Ramsey Police, State Patrol Squad Cars Collide In N. Metro

RAMSEY, Minn. (WCCO) – A Ramsey Police squad car and a Minnesota State Patrol squad car were involved in an accident in the north metro Tuesday afternoon, according to Anoka County Dispatch.

The dispatch center said the accident was reported at about 4:47 p.m. Tuesday near the intersection of Highway 47 and 156th Lane in Ramsey. The two squad cars were heading to Champlin to assist on a call. It’s not known at this time what type of call they were assisting.

Authorities said an ambulance was called to the scene, but it’s not clear at this time if any officers were seriously hurt in the crash. Lt. Eric Roeske with the Minnesota State Patrol said the State Patrol officer suffered a minor knee injury, and the Ramsey Police officer was transported to Mercy Hospital with non-life threatening injuries to his wrist and head.

The State Patrol said both vehicles were heading south on Highway 47, in a non-emergency mode. The Ramsey Police squad was in front of the State Patrol squad when it slowed down and moved to the right turn lane, activated its lights and made a U-turn in front of the State Patrol vehicle to go after a vehicle that committed a traffic violation.

The State Patrol squad then struck the driver’s side of the Ramsey squad.

  • Andy

    This made my week!

    • Truth Hurts

      No tax-paying, contributing member of society would be happy about this. Even if you’re not a fan of the coppers, you’re still gonna be footing the bill for this one. So I guess we know what category you fall into now, Andy. Your food stamps and welfare check come on time this month? Once again, your dim wit is so embarassingly apparent.

      • Andy

        Hey truth, why is it when one of you morons reads something you don’t like you automatically label someone a welfare recipient or non taxpayer? I am a tax paying citizen, own a home, 14 year vet of the marine corps and have a Great job. Cops are becoming more and more of a waste of tax dollars everyday. The more this country lurches towards the police state, the bigger wate of time and money they become. These 2 idiots crashed their cars and we the tax payers are going to have to foot the bill, for what? A gas and dash? Get a life truth.

        • Truth Hurts

          Exactly my point. The taxpayers ARE going to foot the bill. If you’re a tax payer, why would this make you happy? Seems counter-intuitive.

      • Realist

        You took Andy’s four words and were magically able to conclude he is on food stamps and welfare. When you look in the mirror, do you see a rational human being or an ignorant windbag.

        You were right on about who is footing the bill, then you engaged in petty personal attacks. Who do you think is the better person here?

  • zzz

    2 flashlight mutts were responding to a gas drive off, wow they’re important!

    • Dave's Not Here

      I’m guessing that if Ramsey PD and State Patrol were responding to a different county altogether, this wasn’t a complaint of someone spraying graffiti…at least I hope not. I’d bet if they were going from Ramsey down to Champlin, there was something serious going down.

      • der

        check the papers and news outlets, nothing that mattered took place in chumplin or ramsey yesterday.

        • Dave's Not Here

          Someone as observant as you should have seen the crash happened TODAY. Who said anything about yesterday? And I guess if it isn’t in the papers or news outlets, it didn’t happen, huh?

          • Ur a potzie

            Um so you think Ramsey Police responding to Champlin call is normal? Was there a murder today in Champlin?

  • Andy's Still a Moron...

    Yep, some things never change

  • hmm

    I’d guess they were leaving the same poker game i play weekly, as it is in ramsey, and I know a few cops, that play this game, pss they’re not very good.

  • alligator

    so WHY is this news?…..how pathetic.

    • Realist

      Two police cars collided. That’s not news?

  • Real Deal

    Folks, please excuse Andrew, he suffers from PTSD. He has seen things that would make your skin crawl when he was in the Marines. I guess while peeling potatoes he saw one of his buddies lop off a finger. Oh the agony little fella.

  • Jasmine

    They couldn’t wait to get to Dunkin” Donuts.

  • Brett

    That intersection is quite a ways from Champlin…… Wondering if something else was going on at the time.

  • want to be supercop

    why was Ramsey Pd. headed to champlin in the first place? Last I heard departments were to stay in there own areas. If thats not true wouldnt anoka Pd be closer? The keyword here is Ramsey Pd, not state patrol.

    • Realist

      Last you heard? You heard garbage. In Minnesota, a peace officer’s authority is not limited to the jurisdiction of their agency. Their authority stops at the state border… not city limits.

      Further, neighboring agencies assist each other all the time. Remember Ofc. Crittenden from North St. Paul? He responded alone with a Maplewood officer providing backup. Had the Maplewood officer not been assisting him, more lives could have been lost that day. Instead a Maplewood officer was able to stop the suspect before he could hurt anyone else… like the Mom and daughter out in the hallway.

      The moral here is don’t pretend to speak about things you don’t understand simply because “Last I heard…” You heard wrong. Period.

  • anti bachmann

    did anybody give them a field sobriety test

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