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    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Anoka County Jail has finished installation and is now using the first full body scanner within a detention setting in the state. On Wednesday, the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office announced that the jail is using the Intercept Tek84 Full Body Scanner after the Minnesota Legislature permitted the use of full body...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A man has died after a motorcycle crash in Oak Grove. According to the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office, officials responded to a report of a single motorcycle crash on the 20000 block of Cedar Drive NW near Oak Grove’s railroad tracks. The man was driving a Harley Davidson motorcycle southbound on the road...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Authorities are investigating a motorcycle crash that killed a 27-year-old man in St. Francis Sunday night. The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office says the crash happened at about 8:17 p.m. on the 4000 block of St. Francis Boulevard Northwest. Authorities say Eric Ryan Almquist of Otsego was driving a motorcycle with a group...
    Police have ruled the death of a Lino Lakes man a homicide and are asking the public’s help to find those involved. Karl Mitchell Henderson, 22, died of a gunshot wound Thursday in his family’s home in the 6900 block of West Shadow Lake Drive, according to the Anoka County sheriff’s office. Police were called...
    A Ham Lake woman has been charged in connection with the death of a motorcyclist in Anoka County. Sherry Hemmingson-Thatcher, 64, faces two counts of vehicular homicide in the 2019 death of Daniel Priess, 33, a teacher at Blaine High School. According to the criminal complaint, Hemmingson-Thatcher was driving north on Lexington Avenue at 4:15...
    BLAINE, Minn. (AP) — Two people have been found dead at a home in Blaine. Officers responded to a domestic call about 8:30 p.m. Monday and learned a man in the house was armed with a gun, according to Anoka County sheriff’s officials. The sheriff’s department’s SWAT team was called to the scene. While officers...
    BLAINE, Minn. (AP) — Two people have been found dead at a home in Blaine. Officers responded to a domestic call about 8:30 p.m. Monday and learned a man in the house was armed with a gun, according to Anoka County sheriff’s officials. The sheriff's department's SWAT team was called to the scene. While officers...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Anoka County Sheriff’s office says officers and deputies are in the midst of an armed standoff Monday night in Blaine. Authorities were called to the 600 block of 120th Avenue Northeast at about 8:37 p.m. on a report of a domestic disturbance. Blaine police officers arrived to hear shots being fired....
    Authorities are investigating after a man was fatally struck by a train in Fridley. Shortly before 10 a.m. Sunday, Fridley police responded to a call about a body on the railroad tracks at 79th Way. Officers found the body of a man on the westbound tracks owned by the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway. He...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — An Anoka County inmate has been charged after physically assaulting a deputy last Saturday. Jeffrey Michael Greer, 49, was charged Tuesday with fourth degree assault after injuring Anoka County Sheriff’s Office deputy Amanda Yurek. According to the criminal complaint, while Yurek was conducting her daily duties at the Anoka County Jail, she encountered...
              The Anoka County Sheriff’s Department said this week it will not be enforcing Minnesota Governor Tim Walz’s face covering executive order. Intended to help slow the spread of the Coronavirus, Executive Order 20-81 makes it mandatory for Minnesotans to wear masks while in most public spaces. Order 20-81...
    The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office says it won’t enforce Gov. Tim Walz’s mask mandate aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19. The governor’s executive order, which took effect Saturday, makes it a petty misdemeanor in Minnesota to enter an indoor public space without a mask, which is punishable by a fine of up to $100....
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office is issuing a warning after reports of scammers allegedly impersonating law enforcement at the department. Officials say scammers have been telling unsuspecting victims that they owe money and need to pay a fine. The impersonators are reportedly representing themselves with actual employee names and are using technology...
    Authorities say one motorist was killed and another injured in a Thursday afternoon collision in northern Anoka County. According to the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office, the crash happened around 4 p.m. on Viking Boulevard, west of Minnesota 47, in the city of Nowthen. A westbound car crashed head-on into a pickup truck that was heading...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 46-year-old Massachusetts man — who is a former theater teacher at a middle school in Anoka — faces multiple charges accusing him of sexually abusing four juvenile students. On Friday, the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office said Jefferson Jerome Fietek, of Malden, Massachusetts, was arrested by Malden police and will be...
    Authorities arrested a Spring Lake Park man Monday who shot at a SWAT armored vehicle four times that morning in the second armed standoff he’s had with authorities in the past two weeks. Steven Carlos Bezek, 50, is in custody at the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office Jail, officials said. The incident began about 11 a.m....
    A 73-year-old woman died in a Monday morning house fire in Anoka County’s Linwood Township. According to the Anoka County sheriff’s office, firefighters were called to a house in the 8400 block of 239th Lane Northeast at 8:31 a.m. Upon arriving, firefighters located the woman inside the home. She was not breathing and was transported...
    Anoka County sheriff’s deputies used tear gas to disperse a rowdy crowd of 200 that gathered Friday at a park in Oak Grove. Deputies arrived at Lake George Regional Park at about 4 p.m. after receiving calls about a group of people in the beach area who were becoming unruly. The beach had been closed...
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