Sunday, November 4, 2012
A listing of recent police incidents in Golden Valley, including theft from Lakeridge Wine and Spirits.
On Oct. 27, Golden Valley police responded to reports of theft from Lakeridge Wine and Spirits. According to the incident report, a male in his teens "stole bottles of vodka from the store and ran out." Police have not found the man, but he's described as a black man with a thin build. The suspect was wearing a Nike jacket, tight dark jeans and tennis shoes. Other incidents that police responded to include a burglary at the 2000 block of Tamarin Trail on Oct. 22. According to incident reports, police conducted 14 traffic stops for various reasons including speeding, driving after revocation and driving after suspension. Police also arrested two people for DWIs.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Court documents show that the 58-year-old man has been charged with fifth-degree assault, theft and other offenses a total of 36 times.
Between Oct. 23 and Oct. 27, Golden Valley resident Loren Zemple was arrested for trespassing on four separate occasions. Since 1995, Zemple, 58, has been offending repeatedly, according to Minnesota court documents. He's been arrested and charged with fifth-degree assault, violation of a protection order, disorderly conduct, issuing worthless checks and theft. Court documents show that Zemple has been charged with various crimes 36 different times. Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter Other arrests made between Oct. 22 and Oct. 27 include: Oct. 22 Oct. 23 Oct. 25 Oct. 26 Oct. 27
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Golden Valley police arrested a 19-year-old resident after he crashed his car near Pennsylvania Woods Nature Area.
At 2:50 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, Golden Valley police and the Golden Valley Fire Department responded to an incident that occurred near Pennsylvania Woods Nature Area. According to Golden Valley Crime Analyst Joanne Paul, a 19-year-old man was drunk and crashed his car on Pennsylvania Avenue North. The car crash resulted in a vehicle fire that spread to nearby grass and shrubs. Police responded to the incident and arrested the man, who is a Golden Valley resident, on third-degree DWI charges. Golden Valley Fire Chief Mark Kuhnly said that by the time firefighters arrived on the scene, the car was fully engulfed in flames. No one was injured during the arrest. "There was damage to a small area of the park that was burned from the fire," …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Between Oct. 8 and 13, Golden Valley Police arrested three people on DWI charges.
A listing of arrests made by the Golden Valley Police Department according to the most recent arrest report. Oct. 8 Oct. 10 Oct. 11 Oct. 12 Oct. 13
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
In a 4-3 ruling, the Minnesota Supreme Court upheld that the Intoxilyzer 5000EN is reliable even though the heavily-debated source code contains errors. What do you think? Is the breath-testing machine reliable?
The Minnesota Supreme Court today upheld that the Intoxilyzer breath-testing machine is reliable, ending a six-year battle in state and federal courts. In a 4-3 ruling, the Supreme Court agreed with District Court Judge Jerome Abrams that the Intoxilyzer 5000EN—a device once used in DWI cases across the state of Minnesota—is reliable even though the heavily-debated source code contains errors. Dissenting from today’s ruling were Supreme Court Justices Alan Page, Paul H. Anderson and Helen Meyer. Wednesday’s ruling means that more than 4,000 DWI and implied-consent cases that have been held up during the appeals process will now proceed. But the thing is, the breath-testing device that has long been in question will be phased out by the end…
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Golden Valley Police say the man has alcohol-related offenses dating back to 1986.
Editor's Note: This week's police blotter comes from reports filed with the Golden Valley Police Department Nov. 14 to Nov. 27. For additional details, see attached PDFs. A Brooklyn Park man was arrested and cited for six traffic violations, including a first-degree DUI and driving with a canceled license, on Highway 169 around 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20. Golden Valley Police say the man has three prior alcohol-related driving convictions with a total of nine alcohol-related driving incidents going back to 1986. Because the man is being held on probable cause, Patch is not reporting his name or details of the criminal complaint. If or when he is charged, we'll post additional information. Other notes from the police blotter (Nov. 14 - Nov. 27):
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Excerpts from the Golden Valley Police Department's crime report.
Editor's note: These are crimes reported or logged by Golden Valley Police Officers. All information listed is public. Most of it can be found on the City of Golden Valley Website . July 18 1:30 p.m.: Driving after license revocation near the intersection of Bass Lake Road and Rhode Island Avenue North. 3:12 p.m.: Driving after license revoked near the intersection of Golden Valley Road and Bonnie Lane. 7:50 a.m.: Theft from a vehicle in the 5800 Duluth Street. The items taken—a cell phone, wallet and CD case with CDS—were valued at $500 to $1,000. The case still is open. 8:46 p.m.: Domestic disturbance in the 3200 block of 26th Avenue North. 9:20 p.m.: Report of stolen property. The location is not available because the case involves a …
Friday, June 24, 2011
With focus on DWI enforcement, arrests related to alcohol are on the rise.
Alcohol related arrests kept Golden Valley police busy last week, with 40 percent of all arrests being for underage consumption (ages 18-20) and driving while intoxicated. While arrests remained mostly related to traffic, there was a higher number of DWIs than there have been in the past month. DWI enforcement is up over the entire metro as the July 4 weekend approaches, so Golden Valley police are looking to stop more drunk drivers. People with one taillight out, a suspended license or badly cracked windshields also came under police scrutiny. Arrests this week illustrate that the highway system in Golden Valley has a large impact on its arrests and incidents, with only one arrest of the 15 coming from from Golden Valley residents. The …
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Most people arrested in Golden Valley don't actually live here. It's a trend we've seen all month long, and one police have seen for years.
Karen Andrews, a wife and mother of three, has lived in Golden Valley for the last ten years and says one the reasons her family has never considered moving is because despite how close Golden Valley is to downtown Minneapolis, she doesn't worry about violent crime. In addressing various neighborhood watch groups in the past few months, police have said they're pleased with the recent downward trend of violent crime in Golden Valley, but they do acknowledge a problem with the number of people they arrest who don't actually live here. "It makes me nervous that so many people come here to commit crimes," says Andrews. "But at least the police are picking up on it, and that makes me feel very safe about living here." Patch took a look at …
Friday, April 1, 2011
It's something Golden Valley police know well, and something they intend to change... at least in our community.
It was a normal, cold Tuesday morning for Golden Valley police in mid-February when several calls came in complaining of a suspicious driver. Before noon, police had pulled over and arrested a man for driving while intoxicated. But, this was no rookie; it turned out to be his eighth DWI on record. “It’s kind of the thing where we can’t really plan for it because you never know where you’re going to come across an individual who is drunk driving,” says Joanne Paul, crime analyst with the Golden Valley Police Department. While police hadn’t planned on making a DWI arrest before noon that day, Paul says unfortunately, it’s become all too common. So common in fact, the latest statistics from 2009 show one out of every seven current Minnesota …