Woodbury Police Investigate One of Their Own... For Dirty Dishes

The case is classified as an "ongoing investigation."

Below are officer comments about a suspicious activity/littering complaint at the Woodbury Public Safety Department filed on Oct. 21.

The information comes from an initial complaint report and is apparently an “ongoing investigation.”

While performing directed patrol efforts in the public safety break room, I located a frying pan, lid and pancake turner soiled in the sink.

It appeared that an unknown public safety employee or volunteer had cooked a hamburger or similar substance and failed to wash their food preparation devices.

Investigation revealed that officer Kim Richardson had washed dishes in the sink at about 0945 to 1000 hours today, indicating that the timeframe of the violation was between 1000 and 1300 hours.

I washed the food preparation equipment and left the kitchen in a clean fashion at 1400 hours.

No officers had used the kitchen during those hours, so the investigation must expand outside the scope of the A/B shift from Team A.

Incident will be forwarded to MDH and OSHA for blatant failure to maintain a neat and tidy kitchen.


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Kelly October 27, 2012 at 04:21 AM
This is a joke, right?
Kris Janisch October 27, 2012 at 01:15 PM
Pretty sure the officer was just having a little fun.
Colleen Matschi October 27, 2012 at 02:47 PM
Really? This is what we are spending our time and dollars on? a tidy kitchen ...
Randy Marsh October 27, 2012 at 03:05 PM
Somebody please meet Colleen for a drink. She clearly needs to be shown a good time.
Dixie October 27, 2012 at 04:08 PM
Barb Arend October 28, 2012 at 03:07 PM
It is GOOD to have fun in the workplace!!!!
Amy Faust October 28, 2012 at 06:54 PM
HHF34 October 28, 2012 at 08:29 PM
It's not that they were having fun - it's that a report is now officially on file about this!
Rob October 28, 2012 at 08:47 PM
It is no more absurd than some of the real police calls the PD receives from some of the citizens of Woodbury.
Greg Dasovic October 29, 2012 at 01:59 PM
Check the dash cam and tazer the %$#@^&% that left the mess!
Jane Christensen October 29, 2012 at 03:17 PM
I should show this to my teenagers. Mom isn't the only one to see failure to clean up after yourself as "criminal".
Chester Rook October 29, 2012 at 10:40 PM
He was on break. And if you tell me you've never joked around at work, I will call you the biggest Pinocchio ever.
Tom McPherson October 30, 2012 at 09:47 PM
People need to get a stick out of their asses. Especially you soccer moms in your Honda minivans you ruin traffic around Woodbury. They should be arrested.
Keepalowprofile October 31, 2012 at 03:33 AM
When our kitchen and squad room were always a mess and I got tired of cleaning, I posted a sign that said; "Your Mother doesn't work here. Please clean up your own mess. Of course, that didn't change a thing, But it made me laugh.
Keepalowprofile October 31, 2012 at 03:36 AM
Calm down colleen, Men and women of law enforcement have enough stress... Sometimes you have to laugh a little... Try it.
Keepalowprofile October 31, 2012 at 03:37 AM
Tammy Baierl October 31, 2012 at 03:46 AM
I love it! Humor is great stress relief! I recognize that kitchen. I have one at my workplace like that, too!
Keepalowprofile October 31, 2012 at 03:56 AM
Then the offender should take notice and not let it happen again.
Skippy A November 03, 2012 at 02:17 PM
Very good humor, my favorite one was the "lot" loving report!!!
Kris Janisch November 03, 2012 at 02:19 PM
Ah, right. Forgot about "Lot Love." http://patch.com/A-n2kj


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