Crime

 Texas Officer Resigns in 1-Sentence Letter

Update: FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) – A white police officer in Fort Worth who authorities say fatally shot a black woman in her home resigned in a one-sentence letter Monday. Aaron Dean’s letter said: “Effective immediately I am tendering my resignation from the Fort Worth Police Department.” The letter was released by the state’s largest police union, the Combined Law…

Teen injured in West Duluth Shooting

17-year-old tranported to hospital with non-life threatening injury.

  DULUTH, Minn.- On Friday in reference to a shooting, Duluth Police responded to the area of 67th Avenue West and Sherburne Street. According to authorities it was reported a 17-year-old suffered a gunshot wound to the leg, who was transported to a local hospital for treatment. The injury is non-life threatening. Police believe there is no risk to the…

Charges: Eagan Woman Smashed Vehicle With Hatchet While Wearing Joker Mask

The Incident Occured in a Transit Ramp in Eagan

EAGAN, Minn. (FOX 9) – An Eagan, Minnesota woman was charged earlier this week for smashing the windows of a car while wearing a joker mask. Tazara Oliver, 19, is charged with one count of criminal damage to property, a felony. The incident occurred on Friday, Oct. 4 in a transit ramp in Eagan. According to the charges, the victim…

FBI: Woman Kidnapped, Sex Assaulted Girl She Met Online

Authorities Found the GIel in Greenville With the Woman

GREEVILLE, S.C. (AP) – Federal authorities say a South Carolina woman kidnapped a girl from Minnesota and sexually assaulted her. Citing an FBI affidavit, news outlets report 23-year-old Katrina Marie Aliff was arrested last month on charges including aggravated child sexual abuse. The affidavit says Aliff met the girl, who’s younger than 12, on the messaging app Amino in March….

28 Year-Old Man Gets 12 Years in Prison for Sexually Assaulting Child

ITASCA CO., Minn. – Cody Michael Porter, 28, was sentenced to twelve years in prison for felony first degree criminal sexual conduct. Porter is from Wheeling, West Virginia. He initially was charged with four counts of felony first degree criminal sexual conduct. When Porter pleaded guilty to one felony charge on October 7th, the rest were dropped. The Itasca County…

UPDATE: Makinen ‘Suspicious Death’ Ruled a Homicide

MAKINEN, Minn.-More details are emerging after a body was found in a residence in Makinen Tuesday with the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office now ruling it a homicide. The medical examiner’s office has identified the deceased as Frank Gerald Meyer, 47, of Makinen. St. Louis County sheriff’s deputies located Meyer at a residence on Curt Lane at approximately 1 p.m. Tuesday…

Police Allege Cameras Hid at Mall of America Dressing Rooms

MINNEAPOLIS-Police are investigating a Minnesota man who allegedly hid cameras inside dressing rooms at the Mall of America in Bloomington and another Minneapolis area shopping mall. The 41-year-old Elk River man has not been charged. The Star Tribune reports details were contained in a search warrant affidavit. The affidavit alleges the suspect used cameras that could be operated remotely using…

Victim Identified in Suspicious Death Near Makinen

MACKINEN, Minn.-The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a man in the community of Makinen, southeast of Eveleth. The Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the deceased as Frank Gerald Meyer, 47, of Makinen. St. Louis County sheriff’s deputies located Meyer at a residence at approximately 1 p.m. Tuesday following a 911 call…

Police: Man Shows Gun After Political Bumper Sticker Dispute

The West Fargo Man is Due in Court on Tuesday

MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) — A North Dakota man faces charges after police say he displayed a handgun after a dispute over political bumper stickers with another driver in Minnesota. Moorhead police say a woman reported she was driving Monday when the 27-year-old West Fargo man pulled up and began yelling about her sticker supporting Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren. Authorities…

Three Charged After Minnesota Man’s Remains Found in WVa

The Women Were Charged With Concealment of a Deceased Human Body

WELCH, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia State Police have charged three people after the remains of a Minnesota man were found. The Bluefield Daily Telegraph reports McDowell County Magistrate Court records show the body found in the Skygusty area was identified as John Thomas McGuire. Sgt. C.K. McKenzie in Welch says 31-year-old Amanda Michelle Naylor McClure of Chisago City, Minnesota,…

Man Arrested for 10th Drunken Driving Offense

He was Also Cited for Open Alcohol in his Vehicle

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Dane County sheriff’s officials say they’ve arrested a Madison man for his tenth drunken driving offense. A deputy stopped the 56-year-old man about 12:30 a.m. Monday in the Town of Blooming Grove. Authorities got a warrant to have his blood drawn at a hospital and he was booked into the county jail on a felony drunken…

Update: Fourth Suspect Charged in Fatal West Duluth Shooting

DULUTH, Minn. – Authorities say they have charged a fourth suspect in connection to a shooting in West Duluth last month that left 33-year-old Timothy Jon Nelson dead. Investigators say they charged 27-year-old Taylor Fredrickson on Thursday with one count of aiding an offender. According to the criminal complaint, Fredrickson told police that she was with one of the suspects…

Duluth Man Charged in Duluth Cider Burglary

Carl Was in Possession of Stolen Property When Arrested

DULUTH, Minn. – A Duluth man arrested Wednesday afternoon in connection to a burglary at Duluth Cider in the Lincoln Park Business District has been charged. According to the Duluth Police, 25-year-old Kyle Carl was charged on Friday with third degree burglary. At the time of his arrest, Carl was on supervised pre-trial release for four other burglaries earlier this…

Duluth Man Facing 4 Burglary Charges Arrested On Suspicion of 5th

DULUTH, Minn. — Duluth police have made what they are calling a “significant” burglary arrest of a Duluth man already charged with four other burglaries from earlier this year. Kyle Carl, 25, was arrested Wednesday for one of three September burglaries at Duluth Cider brewery on West Superior Street in Lincoln Park. This comes as Duluth police continue investigating burglaries…

19 Students Facing Riot Charges Following Massive Brawl at St. Cloud School

Three Staff Members Suffered Minor Injuries

ST. CLOUD, Minn.. (FOX 9) – After a massive fight at Tech High School in St. Cloud last week, 19 students have been charged. Most of the students are facing riot charges related to the brawl on Wednesday, September 25. One 16-year-old boy however is also facing charges for terroristic threats and possession of a dangerous weapon on school property….

Duluth Man Arrested in Connection to Duluth Cider Burglary

Anyone With Information is Asked to Call the Duluth Police Property Financial Crimes Unit

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth police say they have made a “significant arrest” in connection to a string of burglaries in the Lincoln Park Business District over the last month. According to the authorities, 25-year-old Duluth man was arrested on Wednesday for 3rd Degree Burglary in connection with the burglary at Duluth Cider. At the time of his arrest, the man…

Duluth Officer Use of Force Case Could Go to Supreme Court

City Attorney Gunnar Johnson petitioning the Adam Huot case to the Minnesota Supreme Court

DULUTH, Minn.- The City of Duluth’s top attorney is not backing down in his fight to keep a police officer from getting his job back. The saga continues, as the City wishes to take the case to the final nail: the Minnesota State Supreme Court. In 2017 officer Adam Huot was shown on body cam video dragging a man by…

Area Businesses Impacted by Superior Bomb Scare

Businesses told by police to lock all doors and move to the back of the building.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Superior Police said the area surrounding the possible improvised explosive device on Tower Avenue was fairly easy to control because it was a business district. Nearby businesses were still disrupted this morning as authorities investigated the device and had to close down the roads. The scene was officially deemed safe around 2:30 this afternoon, when the Marathon Oneida…

Bomb Squads Investigate a Possible Explosive Device Outside Superior Fire Department Headquarters

The device has also been removed and is no longer a threat to the area.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The Marathon County Bomb Squad and Superior Police are still investigating a tube that was deemed a possible explosive device, found near the new fire department headquarters in Superior. But they have now determined it was an inactive device, with no wires or firing device inside, other than some unknown grainy residue, which will be sent out…

Suspect Allegedly Cut Father With Knife After Trying to Steal Son’s Toys

VIRGINIA, Minn. — According to the Virginia Police Department, a father was allegedly cut on the finger by a man named Aaron Hendrickson who was trying to steal his son’s toys. The incident happened on September 26th on First Avenue South in Virginia. The victim explained to police that his eight year-old son had told him that his toys were…

Synagogue Fire Suspect Arrested in Superior

Amiot Was Arrested Without Incident

DULUTH, Minn. – The homeless man charged with starting the Adas Israel Synagogue fire last month was located and arrested Monday night in Superior. According to reports, a Superior police officer responded to a McDonalds on Tower Avenue where Amiot was inside speaking with a probation officer from the Arrowhead Regional Corrections. After receiving confirmation that Amiot has an extraditable…

Police Arrest Mother in Wisconsin Counterfeit Vaping Case

Huffhines Faces Charges Including Possessing and Manufacturing THC

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) – Authorities have arrested the mother of two Wisconsin brothers accused of illegally manufacturing vaping cartridges with THC oil. The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Office says 43-year-old Courtney Huffhines faces charges that include possessing and manufacturing THC, but details of her alleged involvement have not been disclosed. The sheriff’s office says more information is being released Tuesday. The…

Third Suspect Charged in Fatal West Duluth Shooting

Bail was set at $100,000

DULUTH, Minn. – A third person has been formally charged in connection to last week’s fatal West Duluth shooting. Amber Rose Louise Forrest, 29, has been charged with one count of Aiding An Offender as an accomplice after the fact. According to the criminal complaint, Forrest admitted to taking a backpack and two BB guns from the residence of Christopher…

Man With 18 DUIs Gets Prison Time for Serious Injury Crash

Knoll Received a Three Year Prison Sentence

HASTINGS, Minn. (AP) – A 60-year-old Minnesota man with 18 drunken-driving convictions will serve 20 months in prison for causing a crash that seriously injured two people in 2017. Marshall A. Knoll pleaded guilty to first-degree driving while impaired in exchange for the dismissal of two more-serious charges. Prosecutors say Knoll was driving with a suspended license and was high…

UPDATE: Charges Filed Against Suspects in Fatal West Duluth Shooting

UPDATE: DULUTH, Minn. – Today, police arrested a third person in connection to the fatal West Duluth shooting. Police announced Friday afternoon that they have arrested a 29-year-old female on charges of Aiding An Offender. Formal charges are pending. DULUTH, Minn. – Two male suspects arrested in connection to the fatal shooting of 33-year-old Timothy  Nelson in West Duluth have…

Warrant Issued for Suspect in Synagogue Fire

Amiot Pleaded Guilty on Tuesday

DULUTH, Minn. – A warrant has been issued for the homeless man that admitted to starting the Adas Israel Synagogue fire earlier this month. According to St. Louis County court officials, 36-year-old Matthew Amiot failed to attend a probation meeting and did not report to CHUM as he was supposed to. The warrant was authorized on Thursday, according to the…

Suspects in Fatal West Duluth Shooting to Appear in Court Friday

Police Believe There is no Danger to the Public

DULUTH, Minn. – Two suspects in the fatal West Duluth shooting of 33-year-old Timothy Jon Nelson are scheduled to appear in court tomorrow. Charges are expected to be filed shortly before the 11:00 a.m. court appearance. According to authorities, the suspects are facing charges of Aiding and Abetting Second Degree Murder. Police responded to reports of shots fired early Sunday…

Police Seek First Degree Homicide Charge in Appleton Death

Police Have Released Few Details

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) – Appleton police have asked prosecutors to charge a suspect with first-degree intentional homicide in the death of a 60-year-old woman. Police gave few details Thursday but said the suspect is a male “who had a close relationship” with the victim, Lee Ann Dorn, who was found dead in her Appleton apartment in February. The police statement…

Body Found in Honolulu Canal Identified as Minnesota Woman

The Death has Been Classifified as Suspicious

HONOLULU (AP) – Hawaii police have identified a body recovered from a Honolulu canal as a woman visiting from Minnesota. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Tuesday that the body of 51-year-old Shannon Bartholomew of Minneapolis was discovered Monday in the Ala Wai Canal. Police say the death has been classified as suspicious due to the position the body was in upon…

Iron Range Murder Suspect Pleads Guilty

Sentencing is Scheduled for October 25

Deshon Bonnell HIBBING, Minn. – A suspect in the January Iron Range murder of 33-year-old Joshua LaValley has pleaded guilty, according to court records. Deshon Bonnell, 18, pleaded guilty to first degree murder while committing aggravated robbery Wednesday morning. Bonnell had originally entered a plea of not guilty in June and was scheduled for a jury trial to begin on…

Homeless Duluth Man Pleads Guilty to Synagogue Fire

DULUTH, Minn. – According to court records, 36-year-old Matthew Amiot pleaded guilty on Tuesday to one count of felony negligent fires and one count of negligent fires resulting in bodily harm. Amiot was charged last week with starting the fire that destroyed the historic downtown Adas Israel Synagogue. Amiot’s next court appearance was originally scheduled for October 8. According to…

Minnesota Attorney General Files 76 Charges Against Hill City Assisted Living Facility

ST. PAUL, Minn. – On Monday, the office of Attorney General Keith Ellison filed 76 charges against 10 people in connection with the assisted living facility Chappy’s Golden Shores. According to reports, charges include manslaughter, assault, neglect, racketeering, theft, perjury, and operating a comprehensive home-care facility without a license. The former owner Theresa Lee Olson faces 25 charges alone including…

Duluth Police Identify Victim in West Duluth Shooting

Police Say This is an Active and Ongoing Investigation

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Police Department has identified the victim of the Sunday morning West Duluth shooting as 33-year-old Timothy Jon Nelson. According to authorities, Nelson’s cause of death was determined to be from a gunshot wound to the abdomen and has been ruled a homicide. According to reports, police responded reports of shots fired around 1:45 a.m. near…

Man Sentenced to Probation for Threats of Violence Against Duluth East

Busch was Arrested on April 5 While Working at the School

DULUTH, Minn. – The 36-year-old man accused of threatening to shoot up Duluth East High School in April was sentenced to five years of probation Monday morning. Travis John Anthony Warner Busch pleaded guilty to one count of Threats of Violence and one count of Possession of a Machine Gun Conversion Kit in July. Conditions of his probation include no…

Police Investigate Fatal Shooting In West Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. — Duluth police are investigating the shooting death of a man in West Duluth. The call for help came in around 1:47 a.m. Sunday to the 300 block of North 62nd Avenue West on a report of shots fired. When police arrived, they located a 33-year-old male inside a vehicle with a gunshot would to “his midsection,” according…

Complaint: Man High on Meth Kills Passenger While Driving Through Kettle River

43-year-old charged with two counts of criminal vehicular homicide

DULUTH, Minn.- A Willow River man is facing two counts of vehicular homicide after driving through a river while on meth, killing one of his passengers, according to the complaint. Two formal charges of criminal vehicular homicide have been filed against him, one for operating a vehicle with any amount of a controlled substance in his body. No bail has…

Minneapolis Man Charged, Allegedly Set Girlfriend on Fire

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A Minneapolis man is charged with attempted murder and assault after he allegedly strangled his girlfriend and set her on fire. The criminal complaint says the woman escaped and drove herself to the hospital while her hair and body were still smoldering. She’s now in a medically induced coma after Monday’s attack. Prosecutors charged 46-year-old Richard Bullock…

Willow River Man Charged With Criminal Vehicular Homicide

Prokasky is Due Back in Court September 24

WILLOW RIVER, Minn. – The 43-year-old man who drove his vehicle into Kettle River on Monday has been charged with two counts of criminal vehicular homicide. Authorities received reports on Monday around 3:48 p.m. of a vehicle in the river and people in the water. When officers arrived on scene they learned that the driver, Preston Prokasky, and the backseat…

Lawyer: Ex-Wisconsin Nurse to Plead Guilty to Hurting Babies

Kaphaem Allegedly Injured Nine NICU Infants

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A defense attorney says a former Wisconsin nurse is prepared to plead guilty to hurting infants in a Madison hospital’s intensive care unit. Forty-three-year-old Christopher Kaphaem faces 19 felony child abuse counts involving nine infants. WKOW-TV reports Kaphaem’s attorney, Jonas Bednarek, notified the court of the plea in a letter Monday. Bednarek wrote that his client…

Homeless Man Charged in Adas Israel Synagogue Fire

Charges do not include arson, still no evidence of it being a hate crime.

DULUTH, Minn.- A 36–year–old Duluth homeless man, is now charged with starting the fire that destroyed the historic Adas Israel Synagogue in downtown Duluth one week ago. The charges don’t involve arson as Duluth Police recommended. Matthew Amiot had his first court appearance on Monday, charged with one count of negligent fires, and one count of negligent fires resulting in…

State Patrol: Driver Passes Out From Drug Use, Crosses Into Opposite Lane

ITASCA CO., Minn — A 19 year-old man passed out while driving after using drugs on Monday afternoon, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. He was driving north on Highway 38 in the Deer Lake Unorganized Territory. After the man passed out while driving, his car went over the centerline and into a ditch. It then hit a retaining wall…

Minnesota Man Gets 28 Years in Prison for Producing, Distributing Child Porn

Campbell Was Also Given 25 Years of Supervised Release

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – A Minnesota man has been sentenced to 28 years in federal prison for producing and distributing child pornography. Thirty-seven-year-old Nicholas Campbell, of Otsego, was also given 25 years of supervised released during sentencing last week in federal court in St. Paul. Prosecutors say FBI agents seized a large volume of electronic evidence from Campbell’s home…