Case Updates

Cases below include high public interest and select multiple-victim incidents in our community. To get an update on any case in Ramsey County, please visit the MNCIS website.

Current case updates

Court Proceedings FAQ

  • First Appearance: The first court appearance that a defendant makes after arrest or voluntary surrender per a warrant. The prosecutor and defense will argue bail before the judge and the defendant is given a copy of the criminal complaint. A second appearance or Omnibus Hearing date will be set during this hearing.
  • Omnibus Hearing: Also known as the second appearance or probable cause hearing, the Omnibus Hearing allows both the prosecutor and the state to present legal arguments on the issue of probable cause or whether there is a reason to believe a crime was committed and that the defendant committed the crime. The defendant will enter a plea of guilty or not guilty at this hearing.
  • How criminal cases are processed.

​General case information

Youth: All cases

  • Most information is confidential. The only cases open to the public are those in which a child aged 16 or 17 has been charged with a felony or has been certified to stand trial as an adult.
  • All youth cases are handled at the Juvenile & Family Justice Center (JFJC) located at 25 W. 7th Street, Saint Paul, MN 55102.
  • To inquire about a youth case, contact either the JFJC at 651-266-5115 or the Ramsey County Attorney's Office at 651-266-3222.

Adult: Current cases

Adult: Closed cases

  • The Minnesota Judicial Branch offers the Minnesota Trial Court Public Access database, which allows searches by defendant name, case number, attorney and citation.
  • The Minnesota Court Information System (MNCIS) offers an online database that contains records for closed criminal and civil cases for all of Minnesota. The Minnesota Trial Court Public Access Remote allows searches by defendant name, case number, attorney and citation.