A St. Cloud State University employee was arrested in a prostitution sting on Wednesday night. Waite Park Police Cheif Dave Bentrud says 53-year-old Kevin Barnes was arrested for allegedly attempting to solicit an underage prostitute.
Today (Monday) will be the last day on the force for Waite Park's four legged officer. During the city council meeting, the council will approve the retirement of Kato the police dog, and hiring of a new police dog.
WAITE PARK -- A Brooklyn Park man is jailed after an investigation into sex trafficking and prostitution in the St. Cloud area. Waite Park Police say an investigation by the Central Minnesota Sex Trafficking Task Force learned of a woman who was actively being trafficked as a prostitute...
Waite Park has seen an uptick of burglaries and theft happening at local businesses over the last month. Criminal activity has seen a big increase in the area of 33rd and 34th Avenue South and the 7th Street South business area.
Two people from California are in jail, facing a number of charges, after being arrested by Waite Park police on Sunday afternoon. Police received a call just before 12:30 p.m. that a man was trying to sell a stolen handgun, and that a woman was in a stolen car, at 815 1st Street South.
Shoppers at the Crossroads Shopping Center may notice a few more police officers this week. Waite Park Police Chief Dave Bentrud says, even though there's no specific threat to the local mall, they do want to be proactive.