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Repeat DWI Offender Suspected in Officer Slaying Kills Self

It was announced on January 4 that Cold Springs investigators had found the weapon used to murder a Cold Spring police officer and that they had a new person of interest that they wanted to talk to in the case. What complicated matters, however, is that the person of interested had killed himself when police… Read more »

Minnesota Celebrates 5 Years of no NYE DUI Deaths

The numbers are in and they say that Minnesota police are thrilled with how 2013 got started. Despite a busy New Year’s Eve for police and partygoers, there were no DUI-related deaths. This marks the 5th year of this success and it is believed that this is due to individuals getting the message about having… Read more »

Off-Duty Minnesota Cop Arrested for Suspected DWI

A police officer from Southeaster Minnesota who was off-duty and in the Minneapolis area, was arrested on November 20 for suspicion of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated after a Minnesota State Trooper clocked him driving 96 mph. The officer from Belle Plaine, is 32 years old and was stopped around 2:30 a.m. between Belle… Read more »

Minnesota Man Charged with Seventh Drunk Driving Offense

Scott E. Salyards, 45, of Bloomington has been charge with his seventh drunk driving offense and had a bail amount of $250,000 set for him as the direct result of his number of offenses. He now faces up to $25,000 in fines and 10 years in prison. He appeared in Dodge County District Court in November. According to… Read more »

Man and Woman in Custody after Minnesota Homicide

Two people from Badger, Minnesota, made their first appearance in court on October 9 regarding the homicide of a man on Saturday, October 6. The two people, Disiree Shinholser, 24, and Jeremy Lemen, 34, were arrested and booked on Saturday on provisional charges. The formal charges were brought against them on Monday, but the Clerk… Read more »

Guilty Plea Entered in Hutchison Bank Robbery

The man who robbed a Hutchinson, Minnesota Citizens Bank in July of this year has entered a guilty plea in United States District Court. Eric Andrew Ebbers, 25, pleaded guilty to one count of bank robbery and In his agreement, Ebbers admitted he entered the bank on July 17th and handed the teller a note. The note… Read more »

Man May Face Deportation for DWI Charge

A Plymouth Man is facing possible deportation after he was charged with drunk driving and then fleeing police before ramming the car into a boulder. Jose Carlos Bautista, 27, is charged with Third-Degree DWI, which carries a maximum penalty of a $3,000 fine and one year in jail. He is also charged with felony fleeing a… Read more »

Minnesota Woman Charged in Robbery of Wisconsin Bank

A Minnesota woman was charged earlier this month in federal court for the armed robbery of a Wisconsin bank. On September 12, Stanchfield, Minnesota resident Tanya K. Anderson was indicted by a federal grand jury on a charge of armed robbery. Anderson was initially charged with the crime in Polk County Circuit Court on September… Read more »

Minnesota Woman Kidnaps Cashier, Pleads Guilty

According to the Associated Press, a Worthington woman has pleaded guilty to kidnapping a Walmart cashier in New Ulm in June. Elizabeth Swett, 38, pleaded guilty on September 11 in Brown County court to charges of making terroristic threats and kidnapping. She is also facing misdemeanor theft, fifth-degree assault, and attempted robbery. Entering into a… Read more »

DWI numbers down at WE Fest

The Park Rapids Enterprise newspaper reports that law enforcement officials claim DWI numbers were down and designated driver numbers increased during routine traffic stops surrounding this year’s WE Fest near here. Ten DWI arrests were made out of 420 total traffic stops over the course of the festival, the State Patrol said. Out of those 420… Read more »