Monday, January 21, 2013
Eagan police and fire officials say two men jumped to safety from the second story of a townhome complex.
Like us on Facebook | Get our newsletter | Follow us on Twitter | Start a blog The death of a 33-year-old man during a townhome fire on Sunday morning is Eagan's first fire-related fatality since 2004, according to Eagan Fire Chief Mike Scott. Eagan resident Roger Yarusso was killed in the blaze, according to a Star Tribune report. Two of his roommates sustained head, back and leg injuries when they jumped from a second story window to escape the fire, Scott said. The fire began in a first story living room around 6 a.m., Scott said. By the time emergency responders arrived on the scene, the structure—a four-unit townhome complex at 1527 Aspen Drive—was fully engulfed in flames. Eagan police spoke with both roommates outside of the …
Monday, October 29, 2012
With their investigation hampered by intoxicated witnesses, police are still searching for a suspect or suspects in the case.
Police have identified the woman shot in the back during an apparent road rage incident in Eagan on Sunday morning. The 26-year-old victim is Kimberly Lawrence, a Rosemount resident, according to Eagan Police Chief Jim McDonald. Lawrence, who sustained a "non-fatal" shoulder wound, was transported to Regions Hospital on Sunday following the shooting. Police say Lawrence was one of eight people riding in a Volkswagen Jetta in Eagan early on Sunday morning. Police say the confrontation started when a dark-colored SUV began tailgating the Jetta, driven by 28-year-old Grant Hengy of St. Paul. When Hengy made an obscene gesture at the driver of the SUV, an occupant of the SUV responded by opening fire on Hengy's vehicle. One round struck …
Monday, April 23, 2012
Eagan Police Department Sgt. Linda Myhre will be honored with a Community Caring Award at the third annual walk.
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Monday, April 23, 2012
Editor's Note: The following is from a press release from 360 Communities. 360 Communities will host its Third Annual Sexual Assault Awareness Walk on April 25. At the event, Sgt. Linda Myhre of the Eagan Police Department will receive the Community Caring Award for her partnership with 360 Communities Lewis House to end domestic violence and sexual violence in our community. Myhre will be retiring from the Eagan Police Department in May. She has worked for many years to ensure survivors of domestic violence are referred to 360 Communities Lewis House for safe housing as well as other services. She also educates 360 Communities sexual assault services advocates twice a year about police response to sexual assault cases. April is Sexual…
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Trainers from a top-notch police department in Winnipeg are helping local police handlers and their dogs with tracking scents
Police K-9 units from all over the metro area, including Dakota County, have joined forces for training at Flint Hills Resources Training Facility in Rosemount, Eagan Police Department and Fleming Field in South St. Paul this week. One of the world's top police K-9 units has traveled almost 500 miles from Winnipeg to the cities to lead much of the 4-day training. According to Andy Helgerson of the Eagan Police Department, the training began this past Monday and will go until Thursday. The handlers and their dogs put in 10-hour days with very little down time. Much of what the various police departments have been training in is ‘tracking,’ which is what the K-9 unit from Winnipeg specializes in. “This is what they do best. They raise their …
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Jarrod Clinton Durbin was charged in Dakota County Court with a fifth-degree controlled substance crime, which is a felony.
An Apple Valley man is charged with heroin possession after police found a syringe on his person that crime lab tests showed had heroin on it. Jarrod Clinton Durbin, 30, was charged in Dakota County Court with a fifth-degree controlled substance crime, which is a felony. The charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine, according to the Dakota County criminal complaint against Durbin. According to the complaint, Eagan police approached Durbin in a business parking lot on June 16 after receiving reports that he was allegedly soliciting people for money that day, and had also done so on a previous occasion. Durbin allegedly told police he was selling magazines, the complaint says. When police found that Durbin …