Tricounty News

Local crime blotters Jan. 16, 2014

Eden Valley Police blotter

There were a total of 58 calls in Eden Valley during December. These included 15 calls to assist the public, 12 misc. calls, 6 verbal warnings, 5 citations, 5 calls to assist other departments, 4 motorist assists,
3 alarms, 2 calls to assist Rescue,
2 domestic calls, 2 accidents, 1 burglary, and 1 arrest.

In 2013 there were 716 calls in total, with 20 arrests, 30 thefts, 12 accidents, 12 cases of vandalism, 16 domestic calls, and 5 burglaries.

Watkins police blotter (Meeker Co. Sheriff’s Office)

There were a total of 23 calls in Watkins during December 2013. These include 4 medical calls,
2 911 hangups, 2 animal complaints,
2 public assists, 2 domestic calls,
2 ordinance violations, 2 thefts, 2 traffic stops (with warnings), and 1 each of the following: 911 call transfer, alarm, welfare check, parking violation, warrant.

Of the two thefts, one was a theft of clothing and the other was an accidental gas drive-off where the driver returned and paid. There was one snow parking ticket issued that was not on the report.


Local crime blotters Jan. 9, 2014

Wright County Sheriff’s Office

Dec. 31, Joshua Daniel Kable, 30 of Cokato was arrested in Cokato Township, on Wright County warrants for violation of a domestic abuse no-contact order and domestic assault.

Dec. 31, Amanda Marie Reinke, 25 of Maple Lake, was arrested in Southside Township on a Wright County warrant for failure to register as a predatory offender.

Dec. 31, Eric Robert Eggersgluss, 19 of Maple Lake, was arrested in Maple Lake on a Wright County warrant for minor consumption.


New child advocate to work with St. Cloud area police

Kids in the St. Cloud area who have witnessed violence or another traumatic event will now get immediate help because of a new child advocate position associated with the Stearns County Domestic Violence Partnership. Private funding has been obtained for a full-time Trauma Informed Advocate to work with St. Cloud metro police departments. Applications are now being accepted – those interested in the position should contact Rhonda Domagala, Human Resources Manager, Central Minnesota Mental Health Center at (763) 271-5320 (phone), (763) 295-5086 (fax).


Three out of four kids’ car seats are not used correctly

Car seat clinic offers free checks

Using the correct restraints reduces infants’ fatalities by 71 percent and toddlers’ fatal injuries by 54 percent in passenger cars. Install your car seat for infants and young children and then have our certified technicians check the safety and fit of the seat in your car. The next car seat checks will be from 3-6 p.m. Jan. 15, Feb. 19, March 19 or April 16 at the Gold Cross Ambulance Garage, 2800 7th Street North, St. Cloud. This is a free service.

The goal of this car seat check is to:

Teach you how to install your car seat properly every time;

Make sure you feel comfortable with the installation of the seat;


Local crime blotters Dec. 26, 2013

Bomb threat at Maple Lake School

At 11:10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, the Wright County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a bomb threat at the Maple Lake Public School located at 200 State Highway 55 in Maple Lake. This campus houses students in K-12. Based upon the threat, the school administration made the decision to send all students home for the day. The nature and credibility of the threat remains under investigation by the Wright County Sheriff’s Office. 

Wright County Sheriff’s Office

Dec. 17, Jeremy David Munson, 30 of Watkins, was arrested in Stearns County on Wright County warrants for false information to police and receiving stolen property.

Dec. 17, Brad Michael Cargill, 34 of Maple Lake, was arrested in Buffalo on a Wright County warrant for methamphetamine paraphernalia in the presence of children.

Dec. 19, Brandon Allen Wirgau, 27 of Annandale, was arrested in Southside Township on the charge of fifth-degree assault and a Wright County warrant for fifth-degree controlled substance violation.