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Multiple law enforcement agencies responded when two suspects kidnapped Loretto resident Javier Velasco from his driveway on Friday, Sept. 13. Within 30 minutes police rescued him, unharmed, from the trunk of the kidnappers’ car. Police pursued the suspects on the ground and via a State Patrol helicopter. Four to five hours later, the suspects were [...]

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West Hennepin Public Safety Police Reserves will sponsor their 33rd annual “View Santa” event Saturday, Dec. 7, along city streets in Independence and Maple Plain and at city halls in the two cities. The reserves also will collect nonperishable food donations for area food shelves. Santa will follow the same route as last year. Come [...]

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West Hennepin Public Safety Director Ray McCoy has received a Professional of the Year Award from his alma mater, Crown College, a Christian college located west of Minneapolis. Sue Wilson, vice president for finance and operations at Crown College, presented the award to McCoy at the Tuesday, Nov. 12, Independence City Council meeting. She said [...]

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Pulled Rockford woman from burning car  “We were driving along County Road 11 and knew something wasn’t right,” Independence resident James Buck said. “Smoke was there.” With him in his car were two of his children and two of their friends. “I pulled over, got all the kids out of the car and up the [...]

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Sgt. Gary Kroells, of West Hennepin Public Safety, on Sept. 26 was inducted into the Augsburg College Athletic Hall of Fame. He was a standout wrestler for Augsburg in 1992 and 1993. Kroells was a two-time champion in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, two-time All-American and a two-time NCAA Division III National champion at 158 [...]

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Here are some of the incidents from the West Hennepin Public Safety Report for Oct. 1 through 15. Independence Oct. 15, 4:32 p.m. Someone dumped cement blocks and concrete slabs and siphoned gas out of an RV in 8700 block of Highway 12. Oct. 8, 1:28 p.m. Report of a suspicious vehicle at 6200 block [...]

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A jogger on rural road in Independence found the driver of an all-terrain vehicle lying unconscious after his vehicle crashed on Friday, Oct. 4. Independence resident Danny Anderson found Rusty Baumeister, of Independence, lying face down alongside his ATV. Anderson called 911 to report to West Hennepin Public Safety that Baumeister had a head injury [...]

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West Hennepin Public Safety has announced the dates for the 2013 Citizens Police Academy. The Citizens Police Academy will start on March 7 and will end with graduation on April 18. The Academy runs for seven weeks, one day a week, Thursday nights, from 7 to 10 p.m.   WHAT IS IT? The Citizens Academy [...]

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