Shooting at Minneapolis Business, TCF Bank Robbery and 46 Guns Found: West Metro Crime Report
A wrap-up of police, fire and court incidents in the west metro for the week of Sept. 23-29, 2012, including report promoting prostitution and drug possessions.
The following is a collection of articles that recently appeared on Patch sites in Eden Prairie, Edina, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Lake Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Richfield, Southwest Minneapolis, St. Louis Park and St. Michael.
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A shooting Thursday at a Minneapolis neighborhood business has sent ripples throughout the Twin Cities as victims are identified. The suspect, who witnesses said was released from his job earlier that day, killed himself.
Antonio James Jackson was charged with robbing a man earlier this summer and sentenced on Aug. 31.
The men were arrested after a search warrant was executed Sept. 25 in Maple Grove.
Andre Zedrick Steward Jr., 17, will stand trial as an adult on second-degree murder charges in the beating death of a 50-year-old homeless man in Minneapolis earlier this summer.
A man with six previous burglary convictions has been charged with burglarizing an Edina home last week. William Doyle, 63, is charged with first-degree burglary, a felony with a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $35,000 fine. The charge carries a mandatory minimum jail sentence of 6 months.
A white female suspect fled the scene after taking money from TCF Bank in Cub Foods in Plymouth.
Police say Matthew James Preston had a $5 bill with cocaine residue on it when he was arrested for a traffic violation in Shorewood.
Jake Vincent Bebeau, 19, is charged with fifth-degree drug possession, a felony.
Kim Robert Calkins, former owner of Edina-based Princess Soft Toys, entered a guilty plea in federal court on Wednesday, Sept. 26.
Police say Darren Lynn DeGraffinreed and Anthony Morrison were selling heroin from an apartment in southwest Minneapolis.
Police say Tou Leng Yang was driving a stolen Honda coupe when he was arrested and that the car's ignition had been damaged.
Buffalo police have now made an arrest.
Police say Tramayne Colfred Williams placed ads on Backpage.com for prostitution services, some of which were provided in a Richfield apartment.
American Carriers in Eden Prairie reported that it and a Georgia company were the victims of identity theft on Sept. 10.
Police say Darnell Love Jackson and another man shoplifted more than $1,300 worth of perfume from a drugstore in April.
Police say Dijonte Montel Harold Clifton tried to cash a phony $960 check drawn on a Minnesota employment agency at Associated Bank.