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Man Suspected in Hammer Assault Captured in Anoka Co.

Justin Cardinal, 33, of Forest Lake - Photo: Anoka County Sheriff's Office

A man wanted for beating a woman with a hammer was captured after an extensive search by land and air in Anoka County.
    

Anoka County Attorney Appeals Bradley Schnickel's Sentence

Thirty-four-year-old Bradley Schnickel -

The Anoka County attorney's office is appealing a 30-month prison sentence that it says is too short for a former Minneapolis police officer who used social media to try to lure girls into sexual encounters.
    

Deputies: Search of Andover Home Reveals Drugs, Stolen Property

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An Andover man is facing multiple charges after authorities raided his home and say they found various amounts of drugs and stolen property.

Lino Lakes Woman Accused of Smoking Meth While Son was in Vehicle

File Photo of the Lino Lakes McDonald's - Photo: Google Maps

A Lino Lakes woman has been charged with smoking meth in a McDonald’s parking lot while her 14-year-old son was in the vehicle.

Police were called to the McDonald’s on the 600 block of Apollo Drive in Lino Lakes around 12:51 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, on a report that a woman was in her car with a child "smoking drugs."

Police: Wanted Felon Arrested in Columbia Heights with 13.8 Grams of Meth

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A man with multiple felony warrants was arrested after police say they found nearly 14 grams of meth in his vehicle.

According to the criminal complaint, a Columbia Heights officer was near the 4400 block of Madison Street around 5:46 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, when he saw a man get into a vehicle and place a black backpack in the trunk.

Police: Maplewood Man Had 23 Grams of Meth in Truck

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A Maplewood man was arrested after Columbia Heights police say they found 23 grams of meth in his truck.

According to the criminal complaint, an officer saw a pickup truck leave the parking lot of the Starlite Hotel around 8:50 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12. The officer says the driver didn’t properly signal and nearly ran a stop sign.

Police: Mpls. Man Charged after Stolen Volvo Found in Blaine

Twenty-eight-year-old Michael Wayne Green of Minneapolis. - Photo: Anoka County Sheriff's Office

A Minneapolis man has been arrested after police say they ran the license plates of a Volvo he was driving and determined it had been stolen.