Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Two men stealing scrap metal from a Lakeville business are forced to ask a worker from the business for help when their getaway truck has a dead battery.
Officers responded to a business late one night this week on a call of two subjects stealing metal from the back of the business. The officers arrived on scene and located and detained the two suspects, who had their vehicle and a large trailer full of scrap metal parked on the back side of the building by the loading docks. The officers investigating the crime discovered the two suspects had pulled their vehicle in behind the business and loaded the metal belonging to the business onto their trailer. When the two got back in their vehicle to leave, they discovered that their truck would not start as it had a dead battery, so they were stuck at the scene with all the stolen metal loaded on their trailer. Incredibly, the two hapless …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Man arrested for shoplifting is found to have warrant issued in previous shoplifting case.
Officer Chris Gartzke responded to a local retail store on a report that the store security officers had arrested a subject for shoplifting. Officer Gartzke arrived and issued the subject a citation for misdemeanor theft. Officer Gartzke also ran a routine computer check on the subject and found that the subject had an outstanding misdemeanor arrest warrant. The subject posted bail on the warrant and was released with a scheduled court date. The arrest warrant was for—yes, you probably have already guessed—misdemeanor theft / shoplifting.
Monday, September 10, 2012
A man who was arrested for shoplifting a few weeks ago was at it again last week when police easily matched his picture from surveillance footage. He was arrested at home.
Officer Tom Danielson responded to a shoplifting theft call from a store one evening this week. The store provided a good description and also had surveillance video of the suspect committing the theft. Before Officer Danielson had even arrived on the scene, Officer Jason Haider, hearing the description of the suspect on the police radio, called Officer Danielson and advised him that he had arrested a suspect matching the description for a similar shoplifting incident just a few weeks ago. After checking the surveillance photos, the officers confirmed the identity of the suspect and responded to his residence. The suspect admitted to the officers that he committed the theft and he even admitted to committing another shoplifting theft. The …
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Lakeville Police Department responded to 17 traffic crashes the week of March 14 to March 21.
Lakeville has hundreds of miles of streets, roadways, and highways that thousands of vehicles travel on every day and night of the year. Traffic safety is an important public safety concern for the officers of our department in serving in a community that is as geographically large as Lakeville. To help make our roadways safer, all our officers patrol our high volume roadways frequently providing both high visibility to help prevent crashes and traffic enforcement when traffic violations do occur. If you look below at the weekly LPD summary of activity, you will see that our officers responded to 17 traffic crashes in the past seven days. In 2010, our officers responded to almost 600 traffic crashes. Most of those crashes involved only …