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Shooting Suspect Charged, Burglary Leaves Chills: West Metro Police, Fire Report

A wrap-up of police, fire and court incidents reported in the west metro for the week of Dec. 16-22, 2012.

The following is a collection of articles that recently appeared on Patch sites in Eden PrairieEdinaGolden ValleyHopkinsLake MinnetonkaMaple Grove, Minnetonka, PlymouthRichfieldSouthwest MinneapolisSt. Louis Park and St. Michael for the week of Dec. 16-22, 2012.

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A 38-year-old man faces four charges, including two counts of first-degree aggravated robbery, after police say he took two cars and assaulted three people last week.

Burglary at Verizon Wireless Store Leaves Chills

Employees covered a broken window with plastic Thursday morning to help keep away the cold.

Woman Charged with Cocaine Possession
A woman has been charged with felony drug possession after police say they found cocaine in her purse.

SLP Standoff Resolved
Around 5 a.m. Dec. 16, a man living in a duplex in the 3700 block of Kipling Avenue made what city spokesperson Jamie Zwilling called "possible threats against himself and others." In response, police blocked off the area and evacuated residents from the other side of the duplex, plus the two houses on either side of the duplex.

Police Commander Named In Lawsuit Promoted

Inspector Matt Clark led the 5th Precinct. Now he's the Minneapolis Police Department's second-highest officer.

Plymouth Man Charged with Threatening People with An Ax
According to police reports, a Plymouth man threatened two people with an ax. Police say an alleged affair was the root of the problem.

Information provided by the Wayzata Police Department.

Alice Smith’s Brian Cosgriff started teaching Melvin D. Fletcher Jr. when the boy was 5 years old. St. Paul police shot Fletcher after they say he tried to rob a Kowalski’s.

Woman Charged With Felony Domestic Assault
Police say Ayia Avarahchyskiadarell Parker attacked the victim, who had to be rescued by her 14-year-old sons.

Woman Arrested for Prostitution in Eden Prairie
Police arrested the unnamed 44-year-old woman on the misdemeanor charge Dec. 11 in the 13000 block of Technology Drive, near the Southwest Transit Center.

Paint Supplies Cause Golden Valley House Fire

The home was unoccupied when Golden Valley firefighters responded.

Reward Offered for Information on Murder of Cold Spring Police Officer

The Stearns County Sheriff's Office is still looking for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for crime.

The following arrest information was supplied by the Maple Grove Police Department in an adult arrest report for Dec. 2-8, 2012. It does not indicate charges or a conviction.

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