School Lockdown, Pit Bull Attack and Sexting Incidents: West Metro Police, Court Report
A wrap-up of police, fire and court incidents reported in the west metro for the week of Nov. 25 to Dec. 1, 2012.
The following is a collection of articles that recently appeared on Patch sites in Eden Prairie, Edina, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Lake Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Richfield, Southwest Minneapolis, St. Louis Park and St. Michael.
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A car accident on 494 northbound at 394 backs up traffic during rush hour Wednesday night.
James Anker Andersen of St. Louis Park used his elbows to repeatedly hit a 19-year-old in the face and body, according to charges.
Nude photos and videos allegedly circulated throughout Valley View and South View middle schools earlier this month, though district officials said the matter has been resolved at this point.
Students and staff are safe and the lockdown was dismissed at 2:10 p.m.
Shortly after noon on Monday, officers with the Minneapolis Police Department were dispatched to the 3800 block of Aldrich Avenue South on a report of a burglary in progress. Several streets were blocked off as police searched for suspects.
No weapon was used in the incident.
This week, Minneapolis police announced that Clarence Opheim, a 64-year-old level three sex offender, will be moving to the 5700 block of Sander Drive in Minneapolis. Opheim moved to a Golden Valley halfway house last March and has admitted to molesting 29 children.
A pair of dogs are in quarantine after attacking a Shih Tzu and nearly killing a cat.
Police Say Felon Fired Shots Through Neighbors' House in Otsego
The man, who police say appeared intoxicated, is charged with reckless discharge of a firearm.
There have been 38 incidents since August 2011.
The Hennepin County Sheriff's most recent newsletter.
Police say Phuoc Phan Nguyen stole an expensive diamond bracelet while he was cleaning carpets in an Eden Prairie home in June.
The latest Plymouth Police blotter shows attempted burglaries, residential burglaries and more thefts.