Fourteen local teens were cited for underage drinking after a tip came in about a party last Saturday night. Northfield Police Officers received information, through the anonymous Tip 411 system, regarding a party in the 1300 block of Lia Drive. On arrival, they spoke to a resident of the house, and observed signs of underage alcohol consumption. Northfield Officers entered the home after being informed there was an unconscious/unresponsive male in the basement. This person was evaluated by Northfield Ambulance Paramedics and later released to a responsible family member. Northfield Deputy Chief Mark Dukatz said, “while it is disappointing this type of activity took place, the incident demonstrates the value of
the Tip 411 system”. Most importantly, he added, “everyone involved arrived home safely”. Tip 411 allows people to anonymously report various concerns to law enforcement. It is supported by local Law Enforcement, Schools, and other partners such as the Northfield Alliance For Substance Abuse Prevention.
CRDVTF finds drugs, guns and stolen bonds
Drugs, guns and stolen bonds were found in Faribault. Last week, the Cannon River Drug Task Force, executed a search warrant at the home of 35 year old Apolinar Hernandez-Silva at 22900 Albers Ave. In the bedroom, they found Oxycodone pills, a loaded pistol grip shotgun behind the door and a handgun on a closet shelf. In the garage was drug paraphernalia with meth residue on top of a tool chest and an open safe with bullets and guns. The utility room was filled with power tools in large totes, bonds worth over $1200 that were tracked to a burglary in LeSueur and a sawed off shotgun. When speaking with officers, Hernandez-Silva changed his story a couple of times. He’s charged with 5th degree drugs, possession of illegal short-barreled shotguns and receiving stolen property. He is out on $25,000 conditional bail. His first court appearance is November 8th.
New Marriott Fairfield Inn opens
The new Marriott Fairfield Inn & Suites officially opened yesterday with a large crowd gathered for the ribbon cutting and ceremony. Rebound Hospitality’s Brett Reese said the development of the area at Hwy 3 and 2nd street has been 30 years in the making. Situated along the Cannon River in downtown Northfield, there are a couple of amenities that most Fairfield Inns do not have, heated underground parking and a bar and deck overlooking the river that is open to the public for seating and appetizers. Reese said that, as owners he, Jennifer Sawyer and Todd Byhre formed Rebound Hospitality. They, along with their Rebound team, “carry out their mission of creating a portfolio of historic boutique inns and distinct properties. And now we have created this distinct property here in Northfield that will last for years to come”. Reese added, “and projects like this don’t just happen by accident. They take planning, investment, execution along with partnerships and collaboration”. He went on to thank City Staff, City officials and the EDA, saying, “the City Council and the EDA members recognized the importance of developing this property that would bring property taxes, generating jobs and creating economic development within our community, where guests would spend money in the community”. He also thanked the two colleges who offered financial support. PR Fairfield Inn Ribbon Cutting 10.30.18 I have pictures