Motorists and passengers are reminded to buckle up this fall as extra Click It or Ticket seatbelt patrols take to the roads statewide October 4–19. Red Wing Police Department is among nearly 400 Minnesota agencies increasing patrols to encourage motorists to buckle up.
In the last three years on Minnesota roads (2010-2012), there were 852 motorist traffic deaths, of which 361 (42 percent) were not buckled up. Of those 361 killed, 42 percent were motorists ages 16–29, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety.
In Goodhue County, during 2012, we experienced 64… Read full article »
The Red Wing Police Department is urging motorists to drive attentively and be ready for school buses, especially for children exiting school buses.
Last year in Minnesota, there were 553 bus crashes that resulted in seven deaths (none of which were student bus occupants) and 211 injuries (of which 65 were student bus occupants). In Minnesota, school buses make at least 10,000 school bus trips daily. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, school buses are the safest mode of transportation for children — children are eight times safer riding in a bus to school than any o… Read full article »
The 2013 Nite to Unite event will be held on Tuesday, August 6th. Nite to Unite is a community event that helps people connect with other residents in their neighborhood in an effort to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness. The community event also stresses the importance of reporting suspicious activity in neighborhoods.
Police Officers, Firefighters and Public Works Personnel, as well as City Council members, will attend block parties throughout Red Wing. Neighborhoods will also collect food for the Red Wing Area Food Shelf.
For the past 15 years, Nat… Read full article »
The posted speed is the speed limit, and Red Wing Police Department, along with AREA LAW ENFORCEMENT, are emphasizing the need to drive at safe speeds through accelerated speed patrols, July 6–21. The enforcement and education effort is coordinated by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety.
Unsafe and illegal speed is the most commonly reported contributing factor in fatal crashes. During 2010–2012, speed was a contributing factor in 3 fatalities in Goodhue County and 395 traffic deaths statewide. Find fact sheets here: https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/ots/repor… Read full article »
Officer Jeff Burbank, of the Red Wing Police Department, was named to the 2013 Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety DWI Enforcer All-Star team for his efforts to prevent alcohol-related crashes and resulting tragedies. Officer Burbank arrested 47 drunk drivers in 2012.
The All-Stars are sponsored by AAA Minneapolis.
Officer Burbank, a four year veteran of the agency, was named among 34 law enforcement representatives and prosecutors from the Twin Cities and Greater Minnesota. This is the first time Officer Burbank has been named a DWI Enforcer All-Star.
All-Stars were select… Read full article »
During the June 10th, 2013, City Council meeting, Officer Jeff Burbank and his K-9 partner, Maverick, were recognized for graduating from the St. Paul K-9 Foundation Patrol Dog 1 - Basic Handler Course, on May 23, 2013. During the course, Officer Burbank and Maverick were certified in area searches, building searches, evidence recovery, tracking, apprehension, agility, obediance and handler protection. Officer Burbank was also recognized for being a Minnesota Department of Public Safety 2013 DWI Enforcer All-Star for leading the Red Wing Police Department in DWI arrests in 2012. Officer… Read full article »
During the June 10th, 2013, City Council meeting, Acting Mayor Bayley, Fire Chief Tom Schneider and Police Chief Roger Pohlman recognized seven citizens for their assistance in a tragic accident on Barn Bluff on May 15th, 2013. Recognized during the meeting were Paul Meuer, Ripon, WI; Jay Homan, Hopkins, MN; Davis Peterson, Hager City, WI; Laci Wilson, Hager City, WI; Katie Tredinnick, Verona, WI; Shannon Franklin, New Berlin, WI; and Carl Meisner, Minnetonka, MN. On May 15th, 2013, these citizens were hiking on Barn Bluff and came upon an individual lying unresponsive on the north tra… Read full article »
Red Wing resident, Reggy Lynch, is presented with a certificate of appreciation by Acting Mayor Bayley and Police Chief Roger Pohlman during the June 10th, 2013, City Council Meeting. On May 18th, 2013, Mr. Lynch observed two individuals remove a welder from his neighbor's garage and depart the area in a passenger car. Mr. Lynch provided the vehicle description and license plate number, which enabled a Goodhue County Sheriff's Deputy and Red Wing Police Officers to stop these individuals and arrest them before they could depart the Red Wing area. These actions directly contribute t… Read full article »
Acting Mayor Lisa Bayley swears in the newest Red Wing Police Officer, Kyley Groby, during the June 10, 2013, City Council meeting. Officer Groby graduated from Red Wing High School in 2008 and from Minnesota State University - Mankato, with a Bachelor's Degree in Law Enforcement, in 2011. Prior to accepting the position with Red Wing, Groby was an Officer with the Mankato Police Department. We welcome officer Groby to the Department!
On 5-15-2013, at approximately 8:50 PM, the Red Wing Police Department and Red Wing Fire Department responded to a medical assist on the north side of Barn Bluff. Upon officer arrival, witnesses were performing CPR on a male that appeared to have fallen from the top of Barn Bluff. The male victim was pronounced dead at the scene and transported to Mayo in Rochester. Upon further investigation, witnesses stated that the man was seen jogging on the top of Barn Bluff approximately 20 minutes earlier and had asked for directions off the bluff. Witnesses were leaving the bluff on … Read full article »