Sections

Weather Forecast

Close
Advertisement
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

Email

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.

Are you a newspaper subscriber but you don't have a Digital Access account yet? https://secure.forumcomm.com/?publisher_ID=40&event=subscriber/lookup.

You will need your subscription account number and phone number. Not sure if you have an account? Email us at subscriberservices@forumcomm.com and we can help you.

Advertisement
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.  
(320) 763-1236
Advertisement
Advertisement
randomness