Friday, May 17, 2013
Investigators are looking for a suspect or suspects who forced open the front door of a home and stole electronics and jewelry from the residence, located on the 600 block of Oxford Road.
Eagan police have issued an warning to local residents following a May 9 burglary at a home on the 600 block of Oxford Road. Investigators are looking for a suspect or suspects who forced open the front door of a home and stole electronics and jewelry from the residence sometime between 7:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on May 9. Officers have no suspects at this time, but have asked for the public's help to identify and locate people connected to the incident. Have a tip? Call Eagan Police Department Officer Proshek at 651-675-5888. Police also took the opportunity to issue burglary prevention tips to help Eagan residents protect their property. Here are some basic safety tips to remember when thinking about your own home, courtesy of the police …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Police say Stephen Daniel Gifford, 48, broke into four Eagan businesses in the Rahncliff Road area on April 30.
A Minneapolis man arrested for breaking into four Eagan businesses told investigators he drank seven beers earlier that night and had no memory of committing the burglaries, according to police. Stephen Daniel Gifford, 48, faces three felony counts of third-degree burglary and one felony count of first-degree criminal damage to property following the incident, which took place on April 30. If convicted on a single burglary charge, Gifford could face five years in prison and $10,000 in fines. Eagan police were dispatched to a burglary alarm at 11 p.m. at a restaurant located on Rahncliff Road, according to a criminal complaint issued by the Dakota County Attorney's Office. Police arrived at the restaurant, and found a smashed glass door. …
In a separate incident, a local man asked to meet with police after his ex-girlfriend put out "reward" money on him.
Police say an enraged man took a golf club to another driver's car, breaking windows and causing other damage, after the victim cut him off while driving. The road rage incident took place at 2:20 p.m. on May 4 at the 1200 block of Town Centre Dr., according to an Eagan police report. Police say the assailant followed the offending driver to a fast food restaurant in Eagan, where he beat on the victim's car with a golf club before leaving. But the incident didn't stop there. After the attack, the victim followed the assailant to a nearby grocery store. There, he took down the license plate number of the assailant's vehicle and called police. Police cited both parties for disorderly conduct and charged one man with criminal damage to …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The city issues about one speeding ticket per year for every 100 residents.
Eagan police wrote about one speeding ticket for every 100 residents in 2011, one of the lowest rates of any metro city, according to a report on WCCO-TV. That year, Eagan police wrote 660 tickets for excessive speed. With a population of 64,765, Eagan ranked 66th in number of speeding tickets per capita out of the 85 municipalities included in the WCCO report. Nearby police departments ranked higher: Eden Prairie (15) Apple Valley (22), Chaska (23), Mendota Heights (24), Rosemount (26), Savage (41), Lakeville (48), Shakopee (49), Burnsville (50), Prior Lake (56) Inver Grove Heights (62), Farmington (66). According to the WCCO-TV report, speeding tickets aren't a money-maker for local police departments, even in No. 1-ranked Edina: Go …
Monday, May 13, 2013
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Editor's note: All information listed herein is public and comes from the Eagan Police Department. Locations represented are approximations. Please note, some locations are associated with multiple crimes. The above map presents the locations of a selection of crimes or public safety incidents that took place in Eagan over the last month. Red icons indicate a fire-related call, while blue icons indicate police-related calls. For details about a specific crime, click on the designated pinpoint, or check out our weekly police blotters:
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Police say the man had a .356 blood-alcohol level, while the woman blew a .42. Both were transported to a local hospital.
Police responding to a medical call in Eagan found a feces-covered, heavily-intoxicated couple living in a "trash house," according to the most recent Eagan police reports. Police and medical personnel were dispatched to a home at 11:06 p.m. on April 28 after a 51-year-old man told authorities that he was suffering from an apparent overdose, and that his girlfriend was spitting up blood. Emergency responders found the couple living in squalor in a home on the 1700 block of Deerwood Drive. The home was covered with feces and urine, and alcohol containers were scattered throughout the residence, according to police. Both the man and woman had feces and urine on themselves, according to police. The man blew a .356 on a breathalyzer, and the …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
In a separate incident, police say a caretaker allegedly stole furniture and appliances from a home she was supposed to watch.
Police responded to a suspicious person call at a storage facility interrupted a romantic rendezvous, according to a recent police report. Officers responded to a storage facility on the 4100 block of Robert Trl. S. at 10:47 p.m. on April 20. The caller told police a suspicious vehicle had pulled into the facility's parking lot. Police found a male and female making out in the back of the vehicle. The female driver admitted to drinking at a nearby bar before driving to the parking lot. She was arrested for a fourth-degree DWI. Scroll down for other recent police reports: April 16 9:34 a.m.—Police responded to a theft call at a business on the 3500 block of Hwy. 13. The caller told police that six tires worth a total of $2,500 were stolen …
Monday, April 29, 2013
The department installed an anonymous drug dropoff box in the police department lobby last month.
Cough medicine, prescription pills, even pet medications. That's just a small sample of the items collected by the Eagan Police Department as part of the department's new drug dropoff program, which debuted on March 21. In the program's first month of operations, police spokesperson Desiree Schroepfer and Deputy Chief Jeff Johnson said the department has collected 84 pounds of discarded medications from local residents. 'I’m quite frankly surprised by how much were’ collecting," Johnson said. "It’s a little bit of eeverything as far as medications go. A lot of what I’m seeing is prescriptions and some over-the-counter stuff, even cough medicine, Tylenol and Advil that might be expired, even pet medications." As part of the program, …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Each week, Eagan Patch publishes a selection of the most recent police reports.
A 30-year-old man told police he met a woman at a local bar, then brought her back to his hotel room—only to be robbed in an apparent setup. Police responded to a robbery call at 3:02 p.m. on April 15 at a hotel on the 1900 block of Rahncliff Ct. The caller told police his or her stepson had been threatened and robbed in a setup that began at a nearby bar. The victim told police he met a woman at the bar the previous evening and took her back to a hotel room. That evening, an unknown man knocked on the door, then proceeded to rob the victim, according to the report. The woman then left with the intruder, the victim told police. Additional Eagan Police Department reports listed below: April 8 9:05 a.m.—Police responded to a domestic call at…
Monday, April 22, 2013
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Follow Eagan Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter Editor's note: All information listed herein is public and comes from the Eagan Police Department. Locations represented are approximations. Please note, some locations are associated with multiple crimes. The above map presents the locations of a selection of crimes or public safety incidents that took place in Eagan over the last month. Red icons indicate a fire-related call, while blue icons indicate police-related calls. For details about a specific crime, click on the designated pinpoint, or check out our weekly police blotters: