Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek
Congress has until midnight Friday to avoid a partial shutdown of the Department of Homeland security. The agency’s funding bill has become tied up in the immigration dispute between President Obama and Republicans.
Terror groups remain a top concern for local police, federal authorities and lawmakers. On Wednesday, the crime subcommittee held a hearing in Washington to examine ISIL, Al-Shabaab and the threat of domestic terrorism.
An arrest has been made in connection to the shooting at New Hope city hall that left the gunman dead and two police officers hurt. The arrest is related to how Ray Kmetz acquired the gun used.
The sheriff’s departments from four counties put out thin ice warnings after several close calls on the water this weekend.
Police have searched fields, an airport and now near a casino without any sign of Lyle “Ty” Hoffman. He’s been on the run for more than three weeks, wanted for murder.
The adult son of a Hennepin County sheriff is facing charges of criminal damage to property in a Hennepin Co. park. Ryan James Stanek, 21, has been charged with three counts of criminal damage to property in the third degree.
Hennnepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek is asking people to be careful after three water emergencies over the weekend. He said there is a common theme here. “Watch, wear and learn. You have to watch your kids at the pool, at the beach and up at the lake,” Stanek said.
Medical officials fear the rise of heroin abuse in Minnesota is connected to an increase in hepatitis C. Some suspect dirty needles may be to blame.
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Cell phone thefts are up in the Twin Cities, and across the country, according to authorities. To help combat the recent spike, AT&T and the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office joined forces to announce the “Protect My Cell Phone” public awareness campaign.
A new and expensive underwater tool for the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office was introduced on Thursday — it’s called a Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV). “It’s roughly the size of a remote control car,” Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek said. “It’s an expensive piece of equipment. It cost us around $150,000-plus.”
Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek and several other law enforcement officials met Monday with President Barack Obama at the White House to discuss gun violence and mental illness.
Tabitha Markle — just 8 months old — died after her family’s car plunged into Lake Minnetonka on Friday. And since Friday, 15 other people have had to escape from six other sinking cars on Lake Minnetonka.
The Hennepin County Sheriff is releasing more information and offering a reward of up to $10,000 to find the people responsible for desecrating a veteran’s grave site.
If you have some old prescription pills in the medicine cabinet don’t throw them out because they could end up in the wrong hands if you aren’t careful.