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Burglary, Blackmail and Blazes: West Metro Crime Report

A wrap-up of police, fire and court incidents for the week of May 27 through June 2, including a guilty plea for threat to “blow up” two area high schools, an attempted robbery at Cub Foods and assaulting an officer charges.

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 EdinaGolden ValleyHopkinsLake MinnetonkaMinnetonkaMaple GrovePlymouthRichfieldShakopeeSt. Louis Park and St. Michael. Click on the headline to read the full story.


A Hopkins woman has been charged in Dakota County with threatening to show compromising photos of her prostitution client to his wife unless the man paid for her silence. The victim told police he has paid her $11,600 in hush money.

Robert Christopher Baker was charged in February of making terroristic threats against Maple Grove Senior High and Osseo Senior High schools.

School staff told police Billy Jack Melton was unruly, uncooperative and going into areas of the school where he wasn’t allowed.

Police say Kyle Robert Trebesch fled from an Excelsior police officer last week and then smashed his elbow into her face when she caught up to him.

Firefighters from both community departments were able to limit any damage after fire broke out in a garage near the community's main intersection.

Tuesday sighting set of an extensive search in the area south of Hwy. 394 and Hwy. 101.

Edina crews responding to a house fire in the 5600 block of Woodcrest Drive found nothing to put out.

Alexander Dayshawn Clark, known as "Prince Hollywood," is facing three felony burglary charges in connection with the May 15 incident.

Police say Steven Robert Herlehy of Rochester, NY wasn't wearing pants when he was stopped for DWI on May 24 while driving through Richfield.

Another attempted robbery happened at the Cub Foods on Nathan Lane in Plymouth.

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