Newsbriefs - Ramsey Co. Maplewood


Ramsey County Libraries celebrate Black History Month with a diverse itinerary

The Penumbra Theatre will present scenes from the play ‘Bearing Witness: The Ballad of Emmett Till,’ Feb. 6 at Roseville Library. (submitted photo)

This February, Ramsey County Libraries will celebrate diversity with a series on black history. The Roseville and Maplewood branches of the library will present five free events  as part of their month-long public education program on African-American history.
Judy Woodward, the history coordinator for Ramsey County Libraries,  organized the series to honor Black History Month and join a Ramsey County-wide initiative to promote diversity.
The programming will highlight some of the history of Minnesota and the different cultural groups within the state.


Police chase ends with officer shooting tire

Burglary suspect Noah Erickson, 28, of North St. Paul was arrested after driving erratically on Wednesday, Jan. 22, around 4 p.m.
Woodbury police officers reportedly followed Erickson into the East Side's Payne-Phalen neighborhood while investigating a Woodbury burglary, but before they could make contact with him, they said he began driving erratically.


They came in with a wrecking ball

photos by Linda Baumeister/Review

The East Metro Public Safety Training Center, bordering Maplewood, Oakdale and North St. Paul, is beginning to take shape with the recent construction along Century Avenue.


Ramsey County launches Veterans Court Track

Ramsey County has launched a Veterans Court Track program to help veterans charged with crimes who may be struggling with service-related issues.


Tartan students involved in stabbing incident

Tartan High School was locked down the afternoon of Friday, Dec. 13, after two male students, both sophomores, were involved in an altercation near the campus in which one student was stabbed in the leg and another was slashed in the hand.


Maplewood Police work with businesses on crime suppression

As a way of proactively working to reduce calls for service, assist in the reduction of theft-related loss to individuals and businesses, and to increase a sense of community safety, the Maplewood Police Department will launch its 2013 Holiday Crime Suppression Effort.


Bradley leaving downtown North St. Paul; three storefronts will be open

A fixture on North St. Paul’s main street for 12 years, Greg Bradley is finally moving out.
Bradley, who owns the building at 2533-2535 East Seventh Ave., has hosted businesses in its three suites ranging from a plumbing fixtures showroom to retail motorcycle accessories and clothing, a succession of cafés and snack shops, a knitting shop, a collectibles store and a portrait studio.


Police memorial vandalized

The memorial for Maplewood Police Sgt. Joseph Bergeron, who was shot while on duty, was vandalized on either Nov. 21 or 22. (submitted photo)

The St. Paul Police Department’s Eastern District reported that the Sgt. Bergeron Memorial was vandalized sometime between 10:30 p.m. on Nov. 21 and 9 a.m. on Nov. 22.  
The memorial, which sits at the intersection of Arlington Avenue East and North English Street, was covered in white paint.


Suspect a drug house down the street? Police ‘have an app for that’

The city of Maplewood is launching a “Maplewood Tips” application for iPhone and android devices to let the public send tips to police and other city departments anonymously.
A few kinds of tips the system was set up to help collect: code violations in the neighborhood, the location of a pothole that’s shaking up vehicles, suspected drug activity or information about a possible crime.


Brown’s Creek State Trail and Gateway State Trail to be connected

By next fall, Brown’s Creek State Trail will be bustling with hikers and bikers, smiling and waving as they take in the beauty of their surroundings, pausing to catch their breath at interpretive displays about the history of the trail and maybe glimpsing bald eagles in the air or deer in the woods.