Machine Guns and Buried Treasure: West Metro Crime Report
A wrap-up of police, fire and court incidents in the west metro for the week of June 10-16, including a coach accused of furnishing alcohol to minors and a man charged with assaulting a woman in a Walmart parking lot.
To keep you up to date with what is happening in cities near your hometown, Patch will be providing regular updates of police, fire and crime related incidents in the west metro.
The following is a collection of articles that recently appeared on Patch sites in Edina, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Lake Minnetonka, Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Plymouth, Richfield, Shakopee, St. Louis Park and St. Michael. Click on the headline to read the full story.
Police say Tyler Joseph Muench repeatedly punched the woman after she apparently angered him while driving.
A Hopkins man is facing three felonies after a Southwest Hennepin Drug Task Force search of his home discovered a marijuana grow operation and 24 firearms, including two rifles classified as machine guns.
The coach was staying in Shakopee with student athletes for the state golf tourney, police say.
Local law enforcement departments have been searching for the suspect since May.
Lawrence Michael Johnson is charged with breaking into a Plymouth home while its owners slept and stealing electronics equipment and personal items.
Golden Valley police say they are dealing with an increase in the number of residential break-ins.
The St. Michael Fire Department also assisted with a two-vehicle crash in the heart of St. Michael in this week's reports.
Police also responded to reports of a stolen GMC Yukon, then later recovered the vehicle.
Sheriff Rich Stanek is asking the public for information that will help lead to their arrests.
A twice-weekly selection of incidents drawn from Hopkins police files
St. Louis Park police also responded to a break-in at Panera's corporate office.
The 26-year-old former student teacher is charged with two counts of felony stalking and one count of contributing to the deliqunency of a minor after allegedly sending Facebook messages containing sexual content to one of her 17-year-old students.
The Richfield Public Safety Department releases its most recent crime reports.