Saturday, May 18, 2013
How do you help keep kids safe? What do you do to keep your own children safe?
Buckle up, wear a helmet, learn to swim. These are important ways to keep kids safe. Today, Saturday, May 18, is National Safe Kids Day. Here are a few important child safety reminders: • Scan your home for places where kids can get into medicine. Pills in purses, vitamins on counters, and medicine in daily reminder boxes are all places that curious kids get into. Every 8 minutes, a child goes to the ER for medicine poisoning. Secure the medicine you need and dispose of medicine that is unwanted or expired. Properly dispose of medicine at Hennepin County Sheriff's Office locations. For more information, visit http://www.hennepin.us/medicine. • Check around your house for coin-sized button batteries. They come in musical greeting cards…
Thursday, May 16, 2013
The latest Plymouth Police blotter shows two prostitution arrests, cars keyed on school property and around 20 or more trees cut down on private property.
From May 2-8 the Plymouth Police Department reported 46 incidents, which included the following: • One forgery • One fraud • One instance of prostitution reported May 8 on the 2600 block of Annapolis Lane North in which a 30-year-old Minneapolis man and a 25-year-old woman were arrested. • Six criminal damages to property including two cars keyed in a school parking lot, 20 to 25 trees cut down valued at $4,000 on private property, paintball and graffiti damage to buildings and a smashed windshield. Join Plymouth MN Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
With fires happening up north, the Department encourages residents to remember to keep things safe.
According to a city of Plymouth press release: The Plymouth Fire Department encourages residents to be aware of the recreational fire rules, which are in place to keep residents safe. All recreational fires must be contained within a non-combustible fire pit no larger than 3-by-3; fires may not be taller than 3 feet. Residents do not need to contact the Fire Department or obtain a permit for a recreational fire. However, those who wish to have a fire that does not meet the above rules or is larger than 3-by-3 feet must obtain an open burning permit. Required year-round, applicants should allow at least two business days for the permit to be processed. Once issued, it will be valid for one week. Cost is $100. Download a permit. Recreational…
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The latest Plymouth Police blotter shows two 17-year-olds caught drinking and driving, hit and runs and a gas station fails a tobacco compliance check.
From May 2-8 the Plymouth Police Department reported 46 incidents, which included the following: • One DWI included two 17-year-old females, one driving and the other a passenger, cited for a DWI and underage drinking May 4 on the 800 block of 9th Avenue North. • Four hit and runs • One instance of controlled substance found • One failed tobacco compliance check reported on May 3 at a gas station on the 9600 block of 36th Avenue North. The suspect, a 20-year-old St. Paul man, was booked and released for selling tobacco to a minor. Join Plymouth MN Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Two nearby cities ranked even higher in WCCO-TV's review of 2011 enforcement records.
Plymouth police wrote the 11th-highest number of speeding tickets per capita among cities in the Twin Cities metro area, according to a report on WCCO-TV. That year, Plymouth police wrote 5,075 tickets for excessive speed. The top three locations in the city of 71,561 residents: Rankings for nearby police departments: Wayzata (3), Medina (5), Golden Valley (18), Crystal (35), and Maple Grove (63). According to the WCCO-TV report, speeding tickets aren't a money-maker for local police departments, even in No. 1-ranked Edina: Go over the posted speed and it’s up to each department to decide what to do. There are no state standards and police departments don’t set quotas. That’s illegal in Minnesota. When departments do issue tickets, those …
The most recent Plymouth Police report shows harassment at work, harassment from a former landlord and 13-year-old girls fighting at school.
From May 2-8 the Plymouth Police Department reported 46 incidents, which included the following: • One disorderly conduct or DOC included two 13-year-old females engaging in a physical fight May 3 at a school on the 10000 block of 36th Avenue North. • Two domestic assaults • One order violation • Two instances of harassment one included an employee who received an anonymous threatening letter at work, which was reported to police May 2 from the 2100 block of Fernbrook Lane North. The other instance was reported May 3 in which the victims said his wife and he were being harassed by their former landlord. Join Plymouth MN Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Monday, May 13, 2013
This week's compilation includes a house fire investigation, the 'man in black,' attempted kidnapping, man caught burglarizing church and gas skimmer.
Editor’s Note: Every week we bring you a sampling of stories from Patch sites in the west metro: Eden Prairie, Edina, Fridley, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Lake Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Richfield, Shakopee, Southwest Minneapolis, St. Louis Park and St. Michael. Tim Huber Guilty of Second-Degree Murder, Not Guilty of First-Degree Murder The jury found Huber guilty on two counts of second-degree murder in the 2011 killing of Timothy Larson of Albertville, but not guilty of premeditated murder, the West Central Tribune reported. Mandy Matula’s Blood Found on Jacket in David Roe’s Vehicle Ballistics testing has confirmed that markings on the unfired bullet discovered last weekend indicate it was at some point in the chamber of…
The latest Plymouth Police blotter shows numerous thefts including electronics, groceries, leggings, a vacuum cleaner and more.
From May 2-8 the Plymouth Police Department reported 46 incidents, which included the following: • One residential burglary reported May 6 on the 15500 block of 26th Avenue North, nothing reported stolen, just evidence that someone had entered the apartment and items were moved around as if someone could be coming back to get them. • Nineteen thefts, items stolen included: two flat screen televisions, iPhones, medication, leggings, cash, headphones, “hotspot” device, gasoline, cell phones, Xbox, laptop, television with remote and cable box and several incidents of items stolen from area stores including hundreds of dollars worth of groceries. • Four thefts from vehicles, items stolen included: vacuum cleaner, dishes, tools, equipment, …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
This week's selections include a new Buddhist monastery, 100-meter dash record, Southdale Center on TV, hospital milestone and a record-breaking betting day.
Editor’s Note: Every week we bring you a sampling of stories from Patch sites in the west metro: Eden Prairie, Edina, Fridley, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Lake Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Richfield, Shakopee, Southwest Minneapolis, St. Louis Park and St. Michael. Police Release Maps in Search for Mandy Matula Eden Prairie police have released maps of the areas where Mandy Matula, the missing Eden Prairie woman, might be located. The areas are in Benton, Carver, Sherburne, Stearns and Wright counties. 3 Years, 3 Months Behind Bars for Ex-City Staffer on Child Porn Conviction Scott Andrew Bradley of Oakdale, who once worked as communications coordinator for the City of Richfield, got the maximum sentence. MN Same-Sex Marriage…
Friday, May 10, 2013
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety will be tweeting every arrest from Friday’s patrols. Catch all the tweets here.
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety has a new tool when it comes to deterring drunken driving: Twitter. On Friday night, there will be 150 squads patrolling major corridors in the Twin Cities’ largest-ever, one-night, coordinated DWI enforcement effort. But this effort isn’t notable just because of its size; it will also offer Minnesotans the chance to follow along via Twitter. The Department of Public Safety (@MnDPS_OTS) will tweet the age and gender of those arrested for DWI using the hashtag #May10DWI. Too busy to follow along in real time? Check out the agency’s tweets and other related mentions in the live blog above. (People viewing this article on a mobile browser may not be able to view the live blog.)