Deputies Say Woman Accused Her Mother of Being Satan, Choked Her: Crime Roundup

The top police, court and fire stories from our Patch sites in the Twin Cities include a woman shot in an apartment, a couple who left a baby in a car and a kidnapping.

Maple Grove

Woman Shot at Maple Grove Apartment

An 18-year-old woman was treated for injuries from a single gunshot wound to the neck. A 22-year-old man was taken into custody for reckless discharge of a firearm.


Rafters Staff Has Different Version of Night Fudge-Shop Window Shattered

The man police cited was a former, not current bouncer—and he didn't punch the person he suspected of having vandalized Barbara Ann's Fudge Shop, according to the bar's manager.


Minnetonka Man Charged with First-Degree Manslaughter

A man was found dead due to mixed drug toxicity in a Blue Earth home owned by Hayden Spencer.

Minnetonka Fire Department Tackles Fire on Victor Lane

The home was severely damaged, but there were no injuries.


Edina Police Take Over Airport Escorts for Minnesota Vikings

The department is not offering the team “special treatments because they’re athletes,” police chief Jeff Long said.

Thief Caught on Camera Stealing Package From Morningside Doorstep

Edina police are looking for help identifying the man in the surveillance footage.

St. Louis Park

6-Year-Old Victim of SLP Pond Crash on Road to Recovery

Zarihana Rennie, was the worst off of the three surviving children. She's expected to have her breathing tube removed Monday.


Couple Charged After Leaving Baby in Running Car

Witnesses said the three-month-old child was in the car for at least 45 minutes.

Charges: Roseville Masseuse Steals Rental Car from Eagan Hotel

The 38-year-old woman said that she received permission to borrow the car although she did not try to return it.


Bremer Bank Issues Alert on 'Vishing' Scheme

Lakeville Police have received at least one report of the scam, though that doesn't mean it's the only one, said Interim Police Chief John Kornmann.

Lakeville PD Talk New Rides on YouTube

The Lakeville Police Department will trade in their Crown Victorias for SUVs over a period of several years. 

St. Michael

St. Michael Woman Charged After Strangling Mother in 'Religious Episode'

A St. Michael woman is facing felony strangulation and assault charges after she allegedly flew into a "religious" episode, accused her mother of being Satan, and strangled her mother in their St. Michael Parkway apartment. 


Ex-Con Charged With Fridley Kidnapping

Prosecutors on Thursday charged a Brooklyn Park man with the kidnapping and sexual assault of a woman in Fridley on Nov. 23, according to the County Attorney’s Office.


Small Number of Accused Priests Have Far-Flung Influence

Only 30 clerics were on last week’s list of accused priests, but an animated Patch map and interactive timeline illustrate the scope of their time in the ministry. 


Shakopee Man Identified as Victim in Bloomington Ferry Crash

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner confirmed that the man who died in a Friday crash was a 48-year-old Shakopee man.




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