South metro news briefs: Santa, Savage police chief seek Toys for Tots

  • Updated: December 10, 2013 - 3:00 PM

Police Chief Rodney Seurer and Santa will be on hand Monday for a drive-through Toys for Tots donation event at the Savage police garage.

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Meet Santa and the chief of police as you donate Toys for Tots at the Savage police garage next week.

Citizens are invited to drive through the garage during the Dec. 16 event.

“Santa Cop Night” takes place at 6000 McColl Drive from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Bring new, unwrapped toys to the north entrance of the police parking lot, following the signs.

Santa and Police Chief Rodney Seurer will greet donors, and visitors may bring cameras.

Items donated will be distributed through churches and social service organizations.

People can also bring donations to the Savage Police Department from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. any weekday up to Dec. 16. A collection box is located in the lobby.


Take a police ride-alongs via your digital device

They don’t want you in the car for fear of safety if something goes wrong, but Shakopee police are inviting folks to do a virtual ride-along using smartphones or computers.

On Friday, follow Shakopee patrol officers on the beat via Twitter as they respond to calls.

Staffer Janna Grassel will send out a narrative as she rides along with two Shakopee cops from 5 to 11 p.m.

She will use hashtag #SPDtweetalong. Or follow the Police Department at @ShakopeePD.

Even if you lack a Twitter account, you can follow along. Visit through the evening.

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