Lakeville Police Officer Arrests Five Individuals With Warrants

This past Tuesday night, Andy Bohlen was sworn in as the Chief of the Faribault Police Department.

Officer Sandy Thoeny is known around the station for checking on the arrest warrant files for those individuals that have active outstanding arrest warrants that might be located in Lakeville. Then Officer Thoeny will follow up on the information during her shift and find and arrest them.

So it was not unusual last Thursday when Officer Thoeny made a warrant arrest on a subject. Later in the day, Officer Thoeny tracked down a two more subjects with active arrest warrants out for them and made a second and third warrant arrests. 

Officer Thoeny didn’t stop there though, when later during the same shift while working with a Dakota County Probation Officer, she arrested a fourth subject on an outstanding arrest warrant and a fourth subject on a court Arrest and Detain Order. Four of the five subjects arrested were placed in the Dakota County Jail, while the fourth individual posted bail. 


Sampling of LPD activity for the week of Oct. 18 to Oct. 25, 2012 

Traffic crashes: 10 Alarms: 40 Animal Calls: 71 Medical Emergency Calls: 22 Thefts: 38 Traffic Stops: 269


This past Tuesday night, Andy Bohlen was sworn in as the Chief of the Faribault Police Department in the Faribault City Council chambers during a short ceremony at the beginning of the City Council meeting. Over20 Lakeville officers were in attendance in Faribault as a demonstration of support for Chief Bohlen as he took the Oath of Office moving on to new professional experiences in leading the Faribault Police Department. 

Chief Bohlen is joining a distinct group of former Lakeville Police Department officers that have moved on, after successful careers at LPD, to lead law enforcement agencies across the country. The Lakeville Police Department has established a well-known reputation of developing leaders in our officers, who go on to become Chiefs and Sheriffs of other law enforcement agencies. 

The number of Law Enforcement leaders coming from LPD has been attributed to several possible factors, including our organizational value on education and the rapid growth in the organization that has developed strong creative problem solving qualities in our officers. 

This group of Lakeville alumni officers includes our current Dakota County Sheriff, Dave Bellows, King County (Washington) Sheriff Steve Strachan, (Retired) Apple Valley Police Chief Scott Johnson, Mike Parks, Chief of Police of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and, of course, former LPD Chief and Dakota County Sheriff Don Gudmundson, who has been a mentor for every one of these leaders. 

We are very proud of Chief Bohlen’s accomplishments here at LPD during his 19 years of service to the citizens of Lakeville. Although we will miss Andy here, we know that the officers and citizens of Faribault will come to know and appreciate his passion, commitment and leadership as we have over the years here at LPD. Congratulations Chief Andy Bohlen! 


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