Sprinkler Puts Out Kitchen Fire and Fast

, September 26, 2016 | Posted in Public Safety

By Lauren Siebenaler Movies and television shows portray fire sprinkler systems to all spray at once in the event of a fire. In reality, that doesn’t happen. Fire sprinklers are set up to only go off when one detects heat …
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EPD reminds residents to take action if they see a child locked in a car

, July 25, 2016 | Posted in Public Safety

The Edina Police Department reminds residents not to wait to call 911 if they see a child locked alone in a car. “It doesn’t take long for a small child — especially an infant — to suffer from heat stroke …
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$3,000 Reward Offered in Burglary Cases

, July 22, 2016 | Posted in Public Safety

The Edina Crime Prevention Fund is offering a $3,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and charging of the person or persons responsible for recent residential burglaries and other property crimes. Between 11 p.m. Monday, July 18 and 6 …
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Thank You from Police Chief Nelson

, July 21, 2016 | Posted in Public Safety

On behalf of the Edina Police Department, I would like to thank the Edina residents and business owners for their overwhelming support the past few weeks.  Numerous supporters have either called or emailed the Police Department to thank us for …
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Use Caution this Fourth of July

, June 28, 2016 | Posted in Public Safety

In an attempt to keep fireworks-related injuries at a minimum, the Edina Fire-Rescue & Inspections Department reminds residents of Minnesota’s fireworks laws and discourages the use of illegal consumer fireworks. “Every year on July 4, thousands of people — most …
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Theft from Autos Increase in Summer

, June 17, 2016 | Posted in Public Safety

Don’t let a smashed window and stolen purse ruin your nice walk around Bredesen Park or Centennial Lakes. Summer time brings more people out into the parks and around town, parking their vehicles and leaving valuables on the front or …
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Door Open or Closed?

, May 13, 2016 | Posted in Public Safety

The following is information recently released by the National Fire Protection Agency. Should you sleep with your bedroom door opened or closed? It’s a straightforward question, but the answer isn’t quite so clear-cut. Many variables, including where people sleep in …
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What’s a Burglary?

, February 23, 2016 | Posted in Public Safety

By Sgt. Kevin Rofidal This past year, Edina saw an increase in residential burglaries, especially at homes under construction that were not occupied. These burglaries totaled 150 in 2015. What is a burglary? Minnesota Statute 609.582 defines a burglary as entering …
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Saving Seconds Could Mean Saving a Life

, February 18, 2016 | Posted in Public Safety

Did you know that March is one of the snowiest months of the year? Even though Spring seems close, a late-winter blizzard could bury a hydrant on or near your property. While the Edina Fire Department works to keep the 1,800 fire …
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K-9 Blitz Receives Body Armor from Non-Profit

, February 16, 2016 | Posted in Public Safety

Edina Police Department’s K-9 Blitz has received a bullet-and-stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. “I’m very grateful that Blitz now has protection while we’re on duty,” said Officer Sean Young, …
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