Thursday, May 23, 2013
Police also responded to several medical incidents.
The following is a synopsis of several incidents that occurred in Maple Grove during the week of May 10-16, 2013 as provided by the Maple Grove Police Department. For additional details, check out the Maple Grove website crime mapping section. Theft Burglary Medical Damage to Property Vandalism There were 24 property damage and four personal injury traffic accidents reported during this time period.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
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Monday, May 20, 2013
One man was also charged with fleeing a peace officer.
Three Minneapolis men have been charged, each with one count, of second-degree felony burglary in relation a May 15 incident in Maple Grove. Ronald Desean Harris, 26, of Minneapolis; Sherrick Machon Catchings, 24, of Minneapolis; and Jamal Ajaun Clay-Smith, 22, of Minneapolis, were charged in Hennepin County Court May 17 in connection with the alleged home burglary in Maple Grove. Harris also faces a felony charge of fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle. According to the complaint: Maple Grove Police responded to a report of a burglary in process on May 15 after dispatch reported a neighbor had observed individuals forcing entry into his neighbors home and “the neighbor believed that the lawful owner was not home at the time.” …
Spring is bringing some new babies to Maple Grove.
Spring is in full swing, including these new goslings sighted near Basswood Elementary and Heritage Christian Academy in Maple Grove. Where have you witnessed new wildlife this spring? Tell us in comments or share your pictures by uploading. Join Maple Grove Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Service is May 21 at The Church of St. Raphael in Crystal.
Monday, May 20
Robert Lee “Chopper” Gessell Jan. 18, 1960 - April 30, 2013 Robert Lee “Chopper” Gessell, age 53 of Maple Grove, MN died unexpectedly on April 30th while in Arizona. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Odelia (Wielinski) Gessell; and grandparents. Robert is survived by brothers and sisters, Jeff (Karla), Tom (Nancy), Mark (Darlene), Bruce (Teri), Cate (Frank), Colleen (Maurice) and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Private interment Little Falls, MN. Memorials preferred to family. Visitation Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 Time: 10-11 a.m. Location: The Church of St. Raphael, 7301 Bass Lake Road, Crystal Funeral Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 Time: 11 a.m. Location: The Church of St. Raphael, 7301 Bass Lake …
Mass of Christian Burial May 21 at the Church of St. Vincent de Paul in Brooklyn Park.
Monday, May 20
Dale A. Skifstrom November 26, 1934 - May 18, 2013 Dale A. Skifstrom, age 78, of Maple Grove, formerly of Shelby Township, MI. Preceded in death by parents, Wallace & Margaret. Survived by wife of 53 years, Madeline; son, Mike (Danya); grandsons, Bode and Brock; brother, John; sisters, Lois Randolph Durocher, Marina (Paul) Imerman, and Lana Slaughter. Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 21 at the Church of St. Vincent de Paul, 9100 93rd Ave. N., Brooklyn Park. Visitation 4-8 p.m. Monday, May 20 at Evans-Nordby Funeral Home, 34 2nd St. NE, Osseo, and 1 hour prior to mass at church. Private family interment. Memorials preferred to the American Cancer Society. Information provided by Evans-Nordby Funeral Home
Sunday, May 19, 2013
The watch is in effect until 9 p.m. Sunday, May 19.
Update 5:10 p.m. May 19 The National Weather Service issued a special statement: .THUNDERSTORMS MOVING INTO/DEVELOPING OVER ANOKA...CARVER... CHISAGO...DAKOTA...HENNEPIN...RAMSEY AND WASHINGTON COUNTIES THROUGH 530 PM CDT... AT 455 PM CDT...WEATHER SERVICE RADAR WAS TRACKING STRONG THUNDERSTORMS ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM THE LAKE MINNETONKA AREA TO MINNEAPOLIS TO 6 MILES EAST OF EAGAN. THESE STORMS WERE MOVING NORTH AT 45 MPH. WINDS UP TO 50 MPH ARE EXPECTED WITH THESE STORMS. LOCATIONS IN OR NEAR THE PATH OF THESE STORMS INCLUDE... MINNEAPOLIS. ST. PAUL. GOLDEN VALLEY. PLYMOUTH. MAPLE GROVE. WILLERNIE. LINO LAKES. HUGO. Original Article: Following a morning of thunderstorms and hail in areas of the Twin Cities, the National Weather …
Homeowner: “I thought a bomb went off.”
As heavy rains and thunderstorms moved through Maple Grove Sunday, May 19, a Maple Grove home on the 9900 block of Troy Lane was struck by lightning. Homeowner Deb McGray said the lightning hit the home shortly before 7 a.m. Sunday morning. “I thought a bomb went off,” she said, stating the sound was “horrific.” McGray said her husband went out the front door, saw the house on fire and advised her to call 911. Approximately 30 to 40 Maple Grove firefighters from two stations were at the home Sunday morning working on the home. Maple Grove Fire Chief Scott Anderson said 4 by 8 piece of the roof was “blown off by the lightning.” No injuries have been reported. Crews were still on the scene around 8 a.m. Sunday morning investigating an …
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Tree seedlings, tree planting information, Emerald Ash Borer information, Audubon Society, Master Gardeners and more at 2013 free event at the Maple Grove Community Center.
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 …