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.)
Sunday, December 30, 2012
The Golden Valley resident was arrested on fourth-degree DUI charges.
On Dec. 20 at around 9:40 a.m., Golden Valley police arrested a resident for speeding and DUI charges. According to a Golden Valley police incident report, the 58-year-old woman was driving on Rhode Island Avenue North when she veered off the road and crashed into the trees. The woman agreed to blood test and a driver evaluation at the scene, and was arrested. According to the Golden Valley arrest report, between Dec. 17 and Dec. 23, two other people were arrested for drunk driving. Minnesota State Patrol Sgt. Jacalyn Sticha wrote in a Golden Valley patch blog that over 570,191 Minnesotans [10.7 %] have one or more DWIs on record. Of licensed drivers in the state, Sticha said 1 in 7 have one or more incidents on record, 1 in 17 have two or…
Friday, December 28, 2012
Golden Valley police arrested 14 people between Dec. 17 and Dec. 23, according to the Golden Valley police arrest report.
A look at arrests made by Golden Valley police between Dec. 17 and Dec. 23, including the arrest of a man for domestic assault and violation of a no-contact order. Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter Dec. 17 Dec. 18 Dec. 19 Dec. 20 Dec. 21 Dec. 22
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):
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 …