This week's compilation includes 12 years of probation for groping girl, man charged for molestation, fryer fire, drug dog retires and thief caught in the act.
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. Debra Larson: Timothy Huber Called Us 'Rich City People Who Need to Figure Things Out' At a Kandiyohi County court hearing Friday, Timothy Larson's widow and 10 others testified ahead of Timothy Huber's April murder trial. Leon Henry Anderson Pleads Guilty to Brutal Richfield Murder The horrific incident occurred on the 7300 block of Elliot Avenue on Feb. 28, 2012, leaving an elderly man dead and his wife injured. Officer Injured While Breaking Up Student Fight at …
Fire departments from throughout the Lake Minnetonka area were called to Thursday afternoon blaze.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Jay Corn
Thursday, March 28
Multiple fire departments responded to a house fire on the 6900 block of Game Farm Road in Minnetrista Thursday afternoon. The first reports of flames were received by emergency dispatchers just before 1:30 p.m. Within 20 minutes at least four separate departments were responding to the scene—including rigs from Mound, Excelsior and Maple Plain. One witness said he counted at least seven different departments at the location at 2:30 p.m. By 2:45 a motorist said she drove by the area and no longer saw smoke but that firefighters were continuing to conduct suppression maneuvers near the home. No reports of injuries had been recieved as of this post. Social media posts by Police Clips reported at least one and possibly several propane tanks …
Two Friday morning fires were reported in northern Lake Minnetonka communities. Wind chills made temperatures feel like -20 degrees or colder in some areas.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Jay Corn
Friday, February 1
Firefighters battled both flames and sub-zero temperatures this morning in the northern Lake Minnetonka area. The first fire was reported around 6:30 a.m. on the 4000 block of North Arm Drive in Minnetrista. Mound firefighters, along with those from St. Bonifacius, were able to tamp down the flames quickly—although traffic near the intersection of North Arm Drive and County Road 19 was slowed during the first part of the rush hour. Damage was contained to one area of the residence, and no injuries were reported. Exactly what caused the fire was not immediately clear. A second fire was reported just before 11 a.m. on the 6000 block of Game Farm Road in Mound. Firefighters at the scene said they had been at the residence a few days earlier …