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.
Second-degree murder charges were filed Thursday against the boy's mother and her 20-year-old boyfriend. Both are in custody.
Luan Vu Nguyen of St. Louis Park is facing three felony drug charges after officers executed a search warrant at his home May 31.
An 8-year-old Hopkins boy tried to fight off a man who attacked his mom early June 1.
Christopher Darnell Stowers is accused of threatening to "shoot up" a tow truck after the driver tried to remove a car from a fire lane last week
A May 24 storm left one person injured and caused a transformer fire, both prompting calls to the St. Michael Fire Department. That and more in this week's blotter.
A weapons offense, thefts, expensive fraudulent charges and more from the past week's police blotter.
The outside of the school was vandalized with spray paint and cans of paint Thursday, according to police, who are asking for the public's help in finding the individuals responsible.
Shakopee police are still purr-suing the female suspect
Police responded to several incidents, including a report of a robbery at gunpoint, thefts and medical assist calls. These, and other incidents, were on the recent Maple Grove Police blotter.
Mound police say the targeted vehicle belonged to the parents of one of the suspects.
An undetermined amount of merchandise was also stolen from a concession stand in Centennial Lakes Park.
Police also responded to a cable theft at Centennial Lakes Park.
A look at the recent arrests made by the Golden Valley Police Department.
The driver was treated on scene and released.
A man was sent to the hospital after a Hopkins resident knocked him out in front of the Mainstreet Bar and Grill following a dispute over a woman.
Charles Dollar, 67, went out fishing Thursday morning. Three Rivers Park police found his boat adrift later that night.