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Newport police are still seeking one man in connection with an armed robbery at the Sure-Lock Motel Tuesday morning after learning that one of the men arrested was not connected with the incident. Anthony James Pieper, 19, of Cottage Grove, who was spotted by a state patrol helicopter walking near where four other men were arrested, was not connected with the incident, Muzinieks said. The four men charged in connection with the incident are: Harvey Ray Dupey, 22, of Minneapolis; Neil Ray Cape, 23, of St. Paul; Sidney Abram Jackson, 21, of St. Paul and William Henry Shaw, 42, of St.
Hundreds squeezed into Light the Way Church in Cottage Grove Friday for the funeral of Carlos Wilcox IV, a Minnesota National Guard soldier who was killed while serving in Iraq. Wilcox was killed Thursday, July 16 by indirect insurgent fire in Basra, along with two other guardsmen.
Felony robbery charges are pending against a group of men that allegedly robbed the Sure-Lock Motel in Newport at gunpoint early Tuesday morning. Right around midnight, three men entered the motel -- one carrying a handgun and one carrying a sawed-off shotgun or rifle -- and demanded money from the hotel manager who lives on site, Roger Berres, said Newport Police Chief Veid Muiznieks. Berres called police right after the incident occurred, at four minutes after midnight. Newport contacted other police agencies.
American Motorsports Bar and Grill was burglarized around 5:45 a.m. Monday morning. Two men pried open the front door with a crowbar, and ran into the restaurant. One stole the money from the Cottage Grove Athletic Association pull-tab booth, while the other tried to break into the restaurant office. The two men were in and out in three minutes, and they left the scene in a dark blue or black sport-utility vehicle. Cottage Grove police were called by the bar's alarm company and were on scene shortly after the burglars left. The suspects are described as black males.
In the past two years, the Deb and Dan Tilson family of St. Paul Park has faced the murder of their 19-year-old daughter, Kristine Larson, the cancer of their 18-year-old son, Alex and losing their home due to inability to make the mortgage payments. So now, for obvious reasons, the family is trying to look forward.
Carlos Wilcox IV, the Minnesota National Guardsman slain in an attack in Iraq Thursday that also killed two others, had plans to become a doctor and possibly get into politics like his hero Colin Powell, his pastor said. Wilcox, 27, of of Cottage Grove, was "wise beyond his years" even as a child, a quiet man who picked his words carefully said John Magee, senior pastor at Light the Way Church in Cottage Grove, where Wilcox and his family attended. And while Wilcox had many plans for the future, he was already living out some of them. "He always wanted to follow in his father's footsteps an
Rick and Crystal Johnson thought their luck couldn't get much worse. Liver disease and a bad knee are keeping the pair from working, and their car -- much needed to get to and from doctors' appointments -- had been backed into by a MnDOT truck and totaled a couple months ago. Rick, a former auto body mechanic, had just cashed the insurance check from the accident with plans to get a "cheapie" car and hopefully pay off a few other bills, when the unthinkable happened.
A Cottage Grove youth pastor was charged with criminal sexual conduct for allegedly inappropriately touching and sending texts of a sexual nature to a 15-year-old. Jeffrey Arlan Mobley, 32, of Cottage Grove, allegedly made the sexual advances while he was a youth pastor at Southside Baptist Church in Sunfish Lake. Mobley was charged in Dakota County District Court with fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct, which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $6,000 to $20,000 fine. According to the court complaint, Mobley allegedly hugged and grabbed the 15-year-old's buttocks and m
A St. Paul Park man was punched and robbed when he opened the door of his St. Paul Park home to a man who came to his door at about 1:30 a.m. Monday, June 29, according to a police report. When police arrived to the home, in the 700 block of Summit Avenue, the suspect had left the scene. The resident said the man was white, about 6 feet tall, with blond hair. He came to the door and asked to meet with someone that the resident didn't know, according to the police report.