Mara H. Gottfried / St. Paul Pioneer Press
ST. PAUL — A regular Saturday morning turned into a nightmare for a St. Paul woman as she took her garbage out and found herself being attacked by a police dog looking for a male burglary suspect, according to a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday, Dec. 6. Desiree Collins, 52, suffered multiple bites to her arm and one to her lower leg. Right after it happened, Collins asked the officers, "What did I do?" Nothing, said one. "Just at the wrong place at the wrong time, ma'am," said another.
ST. PAUL — A 16-year-old boy missing from St. Paul for more than 40 years has been identified as a victim of serial killer John Wayne Gacy, an official said Wednesday, July 19. James Byron Haakenson's mother reported him missing to St. Paul police on Sept. 2, 1976. Haakenson was listed as a runaway and his probable destination was reported as unknown, "maybe Chicago," according to reports from the time.
ST. PAUL — St. Paul and Minneapolis police officers typically have a big, visible presence at the start of the Twin Cities Pride parade, but organizers told them not this year after hearing concerns from community members. After a jury acquitted St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez on Friday, June 16, in the shooting death of Philando Castile last year, Twin Cities Pride wants to "respect the pain the community is feeling right now," organizers said in a Tuesday, June 20, statement on Facebook.
ST. PAUL — St. Paul police and the Minnesota Wild are urging hockey fans looking for playoff tickets to be careful if buying them from hawkers on the street or sites like Craigslist. They could be fraudulent.
ST. PAUL—More than 23 years since a St. Paul teenager vanished, police have received new information in the case. Hang Lee, 17, was last seen in 1993 with Mark Steven Wallace, a convicted sex offender. Police have said he is a person of interest in the case. Last month, when Washington County prosecutors charged Wallace in an unrelated kidnapping case, police heard from a woman whom the 54-year-old Wallace had confided in.