Arrest in suspected death of missing woman
Minneapolis police arrested a man Monday in connection with the suspected death of a 25-year-old woman who had been missing since last week, according to police and community sources. The man is booked on probable cause murder in this case, according to a police statement. Adelle "Addie" Jensen, a mother of a little girl, was last seen in downtown Minneapolis late Tuesday or early Wednesday, according to social media posts in search of her. Jensen's daughter is safe, according to a Facebook post. Jensen's body reportedly has not been found.
Possible sex assault near Calhoun Square
The Minneapolis Police Department is looking into a possible sexual assault in an Uptown parking ramp Sunday night. Witnesses found a woman about 9 p.m. "lying unconscious near her running vehicle" at the Calhoun Square parking ramp next to the indoor dining and shopping center at Lake Street and Hennepin Avenue S., according to a news release. The woman was partly undressed and said she did not remember anything. She could have been raped, the release said. Authorities have limited information and there is no suspect description. Police asked that anyone with information, including anything that could help identify a suspect, call the sex crimes unit at 612-673-3081, the tips line at 612-692-8477 or the free Minneapolis Police Department Tip line 411.
One victim in triple shooting identified
Community leaders have identified one of two people killed in a triple shooting in the Seward neighborhood late Sunday as Abdulahi Awuni. Awuni, a local spoken-word artist who worked at a neighborhood recreation center, was found shot in a car, along with two other men, parked near the Franklin Housing Cooperative apartments at E. Franklin Avenue and 23rd Avenue S., the leaders said. Officers came across the car after responding to a shots fired call about 7:45 p.m. A second man, not yet identified, was pronounced dead at the scene, while the third victim was taken to an area hospital with serious but noncritical injuries. A police spokesman said Sunday that several suspects were seen fleeing on foot. No arrests have been announced.
Rush hour crash kills Bloomington woman
The eastbound lanes of Hwy. 212 at Pioneer Trail were closed for more than three hours on Monday morning after a rush-hour collision in which one person was killed. A 34-year-old woman from Bloomington was killed when two vehicles collided in the eastbound lanes during the peak of the rush around 7:30 a.m., said Lt. Tiffani Schweigart of the State Patrol. Two men were injured. The victim's name has not been released.
Man pleads guilty in fatal shooting
A St. Paul man who authorities say claimed responsibility for a fatal shooting when arrested at an East Side murder scene in August pleaded guilty Monday to second-degree murder. Lepierre C. Carpenter, 24, had been accused of killing Parnell M. Robinson, 26, also of St. Paul, outside the Ames Avenue apartment building where Carpenter lived. Carpenter and Robinson knew each other, and had argued about drugs, according to a Ramsey County District Court complaint. Sentencing has been set for Jan. 15.
Itasca County sheriff cleared in shooting
The Itasca County attorney's office has cleared a sheriff's deputy in the fatal shooting of a man who pointed his shotgun at officers. Deputy Stephen Snyder was put on administrative paid leave after fatally shooting 31-year-old Adam R. Schneider outside his home in Cohasset in August. After the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigated the shooting, the county attorney's office reviewed the case and determined that "all responding officers involved and citizens in the area faced the threat of great bodily harm as a result of Mr. Schneider's actions," according to a news release. Sheriff's deputies responded to a 911 call at 2:50 a.m. of a disturbance at Schneider's home. Schneider, who was standing outside the home holding a shotgun, ignored orders from deputies to put the gun down and then pointed the weapon at them. Snyder fired his gun and struck Schneider. He was taken to a nearby hospital, where he died.
Man accepts meth by FedEx delivery
Police seized nearly three pounds of meth from the FedEx terminal at Rochester International Airport Friday. FedEx employees contacted Rochester police after a package raised their suspicion. After a drug-sniffing police dog alerted police that the package contained narcotics, police obtained a search warrant and opened the package to find three pounds (1,272 grams) of methamphetamine worth about $127,000. Police arranged a controlled delivery to the recipient, a California man, at Kahler Grand Hotel. Police arrested the man after he accepted the package. Investigators believe the Mexican drug cartel is involved in the drugs' shipment, police said.
Head-on collision kills one
One person died and two were injured in a head-on collision between a car and a pickup Monday morning on Hwy. 4 in Meeker County, north of Cosmos.
The driver of the car was killed. The driver of the pickup, 57-year-old Ralph Pearson, and a passenger, 58-year-old Connie Pearson, both of Grove City, were taken to a hospital with noncritical injuries, according to the State Patrol.