Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Water temperatures on Lake Minnetonka are currently in the 60s, even though air temperatures this week have been in the 70s.
On Lake Minnetonka, there are free life jackets available that boaters may borrow for the day. The program called "Kids Don’t Float" is a partnership between the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office, Safe Kids Northwest Metro Minneapolis and North Memorial Medical Center. The life jackets are found inside storage containers located at three public boat launch locations: Gray’s Bay, Spring Park Bay and Maxwell Bay. “Life jackets save lives,” said Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek, “Putting a life jacket on a child is just as important as putting them in a seatbelt or car seat.” Related Post: Life jackets are especially important during the Memorial Day weekend because of the chilly water conditions. All personnel at the Sheriff’s Water …
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
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.
On Tuesday, Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek was at the Water Patrol station in Spring Park saying deputies, state troopers and DNR enforcement agents will be out in full force this Memorial Day. Related posts:
Monday, May 20, 2013
Hennepin County Sheriff's Office: The vehicle was towed from a location in Brooklyn Park to a Minneapolis lot.
At approximately 11 a.m. Monday, May 20, the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of deceased person found inside of a vehicle at Wrecker Services Inc. in Minneapolis, according to a press release. "Due to an odor, employees of the wrecker service opened the trunk of the four-door passenger vehicle and found a deceased person inside. They called 911. The Sheriff’s Office and Minneapolis Police responded," the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office said. The Brooklyn Park Police also responded to the incident after it was learned the vehicle had been towed from a location in Brooklyn Park to the Minneapolis lot. "This case is an active investigation and it is being investigated as a possible homicide," the Hennepin County …
Friday, May 17, 2013
The gross misdemeanor charge came following the drowning death of a Brooklyn Park man April 26, according to the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office.
On April 26, the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office began investigating the death of 20-year-old Andrew Michael Pitts of Brooklyn Park. The victim drowned in a pond near 12300 Elm Creek Boulevard in Maple Grove. Witnesses told Sheriff’s Office detectives that Pitts was intoxicated when he left a restaurant, walked a short distance onto a partially-frozen pond, and then broke through the ice, according to a press release from the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office. The Sheriff’s Office investigation has determined that a bartender at Claddagh’s Irish Pub in Maple Grove had served alcohol to Pitts, according to the press release. Witnesses told investigators that the bartender did not ask for identification from Pitts and that Pitts was a …
Friday, April 26, 2013
Visitors to the Sheriff’s Enforcement Services Division found vehicle displays, demonstrations and free food.
Residents learned about the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office at an open house April 26 Sheriff’s Enforcement Services Division in Brooklyn Park. The annual event included K-9 demonstrations, vehicles, boats and equipment to tour, dive team underwater demonstration, crime scene investigators and displays, fingerprinting booth, mounted patrol horse and more. SHARE: Did you attend the open house? Upload your pictures to Patch!
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office open house is Friday. Find out when and where you can meet your local deputies.
The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office is holding its annual open house Friday at the patrol headquarters in Brooklyn Park. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 9401 83rd Ave. N., Brooklyn Park. There also will be gun locks available "while supplies last," according to a Thursday news release. “For those who have a firearm in their home, this lock will provide an additional safety measure for storage,” Stanek said in a Thursday news release. “Safely securing and handling a weapon is especially important in households with children or households where children may visit, such as a grandparent’s home.” There will be canine demonstrations and a fingerprinting booth at the event, according to a news release on the Sheriff's Office …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Sheriff Rich Stanek presided over the swearing-in ceremony Monday night.
Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek swore in 27 new detention deputies and 30 new deputy sheriffs Monday night, according to a news release from the sheriff's office. Deputy Haissan Hussein was among those who received their badge. "He is the first Somali American to be sworn-in as a deputy sheriff in Hennepin County," according to the news release. “We want Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office personnel to reflect the communities we serve and Deputy Hussein is an asset to public safety and our efforts to work in partnership with the Somali American community in Hennepin County,” Stanek said in the news release. The night also included an awards ceremony. “Many of the award winners performed life-saving acts while others are receiving honors …
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:
Friday, March 29, 2013
The team will expand the agency’s outreach efforts.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
He will spend his retirement with his deputy partner as a family pet.
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Wednesday, March 27
Editor’s Note: The following announcement comes from the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office. Grissom, an HCSO Narcotics K9, has retired after nine years of service to the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office. His deputy partner will keep him at home and he will spend his retirement as a family pet. He is credited with the seizure of approximately 3,349.32 lbs of marijuana, 28 lbs of methamphetamine, 1.5 lbs of heroin, 127 lbs of cocaine, 4.1 lbs of crack cocaine, 209 grams of mushrooms, 135.5 grams of hash, and 1,839 tabs of ecstasy, as well as $2,249,700 in US currency. Grissom and his deputy partner have also received numerous awards and letters of commendation from other Metro area agencies that they have helped, as well as the United …