Police Concerned Over Glass Laced Treats Left at Dog Park

Updated: 12/20/2012 7:53 AM KSTP.com By: Tim Sherno

Three Rivers Park Police say they've taken a number of calls from visitors to the Crow-Hassan Off Leash Dog Park who have discovered what they describe as treats laced with broken glass.

Officer L.T. Cross with the Three Rivers Park Police says the first call came in last summer, "In September of this year we had a situation, some folks called in, they had some suspicious activity that they had found here in the parking lot. They called us and we came out to take a look and investigate." Officer Cross says police were told about meat and dog food mixed with broken glass.  "Well the concern would be that someone is intentionally trying to cause harm to someone's animal, someone's pet."

Jeff Donwen from Saint Michael says he's a frequent visitor to the off leash park, "It's made for dogs, if you don't like dogs, don't come.

Police say someone who found chocolate treats also laced with glass called them again on Dec. 17.

Officer Cross says Three Rivers Park Police will watch the park closely and asks for the public's help, "We are just encouraging people that if they see things like this to call 9-1-1 and let us know right away and stay on scene if it's safe to do so, so we can come out and investigate."