Sunday, April 28, 2013
Dakota County Sheriff Dave Bellows updates you on the latest county happenings.
A Dakota County SWAT team helped Hastings police arrest an Apple Valley man that police believed was high on methamphetamine and in possession of a handgun. The officers arrived at an apartment in Hastings and took the suspect's girlfriend into custody, but police learned the man had escaped out a back window. Officers allegedly found a handgun, drugs and ammunition during a search of the apartment. A short while later, the suspect was found walking barefoot in the cold outside near the residence. Click on the PDF attached to this article for more information, or read Patch's article on the confrontation here.
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Keep track of the latest crime and public safety updates from Dakota County Sheriff Dave Bellows by reading his weekly sheriff's newsletter.
Dakota County emergency responders and the Miesville Fire Department battled a house fire in Miesville last Friday. The home sustained signifcant damage, but no one was home at the time of the fire, according to the Dakota County Sheriff's Office. On another note, the Dakota County Sheriff's Office honored several jail correctional employees for their exceptional performance at a ceremony last Saturday. Correctional Deputy Tim Parker was named "Correctional Deputy of the Year," and Correctional deputy Brett Biffle was named "Rookie of the Year". Click on the PDF attached to this post to read more from the weekly Dakota County Sheriff's newsletter.
Sunday, April 7, 2013
This event is sponsored by the National Weather Service (NWS) and is intended to raise awareness as the state enters into the severe weather season.
Editor's Note: The following is a news release from the Dakota County Sheriff's Office. Dakota County Sheriff Dave Bellows wants to remind citizens that the week of April 15th to April 19th is Severe Weather Awareness Week. This event is sponsored by the National Weather Service (NWS) and is intended to raise everyone’s awareness as we enter into the severe weather season. As part of Severe Weather Awareness Week, two tornado drills will be held on Thursday, April 18, 2013. Schools and businesses are encouraged to practice emergency plans during the statewide tornado drill at 1:45 p.m. on Thursday. A second drill at 6:55 p.m. will take place in most counties, including Dakota County, to allow families and second-shift workers to practice …
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Dakota County Sheriff Dave Bellows keeps you up-to-date on the latest county happenings.
So far this year, Dakota County staff have processed 1,537 new permit to carry applications, plus nearly 300 renewals and address changes, according to Dakota County Sheriff Dave Bellows. In 2012, which broke the previous annual record by 65 percent, the county processed 2,814 permit forms over the course of the year. County staff are currently working overtime and weekends just to keep up with the permit demand, Bellows said in the weekly Sheriff's newsletter. The rate of the permit applications in "unprecedented," the sheriff said. Click on the PDF attached to this article to read more about this and other public safety issues across the county.
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Dakota County Sheriff Dave Bellows updates you on the latest county happenings.
A waiting game between Dakota County Sheriff's Office Deputy Pat Enderlein and the driver of a suspicious vehicle ended with a meth bust, according to the most recent edition of the Dakota County Sheriff's Newsletter. Enderlein, parked near a gas station, noticed one of the customers at the station was stalling for time, and refusing to leave the station until the deputy departed. Enderlein called in assistance, then, to dupe the suspicious man, drove out of the area. Sure enough, the driver left soon after, and was stopped for having expired tabs on his car. Police searched the vehicle after witnessing the passenger hide something under the front seat. They turned up methamphetamine, Xanax, paraphernalia and burglary tools. Click on the …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Eagan residents can now anonymously dispose of waste pharmaceuticals and other unused medications free of charge at the police department.
Editor's Note: The following is a press release from the Eagan Police Department. In collaboration with the Dakota County Sheriff’s Office, the Eagan Police Department has implemented an unused prescription drug drop-off program. A secure box, located in the Eagan Police Department lobby, now allows citizens to anonymously dispose of waste pharmaceuticals and other unused medications free of charge. Traditionally unused medications within households have been disposed of by flushing them into sewer systems, causing pollution in wastewater and adverse effects to the environment. To address these concerns, the Eagan Police Department partnered with Dakota County, who already established a program to facilitate the collection and proper …
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Sheriff's officials described the scene as a case of "snow bumper cars."
The Monday storm that dropped several inches of snow and brought high winds to Dakota County had another unfortunate side-effect, according to the Dakota County Sheriff's Office. Because of poor conditions, nine vehicles collided in a case of "snow bumper cars" on Dodd Road south of County Road 70, sheriff's office officials said. All drivers were traveling at relatively low speeds, sheriff's deputies said. The crash resulted in minor injuries to several drivers. For more information, check out the Sheriff's Newsletter PDF attached to this article.
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Dakota County Sheriff's Office officials dove into Crystal Lake in Burnsville last Saturday as part of the South Metro Polar Plunge.
Follow Eagan Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter | Blog for us Dakota County Sheriff Dave Bellows and a handful of deputies and Sheriff's Office Explorers dove into the frigid waters of Crystal Lake last Saturday as part of the South Metro Polar Plunge. More than 1,000 participants raised $250,000 for the Special Olympics during the event. The Explorers along raised roughly $5,200 for the event, the Sheriff's Office dive team helped remove ice for the plunge and Sheriff's Deputy Jen Lenarz helped organize much of the event. Click on the PDF attached to this article for more information.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
A monthly rundown of the top suspects wanted by the Dakota County Sheriff's Office.
The Dakota County Sheriff's Office has issued warrants for all the individual featured in this gallery. Their names, the crime they committed and other information is included with each photo. If you encounter them, the DCSO asks that you please be cautious: All should be considered dangerous. If you know the whereabouts of any of the people featured in this gallery, you can contact your local police or the DCSO at (651) 438-4740. You can leave an anonymous tip. The Dakota County Sheriff's Office (DCSO) has issued warrants for all the individuals shown here. If you encounter them, the DCSO asks that you please take caution: All should be considered dangerous. If you know the whereabouts of any of the people featured in this gallery, you …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Residents will be able to safely and anonymously deposit unused over-the-counter or prescription medications and illicit substances at the Eagan Police Department.
Follow Eagan Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter | Blog for us Looking for a safe and anonymous way to dispose of unused prescription medications, other over-the-counter drugs or illicit substances? The Eagan Police Department will soon be collecting unused drugs and medications at a secure dropbox stationed inside the police department lobby. Local residents will be able to drop off pills and other substances—no questions asked—during the department's normal business hours from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays. The substances will be collected on a daily basis, weighed by officers and transported to an incinerator for disposal, according to city officials. The drug dropoff is a safer alternative than …