Friday, May 3, 2013
Sgt. David Kromshroeder was given the honor for his efforts to save two children drowning in a pool last December.
A Richfield police officer was recently named as recipient of one of the 2013 American Red Cross Heroes Awards. Sgt. David Kromshroeder was the first to arrive at a home on 7300 block of Garfield on Dec. 9, 2012 where two children were in a partially full, in-ground pool. The 6-year-old girl was unconscious in the deep end of the pool and an 8-year-old boy was struggling to stay above water. Here's how the Red Cross tells the story of Kromshroeder's actions: After breaking through the 6-foot privacy fence surrounding the property, Kromshroeder leapt into the 32-degree water and, with the help of neighbors, got the boy out of the water. While attempting to rescue the girl, he lost his footing, but with the help of the neighbors, he and the …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
A 6-year-old girl and an 8-year-old boy were pulled from an in-ground pool during a winter storm in December 2012.
Thanks to the quick thinking of two citizens, as well as emergency, police and fire personnel, two children survived frigid water temperatures after entering an in-ground pool in Richfield last December. A 6-year-old girl fell into the partially-filled pool and her 8-year-old boy cousin jumped in trying to save her. The girl was unconcious and in critical condition when finally pulled from the water. Now those first responders will be recognized during an award ceremony at the Feb. 26 Richfield City Council meeting. Related articles: The following is how the Richfield Public Safety Department described the scene on that cold December day in a recent press release: Amidst a severe winter snow storm on December 9, 2012, Dispatcher Lynn …
Friday, February 8, 2013
A Lake Minnetonka accident claimed the life of Markle's infant daughter last month. Prosecutors say Markle was legally drunk. Defense attorney says family has already been "visited by extreme pain and hurt."
- POLICE & FIRE
- Jay Corn
Friday, February 8
The father of an infant who drowned last month in Lake Minnetonka made his first court appearance Friday afternoon after being charged earlier in the week with vehicular homicide. Jonathan Markle, accompanied by his attorney, turned himself in and surrendered his passport Thursday night. He was assigned a cell and sat behind obscured windows in the courtroom. Prosecutors say Markle was legally drunk on the evening of Jan. 18 when his family’s vehicle broke through the ice underneath the Halstead Bay Bridge in Minnetrista. Markle’s nine-month old daughter Tabitha was trapped in the SUV and died three days after the accident. Two other family members—Markle's wife, Amanda, and another female child—were also in the vehicle went it went …
Saturday, October 6, 2012
After being pulled from the lake, the man later died at United Hospital Friday night.
Editor's Note: The following is a press release from the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office. A man from Richfield has died after a canoe accident Friday morning. At approximately 8:40 a.m. Friday, the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a water emergency in Lake Fort Snelling. Two men were fishing and their canoe capsized. One man swam to shore. The other man remained in the water for a time. The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office, Minneapolis St. Paul Airport Police and Minneapolis St. Paul Airport Fire Department responded. Firefighters in a boat rescued the victim from the water. Both men were transported to United Hospital in St. Paul. The man who swam to shore is a Minneapolis resident and he was treated and released. …