Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The Anoka County Sheriff confirmed the ID of an 18-year-old St. Paul woman found dead in a vehicle in a Columbia Heights impound lot.
The person found dead in a car towed to a Columbia Heights impound lot eight days earlier is the subject of a murder investigation, the Anoka County Sheriff's Office said in a statement Wednesday. The sheriff's office also confirmed the identity of the victim, an 18-year-old woman from St. Paul. Here is the full text of the sheriff's office statement: The case of a found body in a Columbia Heights impound yard on February 21st is now confirmed as a murder investigation. The decedent in the case has been positively identified as: Brittany Charise Clardy DOB: 06-29-1994 St. Paul, MN We will not release any details about the cause of death and will not be taking questions to provide further details. The case is still under investigation by …
Monday, February 25, 2013
Sheriff James Stuart posted a statement on his role and questions of gun control on Facebook Monday.
Anoka County Sheriff James Stuart posted this statement on Facebook Monday afternoon: The role of the county sheriff and gun control: Across our great nation, there has been a great deal of discussion about gun control and the role of the county sheriff. As sheriffs, we hold a unique position as the only elected chief law enforcement officers. The sheriff is the sworn protector of the citizens of the entire county. We report solely to the citizens who have elected us. This is an honor that is affirmed through an oath of office. By taking this sacred oath, I have given my word to support, defend, and obey the Constitution of the United States of America and the State of Minnesota. ... Because of this unique enforcement role, county sheriffs…
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
See it here: Anoka County authorities want public's help in identifying suspect in video.
Watch this clip from surveillance video during what authorities say was a strong-arm robbery Sunday at the Kay Jewelry store at Coon Rapids' Riverdale Mall, about eight miles northwest of Fridley. Recognize anyone? The Anoka County Sheriff's Office released the video Wednesday in hopes that someone will see it and have information to help identify the suspect. Reported missing: a $10,000 diamond ring, according to an earlier statement Monday from the sheriff's office that also included still images from the surveillance video. That valuation has increased, the Star Tribune reported: The value of the ring, with a 1.6-carat Leo diamond, is more than $15,000. The man asked to see a specific engagement ring for a closer look, the Sheriff's …
Monday, December 10, 2012
Authorities seeking black Cadillac Escalade in connection with the case.
A man found Saturday at 3 a.m. lying along Hwy. 65 in Fridley with a bad head injury wasn't struck by a vehicle, the Anoka County Sheriff's Office said in a news release Monday afternoon. Still authorities are seeking information about a driver and vehicle in connection with the case: The victim hasn't been identified beyond his age of 23 years. He remains hospitalized in critical condition, Fridley police said Monday morning. Here is the full text of the Anoka County Sheriff's Office news release: On 12/08/2012 at 2:35 AM Officers of the Fridley Police Department were called to Highway 65 at 73rd Avenue NE, on a report of a male with injuries on the side of the road. The case was initially thought to be a motor vehicle v pedestrian …
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Coon Rapids boy, 9, is in critical condition.
The incident took place about three to four miles north of Fridley, according to KSTP. Here is a statement from the Anoka County Sheriff's Office page on Facebook: *INFO REQUESTED ON HIT & RUN* On 6-13 at 7PM a 9 year old boy was struck at 111th and Kumquat St in Coon Rapids. The driver did not stop. The vehicle was a black Chevy pickup extended cab 2 door with "Z" and a number written on it. It will have drivers side damage and a dangling mirror. The driver was a white male late 20's early 30's, Short Blonde hair with a "scruffy" unshaven face. Anyone with info should call the Sheriff's Office (763)427-1212
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Squad-car procession started at Fridley site where deputy died 49 years ago.
Law-enforcement departments from across Anoka County began the county's annual memorial service for fallen officers Wednesday with a squad-car procession that left from Fridley. The site, near the Church of St. William, was where Deputy Ernest Zettergren was killed nearly 50 years ago—one of seven officers in Anoka County to lose their lives in the line of duty. Sheriff James Stuart led a ceremony in the atrium at the Anoka County government center in Anoka. Attending the ceremony from the Fridley Police Department were Director of Public Safety Don Abbott, Lt. Mike Monsrud, Capt. Bob Rewitzer, Capt. Brian Weierke and Off. Joe Magana. Here's the account of Zettergren's death from the catalog to the Anoka County Historical Society exhibit "…
Friday, April 13, 2012
Prescription drug drop-off part of city's April 21 recycling event.
The rising profile of heroin in the Twin Cities illegal drug market that three local sheriffs called attention to Thursday has not gone unnoticed in Fridley, according to the city's police department. Fridley Police Lt. Mike Monsrud said in an email Friday that his department has been focused on the problem in partnership with federal and county law enforcement: The heroin issue has been on our radar for a few years now. We had noticed an increase in overdoses associated with the use of heroin and it greatly concerned us. At our request we entered into a long term investigation with the DEA [U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency] that targeted the heroin dealers that were distributing in Fridley. ... This heroin investigation with the DEA is still …
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Pierre Tyshuan Henderson remains at large.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Update (Thursday, 11 a.m.): Cdr. Paul Sommer said the Anoka County Sheriff's Office lists the victim of the Aug. 19 shooting at the Hi Way House motel in Spring Lake Park as having no permanent address—not as a Fridley resident (see below). Sommer said the victim "is in stable condition and will recover." (Hennepin County Medical Center said Thursday morning she has no information on the victim, according to a spokeswoman.) Wednesday the Anoka County Attorney charged Pierre Tyshuan Henderson with two counts each of aiding and abetting attempted first-degree murder and one count of aiding and abetting second-degree assault. As of Thursday morning, Henderson has not been arrested, according to Sommer. Update (Thursday, 6 a.m.): The Anoka …