Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office
A 78-year-old man has died after being struck by a pickup truck Friday afternoon in Long Lake, Minn. The accident occurred just before 3 p.m. at Brown Road and Wayzata Boulevard, according to the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office.
The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office is urging residents to stay safe while swimming or playing around bodies of water this summer. Authorities say there are three keys to preventing water emergencies. They are: watch, wear and learn.
The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office is urging boaters to create a safety plan before hitting the waters this Memorial Day weekend. With a High Water Declaration in effect for Lake Minnetonka, Sheriff Rich Stanek says boaters need to manage their wakes properly, as well as have the necessary safety gear in place.
We see law enforcement save lives every day but you never get a look at the training that goes on behind the scenes. On Friday, you can see how the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office gears up for the most difficult of missions as they’re hosting an open house.
Authorities are investigating after a toddler went missing in Minnetonka for more than five hours Tuesday night before eventually being located in her mother’s vehicle. Police were called 10761 Smetana Road at about 11:53 p.m. Tuesday on a report of a missing 2-and-a-half year-old girl.
A 19-year-old man is charged with a misdemeanor after authorities say he jumped off a bridge in a Twin Cities suburb in the name of charity. The Hennepin County sheriff’s office said Monday that Joseph Mark Sanislo of Coon Rapids is charged with one count of disorderly conduct.
A man suspected of driving under the influence took police on a half-hour, multi-city chase early Saturday morning, according to the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy attempted to pull over a 26-year-old driver at about 3 a.m. near Interstate 94 and Hemlock Lane in Maple Grove.
Two people could face charges after a Mississippi River bridge “stunt” prompted a river search that included water patrol boats and a Minnesota State Patrol helicopter Wednesday evening.
A 17-year-old died Friday evening after he was pulled from an indoor pool at an apartment complex in Plymouth. Benedict Richardson was unresponsive when his father pulled him from the water at about 7 p.m., the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office said.
With the long, cold winter we all endured, we weren’t sure this day would ever come. The Freshwater Society and the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Water Patrol officially made the call Thursday morning that the ice is now officially out on Lake Minnetonka.
The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office is holding another town hall forum to educate the community about the dangers of heroin, and tell residents what they can do to help stop addiction before it starts.
Inmates at the Hennepin County Jail in Minneapolis will now be allowed to wear religious head coverings while incarcerated. The announcement about the policy – the first of its kind in Minnesota – was made Thursday by Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek. “I am extremely proud of our current efforts to recognize the religious rights and beliefs of all inmates,” Stanek said. “The addition of this policy enhances our efforts to be more culturally aware.”
The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office is hosting a forum to talk about ways adults can help prevent drug and alcohol use among teens. The sheriff’s office is teaming up with Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge and Shiloh Temple for the forum. It will be held from 6 to 8 p.m.
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.
The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office is hoping a winter fishing event will help lure kids toward healthy lifestyle choices, and away from drugs.
With 104 lakes and three rivers in Hennepin County alone, Sheriff Rich Stanek says it’s a busy time for ice rescues in Minnesota. “Maybe you had subzero temperatures, but you’re going to go through,” Stanek said. The Hennepin County Sheriff’s office responded to 25 rescue calls out on the lakes last winter from people falling through the ice. Three people were killed. “The most important thing is to stay calm,” he said.
An 88-year-old man died Thursday after being pulled from an indoor pool in Golden Valley, the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office says.
Two children have died after being trapped in a car underwater anywhere from 25 to 45 minutes in a holding pond following a crash in St. Louis Park Thursday morning.
Friends and family of a man shot and killed by Minnetonka Police last month say they are still waiting for answers. Police shot 27-year-old Michael Tray several times on Oct. 23. They were called to Claremont Apartments around 8:30 p.m. after someone said they saw a man walking around with a gun. Police confronted Tray in the underground parking garage, where he was shot and killed. Michael Strunk met him five years ago in college. Like so many other people, Michael hit off with the man simply known as “Tray.”
Authorities said one man is dead after being shot by an officer in Minnetonka Wednesday night. Police responded to the Claremont Apartments on the 10700 block of Smetana Road at about 8:24 p.m. on a report of a person with a gun.
One person was killed and another was seriously hurt after a suspected drunk driver crashed into another car following a police chase in downtown Minneapolis, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
The Hennepin County sheriff’s office has completed its investigation into a man’s fatal shooting by a Brooklyn Center police officer last month. The sheriff’s office submitted the information Friday to the Hennepin County Attorney’s office for review. That’s standard procedure after an investigation into an officer-involved shooting. The officer shot and killed the man during a traffic stop in Brooklyn Center on Aug. 23.
Driving can be dangerous for any new teen driver, but research shows that adding texting to the mix makes matters much worse. Sending or reading a text message distracts most teenage drivers for 4.6 seconds. At 55 mph, it’s like driving the entire length of a football field while blind. Lt. Jeff Schlumpberger with the Hennepin County Sheriff’s office says it’s illegal to text and drive in Minnesota.
Authorities are on the scene of an apparent murder early Thursday morning in Brooklyn Center. Police responded to an incident at about 3:30 a.m. Thursday at the Super 8 Hotel in Brooklyn Center.
Police are looking into the death of a man in Brooklyn Park after he was found in a hot tub. Officers were called to the home in the 7700 block of Arlington Avenue North around 7 a.m. Sunday. The 57-year-old man who lived there was pronounced dead.