Guns, House Fires and A Naked Man: West Metro Crime

A wrap-up of police, fire and court incidents for the week of May 13 through May 19, including a car crashing into a home, burglary, purse snatching at Chuck E. Cheese and a damaged memorial.

To keep you up to date with what is happening in cities near your hometown, Patch will be providing regular updates of police, fire and crime related incidents in the west metro.

The following is a collection of articles that recently appeared on Patch sites in EdinaGolden ValleyHopkinsLake MinnetonkaMinnetonkaMaple GrovePlymouthRichfieldShakopeeSt. Louis Park and St. Michael. Click on the headline to read the full story.

Fire broke out just before 10 a.m. Wednesday morning.

The fire started Wednesday afternoon at a house in the 6800 block of 23rd Street West.

A Lexus crashed into the front facade of a one-story house on the 7600 block of 12th Avenue just before 9 p.m. May 14. No injuries were reported.

Peter Anatoli Clarke, of Minnetonka, said he carried the gun to the Main Street School of Performing Arts and the Off Campus Pavilion Alternative Program for protection.

African American male with "full afro" caught in a garage rummaging through resident's vehicle.

A selection of incidents from the Edina Police Department's most recent Crime Activity Report.

Timothy Daniel Gardner, 32, faces one count of felony theft of a firearm from the February incident.

It was a close call for matriarch of the family, Barbara Omaha, who users a wheelchair.

The latest Plymouth Police blotter includes an obscenity report involving a naked man in his apartment, computers stolen from cars and more.

An unknown person spray-painted several bricks. The damage happened shortly before the May 5 Walk to Remember.

District Judge Michael J. Thompson has filed an order asking the county attorney and the man accused of killing teacher Timothy Larson be prepared to discuss moving the case forward.

A weekly selection of incidents drawn from Hopkins police files.

Sheriff Rich Stanek is learning about homeland security and countering violent extremism that impacts both the U.S. and Israel.


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