Nothing sounds better than a gathering of police and landlords, right? Maybe there will be ice cream.
The Duluth Police Department hosts a landlord social at 2 p.m. April 23 in the public safety building training room at 2030 N. Arlington Ave. Meet officers and learn about landlord alerts and the landlord’s role in crime prevention.
Please RSVP by April 16 to Maya Carroll at email@example.com or (218) 730-5486.
People now can send anonymous tips to the Superior Police Department using iPhone and Android apps.
Community members with Android phones can visit the Google Play Store from their phones and search for “SPDTip.” iPhone users are encouraged to visit the Apple App Store from their phones and search for “SPDTip.”
This program works along with the department’s existing text-messaging service known as “tip411,” which is provided by a St. Paul-based company named Citizen Observer. With “tip411” the community has been able to make anonymous tips to the police by texting the word “SPDTIP,” followed by the tip, to the number 847411 (TIP411).
The department’s land-line-based tip line, (715) 395-7468, is available, too. All tips are received anonymously, but the number isn’t monitored 24/7, so emergencies should be reported to 911.
We can’t promise Leslie Knope, Tom Haverford or Ron Swanson will be in attendance, but the public is encouraged to attend the Duluth Parks and Recreation Commission’s annual planning meeting Wednesday.
The names above are characters from the NBC comedy “Parks and Recreation” — of course you knew that.
The meeting will begin at 5 p.m. in the conference room at the main Duluth Police Station, 2030 Arlington Ave., and offers residents a chance to share their thoughts on what programming and services the department should provide.
Really, there’s no end of not-very-romantic ways you can spend the day today.
Here’s one more: Head over to the Public Safety Building at 2030 N. Arlington Ave. at 2 p.m. for the Duluth Police Department Recognition Ceremony. Find out who was promoted, who won the various “officer of the year” awards and who was commended for meritorious service and other good deeds.
You might not get a hug but you can count on some firm handshakes and steady smiles.
Aside from the terrible play on words above, we’re serious when it comes to smart and responsible snow removal. And the Duluth Police Department is, too.
That’s why they’re reminding residents that it’s illegal to move snow from private property onto any city streets, sidewalks, alleys or other public grounds.
“A lot of people have forgotten that,” Kelly Fleissner, city manager of maintenance operations, said. “We have had lots of calls about people moving snow from their property to somebody else’s, or people moving snow from private property onto public streets or right-of-ways.”
Plus, it’s just plain rude to your neighbors and those using roads, walkways and driveways.
“It seems that with the mild winter last year everyone forgot what it’s like to have snow and how to deal with it and be patient and good neighbors,” he said.
People illegally disposing of snow in Duluth can face a fine of up to $200, police spokesman Jim Hansen said.
You can meet some members of the city and UMD police forces during Coffee with the Cops from noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday in front of the university stores in Kirby Plaza.
Chances of arrest are minimal. They just want to talk.
Here’s a chance to meet your downtown Duluth community police officers.
Officers Rob Hurst and Nick Lepak welcome folks to stop in and say hi from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Zeitgeist Arts Atrium Lobby, 222 E. Superior St.
The officers said it also will be an opportunity for citizens to share their comments and concerns about the downtown they’re charged with patrolling.
This time it’s a kitty.
Yesterday we ran an Eh? item about a dog that bit a woman. Now we’ve got a little 7-year-old who discovered a short-haired gray tabby on her Proctor stoop.
The cat, wearing a sparkly silver collar with a bell, took off from the corner of Sixth Street and Second Avenue in Proctor after biting the girl. The parents would like to know whether the cat’s gone back to its owners or anyone else has found it, because their daughter will need rabies shots by Thursday unless they determine vaccination status.
Please call Proctor police at (218) 624-7788 with information.
Don’t pop pills in the garbage can, and certainly don’t flush them down the toilet. Save people and the environment potential harm.
A grouping of Vicodin pills is shown. (2009 file / News Tribune)
The Duluth, Hermantown and Proctor police departments have drop boxes for unwanted medications, and now the Superior Police Department has set up a drop box, too. Superior Police Chief Charles LaGesse said improper disposal is a problem.
“Some of the prescription painkillers are commonly abused.” LaGesse told Wisconsin Public Radio. “They’re very addictive, so that the people that do have addictions are looking for pills that meet that need that they have, and there’s always a chance that kids can get into them and experiment with the drugs that are there, and not really know what they’re taking.”
Medication for people and pets can be dropped off confidentially at the drop box in the police department reception area, 1316 N. 14th St., from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Just drop it off in its original bottle with the patient name blacked out. Needles, syringes, lancets and thermometers aren’t accepted.
Lakeside/Lester Park residents can meet their community police officer, Russ Bradley, from 7:30-9 a.m. Friday at the Lakeside SuperAmerica store at 5310 E. Superior St.
Police said it’s an opportunity for residents to give Bradley their view of the neighborhood and ask any questions they have regarding the policing that goes on in the area.
SuperAmerica will be providing free coffee, cappuccino and soda fountain pop to those who attend.