get it?) blog post by John Hoff
Tarey Marquan Hill, DOB 3/17/94, can blame a little media entity called The Hopkins Patch for the fact I am writing about him. You see, dear reader, several times a day I perform a Google news search for anything involving "North Minneapolis," drafting off stories in the mainstream media. At least twice, now, The Hopkins Patch has come up in my search.
This spunky little media entity seems to be reporting on anything related to Hopkins. So if somebody from Hopkins is caught driving a stolen car in North Minneapolis, (as in the story linked HERE) the story is tagged with "North Minneapolis" and comes up in my search.
This, to me, is fascinating. I think virtually every criminal complaint written up by the Hennepin County Prosecutor is...
...potentially a news story. All the domestic violence cases deserve coverage on, for example, a website devoted solely to local domestic violence stories. All the South Minneapolis stories should be covered by a media entity in South Minneapolis, a sort of "Johnny Southside." And every time one of the Yzaguirre kids goes to jail, some of the lame blog entities controlled by members of the Yzaguirre family should cover it.
And so forth. Every day hundreds, thousands of stories fall to the ground like autumn leaves and become archival compost. But now Hopkins Patch is getting a little piece of North Minneapolis news "market share."
This is exciting. The more the merrier, I say.
Anyway, I noticed the Patch story in question didn't have a link to the actual criminal complaint about Tarey Marquan Hill, reportedly of Hopkins, being caught (allegedly) driving a stolen car in North Minneapolis. So I thought I'd get the criminal complaint and add some flesh to the bones of this story. To my surprise, when the criminal complaint arrived in my email it was about a completely different alleged incident involving Hill, with no mention of any stolen car charges.
Click here for criminal complaint.
Reportedly a buddy of Hill gave up Hill's name when that buddy was arrested and he told police about a burglary incident at 3837 Cedar Avenue. The home had already been broken into once, so there was a video security system in place when Hill and his buddy broke inside, making off with a camera, an Ipod, and a watch.
(No turds were stolen, however. Ha!!!!!!!!!! JNS blog inside joke)
Instead of listing a Hopkins address, this criminal complaint against Hill lists a North Minneapolis address of 2649 Penn Ave. N. The home is a rental owned by Tony E. and Rosemary Peterson of 7056 Louisiana Ave. N., Minneapolis, MN 55428.