Sheriff Jeff Norlin announces that the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office will be participating with several other agencies throughout the state of Minnesota in an enhanced enforcement and education effort of the dangers of speeding. The Meeker County Sheriff’s Office is conducting increased speed patrols June 16-20,
to combat this deadly cause of traffic crashes. The area law enforcement is emphasizing the need to drive at safe speeds.
Sheriff Norlin states that unsafe and illegal speed is the most commonly reported contributing factor in fatal crashes. During 2009-2011, speed was a contributing factor in fatalities in Meeker County and a contributing factor in
254 traffic deaths statewide. Traveling at unsafe speeds only increases the chances of crashing violently. Driving at unsafe speeds causes a greater potential for loss of vehicle control, increased stopping distance and less time available for drivers to respond for crash avoidance.
The Meeker County Sheriff’s Office wants everyone to be aware that more than twice as many speed-related fatal crashes occur on rural roads than on major urban roads. The Sheriff’s Office would again like to remind everyone to drive at safe speeds.
Saturday, June 14, at about 8 p.m., a barn at the Stanley Peglow residence located at 19434 228th Ave., about five miles north of Eden Valley, in Eden Lake Township was struck by lightning. The barn was fully engulfed in fire. No animals were kept in the barn. Eden Lake Fire Dept., Chain of Lakes Fire Dept., Paynesville Ambulance and the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office responded.
Wright County Sheriff’s Office
May 28, Ryan Donald Eaton, 26 of Maple Lake, was arrested in Maple Lake Township on a Wright County warrant for fifth-degree controlled substance violation.
May 28, Micheal Anthony Sparks, 38 of Annandale, was arrested in Annandale on a Wright County warrant for violation of a no contact order.
May 29, Taralynn Marie Magnu-son, 33 of Annandale, was charged with misdemeanor assault.
There were 25 property-damage accidents, 7 personal-injury accidents, 5 hit-and-run accidents, and 11 car-deer accidents.
There were 4 arrests for DWI, and 77 tickets for miscellaneous traffic violations reported this week.
Wright County Sheriff’s Office
May 19, Jennifer Joy Tessmer, 32 of South Haven, was arrested in Mille Lacs County on a Wright County warrant for fifth-degree controlled substance violation.
May 20, Jennifer Anne Roth, 48 of Annandale, was arrested in Monticello on the charge of first-degree DWI.
May 20, Heather Marie Alama, 25 of Annandale, was charged with felony motor vehicle theft.
May 24, Brennan John Kittok, 25 of Annandale, was arrested in Southside Township on the charge of third-degree DWI.
May 25, Eric Robert Domke, 37 of South Haven, was arrested in South Haven on the charge of violation of an order for protection.
May 26, Micheal Crandall Brown, 29 of Annandale, was arrested in Maple Lake on the charges of domestic assault and fifth-degree assault.
There were 19 property-damage accidents, 6 personal-injury accidents, and 4 car-deer accidents.
There were 8 arrests for DWI,
1 school bus stop arm violations, and 61 tickets for miscellaneous traffic violations reported this week.
In 1984 President Ronald Reagan signed proclamation 5187 declaring the first full week in May Correctional Officers Week. We would like to take this opportunity to express our appreciation and gratitude for the Correctional Officers employed by the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office. As Correctional Officers they are responsible for maintaining a safe and secure environment in our detention facility, correctly processing new detainees to initiate the legal process, and the welfare of our incarcerated population. It is a career choice that often means long hours, little gratitude, and constantly working with people on their worst day. These officers continually meet their challenges with professionalism and courtesy and demonstrate a true dedication to their duty.