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Washington County gang-related murder trial continued to August (Stillwater, MN): The murder trial of Angel Ignacio Sardina-Padilla, slated to start next week in Washington County District Court in Stillwater, has been moved back to August.
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: February 12, 2021

Superseding Indictment Charges Six Men With Conspiracy, Firearms Violations, Violent Carjackings (Minnesota): According to the allegations in the superseding indictment and documents filed with the court, from at least May 2020 through January 2021, the defendants maintained active membership in the street gang known as the “Top 5.” The purpose of the gang was to make money for its members through criminal acts, including thefts, robberies, and distribution and sale of controlled substances.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: January 26, 2021

In a time of pandemic and riot, crime was up 15 percent in St. Paul last year (St. Paul, MN): As lives were upended during the coronavirus pandemic, serious crime also was on the rise in St. Paul last year — it was up 15.5 percent compared with 2019, according to police. Violent crime increased nearly 25 percent from the year before. Property crime rose by 14 percent.
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: January 13, 2021

In ‘heartbreaking’ year, 34 homicides in St. Paul match most on record in the city (St. Paul, MN): For the first time in St. Paul, more than 200 people were shot in a year — there were 220 people as of Monday, with 28 sustaining fatal wounds. In 2019, there were 164 people shot, 27 of them fatally.
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: January 2, 2021

Under plea bargain, gang member with repeat charges of attempted murder will be free in 3 ½ years (Minneapolis., MN): A man who police say is a member of the Somali Outlaws gang, and who was charged last year with several counts of attempted murder and other violent crimes, recently received a plea bargain and concurrent sentencing that will leave him free in under three-and-a-half years.
Source: Alpha News    Date: December 16, 2020

In a bloody year for Minneapolis, one gun could be key to solving 14 shootings (Minneapolis, MN): In the most violent summer in Minneapolis in more than a decade, police have discovered a clue that could be key to closing more than a dozen unsolved cases: a single Glock .45 caliber handgun. Using forensic technology, agents from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives have linked the same gun to 14 recent crime scenes in Minneapolis, including a murder, several gang shootouts and a drive-by shooting on Interstate 94.
Source: StarTribune    Date: November 30, 2020

Teens arrested in gang shooting that injured bystander, nearly struck 4-year-old (St. Paul, MN): St. Paul police have arrested two teenagers in connection with a suspected gang-related shooting that injured an innocent bystander and nearly struck the victim's 4-year-old daughter in her car seat when rivals exchanged gunfire outside an Asian supermarket last month.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: November 18, 2020

3 charged in federal court in string of violent Twin Cities carjackings (Minneapolis, MN): Three 19-year-old men were charged in U.S. District Court on Monday in connection with a string a of violent carjackings throughout the Twin Cities this summer.
Source: StarTribune    Date: November 9, 2020

Duluth police announce arrest of gang leader from Rochester (Duluth, MN): The Duluth Police Department announced the arrest of several gang members, including the alleged leader. The arrests are the result of a widespread regional drug trafficking operation that is believed to be lead by Ricky Antoine Osborne.
Source: KTTC News    Date: October 22, 2020

Meet the Minneapolis ‘violence interrupters’ (Minneapolis, MN): Once you see them, you can’t miss them: A group of 20 people in bright orange T-shirts roaming city streets into the early morning hours, armed with knowledge about their community and a desperate wish to stop the gunfire.
Source: MPR News    Date: October 14, 2020

Two fatal shootings in Minneapolis push city's homicide total to 62 (Minneapolis, MN): Two separate shootings in north Minneapolis, one Tuesday night and another early Wednesday, led to the deaths of two men and pushed the city's homicide tally for the year to 62.
Source: StarTribune    Date: September 30, 2020

St. Paul man charged in connection with gang-related drive-by shooting (St. Paul, MN): A St. Paul man has been charged in connection with a drive-by shooting authorities believe to be gang-related. Dominique D’angelo Taylor, 20, is being charged with committing a crime for the benefit of a gang, participating in a drive-by shooting and second-degree assault, according to charges filed Wednesday in Ramsey County District Court.
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: September 23, 2020

Man with ties to St. Paul gang pleads guilty in connection to 2019 Stillwater shooting (St. Paul, MN): A 24-year-old St. Paul man has pleaded guilty in connection to a case where a woman was shot after being held against her will last year. Court records show Luis Alfredo Cortez Mendoza entered a guilty plea on Tuesday to one count of premeditated first-degree murder (aiding and abetting) charges. He will be sentenced on March 22, 2021.
Source: KSTP 5 News    Date: September 22, 2020

After man sentenced to 40 years in St. Paul murder, courthouse locked down and shots fired nearby (St. Paul, MN): After a man was sentenced Monday for his role in a St. Paul murder, a dispute began in the main downtown courthouse lobby and gunshots were fired several blocks away, according to the Ramsey County sheriff’s office and police.
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: September 21, 2020

Native Mob Gang Member Sentenced To 270 Months In Prison For Drug Trafficking And Firearm Charges (St. Paul, MN): United States Attorney Erica H. MacDonald today announced the sentencing of TEVIN JAY MAURSTAD, 25, to 270 months in prison. Following a two-day bench trial, MAURSTAD was convicted on October 25, 2019, on six counts of drug trafficking and firearms violations. MAURSTAD was sentenced yesterday before Judge Susan Richard Nelson in U.S. District Court in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: September 2, 2020

Grandmother fatally shot in St. Paul was victim of gang violence, son says (St. Paul, MN): A woman who was fatally shot while watching her grandchildren Wednesday evening in St. Paul has been identified as 61-year-old Teresa A. Bearribs.
Source: Bring Me The News    Date: August 21, 2020

Minneapolis introduces new strategy to stop the violence (Minneapolis, MN): A day after homicides in Minneapolis surpassed the total from 2019, the city’s Office of Violence Prevention introduced a new strategy to the public on Monday. Branded as “MinneapolUS,” to emphasize unity in stopping the violence, the city will use a “Cure Violence” national model to treat the issue like a public health crisis.
Source: KARE 11 News    Date: August 18, 2020

Unarmed civilians being recruited to help fight crime in Minneapolis (Minneapolis, MN): Engagement, deescalation and relationships are the three words that sum up the city's latest approach to re-imagining public safety as we know it in communities riddled with crime. "We are really trying to interrupt the patterns of violence and get to the root of the matter and also inspire these young people," Said Sasha Cotton, the Director of the Office of Violence Prevention for the city of Minneapolis.
Source: KARE 11 News    Date: August 11, 2020

Man charged with killing of 28-year-old in St. Paul found guilty (St. Paul, MN): The man charged in connection with the slaying of 28-year-old Shawn D. Jones of St. Paul Park in October has been found guilty.
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: August 11, 2020

Ramsey County to end gang surveillance program due to poor results, racial disparities (Ramsey County, MN): Citing poor results and startling racial disparities, Ramsey County is disbanding a specialized unit within its probation program aimed exclusively at gang members. The gang unit, which started 23 years ago, engaged in enhanced surveillance of gang members convicted of crimes in order to break their involvement with the organized groups, track gang activity and keep the community safer.
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: July 23, 2020

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