Last week a criminal complaint was filed in Meeker County in a case related to a woman earlier this year being assaulted at her Grove City home. The defendant faces first-degree burglary and assault charges in Meeker County District Court, along with one felony count of making terroristic threats. According to the local newspaper, the …Continue reading "Get Good Help When Facing Criminal Charges"
An 18-year-old Minnesota teenager and his 17-year-old accomplice were arrested May 12 on suspicion of burglary after they allegedly broke into a Bloomington residence the night before to steal electronics. Police state they were able to apprehend the two teenagers after the 18-year-old reportedly left his cellphone at the scene. According to a police spokesperson, …Continue reading "Minneapolis Criminal Defense Lawyer: Teenagers Arrested After Phone Found at Scene"
With its proximity to the University of Minnesota campus, the neighborhood of Dinkytown has a wide variety of businesses catering to a mixed population of students and local residents. Businesses have long ejected unruly patrons and have also called the police to report alleged criminal offenses, including shop-lifting, public fighting and aggressive panhandling. Recently, the …Continue reading "Issues Surrounding a Possible Trespassing Policy in Dinkytown"
In Minneapolis, a mayoral candidate recently became a victim of assault and attempted robbery at the Mall of America. A local news article reports that two teenaged girls, one of them 17 and the other 18, face two charges of aggravated robbery and an additional charge of second-degree assault; all of these are felonies. (Reports …Continue reading "Recent Aggravated Robbery and Assault Case in Minneapolis"
Intoxicated behavior can lead to very serious legal, professional and personal consequences. It can also be the source of great embarrassment. That is what one man is finding out after he allegedly broke into a Burnsville home when he was drunk and caused an estimated $2,000 in damage. According to WCCO, police said that the …Continue reading "Drunk Man Breaks Into Burnsville Home, Causes $2K In Damage"
According to the Minneapolis Police Department, more than 13,000 thefts were reported within city limits during 2012. That breaks down to almost 36 reported thefts per day. While the different types of thefts varied between burglary, robbery, shoplifting, and fraud, approximately 3,600 of the thefts involved items taken from vehicles. In order to try and …Continue reading "More Than 13,000 Thefts Were Reported in Minneapolis During 2012"
A Salvation Army bell ringer’s backpack was stolen recently while the woman was collecting donations in downtown St. Paul. The contents of the woman’s backpack had an approximate value of $2,500. The St. Paul police have not made any arrests in the case. Under Minnesota Statute section 609.52, a person commits theft when they intentionally …Continue reading "Stealing a Backpack can Become a Felony"