March 2013 Newsletter

ISSUE DATE 03.26.2013


Hennepin County Sheriff's Office

350 S 5th St, Room 6

Minneapolis, MN 55415


Sheriff's Enforcement Services 



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HCSO K9 Retires


Grissom, an HCSO Narcotics K9, has retired after nine years of service to the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office. His deputy partner will keep him at home and he will spend his retirement as a family pet.

He is credited with the seizure of approximately 3,349.32 lbs of marijuana, 28 lbs of methamphetamine, 1.5 lbs of heroin, 127 lbs of cocaine, 4.1 lbs of crack cocaine, 209 grams of mushrooms, 135.5 grams of hash, and 1,839 tabs of ecstacy, as well as $2,249,700 in US currency.

Grissom and his deputy partner have also received numerous awards and letters of commendation from other Metro area agencies that they have helped, as well as the United States Police Canine Association. One of his most memorable cases -- after a suspect hid cocaine in a neighborhood, Grissom found the hidden drugs by digging with his paw in the dirt of a flowerbed.

HCSO Community Engagement Team

Community Engagement Team

The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office has created a new Community Engagement Team to expand outreach efforts in diverse communities and directly address public safety concerns of the residents.

The Community Engagement Team will enhance the community policing program that was launched several years ago.  Team members also provide training to members of law enforcement about working with diverse communities. With a focus on diverse communities, the Community Engagement Team will address the concerns of residents, nonprofit groups, service providers, private businesses, educators, and others.

Save the Date for the HCSO Open House!


What: A fun event to learn about the Hennepin Co. Sheriff's Office!  Equipment displays, K9s, & safety information for kids & families.
Where: Sheriff's Enforcement Services Division  (9401 83rd Avenue N. Brooklyn Park, MN)
When: April 26, 2013 10am-3pm
More: The event will take place rain or shine.  Free hot dogs & beverages while supplies last.

Remember Ice Safety During the Spring


The long Minnesota winter is finally letting go of its grip.  Please remember that no ice is ever completely safe.  During the spring months, remind your family members not to venture out onto the ice -- which is slowly melting with warmer temperatures.  The Sheriff's Office would like to thank Clear Channel Outdoor for being an outstanding partner in public safety.  The company provided electronic billboards and created a compelling image to encourage ice safety.  The message appeared on several billboards throughout the metro area.

Annual Minnesota 100 Club Fire and Law Enforcement Dinner

What: Dinner and Raffle to help "protect the protectors"

Where: Jax Cafe (1928 University Avenue, NE Minneapolis)

When: Social Hour - 5 PM

           Dinner - 6 - 8 PM

           Annual Meeting - 7:30 PM

More:   Dinner Ticket Price $50

           Raffle Tickets Price $10 each

Visit: for more details.

Suspects Added to Most Wanted List


Sou Thao is an Asian male, height: 5'08", weight: 163 lbs, eyes: brown, hair: black.

Thao is wanted for failure to enter treatment for the conviction of criminal sexual conduct and failure to register as a predatory offender.


Alex Yupa is a Hispanic male, height: 5'06", weight: 150 lbs, eyes: brown, hair: black.

Yupa is accused of committing a sexual assault against a juvenile.


Leo Richard McGarry is a Caucasian male, height: 6'01", weight: 190 lbs, eyes: hazel, hair: brown.

McGarry is wanted in connection with a 2012 DWI. McGarry has had multiple DWI offenses in at least three different states.