Beginning with a June 18, 2014, call of a suspicious incident while you were on a summer patrol detail, you pursued an investigation that led you to related cases and contributed to the 38-year sentence of a man convicted of victimizing more than 155 boys around the country.
After you first learned that a Chaska boy may have been solicited for photos by what appeared to be a fraudulent modeling agency, you gathered information and connected with officials at Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, Internet Crimes Against Children, and other metro police departments. You filed a number of administrative subpoenas and search warrants requesting evidence related to Facebook and internet service providers. You and other detectives interviewed the suspect and obtained his computers. He denied involvement. But yet, you continued to follow the evidence in the case and connect with more detectives working similar leads. In 2015, evidence found in computers seized during your investigation lead to the identification of other victims affected by the suspect. Work from multiple jurisdictions was aggregated and submitted to the U.S. Attorney’s Office and another search warrant was executed where more evidence was gathered. You assisted during that search as well. Evidence gathered resulted in Anton Martynenko of Eagan, MN, being charged with federal child pornography crimes and pleading guilty in January 2016.
Your investigation also resulted in a new partnership with an ICAC investigator in Minneapolis. You have used your experiences to obtain training and equipment for computer investigations to better assist Chaska Police Department.
Your detailed, persistent work contributed to a positive outcome in this case. You are hereby commended for your actions.
Lieutenant – Investigations Commander
Chaska Police Explorers and Feed My Starving Children
The Chaska Police Explorers wanted to give back to the community over the holiday season and participated in packing meals at Feed My Starving Children located in Chanhassen.
Feed My Starving Children is a Christian non-profit organization that coordinates the packaging and distribution of food to people in developing nations. Founded in 1987, it has reached out to more than 70 countries.
Tuesday night the youth packed 81 boxes which totaled 17,468 meals, and is enough to feed 48 kids for a year. The cost for those meals is $3,843.00.
The CPD Explorers are a youth-oriented program affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America.The purpose of our post is to provide its members with a basic knowledge of the field of law enforcement and to provide an opportunity for members to participate in community service activities.
Junior Explorers is a program for youth in the 6th
grade. We meet after school at Chaska Middle School East in the shop room from 2:45 to 3:45. The program motivates young people to be outstanding citizens through public safety education. An outgrowth of community policing, CPJE transforms the traditional role of the police officer into one of mentor and friend, while encouraging our young citizens to be partners in building safer schools and community.
If your son or daughter is interested in becoming involved in our Police Explorer program or Junior Explorers please call Officer Julie Janke at 952-448-4200 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org