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

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

Youth First is hosting their 15th annual "Taste of the Community" Thursday, October 12, 2017 from 5:30pm-8:30pm

*****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

Please watch the attached video on "Life without Lindsay". It is a very impactful video and reminds us all not to drink and drive.

RAMSEY PUBLIC SAFETY OPEN HOUSE Meet police officers and firefighters Police speed trailer demonstration Kid’s jump house Fire demo/kids spray the fire hose Tour the fire station, fire trucks and police vehicles FOOD

Are you interested in becoming a Ramsey Police Reserve? Our reserves are an uniformed (unarmed) volunteer unit that assists the police department with neighborhood patrols, business checks, community events, and helping licensed officers on patrol as needed. Applications are due by Wednesday, October 11th, 2017. The application can be found at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cityoframsey

COFFEE WITH A COP Come meet our Police Officers and Police Reserves at Coborn's, 7900 Sunwood Dr. NW, tommorow, September 21st from 8:00-10:00 a.m.

COFFEE WITH A COP Come meet our Police Officers at Coborn's, 7900 Sunwood Dr. NW, on Thursday, Septemeber 21st from 8:00-10:00 a.m.

**Update this dog has been claimed by its owner** Are you missing your dog? This brown/tan male Pomeranian was found at Fire #1 15050 Armstrong Blvd Nw. No collar or other distinguishing marks. To claim him, call our dispatch at 763-427-1212. Reference case #17-209103

Are you interested in becoming a Ramsey Police Explorer? Attend our informational meeting to find out if this is the program for you! The informational meeting is at The Ramsey Police Department (7550 Sunwood Dr NW) on Sunday, September 24th at 5:00 pm. Those that are between the ages of 14-20 years old and have an interest in law enforcement or criminal justice are encourage to attend. Our explorers are trained in numerous police related aspects and then use their skills to compete in a statewide competition. Police Explorers assist the Ramsey Police Department with traffic control, police officer training and helping out during special events. If you are interested in joining the program, please contact Investigator Ben Rossum at (763) 427-6812. More information can be found at http://www.ci.ramsey.mn.us/volunteer

Our police and fire departments welcomed students back to school at Ramsey Elementary this morning.

We have received three reports of ½’’ steel balls being thrown or shot at occupied homes, causing damage to windows and fences over the last several weeks. We are asking parents to speak with their children about the dangers of shooting slingshots, potato guns, bb guns, etc. at people or houses. These “toys” can cause extensive damage to house and has the potential to cause severe injuries or death. The investigation of these cases are ongoing. If you have information related to this, please contact Investigator Ben Rossum at brossum@cityoframsey.com **EDIT** If you have had similar damage, please contact our dispatch at 763-427-1212 to make a report.

We’ve received calls from concerned citizens in the past while the Waterfowl for Warriors event is going on, and wanted to give everyone living in that area the information so they are aware this will be taking place again this year. More information can be found at http://www.cityoframsey.com/node/2420

GB Leighton will be playing a FREE Concert at Draw Park this Thursday, August 24th. Food and beverages start at 5:00 pm. Music from 6:00-8:30 PM. All proceeds will be donated to Youth First and the Ann Talle Anoka Area Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Fund. For more information call: 763-213-1000

We are currently seeking a full-time Lead Police Technician. The primary objectives of this position (under the supervision of the Office Supervisor) are to lead daily activities of assigned administrative support staff and provide administrative support skills, administrative assistance, police department record keeping and public assistance functions. For more information on minimum qualifications, and to apply, please visit www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cityoframsey? Application materials must be received by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, August 30, 2017.

We are currently seeking a full-time Patrol Officer. Patrol Officers perform responsible police work involving the protection and safety of the community through prevention and control of crime, maintaining or restoring public order, investigation crime, regulating traffic, enforcing laws, and providing emergency services; as well as other related duties as required. For more information on minimum qualifications, and to apply, please visit www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cityoframsey? Application materials must be received by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, August 31, 2017.

Ramsey's Youth First along with the Anoka Lions invited Ramsey Community Resource Officer Moldenhauer out for an afternoon field trip of fishing on the Mississippi River. The weather was perfect and the kids caught a lot of fish. It was a great afternoon of building Police and Community relationships enjoyed by all.

At last nights council meeting we swore in Robert Pullar and introduced Aaron Pipenhagen. Robert Pullar is our newest Patrol Officer and Aaron Pipenhagen is our newest Community Service Officer. Robert has lived in Elk River his entire life and attended Elk River High School, where he played hockey and lacrosse. He then attended Alexandria Tech where he earned an associate’s degree in law enforcement and worked as a Reserve Officer and Community Service Officer for the City of Elk River. Robert is the youngest of four (two brothers, one sister) and he enjoys spending time with family and friends. He also likes to go fishing and spend time at his parents’ cabin. Aaron grew up and graduated in Elk River, as well. He is the oldest of three siblings. He played football and baseball at Elk River High School and also played football at Bemidji State. He enjoys playing amateur baseball in the summer, as well as hunting and fishing. In addition to serving as one of Ramsey’s community service officers, Aaron is attending Hennepin Tech, earning his associate’s degree in law enforcement.