Murder/Suicide in Faribault – Police identify dead man
UPDATE: Faribault Police confirm identity of child as 8 year old Lynnaya Stoddard-Espinoza. Perrizo and his late wife, Jodi, petitioned for and received a Temporary Custody Consent Decree in 2012, which granted them sole legal and physical custody as de facto guardians of Lynnaya.
Two bodies were found inside a home in Faribault yesterday afternoon. Police Chief Andy Bohlen said officers and a Rice County Sheriff’s deputy were called to the 2500 block of Hulett Avenue at about 1:45pm after a neighbor reported seeing the body of a man lying inside in the entryway. Officers forced their way into the home and found a deceased adult male. They then found the body of a deceased child.
Bohlen the man as 33 year old Ryan Perrizo but he would not release the name of the child until the autopsy is complete. He said it is a Caucasian female between 7 and 9 years old. Bohlen said they both lived in the home. A handgun was recovered next to Perizzo. Bohlen said, “everything’s consistent with a murder/suicide. The house was deadbolted shut when our officers made entry and they found evidence in the home to indicate it was a murder/suicide”. Both victims were sent to the Hennepin County Medical Examiners office. The BCA is assisting with the investigation. KYMN’s policy is not to release names of victims until law enforcement does.
Nfld. Admin clarifies Council consideration of Sanctuary City status
The City of Northfield and the Council are preparing for a meeting and work session Tuesday evening that includes a possible ordinance that would make Northfield a so-called “Sanctuary City”. Administrator Ben Martig explained that there is no clear definition under the law and the word “sanctuary” is rather “loaded”. He said there’s a misconception that Cities can prevent federal enforcement of immigration policies. He said in some rare examples, such as San Francisco, they have have policies that suggest that they won’t cooperate with federal immigration enforcement. He says what the Council may act on and what it is modeled after , “is the Minneapolis and St. Paul ordinances”. They were adopted over a decade ago and have not had any legal challenges. They’re more often referred to as “separation ordinances”. It clarifies the roles of local law enforcement and federal agents. He said the word “sanctuary” infers something else, “but that’s not the policy we’re looking at”. The Mpls and St. Paul policies do not violate any federal law, “so there’s no threat of any funding being lost”. What he’ll present for Council approval would go into a personnel policy. Basically, they’ll put into policy what they’re already doing. Police Chief Monte Nelson said that his department doesn’t seek out undocumented residents. While his department will cooperate with any federal agency, he says, City cops can’t detain someone FOR Ice, those agents must do it themselves. The City is required to find out citizen status for their own hiring and for elections. Mayor Dana Graham is out of the Country and will not be at the meeting. We’ll hear more from Martig and Marlene Rojas on Wednesday.
SBA and FEMA encourage flood victims to register
If you were affected by the flooding we had in September, the US Small Business Administration and FEMA are offering disaster assistance. SBA Public Affairs Specialist Karen Knapik explained they are the partner to FEMA who covers homeowners and renters while the SBA offers assistance to businesses and private non-profits. FEMA rep Richard Gifford said if you had flooding in your basement, damage to you furnace or water-heater, don’t prejudge whether you qualify. Contact FEMA and let them decide. You must register your home, business or private non-profit through FEMA for the grant dollars. Call 1-800-621-3362 or go to disasterassistance.gov. An Inspector will come out and assess the damage. Gifford added that you may find cracks in your basement later but if you’re not registered, you won’t get anything. You have until January 30th to register. Listen to the full interview on kymnradio.net.
The vast majority of cities are under a Snow emergency. Be sure to check your city’s local website for complete details. Northfield Police Chief Monte Nelson said the majority of the streets in Northfield are cleared, however, those using parking lots downtown need to pay attention. They MAY be closing some of those downtown lots to clear those lots. Check out the signs they post. Go to ci.northfield.mn.us.
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