Tricounty News

May 15 National Peace Officers Memorial Day

In 1962 President John F. Kennedy signed Public Law 87-726, designating May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and directing flags to be flown at half-staff on government buildings. Since the first recorded police death in 1791, there have been more than 19,000 law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.

Sheriff Jeff Norlin is announcing that once again the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office will be participating in the annual memorial service for the National Peace Officers Memorial Day. This event will be held in front of the Law Enforcement Center, by the flag pole, on Thursday,
May 15. There will be a short gathering that officers and the public are invited to attend. It will start at 9 a.m. and be officiated by Meeker County Sheriff’s Office Chaplin Jeff Garland. Your presence is welcome and appreciated.

Local crime blotters May 1, 2014

Wright County Sheriff’s Office

April 21, Marilyn Janine McLane, 57 of Annandale, was charged with gross misdemeanor DWI.

April 21, Anthony Nathaniel Durbin, 19 of Monticello, was arrested in Annandale on the charge of theft.

April 21, Michael Ryan Flores, 22 of Cold Spring was arrested in Stearns County on a Wright County warrant for furnishing alcohol to minors.

April 24, Dean Eric Kofoed, 56 of Maple Lake, was charged with felony terroristic threats.

April 25, Tanja Marie Brown, 38 of Kimball, was arrested in Buffalo on a Wright County warrant for first-degree controlled substance violation.

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Local crime blotters April 24, 3014

Pursuit and arrest near Lake Francis

Friday, April 18, at 10:36 a.m.,
the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office and the Minnesota State Patrol assisted the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office with an arrest on 742nd Avenue, Kingston Township in Meeker County. The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office had a vehicle pursuit with Robert Bohach 31, of South Haven earlier in the day and had received information that Bohach was at a residence in Meeker County.

A search of the property revealed that Bohach was hiding in an outbuilding. Bohach was taken into custody without incident.

Bohach was taken to the Stearns County Jail where he awaits felony charges.

He’s being charged with fleeing police in a motor vehicle and two counts of second-degree assault and kidnapping. 

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Watkins woman killed in car accident

Jackie Boulton, 38 of Watkins, was a passenger in a 1997 Ford Ranger driven by her husband Michael, 35. They were heading north on Hwy. 64, northwest of Pillager in central Minnesota.

A south-bound Ford F150, driven by Jeffrey Grose, 43 of Shoreview, crossed the center line, struck the side of a Chevy Silverado and then hit the Boultons head-on, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

Jackie was pronounced dead at the scene. Michael was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. He was in surgery Tuesday, so no obituary for Jackie was yet available.

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Local crime blotters April 17, 2014

Eden Valley Police blotter

There were 63 calls in Eden Valley during March 2014, up 13 from February. Among them were: 18 miscellaneous calls, 11 public assists,
6 other department assists, 6 rescue assists, 5 verbal warnings, 3 citations, 3 dog complaints, 3 thefts, 2 domestic calls, 2 arrests, 2 ordinance violations, 1 accident, and 1 alarm.

Watkins (by Meeker County Sheriff’s Office) blotter

In Watkins there were a total of 46 calls during March 2014. There were 7 traffic stops (with 5 warnings and 2 citations), 5 thefts (all gas drive-offs, with the violators being found and made to pay their bills), 4 alarms, 4 medical calls, 3 public assists, 2 911 hangups, 2 reports of child abuse/maltreatment; and one each of the following: animal complaint, agency assist, civil complaint, criminal damage to property, disturbance, driving complaint, fraud, hit-and-run, lost/found property, other, parking violation, personal-injury accident (near fire hall), suspicious person/vehicle, theft by check, unsafe conditions, vehicle unlock, violation of Order For Protection, vulnerable adult, and warrant.

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