Minneota Police Department

  • Agency: Minneota Police Department
  • Address: 129 E. 1st Street, Minneota, 56264 MN
  • Chief: Eric Johnson (Chief of Police)
Phone: (507)872-6185

Minneota Police Department is located at 129 E. 1st Street, Minneota, 56264 MN. The Chief of Police of the department is Eric Johnson. The Minneota Police Department phone number is (507)872-6185.

Minneota Police Department News

Recycling will be a day behind this week because of Memorial Day. Both Recycling and Garbage will be picked on Thursday 05/31/2018. Please Share!!

As an officer you never know when you will be called to work. I was called out this morning to investigate two suspicious people at the school. Once that was done I decided to get some reports written. I was so focused on my typing that I hadn't noticed the sun rising. I looked up from my computer... What a beautiful sunrise over Minneota. Chief Bill Bolt


http://www.theminneotamascot.com/features-news/safety-officer-gets-chance-help-first-day Have you seen our summer Intern, Austin Thompson? He is out an about working with kids and looking to help the community...feel free to wave him down and talk to him. Minneota prides itself on having city employees who are positive, uplifting (no pun intended), supporting and hardworking. Please follow the attached link to see the article in the Minneota Mascot. Chief Bill Bolt

My own dog had 4 of these bites on Wednesday. I was worried about them just like the person in this article. I think I need to spray my lawn for flies. I suspect one of the stores in town will have a lawn bug spray that will do the trick. Chief Bill Bolt http://www.fox9.com/news/black-fly-bites-concern-pet-owners-though-vets-say-they-re-mostly-harmless


Occasional I am asked, “What one thing would you change to make Minneota safer?” Some think having another officer would make our community safer. Some think more security cameras and advanced technology would make Minneota safer. Some even suggest stricter enforcement of current laws by writing more tickets and arresting people is the solution. While all of these ideas have merit I don’t think they are the answer. Technology is great for gathering evidence and there is truth that cameras act as a deterrent but it is not perfect. For decades some communities our size have had more officers than we do and they are no safer than we are. Some communities our size write a lot of tickets and arrest whenever they can and they continue to struggle with crime. I purpose that the only meaningful change a community can make to improve safety is to become more respectful and forgiving of each other. People who respect others are far less likely to steal someone’s property. People who respect others don’t assault one another. People who respect themselves don’t act in a way that would embarrass them or their family. People who are quick to forgive are less likely to seek vengeance for a perceived slight or criminal act. If I could change one thing it is the human condition. I encourage everyone to treat others as you would want to be treated. Be honest and kind in all of your acts and conversations. Most importantly, don’t let someone else’s poor behavior cause you to make bad decisions. Minneota is a great community filled many people who already practice these principles. We can become even better if we live our values and encourage others to do the same. Chief Bill Bolt

The Minneota Police Department received the following calls for service: 05/14/2018 Traffic Stop on Hwy 68 at N. Washington Street. 05/15/2018 Welfare Check in the 200 block of W. 4th Street. Family Matter in the 100 block of Elm Place. Domestic Assault in the 4500 block of Van’s Street. 05/16/2018 Welfare Check in the 200 block of N. Adams Street. Parking Complaint at E Lyon Street and N. Grant Street. 05/17/2018 Traffic Stop on Hwy 68 at N. Jackson Street. 05/19/2018 Animal Complaint in the 300 Block of N. Washington Street. Suspicious Activity in the 400 Block of N. Washington Street.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/missingchildren/what-is-online-enticement-and-how-is-it-happening/ar-AAxgr85 The most vulnerable place for your child in online. Do you know who they are talking to, who is following their social media accounts, who is trying to be their friend and who is giving them advice?

This is a scam going around trying to get you to give them your personal information. This scam is so brazen that is claims to be compensating you for being a scam victim. DON"T BE FOOLED. I encourage to you ignore all such request. Chief Bill Bolt "Warmth Greetings to You Dearest: On behalf of the Donald Trump FOUNDATION and UNITED NATIONS COMPENSATION, we wish to notify you as a beneficiary of 5.5 Million USD Compensation fund. This is to bring to your notice that we are delegated from the Donald Trump FOUNDATION and UNITED NATIONS COMPENSATION COMMISSION and in conjunction with the Federal Reserve Bank New York, to pay you the sum of 5.5 Million USD. You were listed and approved for this payment as one of the people to be paid this amount. We are compensating scammed victims, physical challenged and less privilege as stipulated in Section B act 10 of United Nations Compensation Commission (UNCUT). Your Ref No is: DTF–07UNC-081FRB The account logon will be presented to you by the bank in order to access the fund before releasing into your nominated bank account. You will transfer the fund into your nominated account on-line as the Bank will provide the necessary information to you. Contact the President Federal Reserve Bank New York William. C. Dudley info.fedrealreservebankofnewyork@yahoo.com +16467800074 With the following details: [1] Full Names and Country:________________ [2] Contact address_______________________ [3] Direct Telephone No: ___________________ |4| Occupation: ____________________________ Yours Faithfully, Robert Mainess Coordinator. Donald Trump FOUNDATION





The Mineota Police Department received the following calls for service: 05/07/2018 Property Assist in the 200 Block of N. Adams Street. Truancy in the 500 block of N. Monroe Street. Burglary in the 300 block of W. 3rd Street. Family Matter in the 100 block of Elm Place. 05/09/2018 Welfare Check in the 500 block of N. Jefferson Street. Attempt to Locate in the 4500 block of Van’s Street. 05/10/2018 Animal Complaint in the 300 block of N. Monroe Street. Motor Vehicle Collision in the 600 block of N. Monroe Street. 05/11/2018 Permit to Purchase Application in the 200 block of N. Adams Street. Animal Complaint in the 100 block of N. Adams Street. Driving Complaint in Hwy 68 East of Minneota. 05/12/2018 Funeral Escort at Hope Lutheran Church Welfare Check in the 200 block of N. Jefferson Street. 05/13/2018 Animal Complaint in the 400 block of E. 3rd Street. Animal Complaint in the 400 block of E 2nd Street. Disturbance in the 300 block of E. 3rd Street.

In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls, as National Police Week. Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others. For 2018 - National Police Week is May 13th-19th. Please join me in honoring those who have died while serving their community.

The City of Minneota wishes every mother a very happy Mothers Day. May your day be filled with joy and laughter, family and friends.

Blowing your grass clippings into the street is an ordinance violation and pollutes out rivers and lakes. This year we are going to increase enforcement of this nuisance violation. If you accidentally blow grass into the street make sure you clean it up before you are done.


We all have difficulties. We all have hardships and trials....Yet, you still have a choice. You do have opportunity. Are you ready to seize it when it comes? Watch this video and and realize YOU CAN. Chief Bill Bolt

Here is a glimpse into the Minnesota Methamphetamine problem and the struggle to bring suspects to justice. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/prosecutors-say-mom-25-is-ceo-of-huge-minnesota-meth-trafficking-ring/ar-AAx5aFL

It is always important to stay informed about surrounding communities and states. What happens there could be coming here. We can learn from their experience to help protect our community. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/everything-has-gotten-worse-violent-crime-is-surging-in-rural-iowa-fueled-by-the-states-meth-and-mental-health-crises/ar-AAwQTDK

The Minneota Police Department received the following calls for service? 05/01/2018 Attempt to Locate in the 500 block of N. Monroe Street. Suspicious Activity in the 4500 block of Van’s Street. 05/02/2018 Truancy in the 500 Block of N. Monroe Street. 05/03/2018 Attempt to locate in the 500 block of N. Monroe Street. 05/04/2018 Traffic Stop on Hwy 68 at N. Adams Street. Intoxicated person in the alley behind the 100 block of Hwy 68. 05/05/2018 Motor Vehicle assist on Hwy 68 at N. Monroe Street. Animal complaint at N. Monroe Street and Hwy 68. Driving complaint in the 600 block of N. Monroe Street.

The weather has been great but sadly this time of the year also means an increase in alcohol related calls. Minneota and the surrounding areas have seen a rise in drunk driving and intoxicated individuals. This may result in an increased law enforcement presence in communities and more traffic law enforcement. Our goal is to save lives and to prevent criminal activity. You can help by limiting the amount you drink, keeping your kids from drinking, don't drink any amount if you are driving and don't let your friends drive who have been drinking. There are many reason why people drink in excess. Most of the reasons are warning signs that there are serious problems in their life. If you know someone who drinks too much, drives drunk, or drinks underage; they need help. It is better to get them help now before they kill themselves or someone else. If you need help or more information you can call me. I prefer helping you rather than arresting your or telling your loved ones that you have died. Chief Bill Bolt