Thursday, January 10, 2013
Minneapolis, Golden Valley, Hopkins police collaborate with other area agencies.
Warning motorists to "Get sober or get pulled over," area police mounted a campaign against drunk drivers during December. Their efforts, according to the Minneapolis Police Department, netted 104 arrests. Thousands of Twin Cities residents drive to and from area bars every weekend. “DWI patrols are effective to reducing drunk driving activity, but it is clear that the issue remains a real problem that puts our roads in danger,” Minneapolis police Sgt. Rich Lee said in a written statement. Police promised "enhanced" DWI patrols through the end of 2013. According to police, drunk driving crashes accounted for 37 deaths and 106 serious injuries in Hennepin County from 2009 through 2011. 19,887 drivers were arrested for drunk driving in the …
Monday, December 17, 2012
‘Obviously, we hope that such a tragedy will never occur again. However, the police department and the school district will continue to partner up and be ready.’
Monday, December 17, 2012
Editor’s Note: Police Sgt. Michael Glassberg submitted the following guest column in the wake of last week’s tragedy. As we give pause to remember the victims in the recent school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, the Hopkins Police Department feels that it is important to let the community know about the partnership that exists between our agency and the local schools. For the past several years, the Hopkins Police Department and the Hopkins School District have planned, practiced and reviewed emergency plans, including school shootings and other types of threats. These plans are reviewed at least annually and Hopkins police officers continually go through training on how to respond to these events. This training includes, but is not …
Friday, November 16, 2012
Edward David Stahlmann faces forgery-related charges in a handful of jurisdictions.
A man who was wanted for allegedly giving a fake check to a Hopkins landlord is in jail after Oakdale police arrested him on suspicion of another check forgery scheme. Officers in the east metro community arrested 30-year-old Edward David Stahlmann at about 1 p.m. Tuesday, said Oakdale Community Affairs Officer Michelle Stark. He was transferred to the Hennepin County jail Wednesday night, where he is being held on $40,000 bond. The Oakdale officers arrested Stahlmann in connection with an incident in Maplewood, Stark said. Investigators have forwarded a case to the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office for possible prosecution of offering a forged check. A case has also been forwarded to the Washington County Attorney’s Office for consideration…
Monday, September 10, 2012
The recognition is for the 2012 International Association of Chiefs of Police/Cisco Systems Community Policing Award.
The Hopkins Police Department has been named the runner up for the 2012 International Association of Chiefs of Police/Cisco Systems Community Policing Award, the organization announced. The award recognizes law enforcement agencies worldwide for outstanding community policing, a philosophy that’s about working with local partners to proactively address the conditions that lead to crime. “Community policing is central to the success of the police mission as we provide cost effective services to our diverse communities,” the IACP news release quoted Walter A. McNeil, chief of the Quincy, FL, Police Department and president of the IACP. “I applaud those recognized with this prestigious award and know that what they have created in their …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Alex Cady was welcomed as the newest member of the city's police force on Monday.
Hopkins police welcomed their newest recruit to the department at Monday night’s City Council meeting, gathering at City Hall to watch as Alex Cady became the newest sworn officer in the Hopkins Police Department. Police Chief Mike Reynolds briefly introduced Cady to residents and Council members before City Manager Mike Mornson issued Cady’s oath of office. Cady fills a vacancy in the Hopkins Police Department, bringing the police force up to full capacity. Cady grew up in Minnetonka, graduating from Minnetonka High School in 2005 before attending Winona State University. He graduated in 2009 with a degree in law enforcement. Most recently Cady worked as a part-time police officer in Goodview, Minn., and also has experience working with …
An estimated 52 neighborhood parties took place Tuesday evening.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Drew Miller
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Hopkin residents gathered across the city Tuesday evening to celebrate 2012 National Night Out. Now in its 29th year, the event is intended to heighten drug and crime prevention awareness while celebrating police-community partnerships. Sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch, 52 block or neighborhood parties were held in Hopkins from 5:30-9 p.m. this year. Members of Hopkins’ Police and Fire departments did their best to visit each and every party around the city. “We’re going to as many parties as we can make it to,” said Hopkins Police Chief Mike Reynolds.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
No arrest has been made, but police believe a 20-year-old Hopkins man is responsible for the recent surge of burglaries and thefts from vehicles.
Police with multiple agencies are on the hunt for a Hopkins man they believe is responsible for a massive number of burglaries and thefts from vehicles in both Edina and Hopkins. Edina Police Det. Dave Carlson said a 20-year-old Hopkins man is likely responsible for at least 25 incidents in Edina since early June, in addition to a number of similar crimes in Hopkins. Carlson said the suspect is black, approximately 5'7" and 158 lbs., with cornrows in the back of his hair. He typically rides around on a 10-speed bicycle with the handlebars turned the wrong way. Police believe the suspect rides his bike south on Blake Road from Hopkins, then takes the path behind The Blake School to slip into the neighborhoods silently. "The good news is I …
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Officer Michael Miller and Cadet Luis Fernando Beltran were sworn in Tuesday.
Two more people joined the Hopkins Police Department on Tuesday. Michael Miller was sworn in as a new officer at the City Council meeting, and Luis Fernando Beltran took the oath of office to become a police cadet. Stay up to date on all your local news. Sign up for the Hopkins Patch newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Editor James Warden's Pinterest boards.
Monday, March 26, 2012
The free event takes place April 16.
- POLICE & FIRE
Monday, March 26, 2012
(The following news release comes from the Hopkins Police Department. The seminar will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. April 16 at the Hopkins High School Little Theater. The event is free but registration is required. Click here to register.) The Hopkins Police Department and Phoenix Process Consultants invite you to a seminar focused entirely on helping parents develop a safe online culture for their families. Phoenix Process Consultants, a counseling and therapy agency located near Ridgedale, will present on current family problems related to technology and compulsive video gaming, and suggest strategies for families to manage them. Presentations by the Hopkins Police Department as part of the ICAC (Internet Crimes Against …
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Hanlin is retiring with more than 30 years working for the Hopkins Police Department.
Police Capt. Tony Hanlin has more than 30 years working for the Hopkins Police Department. He started with the department as a reserve officer in 1977. Hanlin then became a police officer in 1981, a sergeant in 1987 and a captain in 2007. Over that stretch, he’s supervised everything from the SWAT Team to investigations. But that career will draw to a close when Hanlin retires at the end of the year. Police Chief Mike Reynolds and Hopkins City Council members took some time Tuesday to honor Hanlin for his service. “Capt. Hanlin is one of the most thoughtful and selfless supervisors that I’ve had the pleasure to work with over the years. I know this to also be true outside of work,” Reynolds said. “His character and leadership will be …