Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker
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WOODBURY, Minn. -- Authorities arrested a man described by police as a “major player” in a meth network in the St. Paul suburb of Woodbury after he allegedly fell for a bait-and-switch sting arranged by federal agents involving 20 pounds of methamphetamine bound for Minnesota from Arizona. The man, whose identity authorities had yet to confirm, was charged in Washington County District Court this month with two counts of first-degree drug conspiracy charges.
WOODBURY, Minn. -- A deadly robbery attempt Saturday morning in Woodbury might have ended differently, were it not for the presence of a Woodbury patrol officer and an alert worker. According to Woodbury police, an armed man tried to rob Johnson Jewelers in a Radio Drive shopping center but ended up turning the gun on himself. Woodbury detectives continued to search for an alleged accomplice.
STILLWATER, Minn. -- A Woodbury man has been charged with barricading a woman inside his house for two days and beating and raping her. Police were called at 1:15 a.m. May 18 to a home in the 300 block of Leeward Trail, where they found a woman with injuries to her face and bruises up and down both arms. Kneeling with his hands clasped behind him at the door was the suspect, Richard Jay Holmes.
STILLWATER, Minn. -- A Woodbury man suspected of swindling an insurance company out of more than $25,000 was arrested Nov. 27 at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. A special agent with the state’s Department of Commerce Fraud Bureau arrested Alberto Jose Marzan, 38, after an eight-month investigation into allegations that he fraudulently filed an insurance claim for the loss of a diamond engagement ring. Washington County prosecutors charged Marzan on Dec.