duluth news crime

Inmate Goes Missing During Transfer to Illinois

Inmate Was Last Seen at 7:30 a.m.

DULUTH, Minn.-Inmate Daniel Torres, 44, was set to take the bus to a prison camp in Illinois, but skipped out on it and left with other individuals at 7:30 a.m. this morning in Duluth. He was originally housed in the Duluth Federal Prison Camp. The Hispanic man  has black hair, brown eyes, and is five-feet, six-inches tall, and weighs 180…

Stabbing on Grand Avenue Overnight Injures One

Suspect and Victim Knew Each Other

DULUTH, Minn.-A stabbing at 1:50 a.m. this morning on the 3700 block of Grand Avenue, left one man with non-life threatening injuries. When police arrived, they found an adult male with the stab wound. A juvenile suspect was arrested and is being lodged at Arrowhead Juvenile Center on charges related to the incident. The suspect and victim were known to…

Catholic Diocese of Duluth Reaches $9 Million Settlement in Sexual Abuse Case

Deal Contingent on Court Approval

DULUTH, Minn.-The Diocese of Duluth’s multiple insurers have reached a settlement in a bankruptcy case that stems from clergy sexual abuse. Their insurer, Catholic Mutual, will give $8,950,000 toward the case. If it’s approved by a bankruptcy court, it will go to the claimants in sexual abuse cases. “The agreement must be approved by the bankruptcy court and is contingent…

Duluth Police Reporting Deer Stands are Being Stolen

Trail Cameras Capture Images of the Thieves

DULUTH, Minn.-Duluth police are reporting that three deer stands were stolen from an area near Observation Road Sept. 11. A person reported last Thursday that the theft had occurred. It was the first time they had been to the location in a while, which caused the delay in reporting the crime. On some trail cameras near where the theft occurred,…

Early Morning Shooting at 1200 Block of West Superior Street

No One Was Injured

DULUTH, Minn.-A shooting on the 1200 block of West Superior at midnight Thursday, has left no one injured. Police responded to the scene where several shots were heard. One man was taken into custody and could be facing multiple charges including second-degree assault, reckless discharge of a firearm, being a felon in possession of a firearm, along with fourth-degree assault….

Vigil Held for Missing Duluth Woman

Contact Police if You Have Any Details on the Case

DULUTH, Minn.-Sheila St. Clair of Duluth went missing in August of 2015. Friday, a vigil was held for her at the Central Hillside Park to remind the public that authorities are still looking for her. The last confirmed sighting of the Native American woman was at the Cascade Apartments on West Third Street. “It makes me feel good that people…

Shots Fired At Grand Rapids Police Officer’s Home, Squad Car

Officer, Family Not Injured

    GRAND RAPIDS, Minn.- A Grand Rapids police officer’s house and squad car were shot at Sunday evening. Officer Matt O’Rourke was at his home at 10 p.m. Sunday with his family when the incident happened. The officer heard multiple projectiles strike his squad car parked in his driveway. A vehicle was then seen speeding away from his house….

Five Suspects in Grahek Murder Appear in Court

Not Known When Next Court Appearance Will Be

DULUTH, Minn.-All five suspects in the February murder of UMD student William Grahek made another appearance in court today. Deandre Davenport, 21, was charged earlier this year as the person who shot Grahek twice during an attempted robbery. 19-year-olds Noah Baker and Noah King both were also charged with second-degree murder in the case. 22-year-old Tara Baker is accused of…

CVS Robbery Suspect Found Dead

No Foul Play Suspected

DULUTH, Minn.-The suspect in the Superior Street CVS pharmacy robbery Monday was found dead at a residence on the 600 block of North First Avenue East Tuesday. When investigators arrived at the scene of the reported body, they noticed numerous items that looked like they were from the CVS robbery. Police are reporting that they don’t believe the death is…

Two Suspects Wanted in Dollar Store Robbery

Contact Authorities if You Have Any Informaiton

DULUTH, Minn.-Duluth police are looking for two suspects involved in an alleged robbery at the Dollar Tree on the 300 block of Central Entrance. Employees at the store said a firearm was displayed during the incident. The first suspect is being described as a black man in his late 20’s. He’s believed to be six-feet tall with a skinny build…

Duluth Man Sentenced to 15 Years on Gun, Drug Crimes

Suspect Found with Homemade Silencer

DULUTH, Minn.-A Duluth man was sentenced to 15 years in prison Monday for distributing 15 kilos of methamphetamine, possessing an unregistered machine gun, and being a felon with a firearm. Morgan Baumann, 36, had previously pleaded guilty to the aforementioned charges. During the police’s investigation, they found Baumann with 25 firearms including two machine guns, a sawed-off shotgun, body armor,…