On Monday, 11-25-13, at approximately 2224 hours the Ortonville Police Department received a call from a party that stated their brother was suicidal and has a loaded gun at a residence on Jefferson Avenue.
Officers made contact with the male party via telephone and after an approximately 5 hour stand-off the male party came out of the residence and surrendered to officers at approximately 0330 hours Tuesday morning. Continue Reading…
City of Ortonville Police Department & Street Department
NOTICE FOR SEALED BIDS
Sealed bids will be received by the City of Ortonville, Attn: Sealed Bids, 315 Madison Avenue, Ortonville, MN 56278 on or before October 28, 2013 for the following items:
2008 Ford Crown Victoria
1992 Dodge Ram 250
1990 Pontiac Bonneville LE 4dr
1978 Chevrolet Silverado “Big 10” pickup
If anyone is wishing to view these items they will be displayed on the North side of the City of Ortonville Street Shop located on Hwy 75 by the Cenex C-Store or by contacting the Ortonville Police Department at (320) 839-6161.
Bids will be opened at 9:00am on November 1, 2013 at the Ortonville City Offices. At that time only bidders that submitted a sealed bid can raise their bid. Please make sure your envelope is marked “Sealed Bid” along with the item you’re bidding on.
The City of Ortonville reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Vehicles are sold AS IS.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Ortonville Police Department officers ticketed six motorists traveling at illegal and unsafe speeds during a stepped-up speed enforcement week. The campaign was coordinated by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety.
For complete information release – Click on News Release below:
S&S Post-Enforcement – 2013 July Speed – Post enforcement
DRIVE AT SAFE SPEEDS — ADDED SPEED PATROLS IN JULY
Know the Tips When Encountering Aggressive Drivers
Summertime sees an increase in temperatures, as well as an increase in speeding motorists. The Ortonville Police Department will be conducting increased speed patrols, July 6–21, as part of a statewide speed enforcement effort. The campaign aims to combat a leading factor in deadly traffic crashes. The enforcement and education effort is coordinated by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety.
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DRIVE AT SAFE SPEEDS — ADDED SPEED PATROLS IN JULY
The Ortonville Police Department along with the Minnesota Crime Prevention Association (MCPA) in cooperation with the Minnesota Twins and Park Printing are proud to announce once again for 2013 that officers will be handing out Minnesota Twins crime prevention/safety trading cards to area youth!
The Ortonville Police Department has provided crime prevention/safety cards to area youth for the last 17 years when Chief Jason Mork first started the program here in Ortonville. The MCPA has provided crime prevention/safety cards to its police department members for the last 27 years. Chief Mork stated that we are thrilled to continue to provide this program to area youth and being able to meet kids in a much friendlier environment than in some other negative contact that we as law enforcement officers sometime encounter with youth.
For the ‘who’ & ‘when’ schedule – click on link below (pdf)
2013-06-13 Twins Crime Prevention Cards News Release
Motorists and passengers are reminded to buckle up this spring as extra Click It or Ticket seat belt patrols take to the roads statewide May 20 – June 2. Ortonville Police Department is among nearly 400 Minnesota agencies increasing patrols to encourage motorists to buckle up.
View Complete Notice (PDF): Buckle-up May-June
On Friday, November 9th, 2012 the Ortonville Police Department took a report from an Ortonville parent whose child had found a needle in a piece of their Halloween candy while eating it. The parent and child were all over town and are unsure as to all the houses they went to.
The Ortonville Police Department urges parents to check their child’s candy. Anyone finding anything suspicious is asked to contact the police department.
The Ortonville Police Department is also asking anyone that has information to this incident to contact the police department at 320-839-6161.
Link to Official Release PDF: 2012_11_12 News Release – Halloween Candy
On Friday, 10-26-12, at approximately 0307 hours, the Ortonville Police & Fire Departments were called to the intersection of NW 2nd Street and Jefferson Avenue for a reported fire coming of out the basement windows of the old Columbian Hotel building.
Upon arrival police and fire crews found the building totally engulfed by flames.
Complete News Release click here –
UPDATED RELEASE: 2012-10-26 = Columbian Hotel Fire – UPDATE
2012-10-26 = Columbian Hotel Fire
On Friday, 10-19-12, at approximately 0850 hours, the Ortonville Police Department was called to the Ortonville EDA Office for a possible attempted burglary.
View full News Release: 2012-10-19 = Attempted burglary at EDA Offices
INCREASED SEAT BELT PATROLS TAKE TO ORTONVILLE ROADS
Extra Click It or Ticket seat belt patrols take to the roads Oct. 12–26 statewide in Minnesota. Ortonville Police Department is among nearly 400 Minnesota agencies increasing patrols to encourage motorists to buckle up.
Complete News Release -
S&S Pre-Enforcement – 2012 – #4 -October Seatbelt News Relese