Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Drivers got their first taste of winter driving conditions this season, after a light dusting of snow across the metro area on Monday morning.
Follow Eagan Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter| Blog for us One day after two confirmed tornadoes touched down in Burnsville and Eagan, a light dusting of snow snarled rush hour traffic and caused numerous accidents across the Twin Cities area on Monday morning. The Minnesota State Patrol responded to as many as 50 across the metropolitan area on Monday morning, according to state patrol spokesperson Lt. Eric Roeske. No one was seriously injured in the accidents, Roeske said. Eagan was largely spared from weather-related traffic incidents on Monday, according to Eagan Police Department spokesperson Desiree Schroepfer. Police officers only responded to two crashes in the city on Monday morning—a rate …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The man remained atop the 35E bridge for more than 5 hours in a standoff with police before surrendering.
(UPDATE: 12 A.M.) The man who police said led them on a pursuit from Eagan to Mendota Heights and then threatened to jump from the Interstate 35E bridge over the Mississippi River surrendered to police shortly after 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. The St. Paul Pioneer Press reported that the man, who was apparently wanted by Eagan Police, was taken to Regions Hospital in St. Paul after what the Star Tribune reported as a 5-hour standoff. The man remained unidentified as of Tuesday evening. Rescue crews were stationed on and below the bridge just north of Lilydale on 35E, while negotiators talked to the man during the standoff. The incident closed one northbound I-35E traffic lane and slowed traffic on the 35E bridge throughout the afternoon and late …
Monday, September 17, 2012
Eagan officers arrested 22 intoxicated drivers during Minnesota's "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" enforcement campaign.
Follow Eagan Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter Last month, Eagan ranked 14th on Money Magazine's annual "Best Places to Live" list. Last week, the city found itself near the top of another, less desirable list. Eagan ranked seventh out of 315 reporting agencies in the number of DWI-related arrests during a statewide "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" enforcement campaign, according to information released by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. The Eagan Police Department arrested 22 intoxicated drivers during the initiative, which began on Aug. 17 and ended on Sept. 3. Only St. Paul, Minneapolis, Bloomington, Maplewood, Rochester and St. Cloud outranked Eagan in the number of arrests, according…
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Eagan police believe mental health issues played a role in the stand-off, which ended at 6:27 p.m.
Follow Eagan Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter Eagan police evacuated and surrounded a home on the 1700 block of Deerwood Drive on Wednesday evening, after police say a man issued threats against a family member then barricaded himself in the house. Police say the incident started with a 911 hang-up just before 4 p.m. on Wednesday, according to a press release issued by the Eagan Police Department. Officers responded to the scene, and learned that the male, who had threatened a family member with a gun, was still in the home. The family member was able to disarm the man before police arrived, but officers were unsure whether the man had other weapons at his disposal, according to Eagan police …
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Police arrested Dmitri Quillan Van Valkenburg, after the man allegedly fled from officers in a vehicle and on foot.
Despite the fearful pleas of his passenger to stop, police say an intoxicated 38-year-old Bloomington man led officers on a car chase that spanned four cities and reached speeds of 100 MPH. Dmitri Quillan Van Valkenburg, of Bloomington, faces one felony count of first-degree driving while impaired, one felony count of fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle and one misdemeanor count of fleeing on foot, among other criminal charges. If convicted of the first-degree DWI, Van Valkenburg could face a maximum of seven years in prison and $14,000 in fines. A Minnesota State Patrol officer attempted to stop Van Valkenburg around 1:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 18 after witnessing Van Valkenburg's vehicle swerving from side-to-side while traveling …
Friday, March 23, 2012
A tailpipe came loose from a vehicle traveling on I-35E in Eagan yesterday and struck the windshield of another vehicle, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
A car's tailpipe turned into an impromptu missile on Interstate 35E in Eagan on Thursday, when it came loose and pierced the windshield of another vehicle, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. No one was seriously injured in the accident, which occurred around 4 p.m. in Eagan just south of Yankee Doodle Road.
Friday, January 20, 2012
As of 10:30 a.m., Eagan police had responded to 11 crash reports in the city.
There has been no shortage of car accidents on the roads and highways in Eagan on Friday morning, thanks to an early accumulation of snow and slippery conditions. As of 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Eagan police had responded to 11 accident reports, according to police spokeswoman Danielle Anselment. Most of the accidents were minor, although at least one injury was reported at a crash in the northbound lanes of Interstate 35E near the Diffley Road exit. That crashed occurred just after 8 a.m. this morning. In another accident at the intersection of Corporate Center Drive and Pilot Knob Road, a garbage truck collided with an SUV. No injuries were reported. The Minnesota Department of Transportation also reported several crashes on highways in …
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Sean William Flynn is charged with hitting his ex-girlfriend in the head, damaging her car and resisting arrest.
A St. Paul man has been charged with five crimes in connection with an incident last week in which Eagan police had to establish a perimeter near a gas station, call in a Minnesota State Patrol helicopter and use a K-9 officer to locate him. Sean William Flynn, 23, is charged with third-degree criminal damage to property, which carries a maximum sentence of a year in jail and a $3,000 fine; two counts of fifth-degree domestic assault, one ocunt of obstructing the legal process and one count of disorderly conduct, each of which has a maximum penalty of 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine. Flynn was arrested early on the morning of Oct. 28 and remained in the Dakota County Jail Tuesday on a $3,000 bond. An omnibus hearing in his case is …
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Jason Marson Michels is in custody after two Eagan elementary schools reported the man for suspicious activity and led police on high-speed chase.
Updated 11/02/11 5:00 p.m. A suspicious man “acting very hyper and very strange” who said he was looking for his daughter at two Eagan elementary schools led police on a high-speed chase with speeds up to 110MPH on Wednesday. Jason Marson Michels, 34, of Belgrade, is currently in custody on pending charges related to the chase. According to a statement by the Eagan Police Department, officers received a report at 12:44 p.m. Wednesday of a suspicious man at Northview Elementary School. The man, dressed in a camouflage coat and driving a blue Pontiac Bonneville, told staff there he was looking for his daughter but said he believed he was currently at a school located at Highway 7 and Interstate 35W. After the staff told the man his daughter …
Monday, October 3, 2011
A two-vehicle accident is being investigated by the Minnesota State Patrol.
A head-on crash involving two vehicles critically injured a man and shut down portions of Yankee Doodle Road and Highway 13 on Monday morning. The State Patrol handled the case. According to a report from the agency, James Flynn, 61, of Chaska, ran a red light in his Ford van and struck a semi. Flynn is in critical condition at Regions Hospital, according to a State Patrol report. The semi driver, Brian Smith of Coon Rapids, had no apparent injures, the report states. Eagan police assisted at the scene.