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Simply click on the Submit a Web Tip button on the left of this page; call our toll free number; or use a smart phone APP to qualify and to help solve a crime.
To provide information click Solve this Crime below each case. Shown below are selected cases Law Enforcement is trying to solve.

Felony Vehicle Damage in Worthington
April 05, 2018

On Thursday, March 15, 2018 property was damaged at the Marthaler Ford parking lot, 1627 Oxford Street, Worthington. Sometime between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. a vehicle (pictured) parked at that location received significant paint damage from an unknown chemical substance being thrown on the vehicle.

 

Anyone in the area at the time who may have seen this felonious activity or knows of the person(s) who committed this offense can come forward and remain anonymous by clicking the Submit A tip button on this page.  Additionally, a third party separate from Crime Stoppers of Minnesota is offering a reward in addition to the Crime Stoppers offer of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person(s) involved with this crime.

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Hit & Run Driver who Killed Barbara Mahigel
March 23, 2018

Help find the hit and run driver that killed Barbara Ann Mahigel on Sunday November 27, 2016.  An unknown motorist hit 74-year-old Barbara (pictured) as she and her husband were crossing the street at Nicollet Avenue S. at 43rd Street, in south Minneapolis to celebrate their 52nd wedding anniversary.  Barbara suffered numerous injuries when she was hit and died the next day.  The driver continued north on Nicollet in a car described only as a dark sedan.

It is likely that this driver has mentioned this to somebody close to them and their vehicle may be damaged.  Please come forward to help bring some peace to this family and to remove this dangerous driver from the streets.

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Intentionally Placed Nails & Screws on City Streets
February 20, 2018

STATUS: OPEN

The Red Wing Police Department is investigating a series of incidents beginning in October 2017 involving construction nails and screws intentionally being placed on city streets and roads.  The perpetrator(s) of this crime has caused thousands of dollars of damage to the tires and vehicles of passing motorists as well as countless hours of clean-up. The Red Wing Police Department is currently seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the perpetrators of these acts and encourage anyone with information about this to contact the Red Wing Police Department non-emergency number or Crime Stoppers of Minnesota.


Red Wing Police Looking to Nail 'Malicious' Vandals
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Hopkins Police Seek Information in Holiday Store Robbery
January 21, 2018

STATUS: WANTED

Hopkins Police Need Your Help - $1000 Reward offered through Hopkins Crime Fund. 

On Sunday 01/21, at just past 7pm, a robbery occurred at the Holiday gas station on 11th Ave South. Suspects fled on foot and left in a mid-sized SUV. Hopkins police are asking for your help in identifying the three males pictured.

Please call Detective Miller at 952-548-6411 if you have any information.

The Hopkins Crime Fund is offering the $1000 reward for information leading to an arrest and successful prosecution.

 


Hopkins Police Search for Gas Station Robbery Suspects
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Special Reward in Richfield Drive-by Shooting
August 01, 2017

On Monday, July 3, 2017 Jonathan O’Shaughnessy (pictured) was shot and killed by occupants of a van for no apparent reason.  The murder occurred as O’Shaughnessy and family members were walking home from the Richfield City Street Dance at about 11:20 p.m. in the area of 64th Street between Fourth and Fifth avenues in Richfield. Witnesses said the shots came from a late model light colored or gray van with a sliding door on the driver’s side.  It is thought that there were two or three people in the van with one of them possibly a woman.
 
Through a special donation a reward of up to $4,500 is offered for information submitted to Crime Stoppers of Minnesota which is anonymous and will be sent to law enforcement investigators.  A separate reward for information is being offered by family and friends of the victim.
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Morrison County Deer Hunter Killer Sought
February 09, 2017

The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information into the homicide of deer hunter Terrence “Terry” Brisk in the afternoon of Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2016.  Brisk (pictured) was apparently hunting alone on his parents’ property in Belle Prairie Township when he suffered a gunshot wound resulting in his death. Anybody who was in the area or knows of others in the area is asked to come forward with that information as small as it may seem.

As part of the investigation the Sheriff’s Office is also trying to locate a Winchester Model AE 30-30 lever action rifle belonging to Terry.  The rifle which Terry was known to carry while hunting is described as an older model, with a wooden stock and forearm with no sling attached.

In addition to the reward offer from Crime Stoppers of Minnesota of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest in this case, local donors in Morrison County are offering a separate reward of $30,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of who killed Terry Brisk.

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Hopkins Hit & Run Death
October 29, 2016

On October 26, 2016 at 6:00 AM Hopkins Police responded to the intersection of Mainstreet and 17th Avenue on the report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle.  Officers arrived on scene and found Dolores Stafford with serious injuries laying in the roadway.  She was hospitalized at HCMC and later died on October 27 as a result of this accident.

The vehicle that struck Dolores fled the scene.  The vehicle that struck her is described as a dark colored SUV.

With information gathered by a good Samaritan that came to the aid of Dolores, authorities believe there were witnesses in the area at the time of the collision or just prior to it taking place. 75 year old Dolores was a long time resident of Hopkins.  In addition to the normal reward offered by Crime Stoppers of Minnesota for information provided to us, the Hopkins Crime Fund is offering an additional $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in this case.

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Kansas City Homicide Fugitive Sought in Minneapolis
May 03, 2016

Lakeith R. Courtney is wanted for the homicide which he has been charged with by the Kansas City, Missouri Police.  It is believed he may be in the Minneapolis or Twin Cities area.  Courtney is accused of shooting Kevin Durham, whose body was found in a parked car last November in Kansas City. Witnesses have identified Courtney as having fired shots into Durham’s parked car killing him.  The suspect (pictured) is described as a black male, 26 years old, 5’5”, 130 lbs.  He is also known as ‘Lil Booka’.

 

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Rochester Dealership Robbed
April 08, 2016

The Rochester Minnesota location of Hilltop Trailer Sales was robbed sometime during Monday night April 4 or Tuesday morning. The thieves made off with more than $40,000 worth of new parts, tools, TVs, cash, hitches, electronics, etc. Unfortunately, there is no video of those who committed this theft making it important for members of the public who may know the culprits, or see these items to come forward.

Hilltop Trailer Sales is partnering with Crime Stoppers to offer a $1,000 reward. If you have any information about the thieves or saw suspicious activity that evening at the location please click the Give a Tip button on this page.

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Minnetonka Police ask for assistance in locating bank robbery suspect
February 08, 2016

On Monday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m., Minnetonka Police responded to a report of a robbery at the U.S. Bank inside the Lunds & Byerlys store at 13081 Ridgedale Drive. When officers arrived, employees indicated a suspect entered the bank and passed a handwritten note to the teller and demanded cash. No weapon was implied or seen by bank employees. The robber fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The suspect was described as a black man with a thin build, approximately 5 feet, 9 inches to 5 feet, 11 inches tall wearing a tan suede, mid-thigh length winter coat with lamb’s wool trim around pockets, cuffs, collar and seams. The suspect was wearing a dark colored knit cap on his head covered by a dark, hooded sweatshirt that was worn underneath the coat. 

There were no injuries to bank employees or other customers inside the store.

Police are investigating whether the incident may be related to recent robberies of a similar nature in the metro area. 

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Armed Robbers of Dollar Stores in Columbia Heights Sought
December 30, 2015

On Thursday, December 24 and Sunday, December 27, two Dollar stores on Central Ave in Columbia Heights were robbed by two different male suspects using similar methods. Both occurred at closing time, and involve the suspect entering the store before closing and going into a back room.

When an employee encountered the suspect in the first incident, the suspect (pictured right) held the victim at gunpoint and zip-tied her hands together before coercing her to summon the other employee and restraining him in the same fashion. The employees were forced to open registers and the store safe and the suspect left with $1600.

In the second incident, a different suspect (pictured below) entered the back room of the store, encountered employees, and forced them to open the safe at gunpoint before leaving with an undetermined amount of cash.

Any information to help identify these suspects is needed by the authorities.

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North Minneapolis Shooter of Larry Jones Sought
December 10, 2015

On November 4, 2013 at approximately 8:45 pm, Larry Jermaine Jones, age 40, and a relative stopped at a residence in the area of Hillside Avenue North and 22nd Avenue North in Minneapolis.  No one was home at the residence they were visiting so they left.  As they drove away, with Jones in the front passenger seat, a volley of shots rang out and the driver noticed that Jones had been shot. 

The driver went right to North Memorial Medical Center where Jones was listed in critical condition.  Jones was paralyzed from the neck down as a result of this shooting.  On May 22, 2014, Larry Jones died as a result of being shot six-and-a-half months earlier. 

Jones (pictured) was very active in North Minneapolis and has a very involved and loving family that would like to know who did this to Larry.

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Information About Unknown Shooter Sought in Killing of Immigrant
December 08, 2015

Htoo Baw a 54-year-old Karen immigrant from Myanmar was gunned down Monday night, October 5, 2015 in front of his home in the 700 block of Orange Avenue E., St. Paul.  Family said he was unloading items from his car after a trip.  His 15-year-old daughter heard the shot around 9:30 p.m., ran to an upstairs window and saw someone fleeing the scene on foot.  Police have been unable to identify a motive for this killing or who was the shooter. 

Baw (pictured), the son of farmers, was born in Burma, now known as Myanmar. He fled the civil war that long has rocked that country.  After immigrating to the United States, his wife and children stayed in St. Paul while Baw worked at a meatpacking plant in Iowa.

Police are seeking information about who may have been in that neighborhood at that time; anyone who saw or heard something that may help; or who may have seen the shooting.  Through a special partnership with donor 5 Eyewitness News, the reward for information leading to a felony arrest in this case is up to $10,000.  You can remain anonymous by providing information to Crime Stoppers of Minnesota by clicking on the Give A Tip button on the left hand side of this page.  The offer of this larger reward will remain in place for a limited period of time.

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Victim's Credit Cards Being Used
December 04, 2015

On June 8th, 2015 at 10:00 am, officers from the Minneapolis Police Department responded with an ambulance to the area of 11th Avenue South and West River Road on a report of a person down in need to assistance.

Officers arrived in the area and located an adult male, later identified as William Thomas Jacobs, 61, lying unconscious behind the 35 Bridge Collapse Memorial.  Jacob’s wallet was lying on the ground close to his body with the contents scattered about on the ground. Photographic evidence shows suspect using Jacob’s stolen credit cards. 
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Deputy Steven Sandberg Killed
October 18, 2015

While monitoring the welfare of a suspect who was a subject of an investigation on October 18, 2015, at a St Cloud Hospital, Aitkin County Deputy Sheriff Steven Sandberg (pictured) was shot and killed by that suspect.  Deputy Sandberg was a 24 year veteran of the Aitkin County Sheriff’s Office, a husband, and a father. 

Crime Stoppers of Minnesota joins in feeling the sorrow of all law enforcement and all law-abiding citizens in the loss of this public servant who was performing his duty of serving his community to keep it safe.  We offer special condolences to the family and colleagues of dedicated Deputy Sandberg.

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Vehicle of interest in Columbia Heights Home Invasion
October 02, 2015

Police in Columbia Heights are seeking information about a vehicle involved in the home invasion and robbery of a 76-year-old Columbia Heights man that took place in the 5000 block of Johnson St NE on September 22nd, 2015. Analysis of video surveillance footage from area cameras has developed a “vehicle of interest.”
 
Based on video surveillance footage from the Target store located at 53rd and Central Ave, a possible scenario of the suspects’ actions has been created.  The victim parked at Target then entered the store.  The suspect vehicle then pulled up next to the victim’s vehicle.  No occupant of the suspect’s vehicle exited during its stay at the Target store.  The vehicle is seen following the victim out of the Target parking lot.  Footage from other surveillance cameras in the area also shows the suspect vehicle following the victim vehicle to within an area near the victim’s home. 
 
The suspect vehicle is a dark colored sedan, likely a late model Dodge Charger (pictured).  The suspect is described as  Black Male- early to mid-20’s, Wearing dark clothing.
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Risk To Public Safety Sought in Maplewood Homicide
August 26, 2015

Todd Larry Tennin is wanted for the killing of 41-year-old April Marie Tennin at their home in the 1700 block of Woodland Lane, Maplewood, MN.  April Tennin was found dead of an apparent gunshot wound about 6 AM Sunday, August 23, 2015.

Suspect Tennin (pictured) is 31 years old, 5’8”, 163 lbs., has black hair and brown eyes.   He has numerous tattoos on his neck, arms, hands and has one or more gold teeth. 

Tennin has a criminal record that includes convictions for second-degree assault, disorderly conduct, driving under the influence, malicious punishment of a child and being a felon in possession of a firearm.  Tennin is also wanted by the Minnesota Department of Corrections for violating terms of his parole from prison in connection with the weapons-related conviction. The Maplewood Police consider Tennin to be a risk to public safety.”

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Shoreview Murderer May Be Known By This Woman
March 31, 2015

Ramsey County Sheriff and Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) investigators are seeking identification of a female suspect involved in the Shoreview murder of Hagos Melake on Thursday, August 29, 2013.   

The victim Melake was last seen outside the Hunan Garden Restaurant in downtown St. Paul where he spent the evening. Mr. Melake left the restaurant at 1:45 AM and was seen getting into a vehicle with two unidentified persons. At 6:33 AM his deceased body was found in a parking lot in the 5700 block of Hamline Avenue in Shoreview.

His bank card was used by the pictured woman at the US Bank ATM on West Broadway and Emerson Av. in Minneapolis at 4:30 AM the same day.  It is known that she was picked up by two other suspects on a corner along West Broadway or the very close vicinity around 4:15 AM. 

Your help is needed to identify this woman and her whereabouts. 

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Missing Falcon Heights Man - Harold Schroetter
March 12, 2015

Harold Schroetter (pictured) went missing from his residence in Falcon Heights, MN on February 26, 2009. He was a postal worker in St. Paul and had never missed work for unexplained reasons before his disappearance. Harold was in the process of ending his relationship with his live-in girlfriend and changing the beneficiaries of his estate at the time of his disappearance. He was also excited to recently find out he was to become a grandfather. Authorities located Schroetter’s red Chrysler under suspicious circumstances in the area of Arlington Ave, and Jackson St. in St. Paul on March 1, 2009.

Authorities believed foul play was involved in his disappearance and he is believed to be deceased.  Blood from Schroetter was found in the trunk of his girlfriend’s car, a white Chrysler 300.  A new trunk liner had been purchased and replaced shortly after his disappearance.

This case has been designated by the Spotlight on Crime Fund of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety for a $50,000 reward.  The reward of $50,000 is separate from any reward offered to be paid by Crime Stoppers of Minnesota, which is an offer of up to $1,000 for information submitted through the Crime Stoppers website.  

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Bloomington Residences Hit by Burglaries - Special Reward Offered
December 29, 2014

During November and December of 2014 there have been several home burglaries in Bloomington, MN.  The items stolen have included various electronic devices and high quality jewelry.  In one instance the jewelry taken included items purchased from Tiffany Jewelry valued at over $60,000.  (Ring as one of the items taken is pictured)

Information about the suspect(s) or about the jewelry being seen or attempted to be sold provided through Crime Stoppers will be sent to the Bloomington investigators and you can remain anonymous.

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