Eagan Police Blue Blotter
A Periodic Publication Describing Police Activity in Eagan
The Mission of the Eagan Police Department is to work in partnership with the community to arrest
Mike Maguire offenders, prevent crime, solve on-going problems, and improve the overall quality of life in Eagan...
Cyndee Fields Please don’t call the Police…..I’ll be in so much trouble..
Gary Hansen On January 1st, officers were dispatched to Diffley Road and Highway
Meg Tilley 77 regarding a two-car motor vehicle accident. They arrived and dis-
City Administrator covered a car failed to stop at a red light and rear-ended another vehi-
Thomas Hedges cle stopped at the light. The driver of the vehicle that was stopped
Chief of Police was injured. Police learned the suspect in the crash begged the victim not to phone the police.
Investigation revealed the suspect was driving under the influence of alcohol and he was in pos-
session of drugs and drug paraphernalia. Ultimately, the suspect was arrested and taken into cus-
tody for driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI), refusing to take a breath test, criminal ve-
Jeffrey Johnson hicular operation, possession of a controlled substance and associated paraphernalia, failure to
Lieutenants provide proof of insurance, no Minnesota driver’s license in his possession, and careless driving.
Leaving a trail of footprints…..
Steve Bolluyt On January 1st, while on routine patrol Officer Lounsbury observed a vehicle
with its high beams illuminated driving through traffic near Lone Oak Road and
Interstate 35E. Upon performing a records check on the vehicle, Officer Louns-
bury discovered the car was stolen. After temporarily losing sight of the vehicle,
Sergeants it was soon located in a nearby parking lot. The car was unoccupied, but officers
Rich Evans followed a single set of footprints through the snow. Shortly afterwards, the sus-
Mike Fineran pect was located hiding behind some sort of storage container. The man had an
Dan Mason active warrant, possessed a suspended driver's license, and was in possession
Linda Myhre of a controlled substance. He was arrested and taken to the Dakota County Jail.
Brad Ramthun You’re just not getting it…..
Tom Schoenecker On January 2nd, while on patrol, Officer Helgerson ran a routine check on the registration of a
Andy Speakman vehicle while it was as moving on Pilot Knob Road. Records indicated the registered owner of the
Nate Tennessen vehicle possessed a revoked drivers license. The description of the car’s owner matched the
Dan Tocko physical characteristics' of the person driving. Consequently, Officer Helgerson stopped the vehi-
Jennifer Wills cle and made contact with the driver and learned she was the registered owner. In all, the sus-
pect’s driving record revealed four previous instances of driving after revocation in 2010. She
was placed under arrest for driving after revocation and transported to the Dakota County Jail.
Danielle Anselment We got the munchies……
Heather Berens On January 4th, at approximately 12:30 PM, Lieutenant Bolluyt was in the drive- thru
Brian Boekhoff of a local fast food restaurant waiting for his lunch when he observed two people in
Stefanie Bolks the vehicle behind him smoking marijuana. Lieutenant Bolluyt and Officer Sweeney
David Bork stopped the car and made contact with the occupants. Through investigation, the
officers learned both were smoking marijuana. The passenger admitted to possessing
the marijuana along with associated paraphernalia. She was issued a citation and
later released to her legal guardian.
A strange way to get a drink……
Judy Dretzke On January 7th, officers responded to a local liquor store regarding a vehicle
crash. Upon arrival, they discovered a car with shattered glass laying upon the
hood, tire tracks leading from the vehicle to the front of the store, and both entry
doors to the store broken. They made contact with the driver and discovered he
Tracy Harrell placed his foot on the gas pedal instead of the brake. Consequently, the car
Scott Heath “jumped” the curb and crashed into the liquor store. The driver was cited for
Andy Helgerson inattentive driving and released.
Three’s company, four’s a crowd…..
On January 7th, officers responded to a local business regarding two shoplifters
that were being detained by the store’s loss prevention staff. While Officer Moseng
was processing the shoplifters, store employees approached Eagan Officers re-
Tony Lejcher garding another shoplifter. Officer Collins entered the business and was informed
David Letourneau another suspect was “stuffing” items in his clothing in an attempt to conceal mer-
James Logan chandise. When confronted, the suspect was taken to the loss prevention office
Steve Lounsbury where he denied concealing merchandise. No property was located, but store employees re-
Aaron Machtemes quested the suspect be “trespassed” from the establishment. During the ordeal, the suspect’s
father forced his way into the office and was confrontational with police. In response, he was
taken into custody and later issued a citation for obstructing a legal process.
Doug Matteson Shopping and solving crimes……
Daniel McCarty On January 10th, officers received a call from a customer at a local phone retailer, stating he was
Chris Meade witnessing a theft in progress. The caller conveyed the suspects were leaving and provided a de-
Joseph Moseng tailed description of their vehicle. Officers quickly located the car in the parking lot of the estab-
lishment and identified the suspects. Through investigation, police recovered stolen property from
the Eagan store along with other businesses from across the metro area. Both suspects were
arrested for theft and released pending formal charges.
Karin Pederson Taking a nap with my beer……
Jim Proshek On January 14th at approximately 12:30 pm, officers were dispatched to a local bank regarding
Mike Reuss an adult male sleeping in his car with a beer in his lap. Officers located the vehicle and made con-
Brian Rezny tact with the occupant. Further investigation revealed the suspect had a blood alcohol level of
.155, or almost two times the legal limit. He was arrested for 3rd degree DUI and open bottle. The
man was later released pending charges.
Mark Ryan Stolen clothes, stolen car…..
Desiree Schroepfer On January 18th, officers responded to a local retail store regarding a theft in
Darrin Schultz progress. Through information received from the store’s loss prevention staff,
Bob Stephens they were able to locate an unoccupied vehicle that was involved in the incident.
Curt Sticha In performing records checks on the vehicle, it was learned the car was stolen
from Cottage Grove the previous day. Officers watched the vehicle as the sus-
pects left the establishment, got into the car, and positioned it in front of the
store’s main doors. Shortly afterwards, two men left the car, re-entered the store, and re-
Sean Sweeney appeared pushing a cart full of unpaid merchandise. Officers initiated a high-risk stop and were
Eric Tessmer able to take three suspects into custody without incident. The driver was arrested for receiving
Jeffrey Thul stolen property, theft, and driving after revocation. The other two suspects were arrested for theft.
Lori Tripp All were taken to the Dakota County Jail.
Office Manager You should have worn your seatbelt…..
On January 21st, while on routine patrol, Officer Sweeney stopped a car where
the driver was not wearing a seatbelt. Upon making contact with the occupants
Support Services in the vehicle, he immediately detected the smell of burnt marijuana. When
Manager Officer Sweeney searched the vehicle, he discovered a large bag of marijuana
Jeremy Klein and associated drug paraphernalia. Ultimately, the driver was cited for con-
trolled substance violation, possession of drug paraphernalia and a seatbelt violation. Two juve-
Animal Control Officer nile suspects were released to their mother.
Karen Grimm We’ll get you there…...
On January 22nd, officers responded to a home on City View Drive re-
Community Service garding a person who had multiple arrest warrants. At the residence,
Officers they made contact with the suspect and informed him of the warrants.
Ray Kingsley He was taken into custody without incident and driven to the Dakota
Paul Kuehnast County Jail.
You have to purchase it before you can return it…..
On January 23rd, Eagan Officers were dispatched to a theft in progress at a local department
store. They made contact with loss prevention staff and learned a woman entered the store carry-
ing only an empty purse. The suspect stuffed a “Bed in a Bag” into the purse and went to the
Property Room Tech store’s customer service desk to exchange it for a gift card. When loss prevention personnel ap-
Lloyd Enos proached the suspect, she grabbed additional merchandise and ran towards the entrance. Unfor-
tunately, on her way she tripped and dropped her purse containing the stolen merchandise. Al-
Support Staff though she was able to leave the store, officers located her at an nearby fast-food restaurant
where she was taken into custody. The suspect told officers she steals because she has a drug
program and just got out of prison in 2009 for armed robbery. She was taken to the Dakota
County Jail for theft.
Get a room…..
Joanne O’Keefe On January 29th, officers responded to a local hotel regarding an intoxicated person
Susan Peterson sleeping in the lobby. On arrival they found a man sleeping in a chair. Management
did not want him on the premises and stated he was not a guest at the hotel. The
man told officers his parents live in Eagan, but were currently in Arizona. He was try-
ing to get into his parents' home but could not remember the garage code to gain
entry. Officers discovered he had a blood alcohol level of .15 and could not care for
Police Chaplains himself. Ultimately, he was driven to the Ramsey County Detox center.
Two for the price of a warrant…..
George Martin On January 31st, officers were dispatched to a residence on Wescott Trail regarding a domestic
disturbance between a man and his daughter. No arrests were made regarding the complaint,
however, in performing records checks on each party, it was discovered the daughter had an out-
standing Hennepin County arrest warrant for theft. She was taken into custody and jailed.
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