Lonsdale Police Department

  • Agency: Lonsdale Police Department
  • Address: 115 Alabama Street SW, Lonsdale, 55046 MN
  • Chief: (Chief of Police)
Phone: 507-334-4391
Fax: 507-744-5533
Email:

Lonsdale Police Department is located at 115 Alabama Street SW, Lonsdale, 55046 MN. The Lonsdale Police Department phone number is 507-334-4391.

Lonsdale Police Department News

***Updated Info*** Owners found, and dogs bailed out! These two went out for a walk this afternoon without their owner. If you know know who they belong to please let them know they are in Doggie Jail. They can be picked up at the Lonsdale Police Department.

Hello Lonsdale! Since it's that time of year that we are all thinking tax preparations, the scammers are thinking the same. Remember, If you receive a phone call from someone claiming to be from the IRS, do NOT give out any personal information. It is a scam! The IRS does not make threatening phone calls regarding past due taxes. Be safe and aware this tax season with suspicious phone calls and emails claiming to be from the IRS.

From all of us at the Lonsdale Police Department. We want to say Thank you for having all of the vehicles off the street during the last snow emergency. Please remember to shovel around your fire hydrants, and please remind your children not to build snow forts in the massive piles along side of the city roads, the city is working very hard to push back the big snow Banks to make room for future snow.

The City of Lonsdale (Public Works Department) will be calling a snow emergency after 6 pm this evening. Public Works have been out plowing and plan to stop plowing around 6 pm. They will be back out around 2am to plow Curb to Curb. Do not park on the street during the overnight hours. Thanks.

Please keep in mind, Sunday into Monday, we are on track to receive accumulating snow. Plan extra time for your commute Monday morning. Also, keep the snow emergency ordinance 71.03 in consideration when parking on the street. A snow emergency will most likely be announced Sunday evening, and all vehicles left parked in the streets after snow emergency has been declared will be issued citations. Thank you, Lonsdale Police Department 71.03 SNOW EMERGENCIES. (A) Snow emergency. During a snow emergency, it is unlawful for any person, as a driver or operator of a vehicle, or as the registered owner of such vehicle, to park, stop or leave standing, or cause, allow or permit to be parked, stopped or left standing, whether knowingly or unknowingly, any such vehicle upon any city street until the street is plowed curb to curb.

**UPDATE** Thank you all for your engagement! Some correct answers were posted and also some very incorrect answers! (Don’t be those “Carls”) So, the biggest concern is traveling eastbound on SW Railway St and will be continuing onto Central St W. if you’re heading east on SW Railway St, you signal to turn onto Central St, stop at the one stop sign, assess the intersection, and proceed when safe to do so. If you and another motorist come to the stop signs near Railway and 3rd, the right of way is to be utilized. You do not need to stop at both stop signs. Thank you all for your comments! Stay safe and have a good weekend! Hello Lonsdale, We received a question recently regarding the intersection of SW Railway St, Central St W, and 3rd Ave SW. The question was about how to navigate the 5 way intersection. Attached is an overhead view of the intersection. We have seen all different types of navigation through that intersection, and there is a correct way to safely proceed through the intersection. How do you think the intersection should be navigated? Who in the comments will be right?

The City of Lonsdale (Public Works Department) has declared a "Snow Emergency" which begins at 2:00 am on January 15. During a Snow Emergency, there is no parking on any City streets until the streets have been plowed curb to curb.

The City of Lonsdale (Public Works Department) has declared a "Snow Emergency" which begins at 4:30 pm today. During a Snow Emergency, there is no parking on any City streets until the streets have been plowed curb to curb.

As of 4:00am the city has issued a Snow Emergency. Make sure to have vehicles that are parked in the streets removed so plows can clear the roads.

"Ally" was picked up in the Singing Hills SE area, possible owners are not answering calls, anyone know "Ally" call 744-2300

Beginning at 9:00 am this morning there will be blasting at the site of the new well located the intersection of Main St. S/Idaho St SW.. There should not be any noise but slight vibrations may be felt in that area. They should be done around 1pm today

I hate to bring up garbage containers but, I have noticed a lot of garbage containers being stored in the front yard area or in front of the garage. The last thing we want to have to do is write citations but, if this needs to be addressed again it will not be with warnings. So for those in violation please move your garbage containers inside or out of the front yard area or behind the front of the garage. 91.04 (I) Accumulation of garbage, trash, yard waste or refuse not stored inside the dwelling unit, garage or at a point behind the front of the dwelling unit or garage, except between the hours of 6:00 p.m. the night before collection and 10:00 p.m. on the designated collection day, during which time all garbage, trash, yard waste or refuse, properly contained may be deposited at the curb; of the Lonsdale Code of Ordinances.

If anyone sees a shark on the loose, wave, he's out having fun!!

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Officer William Matthews, the Wayzata Police Department, and the community for their tragic loss today.

Seal Coating is delayed until Thursday September 7 due to the cooler temperatures. Do not park on the street starting Wednesday evening if these signs are posted on your street.

If you know who the owner of this big guy is, he is looking to go home! Please contact the Lonsdale Police Department 507-744-2300 to arrange picking him up. ** Update ** He has been Returned to his owner, thank you for everyone's help!

REMINDER --- Registration for the 34th Night to Unite is NOW OPEN! The Lonsdale Police are excited for the 34th Annual Night to Unite event that will be taking place on Tuesday, August 1, 2017. To register your event or block party, please follow the link below. http://lonsdale.govoffice.com/vertical/Sites/%7B0FD1D10A-F0C7-48D8-B47A-D828DCF6F997%7D/uploads/2017_Night_to_Unite.pdf Fill out the registration form for Night to Unite and return it to the Lonsdale Police Department

As we approach the 4th of July, we'd like to remind everyone about Minnesota's fireworks laws and safety tips on using fireworks. Sharing this from the Department of Public Safety. Have a safe and fun weekend!

Registration for the 34th Night to Unite is NOW OPEN! The Lonsdale Police is excited for the 34th Annual Night to Unite event on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 to promote police-community partnerships to make neighborhoods a safer and better place to live. To register your event or block party, please go to http://lonsdale.govoffice.com/vertical/Sites/%7B0FD1D10A-F0C7-48D8-B47A-D828DCF6F997%7D/uploads/2017_Night_to_Unite.pdf Fill out the registration form for Night to Unite and return to the Lonsdale Police Department

This is the dumpster at Jaycee Park. It is for trash that is accumulated while at the park. Not a community dumpster for you to put your old lawn edging in. Also, while an officer was locking the bathrooms, about 10 items of trash were collected near the basketball court which included pop bottles, cans, and food wrappers. All of the items were about 30 feet from a garbage can. Please do your best to keep our parks and community clean for everyone, and remind your kids to as well.

It has been brought to the Lonsdale Police Department's attention that citizens have been leaving their empty cardboard boxes on the side of the dumpster at Mackenthun's. The cardboard has began to blow away in the wind. If the dumpster is full, please come back again later to dispose of your cardboard boxes. Lonsdale Police Department

The last couple weeks the Lonsdale Police Dept. has received an increase in ATV complaints. ATV's are allowed to be operated on a city street under the following conditions: -Must have current registration and be displayed. -Operators may NOT exceed 15 mph. - Operators must successfully complete ATV safety course, Born after July 1, 1987 -Person under 14 May Not operate on a city street/alley. -May not be operated on a sidewalk or walking path. -May cross but not operate on Central Steet, (Hwy 19) and Main Street. These are the main violaitons we are hearing about. County roadways and Highways may have different regulations. For more information please vist Lonsdale City Code 72 or MN State Statute 84.