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A St. Paul security guard was wearing stolen police gear when he was arrested Wednesday, six days after he’s accused of helping to burn down the Minneapolis Police Department’s 3rd Precinct during riots following the death of George Floyd.

Branden Michael Wolfe, 23, was fired June 3 from his security job at Menards on University Avenue after the store learned of social media reports that identified him as a participant in the May 28 rioting.

A Menards employee called police after Wolfe tried to enter the store later that day wearing stolen body armor and a law enforcement duty belt and carrying a police baton, according to a complaint filed Monday in U.S. District Court.

Branden Michael Wolfe.(Courtesy of the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office)
St. Paul police found him in a vehicle several miles from the store, still wearing the body armor and duty belt, which was affixed with handcuffs, a baton, a knife and an ear piece. His name was handwritten on duct tape attached to the back of the body armor, according to the complaint.








In a police interview, Wolfe admitted he stoked the 3rd Precinct fire by pushing a wooden barrel into the flames.

He also reportedly admitted to stealing several items from inside and identified himself in multiple photographs that showed a man standing in front of the East Lake Street precinct holding a police baton as the building burned behind him.

Police searched Wolfe’s St. Paul apartment and found several items belonging to Minneapolis police, including a riot helmet, 9 mm magazine, police radio and police drug overdose kit, charges say.

Wolfe was charged in federal court Monday with aiding and abetting arson.

Anyone with information about the 3rd Precinct fire or business fires in the Twin Cities can call 1-888-ATF-TIPS, email ATFTips@atf.gov or submit information anonymously via ReportIt.com.

The FBI also is looking for people who “may have incited or promoted violence of any kind.” Anyone with digital material or tips can call 1-800-CALLFBI or submit images or videos at FBI.gov/violence.
 

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Saw this one as well. I believe the two females were apprehended after they spoke with WCCO Reporter(s) while supposedly on nightwatch.
Someone has to recognize these fools!
 

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ATF reward for 14 suspects

Visible, distinctive tattoos are not always a great idea. Probably shouldn’t wear the name of your high school on your chest, and probably hide the green hair.
 

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Maybe this will help Gazelka see why this isn't just a Minneapolis problem...

Feds charge 23-year-old Brainerd-area man with helping to burn down Minneapolis Third Precinct building
Dylan Shakespeare Robinson was arrested Sunday in Colorado.
By Stephen Montemayor Star Tribune

JUNE 17, 2020 — 5:09AM


MARK VANCLEAVE – STAR TRIBUNE
Thousands descended on the Third Precinct station, which was set ablaze after Minneapolis police abandoned the building.

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Federal authorities on Tuesday charged a 23-year-old Brainerd-area man in connection with burning down the Minneapolis Police Department’s Third Precinct building amid rioting over the May 25 police killing of George Floyd.
Dylan Shakespeare Robinson, 23, made his first appearance in federal court in Colorado, two days after being arrested in Breckenridge, Colo., as he traveled west along Interstate 70.
Robinson — identified as having grown up in the Brainerd area and currently serving a probation sentence for drug possession — was recorded by security cameras tossing incendiary devices at the Third Precinct building the night it burned, according to a federal criminal complaint. A Facebook video also showed Robinson setting a fire just outside the first-floor stairwell on the building’s west side, the complaint said.
Robinson is charged with two felonies related to aiding and abetting arson. His next court appearance is scheduled for Friday in Colorado. An attorney representing Robinson was not immediately available.
According to the federal criminal complaint affidavit sworn by an agent for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Robinson also posted footage on Snapchat of himself and others trying to make Molotov cocktails near the precinct building.
At one point in the comments section of the video, Robinson posted, “These guys have never made a Molotov,” and called them “Rookies,” the complaint said. When another Snapchat user commented that the group should siphon gasoline for the devices, the charging document said, Robinson replied, “Got it covered.”
According to charges, investigators scoured publicly available social media accounts, including YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and TikTok in the days after the Third Precinct building — and numerous others — were damaged or destroyed by fires as unrest raged across the Twin Cities following Floyd’s death.
A day after the ATF publicly released photos of suspects involved in the fires, a woman who said her son had attended Pillager Area Charter School with Robinson identified the man in one of the photos. The ATF says she also provided a link to Robinson’s Facebook account and told agents that he was also responsible for the fire that destroyed an AutoZone store near the Third Precinct.
Agents also used cellphone data to trace Robinson near the Third Precinct building the night of May 28 and into the early morning of May 29. They later tracked him to the Denver area.
Robinson’s arrest is the latest in an ongoing federal law enforcement probe of scores of fires set around the Twin Cities after Floyd’s death. On Monday, federal authorities announced a $70,000 reward for help identifying, arresting and prosecuting the suspects involved. William Henderson, special agent in charge of the ATF’s St. Paul field division, said that authorities have “narrowed in on particular individuals who we suspect started one or more fires throughout the Twin Cities.”
The photos showed eight locations damaged by arson.
Staff writer Paul Walsh contributed to this report.
 

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Maybe this will help Gazelka see why this isn't just a Minneapolis problem...

Feds charge 23-year-old Brainerd-area man with helping to burn down Minneapolis Third Precinct building
Dylan Shakespeare Robinson was arrested Sunday in Colorado.
By Stephen Montemayor Star Tribune

JUNE 17, 2020 — 5:09AM


MARK VANCLEAVE – STAR TRIBUNE
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Federal authorities on Tuesday charged a 23-year-old Brainerd-area man in connection with burning down the Minneapolis Police Department’s Third Precinct building amid rioting over the May 25 police killing of George Floyd.
Dylan Shakespeare Robinson, 23, made his first appearance in federal court in Colorado, two days after being arrested in Breckenridge, Colo., as he traveled west along Interstate 70.
Robinson — identified as having grown up in the Brainerd area and currently serving a probation sentence for drug possession — was recorded by security cameras tossing incendiary devices at the Third Precinct building the night it burned, according to a federal criminal complaint. A Facebook video also showed Robinson setting a fire just outside the first-floor stairwell on the building’s west side, the complaint said.
Robinson is charged with two felonies related to aiding and abetting arson. His next court appearance is scheduled for Friday in Colorado. An attorney representing Robinson was not immediately available.
According to the federal criminal complaint affidavit sworn by an agent for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Robinson also posted footage on Snapchat of himself and others trying to make Molotov cocktails near the precinct building.
At one point in the comments section of the video, Robinson posted, “These guys have never made a Molotov,” and called them “Rookies,” the complaint said. When another Snapchat user commented that the group should siphon gasoline for the devices, the charging document said, Robinson replied, “Got it covered.”
According to charges, investigators scoured publicly available social media accounts, including YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and TikTok in the days after the Third Precinct building — and numerous others — were damaged or destroyed by fires as unrest raged across the Twin Cities following Floyd’s death.
A day after the ATF publicly released photos of suspects involved in the fires, a woman who said her son had attended Pillager Area Charter School with Robinson identified the man in one of the photos. The ATF says she also provided a link to Robinson’s Facebook account and told agents that he was also responsible for the fire that destroyed an AutoZone store near the Third Precinct.
Agents also used cellphone data to trace Robinson near the Third Precinct building the night of May 28 and into the early morning of May 29. They later tracked him to the Denver area.
Robinson’s arrest is the latest in an ongoing federal law enforcement probe of scores of fires set around the Twin Cities after Floyd’s death. On Monday, federal authorities announced a $70,000 reward for help identifying, arresting and prosecuting the suspects involved. William Henderson, special agent in charge of the ATF’s St. Paul field division, said that authorities have “narrowed in on particular individuals who we suspect started one or more fires throughout the Twin Cities.”
The photos showed eight locations damaged by arson.
Staff writer Paul Walsh contributed to this report.
Let's be honest. This is mostly a Minneapolis problem. It was mostly people from the city that did what was done. I think we all saw the live footage. We know that 90+ percent of the people that were arrested were from the area. They are going to trumpet this one because it plays better to the narrative. Glad they caught this idiot and I hope they catch the vast majority of looters, vandals and rioters and throw the book at them. Estimates are running to 500 million in damage. That's completely senseless and there were a LOT of people involved in it.
 

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Rochester man charged with arson after pouring liquid in Minneapolis pawn shop and watching it burn, federal charges say
By SARAH HORNER | shorner@pioneerpress.com | Pioneer Press
PUBLISHED: June 15, 2020 at 4:34 p.m. | UPDATED: June 15, 2020 at 10:04 p.m.

A Rochester, Minn., man was seen on video pouring liquid from a metal container throughout a Minneapolis pawnshop targeted during recent riots and then standing in front as it burned, federal authorities say.
An anonymous source provided the video footage of the May 28 arson incident to investigators with the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, leading to Montez Terrill Lee’s arrest in Rochester on Monday.
Montez Terrill Lee
Lee, 25, was charged by the U.S. attorney with one count of arson and was expected to make his first appearance in federal court Tuesday.
Peaceful protests and riots broke out across the Twin Cities after George Floyd died in Minneapolis police custody on Memorial Day. Officer Derek Chauvin was caught on bystander video pinning his knee to Floyd’s neck for nearly 9 minutes as Floyd pleaded for his life. Two other officers assisted in holding Floyd down while a fourth officer stood guard and kept concerned residents away from the scene.



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They arrested Floyd after he allegedly passed a counterfeit $20 bill at a store. All four officers involved were subsequently fired and now face criminal charges.
The ATF and FBI are asking for the public to report information about suspected arson incidents, the use of explosives or other violent acts related to the unrest by calling 1-888-ATF-TIPS or via email ATFTips@atf.gov. Tips can also be submitted anonymously via ReportIt.com.
Reward money is being offered to tips that lead to convictions of those involved.
 

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So we've got Brainerd guy, Rochester guy, Eau Claire guy, Chicago guy. Regardles of race or whether they're members of any extremist group, it's clear that this kind of thing attracts outside agitators for various reasons. The narrative that people are destroying their own communities out of rage is far from completely true.
 

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So we've got Brainerd guy, Rochester guy, Eau Claire guy, Chicago guy. Regardles of race or whether they're members of any extremist group, it's clear that this kind of thing attracts outside agitators for various reasons. The narrative that people are destroying their own communities out of rage is far from completely true.
I agree with this. I think many of the agitators are also home-grown but generally I believe it's a different group of people than the protesters.

The extremist agitators should have been put down with force right away. Unfortunately, they have hijacked some of the rightful spotlight off of the George Floyd protests.
 

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Beeg, a lot of the arsonists have nothing to do with that neighborhood.
There is a business in St. Paul that no one that lived in St. Paul would have touched. Everyone I've heard from has said we already know it was an outsider.
 

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Staples here.
Semi-pro basketball player, 'TikTok influencer' latest to be arrested for Third Precinct blaze
Bryce Michael Williams is at least the 10th to face federal charges since unrest over George Floyd's killing.
By Stephen Montemayor Star Tribune

JUNE 17, 2020 — 9:18PM


A federal criminal complaint states that police surveillance video captured this image of Bryce Michael Williams, armed with a Molotov cocktail, at the entrance of the Third Precinct before it was set afire.

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In the days after protesters set the Minneapolis Police Department’s Third Precinct station ablaze, Bryce Michael Williams trekked across the country with a documentary film crew to join other protests over George Floyd’s killing in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Denver.
Recounting the journey on an Instagram interview show this month, the 26-year-old self-described semiprofessional basketball player and “TikTok influencer” from Staples, Minn., explained that he was there when the Third Precinct caught fire.
“But at night, I participated in the riots at night of course, cause I’m with my people,” Williams told the interviewer. They’re “getting teargassed, of course I’m going to riot too.”
This week, Williams became the latest in a largely homegrown group of people charged in connection with rioting and destruction of buildings that erupted across the Twin Cities after Floyd’s killing by police on May 25.
Williams was charged Monday with conspiracy to commit arson in a sealed federal criminal complaint, which became public Wednesday after he made his first appearance in federal court. He is being held in Sherburne County jail ahead of a Friday detention hearing.
According to a criminal complaint affidavit sworn by a U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agent, Williams was recorded by surveillance cameras at the entrance of the precinct holding and helping light a Molotov cocktail.



Byrce Michael Williams was charged Monday in a sealed criminal complaint, since made public, with arson in the firebombing of the Minneapolisp police Third Precinct building.
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Williams is at least the 10th person charged with either federal rioting or arson charges in connection with the unrest over Floyd’s death. All but one of the defendants are from Minnesota thus far and federal court documents have yet to detail any affiliation with organized groups.
As with previous cases, investigators described relying heavily on videos posted online on platforms including YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and TikTok. In this case, authorities said Williams posted to his TikTok account a video of himself standing outside the burning Third Precinct building. According to charges, a New York Times photo depicted Williams holding a Molotov cocktail outside the precinct. A YouTube compilation video of the unrest also purportedly shows Williams holding a Molotov cocktail while another person tried to light it, the complaint says.
Investigators also relied on the June 14 interview Williams gave to an Instagram account called the “n830show,” during which Williams described participating in the demonstrations in Minneapolis.
At one point, the interviewer asked Williams whether he considered “burning down the buildings part of the rioting.”
“Yeah, definitely that’s part of rioting, it’s mass destruction — that’s what a riot is, it’s mass destruction,” Williams said.
At the end of the interview, a commenter asked what it was like watching the precinct burn.
“It’s just a surreal moment,” Williams said. “For once we feel like we’re in complete control. The police can’t do anything. We’re burning down their sanctuary, their home.”
Williams criticized the looting of area stores, however, “because it defeats the overall purpose of the entire protest.”
The interviewer asked, “At what point does violence become justified in the face of injustice?”
Said Williams: “To the point where you’re finally heard. I honestly believe in do whatever it takes.”
His court appearance came one day after a Brainerd-area man appeared in federal court in Colorado on arson charges related to the Third Precinct fire. Dylan Shakespeare Robinson, 22, was arrested in Breckenridge, Colo., on Sunday.
Federal authorities say Robinson is on probation for drug possession. He was recorded by security cameras tossing incendiary devices at the Third Precinct building the night it burned, according to a federal criminal complaint. A Facebook video also showed Robinson setting a fire just outside the first-floor stairwell on the building’s west side, the complaint said.
Correction: Previous versions of this story miscounted the number of people charged with federal arson or rioting counts after the Minneapolis protests.
 

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As I mentioned earlier there were the half dozen high schoolers who came up from Eau Claire and were caught trying to break in to a liquor store by the American Indian Movement street patrol. In that case AIM sat them down and made them call their parents to come get them.

Three people were also arrested for burning a nutrition store in St. Paul. All three are 19 years old and are from Rosemount, Brooklyn Park and Ramsey.

 

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Maybe this will help Gazelka see why this isn't just a Minneapolis problem...

Feds charge 23-year-old Brainerd-area man with helping to burn down Minneapolis Third Precinct building
Dylan Shakespeare Robinson was arrested Sunday in Colorado.
By Stephen Montemayor Star Tribune

JUNE 17, 2020 — 5:09AM


MARK VANCLEAVE – STAR TRIBUNE
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Federal authorities on Tuesday charged a 23-year-old Brainerd-area man in connection with burning down the Minneapolis Police Department’s Third Precinct building amid rioting over the May 25 police killing of George Floyd.
Dylan Shakespeare Robinson, 23, made his first appearance in federal court in Colorado, two days after being arrested in Breckenridge, Colo., as he traveled west along Interstate 70.
Robinson — identified as having grown up in the Brainerd area and currently serving a probation sentence for drug possession — was recorded by security cameras tossing incendiary devices at the Third Precinct building the night it burned, according to a federal criminal complaint. A Facebook video also showed Robinson setting a fire just outside the first-floor stairwell on the building’s west side, the complaint said.
Robinson is charged with two felonies related to aiding and abetting arson. His next court appearance is scheduled for Friday in Colorado. An attorney representing Robinson was not immediately available.
According to the federal criminal complaint affidavit sworn by an agent for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Robinson also posted footage on Snapchat of himself and others trying to make Molotov cocktails near the precinct building.
At one point in the comments section of the video, Robinson posted, “These guys have never made a Molotov,” and called them “Rookies,” the complaint said. When another Snapchat user commented that the group should siphon gasoline for the devices, the charging document said, Robinson replied, “Got it covered.”
According to charges, investigators scoured publicly available social media accounts, including YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and TikTok in the days after the Third Precinct building — and numerous others — were damaged or destroyed by fires as unrest raged across the Twin Cities following Floyd’s death.
A day after the ATF publicly released photos of suspects involved in the fires, a woman who said her son had attended Pillager Area Charter School with Robinson identified the man in one of the photos. The ATF says she also provided a link to Robinson’s Facebook account and told agents that he was also responsible for the fire that destroyed an AutoZone store near the Third Precinct.
Agents also used cellphone data to trace Robinson near the Third Precinct building the night of May 28 and into the early morning of May 29. They later tracked him to the Denver area.
Robinson’s arrest is the latest in an ongoing federal law enforcement probe of scores of fires set around the Twin Cities after Floyd’s death. On Monday, federal authorities announced a $70,000 reward for help identifying, arresting and prosecuting the suspects involved. William Henderson, special agent in charge of the ATF’s St. Paul field division, said that authorities have “narrowed in on particular individuals who we suspect started one or more fires throughout the Twin Cities.”
The photos showed eight locations damaged by arson.
Staff writer Paul Walsh contributed to this report.
I bet Bob Dylan and William Shakespeare are somewhat disappointed that this loser was named after them.
 

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So we've got Brainerd guy, Rochester guy, Eau Claire guy, Chicago guy. Regardles of race or whether they're members of any extremist group, it's clear that this kind of thing attracts outside agitators for various reasons. The narrative that people are destroying their own communities out of rage is far from completely true.
What seems rather weird is that there are this many misfits just laying around, just waiting for an opportunity to blend into a crowd and then start burning things down.
 

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Andover in the house.
Andover woman, 33, charged in St. Paul arson fire; ATF believes juvenile son was with her
By DEANNA WENIGER | dweniger@pioneerpress.com | Pioneer Press
PUBLISHED: June 19, 2020 at 10:10 p.m. | UPDATED: June 19, 2020 at 10:10 p.m.

An Andover woman has been charged with conspiracy to commit arson in connection with one of the destructive fires that were set in St. Paul amid the violent unrest following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody.
She was arrested Tuesday and made her initial appearance Wednesday in the U.S. District Court in Minneapolis.
Jessica White (Courtesy of ATF / Facebook)
Investigators with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) identified Jessica Lynn White, 33, and two other individuals through surveillance video footage from cameras located inside and outside the Enterprise car rental business at 1161 W. University Ave.
According to the federal criminal complaint, White can be seen outside the business about 8:45 p.m. May 28, knocking on the front window and looking into the front door while two other individuals, one being a juvenile, are inside for several minutes.

Shortly after the two individuals exit the building, the front lobby is filled with smoke and fire can be seen flickering in the reflection of the front window of the building. The building was destroyed by fire.
White, whose Facebook page said she worked for AnyTime Bail Bonds and studied violence prevention at Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, was described as having blue/green hair and wearing all black.
According to the ATF report, the juvenile at the scene is believed to be White’s son.
The charges are the result of an investigation conducted jointly by the ATF, the FBI, the St. Paul Police Department and the Minnesota State Fire Marshal Division. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Bradley M. Endicott.
Anyone with information specifically related to other business fires in the Twin Cities can call 1-888-ATF-TIPS (1-888-283-8477).
 

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So looking back ... the was 99.99% correct. The burning and destruction was indeed caused by outside agitators.

They didn't live outside MN (or western Wisconsin) for the most part, but they lived outside the urban core.
 

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So looking back ... the was 99.99% correct. The burning and destruction was indeed caused by outside agitators.

They didn't live outside MN (or western Wisconsin) for the most part, but they lived outside the urban core.
Senate Majority leader Paul Gazelka needs to answer for the radicals from his district who came and caused such destruction!
 
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