Monday, April 29, 2013
This week's selections include women charged with burglary, man charged with 13 robberies pleads guilty to one, firefighters save paramedic and theft from Walmart.
Editor’s Note: Every week we bring you a sampling of stories from Patch sites in the west metro: Eden Prairie, Edina, Fridley, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Lake Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Richfield, Shakopee, Southwest Minneapolis, St. Louis Park and St. Michael. Trial Starts for Tim Huber, Charged with Murder in Death of Tim Larson of Albertville Jury selection is the first order of business in a trial set to last three weeks. Minneapolis Man Charged with Second-Degree Murder for Fatal Shooting Steven Andre Moore, 27, has been charged with four felony offenses in connection with the death of a Shakopee High student. Fire Destroys Maple Grove Home Wednesday Evening No one was injured in the fire on the 7700 block of …
Monday, March 18, 2013
This week's selections includes eight arrested for marijuana distribution, bus robbery suspect arrest, Social Security number thefts, truck theft and restaurant kitchen fire.
Editor’s Note: Every week we bring you a sampling of stories from Patch sites in the west metro: Eden Prairie, Edina, Fridley, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Lake Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Richfield, Shakopee, Southwest Minneapolis, St. Louis Park and St. Michael. Police Say Drunk Man Threatened to Kill Eden Prairie Police Officer A Shakopee man was charged with making terroristic threats against an Eden Prairie officer. Wayzata Company Agrees to Pay More than $400k for Violating Clean Water Act DMH Partners North, LLC, agreed to pay a $75,000 civil penalty to the U.S. and to purchase wetland credits valued at approximately $340,000. Richfield Man Pleads Guilty to Shooting That Left Victim Paralyzed The shooting occurred in …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
According to Golden Valley police, no arrests have been made.
At 11:30 p.m. on Jan. 1, a robbery occurred at the BP Gas Station on Boone Avenue in Golden Valley. Golden Valley Police Department Crime Analyst Joanne Paul said that four police officers responded to the incident. Paul confirmed that no arrests have been made. “Because it’s an active investigation, I can’t comment on any of the details at this point,” Paul said. Golden Valley Patch will update this article as more information becomes available.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
A look back at what made headlines for the month of October on Golden Valley Patch.
Here's a snapshot of what readers cared about last month on Golden Valley Patch: 1. Golden Valley Pastor Preaches Against Gay Marriage Amendment Edwin DuBose of Golden Valley's Spirit of Hope United Methodist Church says Minnesota's marriage amendment will only "hurt a select group of people." 2. HSUS President's Visit Concerns Some Minnesota Farmers Wayne Pacelle, HSUS president and CEO, visited Golden Valley's Animal Humane Society to promote his new book. His visit had some local farmers worried that consumers will view common animal agriculture practices in a negative light. 3. Armed Woman Charged with Attempting to Rob Central Bank Police say Golden Valley resident Jaden Young gave a teller a note asking for $1,000. Young had a long …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Police say Deshaun Marcel Martin grabbed the victim's wallet, then punched him in the head several times while he struggled with another man, trying to get the wallet back.
A Golden Valley man has been charged with snatching a wallet from a man at a Minneapolis light-rail station, then punching the victim in the head when he tried to get his property back. Deshaun Marcel Martin, 20, is charged with aggravated first-degree robbery, a felony with a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $35,000 fine. According to the criminal complaint, signed by Minneapolis Police Sgt. Walter Carlson, police were on routine patrol near the light-rail station on Oct. 21 when they saw a group of men surround another man. One of the men, subsequently identified as Martin, pushed the victim, grabbed his wallet from his back pocket, then handed it to another man, who fled with it, according to the complaint. The victim chased …
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Police say Golden Valley resident Jaden Young gave a teller a note asking for $1,000. Young had a long knife and a meat tenderizer in her bag when she was arrested.
A woman has been charged with attempting to rob Golden Valley's Central Bank last week, telling an employee that she wanted to commit a crime so she could get help, and that she wanted to go to prison so she could help other prisoners. Jaden Young, 52, of Golden Valley, is charged with two felonies in the Sept. 28 incident: first-degree aggravated robbery, which carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $35,000 fine, and second-degree aggravated robbery, for which the maximum penalty is 15 years in prison and a $30,000 fine. According to the criminal complaint, signed by Golden Valley Police Detective Laura Gould, police responded to a robbery call at Central Bank in the 900 block of Winnetka Avenue North at about 12:30 p.m. …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Antonio James Jackson was charged with robbing a man earlier this summer and sentenced on Aug. 31.
Antonio James Jackson, 22, of Golden Valley, was charged earlier this summer with simple robbery, a felony. On Aug. 31, Jackson pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 28 months in prison. Jackson will get credit for the 44 days he's already served. The maximum penalty for his crime is 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine. According to the criminal complaint, during early morning hours on July 19, the robbery victim had just left Dreamgirls in Minneapolis and started walking toward the Chambers Hotel. Two men approached him and offered to sell him cocaine, but the man told them he wasn’t interested, according to the complaint. When the victim declined to make a purchase, one of the men pushed him up against a fence and held something that he …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Minneapolis resident Donte Hollister admitted to stealing from Golden Valley's Way To Go Sports store last fall. Hollister faces up to 25 years in prison for committing armed robbery.
On Sept. 18, Donte Hollister, 30, pleaded guilty to one count of armed bank robbery, according to the United States Attorney's Office. According to statement released by the United States Attorney's Office and the United States Department of Justice, last fall, Hollister used a gun to force a US Bank teller to give him $1,890. Hollister also admitted to robbing four other local stores, including Golden Valley's Way To Go Sports store. In addition to the $300 he stole from the Golden Valley store on Sept. 26, 2011, the statement revealed that Hollister stole approximately $200 from the Wine Styles store in Medina; attempted to steal cash from the Mattress Giant store in Roseville; and attempted to steal cash from the Second Wind Exercise …
Sunday, August 19, 2012
This week's selection includes a power outage at Valleyfair, burglaries, Twins catcher and new plans for a garden center and a former library.
Editor’s Note: Every week we bring you a sampling of stories from Patch sites in the west metro: Edina, Fridley, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Richfield, Shakopee, Southwest Minneapolis, St. Louis Park and St. Michael. Sporting a Fake Nose, Man Robs SLP Bank The U.S. Bank branch at Byerly's in St. Louis Park was robbed Wednesday morning for the second time in four months. And the robber—who wore a fake nose and facial makeup—could be a man suspected of several other area bank robberies in recent months. Possible Cougar Sighting in St. Michael, Albertville Maralee Sjerven of St. Michael has lost close to 25 chickens and several turkeys to what she believes to be a cougar recently. 'Crazy John,' Child Sex …
Monday, February 7, 2011
Manager talks about Friday night's incident.
UPDATED: 12:30 p.m., Feb. 7 Friday night had been relatively quiet at Good Day Café. As the shift manager, Vinnie Burkhardt decided the close up around 9 p.m. The last customer left out of the locked front door around 9:15 p.m. “He must have saw everybody was gone,” Burkhardt said. Only Burkhardt, one server and a few bakers were still left in the popular Golden Valley restaurant when a man wearing an open ski mask and carrying a handgun walked in through the unlocked back door. “He just ran up with the gun and said ‘let’s go to the safe, let’s go to the safe,’” Burkhardt said. "So that’s what we did.” Burkhardt says he opened the safe, as trained, for the armed robber who grabbed an undisclosed amount of money and ran out. “I thought '…