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  • Thursday, October 13, 2016 9:33 AM | Aaron Gjerde (Administrator)
    Last night, about 20 people attended a meeting hosted by the St Paul Police where they shared their response so far to the outcry after the May meeting about the 7 year old girl who was kidnapped and sexually assaulted in Cathedral Hill.

    Pioneer Press was there and so was Fox9 News.

    As mentioned in other Ramsey Hill Association news posts, the new Emergency Citizen Communications system has been implemented.  I have personally signed up for it and think it is a great step forward.  I encourage everyone to sign up for it as well - you don't need a smartphone; it will call your home phone with a notification as well as email and text messages.  Downloading an app to your smartphone enables GPS-based notifications to where you are in addition to the addresses you enter.  I entered my home, my typical business locations, and the location of each of my children's schools.

    The Police also said they were already in the process of replacing their outdated Records Management System and have taken the conversations with us to guide their implementation, which is tentatively planned to go live before the end of 2017.

    Lastly, they introduced Sue Abderholden, executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness’ Minnesota chapter, who said she is planning to introduce new legislation at the State level to establish a committee to review our system for handling people who are dangerous and mentally ill or commit sex crimes.

    Much work remains and it will take time and effort to change multi-agency challenges in what is a highly complex, multidimensional issue.  But, the Police recited back what they heard, and it was consistent with what we said and better yet they have already taken some actions.  

  • Friday, September 23, 2016 10:31 AM | Joseph Wethington (Administrator)

    Saint Paul Police Department launches new emergency notification system

    The Saint Paul Police Department has a new tool to notify the public of emergency situations. In cooperation with Ramsey County, the department now has the ability to quickly send emergency alerts to residents, businesses and people who frequently visit Saint Paul.

    The Emergency Notification System is a free service to which people can subscribe. The system will call, send text messages or email subscribers, alerting them of developing situations that immediately affect the areas in which they live, work or visit.

    “Saint Paul is a vibrant, thriving city in which hundreds of thousands of people live, work and play every day. This tool will help keep everyone safer by ensuring they are informed of local emergencies and know what actions they should or can take to protect themselves,” said Mayor Chris Coleman.

    The alert system will only be used for incidents where there is an imminent threat to health and safety, such as active shooter events, in-progress searches for violent suspects or anything that immediately impacts public safety and awareness is urgently needed to aide law enforcement. The alert is geographically specific and will only notify people in the area who could be affected by the event. Subscribers of the service may choose the specific geographic areas for which they would like to receive alerts.

    Anyone interested in receiving alerts must sign up by going to  

    https://www.stpaul.gov/departments/police/emergency-notification-system


  • Friday, September 23, 2016 10:28 AM | Joseph Wethington (Administrator)

    On May 12th of this year there was a community meeting held to address the abduction of a child days before this date.  The meeting was held at Saint Paul College, 235 Marshall Avenue which is near where the abduction took place.  The meeting was very well attended and it was agreed that a follow up meeting would be held so we could discuss what is being done to address these issues in our system etc.

    Deputy Chief Mary Nash has made arrangements for this follow up meeting to take place on Wednesday, October 12th from 6 – 8 PM at the same Saint Paul College location.  She will have initiatives to talk about as well as updates on our reporting systems. 

    Please share this information with your neighbors so all who are interested can plan to attend.


    Thank you.


  • Tuesday, September 06, 2016 6:33 PM | Aaron Gjerde (Administrator)

    Ramsey Hill owes much to Judy McLaughlin's tireless devotion and visionary accomplishments.  She passed away 5 years ago yesterday.  Judy's son David and his wife Amber are raising the next generation of Ramsey Hill pioneers at their home in the Summit Manor. 

    https://mccollum.house.gov/congresswoman-mccollum-honors-life-judy-mclaughlin-st-paul

  • Tuesday, July 12, 2016 1:12 PM | Aaron Gjerde (Administrator)

    Although not precisely accurate, this is a nice piece on our neighborhood!

    https://thetcneighborhoodproject.wordpress.com/2012/05/25/the-history-of/

  • Wednesday, May 18, 2016 9:30 AM | Aaron Gjerde (Administrator)

    AJ Lagoe from KARE11 reported last night that the kidnapper has a mental illness and believes it's ok to do what he did.

    It seems pretty clear that this man needs help and should NOT be unsupervised in the community.

    http://www.kare11.com/news/investigations/kare-11-investigates-st-paul-accussed-kidnapper-claims-god-told-him-to-do-it/200036149

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