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Just the Facts A u g u s t 3 1 , 2 0 1 2 V o l u m e 3 , I s s u e 3 5 DWI Arrest-Driver and Passenger Try “The Old Switcheroo”— Friday, August 24 to On Friday night, officers responded to a motor vehicle crash at the intersection of Thursday, August 30 E. Broadway and Grove involving a parked car. Arriving officers determined that the two occupants in the moving vehicle had been drinking and processed the al- leged driver through field sobriety testing, which he failed. As he was about to be Busiest Day of Week: Brooke Moreno placed under arrest, the alleged driver realized the seriousness of the event and Friday—144 events had a revelation; he indicated the passenger in the vehicle was actually the driver. Officers interviewed the fe- male passenger and she later admitted that she had been driving the vehicle at the Busiest Hour of Day: time of the accident. She was subsequently run through field sobriety testing and she 5:00 PM—65 events also failed. She was placed under arrest and transported to the Steele County Deten- tion Center. The first alleged driver, Allen M. Krippner, age 59, was charged by citation Total # of Events: with Obstructing Legal Process. The actual driver, Brooke N. Moreno, age 23, was 800 formally charged in District Court with 2nd Degree DWI, Driving after Suspension and Careless Driving. Average Events/Day: 114.29 Cops in the Community— Drunk Driving Death, Arrests Down in Minnesota— Average Events/ On Saturday, August 28th, officers with the Minnesota motorists appear to be getting the mes- Hour: 4.76 Owatonna Police Department partnered with sage that drinking and driving don't mix. The annu- Average Traffic the Salvation Army and Target in the “Shop with al late-summer enforcement campaign is yielding Stops: 1.05 per hour a Cop” program. Striving to develop positive fewer drunken-driving arrests this year and the relationships with youth, shopping with a cop number of fatal crashes involving alcohol is continuing a five- DWI for the week: 3 aims at developing a connection between law year decline, state officials said Tuesday. Over the past two enforcement and kids so that our youth are weekends, 605 drunken drivers were arrested as part of a more likely to seek help from the police when statewide DWI enforcement campaign. During a similar crack- they need it rather than getting into trouble. down to close out last summer, there were 1,787 arrests over Just a Reminder— Each year, the area Salvation Army Office gen- a three-weekend period culminating on Labor Day. This year's Be sure to sign up for the city’s erates funds through public donations from the campaign will continue through Monday as well. Locally, the Emergency Notification System Red Kettle Fund to support the program and numbers don’t reflect the trend, showing a 20% increase in to receive critical information organizes the event. Each student shopping DWI arrests between January 1 and July 31 . This year, the st st regarding severe weather, unex- with local law enforcement is given a budget to Owatonna Police Department has made 113 DWI arrests pected road closures, missing shop for school clothing and school supplies. compared to 94 for the same time period last year. persons, public safety threats, and evacuations of our build- This year, 17 underprivileged students were * Partially reprinted from the MN Joint Analysis Center/Minneapolis Star Tribune ings or neighborhoods. You will paired up with 12 volunteering officers who receive time sensitive messag- represented the es to whatever media device Owatonna Police you specify, such as your home Department, Steele Local Social Host Ordinance Enforced— telephone number, cellular County Sherriff’s telephone number, email, text Owatonna officers were called to 725 E. Vine Street at 3:23 Office and the message hearing impaired a.m. on August 28th for the report of a noise complaint. Arriv- receiving device and more. It’s Blooming Prairie ing officers located a bon fire in the backyard of this resi- easy to enroll and the process Police Depart- dence with a group of people around it listening to loud mu- can be started by simply click- ment. The photo to sic. Officers also observed alcoholic beverages scattered ing on the button below— the side is Commu- around on the ground. The investigating officers found that nity Service Office two of the party-goers were juveniles and had been consum- Zack Schumaker ing alcoholic beverages—both were charged with underage checking on sizes consumption and released to their parents. In addition, offic- with one of the ers located the renter of the residence, who was also a party- participating chil- goer, and determined he was in violation of the social host dren. ordinance. Bryant J. Malone, age 20, was charged by citation with Underage Consumption and Social Host.
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