Chief Mark Vander Bloomen

The Eagle River Police Department is getting a loan to pay for renovations. Police chief Mark Vander Bloomen says the department wants to create more space for evidence storage.  Right now there’s just one small room.

“We identified that we’ve basically used up our evidence storage area.  We’re running out of room.  A lot of that has to do with DNA evidence – we’re having to keep certain kinds of evidence for longer periods of time.”

Vander Bloomen says the building also needs some security upgrades.

It's as simple as locking the door.

Eagle River police chief Mark Vander Bloomen is reminding city businesses to make sure doors are locked at night when they go home.

Four businesses have been burglarized recently and it doesn't follow the using pattern...