How cops say they cracked woman’s 1987 St. Paul strangulation

The 30-year-old cold case, which led to the filing of charges against Withers on Thursday, was solved after additional DNA testing of the fingernails of the victim, March 16, 2017 In 1987, several days after pleading guilty to a string of burglaries in St. Paul's Macalester-Groveland neighborhood — and being released from jail a day later — Michael...
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Case of missing evidence unsolved in Newport; final report lists money, drugs, weapons unaccounted for

A Washington County Sheriff's Office investigation conducted last fall concluded that items missing from evidence were $2,231, narcotics from 12 cases, four handguns and a bow. In addition, a report says, drug evidence used to be flushed down a toilet to be disposed. February 14, 2017 A final investigative report on the now-disbanded Newport Police...
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Thousands of sexual assault evidence kits across Minnesota sit untested

By Minnesota law, sexual assault survivors don't have to decide whether they want to go to police when they arrive at a hospital to be examined.The reasoning: It's hard enough to decide, in those traumatic hours, to even come in for an exam. February 18, 2017 By Minnesota law, sexual assault survivors don't have to decide whether they want to go to...
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Missing police evidence in Newport can't be found, sheriff tells city

The disappearance of money, drugs and firearms from Newport's former police department remains a mystery after a lengthy law enforcement investigation ended this week. Enter Article DATE HERE The disappearance of money, drugs and firearms from Newport's former police department remains a mystery after a lengthy law enforcement investigation en...
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UPDATE: Meeker County Deputy Charged With Stealing Drugs, Toys

AM1240-WJON, wjon.com BYLINE: Jim Maurice Meeker County, MN Deputy Travis Sebring Photo:Meeker County Sheriff’s Office LITCHFIELD–The Meeker County Sheriff’s Deputy who has been accused of stealing both drugs and toys has been formally charged today (Thursday). Thirty-three-...
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Drug disposal procedures tightened at Savage PD

Savage Pacer, swnewsmedia.com/savage_pacer BYLINE: ALEX HALL Savage, MN Report from 2014 found evidence of tampering Savage Police Department File photo The Savage Police Department made changes to procedures for its Take it to the Box safe drug dispos...
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Retired sheriff deputy being investigated for possibly pawning evidence

Fox Television Stations, Inc., KMSP-TV, Fox9.com, myfoxtwincities.com BYLINE: Maury Glover Video Ramsey County, MN ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) - A former Ramsey County investigator is being looked at for possibly stealing evidence and then selling it to pawn shops. Tom Rudenick r...
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Evidence lost in fire could affect court cases

Star Tribune, startribune.com BYLINE: David Chanen Star Tribune Minneapolis, MN Thousands of items were destroyed or damaged in April blaze at Minneapolis property room. The small, smoky fire burned only a short time in the Minneapolis Police Department’s property room last ...
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