Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office
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.”
Authorities are investigating after a female inmate at the Hennepin County Jail died of an apparent seizure Wednesday night. The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office said the inmate suffered the seizure at about 4:55 p.m. Wednesday.
Four people were involved in a serious injury crash involving a motorcycle Sunday night west of the Twin Cities, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Authorities responded to the crash at about 8:02 p.m. Sunday on westbound Highway 55 at Pinto Drive in Plymouth.
One of Hennepin County’s top ten most wanted criminals has been arrested in Chicago. According to the Hennepin County Sheriff’s office, 31-year-old Devon McFerrin was driving when he was pulled over by Chicago Police. Police say McFerrin, a prolific drug dealer, sold heroin to a man who later died from an overdosed in a Hopkins apartment in 2012.
Authorities say a 2-year-old boy is dead after being hit by a car Thursday evening in Corcoran.
Law enforcement agencies from across the Twin Cities are working together on a warrant sweep for domestic violence offenders in Hennepin County. More than 50 officers representing 14 different counties began the sweep around 7 a.m. Wednesday.
Two collided on Wayzata Bay on Lake Minnetonka Sunday morning, resulting in a two-year-old boy being knocked overboard. According to the Hennepin County Sheriff’s office, two boats – both approximately 22-feet-long – struck each other while traveling the in the same direction 200 feet from shore before 10 a.m. One boat was described as a runabout, and the other a deck boat. The runabout had four passengers, including the boy who was thrown in to the lake on impact. He was wearing a life jacket, and was pulled from the water by his father.
Police say a girl was taken to a hospital Tuesday evening after being pulled from a pool in Brooklyn Center.
A group of people looking for a friend in North Minneapolis Wednesday found a man’s body in a pond, police say. The group called police just before 12:30 p.m., the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office said. The group noticed the body in a pond in the 300 block of Van White Memorial Boulevard near Heritage Commons, a senior public housing and assisted living facility.
Authorities have identified the body of a woman that was found earlier this week in the Mississippi River near Fort Snelling. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner said Friday authorities recovered the body of 16-year-old Erika Renee Borgstrom of Roberts, Wis.
A Maple Grove bartender faces charges, authorities say, after she allegedly served a 20-year-old man liquor before he left a bar intoxicated, broke through the ice of a nearby pond and drowned last month.
Emergency crews pulled a man out of a pond in Maple Grove Friday night, the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office said.
The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office is handing out free gun locks to give firearms owners an additional level of safety when storing their guns.
In the wake of the deadly explosions at the end of the Boston Marathon Monday, authorities in the Twin Cities said there are no known threats in Minnesota or Hennepin County, according to local and national security sources.
While it’s hard not to notice, and enjoy, the fact that temperatures are climbing, the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office wants to remind you that the ice is thinning on area lakes.