Lino Lakes Police Department

  • Agency: Lino Lakes Police Department
  • Address: 640 Town Center Parkway, Lino Lakes, 55014 MN
  • Chief: Dave Pecchia (Public Safety Director)

Lino Lakes Police Department is located at 640 Town Center Parkway, Lino Lakes, 55014 MN. The Public Safety Director of the department is Dave Pecchia. The Lino Lakes Police Department phone number is 763-427-1212.

Lino Lakes Police Department News

Here’s another scam folks!! Today a resident received a letter purporting to be from Publisher's Clearing House. The letter stated they were a second place winner. Awesome, right?? Included with the letter was a check for almost $8,000 to cover legal and administrative fees. They were instructed to call prior to depositing the check in order to get instructions. In the end, the letter is bogus, the check is fraudulent and our resident was able to recognize this immediately and didn’t fall for any part of the scam. The purpose of this post is to ask that you help those in your lives that may not recognize a scam, not fall for one. Unfortunately we still have some successful scams occur, so please do what you can to help prevent a friend or family member from becoming a victim. Thank you!

Officers Vang and McIntosh, along with members of the Century College Law Enforcement mentoring program packed food today with Feed My Starving Children. Their group packed 33 of the 111 boxes packed! 66 kids will eat for an entire year thanks to this wonderful organization. A big thanks to all involved!

These little trick or treaters stopped by to show off their costumes. They all looked amazing. Have fun and stay safe tonight!

Join us next Thursday night at Eagle Brook Church for a community forum addressing the exploitation and trafficking of Anoka County Youth. The forum starts at 06:30. All are welcome.

Snow in the forecast?!? It reminds us that Officer Paulson and Officer Vang with the Lino Lakes Public Safety Department will be conducting a DNR Youth Snowmobile Certification class. The class is being offered to youth ages 11-15 (certification becomes valid at age 12). This training class is an introductory class designed for the snowmobile rider with little or no experience in snowmobile operation. The certification class takes place over the course of three days. The class includes two classroom sessions with a requirement to do some online training at home, and one additional day for the riding test. The first class will be held Thursday, November 16th 2017 from 6:00pm-8:00pm at the Lino Lakes Public Safety Department (640 Town Center Pkwy., Lino Lakes, MN 55014). During this class, the instructors will distribute the materials, discuss the course outline and answer related questions. Parents are encouraged to attend. The second class will also be at the public safety department and will be on Thursday, December 7th, 2017 from 6:00pm-8:00pm. During this class, the instructors will address any questions and distribute the final written exam. This exam will need to be successfully completed before the student will be allowed to take riding test. The riding test will be on Saturday, December 16th, 2017 from 8:00am-12:00pm. This date is tentative and location to be determined depending on snow and ice conditions. There is a $5.00 processing fee required by the Minnesota DNR. For additional information regarding the class, or to sign-up, please contact the Lino Lakes Police Department at 651-982-2300.

This Saturday from 10:00 - 2:00 we will once again be participating in the DEA Drug Take Back event. Stop by the Public Safety lobby and we will be glad to take all those extra, old and expired medications and dispose of them properly. Please, do not bring in syringes or illegal narcotics.

Alright team Lino, here is another reminder of why this is a special community to be a part of. A resident recently was in the process of having new siding installed due to damage caused by one of our many summer storms. Some of the building materials were set aside over the weekend for work to begin again on Monday. A couple of neighbor children were playing outside when they noticed a vehicle pull up to the house under repair. The kids were observant enough to know that their neighbors were not home, it was a Sunday, and that they had not seen this vehicle at the house before. The children watched a person start to load items into their vehicle that they were collecting. These kids obviously have been taught well and sensed that something was odd, and they went inside to tell their dad about what was happening. Their dad agreed that what they had seen sounded suspicious, and went to the neighbors to check things out. It was quickly determined that the person loading up items did not know the homeowner and had no right to be there. The police were notified and the suspect attempted to leave the neighborhood. A patrol officer quickly located and stopped the suspect vehicle and arrested the driver for felony theft. This story is not atypical of how a lot of criminals are caught, but what if we told you that one of the children who reported the suspicious incident to her father was only 6 years old? When the theft victim learned about the facts that led to the arrest, it was their wish to have the children publicly recognized with a formal award. The children’s parents were appreciative of the offer but stated “They were doing what we taught them to do, they do not need to be rewarded for doing the right thing.” Hats off to a couple of awesome parents raising their kids to be vigilant and to look out for others. Well done to the children for knowing that what they were seeing was suspicious, and making sure to tell an adult about it. We are lucky to have this family in our community, there is no question they are looking out for all of us.

Media Release Fatal Crash 20th Ave. and Rehbein St.

Squads and Fire Staff are on 4th Ave near Lilac Street responding to a transformer that started on fire, and created a small grass fire. Some people are reporting an explosion, when the transformer blew it made a loud noise. There is no threat to the public, and repair crews are enroute to restore power.

The "I'm special" defense didn't hold up. If you do not want to be nice to your neighbors that is your choice, but following laws is not optional.

Some types of hunting are permitted in Lino Lakes. It is the hunters responsibility to be knowledgeable of the laws and ordinances in place. The attached article has a lot of useful information for those that have questions about hunting regulations.

The Quad Community Press recently did a story on Officer McIntosh and Investigator Klosner's Drug Recognition and Education Presentation. The presentation is designed to inform parents and teachers of signs, symptoms, and paraphernalia, that could indicate that someone is possibly using illegal substances. Early recognition of a problem and a response to that is key. We are grateful for our partnership with the Quad, as their efforts help our message reach a greater audience.

Thank you to Caribou Coffee for hosting our first Coffee with a Cop event this morning. We always appreciate the opportunity to meet our residents and have a casual conversation with them. Coffee with a Cop is off to a good start and we will continue having these meetings at different locations throughout town. If we call them “meetings” it sounds better to the bosses, so that is what they will be referred to in future postings 👮‍♂️☕👍

Remember tomorrow is Coffee with a Cop. Officers from Lino Lakes Public Safety Department and community members will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee. All community members are invited to attend.The event begins at 8:00 AM on 10/18/2017 at Caribou (730 Apollo Dr). Please contact OfficerVang with questions: 651-982-2349, tou.vang@ci.lino-lakes.mn.us

Swing by the new fire station and check out our open house. We will be here until 3:00. We have upgraded our bounce house, and our most popular officer Justice is here. Bring the kids and come say hello.

Last night the Public Safety Citizen’s Academy group learned about responding to vehicle fires. The car fire simulator uses real fire and smoke, so the group was wearing full fire turnout gear for the first time, including a mask and being on air. It is a unique experience having to trust your equipment to protect against something your instincts tell you to get away from. They all did a great job! It has been amazing watching them tackle new challenges each week, and they still appear to be having fun in the process. Let's take a second though to talk about “Team Zubaz”…..what do you guys think, are they just having fun, or did the background investigator miss a red flag somewhere?

Between your trips to Home Depot and Bed Bath & Beyond you can swing by our open house tomorrow and say hello. We actually have a pretty nice little Saturday planned. There will be a lot of activities for the kids and free stuff for them to take home. For the adults our staff will be on hand to chat and answer questions, provide tours of the facility, and demonstrations of the fire and police vehicles. Depending on the weather there could be an appearance from the State Patrol Helicopter, and our fire staff will be putting on a vehicle extrication training. In lieu of tranquilizer dart guns, we will be offering the Laser Shot use of force simulator for those who want to test their decision making and firearms abilities. Doors open at noon, we would love to see you there to take part in all our events but…I don’t know, I don’t know if you will have enough time.

Last night the Lino Lakes Public Safety Citizen’s Academy group had the opportunity to tour MCF Lino Lakes. Although most of group has lived in the community for many years, this was the first time any of them had been inside (at least that is what they told us😀) It was an eye opening experience, and we really learned a lot about the day to day operations of a large correctional facility such as ours. There are many innovative and progressive things happening at MCF Lino Lakes, such as their Leader Dogs for the Blind Program. A select few inmates are given a puppy to train and raise to someday serve as a Leader or therapy dog. Everyone has their opinion on how they feel “hard time” should be served, but the reality is 98% of offenders will be getting out some day, and if there are skills and responsibilities that can be learned the first time through the system, maybe there will not be a second incarceration. We are very appreciative of the time Warden Vicki Janssen and her staff took out of their shift to show us around. The below link has more information on the prison puppy program, I mean who doesn’t love puppies. Have a great Friday everyone! http://www.leaderdog.org/prison-puppies

Come out and join us on October 14th for the Lino Lakes Public Safety Open House!

Today was National Coffee with a Cop Day, so we are taking this opportunity to let you know we are starting our own program on Wednesday, October 18th. The inaugural event will be held at Caribou Coffee, 730 Apollo Drive, from 8:00am until 09:30am. There is no agenda, no speech, just come and talk about whatever you want with your officers. We are looking forward to this event and many more to come.

Wishing you all a quick recovery!! Lino Lakes is a great place to live, we are lucky to be able to work here.

ANOTHER FRAUD TECHNIQUE One of our residents sent us this bit of information. Although he was not a victim of the scam, he wanted to make sure nobody else became a victim. If scammers get hold of your financial information, but find the accounts are protected by mobile phone two-factor authentication, they'll try to switch the phone number linked to that account. In a growing number of online attacks, hackers have been calling up Verizon, T-Mobile U.S., Sprint and AT&T and asking them to transfer control of a victim’s phone number to a device under the control of the hackers. Once they get control of the phone number, they can reset the passwords on every account that uses the phone number as a security backup. Although a PIN on a phone account should prevent the number from being transferred, you can add a security note to your file with your service provider asking them not to permit any remote request to transfer the number to a new device. This may be inconvenient in the event of an emergency, but it will add another layer of security.

There has been an increase in bicycles thefts throughout the city so we are attaching a link that contains some bicycle security tips. Unfortunately respecting other people’s property and not taking property what isn’t yours is in the past so we ask that you be proactive in securing your property from theft. We are not promoting any one brand or type of lock or any certain way to secure your bicycle, just trying to provide a little help. So without further ado, here is the link. https://www.bicycleroots.com/blog/5-steps-to-effective-bike-security/

We need your help identifying the male suspect in this video. He has stolen liquor 4 times from 2 different Lino Lakes liquor stores in the past several months. He has worn the same hat during several of this thefts. He usually steals Grey Goose vodka by concealing it in his pants. An employee at his most recent theft saw him leave in a silver passenger car with a partial plate of 435M. If you have any information contact Investigator Dan Thill at dan.thill@ci.lino-lakes.mn.us, or send us a private message.