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Spring Flood Run

Wednesday, April 11 2018 4:42 PM  •   Categorized In Police Department
SPRING FLOOD RUN: CONTACT:  Chief Roger D. Pohlman PHONE:  651-267-2610    “SPRING FLOOD RUN” KICKS OFF RIDING SEASON, ENFORCEMENT ALONG ROUTES Motorists Should Exercise Extreme Caution along Scenic River Routes    Red Wing, MN — Thousands of motorcyclists will kick off the unofficial start of the Minnesota riding season during the “Spring Flood Run” Saturday, April 21. The route takes riders along the scenic Mississippi and St. Croix Valley roadways between the Twin Cities and Winona. Motorists will need to use extra caution this weekend wit…

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UPDATE: Red Wing Police Department Investigates Threat

Wednesday, March 21 2018 11:16 AM  •   Categorized In Police Department
For Immediate Release March 21, 2018   Contact: Roger Pohlman Chief of Police Police Department 651-267-2610   On March 21, 2018 at approximately 12:03 AM a juvenile female entered the Goodhue County Law Enforcement Center to report a threatening social media message. Officers immediately opened an investigation into the threat and continue to follow-up on information obtained through investigation. This is an open investigation involving juveniles; therefore no further information is available. The Red Wing Police Department is working closely with the Red Wing Public School District and at…

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The Red Wing Police Department Investigates School Threat

Friday, March 2 2018 2:43 PM  •   Categorized In Police Department
March 2nd, 2018   Contact: Roger Pohlman Chief of Police Police Department 651.267.2610   Red Wing, MN:  On March 1, 2018, at approximately 10:00 AM, the Red Wing Police Department received notification of a possible threat of violence at the River Bluffs Education Center.  River Bluffs staff notified their School Resource Officer that students reported hearing another student threaten to “shoot up” the school on Friday (March 2, 2018).  The Officer immediately started to interview the student witnesses and identified a juvenile male suspect.  Upon consulting w…

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RWPD Responds to Crash

Monday, January 29 2018 11:11 AM  •   Categorized In Police Department
Red Wing, MN:  On January 27, 2018 at approximately 1:11 AM an Officer of the Red Wing Police Department was contacted by a citizen that a vehicle they were following had left the roadway at a high rate. The citizen then showed the officer tracks in the ditch near Charles Avenue and South Service Drive. The officer contacted dispatch of the driving complaint and started driving along South Service Drive looking for the vehicle. In the 3300 Block of South Service Drive, a Ford Escort was located that crashed into the back of a large F250 Ford truck, pinning the Escort under the truck. Officers observed an…

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The Red Wing Police Department Recognized Youth for their Acts of Kindness

Thursday, January 11 2018 10:23 AM  •   Categorized In Police Department
The Red Wing Police Department, selected Mathew Murillo, Michael Diaz, and Mae Schueller as the recipients of the 2017 "Grow the Grinch's Heart" challenge. Children were encouraged to visit the Red Wing Police Department's Grinchmas photo booth hosted by the St. James Hotel this past November. Residents were invited to take a photo with the Grinch and were encouraged by the Chief to enter the challenge of growing the Grinch's heart three sizes by giving back to their community.  Treat bags were given to each child that visited the booth. Mae Schueller’s good deed was ringing bells for the Salvatio…

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Red Wing Police Respond to Disturbance

Monday, December 18 2017 8:32 AM  •   Categorized In Police Department
On December 15, 2017, at approximately 9:00 PM, Officers of the Red Wing Police Department responded to a reported disturbance in the 700 Block of Jefferson Street. Upon arrival, officers observed a male and female fighting on a front porch. Upon seeing police, the male suspect fled into the house. The female stated that there was a gun in the residence. Officers established a perimeter around the house and called for the assistance of the Goodhue County Emergency Response Team and Crisis Negotiations Team. Once the Emergency Response Team and Negotiators arrived on scene, they entered the residence. Communic…

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Are We Ready For A Disaster?

Friday, September 29 2017 3:38 PM  •   Categorized In Police Department
Imagine this: It’s a beautiful morning in September in Red Wing.  Down by Levee Park, people are out enjoying the weather.  Children are playing, morning walkers are taking a turn on the Riverfront Trail, and traffic flows through downtown.  A southbound freight train approaches the ADM facility, making its way through the heart of our city before proceeding further south.  Suddenly, without warning, the train derails in a cacophony of sparks and grinding metal.  In an instant, the locomotive is on its side, and fuel from the engine is spewing from its saddle tanks.  The c…

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Train Derailment Exercise

Monday, September 11 2017 3:15 PM  •   Categorized In Police Department
The City of Red Wing, Goodhue County, and State of Minnesota along with private partners will participate in an exercise taking place on September 19th, 2017. The exercise is being conducted in order to test and improve the community’s overall preparedness for an emergency event. The fictional exercise simulates a train derailment in downtown Red Wing. Exercise participants will practice initial incident response, incident command, and oil spill recovery. The incident is not real; however the response activities during the fictional exercise will be practiced in a manner that is as realistic as possible…

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2017 Red Wing Police Department Citizen's Academy

Friday, August 11 2017 1:38 PM  •   Categorized In Police Department
The Red Wing Police Department will be putting on a Citizen's Academy this fall starting October 5th. The Citizen’s Academy is a community awareness program that offers residents a unique insight into the life and training of Red Wing Police Officers. The Academy encompasses a total of 18 hours of presentations from various law enforcement personnel. Applications are now being taken for the 2017 Academy.  Applications can be picked up at the Goodhue County Law Enforcement Center Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm or can be found on our Citizens Academy website.

Guns and Hoses Event

Wednesday, August 9 2017 10:06 AM  •   Categorized In Police Department
GUNS AND HOSES - The Police Department and Fire Department will be battling it out on Thursday, August 10th in a fun filled softball game. The event will be held at the Red Wing Athletic Field with the first pitch at 7:00 p.m. with gates opening at 6:00 p.m. Pre-game events will include:  Shark Baggo, Pizza Dash, Hula-Hooping, Boot Kicking, Pancake Flipping, Ice Cream Treats, Campfire Seating Section, Born Learning Trail, Plus Favorites from Last Year - TZD Carts; Wild Hair Designs and Fire and Police Vehicle Tours, and More. Tickets are $5, age 5 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased at the gate…

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