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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.
Payne Avenue Double MurderSTATUS
February 25, 2021
The Saint Paul Police is seeking help in the double homicide that killed Alejandro Rios and Michael Steward (pictured) on Thursday, January 21, 2021. The two were gunned down at 3 a.m. on the 500 block of Payne Avenue, left lying on the sidewalk to die from their gunshot wounds.
If you saw or heard something in that area on that night you may have information that can help solve this crime. If you have heard the culprits, their friends, or family members talk about this sad act but you want to stay safe and anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers of Minnesota by clicking the Submit a Tip button on this page. If your information leads to an arrest in either of these murders, you may be eligible to receive a reward of up to $1,000. All contact with Crime Stoppers of Minnesota keeps you anonymous and safe.
2016 Hopkins Hit & Run DeathSTATUS
November 13, 2020
On Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 6 a.m., Hopkins Police Department personnel and other emergency personnel responded to the intersection of 17th Avenue North and Mainstreet (pictured) for a report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle. Responders found the victim, Dolores Stafford, in the roadway with serious injuries. She was transported to an area hospital where she died from her injuries later that same day.
Dolores was able to provide information to emergency responders that the vehicle which hit her was likely a dark colored Sport Utility style vehicle which was traveling eastbound on Mainstreet from southbound 17th Avenue North.
Previous tips have not resulted in finding the vehicle or driver involved in this incident.
After four years the Hopkins Police Department is seeking someone who will come forward anonymously to Crime Stoppers of Minnesota who may have been in the area and seen the incident or the vehicle, or someone with information about the driver involved in the incident. Providing this useful and anonymous information will help to provide Dolores’ family with closure.
In addition to a reward from Crime Stoppers of Minnesota, the Hopkins Crime Fund is offering a separate reward of $5,000 if the information provided leads to an arrest in this case.
Deadly Assault of 76-Year-Old Mankato Woman
February 28, 2020
Evelyn Adams of Union Street in South Bend Township, rural Mankato, called 911 at 11:15 pm on Saturday, February 23rd, 2019 to report that she had been physically assaulted inside her home. Law enforcement arrived at her home and had her transported to the hospital where she spoke to investigators about the assault as her injuries did not initially appear life-threatening.
Evelyn (pictured) described the suspect as a male who concealed his identity by putting something over his face. A neighbor reported seeing a person fleeing the Adams’ residence on foot at 10:53 pm on the 23rd, a night of blizzard weather conditions. Evelyn Adams died of her injuries at the hospital on February 28.
Blue Earth County Sheriff’s Investigators continue to actively work on the case to get answers for Evelyn’s family. The Sheriff’s Office feels they are close to solving the case but need help from the right person that knows who’s responsible or has heard somebody talk about this assault to friends or family.
If you have information about this homicide you can remain anonymous by contacting Crime Stoppers of Minnesota and we will pass that information on to the investigators.
Activist’s Murder Suspect Sought
May 17, 2018
In March of 2017 Tyrone Williams Jr. was shot and killed outside a relative’s house in the area of 8th and Elwood Avenues N. in Minneapolis. A warrant has been issued for Sid Brady Strickland-Green (pictured) suspected of the shooting and Police are seeking information about his whereabouts. Williams, 33 was a father of four who helped coordinate the neighborhood demonstration following the shooting death of Jamar Clark in 2015. The motive for the shooting is believed to be about a dispute with a friend of Strickland-Green who was evicted from a duplex shared by Williams and a friend in the 1000 block of Knox Av. N. in Minneapolis.
Additional funds from the Minneapolis Police have increased the reward offer to be up to $2,500 for information submitted to Crime Stoppers of Minnesota for information leading to the arrest of Strickland-Green.
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.
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.
Intentionally Placed Nails & Screws on City StreetsSTATUS
February 20, 2018
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Murder of Twins Fan Paul Fisher
March 14, 2014
On Saturday, July 25th, 2009 at approximately 2:00 a.m., Paul Fisher (pictured) was murdered as he approached the parking lot entrance to his apartment building at 5301 Chicago Avenue South, in Minneapolis. Policed have been frustrated by the lack of leads about how this crime could happen to Paul on the step of his home.
Information about a possible vehicle in the area, sounds that may have been heard, people that may have been seen, is needed. If you have heard somebody talk about or boast about this crime you can share that information and remain anonymous and earn a reward of up to $1,000.
Special $60,000 Reward for Who Killed 3 Year Old Terrell Mayes
May 14, 2013
With specially donated funds and a partnership with Spotlight On Crime, a reward of up to $60,000 is available to help find who murdered Terrell Mayes just 3 years old. This partnership brings together monies from corporations that view this crime with deep concern by supporting the nonprofit Spotlight On Crime and donations to Crime Stoppers of Minnesota from individuals in communities across Minnesota as well as other states, as far away as New York.
A person coming forward with information that helps solve this tragic crime will qualify for a reward of up to $60,000 depending on how useful that information is. Both organizations and their broad base of supporters see this crime as heartless and seek the help of the public to come forward with information with the ability to remain anonymous. Information can be given to Crime Stoppers of Minnesota on this website or to Spotlight on Crime by clicking here.
THE CRIME DETAILS:
On Monday, December 26, 2011 Police responded to a report of shots being fired in the area of 2600 Colfax Av. N. in Minneapolis. It was found that shots had penetrated the house where 3 year old Terrell Mayes, Jr. lived and where he with his youthful friends were running upstairs to seek protection from the shots they heard. One of those shots struck Terrell who was taken to the hospital where he died on the next day.
Minneapolis Police have determined that this was a random shooting and that there was nobody in the house nor the family who was the intended target.
If you have any information regarding the person or persons committing this crime you can come forward...remain anonymous...and may qualify for a reward. Please help Solve This Crime.
14 YEARS OF SEEKING HELP: Unsolved Maple Grove Hit & Run Death
February 06, 2013
Shooter of 5 Year Old Being Sought in Minneapolis
June 27, 2012
On Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 8:37 a.m. Minneapolis police officers were dispatched to the 4500 block of Bryant Avenue North on a shooting. When they arrived they learned that a young child had been shot. 5 year old Nizzel George (pictured) was pronounced dead at North Memorial Medical Center.
Authorities believe the shooter had been standing across the street and ran off after spraying the house with gunfire as part of what police called an "ongoing dispute" involving two groups of people. They believe there was only one shooter, a young person, who a neighbor saw run north on Bryant Avenue.
Persons with knowledge of this shooter and where he can be found are urged to come forward on this website or by calling 1-800-222-8477 with the information. You can remain anonymous by contacting Crime Stoppers of Minnesota and help Solve This Crime.
Stephanie Smith homicide in South Minneapolis
February 15, 2012
On Monday, March 28, 2011 Minneapolis Police Officers from the Third Precinct responded to the 3400 block of Park Avenue South on a report of shots fired in the area. As Officers arrived they learned that a vehicle had arrived at Abbott Northwestern Hospital with three occupants, two of the occupants had been shot. One of the victims survived and the other victim, Stephanie Smith (pictured), died as a result of her injuries. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office determined that this case was a homicide.
Officers determined that the vehicle that arrived at Abbott Northwestern Hospital had been in the 3400 block of Park Avenue South. Witnesses reported seeing two black males running from the area after hearing multiple gunshots. Homicide investigators and Smith’s family believe that someone has information regarding this case and are asking the public’s help to solve this crime. No arrests have been made in this case.
If you have information about these suspects or this killing you can help solve this crime.
This case has been featured on You Solve on KSTP-TV. Thanks to an anonymous donation, useful information about this case qualifies for a reward of up to $2,000 if that information is submitted through Crime Stoppers of Minnesota
Level 3 Predatory Offender On The Loose
February 25, 2011
LEVEL 3 PREDATORY OFFENDER SOUGHT BY MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
The Minnesota Department of Corrections (DOC) has issued a warrant for the apprehension of Eugene Glaraton, a level three predatory offender. Glaraton is on Intensive Supervised Release for failing to register as a sex offender in Ramsey County. His prior convictions include First Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct.
Glaraton was released from the Minnesota Correctional Facility (MCF)- Lino Lakes on 2/15/2011. He has been on fugitive status since 2/20/2011 when he absconded from a halfway house placement.
Glaraton is 42 years old. He is white, 5`11", 222 pounds, with gray hair and blue eyes. He was last seen with a shaved head, and a slight mustache and goatee that are grey in color.
Citizens should not attempt to confront Glaraton. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call 911 or the DOC 24-hour tipline at 651/603-0026 or call the Crime Stoppers of Minnesota Anonymous Tip Line.
Click here for more pictures of this offender: MN+Corrections+02-24-11+News+Release.pdf
$100,000 Reward for Information on Bank Robbers
November 08, 2010
Police and the FBI are in search of suspects believed to have robbed several banks in the Twin Cities area. The banks robbed include Wells Fargo Bank in Champlin on August 4, 2010, U.S. Bank in Plymouth on September 13, 2010, and U.S. Bank in Anoka on November 5, 2010. They are also believed to be responsible for attempted robberies at TCF Bank in Chanhassen on August 30, 2010 and TCF Bank in Lakeville on September 2, 2010.
The individuals responsible for these crimes are generally described as black males in their 20s or 30s, one approximately 6` tall with a slim build, and the other approximately 5’8” tall with a stocky build. They typically wear dark clothing, to include masks and gloves, and carry a black backpack. They have threatened bank employees with violence if they do not cooperate, and have displayed firearms at times. They may be assisted by other individuals as well.
A separate reward of $100,000 is being offered by U.S. Bank for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individuals responsible for these bank robberies. U.S. Bank offers this reward to show it is very concerned about the welfare and safety of its employees and customers and therefore is eager to take these bank robbing culprits off the streets.
If you have information about these robberies or the suspects please come forward anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers from this website.