Each week, Patch combs through the more shocking, surprising and often absurd alleged criminal acts and police-related incidents that unfold around the region.
A 20-year-old Apple Valley man who worked at a Coon Rapids bank is accused of stealing from that bank to fund a gambling habit, according to charges filed Monday in Anoka County Court.
A monstrous tornado at least a half-mile wide roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs Monday, flattening entire neighborhoods and destroying an elementary school with a direct blow as children and teachers huddled against winds up to 200 mph.
A parent rushes to embrace her child as a teacher escorts her away from Briarwood Elementary school after a tornado destroyed the school in south Oklahoma City, Okla, Monday, May 20, 2013.
Residents of a Colorado neighborhood went full-on vigilante recently, chasing down a man they thought had been sexually assaulting children and throwing rocks at him until authorities intervened.
A 55-year-old Blaine man has been found guilty of first-degree murder in the stabbing death of his girlfriend, the Anoka County Attorney's Office announced Monday.
According to the St. Louis County Attorney's office, 22-year-old Tabbatha Lee Olson solicited and promoted several juvenile females for prostitution in the Duluth area.
When news of Yahoo's purchase of Tumblr first hit, Tumblr users took their reactions online.
Want to snatch the record for world's longest Ferris wheel ride? You'll need to clear your schedule for two days and leave your pillow at home in order beat the newly reigning champ, a manager of Chicago's Navy Pier who rode the tourist spot's Ferris wheel - awake - for 48 hours, 8 minutes, and 25 seconds.
Photo courtesy of Jason Leon, left, and Associated Press/University of Florida﻿ Jason Leon, left, gathers up a massive Burmese python he killed while riding late at night in a rural area of southeast Miami-Dade County.
A 19-year-old high school student has been arrested after authorities say she bit her boyfriend's penis when he refused to have sex with her.
A college student in suburban Atlanta is accused of faking his own kidnapping to avoid telling his parents he was failing a class.
While some of the cats look somewhat cute posing on sticky rice, others appear terrified and some are just downright strange.
While few details have been released a Navy spokesman told WAVY-TV the accident happened onboard or near a sealift command ship.
A new flavor being offered at the Annapolis Ice Cream Company has a unique ingredient that locals love.
A new DC rule calls for unidentified dog mixes to be called Xoloitzcuintli. Not sure what kind of dog you have - other than, of course, loveable? If you live in Washington D.C., identifying your dog to the District's health department just got easier, sort of.
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