Tyler Braunschweig, U of M student, arrested in connection with Lyndale & 24th hit-and-run

Categories: Accidents
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Braunschweig was arrested nearly four months after a surveillance camera caught him behind the wheel just before the hit-and-run (top left).
In late June, Matt Call, a 24-year-old musician and barista, was nearly killed when he was struck by a Jeep Grand Cherokee near the intersection of Lyndale Ave. and 24th Street. He was left with two broken legs, a fractured pelvis, and broken vertebrae.

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Law enforcement had a pretty good photo of the young man behind the wheel of the Jeep (see above image), but were unable to track him down -- until this week. Today, the Minneapolis Police Department announced that Tyler Braunschweig, 19, has been arrested in connection with the hit-and-run.

From the MPD:
[Surveillance] photographs were distributed by the MPD to the media and investigators later received two tips identifying the suspect, a student at the U of M at the time of the incident.

These tips also led to the passenger in the suspect vehicle who identified the suspect who was driving. The passenger said he told the suspect to go back to the accident but he did not do so.

Investigators then learned that the suspect's parents had a vehicle matching the suspect vehicle description registered to them at a Wisconsin address and that an insurance claim had been filed in regards to an accident around the same time claiming the vehicle had hit a deer. Investigators later located the suspect vehicle after it had been sold by the insurance company.
Braunschweig has been charged with a felony count of criminal vehicular operation. As of this morning, he was in custody at the Hennepin County Jail.

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iwantajetpack
iwantajetpack

@citypages @andrewhermann I love that the absolute dushiest photo was used! Seriously!

Larry
Larry

Not for nothing, but I suspect that your reporting that the police "were unable to track him down -- until this week" is inaccurate.

 

There is a significant difference between tracking someone down and getting a case charged with a felony--there was likely a great deal of work with forensics, witness statements, and ensuring prosecutors have all of the information they need to put a case together.

 

Your knowledge of how cases are made is, I understand, probably based on Law & Order reruns, but it is actually a little more nuanced of a process than solving a case in 42 minutes.  Please make sure that when you report that the police didn't track him down until this week that that is, actually, you know, true.

Oscar
Oscar

Sorry Tyler no more raves for you. Anyone who hits someone with their car and drives away is a giant piece os $hit and doesn't deserve their freedom.

mad4plaidmn
mad4plaidmn

@ARTCRANK @citypages "felony count of criminal vehicular operation?" Charge his parents with accessories after the fact 4 coverup as well!

cassiebjork
cassiebjork

@SamuelJohn his twitter profile bio says all I need to know.

vonschlosser
vonschlosser

lock his ass up! people in this state need to learn you do not flee the scene of an accident.

Pookums
Pookums

From his now deleted Twitter profile: "Architecture major at the U of M. Music, longboarding and getting fucked up with my friends ..."

MarketFried
MarketFried

@doubleasterisk @citypages he looks like a reflection of pop culture. Thanks Mr. Media....or Ms.

mikeminehart
mikeminehart

@doubleasterisk Took them long enough, but glad they finally got the d-bag.

lawremipsum
lawremipsum

@ViaMarsala18 Wow, way to throw your life away, Tyler.

Kevin Christopher
Kevin Christopher

Remind me to take all of the douchetastic photos off of my Facebook if I ever hit someone and run.

roasterjoe
roasterjoe

@MatthewRCall Right back at you. We'll chat soon.

ARTCRANK
ARTCRANK

@mad4plaidmn @citypages Our guess/hope is that more charges will be forthcoming as the police gather additional evidence. We'll see...

doubleasterisk
doubleasterisk

@mikeminehart I don't even think d-bag describes correctly. He is a criminal. He is unreliable to humanity. He NEEDS to give back.

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