The following is a collection of public safety-related articles that appeared on area Patch sites over the past week.
Also, a list of calls the Hudson Fire Department responded to from July 30 to Aug. 2.
Hudson police will “be out in force” along with hundreds of other law enforcement agencies throughout Wisconsin to crack down on drunken drivers, Hudson Police Chief Marty Jensen said. The campaign will run from Aug. 16 through Sept. 2.
A weekly look at St. Croix County Jail's bookings.
Selected calls to the Woodbury Public Safety Department from July 30 through Aug. 5.
St. Paul Park police at 1:45 a.m. responded to the 1100 block of Fifth Street on a report of a man who was shot, and found the individual dead at the scene.
A 12-pack of Corona was also part of the exchange.
Despite concerns elsewhere, the Woodbury Fire Department is “in very good shape” in terms of its number of firefighters, according to Cmdr. John Wallgren.
The grease fire set off sprinklers in one unit Friday at an apartment building at the 7200 block of Guider Drive.
“It’s highly disappointing,” Stillwater Police Sgt. Jeff Stender said. “What it tells me is there are a lot of servers in town that aren’t doing their job—and underage access to alcohol is terribly easy.”
The horn is valued at about $400, according to a Stillwater Police report. Damage to a copper line connecting the horn to the Minnesota Zephyr dinner train is estimated to be $1,000.
The woman told police she had been riding her bike through the area, and made some comments to mothers in the area, “possibly calling the apartment complex a ghetto.”
An 88-year-old Stillwater woman’s home was burglarized early Thursday morning, according to police, and the thieves made off with her mother’s wedding ring, among other irreplaceable family heirlooms.
The crash happened on Helmo Avenue North in Oakdale on Tuesday night.
The man, who has early onset dementia, had fallen in a parking lot in Bloomington.
The incident happened at about 10:15 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13.
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety will be tweeting every arrest from Friday night’s patrols. Catch all the tweets here.
Washington County plans to conduct a controlled burn at the Lake Elmo Park Reserve over the next 10 days.