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Thursday, December 20, 2007

[MN] A few details on Trooper Knippenberg's dv & terroristic threat charges

Former trooper allegedly threatened girlfriend at gunpoint
Stillwater Gazette
December 19, 2007
A former Minnesota State Trooper who received several awards during his nine years of service has been charged with pointing a handgun at his girlfriend while on duty in 2006. Stillwater resident Glen Allen Knippenberg II, 33, has been charged with second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon, making terroristic threats and domestic assault, stemming from a June 2006 incident. He also faces charges relating to a confrontation with another woman, when police say he threatened her life. Knippenberg was charged with making terroristic threats in that incident.... On Aug. 15, Stillwater Police responded to a call on the 3300 block of Webster Court, in which a woman said her boyfriend threatened her during an argument the previous night. According to the criminal complaint, the woman said she was attempting to move out of the home and Knippenberg told her, "if you lie to me again, I'll find you and I'll put a f- bullet in your f- head"... a day later, an Oakdale woman called police and said Knippenberg threatened her in 2006. The pair had been involved in a relationship for a year prior to the alleged assault, she told police... she told police Knippenberg was on duty at the time and that he pointed his gun at her head while repeatedly asking her if she was "going to quit her job"...

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  1. Man who resigned from State Patrol accused of threatening 2nd girlfriend
    Pioneer Press, MN -
    Dec 21, 2007
    Former east metro state trooper Glen Allen Knippenberg, accused of pointing his service weapon at an Oakdale girlfriend during an argument last year, is now accused of threatening the life of a second girlfriend in Stillwater.

    Knippenberg, 33, has been charged with making terroristic threats, a felony that carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison.

    Knippenberg declined to comment.

    According to a criminal complaint, Knippenberg, a Stillwater resident and state trooper at the time, was at the home of a girlfriend in mid-August when the two began arguing. At the time, she told police, she was trying to move out of the house.

    At one point, the complaint states, Knippenberg told her, "If you lie to me again, I'll find you and I'll put a (expletive) bullet in your (expletive) head."

    The woman told police she was shocked, because Knippenberg had his service weapon on at the time.

    She was able to leave the house a short time later.

    Knippenberg also has been accused of pulling out his service handgun and pointing it at a girlfriend's head during an argument at her Oakdale home in June 2006.

    He eventually holstered the pistol and left her home, the complaint states.

    In that case, he has been charged with second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon and making terroristic threats, both felonies, as well as domestic assault, a misdemeanor.

    If convicted, he faces a maximum of five years in prison for the most serious charge.

    resigned from the force Oct. 26 after seeing the results of an internal investigation, said a State Patrol spokesman, who would not disclose the results of the investigation or say what it was about.

    Knippenberg joined the force in 1998 and worked out of the State Patrol's Oakdale office.

    During his service, he earned 13 commendations and three life-saving awards. He also won an Eagle Squadron award for recording the most DWI arrests in the State Patrol in 2000.

    In January 2001, Knippenberg received a letter of reprimand for failing on at least one occasion to tape-record himself informing DWI suspects of their rights regarding blood-alcohol concentration tests.

    Alex Friedrich can be reached at or 651-228-2109.

  2. not good!


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