Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The Minnesota Alliance on Crime and its partners are sponsoring events in the Twin CIties during National Crime Victims' Rights Week.
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Wednesday, April 17
April 21-27 is recognized as National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. The Minnesota Alliance on Crime and its partners have received a National Crime Victims’ Rights week grant and are sponsoring events in the Twin Cities. All events are free and open to the public, with make and take art activities for kids, information about services to crime victims and on crime prevention, giveaways, and more. Artwork submitted by children depicting ideas about crime prevention and a world without crime will be displayed at all events. Locally, services and referrals for victims of crime can be accessed through: Citizen groups and community organizations wishing to schedule a Crime Prevention presentation can contact the Washington County Attorney’s Office…
Sunday, April 7, 2013
April is recognized in the United States as National Child Abuse Prevention Month.
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Sunday, April 7
Editor's Note: The following is a news release from the Washington County Attorney's Office. April is recognized in the United States as National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Across the country, media outlets regularly report on situations of horrific abuse or neglect of children. Unfortunately, as we’ve become accustomed to sensationalism in our news, it has become all too easy to gloss over these stories and headlines. We don’t want to be reminded that every day, local county and tribal agencies must respond to reports of maltreatment of children in our own communities. In 2010: In 2011, statistics show that at least five children died every day as a result of child abuse in America. The problem isn’t limited to the immediate, horrible …
Saturday, February 16, 2013
A 20-year-old Woodbury man allegedly threatened a Pioneer Press newspaper deliveryman with a "whip it stick" after a road-rage incident in the area of Eagle View Boulevard and Settler's Ridge Drive
A 20-year old Woodbury man has been charged with a felony after he allegedly threatened to beat a newspaper deliveryman with a baton. Woodbury police were called to the area of Eagle View Boulevard and Settler's Ridge Drive on Nov. 11 at about 5 a.m., for a report of a road-rage incident. When police arrived, a Pioneer Press newspaper deliveryman told police he was driving his vehicle very slowly in the area of Eagle View Boulevard, so he could see the addresses. According to the complaint: While delivering the papers, the man told police an unknown vehicle approached his vehicle from the rear and began tailgating him. At that time the newspaper deliveryman motioned for the other driver to drive around him. At that time, according to the …
Monday, January 14, 2013
A 20-year-old North St. Paul man allegedly punched one sheriff's deputy and threw a chair at another in the Washington County Courthouse before breaking free and fleeing across Highway 36. He was eventually arrested and charged with felony assault.
A 20-year old North St. Paul man faces felony assault charges after he allegedly threw a fit in a Washington County courtroom after police attempted to take him into custody on a mental health order. Eric Paul Woodford was charged by the Washington County Attorney’s Office with third-degree assault, two counts of fourth-degree assault of a police officer, obstructing the legal process and fleeing. According to court documents: Two Ramsey County sheriff's deputies on Jan. 3 were at the Washington County Government Center to take Woodford into custody when he allegedly told the officers he did not want to go to the hospital. When officers attempted to put Woodford in handcuffs, he reportedly spun around and punched a deputy in the head twice…
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Byron Smith is charged with second-degree murder in the deaths of Haile Kifer and Nicholas Brady, two cousins who were repeatedly shot after they broke into Smith’s home in Little Falls on Thanksgiving Day.
The Washington County Attorney's Office will prosecute the Little Falls homicide case of a 64-year-old man who is accused of shooting two teens who broke into his home on Thanksgiving. Orput told the Pioneer Press the Minnesota County Attorneys Association called him on behalf of the Morrison County attorney's office to ask if he’d try the case. The case, the president of the county attorneys association told Orput, is that the case would be contentious because of the gun issue. "If that's a challenge,” Orput told the Pioneer Press, “I want it.” Morrison County will pay per diem for mileage, meals and rooms if necessary, Orput told Stillwater Patch on Wednesday. “The attorney time is not billed, but county attorneys routinely take conflict…
Friday, November 9, 2012
After months of investigation by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Dave Eckberg has been charged with 10 felony counts stemming from unpaid bills to Lumberjack Days vendors.
After months of investigation by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Dave Eckberg has been charged with 10 felony counts stemming from unpaid bills to Lumberjack Days vendors. Washington County Attorney Pete Orput announced this morning that his office filed criminal charges against Eckberg, 61, of Stillwater, “in the 2011 controversy over the Lumberjack Days Festival in Stillwater.” Eckberg, the organizer of the event, was charged with five counts of theft by check and five counts of issuance of a dishonored check. “This has been a careful, painstaking investigation that has required the issuance of multiple search warrants and the review of boxes and boxes of documents,” Orput said. “Frankly, the victims deserve more than the …
Friday, October 12, 2012
A 37-year-old man has been charged of burglarizing Axdahl's Garden Farm near Stillwater this summer, and then sodomizing a goat. The man's whereabouts are unknown at this time.
After a two-month investigation by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, a 37-year-old man is accused of sodomizing a petting zoo goat at Axdahl’s Garden Farm in Grant this summer. Abimael Rojas Dominguez was charged Thursday by the Washington County Attorney’s Office with third-degree burglary and animal cruelty. His whereabouts are unknown at this time. According to the complaint: The Washington County Sheriff's Office responded to a call from Axdahl’s on Aug. 2 for a report of a dead goat and possible sodomy. A worker at Axdahl’s told detectives that he had entered the lower level of the Axdahl's barn at about 8:50 am on Aug. 2 to feed and water the animals. The employee noticed that some stalls were open that are always closed at …
Friday, October 5, 2012
Eric Kaprice Richard, of Stillwater, was charged with unintentional murder and manslaughter stemming from a fight with Adam McCloud at Smalley’s Caribbean Barbeque and Pirate Bar in downtown Stillwater. Richard says he was acting in self-defense.
A 22-year-old Stillwater man was charged by the Washington County Attorney’s Office Friday with homicide in relation to the death of Adam McCloud. Eric Kaprice Richard, of Stillwater, faces second-degree unintentional murder during the commission of a felony and manslaughter charges stemming from the Sept. 28, fight with McCloud, 29, of Stillwater, at Smalley’s Caribbean Barbeque and Pirate Bar in downtown Stillwater. The complaint alleges that Richard and McCloud argued over a spilled drink, and that Richard was seen to have repeatedly punched McCloud in the face and head, causing him to fall and strike his head on the ground. Richard told police he was acting in self-defense after being pushed by McCloud several times. His bail was set …
Friday, July 27, 2012
The Washington County Attorney's Office amended a criminal complaint against Land of Pharaoh's owner, Amir Abd El Malak, to include two additional accusations of criminal sexual conduct for illicitly touching his customers.
The owner of Land of Pharaoh’s Massage has now been charged with five counts of criminal sexual conduct after being accused of illicitly touching his customers. The Washington County Attorney’s Office today, amended a criminal complaint against the massage parlor’s owner, Amir Abd El Malak, 36, of Stillwater, to include one count of third-degree criminal sexual conduct and a fourth charge of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct. All five of the alleged victims have reported that the sexual assaults occurred while getting a massage at Land of Pharaoh’s on Greeley Street. When police contacted Malak about the allegations, he reportedly told the detective: “Some people came because they hurt, some people came for relax, and some people came …
Friday, May 25, 2012
A 35-year-old Stillwater man who is the co-owner of Indian Motorcycle of the Twin Cities allegedly crashed his truck into a Forest Lake woman's garage door after she refused to meet him for a job interview.
A 35-year-old Stillwater man faces a felony property-damage charge after he allegedly drove his vehicle into a Forest Lake woman’s garage door after she refused to meet him for a job interview. Arturo Eguia-Welch was charged by the Washington County Attorney’s Office this week with first-degree criminal damage to property for allegedly backing his truck into the woman’s garage door. According to the Minnesota Secretary of State website, Welch owns Indian Motorcycle of the Twin Cities. The woman told Forest Lake police that on March 2 she was texting Welch about a job opening at Indian Motorcycle of the Twin Cities. In response to the woman's inquiry, Welch responded with remarks insinuating “if she had sex with him or sent some ‘naughty or…