Burnsville Police Department
The Minneapolis Police Department, the largest in Minnesota, has become the latest to equip its officers with body cameras in what officials say is an effort to improve transparency and hold police accountable. Thirty-six officers will test two camera models over the next several months, with plans to roll them out department-wide by late 2015.
Burnsville authorities believe that two fires, set minutes apart, may have been related. According to the Burnsville Police Department, officers received a call around 10:22 a.m. Friday about a pile of burning leaves on a curb in the Norway Circle area.
A former assisted living facility worker is accused of stealing the identity of a 92-year-old woman to buy jewelry online. According to the criminal complaint, the son of the woman noticed unusual charges from a jewelry store on her credit card statement.
Police in Burnsville are asking the public’s help in an investigation involving high school graffiti and phrases from a popular video game franchise: Call of Duty. The Burnsville Police Department says the words “DNH Mafia” have been spotted in the city’s northeast section since August. One of the places tagged was the Burnsville High School following the homecoming football game.
Burnsville Police have released surveillance photos in hopes that they might help identify a man suspected of robbing a Best Buy Mobile store on Monday. Police say the man robbed the store at 10 a.m. by placing a number of iPhones and Samsung phones/tablets into a teal-colored laundry mesh bag before leaving.
Authorities in Burnsville are asking the public’s help in finding a missing 61-year-old man with dementia.
The Burnsville Police Department now has two police dogs thanks to the generosity of the community.