Richfield Man's Arrest Leads to Highway Shutdown

Golden Valley and Minnetonka Police Departments arrested Jeffrey Frank, of Richfield, at Interstate 394 and Highway 100 on Aug. 21.

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Richfield man Jeffrey Frederick Frank, 66, was arrested in an altercation that shut down portions of Interstate 394 and Minnesota Highway 100 Tuesday morning. Frank's arrest came as the result of a felony warrant.

Multiple law enforcement agencies converged the morning of Aug. 21 to take down Frank, who was wanted by the Minnesota Department of Corrections. More than half a dozen marked and unmarked vehicles arrived on the scene just after 9 a.m.

Joanne Paul, crime analyst with the , told Patch that because there was a felony warrant out for Frank's arrest, Golden Valley Police deployed five squad cars to execute the warrant, in addition to help from the Minnetonka Police Department.

Paul also said that Frank's previous criminal history made police take extra precaution.

According to Minnesota court documents, Frank was most recently arrested on charges of misdemeanour theft in October of 2011. He spent 90 days in Wright County Jail before he was sentenced to one year of probation.

But Frank's criminal history extends far beyond 2011. In 1977, Frank was charged with burglary and aggravated assault. He spent 10 years in the St. Cloud Correctional Facility and in 1987, was charged as a felon in possession of tear gas--a charge that landed him in the Hennepin County Workhouse for one year.

Frank continued to reoffend. According to court documents, between 1987 and 2011 Frank was charged with crimes that included 4th-degree assault, 2nd-degree burglary, theft and aggravated robbery.

According to the Minnesota Department of Corrections, Frank was on supervised release beginning Jan. 31, 2011.




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