Tag: POLICE

Waite Park assault suspect vehicle: Photo Credit Waite Park Police Department Media Release

Red Bull can assault in Waite Park

Waite Park officers are looking into an assault at a store on Division Street Saturday night. The assault occurred when a man purchased a can of Red Bull from the store and got into a verbal argument with the employee. The suspect then threw the full can of Red Bull into the employee’s face and immediately left the store in […]

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Waite Park Arsonist

Waite Park Arsonist

Authorities have finally found the man they believe was responsible for a highly destructive fire after more than three years of investigation. Waite Park Police Chief, David Bentrud says 47 year old Raymond James Curtis has been taken into custody on charges on charges of first and second degree arson. Curtis used to work at the Martin Marietta Granite Quarry […]

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Shooting in Lake Elmo

Early this morning a Washington County Deputy shot and killed a man who was armed and making suicidal threats. Deputies received reports of a man with a gun threatening suicide at a Lake Elmo intersection. Officers attempted to deescalate the situation by speaking to the man first, followed by using non-lethal ammunition. Later a deputy fired and shot the man, […]

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Traffic Drug Stop

On Monday, April 2nd, a Benton County Police Sergeant pulled over Joseph Elwin Depa for a broken tail-light on his green sedan. After approaching the car, the officer recognized one of the passengers as Lisa Robin Platz, who had an outstanding felony warrant. While speaking to the driver, officers became suspicious that there may be drugs in the vehicle. With assistance […]

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Indecent Exposure

Rocori Superintendent Scott Staska was arrested on Wednesday, March 21st for indecent exposure after security cameras show him exposing himself at a Kwik Trip Store. Waite Park Police Chief Dave Bentrud says, this is not the first time Staska has been accused of exposing himself at that particular store. At this time, Staska has not commented on the incident. The […]

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Officer Charged Update

Former Minneapolis Police Officer, Mohamed Noor has been released from Hennepin County Jail after posting bail Wednesday. Noor has been charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter after shooting Justine Damond, last July. Last year, Damond called 911 to report a possible assault in the alley on her block. Noor shot Damond while investigating the 911 call. As part of […]

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Three Arrested in Rochester Shooting

Three Arrested in Rochester Shooting

Reports of a shooting on Monday night led Rochester Police to a 40 year old man shot in the chest lying on the sidewalk where he died shortly after. The police department began investigating using surveillance footage from the scene. The video led them to an apartment where they arrested three men ages 23, 24, and 25 on potential second […]

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Minneapolis Fatal Stabbing Victim knew Attacker

Minneapolis Fatal Stabbing Victim knew Attacker

Stab Victim knew his Attacker MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota – A man was pronounced dead Tuesday night at Hennepin County Medical Center who was brought in with a fatal stab wound. The Victim was stabbed near the entrance to the Lake street light rail station at night at 7:15pm. The police say portion of the crime was captured on surveillance cameras and […]

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Man Charged with DWI for the 28th Time

Man Charged with DWI for the 28th Time

FERGUS FALLS, Minnesota – 64-year-old Danny Lee Bettcher from New York Mills in Minnesota is facing his 28th DWI charge. Bettcher was charged last week with a felony-level drunken driving and refusing to submit to a preliminary breath test. He has been caught driving while drunk 28 times by the police which is a record in Minnesota. He was reported […]

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Police Officer Appeals Decision Against Moving his Trial

Police Officer Appeals Decision Against Moving his Trial

A police officer who was charged with manslaughter in a fatal shooting of a black motorist is appealing a judge’s decision against moving his trail out of Ramsey County. Attorneys of St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez have asked the Minnesota Court of Appeals to change the ruling. The defense claims biased media coverage won’t give Latino man Yanez a […]

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