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During Monday night's council meeting, Alexandria Police Captain Scott Kent (left) received an award from Police Chief Rick Wyffels. (Photo by Al Edenloff)

Drug crimes, burglaries up

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The good news: The number of car accidents, domestic violence calls and drunk driving arrests in Alexandria dropped in 2012.

The bad news: Burglaries skyrocketed, and assaults, felony arrests and drug-related crimes are all on the rise.


That's according to Alexandria Police Chief Rick Wyffels, who presented his annual report to the Alexandria City Council Monday night.

"Prescription drugs are really on the front burner right now, in an ugly way," said Wyffels.

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Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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