St Paul Police Commander John Bandemer remembers the events of Aug. 26, 1994 like it was yesterday. He was off duty when two officers and a K-9 were shot. That morning, police were called to check on a “slumper” — a person found asleep in a vehicle. Officer Ron Ryan Jr. approached the vehicle, woke up the driver and obtained his identification.
A 71-year-old man is hospitalized after being stabbed Thursday night by a Redby, Minn. man he had just let use his phone, leading to an eight-hour manhunt in Beltrami County. Sheriff Phil Hodapp says 23-year-old Orland James Spears showed up at the front door of Mert Scripture’s home in Grant Township just before 9:30 p.m. and asked to use his phone.
A police dog who was responsible for finding more than 20 pounds of narcotics and assisting in the arrests of numerous suspects has died. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office announced that Portos, a German Shepherd, died on Tuesday afternoon.
In the season where hundreds of homes are decorated with holiday displays, there’s one residence in Bloomington that always draws a crowd. An oak tree in Bob Little’s yard shines bright every year, attracting spectators from all over. In the light of day, an old oak tree may not inspire the holiday spirit. “There isn’t Santa Clauses moving, and things spinning, and red this and green that,” Little said.
Three suspects are in police custody, and one is recovering from injuries sustained from a K-9 officer, after a robbery spree in Anoka County Thursday night. According to Blaine Police, officers from multiple law enforcement agencies responded to three separate reports of armed robberies in the area between 11:00 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. The first report was on the 1000 block of County Road 10 in Spring Lake Park, the second was near Able Street Northeast and 87th Lane Northeast in Blaine and the third was on the 1100 block of 95th Avenue Northeast, also in Blaine. Descriptions from witnesses about the suspects, their vehicle and weapon (a shotgun or rifle) tied all three crimes together.
Some of the state’s finest officers with four legs showed off their skills as a part of a fundraiser Saturday in St. Paul. The group “Vested Interest in K-9s” raises money to provide K-9 officers bullet- and stab-protective vests. Krischel Estrella of Vested Interest says vests can cost nearly $3,000 each, so fundraisers make a big difference for local departments.
The Minneapolis Police Department is holding a graduation ceremony to honor its newest K-9 officers and their partners. A total of seven officers have recently graduated from K-9 training with their new partners.
Minnesota is now the second state in the U.S. to use dogs to sniff out zebra mussels.
An 11-year-old German Shepherd that was stabbed and beaten by a burglary suspect in 2010 has died.
We often talk about police officers willing to sacrifice, but this story centers around a Roseville K-9 who became the victim.
A Minneapolis police officer is recovering after being seriously wounded when her own police dog bit her.
Police from Fargo and several surroundings areas tracked down and arrested a 20-year-old man wanted in Minneapolis with the help of the public and a police dog.
There’s a school in St. Paul with a graduating class of 17 students with names like Rebel, Maverick and Cash.
The Roseville police dog that was stabbed and beaten by a burglary suspect has done the seemingly impossible. He is barking and walking again.
Three men have been charged in connection to the stabbing of a Roseville Police Department K-9 on Nov. 12, 2010, the Maplewood Police Department announced Tuesday.