Minn. police leaders discuss how they plan to lower the increasing rate of carjackings statewide

MINNESOTA (KVRR) – According to the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association, carjackings statewide were up 15 percent from 2019 to 2020. During a roundtable with Senator Amy Klobuchar, state officials said a majority of the people committing them are juveniles with criminal histories. Police chiefs say they want to make sure they don’t put broken people back on the streets….

Carjacking suspect fatally shot by police in Mounds View

MOUNDS VIEW, Minn. – Police in a Minneapolis suburb say an armed carjacking suspect was fatally shot by officers who encountered him in a liquor store. Authorities say police responded to a call of shots fired in Mounds View Sunday about 7:15 p.m. While responding to that call, officers got another call about an armed robbery in the parking lot…

Dilworth man sentenced for carjacking

Michael Jaime plead guilty

A Dilworth man has been sentenced to more than nine years in prison after pleaded guilty for an armed carjacking. 28–year–old Michael Jaime stole a car at gunpoint at a Sioux Falls truck stop in July of 2016. Later that day, he fled from officers in Moorhead but the chase ended when speeds reached 140 miles per hour. The car…

University of Utah Shooting Suspect Tied to Alexandria, Minnesota

Boutain's wife, Kathleen, was injured in the incident and received medical attention

SALT LAKE CITY — The man accused of shooting a student at the University of Utah has ties to Alexandria, Minnesota. Police arrested 24-year-old Austin Boutain for shooting Chen Wei Guo during a carjacking near Red Butte Gardens in Salt Lake City. Boutain’s wife, Kathleen, was injured in the incident and received medical attention. She is also in custody. She…

Minnesota Officer Kills Carjacking Suspect, Finds Suspect’s Seven-Year-Old Daughter Inside Car

The carjacking was reported earlier in North Branch

CHISAGO COUNTY, Minn. — A carjacking suspect is dead after an officer-involved shooting in east-central Minnesota and his young daughter who was in the car is safe. The Chisago County Sheriff’s Office says law officers fired shots after the suspect was found outside the town of Harris. The man died at the scene. The carjacking was reported earlier in North…