Sheriff Stanek says 87 arrests for boating while intoxicated were made last year in Hennepin County, promises water patrol will have "all boats" on lakes and rivers this Memorial Day.
Saturday, May 25, 2013
Friday, May 24, 2013
Devon McFerrin is accused of selling a Hopkins man the heroin that killed him.
The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office has added a suspected Minneapolis drug dealer to its Top Ten Most Wanted List, the agency announced Friday. Devon McFerrin, 31, is accused of selling a Hopkins man the heroin that killed him following a February 2012 overdose. The County Attorney’s Office has charged McFerrin with third-degree murder, a charge in which the selling of drugs results in someone’s death. It’s believed that this is the first case of its kind to be featured on the Top Ten Most Wanted List. “We want to send a strong message to heroin dealers and drug dealers that we will not tolerate anyone selling deadly and illegal narcotics on our streets and in our communities,” a news release quoted Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek. “…
Sunday, May 19, 2013
The watch is in effect until 9 p.m. Sunday, May 19.
Update 5:10 p.m. May 19 The National Weather Service issued a special statement: .THUNDERSTORMS MOVING INTO/DEVELOPING OVER ANOKA...CARVER... CHISAGO...DAKOTA...HENNEPIN...RAMSEY AND WASHINGTON COUNTIES THROUGH 530 PM CDT... AT 455 PM CDT...WEATHER SERVICE RADAR WAS TRACKING STRONG THUNDERSTORMS ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM THE LAKE MINNETONKA AREA TO MINNEAPOLIS TO 6 MILES EAST OF EAGAN. THESE STORMS WERE MOVING NORTH AT 45 MPH. WINDS UP TO 50 MPH ARE EXPECTED WITH THESE STORMS. LOCATIONS IN OR NEAR THE PATH OF THESE STORMS INCLUDE... MINNEAPOLIS. ST. PAUL. GOLDEN VALLEY. PLYMOUTH. MAPLE GROVE. WILLERNIE. LINO LAKES. HUGO. Original Article: Following a morning of thunderstorms and hail in areas of the Twin Cities, the National Weather …
Saturday, April 27, 2013
A public safety summary of service provided by the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office Patrol Unit for the week April 15-21, 2013 for area communities.
The following public safety summary of information from the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office Patrol Unit that includes highlights from April 15-21, 2013. In addition to the law enforcement services it provides throughout the county, the HCSO provides primary patrol services for the communities of Hassan Township, Greenfield, Medicine Lake and Fort Snelling, as well as the Hennepin County portions of Hanover and Rockford. The report was provided by the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office. Not all incidents are included in the summary. Corcoran April 19 - Deputies responded to the area of County Road 117 and Whitetail Drive for a property damage accident report. A 50-year old female driver reported an oncoming vehicle caused slush to splash …
Sunday, April 21, 2013
The deadline for applications is June 6, 2013.
Information provided by Hennepin County. The Hennepin County Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants for a vacancy on the Human Resources Board, due to the resignation of George Beck effective June 7. This seven-member board establishes rules for the county’s classified workers and provides a compensation plan for non-organized employees, subject to approval by the County Board. The board also hears appeals within its jurisdiction. A Human Resources Board member cannot hold public office or have filed as a candidate for office; be employed or have been employed by Hennepin County for one year; or hold a position in a political party, except as a political party delegate; and must reside in the county. Members serve four-year terms …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
ClearChannel Outdoor is makng the digital billboards available during emergencies at no cost to the county.
Editor’s Note: The following announcement comes from Hennepin County Emergency Management. Motorists driving into a tornado warning in Hennepin and Ramsey counties’ will receive roadside alerts, thanks to a new collaboration between county emergency management divisions, ClearChannel Outdoor and the National Weather Service. A new system, tested in downtown Minneapolis today, will make use of ClearChannel Outdoor commercial digital billboards to warn drivers of a tornado warning in their vicinity. The goal of the partnership is to offer early warning and new training to drivers, who may be unable to hear tornado sirens inside their cars, or who may not be listening to radio stations that would warn them of a safety threat. The concept…
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources: "The burning restrictions mean the state will not issue permits for burning brush or yard waste."
Information provided by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Even though much of Minnesota received late season snowfall, fire danger is expected to rapidly increase when the weather warms up, the snow melts and winds dry the dead standing grass and brush in open areas. Because of that, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is placing burning restrictions over the east-central part of the state beginning at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 21, for the following counties: Anoka, Chisago, Dakota, Hennepin, Isanti, Pine, Ramsey, Sherburne, Washington and Wright. Additional counties will be added as conditions change. The burning restrictions mean the state will not issue permits for burning brush or yard waste. The restrictions …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Jay Quam had just met up with his wife and daughter.
Hennepin County Judge Jay Quam was among those who just escaped injury from the Boston Marathon explosions. Quam told Minnesota Public Radio that he crossed the finish line at 2:05 p.m. EST and had just met up with his wife and daughter about a block or two away when he heard an explosion followed by another explosion. MPR quoted Quam, who lives in Eden Prairie, as saying: I thought that somebody must've planted some bombs at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, honestly. There really wasn't any other explanation for those distinctive sounds. Quam was first appointed a Hennepin County judge in 2006 and elected in 2008, according to the Minnesota Judicial Branch. His current term expires in 2015. Click here to read the full story.
Monday, April 15, 2013
With the explosions at the Boston Marathon, the Sheriff’s Office is asking people to be vigilant.
Editor’s Note: The following reminder comes from the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office. Today, authorities are investigating explosions at the Boston Marathon that have killed two people and have injured approximately 100 others. According to state, local and national security sources, there are no known threats in Minnesota or Hennepin County. As a reminder, the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office urges citizens to be engaged in public safety in our community by reporting suspicious activity. If you “see something, say something.” Citizens should call 911 or contact local law enforcement. The Sheriff’s Office offers several ways to provide information about suspicious activities or crime tips. You may use one of the following methods:
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The warning is in effect until 1 p.m. Thursday, April 11.