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High-End Prostitute Arrest, Overturned Semi and Counterfeit Cash: West Metro Police, Fire Report

A wrap-up of police, fire and court related news reported in the west metro for Feb. 17-23, 2013, including the arrest of a convicted felon and the death of a couple following a car accident.

The following is a collection of articles that recently appeared on Patch sites in Eden PrairieEdina, Fridley, Golden ValleyHopkinsLake MinnetonkaMaple Grove, Minnetonka, PlymouthRichfieldSouthwest MinneapolisSt. Louis Park and St. Michael for the week of Feb. 17-23, 2013.

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One Plymouth man faces charges for violating predatory offender registration requirements.

Police say no one was injured during the accident Monday evening.

Police Arrest Convicted Felon in Golden Valley

The Golden Valley resident previously spent five years in prison.

Police also responded to a report of a stolen 2006 Toyota Highlander in the 7700 block of Gleason Road.

Woman Suspected of Illegally Using Vulnerable Adult’s ATM Card

Maima Nicole Johnson is accused of using the card to make withdrawals in Hopkins and St. Louis Park and to purchase items at Target.

Police Catch High-End Prostitute in Eden Prairie Condos

Lora LePoudre, who called herself ‘Hilary Holiday,’ appeared in a documentary on American prostitutes.



Police say Andy Morales assaulted a woman at Motel 6 after she told him she was pregnant with his child, and later found him to be in possession of multiple firearms and drugs.

The school district is investigating videos that show apparent students smoking and damaging property, but Patch wants to hear your thoughts on what our role as a community is.

Kidnapped Child Found Safe

Carlos Orozco was taken just before noon Feb. 20.

Excelsior Coin Dealer Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Customers and Investors Out of $2.7 Million

David Marion owned International Rarities Corporation (IRC) and received over $2 million in coins, precious metals and money from customers who intended to purchase or exchange coins and precious metals.

The undercover operation took place at the LivInn Hotel with the cooperation of hotel management.

Minnetonka Couple Dies in Monday Crash on I-94
On their way to a funeral in Fargo, a man and woman from Minnetonka were killed in a crash on I-94 on Presidents' Day. Judith A. Reid and Sean L. Ray, both 49, died in the crash.

UPDATED: Deputies Rescue St. Michael Man after Crash

A routine car accident quickly turned into a life-or-death situation in downtown St. Michael earlier this month.

Accident on Southbound I-494 Near Bass Lake Road Slows Thursday Morning Traffic

The accident took more than an hour to clear and reportedly involved a single car where the driver may have had a medical condition.

A look at incidents responded to by the Golden Valley Police Department.

Sprinklers Extinguish Apartment Fire Before Department Arrives

Five apartments of a 146-unit building sustained damage during the Sunday, Feb. 17, fire.

The Richfield Public Safety Department releases its most recent crime reports.

Couple Found with Pot in Minnetonka Apartment

Kristina Lynn Garvey, of Minnetonka, and Jorge Alberto Perez-Amparo, of St. Louis Park, are both charged with felony fifth-degree possession of drugs

Police Arrest Convicted Felon in Golden Valley

The Golden Valley resident previously spent five years in prison.

A Sister’s Perspective

Earlier this month, prosecutors issued a warrant for the arrest of Devon McFerrin on a charge of third-degree murder stemming from allegations that McFerrin sold Hopkins resident Timothy C. St. John the heroin that killed him. Alyssa Schmidt, St. John’s sister, wrote a column explaining why her brother’s life was about more than just the addiction that killed him.

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