The week of May 11th, 2014, has been proclaimed by Mayor Bender as National Police Week in Red Wing. In honor of National Police Week, there will be a Peace Officer Memorial Day Service held on May 15th, at 1:00 pm at the Goodhue County Law Enforcement Lobby. Guest speaker will be Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Wilhelmina Wright. After the service, refreshments will be served. The public is invited to attend this service.
On April 30, 2014, at 6:30 PM, the Hope Coalition “Kid’s Count” program held a Candlelight Vigil for Child Abuse Awareness. Gage Robinson and his mother, Penny, were the guest speakers. It was quite an emotional evening, with many of the surviving children from child abuse and neglect participating in the program. The last item in the program revolved around children of abuse presenting a yellow rose to their “Safety Person”, a person they feel safe in going to for help. Gage presented his “Safety Person” rose to C… Read full article »
On May 3rd, 2014, at approximately 1:17 P.M., the Red Wing Police Department received a report, from a 10 year old male, of suspicious activity. The male juvenile stated that he saw a bright red van stop abruptly and pull into the alleyway of the 400 block of 9th Street (between 9th and 10th Street). The van stopped near the juvenile, and a slender, caucasian female exited the passenger side of the vehicle. The male juvenile ran away from the approaching female. The male juvenile described the vehicle as a larger van similar in style to a Ford Econoline van, being driven by a male, wit… Read full article »
The Red Wing Police Department will again be hosting our annual Bicycle Rodeo on Saturday, May 10th, 2014 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. The Rodeo will be held at the Goodhue County Law Enforcement Center parking lot at 430 West 6th Street in Red Wing. A bicycle safety course will be set up for the kids to ride their bicycles through and learn safety rules. Kids should bring their own bicycles. Free hot dogs and pop will be provided for all kids who participate. Many prizes and several bicycles will also be given away. The Rodeo is a fun and educational experience for the kids in the community!!
On February 3, 2014, at approximately 2:16 AM, Dispatch received a suspicious person/activity in the vicinity of the Parkway Motel, 3425 Highway 61. Upon arrival at that location, the first responding officer observed two personnel sitting in a Tan Buick Century. The occupants of the vehicle then noticed the officer on foot in the parking lot and started backing the vehicle toward the officer. The vehicle left the area on Carol Lane and was located at 319 Hillcrest Drive, stuck on a snow bank. Red Wing Police Department K-9 arrived on-scene to begin a track of the fleeing suspects.&nbs… Read full article »
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 »