Ramsey Police Department

  • Agency: Ramsey Police Department
  • Address: 7550 Sunwood Dr NW, Ramsey, 55303 MN
  • Chief: James Way (Chief of Police)
Phone: 763.427.6812
Fax: 763.427.2361

Ramsey Police Department is located at 7550 Sunwood Dr NW, Ramsey, 55303 MN. The Chief of Police of the department is James Way. The Ramsey Police Department phone number is 763.427.6812.

Ramsey Police Department News

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SCAM ALERT: Special attention T-Mobile users In the past few weeks, we have received several reports of phone porting fraud. The fraud occurs when criminals contact your mobile provider, pretend to be you (by using your personal information they have found) and request your phone number be ported to another device. Once they transfer your number to a new device, they contact your bank, email provider, etc. to request your user name and password to be changed. A phone call, text message and/or email is sent to the new device to verify the change. The criminal verifies the change and then uses the info to transfer money out of your bank account. We recommend T-Mobile customers contact their provider and request the Port Validation feature. It is free feature that will add an additional level of security by requiring a 6 to 15 digit password. Once in place, the password will be required to validate a port transfer. More information about the porting scam and how to protect yourself can be found at the link below. https://www.t-mobile.com/company/privacy-resources/account-security/account-verification.html http://www.king5.com/…/thieves-are-stealing-y…/281-501725049 https://www.forbes.com/sites/laurashin/2016/12/21/hackers-are-hijacking-phone-numbers-and-breaking-into-email-and-bank-accounts-how-to-protect-yourself/#11fcc1a5360f

Want to enjoy a tasty meal while supporting Special Olympics Minnesota? On Thursday, January 25th from 5-9 p.m. our police department will be participating in “Tip-A-Cop” at Acapulco Restaurant in Ramsey. Officers will be volunteering their time to help Acapulco staff serve you while you dine. All tips our officers receive will be donated to Special Olympics. We hope to see you there!

Are any of these items yours? We are still looking to return a large amount of suspected stolen property to the rightful owner. Please look through these photos and see if any of these items belong to you or someone that you may know. Help us get the word out by letting your neighbors know that we have this property and are looking to return it to the rightful owners. Soon the unclaimed property will be disposed of in accordance with state statute, by being set for auction or destroyed. To claim an item, contact our dispatch at 763-427-1212, reference case number 17-246073.

12/12/17 – Felon in Possession of a handgun At approximately 0147 hrs, Ofc Hinnenkamp made a traffic stop on Hwy 10 NW. Sgt Hemmerich arrived on scene and noticed Ofc Hinnenkamp had the male driver against his car and was searching him on the passenger side of the vehicle. The male was leaning so his waist was against the vehicle. Ofc Hinnenkamp asked the male to step back away from the vehicle. The male would not comply. Ofc Hinnenkamp then pulled the male away from the vehicle and lifted up the front of his jacket. Sgt Hemmerich observed a black handgun grip in the front of the male's waistband and at the same time, Officer Hinnenkamp yelled "gun.” The male tried holding his waist against the trunk of the vehicle so the gun was blocked. Officers believed he was reaching for the weapon. After a short struggle, officers were able to remove the gun safely and take the male into custody. Once they arrived at jail, the male became uncooperative and would not unlock his hands. Ofc Hinnenkamp assisted jail staff with unlocking the male’s hand and Ofc Hinnekamp found the male was trying to conceal methamphetamine. The male was subsequently charged with Gross Misdemeanor Carry/Possess a Pistol without a Permit, Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), Felony Ineligible Person in Possession of a Firearm. 12/27/2017 – Too many video games At approximately 1533 hrs, Ofc Elliot was dispatched to a single vehicle property damage accident near the 17100 block of Nowthen Blvd NW. A male was driving a blue passenger car traveling northbound on Nowthen Blvd NW. The vehicle veered off the roadway to the right, striking the mailbox near the 17100 block of Nowthen Blvd NW. It then swerved back onto the roadway and went in the ditch on the west side of Nowthen Blvd NW. The male stated he was driving home from work in Minneapolis and had fallen asleep just prior to the crash. The male said he was extremely tired from staying up late playing video games with his roommate. 12/17/2017 – Vehicle Pursuit At approximately 2035hrs, Ofc Erickson was monitoring a house in Ramsey that an occupant whom had a felony warrant. Officer Erickson made a traffic stop on a vehicle leaving the residence for speed near the 19100 Block of Baugh St NW. The passenger exited the vehicle and the driver took off and fled in the vehicle. Ofc Erickson pursued the vehicle for eight miles and ended up successfully using the PIT maneuver to disable the vehicle. The male driver was taken into custody and transported to Anoka County Jail. He was booked on Petty Misdemeanor Speed, Exceed Limit, Misdemeanor Driving After Revocation, Misdemeanor Driving Without Insurance, Felony Fleeing in a Motor Vehicle, and his Sherburne County warrant. 12/25/17- False Alarm At approximately 1805 hrs, Ofc Schlender responded to the 8900 Block of 159th LN NW for a blinking light on the front of the home. The caller believed there was an alarm going off and the residence might have been burglarized. Ofc Schlender was able to speak with the homeowner, who said he has a bad porch light and he removed the bulb from the light. There was no alarm or burglary.

UPDATE: Due to the weather, the search on Saturday, January 6th has been canceled. United Legacy will still be searching on Sunday, January 7th as planned. Attention Landowners!! United Legacy will be doing another search for David Dahl on January 6th and 7th in the area of 181st Ave between Baugh St NW and Nowthen Blvd NW. They might be using ATV's and horses for this search. For more information or to volunteer please click on the links below. https://unitedlegacy.org/ https://www.hometownsource.com/abc_newspapers/search-continues-for-missing-ramsey-man/article_b7dc03c6-f626-11e7-bf7f-c75d1bc9fdec.html

Have a happy New Year!

We Wish You A Safe And Happy Holiday Season!

Just a reminder to drive sober this winter!

Thank you for viewing this weeks episode of Frequently Asked Questions Friday. This week's episode will be covering permit to purchase and permit to carry questions.

Thank you for viewing this weeks episode of Frequently Asked Questions Friday. This week's episode will be covering snowmobiling regulations in Ramsey. For more information please click on the following link http://ci.ramsey.mn.us/recreational-vehicles.

On Saturday, December 2, United Legacy will be conducting a search for David Dahl, who has been missing since November 14. The search will be conducted in the area of the 7600 block 181 Ave NW. Due to the search, there will be a large number of volunteers walking through surrounding properties. Please see United Legacy’s post for additional information regarding the search and ways to help.

CASE# 17-263758 (MISSING PERSON UPDATE!!!!) Today on 11/21 at 0845 hours the Ramsey Police Department, the Anoka County Sheriff's Office, Northstar Search and Rescue, and Anoka County Emergency Management continued their efforts to locate David Dahl, a 55 year old man who is missing. After starting today, due to difficult conditions with thin ice on a marshy area in the 7600 block of 181 Ave NW, the Ramsey Police requested the assistance of the Minnesota DNR. A DNR Conservation Officer located a "Marsh Tracker" machine which was trailered down to assist from the Mille Lacs Area. This machine was launched around 12:20pm today, when searchers learned the water was deeper than expected. It was apparent that it would not be safe for the dog handlers or K9's to be on this machine in the swamp while trying to maneuver the vehicle. Unfortunately, we have been unable to locate David. On Sat, 11/25, Northstar Search and Rescue will be back with multiple K9's to continue searching for David. Investigators are continuing to follow up on any leads related to David's whereabouts. If you have any information, please contact the Ramsey Police Department by calling the Anoka County Dispatch Center at (763)427-1212.

****UPDATED INFO AS OF 11/17/2017 1208HRS**** (SEE BELOW) MISSING PERSON!! WE NEED YOUR HELP!!! On 11/14/2017 at approximately 3am, David Allen Dahl 1/25/1962 (pictured below) went missing on foot near the 7600 Block of 181st Ave NW in Ramsey, MN. David has a medical condition, he might be in danger due to the weather and outdoor conditions. He may be wearing a blue long sleeve shirt or may have no clothing. He might try to seek shelter in a barn to stay warm. He frequents the Nowthen, MN area. David does not have a cell phone or vehicle. Please call our dispatch at 763-427-1212 if you know of his whereabouts. Reference case #17-263758. We are asking area residents for help! Please search by checking nearby sheds, barns, and vehicles on your property. Thank you! UPDATED INFO!!!!! AS OF 11/17/2017 1208 HRS!!!!! We are still investigating this case, but unfortunately have not found David yet. Throughout the day Wednesday investigators interviewed and took statements from witnesses who last saw David. We requested the assistance of the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office K9 and their “UAS” (drone with heat trace imaging), and the assistance of MinnSARDA (Minnesota Search and Rescue Dog Association) http://minnsarda.com/ who used a K9 to search the area. After being unable to find David with these methods, the Ramsey Fire Dept, Ramsey Police Reserves, and Anoka County Sheriff’s Office performed a ground search of the area on foot and using ATV’s. At the same time we requested the MN State Patrol helicopter, which searched the area from the air. North Star Search and Rescue https://www.northstarsar.com/ was out Thursday with K9’s and searched, and will be coming back out again in the future to continue the search. We are continuing to investigate and search for David; at this point we do not have any evidence that foul play is a factor. Anyone with any information is encouraged to call the Ramsey Police at (763)427-6812. We are requesting area residents check their property and outbuildings for David.

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Case #17-246073 UPDATE On October 23rd, 2017 Ramsey Police Officers were dispatched to the area of 5650 Alpine Drive NW (Ramsey Fire Station #2) on a report of a pipe bomb found in the woods between that location and the power sub-station to the east. The device contained explosive material, and was safely decommissioned by the bomb squad. A photograph of this approximate 3.5 inch long pipe bomb is attached to this posting. During the investigation two search warrants were executed, which led to the arrest and charging of two suspects; 24 year old Jacob Daniel Hall and 25 year old Jennifer Marie Stuer. Ramsey Police Investigators interviewed both suspects who admitted to the explosive, as well as several other crimes. It was not until interviews were conducted that investigators learned that over the past year these two suspects have built and detonated or attempted to detonate approximately six explosives. Of these, only one was reported to police. This was after a contractor reported damage to a vacant home under construction. In attempting to determine why no residents or police were aware of the other explosives, the suspects reported this was due to the other devices being set off in rural parts of the city, away from people. The suspects were present during the detonation of all of the devices. At this point there is no evidence to support an ongoing threat to public safety. It is not believed this is related to the bomb threat case (17-123486) from the Comfort Suites hotel on 6/5/2017. The dozens of other crimes these suspects are responsible for include; stealing holiday light projectors, garden and lawn ornaments, and shooting metal balls with sling shots at garage doors and fences. If you believe you have been the victim of any of the above-mentioned crimes and have not filed a police report already, please call (763) 427-1212 and make a report. Our investigators will be working with the victims of these crimes to return their stolen items as promptly as possible. Overview photographs of the recovered stolen items are attached to this posting. These two suspects were responsible for victimizing Ramsey residents on a variety of levels, and we are thankful for the witnesses who assisted police with information leading to their arrests. The prompt response by patrol officers followed up by this thorough investigation has made our community safer.

*****UPDATE THESE DOGS HAVE BEEN CLAIMED BY THEIR OWNER***** Are you missing your dogs? These two yellow labs were found near Super America in Ramsey. To claim them please call our dispatch at 763-427-1212. Reference case #17-252838

We still have a few openings for the Ramsey Police Explorer Post. If you are interested please call Investigator Ben Rossum at 763-433-9874.

On October 23rd, 2017 at 3:24pm Ramsey Police Officers were dispatched to the area of 5650 Alpine Drive NW (Ramsey Fire Station #2) on a report of a pipe bomb found in the woods between that location and the power sub-station to the east. A witness reported they observed an adult male place the pipe in the woods. Ramsey Police, Ramsey Fire, and Minneapolis Bomb Squad responded to secure the area and investigate. It was determined that the device contained explosive material, and was safely decommissioned by the bomb squad. During the investigation a search warrant was executed at a nearby residence, and the adult male suspect was arrested for violating Minnesota State Statute 609.668 – Explosive and Incendiary Devices. An adult female was also arrested at the search warrant for possession of a controlled substance. They are both being held at the Anoka County Jail. Officers and Investigators cleared the scene at 8:08pm. This incident is a great example of the public being aware of their surroundings and promptly reporting suspicious behavior to the police, which led to the arrest of this suspect as well as the continued safety for our residents. Case #17-246073

The Ramsey Police Department will host “The Top Secret Project.” The presentation was created by the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. It was designed to give parents and professionals who work with youth, a critical insight on how items found in a child’s bedroom could be a sign of potential risky behavior. The presenters help identify how each item can signal a warning about alcohol or other drug use, suicidal thoughts, eating disorders, bullying, criminal or gang activity, and other mental health concerns. “The Top Secret Project” will be at the Ramsey Municipal Center, located at 7550 Sunwood Dr NW on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. Items will be on display starting at 5:30 pm. The presentation will start promptly 6:00pm and will be approximately 90 min long with a Q & A to follow. This presentation is for adults only. There is no charge for admittance. More information can be found at TopSecretProject.org or by contacting Officer Drew Moldenhauer at dmoldenhauer@cityoframsey.com or 763-433-9891

October 13th, 2017 11:00 PM On October 13, 2017, at approximately 5:34 pm, First Responders from several agencies in Anoka County and Hennepin County responded to the area of the 6600 block of the Mississippi River in Ramsey, MN on several 911 calls of a plane that had crashed into the river. Upon arrival, there was one adult female who had been pulled from the water by witnesses. She was pronounced deceased by paramedics at the scene. Her identification is not known at this time. The initial stages of the investigation discovered that several witnesses observed a small, single-engine, Cessna type airplane that was flying upstream in a west/northwest direction and was at a very low altitude. Witnesses stated that the plane was at or below tree-top level. The plane struck a set of power lines that cross the river and immediately fell into the water. Some witnesses went to the area of the crash with their pontoon boat and were able to retrieve the female from the water. They provided CPR to the female, however lifesaving efforts were not successful. It is unknown how many people were aboard the plane at the time of the crash or where the plane originated from. The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office, Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office, and area Fire Departments have boats on the river and are working on recovering debris from the water. Dive teams from Anoka County and Hennepin County are working together and will evaluate the scene during daylight hours tomorrow to develop a plan to recover the aircraft. The recovery efforts are being hampered by the very high water level and extreme current that are present on the Mississippi River. This incident remains under investigation by the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office, Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office, NTSB, and the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office. Further information regarding this incident will be released as the investigation allows. Updated - October 14, 2017 – 5:30 pm The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office and the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office continued the investigation and recovery efforts from yesterday’s plane crash in the Mississippi River in Ramsey, MN. The investigation shows that the plane registers to a husband/wife from Princeton, MN. The female that was recovered from the water by bystanders yesterday has been identified by the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office as 48 year-old Jill Rygwall of Princeton, MN. It is believed that Jill’s husband was piloting the plane at the time of the crash. His identification is not being released until he is able to be recovered and positively identified. The plane took off from the Princeton airport yesterday, however it is unknown exactly when. The Princeton airport is uncontrolled and pilots are not required to file a flight plan or radio their departure/arrival. A vehicle registering to the male was located at the Princeton airport and the hangar where the plane is kept was found open with no plane inside. Recovery efforts continued today as well. Professional divers were on scene today but did not enter the water due to the very hazardous diving conditions. A professional salvage company is working with authorities in an attempt to recover the fuselage and one wing of the plane which was confirmed with sonar equipment. Further information may be released as the investigation continues. Updated - October 15, 2017 – 4:00 pm The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office continued efforts this morning in an attempt to recover the wreckage from the plane crash that occurred on the Mississippi River late Friday afternoon. Members of the Sheriff’s Office Dive Team along with a commercial diver from a local company worked together to recover the wreckage. The commercial diving company was recommended to the Sheriff’s Office from the NTSB. A diver was put in the water at about noon today and was able to reach the wreckage on the river bottom in about 12 feet of water. The diver was able to secure lines to the plane by 12:45 pm and the plane was towed to the shore. Upon reaching the shoreline, the body of an adult male was located within the wreckage. His body was recovered at approximately 1:40 pm. He was taken to the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office in Ramsey, MN for positive identification. Investigators believe that the male recovered from the plane was that of 47 year-old Chad Rygwall of Princeton, MN. Mr. Rygwall’s family has been notified. The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office and the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office will continue their investigation this week. Investigators from the FAA were on scene today and an investigator from the NTSB will be arriving in town this afternoon to aid in the investigation.

****************UPDATE INFORMATION 10/26/2017****************** *******A suspect involved in multiple armed robberies, including this one has been taken into custody. Criminal charges are expected to be filed soon!***** On October 11, 2017 at approximately 4:10 PM, Law Enforcement responded to the Subway restaurant located at 14001 St. Francis Blvd NW in Ramsey, on a report of an armed robbery in progress. The suspect fled the scene prior to officers arriving. The suspect is described as a medium-skin black male in his 20’s with a thin build and a mustache/goatee. If you recognize the individual or have information about this incident, please contact the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office at 763-427-1212.

****THIS DOG HAS BEEN RETURNED TO ITS OWNER**** Are you missing your dog? This female brown lab mix was found near the 15200 block of Iguana St NW. To claim her call our dispatch at 763-427-1212. Reference case #17-234500

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*****UPDATE THESE DOGS HAVE BEEN CLAIMED BY OWNER***** Are you missing your dogs? These two were found together near the 6300 block of 167th Ave NW. One is a white and brown male pit-bull mix with a chain collar and the other is a male golden retriever with an orange collar. To claim them, call our dispatch at 763-427-1212. Reference case #17-231021