Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The shooting occurred in June 2012 at the Franklin Library in Minneapolis.
A 24-year-old Richfield man pleaded guilty Tuesday to shooting a man in a public library restroom last June. Timothy L. Harper pleaded guilty to first-degree assault and is expected to receive 86 months in prison when he is sentenced next month, the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office said in a release Tuesday. According to the release, police were called to the Minneapolis Franklin Library, 1314 Franklin Ave. E., around 12:30 p.m. June 13, 2012. When police arrived, they found a man lying on the floor of the restroom, his legs tucked under him. He told police he was brushing his teeth when a man came up from behind and shot him once in the back. Surveillance video showed Harper follow the man into the bathroom and later Harper coming out of…
Monday, March 11, 2013
Where will you go to celebrate the green March 17? Add your favorite Irish pub, parade or celebration to Patch’s interactive map.
St. Patrick’s Day is a time to pull out your green and celebrate Ireland—even if the only Irish in you is a Guinness. With no shortage of places to enjoy St. Paddy’s Day, Patch wants to know where you plan to get your Irish on. To add a marker to the map above, simply click the "Add" button and fill in the details about where you’ll be celebrating the holiday. Where is it? What makes it special? What’ll be happening there? What time will the festivities take place? Check back regularly between now and St. Patrick’s Day to see the map fill with the most popular spots. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Friday, February 15, 2013
2012 had one of the lowest levels of violent crime countywide in more than two decades.
- POLICE & FIRE
Friday, February 15
Editor's Note: The following is a Hennepin County Sheriff's Office press release. The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office is releasing statistics that provide an estimate of the county’s violent crime in 2012. The statistics show that violent crime has decreased countywide by 37% from 2006 to 2012. 2012 had one of the lowest levels of violent crime countywide in more than two decades. Violent crime is defined as: murder and manslaughter--non negligent, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. The definition is from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program. Year-to-date, from 2011-2012, there was an estimated 3% increase in violent crime countywide. Despite the slight increase year-to-date, last year’s overall violent crime numbers …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Police say Dalon Maurice Reed was one of three men involved in an incident where three victims were robbed at gunpoint.
Richfield resident Dalon Maurice Reed, 22, has been charged with three felony counts of aiding and abetting aggravated robbery after a Feb. 7 incident. According to the criminal complaint, Minneapolis police officers responded to a robbery report on the 3300 block of 3rd Avenue South. When officers arrived, they met with the first of three victims. The first victim said he had just come from New Money Express and parked in front of his home when a male, later identified as Bryan Christopher Caldwell, approached him and stuck a black revolver to his torso. The victim reportedly said Caldwell demanded money and his cell phone, and also began going through the victim's pockets. Caldwell then pointed the gun at the other two victims, who were …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Here's what people are saying on Twitter about the president's visit to Minneapolis Monday on the theme of gun violence.
Follow what people are saying about President Obama's visit to Minneapolis Monday in the Storify above. Or if you can't see it there, check it out at Storify.com.
Sunday, February 3, 2013
President Barack Obama will visit Minneapolis on Monday to meet with law enforcement and community members to discuss gun control measures nationwide.
President Barack Obama will visit Minneapolis on Monday to meet with local officials about gun violence, less than two months after the December shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, CT that claimed the lives of 20 children and six school staffers. The day trip will be the president’s first one outside Washington to discuss his “common-sense” plan to combat gun violence, introduced on January 16 and reiterated a few days later in his weekly video address to the nation (see above). The visit follows his promises to heavily involve communities in tackling this issue. “Everything we do combines both a legislative strategy with a broad-based communications and outreach strategy to get people engaged and involved, so that it's not …
Friday, January 18, 2013
Cross-country skiing, kite fest and much more.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
The first newsletter of the new year from Hennepin County Attorney's Office.
Editor's Note: The following is a newsletter from Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman. As County Attorney Freeman says, "We are privileged to serve the people of Hennepin County. Thanks for your trust and support. Every day we will strive to do justice and do us all proud." Here is an excerpt from the Community Justice Update, which we send out a few times each year: 2012 was a good year in the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office. The media has informed the public about our big cases, however, plenty of other work has gone on quietly in the office and I wanted to share with you how we are doing in our efforts to improve. Firearms and Domestic Violence About 70 percent of domestic murders are committed with guns. Working with the …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office recaps December 2012 happenings.
Editor's Note: The following is the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office latest newsletter. Citizen Tip Leads To Most Wanted Arrest Just five days after the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office launched new ways for people to provide crime tips, a citizen has provided tip information that led to the arrest of a fugitive on the county’s Top Ten Most Wanted List. On December 18, Julian Alcaide Lopez (01/09/75) was arrested by the Minnesota Fugitive Task Force which consists of personnel from the Sheriff’s Office, Minneapolis Police, and the FBI. Lopez was arrested for felony criminal sexual conduct (3rd degree) after a tipster provided information to the Sheriff’s Office. Lopez is accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl in Bloomington in …
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Patch compiles a few things happening around the metro area.