Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Police News

Bear Sightings

Bear Sightings

Eagan Police are asking residents and visitors to be aware of a black bear which has been sighted in the southwest area of the City on multiple occasions beginning at 11:46 PM on June 2, through the late morning of June 3, 2014.

The bear was first spotted by an Eagan Officer at 11:46 PM on June 2, 2014, in a residential area near the intersection of Slater and Rusten Roads. Four later reports originating by residents and motorists followed   Read more...


Eagan Police Respond to a Mental Health Situation

Eagan Police Respond to a Mental Health Situation

On May 12, 2014 at 10:26 AM, Eagan Officers responded to a mental health crisis at the 1800 block of Silver Bell Road.  A male individual barricaded himself inside of his residence and was threatening to harm himself.

Eagan Police Negotiators and the Eagan SWAT team responded to resolve the situation.  There was no danger to the public.

After negotiating with the subject for approximately five hours, he surrendered without incident and was transported by ambulance to a   Read more...


Police Arrest Suicidal Male After He Assaults Girlfriend

Police Arrest Suicidal Male After He Assaults Girlfriend

On May 5, 2014, at 10:32 PM, Eagan Police Officers responded to an apartment building located at 4395 Robert Trail South regarding a domestic situation. A witness reported hearing arguing within an apartment where the incident “spilled” into the hallway. After seeing the two arguing, the witness believed she saw a gun being concealed beneath the clothes of a male suspect. The suspect was later identified as 22 year-old Quintel Flowers who is a resident of the building. Flowers left   Read more...


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...