Thursday, April 24, 2014

Police News

Severe Weather Awareness Week Starts April 21

Severe Weather Awareness Week Starts April 21

The annual Severe Weather Awareness Week in Minnesota has been designated the week of April 21, 2014. The City of Eagan, along with other cities in Dakota County, will be participating in a statewide tornado drill on Thursday, April 24.  Outdoor warning sirens will sound on April 24, at 1:45 PM; during that time, schools, businesses, and hospitals should practice their sheltering plans.  The siren will sound a second time at 6:55 PM, so families and other organizations can utilize   Read more...


Eagan Police Providing Increased Traffic Enforcement as Part of DDACTS Program

Eagan Police Providing Increased Traffic Enforcement as Part of DDACTS Program

Working in conjunction with the Dakota County Sheriff’s Office, the Eagan Police Department will receive grant funding to participate in a nationally recognized study known as Data-Driven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety or DDACTS.  DDACTS uses crime and traffic data to establish effective and efficient methods for deploying law enforcement and other resources.

 

The grant will fund extra traffic enforcement by Eagan Patrol Officers in previously identified target areas.  The program aims to provide high visibility enforcement   Read more...


Crime Alert- Home Burglaries of Out of Town Residents

Crime Alert- Home Burglaries of Out of Town Residents

Between November 27th and December 17th, 2013, the Eagan Police Department received three reports of burglaries in homes where the occupants were out of town.  The burglaries all occurred in the neighborhoods southeast of the intersection of Yankee Doodle Road and Lexington Avenue.  In a majority of cases, suspect(s) gained entry into the unoccupied homes by forcing open the front door, or entering through unsecured doors and windows. Items taken from the homes include a snow blower, money and jewelry.   Read more...


Assistance Requested - Town Hall Fire

Assistance Requested - Town Hall Fire

During the early morning hours of Sunday, September 8, 2013, an Eagan Police Officer was on patrol and discovered the City’s Historic Town Hall engulfed in flames. Eagan fire personnel responded and extinguished the blaze, and even though the building suffered considerable damage, a majority of it was saved.

Arson is suspected where police and fire personnel have been actively investigating the case. Attached is a photograph of a bicycle which may have been used by an adult suspect to   Read more...


Crime Alert - Vehicle Break-Ins

Crime Alert - Vehicle Break-Ins


On October 30, 2013, the Eagan Police Department received approximately 25 reports of vehicles that were broken into during the overnight hours between October 29th and October 30th. Mainly the reports were received from the areas surrounding the intersections of Yankee Doodle Road/Federal Drive, Pilot Knob Road/Crestridge Lane, and Pilot Knob Road/Diffley Road.


In the majority of the cases, windows were shattered where property such as sunglasses, tools, and electronics were stolen. In some of the cases, citizens reported hearing   Read more...


Motor Vehicle Crash

Motor Vehicle Crash

On Friday, October 25th, at 0733 hours, the Eagan Police Department responded to Clubview Drive and Lexington Avenue for a motor vehicle crash. There was only one vehicle involved and it left the roadway and descended down a ten foot retaining wall. The vehicle came to rest upside down in a holding pond. Eagan Police and Fire Departments arrived and located the driver still inside the vehicle. The driver was the only person in the vehicle and was extricated by   Read more...


Updated Crime Alert - Recent Garage Break-Ins

Updated Crime Alert - Recent Garage Break-Ins


Updated Crime Alert-October 30, 2013

Below is an alert the police department previously distributed regarding residential burglaries. For the public’s awareness, three suspects were arrested where they were in possession of some of the property that was stolen from these victims. Since these arrests were made, the police department has seen a drop in reported burglaries. Appropriate criminal charges are pending, and even though it is likely these suspects will be held accountable, we should always take precautionary measures to   Read more...