Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office

Hennepin Co. Sheriff: Violent Crime Increase Part Of National TrendStatistics released Friday show violent crime is increasing in Minnesota's most populous county. The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office says there was an 8-percent increase in violent crime between 2014 and 2015.
Police Seek Suspect In Uptown Craigslist RobberyPolice in Minneapolis are looking for the suspect who robbed a man when responding to a Craigslist ad. On Jan. 7, a Minnesota man was attempting to sell his BMW in Uptown. The victim said a potential buyer pepper sprayed him and stole the car.
Body Found In Lake Of The IslesAuthorities say they've pulled a body from Lake of the Isles Monday afternoon. Authorities said that the body was that of an adult male.
Hennepin County: Ice Boater Breaks Through Ice On Lake MinnetonkaTwo ice boaters needed rescue after their boat fell through the ice on Lake Minnetonka Thursday.
Henn. Co. Sheriff Investigates Sex Assault At Juvenile Treatment CenterThe Hennepin County Sheriff's Office is investigating a report of a sexual assault at a county treatment facility for troubled teens. The assault allegedly occurred at the Hennepin County Home School on the 14000 block of County Road 62 in Minnetonka.
Sheriff: Gun Goes Off In Struggle Between Officer, DriverOne man is in jail after allegedly assaulting a Brooklyn Park police officer during an overnight arrest.
Grand Jury: 2 Officers Justified In Using Deadly Force In Rest Stop ShootingA Ramsey County grand jury has determined the use of deadly force was justified for two police officers who fatally shot a homicide suspect. The officers killed 18-year-old Jonathon Dean Mar, of Kennewick, Washington, last December along Interstate 694 in Shoreview following a police chase.
Authorities Seek Predatory Offender Who Escaped From Halfway HouseThe Minnesota Department of Corrections said it's looking for a Level III predatory offender who is no longer complying with the conditions of his release from prison. Rico Ronondo Rodriguez, 34, was released from prison on Aug. 8 to intensive supervised release in Hennepin County.
In Wake Of Recent Death, Dad Recalls Close Call With Carbon MonoxideThe Hennepin County Sheriff's Department is investigating the death of a second-grader who died of carbon monoxide poisoning while boating.
Principal: 8-Year-Old Girl Died Of Carbon Monoxide PoisoningThe Hennepin County Sheriff's Office continues to investigate after an 8-year-old girl died over the weekend in a boating incident on Lake Minnetonka.
Sheriff: Child Dies In Lake Minnetonka Medical Emergency A 7-year-old girl died Sunday afternoon after a medical emergency on Lake Minnetonka, according to the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office.
MPD, Henn. Co. Sheriff Vie For Vikings Security DutyWhen the Minnesota Vikings play at home, their stadium becomes one of Minnesota's largest cities. The safety of 65,000 fans is a top priority for the team. The Vikings have paid at least 60 Minneapolis police officers in the past to work each game day, which is a separate job from their city service.

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