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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Repeat, repeat, repeat


These two crooks were arrested last week for selling heroin in Duluth.  They bailed out and guess what we caught them doing this week......Selling more heroin and carrying guns.  Our cops are working hard to keep our streets safe, but when these gun toting dope dealers go through the revolving door twice in a week it causes all of us concern......I hope their bail opportunities are over now.

Here is a link to the press release.
http://www.duluthmn.gov/press_releases/templates/display.cfm?id=1721

Also, remember our wanted property crimes guy of the week, Mr. Doolittle?  We found him with another crook who was wanted for burglarizing a gun store in Superior and hauling away with a bunch of guns...Two more down.  Let's hope these two are sent a way for a while as well....Here's the press release for this one.  http://www.duluthmn.gov/press_releases/templates/display.cfm?id=1718
 

Friday, June 8, 2012

Property Crimes

We continue to focus on preventing property crimes.  We are going to regularly highlight folks who have warrants out for their arrest for those who have victimized our businesses and good citizens.  Here is our wanted person of the week.....

June 7th,  2012
Dallas Blake Henry Doolittle, DOB: 04/26/1989
  • White male
  • 23 years of age
  • 5’10”
  • 140 pounds
  • Brown hair
  • Brown eyes
Dallas Doolittle has two Saint Louis County Felony Warrants for Violation of Probation (Possession of Shoplifting Gear and Theft) and (5th Degree Possession of a Controlled Substance, Obstructing Legal Process and Fleeing on Foot). He also has a Gross Misdemeanor warrant for Check Forgery and Receiving Stolen Property. 
Duluth Police are seeking the public’s help in locating Dallas Doolittle, the “Property Crimes Wanted Person of the Week”. Anyone with information or knows his whereabouts is asked to call 911.
 

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Used Police Cars and More!

Know anyone in the market for a used squad car? 
How about a older John Deere lawn tractor?

No takers? 

How about a Ingersol Rand Porpane Vaporizor Compressor Model 125B?
Everyone needs on of those, right?

Visit the City's on-line auction page to see these items and more...
http://www.duluthmn.gov/purchasing/auction/

Monday, June 4, 2012

Cop Shows

With the crummy weather over the Memorial Day weekend I spent too much time in front of the TV.  I didn’t realize how many police shows there are now.  Much to my disappointment every police show was about a dramatic event often focused on rogue or very misguided police officers.  The only resemblance to real policing was the uniforms and squad cars.  I could only watch these shows for a little while before I had to turn it off.   America’s fascination with the police is great on one hand, but when it comes to media portrayal of police officers it could not be further from reality.  Let’s take use of force.  In Duluth, our staff literally has millions of interactions with those we serve.  Of those millions of interactions we use force only a tiny fraction of the time.  You watch one of the police TV dramas and you are going to see force and police shootings in most episodes.  After seeing several terrible depictions of our nation’s police on the TV dramas I rounded it out with the recent release “Rampart” starring Woody Harellson.  What a waste of time! Again, police were depicted as dishonest, racist and brutal.  This movie was so absurd I could only shake my head. Unfortunately, Rampart was one of the top rented movies in May. 

So what does our police department do to help show the public what we are really about? We offer the Citizen Police Academy twice a year.  This is an opportunity for the public to come in and see the department from the inside out.  You get to meet and interact with our staff and see what police do and why the do it. If you are interested in receiving more information about the academy, contact Mike at 730-5040 or email mpeterson@duluthmn.gov