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West Hennepin Public Safety responds to multiple reports of burglaries

DELANO, MN – West Hennepin Public Safety issued the following information Feb. 13:

This past week three burglaries have occurred in our cities. We also have taken reports of several storage units burglarized in the past few weeks.
We have apprehended one individual for one of the burglaries of a residential garage and is awaiting criminal charges.
Two other burglaries where of homes currently under construction.
As a reminder here are some tips.
West Hennepin Public Safety is urging people to be watchful and aware of suspicious activity, vehicles and individuals and to call 9-1-1 to report it when detected.
• Keep doors locked in your home at all times, even when you are working in your backyard.
• Make sure your personal property inventory is up to date, record serial numbers, make and model of items and keep this record in a secure place.
• Leave lights on timers to make your home look occupied.
• Keep garage doors closed and lock service doors.
• Remove personal property from your vehicle when you park it in your garage or driveway.
• Do not leave the garage door opener visible in your vehicle if you park in your driveway.
• Be aware of identity theft—check your credits reports regularly and immediately following the theft of your personal information.

Montrose man dies after his car rolls over him in driveway

MONTROSE, MN – A Montrose man died Aug. 7, two days after his vehicle apparently rolled over him in his driveway. According to Wright County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Todd Hoffman, the sheriff’s office was dispatched to an address on Garner Circle in Montrose Aug. 5 when a passerby reported a possible medical situation involving a man who appeared to be in medical distress lying in the driveway.
First responders from the Montrose Fire Department began treating Robert Rohland, 64, who was complaining of abdominal pain.
The Hennepin County Medical Examiner contacted the Wright County Sheriff’s Office Aug. 7, and advised the office that Rohland had died, and that his injuries were consistent with being run over by a vehicle.

Read the full story in the Aug. 18 issue of Delano Herald Journal.

Mayer to begin negotiations with Montrose city clerk/treasurer for administrator position

MAYER, MN – Mayer City Council, during a special meeting July 31, authorized staff to begin negotiations with current Montrose City Clerk/Treasurer Margaret (Maggie) McCallum to fill the vacant city administrator position in Mayer.

The council had previously made an offer to its top candidate, David Mandt, who withdrew from the process. McCallum was the next finalist in line.

Read more in the Aug. 4 issue of Delano Herald Journal.

Winstock photo gallery is online

WINSTED, MN – Winstock 2017 has successfully come and gone. View Matt Kane’s photo gallery from the Winsted event here.

PHOTO GALLERY – Delano old-fashioned Christmas

DELANO, MN – Our photo gallery from the tree-lighting ceremony and old-fashioned Christmas celebration is online.

Look for photos in the Monday, Dec. 5 edition of the Delano Herald Journal.

Juvenile arrested in Delano – sheriff’s office checking for ties to string of burglaries

DELANO, MN – Wright County Sheriff Joe Hagerty reported that on Saturday, Aug. 13 at approximately 11:45 a.m., the Wright County Sheriff’s Office communication center received a call of a suspicious person near the Delano library. Deputies were dispatched to the area, where they spoke with a 17 year old juvenile male who initially gave them a false name. The juvenile’s real identity was verified. He was found to be from New Praque, and also had a felony warrant for his arrest out of Scott County. Upon arresting the juvenile, deputies located a stolen handgun in his bag. The juvenile was then transported to the Wright County Jail.

Wright County Sheriff’s Office detectives are investigating the case to see if there are any ties to a string of residential burglaries that have occurred in the City of Delano within the past several weeks.