Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Shortly after receiving a Code Red notification from the Washington County Sheriff's Office about a missing elderly woman, a Mahtomedi resident saw the missing person standing outside of their residence, and called police.
An elderly woman wondered away from a senior living center in Mahtomedi on Monday, but was safely located within an hour, thanks in large part to the Code Red Notification system. The Washington County Sheriff's Office received a call of a missing elderly female in Mahtomedi, according to a Washington County Sheriff’s Office Facebook post. The woman had been enrolled in the Sheriff's Office Project Lifesaver Program, but was not currently wearing the Program's locator bracelet. Multiple deputies, fire personal and volunteers from the sheriff's office responded to the area in an attempt to locate the missing vulnerable adult, the post reads. The Sheriff's Office Communications Center sent out a Code Red announcement to residents in the area…
Saturday, March 24, 2012
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Editor's note: The Washington County Crime Roundup includes first appearance dates and sentencings of those charged with felonies and gross misdemeanors and prosecuted by the Washington County Attorney's Office. Those charged with crimes should be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Monday, February 27, 2012
The East Metro Crime Prevention Coalition will include resources from Washington, Dakota and Ramsey counties.
County officials from across the East Metro area have announced the creation of a new initiative aimed at fighting crime at the regional level while engaging communities at the local level. According to a release from the newly annointed East Metro Crime Prevention Coalition, Washington, Dakota and Ramsey counties have designed the partnership to be "a unique multi-jurisdictional initiative to unify and share crime prevention strategies and resources to achieve better outcomes for our community." No details were given as to whether the coalition would have powers of enforcement similar to a task force or whether it will be merely analytical in nature. The Coalition has scheduled a press conference for Tuesday (Feb. 28) at 12:15 p.m. Law …
Friday, August 26, 2011
Community corrections, county attorney's office have both cut their budgets.
In the face of looming budget cuts, Washington County’s public safety departments must find new ways to serve residents with fewer funds. Department heads during Tuesday’s Washington County Board meeting outlined how they plan to trim their budgets. The Community Corrections Department will see a 2.5 percent reduction in state funding; a 4 percent reduction in fees; and a 6 percent reduction in the use of property tax dollars in 2012. In response, the department has proposed eliminating one support position, reducing its “child placement” budget by 20 percent and consolidating juvenile diversion services. To increase efficiency and effectiveness, the department is moving toward electronic files, new forms of drug testing and continuing to …
Monday, July 25, 2011
Washington County can notify specific neighborhoods of emergencies through its new CodeRED system.
Want a call on your cell phone, or an email message if a flood, chemical spill or other emergency takes place in your neighborhood? Washington County now has the ability to make emergency notifications to residents in a targeted area through its CodeRED system, but if you want your cell phone number or email address in the system, you’ll have to sign up at the CodeRED website. Home telephone numbers are likely already in the system, Washington County Sheriff Bill Hutton said in a video message. In the video, Hutton urged residents to get signed up for notifications. “We are very excited about it,” he said, “and we think it is a great tool for the citizens of Washington County.”
Thursday, July 7, 2011
During an April 30 “Take-Back” campaign, Washington County authorities disposed of unused pills from area residents.
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday that it collected 300 gallons of unused prescription drugs during an April 30 “Take-Back” campaign. The sheriff’s office worked in partnership with Washington County Public Health and Environment in an effort to gather “potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs” for destruction, according to a release. The event was held at the Washington County Government Center. The service was free and anonymous—no questions asked. During the campaign, three 100-gallon barrels were filled with prescription drugs, the release says. Among the more commonly abused prescription controlled substances, authorities collected approximately: (A copy of the entire list of …
Monday, June 6, 2011
Information is provided by the Washington County Sheriff's Office.
The following people were arrested between 7 a.m. Sunday, June 5 and 7 a.m. Monday, June 6, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office: (Note: There were no Oakdale jail bookings from Friday and Saturday.) Charges listed should be considered pending, and will not necessarily match official charges from the courts. It is possible those listed will not be officially charged. Listed are residents of Oakdale who were arrested in Washington County, and anyone who was arrested in Oakdale regardless of city of residence. Those listed are considered innocent until proven guilty.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Law enforcement officers, elected officials, judges, city and county workers and residents paid respect to those who have lost their lives in the line of duty Monday at the Historic Courthouse in Stillwater.
Hundreds of people paid their respects to the corrections and law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the line of duty during a solemn Law Enforcement Memorial ceremony Monday afternoon at the Historic Courthouse in Stillwater. In 2010, 154 law enforcement and seven corrections officers died in the line of duty, Washington County Sheriff William Hutton said. Many Washington County officers worked closely with Maplewood Police Sgt. Joe Bergeron, who was killed on May 1, and "we knew Sgt. Bergeron's commitment to his family, his community and his fellow officers." Bergeron and Mahnomen County Deputy Chris Dewey were both added to the National Peace Officers Memorial in Washington D.C. on Sunday. "Unfortunately, violence against …
Thursday, April 21, 2011
The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
The Washington County Sheriff's Office announced Thursday that it will participate in a voluntary prescription drug "Take-Back" campaign on Saturday, April 30, at the Washington County Government Center, 14949 62nd St. N., in Stillwater. The sheriff's office will collect potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs for destruction from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The site will be located in the main lot at the government center with drive-through access. The service is free and anonymous—no questions asked, according to a release from the sheriff's office. The initiative addresses a public safety and public health issue, according to the release. It's aimed at preventing misuse, theft and abuse. The sheriff's office reports …