Program

By Kirk Anderson on August 15, 2015

The Minnesota sex offender program has been under a lot of scrutiny in recent years, as offenders who have completed the program have yet to be set free. On August 10, Gov. Mark Dayton and state lawmakers had a meeting with a federal judge with no idea on whether or not to move ahead with… Read more »

St. Paul Robbery Victim Fatally Shoots 16-Year-Old Armed Robber

By Kirk Anderson on August 11, 2015

It was a clear night when two individuals decided to enjoy the outdoors near a river bluff. This is when the two were met by juveniles committing a random act of violence. The couple was approached by four teenage males. One was wearing a mask and gloves when he pulled a handgun out on the… Read more »

DWI Enforcement Getting More Aggressive in Minneapolis

By Kirk Anderson on August 11, 2015

Everyone knows that drinking and driving don’t mix, as it only takes a single drink for a person to put themselves and everyone on the road at risk. However, a single drink doesn’t take a person over the legal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08. Nonetheless, DWI enforcement is now going to become even more… Read more »

Probation Given to Minneapolis Paramedic for Replacing Patient Drugs

By Kirk Anderson on August 1, 2015

A man has been sentenced to three years of probation after he pleaded guilty for stealing hydromorphone and morphine intended for Ambulance patients. As a part of his probation, he will be required to submit to regular drug testing. During a five month period in 2013, the man extracted drugs with a syringe and then… Read more »

North Minneapolis has become Mecca for Drug Activity

By Kirk Anderson on July 25, 2015

The word on the street is that if you want drugs, north Minneapolis is the place to go. However, it is suburbanites flocking to the area and not individuals who are from the area. The individuals buying these drugs are from Golden Valley, Edina, Eden Prairie, Bloomington, and all over the Twin Cities. They spend… Read more »

Minneapolis Police is on the Hunt for Domestic Abuse Hotspots

By Kirk Anderson on July 23, 2015

Minneapolis police are looking at anew ay to combat domestic abuse. What they are doing is locating the domestic hotspots around the city so they can deploy officers to those areas in order to prevent future domestic abuse cases. The pilot program will begin in the spring of 2016 and will make the city a… Read more »

Minnesota Sex Offender Program Ruled Unconstitutional by Judge

By Kirk Anderson on July 20, 2015

The Minnesota sex offender program has been in the news a lot in recent years, as it has let very few offenders go once they have entered into the program and essentially completed their rehabilitation. In June, a federal judge ruled that the sex offender treatment program is unconstitutional, stating that it violates the “fundamental… Read more »

Fire in Northeast Minneapolis Lumberyard Ruled Arson

By Kirk Anderson on July 17, 2015

Arson is a very serious offense because it results in property damage and can also result in bodily injury if there are any people who are around when the act occurs. Bodily injury is also a risk that firefighters and other emergency personnel take when they are battling the fire. In northeast Minneapolis, a lumber… Read more »

Minneapolis Hotel Worker Assaulted Mentally Incapacitated Guest

By Kirk Anderson on July 17, 2015

A police report says that a Minneapolis hotel worker sexually assaulted a mentally impaired guest in the guest’s room while she slept. Because the victim was mentally handicapped, she has been characterized as “vulnerable” in the matter. A vulnerable adult is someone who is mentally or physically handicapped in some way. In this case, the… Read more »