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Kidnapping Charges, High Speed Chase and Pounds of Pot Found in Home: West Metro Police, Fire, Court Report

There was also a report of Domino’s delivery driver being robbed and indictment in a multimillion dollar fraud scheme. A wrap-up of crime, fire and court incidents in the west metro for the week of Nov. 4-10, 2012.

The following is a collection of articles that recently appeared on Patch sites in Eden PrairieEdinaGolden ValleyHopkinsLake MinnetonkaMaple Grove, Minnetonka, PlymouthRichfieldSouthwest MinneapolisSt. Louis Park and St. Michael.

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Men Charged with Receiving 10 Pounds of Marijuana in Plymouth

The three men were arrested when police executed a search warrant at a Plymouth home.

Burglary suspects led police on a chase for 17 miles early Tuesday morning. The chase ended in Maple Grove, where three men were arrested.

Owners struggling with unruly guests.

Coin Dealer Indicted in $2.7 Million Fraud Scheme

David Marion owned International Rarities Corporation and is now being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney's Office for securities fraud, money laundering and conspiracy.

Domino's Pizza Delivery Driver Robbed at Knifepoint

Two juvenile males ordered pizza to their house and robbed the Domino's delivery driver. They have been arrested for the alleged first-degree aggravated robbery.

Minnetonka Man Charged with Threatening Woman with Knife
Police say Orlando Derrick Fields was drinking and out-of-control. "Just bring me to the penitentiary,” he allegedly told police.

FBI Report: Hopkins is Safer Than Most Communities

Both people and property are safer in Hopkins compared to the average American community, according to 2011 crime statistics the FBI released Oct. 29. Of the eight most serious types of crimes reported, called Type I crimes, Hopkins performed better than the national average in six categories.

The fire department also responded to a passenger vehicle fire.

Man Charged with Kidnapping St. Louis Park Baby
George Jermaine Rutledge has been charged with kidnapping a 1-year-old baby in connection with a Nov. 8 incident that prompted authorities to issue an Amber Alert.


The Richfield Public Safety Department releases its most recent reports.

Man Charged with Strangling Eden Prairie Woman

Police say Darnell Tyus Jr. assaulted and strangled an Eden Prairie woman after she discovered that he was also involved with another woman.

An unknown suspect also forced his way into a Normandale Court residence to steal an iPad valued at $700.

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