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									                             The Blue Blotter
                                        A Periodic Publication of the Eagan Police Department

December 2010
                          The Mission of the Eagan Police Department is to work in partnership with the community to
Mike Maguire              arrest offenders, prevent crime, solve on-going problems, and improve the overall quality of life
Council Members           in Eagan...
Paul Bakken
Cyndee Fields
                      The ship is sailing without you…..
Gary Hansen
                                                On December 2nd, while on routine patrol, Officer Stephens observed a
Meg Tilley
                                                vehicle fail to stop for a red traffic light at Highway 13 and Yankee Doo-
City Administrator                              dle Road. He stopped the car and made contact with the driver who ex-
Thomas Hedges                                   plained she was “in a hurry” to board a plane to the Caribbean. Upon
Chief of Police                                 performing a record’s check on the driver, it showed she had filed an
                                                Order for Protection against a man who had previously threatened her.
James McDonald
                                                Unfortunately for this man, he was a passenger in the vehicle and was
Deputy Chief          also going to the Caribbean. Because these types of documents allow no discretion for police,
Jeffrey Johnson       officers are directed by the court to arrest those who violate the order. Consequently, the man
Lieutenants           was taken into custody, charged with a gross misdemeanor, and taken to the Dakota County Jail.
Duane Pike            The rules apply to you too……
Roger New             On December 2nd, officers observed an adult male park his vehicle in a handicapped parking
Steve Bolluyt         space at a local restaurant. After parking the car, he placed a handicapped parking per-
Executive Secretary   mit/placard in the vehicle’s front window. Officers noted the man seemed to be healthy and per-
                      formed a records check from the information on the placard. Information obtained through the
Katy Jonas
                      State computer system revealed the permit was issued to a 50 year-old female, and it expired in
Sergeants             2004. Officers made contact with the driver and discovered he possessed an active arrest war-
Rich Evans            rant and was driving with a revoked driver’s license. He was arrested for the warrant and cited for
Mike Fineran          driving after revocation and the handicapped placard violation.
Dan Mason             Going two directions at once…..
Linda Myhre           On December 4th, officers responded to the area of Lone Oak Road regard-
Brad Ramthun          ing a semi-truck and trailer that separated as it was moving. On arrival, they
Tom Schoenecker       discovered the truck turned, but the trailer detached and went straight. The
                      trailer stopped in the middle of Lone Oak Road and was blocking traffic. A
Andy Speakman
                      local towing company saved the day by towing the trailer to a nearby parking lot and helped the
Nate Tennessen        driver secure the trailer to the truck.
Dan Tocko
                      Bus shelters are for people, not cars…..
Jennifer Wills
                                        On December 4th, officers responded to a local bus shelter regarding a prop-
Officers                                erty damage crash. On arrival they learned the driver of a small car lost control
Mike Anderson                           on a slippery road and crashed into a bus shelter. The driver called 911 to re-
Danielle Anselment                      port the accident and to provide insurance information to the Minnesota Valley
Heather Berens                          Transit Authority. Officers believed the driver’s limited experience when driving
                                        in poor conditions contributed to the accident. There were no injuries.
Brian Boekhoff
Stefanie Bolks
David Bork
Kurt Bratulich
Chad Clausen
John Collins
Hugh Curry
                       You’re just making it take longer……
William Cytryszewski
                       On December 7th, while on routine patrol, Officer Rezny stopped a car for an equipment violation.
Judy Dretzke
                       The vehicle took an extended period of time to stop. Suspicious, Officer Rezny made contact with
Lisa Fancher           the driver and eventually asked him to get out of the car. When the suspect opened his door, Offi-
Brian Gunderson        cer Rezny could immediately smell the odor of burnt marijuana emitting from the passenger com-
Tracy Harrell          partment. When searching the vehicle, it was apparent the suspect locked the glove compartment
                       to prohibit officers from looking inside. Ultimately, the car was towed to the Eagan Police Depart-
Scott Heath
                       ment where a search warrant was drafted. Found in the glove compartment was a small amount
Andy Helgerson         of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. The suspect was jailed on associated charges, along with
Pat Hogan              obstructing legal process with force.
Todd Kirchgatter       Up to no good…..
Ben Koenke
                                          On December 9th, staff at a local hotel reported a noise complaint. Officers
Mark Kritzeck                             arrived and located a number of guests causing a disturbance in a hotel room.
Tony Lejcher                              In the room, officers discovered a white powdery substance, measuring scale,
David Letourneau                          glass pipe, along with a small amount of marijuana. It was also learned two of
                                          the suspects had active arrest warrants. They were taken into custody for pos-
James Logan
                                          sessing the warrants and associated charges. Both were jailed.
Steve Lounsbury
                       Pizza, drugs, and declined credit cards…..
Aaron Machtemes
Paul Maier             On December 10th, officers received a call from a local restaurant employee
                       who stated he delivered a pizza to a local hotel where the customer used a
Joe Marshall           worthless credit card for payment. Through investigation, officers discovered
Doug Matteson          the suspect attempted to pay for the pizza with four other dishonored credit
Daniel McCarty         cards. When the police made contact with the suspect, it was discovered she
                       was in possession of methamphetamine, along with associated paraphernalia.
Chris Meade
                       The woman was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, possession
Joseph Moseng          of drug paraphernalia, and theft by swindle.
Luke Nelson
                       On the naughty list…..
Tom Nelson
                                                  On December 14th, officers were called to a local grocery store regard-
Matt Ondrey
                                                  ing a theft from a Salvation Army donation kettle that was outside the
Karin Pederson                                    store. Store employees advised they witnessed a “bell ringer” remove
Jim Proshek                                       money from the kettle. Video surveillance from the store showed the
Mike Reuss                                        suspect ringing a bell and removing cash from the kettle with a tweez-
                                                  ers. He was cited for misdemeanor theft and released.
Brian Rezny
Daniel Roseth          You can’t outrun the phone……
Brian Rundquist        On December 15th, a local retail store called 911 stating there were three women in the estab-
Mark Ryan              lishment who were known to have stolen merchandise from a store in Apple Valley. Officers ar-
                       rived and located the suspects. Eagan officers were able to verify the women were wanted in Ap-
Desiree Schroepfer
                       ple Valley for theft. The suspects were in possession of stolen property and detained for the Apple
Darrin Schultz         Valley Police Department.
Bob Stephens
                       You’re going the wrong way…..
Curt Sticha
                       On December 15th, while on routine patrol, Officer Pederson initiated a
Dave Streefland
                       traffic stop due to a vehicle driving erratically. The driver stopped along
Tony Sundgaard         the roadside and the vehicle was partially impeding traffic. Officer Peder-
Sean Sweeney           son advised the driver to move forward and park in a manner that would
Eric Tessmer           not block traffic. As Officer Pederson was walking back to her squad car,
                       she heard a crash and noted the driver backed into her squad. Officer
Jeffrey Thul           Pederson discovered the driver just received his learner’s permit and got nervous when he was
Lori Tripp             stopped by police. Obviously, he meant to go forward but instead put his car in reverse. He was
Robbe Waller           issued a citation for careless driving.
Bob Wegner
Office Manager           Another really bad decision…..
Lynn Vasquez
                         On December 19th, while on routine patrol, Officer Thul stopped a car for speeding. He made
                         contact with the driver and immediately noticed she had red watery eyes, slurred speech, and
Support Services         reeked of an alcoholic odor. Through investigation, officers discovered the driver had a blood
Manager                  alcohol level of .132. She was arrested and taken into custody for DUI. Unfortunately, she
                         also had her eight-year old son in the car at the time of the arrest, and had prior related con-
Jeremy Klein
                         victions. She was arrested and her vehicle was forfeited.
                         No such thing as a free ride…..
Animal Control Officer
Karen Grimm              On December 19th, officers were called to a local hotel regarding an unpaid cab fare. They
                         arrived and made contact with the cab driver. He explained an intoxicated male called from
                         the hotel and wanted a ride. The cabbie took the person to another
Community Service        location and later brought him back to the hotel. The suspect at-
Officers                 tempted to pay the fare with a bad credit card. When the credit card
Ray Kingsley             was declined, the cabbie was told to wait while the suspect went to his
                         room to obtain cash for payment. The man never returned but was lo-
Paul Kuehnast
                         cated by officers. The suspect had no means to pay the fare and was
                         issued a citation for theft.
Crime Prevention
                         Not a good place to park…..
Jill Ondrey
                         On December 24th, officers responded to Carnelian Lane regarding a vehicle stuck in a snow
                         bank. The caller believed the driver was intoxicated because she was moving around with her
Property Room Tech       pants down. Officers made contact with the driver and observed obvious signs of intoxication.
Lloyd Enos               Preliminary testing indicated she had a blood alcohol level of .201. She was placed under
                         arrest for DUI and transported to the Eagan Police Department. The woman was later trans-
                         ported to the Dakota County Jail pending charges for DUI.
Support Staff
Deb Gustin               An assortment of trouble…..
Margaret Knoll           On December 28th, officers responded to a home on Wescott Square regarding a disturbance
                         involving a juvenile female. Officers arrived and discovered the juvenile was intoxicated and
Susan Kroeger
                         had been yelling at her grandmother. The young girl also caused damage to the inside of their
Brea McCarty             apartment. Further investigation revealed the juvenile was involved in an earlier assault in
Joanne O’Keefe           Burnsville and had an outstanding arrest warrant from Blue Earth County. She was transported
Susan Peterson           to the Dakota County Juvenile Detention Center and cited for minor consumption.
Cindy Scipioni           Happy Holiday’s
Susan Smart              Cast your minds back. The link below is from a Johnny Cash Christmas Special circa 1977.
                         Once you open it, you will see (from left to right) Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, and
Police Chaplains         Jerry Lee Lewis singing a tribute to Elvis Presley. Really not much of a Christmas carol but it
                         was performed during the holiday season. Regardless, we hope you along with your friends
Deb Brown
                         and families had a joyous season and will be the benefactors of a very Happy New Year. Oh
James Borgschatz         yeah—thanks Youtube..
George Martin
Rod Carlson
David Lillejord
Bob Kelly                (Don’t forget to cover the link with your curser while pressing the “ctrl” key on your keyboard)
Rich Klish
Mark Jarvinen
Jim Kroonblawd

Who Reads the Blue
John Curlee, Eagan
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