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Minnesota teen accused of assault, underage drinking

People experiencing a medical emergency may be unsure of what is happening around them. In the confusion, they may mistakenly perceive someone who is trying to help as a threat. Unfortunately, a Minnesota teenager is now facing criminal charges, including accusations of underage drinking, after she allegedly injured a health care worker at a hospital.

Reports indicate that the 18-year-old woman was transported to the hospital by hospital just after midnight on a day in early February. It is unclear why the young woman required hospital treatment. Law enforcement officials report that a "personal care extender" approached the woman to take her vital signs.

Minnesota home search results in drug charge

In the United States, people are protected from unreasonable searches and seizures. If law enforcement officials suspect a crime is occurring at a private location, they may choose to seek a search warrant depending on the circumstances of the situation. In fact, a man in Minnesota who now faces a drug charge is likely wondering what led police to seek such a warrant against a home he reportedly owns.

The search that led to the man's arrest reportedly happened on a day in late January. Though reports indicate that law enforcement officials executed a warrant on a home owned by the man, it is unclear what prompted the search. Police say they discovered over 5.5 pounds of methamphetamine in the home. The man is said to have been at the residence at the time of the search.

Minnesota man suspected of assault in string of incidents

Anyone can have a disagreement with someone for a variety of different reasons. These disagreements, however, rarely result in violence. Unfortunately, a man in Minnesota is now accused of assault after a conflict but is suspected of being involved in a string of other incidents.

The encounter that led to the man's arrest happened on a day in early January. According to reports, an employee at a business claims that a customer began swearing at her. Another customer reportedly intervened, claiming that they should contact the police. He claims that the other customer attempted to take his phone away to prevent him from making the call.

Minnesota mayor charged with DUI

Anytime people choose to pursue a political position -- even if it appears to be a relatively minor one -- they often set themselves up for additional scrutiny. Unfortunately, even a hint of illegal activity could be enough to garner media attention. In fact, the mayor of a Minnesota town is now coping with press coverage after he was accused of DUI.

Many of the details of the events leading to the man's arrest are unclear. Though reports indicate that police were investigating a claim that the man had a suspended license, it is unclear from where that allegation originated. When police arrived, they claim that the man was preparing "to drive a school bus" and smelled of alcohol, though details regarding how police knew he was going to drive the bus or where he was going were not provided in reports regarding the incident; there were no students on the bus at the time.

Man faces multiple criminal charges in Minnesota shooting

Most people would admit that the end of a romantic relationship is often difficult for both parties. While the reaction to a former love interest likely varies from person to person, most do not include violence. Despite this, a Minnesota man faces multiple criminal charges after he allegedly confronted a woman he used to date, and her co-worker, at their place of employment.

The incident happened on a day in January. Reports indicate it happened at a service station, where a man encountered two employees. Police claim that he spoke with a 55-year-old employee about a female employee who had allegedly ended a relationship with the accused. The 59-year-old man reportedly returned to the service station days later.

Minnesota DWI and field sobriety testing

A DWI stop can be stressful and frightening, especially if this is the first time you have faced law enforcement. Knowing the typical course of such an encounter and its various elements can help you navigate it in an optimal manner.

One common component of DWI stops is the administration of a field sobriety test. Typically, police officers will ask you to take the Standard Field Sobriety Test, which usually consists of three physical tests. 

Minnesota chiropractor expected to plead guilty in fraud case

When people in Minnesota are accused of crimes, they are often left facing multiple decisions that will ultimately have a significant impact on the rest of their lives. Depending on the nature of the charges against them and the consequences a conviction can carry, a defendant may feel that the best option is to accept a plea deal. In fact, it seems that a chiropractor accused of fraud has opted to do just that.

The 36-year-old chiropractor faces two counts of aggravated identity theft and six counts of wire fraud. Law enforcement officials have accused the man, who operated a business called Health Quest Family Chiropractic, of defrauding health insurers of over $3 million. Reports claim that he did this by billing treatments that he either did not provide or overbilled from March 2013 to April 2015.

Minnesota man suspected of DUI in fatal accident

When faced with a potential emergency situation, people react different ways. For some, their response may be to panic and flee. Unfortunately, law enforcement officials in Minnesota claim that a man who they say was involved in a fatal pedestrian accident fled the scene; he has since been arrested on suspicion of DUI as a result.

The incident that led to the man's arrest happened one evening on a day in early January. According to reports, a pickup truck driven by a 72-year-old man struck two pedestrians as they attempted to cross the street. Police believe that a second vehicle hit at least one of the pedestrians but say that driver fled the scene.

Man faces criminal charges after pizzeria altercation

Conflict can happen at any point with any person. While some people may be involved a heated verbal exchange, violence is relatively rare. However, there are some instances in which a person may feel that his or her life is in danger, forcing protective actions. Unfortunately, the exact events leading up to an altercation at a Minnesota pizzeria are unclear, but one man now faces criminal charges.

The incident happened during the early morning hours of a day in late December. The two people involved were reportedly at Toppers Pizza. Reports indicate that the two men engaged in a verbal argument inside the restaurant.

Driver faces criminal charges following Minnesota car chase

When people are facing a confrontation with law enforcement officials, they sometimes become overwhelmed and panic. Unfortunately, it might be easy for police officers to interpret what could simply be panic as something more nefarious. In fact, a Minnesota man now faces criminal charges after police say he fled from a traffic stop.

The events that led to the man's arrest happened around 12:30 a.m. on a day in mid-December. According to reports, a police officer spotted a driver swerving and driving on a curb. However, the officer claims that when a stop was attempted, the driver fled.