As a way of proactively working to reduce calls for service, assist in the reduction of theft-related loss to individuals and businesses, and to increase a sense of community safety, the Maplewood Police Department will launch its 2013 Holiday Crime Suppression Effort.
A fixture on North St. Paul’s main street for 12 years, Greg Bradley is finally moving out.
Bradley, who owns the building at 2533-2535 East Seventh Ave., has hosted businesses in its three suites ranging from a plumbing fixtures showroom to retail motorcycle accessories and clothing, a succession of cafés and snack shops, a knitting shop, a collectibles store and a portrait studio.
The memorial for Maplewood Police Sgt. Joseph Bergeron, who was shot while on duty, was vandalized on either Nov. 21 or 22. (submitted photo)
The St. Paul Police Department’s Eastern District reported that the Sgt. Bergeron Memorial was vandalized sometime between 10:30 p.m. on Nov. 21 and 9 a.m. on Nov. 22.
The memorial, which sits at the intersection of Arlington Avenue East and North English Street, was covered in white paint.
The city of Maplewood is launching a “Maplewood Tips” application for iPhone and android devices to let the public send tips to police and other city departments anonymously.
A few kinds of tips the system was set up to help collect: code violations in the neighborhood, the location of a pothole that’s shaking up vehicles, suspected drug activity or information about a possible crime.
By next fall, Brown’s Creek State Trail will be bustling with hikers and bikers, smiling and waving as they take in the beauty of their surroundings, pausing to catch their breath at interpretive displays about the history of the trail and maybe glimpsing bald eagles in the air or deer in the woods.
New North St. Paul City Manager Jason Ziemer says the city of North St. Paul has plenty to offer prospective residents, developers and current businesses.
Its challenge right now: pinning down what those aspects are and presenting them.
As part of the Resilient Communities Project which taps into University of Minnesota know-how to help small cities redevelop and thrive, university design students have been working on logo designs for North St. Paul.
The North Star Museum of Boy Scouting and Girl Scouting will have the new 40-foot Pinewood Derby Racetrack, a gift from the Masons of Minnesota, on display at their upcoming open house Saturday, Oct. 12.
Maplewood resident William D. Joseph, 50, died Aug. 17 after his 2011 Toyota Prius was hit by a pickup truck on a road in rural Pine County.
Joseph was westbound on two-lane state Highway 70 when his car was struck by a Dodge Ram pickup driven by Danny Kitterman, 48, of Waite Park. According to a report from the Minnesota State Patrol, the truck apparently ran a stop sign going north on Government Road and broadsided the Prius around 2:45 p.m.
Residents of North St. Paul have seen a dramatic rise in daytime burglaries this summer.
Police Capt. Dustin Nikituk reports that since June 1, police have been called to the scenes of "numerous residential burglaries."