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Cucumber, Cracks and Naked Sunbathing: West Metro Crime Report

A wrap-up of police, fire and court incidents around the Twin Cities west metro for the week of Aug. 26 through Sept. 1, 2012, including emergency responders lifting a vehicle off a crash victim and police continue to search for information on a Walgreens

The following is a collection of articles that recently appeared on Patch sites in EdinaGolden ValleyHopkinsLake MinnetonkaMinnetonkaMaple GrovePlymouthRichfieldShakopee, Southwest MinneapolisSt. Louis Park and St. Michael. Click on the headline to read the full story.  

A man stole an undisclosed amount of cash after displaying a handgun.

Police also responded to a burglary with $7,863 in stolen items.

The Maple Grove Fire Department also responded to a fire near the former Maple Grove Library building, as report on the Aug. 13-19, 2012 fire incident report.


Trent Phillip Farris is charged with felony drug possession after police say he bought crack cocaine, then hid it between his buttocks.

A Shafer man was cited for sunbathing without clothes on at Twin Lakes Beach, according to Golden Valley Police.

A roundup of burglaries, assaults, and other incidents reported to the police from Aug. 25 to Aug. 27.

The most recent Plymouth Police report shows more bombs and graffiti.

St. Louis Park officers also responded to several break-ins recently.

A juvenile male from Shakopee is in custody as a result of involvement in multiple vandalism incidents that occurred in the Southbridge neighborhood.

Police say Christina Marie Moreno repeatedly punched the victim in the face after a party at her house, then sent text messages in which she threatened to kill her.

Police say they found the no-contact order victim inside Jeffrey Allen Nelson's Minnetonka home.

This summer has seen a big drop in structural fires, but medical calls have kept the community's first responders on the go.

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