East Side Newsbriefs


14-year-old girl shot in chest

A group of young people were dancing in a parking lot near the intersection of Minnehaha and White Bear avenues late Saturday night, Nov. 28, when a car pulled up and shot a girl in the chest, according to Paul Paulos, spokesperson for the St. Paul Police Department.
Paulos confirmed that the girl had survived the shooting, but he could not provide further information about her condition.


Early Childhood center moves out of John A Johnson

The Early Childhood Family Education center at John A. Johnson will be moved to Battle Creek Elementary.
Donald Sysyn, director of the early childhood program, said the move comes after the Strong Schools, Strong Communities initiative at St. Paul Public Schools drew more kids to John A. Johnson last year.


Police file search warrant for phone records in Steger murder case

On July 26, police filed a search warrant affidavit for the cell phone records of a man who sold Kira Steger’s iPhone to a local electronics resale company following her disappearance last winter.
Investigators discovered through records obtained from Apple Inc. that Steger’s phone had been reactivated in Indonesia after having been sold to EZ Traderz in St. Paul.
The store owner gave police the name of the man who sold the iPhone, and law enforcement officials were able to contact and get statements from the individual. Now they hope to acquire the man’s phone records to verify that the statements he made are correct.


After driving towards officer, fleeing suspect is shot

Reginald C Sutherlin

A St. Paul police officer shot and wounded a fleeing suspect who was allegedly driving at the officer. The incident occurred Sunday night near Earl Street North and Geranium Avenue East, police said.
Police had stopped St. Paul resident Reginald Craig Sutherlin, 53, in connection with a felony domestic assault case. There were active warrants out on Sutherlin, police said. As police were attempting to arrest him, Sutherlin fled in his car.


Jeffery Trevino trial moved to Sept. 16

Jeffery Trevino

On Monday, July 1, Ramsey County District Judge Leonardo Castro moved the murder trial of Jeffery Trevino, 39, to Sept. 16.
The trial was originally scheduled to begin July 22.
At an omnibus probable cause hearing in March, Trevino pleaded not guilty to killing his wife, Kira Steger, 30, in February. Steger reportedly had been planning on ending the marriage, and according to friends, Trevino was increasingly “suspicious” of what Steger was doing when they were apart. Her body was found in the Mississippi River May 8.


After the storm

The tree in East Sider Amy Dear's front yard got split in half by lighting in Thursday's storm.

She took the day off work to clear the debris from her front yard, near the corner of Kingsford and Jessamine. She'd made four trips to a waste site already, and had several left to go.

A downed tree along Rose Avenue took part of a streetlight down with it.

Trees down on the East Side


Keller Lake Bridge construction begins

Construction on the Keller Lake Bridge over Highway 36 in Maplewood began Monday, June 17. The renovated bridge will have new guardrails, upgraded storm water ponds and easier pedestrian access.


Shots fired near Payne and Case

Police responded to reports of gunshots near the intersection of Payne and Case avenues on Monday, June 3, in the daytime.


Solar Boat Regatta

photos by Linda Baumeister/Review

Wild Zebra, just one of the three boats entered by St. Paul’s City Academy, competes in the concluding 1-hour endurance race in the 21st annual Solar Boat Regatta held at Phalen Lake May 18.


DNR conservation officers using dogs to detect zebra mussels

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will be using three zebra mussel-sniffing K-9 teams for the first time this year to help combat the spread of aquatic invasive species.