Hennepin County – Get to know your neighbors on August 4th


Request a visit from the County Attorney’s Office for National Night Out


July 14, 2015



Mike Freeman, Hennepin County Attorney 12-2013

Michael O. Freeman
Hennepin County Attorney
300 S. Sixth St.
Minneapolis, MN  55487



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Request a visit for National Night Out

Nationally, over 38 million people, from 16,000 communities around the country, attend National Night Out events on the firstTuesday in August. It’s a great way for neighbors to get to know each other as a means to encourage crime prevention.

If your organization or block is hosting a party on National Night Out, August 4, and would like someone from the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office to visit, please fill out the request form at www.hennepinattorney.org/NNO.

The form includes questions about the time and location of your event.  There is also room to include specific crime prevention concerns or legal questions you would like addressed. For more information, contact jean.heyer@hennepin.us.

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Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman celebrating National Night Out.

Each year, we visit more than 100 community gatherings. Prosecutors, victim advocates and other staff members are available to answer your questions about the justice system and provide information regarding how you can protect your family and your property.

“National Night Out is an important event for our office,” said Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman. “It’s a great way to build and strengthen our relationships in the community.”

Our office receives many requests and will attend as many events as possible throughout Hennepin County on National Night Out.  Filling out the form by July 22 is the best way to confirm a visit.


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Eight men charged in Galleria theft

Eight Chicago-area men were charged by the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office in a dash-and-grab theft from a store at the Galleria Mall  that may be part of a regional theft ring.

Derrick Crowder, 22, William Curry, 23, Clyde Dobbs, 22, Thomas Gaston Jr., 22, Darion Hood, 21, Shawn Mondie, 21, Danny Robinson, 39, and Leon White, 29, were all charged with a single count of felony theft. In addition, White was charged with fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle.

According to the criminal complaint, all but White ran into the Louis Vuitton Store at the Galleria Mall in Edina just as it opened about 10 a.m. July 1. The men ran through the store grabbing as much merchandise as they could and ran out to a waiting van with White in the driver’s seat.  Read more…



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