Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office
After several recent high-profile shootings of unarmed men by police across the country, many cities are re-evaluating how they interact with the communities they serve.
With temperatures much warmer than normal this week it may seem like common sense, but the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office is urging people around the Twin Cities to stay off thin ice.
Our unseasonable March warmth is a cause for many Minnesotans to revel, but a serious cause for concern for the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office when it comes to ice safety.
Despite a fresh coating of snow Tuesday, the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office says much of the ice in the area is thin. Officials are urging people to use caution on all bodies of water throughout the county.
WCCO investigates how a gun once in police custody was used to hurt two officers. The shooting happened last month at New Hope City Hall, and the man responsible wasn’t even allowed to own guns.
Heroin deaths in Hennepin County declined slightly in 2014, but the drug is getting cheaper in the Twin Cities — and has one of the highest purity levels in the country. The Hennepin County Sheriff’s office says there were 50 heroin deaths last year, compared to 56 in 2013 – the deadliest year for the drug on record. There were eight total in 2010.
Two different vehicles broke through the ice on Lake Minnetonka Wednesday night. The Hennepin County Sheriff’s office says the first vehicle — an SUV with two teenage boys from Edina inside — went through thin ice near the Gray’s Bay channel in Wayzata Bay at about 5:40 p.m.
Authorities said there were no injuries after an accident involving a Hennepin County Sheriff’s squad car Sunday afternoon in downtown Minneapolis. The crash happened just after 12 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of 8th Street and 4th Avenue.
The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office began a warrant sweep Thursday, and it’s urging those with active warrants to surrender themselves.
The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office is warning everyone to be cautious if they plan to go out on the ice. Thanks to our warmer weather, ice on a number of lakes has thinned considerably.
A St. Paul man died Sunday after sustaining a head injury in Brooklyn Center, according to the Hennepin County Sheriff’s office. Sinthanouxay Khottavongsa, 57, sustained the injury on the night of Jan. 16 near a Pizza Hut in Brooklyn Center.
Authorities have identified a man killed late Thursday night in an officer-involved incident in Bloomington. Bloomington police were called to the 9900 block of Briar Road just after 11 p.m. on a report of a suicidal person.
One person is dead after an officer-involved incident occurred in Bloomington overnight. According to the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office, Bloomington police received a call around 11:13 p.m. Thursday of a report of a suicidal person on the 9900 block of Briar Road.
Mail carriers are busy this time of year delivering holiday cards across Minnesota. Recently, one greeting caught the eye of a leader in law enforcement. Hennpein County Sheriff Rich Stanek shares how two-page long hand written letter touched a department after a deputy made a decision months ago to pull over.
Officials have released the names of the two police officers who shot at a suspect after a deadly shooting and high speed chase in the Twin Cities on Wednesday.
Authorities say that the suspect who police believe is behind a deadly shooting and high speed chase in the Twin Cities on Wednesday was a high school student in Washington state.
The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office is warning citizens about phone scams. Residents have reported being called by people who claim arrest warrants are out for them due to unpaid court fees, fines or missed jury duty. The sheriff’s office says the calls have led to unauthorized credit card use, identity theft and other forms of fraud.
One man was shot and a police officer was injured at a Medina Motel Thursday afternoon. According to the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office, the incident happened at about 12:30 p.m. at the Ling-Inn Motel on the 2300 block of Highway 55. Medina Police received a call about a suicidal man at the motel. When they arrived, they encountered a man who had a knife.
Minnesota’s law enforcement community is making changes to protect from the potential for Ebola. All Minneapolis police squad cars, bikes and Segway’s have a new tool in the fight against an invisible threat to public health.
The Hennepin County medical examiner’s officer has identified a body pulled from a Plymouth lake as that of a missing kayaker. The medical examiner says 31-year-old Paul Myklebust of St. Louis Park apparently drowned. His death was ruled accidental.
The search for a man who fell out of a kayak over the weekend on Medicine Lake has ended. The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office announced Monday afternoon that deputies found the body of 31-year-old Paul Myklebust, of St. Louis Park, using sonar equipment.
The search continued Sunday for a missing man on Medicine Lake. Paul Myklebust, 31, and another man were kayaking on Medicine Lake early Saturday morning when the kayak flipped. The other person made to shore, but Myklebust didn’t.
Authorities are searching Medicine Lake for a missing Twin Cities man Saturday. They are looking for 31-year-old Paul Myklebust of St. Louis Park. According to the Hennepin County Sheriff’s office, Myklebust was at a party on Medicine Lake.
Hennepin County inmates with mental illness, chemical dependency issues and those who are likely to re-offend will have some extra help when they’re released. The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday the addition of the Integrated Access Team at the Hennepin County Jail in downtown Minneapolis.
While we all hope we never have to call 911 to get help for something, if you do there is now a brand new facility in Plymouth that should make the process much easier and faster. The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office is getting some big improvements on Friday with the opening of its new Emergency Communications Center.