It’s been a great turn out so far this morning and there is still plenty of time to join us!
Crosby Police Department is located at 2 Second Street SW, Crosby, 56441 MN. The Chief of Police of the department is Kimberley Coughlin. The Crosby Police Department phone number is 218-546-5137.
It’s been a great turn out so far this morning and there is still plenty of time to join us!
The Crosby Police Department would like to offer it’s thanks to the anonymous person(s) who generously donated one $5.00 Dairy Queen gift card for each of our officers. Your kindness is greatly appreciated!
This week is Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. All of the public safety services that our nation depends on would be ineffective if it weren’t for the dedicated men and women who make up the thin gold line. The Crosby Police Department wishes to give our biggest thanks to the men and women of Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch for their professionalism, excellence and service to the citizens of the Cuyuna Lakes Area. Without you our jobs would be near impossible.
Are you interested in becoming a skywarn spotter? Would you like to learn more about severe weather and how to identify it? On April 16th the Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office and the National Weather Service are hosting a free skywarn weather spotter training. This is the same training our officers use to keep our citizens and visitors safe when severe weather comes to the Cuyuna Lakes Area.
The Vitals App will assist our officers in better serving those citizens with special needs. Stay tuned to our Facebook news feed and the Crosby Police Department website as we prepare go live with The Vitals App!
Its time for the next round of the Cuyuna Lakes Coffee with a Cop. Come and enjoy a cup of coffee and some great conversations with the Law Enforcement Officers who serve the Cuyuna Lakes Area. All are welcome as long as you bring your gift of gab! For those we serve who work the early mornings and can't attend please keep and eye out for a special Coffee with a Cop event this summer just for you!
Lá Shona Fhéile Pádraig! (Happy St Patrick's Day!) Well, it’s the time of year for green beer, Guinness, and corned beef and cabbage. As you venture out to celebrate St Paddy’s Day, the Crosby Police Department wants remind everyone, Irish or not, that there are extra patrols throughout Minnesota and if you drive under the influence you will go to jail. Have a sober ride planned so that you don’t run out of luck. Éirinn go Brách (Ireland Forever) and Slainte Mhaith(good health to you)!
In like a lion.... Minnesota always likes to remind us that March is firmly in the grasps of old man winter. Road conditions in the Cuyuna Lake Area are deteriorating this morning. Please drive safe and give yourself plenty of time to reach your destination and drive for the conditions. Remember to slow down and move over if you see any emergency or road maintenance vehicles with their emergency lights on. The Crosby Police Department wishes the student of Independent School District 182 a happy snow day!!!(we are officially jealous) Have a great day everyone and as always stay safe!
Today is Minnesota School Bus Driver Appreciation Day. The Crosby Police Department would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all the staff at Crosby-Ironton Transportation, Inc. The men and woman of C-I Transportation work tirelessly to ensure student safety and we appreciate them as our partners in safety.
In January the officers and administration of the Crosby Police Department gathered for a banquet to honor the actions and sacrifices of our officers. Among the awards and commendation given was a Chief’s Distinguished Service Award given to Officer Alan Booth for his service throughout 2017. Despite Officer Booth’s short tenure with the Crosby Police Department, his contributions to the department have been something that one would expect from a more seasoned officer. Officer Booth went above and beyond in 2017 to help to make the Crosby Police Department successful. In addition to being one of the two officers responsible for Firearms Training and weapons maintenance for the department, Officer Booth is responsible for the Police Department’s social media presence and with City of Crosby’s Facebook Page. He is constantly updating the Facebook pages and recently redesigned the Police Department's Web-page to keep them up-to-date and accurate. He often does this with photos and graphics that he has taken, designed, or solicited from the public. He is also responsible for answering questions and concerns from the public that get submitted through social media, and does so in a timely and diplomatic fashion. Officer Booth has also done a great deal of Public Relations work for the Police Department, including researching, planning, and promoting the “Cuyuna Lakes Coffee with A Cop,” which provides a venue for the public to interact with local police officers, planning and promoting a National Night Out event for 2018, and planning and promoting the “No Shave November” event which allowed officers of the Police Department to raise money to assist cancer victims. Officer Booth also took it upon himself to design and order Crosby Police Department’s new patch, was very involved in the take-home-car project and put huge amount of time into planning and implementing the new Police Reserve Program. As a small department, it is critical for officers to take on roles in addition to their normal police duties. These “extracurricular” activities are what can make a small department thrive, and it is this tremendous amount of activity performed by Officer Booth that has earned him a Chief’s Distinguished Service Award.
In January the officers and administration of the Crosby Police Department gathered for a banquet to honor the actions and sacrifices of our officers. Among the awards and commendation given was a Life Saving Medal given to Officer Mike VanHorn and Officer Tom Mount for their actions during multiple incidents over the course of three months during the summer of 2017. Due to the nature of these incidents and out of respect for the victim and their family very little can be shared of the incidents. What can be shared is that over the course of three months Office VanHorn and Officer Mount responded multiple time to a series of life and death situations involving the same victim. These incidents involved a variety of scenarios that were challenging and at time placed Office Mount and Officer VanHorn into harms way while treating the victim. Through it all Officer VanHorn and Officer Mount remain calm, professional and steadfast in their treatment of the victim and the victim’s family. For their exemplary service during these delicate and high stress incident and due to the fact that Office VanHorn’s and Officer Mount’s action directly resulted in the protection of human life they have been awarded Life Saving Medals.
In January the officers and administration of the Crosby Police Department gathered for a banquet to honor the actions and sacrifices of our officers. Among the awards and commendation given was a Unit Citation given to the Part-Time Officers of the Crosby Police Department for there service during the years of 2016 and 2017. These officers were Officer Mike Davis, Officer Glen Knutson, Officer Colter Jenkins and Officer Josh Herold(not pictured). Throughout 2016, and over half of 2017, the Crosby Police Department operated without a full contingent of full time Officer. This shortage caused a great deal of stress for the department and the community. During this trying period there was concern about balancing three major logistical issues: staffing to a safe level, maintaining officer morale (which includes time off) and being good stewards of tax payer monies. The Crosby Police Department was able to meet and work past these three logistical issues due primarily to the tremendous support and flexibility of our part-time officers. The part-timer officers were willing to give their time (most of them working on their off days from their regular jobs) so that full-time officers could take their regular time off while still maintaining staffing levels. The basic operations of the Crosby Police Department could not have been accomplished without these outstanding officers. For their dedication to service to the citizen of the City of Crosby and their sacrifices over this extended period of time Officer Davis, Officer Knutson, Officer Jenkins and Officer Herold have been awarded a Unit Citation for the Part-Time Officers of the Crosby Police Department.
In January the officers and administration of the Crosby Police Department gathered for a banquet to honor the actions and sacrifices of our officers. Among the awards and commendation given was a Medal of Commendation given to Officer Mike Davis for his action during an investigation in June of 2017 On 06/19/2017, Officer Davis took a report of multiple incidents of child molestation within the City of Crosby. Officer Davis advised Lieutenant Randolph of the Criminal Sexual Conduct report and began an investigation. Officer Davis conducted interviews, where information was received that revealed disturbing details about the child molestation of a 9-year-old at the hands of a seventy year old who was responsible for the child’s care. Officer Davis continued his investigation until a strong enough case was established to execute the arrest of the subject. During follow up to the investigation Officer Davis learned that the suspect had voluntarily “committed” himself for psychiatric treatment. Officer Davis kept in contact with the hospital in regarding the subject’s status. On June 23, 2017, Officer Davis received a phone call from the hospital informing him that the suspect was going to be released. Officer Davis, fearing that the suspect would flee upon being released, asked permission to go to the hospital and arrested the suspect. It should be noted that Davis was a part-time officer at the time of the investigation, and was not scheduled to work on the day that the suspect was taken into custody. Officer Davis took it upon himself to see this case through to the end, and arrested the rapist for First Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct. The suspect ended up being charged with 9 felony counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct by the Crow Wing County Attorney’s office. For Officer Davis’ professionalism, tenacity and dedication throughout the course of this investigation he is awarded a Medal of Commendation.
The Crosby Area received upwards of six inches of snow last night. The Crosby Police Department urges all who must travel this morning to do so with caution and give themselves extra time to reach their destination. We would also like to remind everyone that if they see an emergency or road maintenance vehicle with its flashing lights on to slow down and to move over. School buses will be out transport area students. Please give the buses space and be patient so that no one suffers a tragedy today. Have a great day and as always stay safe.
In January the officers and administration of the Crosby Police Department gathered for a banquet to honor the actions and sacrifices of the our officers. Among the awards and commendation given was a Medal of Commendation given to Officer Steve Ringhand for his action during an incident in September of 2017 On September 9th, 2017, Officer Ringhand was dispatched to a suspicious person call. Upon Officer Ringhand's arrival the suspect had left the area. Officer Ringhand began searching the area for the suspect and was able to locate him inside of the Jessie F. Hallett Memorial Library. Officer Ringhand made contact with the suspect who was immediately aggressive towards Officer Ringand shouting multiple obscenities within the library. Officer Ringhand attempted to reason with the suspect multiple times but the suspect continued to be aggressive towards Officer Ringhand. Officer Ringhand then attempted to arrest the suspect but was met with resistance. Officer Ringhand requested assistance and continued to struggle with the suspect for 15 minutes before the first assisting officer arrived on scene from the Aitkin Police Department. The suspect was then taken into custody. Even after being taken into custody the suspect continued yell obscenities. What showed cemented the award worthiness of Officer Ringhand's actions was the following letter received by Chief Coughlin: " I wanted to let you know how impressed I am with the level of professional manner used by Steve. (He) handled himself with nothing but professionalism and respect for the situation. I am highly impressed with Steve and am so proud of the Crosby Police Department because of his actions." For Officer Ringhand’s professionalism and even-handedness during this situation he is awarded a Medal of Commendation.
In January the officers and administration of the Crosby Police Department gathered for a banquet to honor the actions and sacrifices of the our officers. Among the awards and commendation given was a Medal of Merit given to Officer Michael Van Horn for his action during an incident in February of 2017 On February 11th, 2017, at approximately 3:00 am, Officer Van Horn was dispatched to a possible prowler in Crosby. Officer Van Horn responded to the area where he located a person matching the description of the suspect getting out of a pickup truck. The suspect was immediately aggressive toward Officer Van Horn and Officer Van Horn requested backup. The suspect continued to be aggressive and refused to cooperate with Officer Van Horn forcing Officer Van Horn to draw how TASER. Officer Van Horn continued to give verbal commands to the suspect until the suspect advanced aggressively towards Officer Van Horn. Officer Van Horn then engaged in a physical struggle with the suspect. During the struggle Officer Van Horn was forced to deployed his TASER but it failed to have its desired effect. Officer Van Horn continued to struggle with the suspect for 18 minutes before the first assisting officer arrived on scene and the suspect was taken into custody. For Officer Van Horn’s professionalism and perseverance in one of the most dangerous and challenging situations a police officer can face he is awarded a Medal of Merit.
In January the officers and administration of the Crosby Police Department gathered for a banquet to honor the actions and sacrifices of the our officers. Among the awards and commendation given was the 2017 Officer of the Year Award given to Officer Robert DePaoli. The 2017 Officer of the Year is extremely well rounded, and a credit to the Crosby Police Department. During 2017, he was assigned to over 1000 incident reports, of which 400 were traffic stops. Of those traffic stops, 242 led to verbal warnings, 125 to citations, and 38 led to arrests for narcotic possession. Other significant stats include 43 custodial arrests, 3 DWI arrests, and the forfeiture of over a dozen vehicles. These numbers have increased significantly as a result of specialty narcotics training that the officer requested to attend, and then implemented what he learned. It takes more than statistics to be considered a great officer however. In a department as small as the Crosby Police Department, everyone needs to pitch in with non-patrol related duties in order for us to function. The 2017 Officer of the Year put in a great deal of time working on just those types of activities. Of note, he played a significant role in the take-home-squad process, doing the majority of the research needed to deliver a convincing presentation to the City Council. In addition, he was responsible for researching, ordering and outfitting not only the five new squads, but also the previous new squad purchased earlier in the year. The 2017 Officer of the Year has also found a niche in the tech field. As law enforcement relies more and more on technology, having an officer skilled in this area is a huge benefit to smaller departments, as it saves having to hire out for this type of support. In addition, having an officer who keeps abreast of new technology helps a smaller department from falling behind in development. These skills, contributions and hard work, plus others too numerous to name, are why Robert DePaoli has been chosen as the 2017 Crosby Police Department Officer of the Year.
*** AGENCY ASSIST*** ***MISSING PERSON*** The Grand Rapids Police Department is attempting to locate this missing person. If you have any information please contact Grand Rapids PD or call 911.
***PRESS RELEASE*** See the press release below for the victim and suspect information from the homicide at Heartwood Senior Living.
***PRESS RELEASE**** See the press release below regarding the incident today at Heartwood Senior Living. We thank you all for your patience as we processed this complex scene.
At the Crosby City Council Meeting on January 8th five citizens were honor by the City of Crosby and the Crosby Police Department for their actions in two separate incidences in 2017. The actions of these "Good Samaritans" not only assisted police and medical personnel in their duties but ultimate made the difference between life and death for those involved. The Crosby Police Department wishes to honor and extend our deepest gratitude to Katherine Asplin, Brad Suitter, Scott Ryan, John Radinovish and Don Tysk (Not Pictured) for their selfless actions to protect their fellow citizens. Below are also the descriptions of the events for which these citizens are being honored.
As Law Enforcement Appreciation Day comes to an end, the Crosby Police Department would like to thank Joan Hasskamp for the card and treats she dropped off for our officers. The Crosby Police Department is proud to continue our service to the citizens of Crosby!
All of us here at Crosby Police Department would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. We hop that this chilly Christmas day you are warmed by the love of the family and friends who surround you. We ask that you remember those who are away from their familes in service to us all. Stay warm our there and as always stay safe!
It’s Christmas Eve and Santa is already making his rounds. You can track Santa’s yearly flight with NORAD by following the link below. Crosby Officers will be keeping an eye out for Santa and any Grinches as they patrol the city tonight. If you are traveling today Santa and the Crosby Police Department ask that you drive with care and take your time. Christmas is a time of celebration and we want all who we serve to avoid tragedy on Minnesota roads.
The Crosby Police Department along with our partners at the Cuyuna Police Department, Deerwood Police Department, Emily Police Department, Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office and Minnesota State Patrol would like to thank all of our community members who stopped in for the Cuyuna Lakes Coffee With a Cop. We had a great turn out and a lot of great conversations were had. A huge thank you to the staff at Mixed Company who were fantastic hosts and made everyone feel welcomed. Keep an eye out for details about our next Coffee With a Cop event in April!