Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Fridley Police cited him Feb. 19 on soliciting-prostitution charge, one of 23 arrests in two-day police detail at LivInn Hotel.
Mark Mauer has resigned as head varsity football coach at Hill-Murray School, according to media reports Monday afternoon. Mauer was one of 19 men arrested Feb. 19 and charged with soliciting prostitution in an undercover police operation at the LivInn Hotel in Fridley. His resignation is effective immediately, according to KSTP-TV. Fridley Patch reported Friday that the defendants included Mauer, in his first year as coach at Hill-Murray. He had previously coached for several schools at the college level, played quarterback for the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers, and served briefly as a St. Paul City Council member. Mauer also worked as a major-gifts officer at Hill-Murray, the Star Tribune reported.
Friday, February 22, 2013
Mark Mauer was one of 19 men caught in a police sting operation in Fridley Tuesday
Fridley police arrested Hill-Murray high school head varsity football coach Mark Mauer this week for allegedly soliciting prostitution. Update (Feb. 26, 2013): Mauer has resigned at Hill-Murray, according to news media reports. Mauer was one of 19 men charged Tuesday with misdemeanors during a two-day police operation at a Fridley hotel. He was booked into the Anoka County jail and released. Investigators are preparing the cases for the city prosecutor. The Fridley Police department declined to confirm that the man they arrested is the Hill-Murray coach. Fridley Patch identified Mauer by matching public and published records of his name, date of birth, address and photo with the defendant’s booking information and photo. Mauer wasn't …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The undercover operation took place at the LivInn Hotel with the cooperation of hotel management.
The Fridley Police Department netted 23 arrests Monday and Tuesday in a prostitution sting at the LivInn Suites hotel, according to Lt. Mike Monsrud. All but one of those arrested face misdemeanors, including 19 men cited for soliciting, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported (one of the four women arrested has a previous prostitution arrest and faces a gross misdemeanor). SEE: Hill Murray high school football coach Mark Mauer was among those arrested Tuesday. Monsrud said by phone and email Wednesday that the "undercover prostitution detail ... was done in cooperation with the Liv-Inn Suites management who were very accommodating during the planning and execution of this detail." All suspects were booked at the Anoka County jail and …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Owner's Patch announcement prompted neighbor's tweet and a call to Fridley police, who had taken the dog to Brighton Veterinary Hospital.
Tikka is home. The much-loved pet went missing near Moore Lake Tuesday. Patch user Donna O., whose son recently became Tikka's owner, posted a Lost Dog announcement at Fridley Patch at 6:15 p.m: My son's chocolate lab escaped her fence near Moore Lake beach. Tikka (pronounced Tee-ka) is about 50 pounds, a year old, blue collar, no tag (he just got her). If you see her, catch her or hear word of her, please call 612-708-0226. THANK YOU! Laura Morrison (@heyyoulaura) saw the announcement and at 7:30 p.m. contacted Fridley Patch on Twitter: About 230 today a policeman came to our door and asked if we knew of anyone who has a choc. lab in the area... Donna O's son had checked with Fridley police earlier in the day but checked back after …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Someone got away with 3 guns, 2 TVs, and 1 vehicle from Rickard Road home on Jan. 8, 2013.
Read the Fridley Police Department Crime Alert about a Jan. 8, 2013 break-in in the 100 block of Rickard Road NE, Fridley. See also: Fridley Police Crime Alert for Lakeside Drive Residential Burglary
One bedroom TV taken in Jan. 7 break-in at home in 7600 block of Lakeside Drive, Fridley, police said.
Read the Fridley Police Department Crime Alert about a Jan. 7, 2013 break-in in the 7600 block of Lakeside Drive NE, Fridley. See also: Fridley Police Crime Alert for Rickard Rd. Residential Burglary
Suspect hit Coon Rapids Payless, Shakopee Famous Footwear before 95-mph chase, standoff at Savage Target, police say.
The suspect who robbed Payless Shoes in Coon Rapids Saturday also robbed Famous Footwear in Shakopee Monday, according to police, before a 95-mph police chase ended with a standoff and his eventual arrest in a Target parking lot in Savage. Video from the Fridley Walmart store on Saturday evening shows the suspect purchasing an Airsoft pistol matching the weapon used the same evening in the Coon Rapids robbery, according to Coon Rapids Police Capt. John Hattstrom. Police have identified the suspect arrested Monday as a 42-year-old from Savage, but Hattstrom said he may have lived in Fridley recently and may soon be transferred to Anoka County jail. Saturday in Coon Rapids and Fridley Store video captured the suspect buying the gun in the …
Friday, December 28, 2012
Half police car, half taxi cab, it has a message for New Year's Eve drinkers: 'Choose Your Ride'
FRIDLEY, MN -- Dr. Doolittle would be proud. Local law enforcement agencies will roll out a new police vehicle Monday in Fridley dubbed a "Taxi Squad." Its front half is a squad car. Its back half is a taxi. It's set to cruise nightclubs, bars and restaurants in Anoka County starting New Year's Eve—not to give rides or make arrests but to deliver a message: "Choose Your Ride." Look for more about the Taxi Squad at Fridley Patch on Monday afternoon.
Friday, December 21, 2012
Burglar alarm seemed to scare off suspects from store that's seen "feeding frenzy" by firearms shoppers and had similar break-in using bowling-ball-sized boulder in Oct.
Update (11 a.m. Friday): An apparent attempted burglary late Thursday at Trail's End Bass Pro Shop in Fridley sparked a police search in the area early Friday morning, according to Fridley Police Capt. Bob Rewitzer. He gave this account by email Friday: At 11:49 pm officers responded to Trails End Bass Pro Shop on an audible burglar alarm covering front motion and glass breakage. Officers arrived within a minute of the call and found a broken front window. The building was searched and no one was located inside. The business owner responded to the scene and did not believe anything had been taken. Officers found fresh foot prints heading in a northern direction from the business. The area was searched however suspects were not located. It …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Authorities set up a perimeter for about an hour after midnight in response to a reported robbery of a person on Peters Place.
Fridley police aided in the search for a robbery suspect or suspects early Wednesday morning in Columbia Heights. Officer Joe Pikala of the Columbia Heights Police Department said police were responding to a report of a robbery of a person in the 3900 block of Peters Place NE. Pikala said the case remains under investigation and couldn't comment further, although he did confirm that a police K9 unit was involved in the search, which he said lasted about an hour. The Anoka County Sheriff's Office also assisted the Columbia Heights Police Department. Columbia Heights police created a perimeter shortly after 12:30 a.m., as reported at the Police Clips Facebook page, starting at the 1000 block of Peters Place. (Peters Place is a short, bending…