Monday, February 11, 2013
The accident occurred on Feb. 10 on Interstate 694. The officer is from Golden Valley.
A little after 1 p.m., Minnesota State Patrol Officer Jeffrey Smith was involved in an accident on Interstate 694 in Anoka County. According to the Minnesota State Patrol accident report, Smith, of Golden Valley, was sitting in the left lane on eastbound Interstate 694 when a driver in the center lane lost control of his car. The car, a Ford pickup truck, spun out and “landed on the hood” of Smith’s car, according to the report. Road conditions were icy at the time of the accident and no injuries reported. The accident was one of hundreds on Sunday as winter storm Orko dumped snow and sleet on the Twin Cities. Minnesota State Patrol Lt. Eric Roeske reported that between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, state patrol officers handled 239 …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Slippery driving conditions caused more than 300 car crashes on Sunday, according to Minnesota State Patrol.
Updated Monday, 12:30 p.m. Minnesota State Patrol Lt. Eric Roeske said that between 5 and 10 a.m. on Monday, 27 crashes were reported in the Twin Cities metro area. Of those crashes, 5 resulted in injuries. *** Snow, ice and fog forced drivers to slow down on Sunday and Monday. And even then, the Minnesota State Patrol reported that more than 300 drivers crashed on Jan. 27 between noon and 8:30 p.m. On Twitter, Lt. Eric Roeske said that out of 367 crashes, only 48 involved injuries. At about 6:30 a.m. on Monday, Minnesota Department of Transportation traffic cameras showed a spinout blocking the road on Interstate 394 and Winketka Avenue. At about 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 27, the City of Golden Valley declared a snow emergency, noting …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Brooklyn Center police say two suspects led officers down Highway 169 before they were arrested near Minnetonka Boulevard.
A police chase Thursday morning began in Brooklyn Center and continued through New Hope and Golden Valley, before ending in Minnetonka. At about 2:40 a.m. Jan. 3, a Brooklyn Center police officer spotted two people driving a stolen car in a parking lot near Shingle Creek Parkway and Freeway Boulevard. When the officer tried to stop the car, the driver accelerated and took police on a 14-mile chase. According to Brooklyn Center Police Department Investigative Commander Tim Gannon, an adult male and adult female drove westbound on Interstate 694 and continued southbound on Highway 169 through New Hope and Golden Valley. Gannon said New Hope police and Minnesota State Patrol assisted in the pursuit. On Highway 169, scanner information …
Monday, October 15, 2012
If you see a lot of police activity this week, don't be alarmed.
The West Metro SWAT Team, in conjunction with the Minnesota State Patrol, will conduct a training exercise Wednesday, Oct. 17, from 6:30 to 10 p.m., in the area of Golden Valley Fire Station #3 (3900 Golden Valley Road) and also areas in Theodore Wirth Park. During this time, you may see an increased police presence, including SWAT vehicles and the State Patrol helicopter. Information provided by the City of Golden Valley.
Friday, May 20, 2011
Police say it's a good example of why more people need to call 911.
Last week, my husband and I were heading west on Minnesota Highway 62, about to head north on Highway 100 when a tan Chevy Suburban crossed two lanes of traffic without using a turn signal to get in front of us and make the exit. We followed the truck and watched as it swerved onto the shoulder and back and forth between lanes. I grabbed my phone and called 911. I told the dispatcher this wasn't an emergency but that it might become one. She had me stay on the phone until a State Patrol trooper could meet up with us and stop the Suburban. The trooper moved in front of us and turned on his lights. We found our exit, shook our heads and were soon talking about something else. About a half-hour later, the trooper called to thank me. He …