Facebook account helps Minnesota sheriff's office share tales from patrol

RED WING, Minn. — Each day brings something new for law enforcement.

If you don't believe that, check out the weekly incident blotter from the Goodhue County Sheriff's Office Facebook page. The weekly update of incident reports has everything from news of bank robberies to unrequited love.

"I love what I do," said Deputy Jen Hofschulte. "I live in Lakeville, and they have a blotter there, but it's on a more serious note. When I started doing this here, it turned humorous on its own."

In a Tuesday entry, Hofschulte relayed a story about a TV remote control that was stolen along with some tax documents — "I picture someone standing outside the window changing this person's channels," she said — and another story about a DWI.

On its surface, the DWI is not a funny story, Hofschulte said, but she included it in her weekly update to make a point.

"That one came in through a driving complaint," she said. "A truck driver saw someone driving erratically. We want people to know — if you see someone all over the road, we want you to call us because we can’t be everywhere."