Friday, May 17, 2013
The gross misdemeanor charge came following the drowning death of a Brooklyn Park man April 26, according to the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office.
On April 26, the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office began investigating the death of 20-year-old Andrew Michael Pitts of Brooklyn Park. The victim drowned in a pond near 12300 Elm Creek Boulevard in Maple Grove. Witnesses told Sheriff’s Office detectives that Pitts was intoxicated when he left a restaurant, walked a short distance onto a partially-frozen pond, and then broke through the ice, according to a press release from the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office. The Sheriff’s Office investigation has determined that a bartender at Claddagh’s Irish Pub in Maple Grove had served alcohol to Pitts, according to the press release. Witnesses told investigators that the bartender did not ask for identification from Pitts and that Pitts was a …
The Maple Grove Fire Department assisted Hamel with a building fire.
The following incidents were responded to by the Maple Grove Fire Department from May 6 - May 12, 2013. Details and incident descriptions provided by the Maple Grove Fire Department. May 6 May 7 May 9 May 10 May 11 There were also five false or malfunctioning alarm reports.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Police are crediting a concerned neighbor for calling 911 as the burglary reportedly occurred Wednesday.
Maple Grove resident Grant Holthus saw a car he didn't recognize pull into his neighbor's driveway Wednesday morning. As he watched, Holthus heard loud knocking repeatedly on his neighbor’s door, noticed an individual push his way into the house and others pulling the car into the garage. “It seemed suspicious from the beginning. Something definitely didn’t look right—I knew it wasn’t my neighbor's car and I have never seen these people,” he said, later stating it all happened within about a 10 minutes. “As soon as they got inside the house, I called 911,” Holthus said. “In less than 60 seconds, police met them as they were pulling out of the driveway.” It was that 911 call that Maple Grove Police are crediting with three suspects being …
The following arrest information was supplied by the Maple Grove Police Department in an adult arrest report for April 29 to May 5, 2013. It does not indicate charges or a conviction.
A 19-year-old Golden Valley woman was arrested for shoplifting on the 9400 block of Dunkirk Lane North April 29. A 24-year-old Minneapolis man was arrested for shoplifting, trespassing on the 9400 block of Dunkirk Lane North April 29. A 36-year-old Plymouth woman was arrested on the 13600 block of 80th Circle North for shoplifting, trespassing April 29. A 27-year-old Wisconsin man was arrested near Elm Creek Boulevard and Main Street for careless driving, traffic violation, DUI, DWI April 30. A 40-year-old St. Paul woman was arrested on the 12500 block of Elm Creek Boulevard for DUI, DWI April 30. A 19-year-old Rogers woman was arrested for shoplifting on the 9400 block of Dunkirk Lane North May 1. A 29-year-old Maple Grove man was …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Her former boyfriend, David Roe, was in Maple Grove the night she disappeared, according to authorities.
The search for Mandy Matula of Eden Prairie, missing since May 2, 2013, extends to Maple Grove, according to authorities, her family and volunteers. David Roe, Matula's ex-boyfriend and a person of interest in the case, killed himself May 4 before police could question him. His phone records from the night Matula went missing are the link to Maple Grove, as explained at the City of Eden Prairie website: Police are reviewing both physical and electronic evidence that might lead to Matula’s location, including Roe’s vehicle, cellphone and computer, his home and financial records. This evidence has led Police to search in targeted areas around Eden Prairie, Carver County and Stearns County. Based on cellphone and financial records, Roe is …
Officers also assisted an individual who was possibly having a heart attack.
The following is a synopsis of several incidents that occurred in Maple Grove during the week of May 3-9, 2013 as provided by the Maple Grove Police Department. For additional details, check out the Maple Grove website crime mapping section. Damage to Property Theft Medical Vandalism There were 17 property damage and two personal injury traffic accidents reported during this time period.
Monday, May 13, 2013
This week's compilation includes a house fire investigation, the 'man in black,' attempted kidnapping, man caught burglarizing church and gas skimmer.
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. Tim Huber Guilty of Second-Degree Murder, Not Guilty of First-Degree Murder The jury found Huber guilty on two counts of second-degree murder in the 2011 killing of Timothy Larson of Albertville, but not guilty of premeditated murder, the West Central Tribune reported. Mandy Matula’s Blood Found on Jacket in David Roe’s Vehicle Ballistics testing has confirmed that markings on the unfired bullet discovered last weekend indicate it was at some point in the chamber of…
Additional charges could be filed against a St. Cloud man following I-94 chase last week.
The driver of a motorcycle that led several law enforcement agencies on a chase down I-94 last week has been charged by Hennepin County prosecutors with fleeing police and DWI. An off-duty Plymouth police officer was in the area of I-94 and Weaver Lake Road in Maple Grove last Wednesday, May 1, when he observed a motorcycle driving erratically and almost hitting several vehicles, according to the criminal complaint filed late last week and signed by Deputy Ramone Walton of the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office. Steven Vincent Pierce, 24 of St. Cloud, entered the ditch several times and nearly collided with two different semi trucks during the chase, which involved the off-duty Plymouth officer, Rogers police and the Hennepin County Sheriff’…
Sunday, May 12, 2013
This week's selections include a new Buddhist monastery, 100-meter dash record, Southdale Center on TV, hospital milestone and a record-breaking betting day.
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. Police Release Maps in Search for Mandy Matula Eden Prairie police have released maps of the areas where Mandy Matula, the missing Eden Prairie woman, might be located. The areas are in Benton, Carver, Sherburne, Stearns and Wright counties. 3 Years, 3 Months Behind Bars for Ex-City Staffer on Child Porn Conviction Scott Andrew Bradley of Oakdale, who once worked as communications coordinator for the City of Richfield, got the maximum sentence. MN Same-Sex Marriage…
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Items were stolen from several vehicles on April 28, and a bike was taken from a driveway on April 30.
The following is a synopsis of several incidents that occurred in Maple Grove during the week of April 26 to May2, 2013 as provided by the Maple Grove Police Department. For additional details, check out the Maple Grove website crime mapping section. Burglary Financial Transaction Card Fraud Damage to Property Medical Theft Theft From Auto Vandalism There were 29 property damage crashes and one personal injury traffic crash reported during this time period. Join Maple Grove Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.