Tricounty News

Local crime blotters Feb. 13, 2014

Eden Valley Police blotter

There were 37 calls in January 2014, down from 56 in December. There were 14 miscellaneous calls, 7 public assist calls, 4 alarms, 2 citations, 2 assists to other departments, 2 arrests, and one each of the following: motorist assist, verbal warning, domestic call, accident, dog complaint, and theft.

Snowmobile v. pickup crash

Saturday, Feb. 8, the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office, Gold Cross Ambulance and Rockville rescue responded to an accident involving a vehicle and a snowmobile on Evergreen Road near CR 8 in Maine Prairie Township. A 2013 Polaris snowmobile driven by Ron Reitmeier, 38 of Rockville, was traveling south on the state snowmobile trail, approaching Evergreen Road. Reitmeier failed to stop at the road right of way and drove into the side of a Dodge Dakota truck. The truck was driven by Ryan Wimmer, 26, St. Cloud. Reitmeier was treated on scene, complaining only of minor injuries to his shoulder.

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Theft from fish houses discovered

On the afternoon of Sunday, Feb. 9, at 12:46 p.m., the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office received two reports of fish houses entered on Lake Ripley with property stolen. It was learned that some of the missing property that was taken was currently located at a residence on West 11th Street in the city of Litchfield. Deputies from the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office and a Litchfield Police Officer responded to the location and recovered some of the stolen property.

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Local crime blotters Feb. 6, 2014

Single-car rollover Jan. 28

At 7:40 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28,  the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a personal-
injury accident near the address 32711 CSAH 2, Forest City Township. Rebecca Simmons, 61 of Watkins, was driving a 2005 Toyota Camry when she lost control on a patch of ice and rolled. The vehicle was a total loss. Simmons declined medical treatment on scene and no other persons were involved. This crash is currently under investigation by the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office.

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Local crime blotters Jan. 30, 2014

Wright County Sheriff’s Office

Jan. 22, Bobbi Jo Schneewind, 26 of Winsted, was arrested in Buffalo on a Wright County warrant for possession of methamphetamine paraphernalia in the presence of a child.

Jan. 24, Ryan Joseph Boon, 37 of Annandale, was arrested in Corinna Township on an apprehension and detention order from the MN Department of Corrections.

Jan. 26, Jeremy David Munson, 30 of Watkins, was arrested in Monticello on a Wright County warrant for giving false information to police.

There were 108 property-
damage accidents, 8 personal-injury accidents, 3 hit-and-run accidents, and 2 car-deer accidents.

There were 6 arrests for DWI,
5 underage-consumption arrests, and 84 tickets for miscellaneous traffic violations reported this week.

Stearns County Sheriff’s Office

Monday, January 27, 2014

12:30 a.m. the Sheriff’s Office took a report of a theft at Spectralytics, 3rd Street South, City of Dassel.

4:15 a.m. the Sheriff’s Office responded to and dispatched Kimball Rescue Squad, Watkins Ambulance and the MN St Patrol for a report of a one-vehicle roll-over in the area of MN Highway 15 and Kingston Street, North Kingston Township. One individual was treated at the scene and the MN St Patrol wrote the state accident report.

Sunday, January 26

3:58 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a one-vehicle rollover on MN Highway 15, Kingston Township.  There were no injuries and the MN State Patrol responded to write the report.

4:49 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a vehicle stuck in the lane of traffic on MN Highway 15 near 705th Avenue, Collinwood Township.  A tow was contacted and the vehicle continued on its way.  There were no injuries or damage.

6:06 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a stalled vehicle near the intersection of MN Highway 22 and 300th Street, Harvey Township. The deputy made contact with the driver who had a tow on the way which was able to remove them from the ditch and continued on their way a short time later.

6:07 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a vehicle stuck in the ditch near the intersection of 705th Avenue and MN Highway 15, Collinwood Township. The deputy made contact with the driver and assisted with contacting a tow which was able to remove the vehicle and they were on their way a short time later.

6:52 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office observed an occupied stalled vehicle near the intersection of MN Highway 22 and 310th Street, Harvey Township. The deputy made contact with the driver who had a tow on the way which was able to remove them from the ditch and continued on their way a short time later.

7:01 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office observed an unoccupied stalled vehicle near a residence on MN Highway 15, Collinwood Township. The deputy determined the vehicle to be a road hazard and a tow removed the vehicle which cleared the roadway.

7:07 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office observed an occupied stalled vehicle near the intersection of MN Highway 15 and 705th Avenue, Collinwood Township. The deputy made contact with the driver who had a tow on the way which was able to remove the vehicle from the roadway and was no longer a hazard.

7:23 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office received information of an unoccupied stalled vehicle near the intersection of MN Highway 22 and 380th Street, Manannah Township. The deputy confirmed the vehicle was off the roadway and the information was forwarded to the MN State Patrol.

10:36 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of an occupied stalled vehicle near the intersection of County State Aid Highway 2 and 340th Street, Forest Prairie Township. The deputy made contact with the driver who had a tow on the way which was able to remove the vehicle from the roadway and was no longer a hazard.

Saturday, January 25

9:52 a.m. the Sheriff’s Office assisted the public with an issue on County State Aid Highway 27, Kingston Township.  Information was passed onto the Meeker County Highway Department.

11:45 a.m. the Sheriff’s Office responded to a two-vehicle property damage accident at the intersection of State Street North and Stearns Avenue West, Eden Valley.  The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office also responded and wrote the report.

3:49 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office received a cellular 9-1-1 call in regards to a two-vehicle property damage accident at the intersection of 70th Street Southwest and Quist Avenue Southwest, Wright County.  No injuries were reported and the caller was transferred to the Wright County Sheriff’s Office.

4:18 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of suspicious vehicles at a residence on 722nd Avenue, Kingston.  All was found to be okay at this time.

9:39 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of an occupied stalled vehicle in the area of MN Highway 24 and 660th Avenue, Forest City Township. The deputy located the vehicle and spoke with the driver who had help on the way. The deputy assisted with traffic control until the towing company removed the undamaged vehicle from the ditch and they were on their way again.

10:33 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a suspicious person at a residence on State Street South, City of Eden Valley. The deputy checked the area and found that the individual had left prior to arrival.

Friday, January 24

7:40 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office checked a vehicle that was off the roadway on MN Highway 22 and 300th Street, Harvey Township. No injuries were reported and minor damage to the vehicle.

10:33 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office dispatched Watkins Ambulance to a one vehicle roll over on MN Highway 15 and MN Highway 55 in Stearns County. No transport was needed.

11:39 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office responded to and dispatched Eden Valley Rescue Squad and Watkins Ambulance to a residence on County State Aid Highway 34, Forest Prairie Township. One individual was transported to St. Cloud Hospital.

11:45 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a vehicle off the roadway on MN Highway 22, Harvey Township. No injuries or damage reported.

Thursday, January 23

10:09 a.m. the Sheriff’s Office dispatched Gold Cross Ambulance to a medical at the Eden Valley Area Medical Clinic on Meeker Avenue East, Eden Valley. One individual was transported to the St Cloud Hospital.

Wednesday, January 22

7:29 a.m. the Sheriff’s Office dispatched Watkins Ambulance and the Eden Valley Rescue Squad to a medical at a residence on Dry Brook Road, Eden Lake Township in Stearns County. One individual was transported to the Paynesville Hospital.

8:30 a.m. the Sheriff’s Office dispatched Watkins Ambulance to a medical at a residence on Magnus Johnson Street North, Kimball in Stearns County. One individual was transported to the St Cloud Hospital.

5:50 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office Paramedics assisted the Eden Valley Police with a dog complaint at a residence on State Street South, Eden Valley.

Tuesday, January 21

1:30 a.m. the Deputy while on patrol located a stalled vehicle on MN Highway 24, Forest City Township. The vehicle was off the roadway and not a hazard.

7:53 a.m. the Sheriff’s Office came upon a stalled vehicle on County State Aid Highway 11, Darwin Township. The deputy assisted with traffic control while children were loaded onto another bus.

9:23 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office took a report of a one vehicle rollover on MN Highway 15, Kingston Township. There were no injuries reported. The driver was issued a citation for driving after suspension. The vehicle was towed from the scene.

Monday, January 20

5:53 the Sheriff’s Office dispatched Watkins Ambulance, per the request of Stearns County Sheriff’s Office, for a medical at a residence on Countryside Lane, Maine Prairie Township. One individual was transported to Buffalo Hospital.

10:27 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office dispatched Watkins Ambulance to a medical at a residence on MN Highway 22, Eden Lake Township, Stearns County. There was no transport.

Safety drives Snowmobile Safety Awareness Week

In the continuing effort to bring attention to safe snowmobiling in Minnesota, Gov. Mark Dayton has proclaimed Jan. 18-25, Minnesota Snowmobile Safety Awareness Week, according to the Department of Natural Resources.

The DNR, the Minnesota United Snowmobilers Association (MnUSA) and its member clubs support this effort, which is designed to encourage safe snowmobiling and to raise awareness of the importance of having the proper snowmobile training.

“Snowmobiling is one of Minnesota’s most popular activities,” said Capt. Mike Hammer, DNR enforcement education program coordinator. “Unfortunately, unsafe snowmobiling can result in serious injury. Gov. Dayton, the DNR, and MnUSA encourage all snowmobile enthusiasts to take a safety course to learn how to avoid accidents and ensure they have the necessary knowledge, skills, and training to ride safely.”

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