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The following criminal incidents were compiled from Saint Paul and Mendota Heights police department reports and other sources.

Man charged with killing four in West End

Antoine Darnique Suggs, 38, of Scottsdale, Arizona, was charged by Ramsey County District Court on September 21 with four counts of second-degree murder with intent in the deaths of Nitosha Lee Flug-Presley, 30, of Stillwater; and Jasmine Christine Sturm, 30, Matthew Isiah Pettus, 26, and Loyace Foreman III, 35, of Saint Paul.

According to the criminal complaint, the victims had been at Shamrocks and then the White Squirrel on West Seventh Street during the early morning of September 12. They were seen getting into a black Mercedes SUV with Suggs at 1:38 a.m. Suggs is believed to have shot and killed them inside the vehicle around 3:30-3:48 a.m. near West Seventh.

Suggs reportedly drove around the city for a few hours, with one victim seen on surveillance video slumped in the front passenger seat. He asked his father to follow him in another vehicle and was seen stopping for gas at the Holiday station at 281 N. Snelling Ave. at 9:48 a.m.A farmer discovered the abandoned Mercedes and the victims at 2:18 p.m. in a cornfield near Sheridan, Wisconsin.

Suggs’ father, Darren McWright, 56, (aka Darren Osborne) has been charged with aiding an offender. He told investigators that his son said he “snapped and shot a couple of people.”

On September 17, Suggs turned himself in to police in Arizona, where he remained in custody awaiting extradition. Suggs has a prior conviction for possession of a firearm as a felon.

Bail of $10 million was being sought by Ramsey County. These were the 24th-27th homicides in Saint Paul this year.

For the full criminal complaint, click here.

Highland Park

Fatal accident—A male motorcyclist in his 40s died following a collision with a vehicle near Ford Parkway and Kenneth Street at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 8. Police said preliminary information indicated the driver of the vehicle was not impaired. As of September 22, the case was still an ongoing investigation with no updates or arrests.

Burglary—Burglaries of occupied apartments were reported on the 2000 block of Niles Avenue on September 7, and the 1800 block of South Mississippi River Boulevard on September 19.

—A suspect with a sledgehammer tried to break into the maintenance office at the Highland Ridge Apartments, 2285 Stewart Ave., at 4:27 p.m. Friday, September 10. The suspect drove off before police arrived.

Theft—Vehicles were reported stolen on the 1800 block of Pinehurst Avenue on September 4, and the 1200 block of East Maynard Drive on September 20.

—Catalytic converters were reported stolen from vehicles at Highland Middle School on September 10, the 2200 block of Bayard Avenue on September 11, and the 900 block of South Lexington Parkway on September 13.

—A purse-snatching was reported at Crosby Farm Park at 9:35 p.m. Thursday, September 16.

Assault—An assault with a dangerous weapon was reported on Lexington Parkway and Randolph Avenue at 1:22 p.m. Thursday, September 16.

—A parent reportedly made felony threats to shoot people at Highland Park High School at 5:39 a.m. Monday, September 20.

Miscellaneous—A bicyclist was taken to the hospital with minor injuries after rear-ending a stopped vehicle and being thrown from the bike at 12:03 p.m. Wednesday, September 15, on Edgcumbe Road and Saint Paul Avenue.

—A vehicle’s tires were cut in the underground garage of an apartment building on the 2200 block of West Seventh Street on September 20-21.

Lexington-Hamline

Robbery—A man said he was robbed at gunpoint by two males at 6:24 a.m. Tuesday, September 7, near Skyline Tower, 1247 Saint Anthony Ave.

—A man was robbed at gunpoint at the Hamline-Hague Tot Lot, 1328 Hague Ave., at 11:01 p.m. Friday, September 10.

Theft—A vehicle was reported stolen on the 1200 block of Selby Avenue between September 8-11.

Macalester-Groveland

Burglary—Jewelry was stolen during a home break-in between 4:20-6:25 p.m. Tuesday, September 7, on the 2100 block of Wellesley Avenue.

—A burglary was reported at the Grove Apartments, 246 S. Snelling Ave., between 1:57-3:36 p.m. Wednesday, September 8.

Theft—Catalytic converters were reported stolen from vehicles on the 300 block of South Lexington Parkway on September 1-2, the 2000 block of Goodrich Avenue on September 8, and the 1400 block of Osceola Avenue on September 13.

—Vehicles were reported stolen on the 2100 block of Fairmount Avenue on September 7-8, the 1700 block of Grand Avenue on September 10, on Cretin and Grand avenues on September 14, the 1200 block of Wellesley Avenue on September 14-15, and the 1800 block of Palace Avenue on September 18-19.

—A male suspect was interrupted while trying to steal a catalytic converter at 2:50 p.m. Friday, September 10, on the 1700 block of Jefferson Avenue. He left with two other males in a tan Toyota sedan with a license plate that did not match the vehicle. A hydraulic jack was left behind.

—A gun was stolen from a vehicle on Palace Avenue and Finn Street during the evening of September 13-14.

Assault—A 24-year-old man was arrested for felony assault, felony criminal damage to property and a DWI warrant after police responded to an assault at Plums Neighborhood Bar & Grill, 480 S. Snelling Ave., at 10:43 p.m. Sunday, September 12.

Mendota Heights

Burglary—A burglary was reported on the 1300 block of Dodd Road at 10:41 p.m. Sunday, September 12.

Theft—Vehicles were reported stolen on the 1300 block of Northland Drive on September 5, and the 2000 block of Dodd Road on September 11.

—Catalytic converters were stolen from vehicles on the 1100-1300 blocks of Northland Drive between September 10-13, the 2500 block of Wilshire Court on September 12, and the 1600 block of Victoria Road South and the 800 block of Douglas Road on September 15,

Miscellaneous—Police reported that a woman’s partner assaulted her and set her belongings on fire on the 1000 block of Marie Avenue at 12:13 p.m. Saturday, September 4. She went to the hospital while her male partner faced charges.

Merriam Park

Robbery—A man said three suspects tried to rob him outside his apartment on the 300 block of North Cleveland Avenue at 2:11 a.m. Sunday, September 19.

Theft—Catalytic converters were reported stolen from vehicles on Mississippi River Boulevard and Summit Avenue on September 10, the 400 block of North Prior Avenue on September 12-13, and the 1900 block of Marshall Avenue on September 14.

—Vehicles were reported stolen on the 1700 block of Carroll Avenue on September 10-11, the 2200 block of Dayton Avenue on September 14, the 2000 block of Portland Avenue on September 16, at the University of Saint Thomas on September 17, and the 1800 block of Summit Avenue on September 20.

—A Yamaha motorcycle was stolen on the 200 block of Montrose Place during the evening of September 13-14.

—A laptop computer and $200 in cash were reported stolen from a vehicle on the 400 block of Herschel Street during the evening of September 18-19.

Assault—An assault with a dangerous weapon was reported on the 1900 block of University Avenue at 12:09 p.m. Wednesday, September 8.

—An assault was reported at Episcopal Church Home, 1879 Feronia Ave., at 10 a.m. Friday, September 10.

Weapons—Police found a spent 9mm casing after responding to a report of gunfire on the 300 block of North Cleveland Avenue at 1:11 a.m. Sunday, September 19.

Miscellaneous—A traffic accident involving a pedestrian was reported on Summit and Cretin avenues at 7:40 p.m. Friday, September 10. The pedestrian was taken to the hospital.

Snelling-Hamline

Theft—A purse-snatching was reported at Cub Foods, 1440 University Ave., at 10:35 a.m. Wednesday, September 8.

—Catalytic converters were reported stolen from vehicles on the 1300 block of Portland Avenue on September 10-11, and on Hamline and Concordia avenues on September 19.

—A vehicle was reported stolen at the Holiday station, 1345 Marshall Ave., at 7:57 a.m. Monday, September 20.

Miscellaneous—Felony criminal damage to property was reported at Park Liquors, 140 N. Snelling Ave., at 7:31 a.m. Friday, September 17.

Summit Hill

Robbery—A woman was robbed of her vehicle at gunpoint in the parking lot of Crisp and Green, 975 Grand Ave., at 3:19 p.m. Sunday, September 12.

Burglary—MSP Plumbing, Heating & Air, 640 Grand Ave., was broken into and cash was taken from a lock box during the evening of September 13-14.

—A scooter was reported stolen from the laundry room of a building that was broken into on the 800 block of Grand during the evening of September 12-13.

Protest—Police responded to a report of a protest at the Governor’s Residence on Summit Avenue that drew 60-75 people, including more than a dozen carrying handguns and rifles, between 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, September 3.

Theft—A vehicle was reported stolen on the 600 block of Fairmount Avenue on Friday, September 17.

Summit-University

Robbery—A man was robbed of his vehicle at gunpoint on Arundel Street and Ashland Avenue at 6:52 p.m. Friday, September 10.

—A woman was robbed at knifepoint on the 800 block of Selby Avenue at 12:01 a.m. Sunday, September 19.

Burglary—A break-in was reported at the Blair Arcade Apartments, 400 Selby Ave., between 4:48-5:55 a.m. Monday, September 6.

Theft—Vehicles were reported stolen on the 400 block of Dayton Avenue and the 200 block of North Victoria Street on September 8, the 400 block of Marshall Avenue on September 14, the 300 block of Summit Avenue on September 15, and on Summit and Milton Street on September 18.

—The catalytic converter was reported stolen from a vehicle on the 700 block of Marshall Avenue on September 11-12.

—A pink Yamaha motorcycle was stolen on the 400 block of Ashland Avenue on September 13-14.

Assault—An assault was reported at Sweeney’s Saloon, 96 N. Dale St., at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, September 8.

—A man was threatened with a gun and power saw after he caught suspects trying to steal a catalytic converter at 5:09 a.m. Sunday, September 12, on the 400 block of Portland Avenue.

—A male was pepper sprayed in the face by an unknown suspect on the 400 block of Marshall Avenue at 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 14.

Miscellaneous—A large crowd of juveniles was found fighting on Oxford Street and Marshall Avenue at 3:15 p.m. Monday, September 13. Police ordered them to disperse, but two continued to fight. Pepper spray was used to disperse the crowd. No injuries were reported.

West End

Robbery—A robbery at gunpoint was reported on Chestnut and West Seventh Street at 11:29 p.m. Saturday, September 18.

Theft—Catalytic converters were reported stolen from vehicles on the 600 block of Juno Avenue on September 4, the 900 block of Bayard Avenue between September 6-8, the 1700 block of West Seventh Street on September 8-9, and the 700 block of South Victoria Street on September 15.

—Vehicles were reported stolen on the 700 block of Otto Avenue and the 200 block of Wilkin Street on September 7, the 100 block of Forbes Avenue on September 9-10, and the 200 block of West Seventh Street on September 12-13.

—A man was caught riding a stolen bicycle out of an underground garage on the 300 block of Spring Street at 1:18 p.m. Saturday, September 11. The owner took the bike back and the suspect fled on foot.

—A motorcycle was reported stolen on the 300 block of Webster Avenue during the evening of September 12-13.

Assault—An assault was reported at the Seventh Street Truck Park, 214 W. Seventh St., at 1 a.m. Saturday, September 18. A woman said she was punched and knocked down after getting into an argument with two other females.

Miscellaneous—A 35-year-old homeless man was arrested for disorderly conduct and obstructing the legal process after he was seen hitting people and vehicles on Walnut and West Seventh streets at 4:28 p.m. Wednesday, September 15.

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