2 in custody after I-694 assault and chase
Two men who led police on a foot chase late Wednesday night after assaulting someone with a weapon on Interstate 694 and Snelling Avenue N. were taken into in custody, according to the Ramsey County Sheriff's Office. A victim was transported to a hospital, where the person's condition was unknown.
The incident snarled traffic in Arden Hills and neighboring Roseville, New Brighton and Mounds View as police combed the area for the two men. The Minnesota Department of Transportation tweeted about 9:45 p.m. that freeway ramps and some lanes of traffic were closed on I-694 and I-35W. No other suspects are being sought at this time.
4 shot in Brooklyn Center home invasion
Four people were shot inside a Brooklyn Center home early Wednesday in what police called a home invasion, and officers said they were looking for four suspects.
Police were called to the 5000 block of Drew Avenue N. about 3:15 a.m. and found three men and one woman with gunshot wounds. The victims were taken to a hospital and are expected to survive their injuries, said Cmdr. Tony Gruenig. Authorities say four adult male suspects searched the home and shot the victims before fleeing. Gruenig said police dogs were unable to track the suspects.
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Man charged with murder in overdose
A 26-year-old Albert Lea man has been charged in Dakota County with third-degree murder, accused of selling methadone pills that led to another man's fatal overdose in a South St. Paul hotel room. Authorities filed an arrest warrant Wednesday for Dustin Charles Chenevert. According to the complaint, Colton Jayce Poplow, 18, of Albert Lea, died from a methadone overdose Feb. 28 while visiting South St. Paul. Investigators learned that Poplow bought Dilaudid and methadone pills from a man who went by "Dusto Busto" — later identified as Chenevert.
Police searched the Albert Lea home in which Chenevert lived with his mother, who has prescriptions for both Dilaudid and methadone. She told police she discovered 150 methadone pills were missing months earlier, the complaint said, and investigators found that her recently refilled methadone bottle was missing 74 pills.
Man found dead in jail cell is identified
The death of a man who killed himself in the Hennepin County jail this week was the second suicide at the facility since it opened in 2000. Doua Yang, 46, of Green Bay, Wis., was found unresponsive in his cell about 10:45 a.m. Tuesday. Deputies immediately began CPR, but he was pronounced dead at Hennepin County Medical Center. He hanged himself with a bedsheet. Yang's death is under review by the Sheriff's Office. Yang was charged Aug. 14 with sexually assaulting a girl who was known to him, documents show. He had been in jail for 12 days, and his next court date was to have been Sept. 17. The first suicide at the jail happened in 2008 when a 42-year-old woman arrested for drunken driving hanged herself with a metal cord from the cell's wall-mounted telephone.