The police department can be an intimidating place to visit, even for a law-abiding resident with a legitimate errand.
That’s why the West St. Paul Police Department has worked out a way for you to familiarize yourself and ask your questions before you even leave your home. The department plans to offer a new Q-and-A service online this month that will provide how-to’s and instructional videos to help you figure out what you need from the department and how to get it. Need a copy of the report from your car accident to send to your insurance? Does your new job require you to get fingerprinted? Having trouble reading the online crime map for your neighborhood?
South St. Paul Police Chief William Messerich reports one man is in custody and the other is being tracked in a robbery/shooting near Roosevelt Park Aug. 16.
Police were called to the 500 block of Fifth Avenue South at 9 a.m. that morning on a report of a shooting and found a male who said three other men had shot at him and run off. He was uninjured.
Inver Grove Heights police are in the unaccustomed role of telling residents a pair of peddlers seems to be OK.
Homeowners are warned by officials from local police up to the Attorney General’s office against door-to-door peddlers who may simply be running scams.
Feeling safer already
South St. Paul Officer Mike Running and his K-9 partner Sammy stopped to visit with fans at a Night to Unite block party on 17th Avenue in South St. Paul. For more Night to Unite photos, check out page 2.
South St. Paul neighbors gathered for a Night to Unite gathering on 17th Avenue North near the intersection of Congress Street on Aug. 6 and had visit from South St. Paul Police Officer, Mike Running and his K9 Officer, Sammy.
Helen Pone, 8, enjoyed the cool bubble making gadget on Aug. 6 during the Night to Unite event at Saint James Lutheran Church in West St. Paul.
Dakota County prosecutors say they may have uncovered a direct supply line of illegal drugs from Mexico to Minnesota with the arrests of two Inver Grove Heights men.
Mike Sanchez, 27, and Josue Ivan Ledezma-Lopez, 22, have been charged with two felony counts each for sale and possession a controlled substance.
The pair were arrested July 23 as part of Dakota County Drug Task Force raid in which investigators seized nearly six pounds of cocaine, three pounds of methamphetamine and $23,000 in cash from Sanchez’ Inver Grove Heights home. If convicted, Sanchez and Ledezma-Lopez could face sentences of up to 40 years in prison as well as penalties up to $1 million.