A portion of Douglas Dr N in Golden Valley was closed to traffic the afternoon of July 6, 2023 while police searched for a suspect involved in an alleged domestic assault.
Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) deputies responded to two calls in the 2500 block of Douglas Dr N in Golden Valley, the first at approximately 12:30 pm and the second at approximately 4:15 pm. There they made contact with a female who had allegedly been assaulted by a male who stays at the same residence.
According to Golden Valley Police Chief Virgil Green, during the second call, deputies from HCSO and officers from the Crystal and Robbinsdale Police Departments assisted with the search, but the suspect wasn’t located. Douglas Dr N was temporarily blocked between Wynnwood Rd and Medicine Lake Rd when the search perimeter was set up, which drew attention in that part of Golden Valley.
“Many who live in the area and in nearby Crystal bordering Golden Valley were probably concerned about the large police presence in the area, but at no time was there any concerns for residents not to feel safe,” said Green. The incident is under investigation by the HCSO.