Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek

Report: Violent Crime Up 8 Percent In Hennepin CountyViolent crime is on the rise in Hennepin County, according to a new report from the Hennepin County Sheriff's office.
Minn. Law Officials Express Concern Over Stalled Homeland Security BillCongress 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.
MN Law Enforcement Speaks At Nat’l Hearing On ISIS, Al-ShabaabTerror 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.
Firearm Arrest Made In Fatal New Hope ShootingAn 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.
Minnesotans Risking Thin Ice During Warm SpellThe sheriff's departments from four counties put out thin ice warnings after several close calls on the water this weekend.
Good Question: How Do Manhunts Work?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.
Officials: Hennepin Co. Sheriff's Son Charged With Criminal DamageThe 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.
Hennepin Co. Officials Call For Better Supervision After 3 Near-DrowningsHennnepin 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.
Spike In Hep C Cases Blamed On Heroin Use, Dirty NeedlesMedical 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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Authorities Launch Cell Phone Protection CampaignCell 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.
Hennepin County Has New $150K Tool For Watery InvestigationsA 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.”
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