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Fatal Accidents, Business Fire and Dog Bite: West Metro Crime Report

A wrap-up of police, fire and court incidents for the week of April 21-28, including a bank robbery, a stolen stash, gang graffiti and burglaries.

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 Valley, Hopkins, Lake Minnetonka, MinnetonkaMaple GrovePlymouth, RichfieldShakopeeSt. Louis Park and St. Michael. Click on the headline to read the full story.

The crash took place Wednesday night near the intersection of Shady Oak Road and Excelsior Boulevard in Minnetonka.

The Minnesota State Patrol named the man who died in a Thursday rollover.

Multiple fire departments battled for more than three hours to knock down a spectacular blaze near the Albertville/Otsego border. The fire left the ready mix plant in shambles.

A man with a handgun held up the Guaranty Bank inside Rainbow Foods on 6th Avenue in Plymouth Friday morning.

Abdullahi JImale Jama is charged with making terroristic threats against a Richfield woman—in Somali—while she was being interviewed by a police officer.

The girl, who was born in 2004, said the assaults began when she was 4 or 5 years old.

The Edina Police Department's Crime Activity Report for April 9-14.

A weekly selection of incidents drawn from Hopkins police files.

The Richfield Public Safety Department releases its most recent crime reports.

Jacob Lee Israel McCombs, 21, has been charged with misdemeanor indecent exposure.

Police say Justin Grant Evans, already a suspect in a series of west metro burglaries, broke into Minnetonka businesses and stole tools and computer equipment last month.

Shakopee Police: All the graffiti is Hispanic gang based (Latin King or Surenos).

Nieem Kalif Jones of Plymouth was sentenced to 84 months in prison for possessing a firearm as a felon.

Daniel Foster Bucher told police he had smoked "a lot of marijuana" and that the victim had telepathically told him that he wanted him to "smash his property," according to court documents.

Minnehaha Creek Watershed District conducted one of its largest controlled burns of the season Tuesday.

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources plans to lift burning restrictions after much needed rain arrived.

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