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Duluth Police Department
October 14, 2014
Duluth Police make property crimes wanted arrests
The Duluth Police Department on Tuesday announced the arrests of two of its property crimes wanted people. Curtis Guy Markkula, 39, was taken...
October 14, 2014 - 11:41am
October 3, 2014
Duluth Police announce new wanted person of the week
The Duluth Police Department has named Brandon Robert Bender as its property crimes wanted person of the week. Bender, 22, is wanted on felony...
October 3, 2014 - 4:58pm
August 6, 2014
Family of Duluth girl allegedly killed by father had drawn previous attention from county
The 14-month-old Duluth girl who was suffocated to death, allegedly by her father, had been under regular review by the county’s Child Protection...
August 6, 2014 - 10:09pm
Duluth police identify suspects arrested in statewide heroin crackdown
The Duluth Police Department reports that the following people have been arrested and charged with the listed crimes as part of “Operation Exile,” a statewide heroin crackdown. Arrest warrants have also been issued for an additional 12 people, and police say they continue to investigate....
May 6, 2014 - 8:54pm
Duluth Police Department: Social host ordinance making a difference in Duluth
One of the more common complaints among homeowners around UMD revolves around loud parties. As we review our policing efforts, I recently asked Lieutenant Eric Rish, east area commander, to write how the social host ordinance is working in our neighborhoods. Rish filed this report: The...
May 6, 2010 - 6:08pm
April 8, 2010
Gordon Ramsay: New program will reduce multi-housing crime
I would like to begin by welcoming our 10 newest officers to the Duluth Police Department. They are finishing up the police academy and hit the streets in mid-April. They are a talented and highly educated group of individuals and there is no doubt they will continue to move...
April 8, 2010 - 2:45pm
March 11, 2010
Police Chief Gordon Ramsay: Catching up with the Duluth Police Department
As the snow melts and we enter the spring season, our newest police recruits are going through the second Duluth Police Academy. You may recall we began the academy last year after finding many of the new police hires were not prepared for the realities of police work. Our washout...
March 11, 2010 - 7:37pm
February 18, 2010
Duluth Police Department: Dealing with a hoarder takes patience, teamwork
A message from Police Chief Gordon Ramsay: Members of the Duluth Police Department understand the importance of collaboration in problem solving and improving the quality of life in our city. The following article by Officer Jim Rodman highlights how government entities can successfully...
February 18, 2010 - 7:03pm
February 11, 2010
Police warn of suspicious-male incidents
The Duluth Police Department is investigating two recent incidents where an unknown male came up to females and grabbed them. On Jan. 30 at 12:59 p.m., Duluth police were called to Marshall School on the report that 20 minutes earlier a teenage female was approached by an unknown...
February 11, 2010 - 12:19pm
November 19, 2009
Gordon Ramsay: Community survey yields interesting results
Earlier this year Duluth participated in the National Citizen Survey in order to gauge resident opinion on various city issues.* Questionnaires were sent to a random sample of 1,200 Duluth citizens, asking for feedback on the quality and usefulness of city services. So how did the...
November 19, 2009 - 3:37pm
October 29, 2009
Police Chief Gordon Ramsay: New police philosophy should mean crime reduction
Beginning in 2010, the Duluth Police Department will begin to implement the management philosophies of COMPSTAT. COMPSTAT, short for computer statistics, is run by the police department, but other entities in the criminal justice program are an integral part in reducing crime. A...
October 29, 2009 - 6:17pm
September 13, 2009
Duluth boy killed in car accident
A 4-year-old boy from Duluth was hit and killed by a car in western Duluth on Saturday evening. A Ford Explorer traveling east on Grand Avenue...
September 13, 2009 - 5:13pm
July 1, 2009
Gordon Ramsay: Make it a safe summer, Duluth
In the summer months we see an increase in police calls, neighborhood disturbances and crime. With the warmer weather, more people are outside plus windows and doors are left open in cars and homes, which can result in thefts and burglaries. We continue to see too many thefts from...
July 1, 2009 - 2:47pm
March 4, 2009
Community Extra: A true story of a fallen police officer, and an invitation
The Duluth Police Department has a long, interesting history that dates back to April 21, 1870. Over the years there have been seven Duluth police officers killed in the line of duty, who paid the ultimate sacrifice. Over the next few months I will write a short summary of each incident....
March 4, 2009 - 6:37pm
March 2, 2009
Counterfeit checks appear to target Superior businesses
Two suspects were arrested passing counterfeit checks in Dakota County, Minn., according to a fraudtracks alert from the Duluth Police Department. The suspects had in their possession other counterfeit checks including ones from Stargate Nightclub and DSC Communications of Superior. No...
March 2, 2009 - 12:37pm