Carver County Sheriff’s Office
A statue by world-renowned Minnesota sculptor Paul T. Granlund was stolen last week from the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chaska. The 42-inch high bronze statue “South Wind” was removed from the Nelson Shrub Rose Garden sometime between last Thursday night and Saturday morning, according to arboretum officials.
Authorities are investigating after a 90-year-old Carver County man was found dead with his hands bound and evidence of an assault Saturday.
A 34-year-old Shakopee school teacher is facing charges for solicitation of a minor, according to the Carver County Sheriff’s Office.
A Chanhassen man was cited for disorderly conduct earlier this month after he allegedly went on a profanity-laced outburst on a school bus with children on board, according to the Carvery County Sheriff’s Office.
A murder-suicide is suspected after two people were found dead in the garage of a home in Norwood Young America Wednesday night, according to the Carver County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities were called at about 5:07 p.m. to a death investigation at 920 Preserve Blvd. in Norwood Young America.
An 87-year-old Chanhassen man that went missing Thursday afternoon has been found safe. Verne Fedje Christensen was last seen Thursday afternoon when he left home to go workout at a gym — but never arrived.
The Carver County Sheriff’s Office has released surveillance images in the armed robbery of a Subway Restaurant in Chanhassen with hopes someone will recognize the two suspects.
hanhassen Crime Prevention released a public safety notice after an adult male reportedly stopped a boy walking home from school. According to the Carver County Sheriff’s Office, around 4:40 p.m. on Monday a 12-year-old boy was walking home from the bus drop on Orchard Lane when an adult male pulled up next to him.
Two children remain hospitalized Monday night after they were passengers in a car crash that killed their mother.
A 34-year-old Waconia woman died Saturday night after a crash involving two vehicles in Carver County, authorities said. The crash happened at about 3:39 p.m. Saturday on County Road 10 at 102nd Street in Laketown Township.
At least two people have died in crashes on icy roads as the first blast of wintry weather hits Minnesota. The State Patrol says in south-central Minnesota, a car driver was killed after losing control and colliding with a semi-truck.
A 27-year-old woman was killed in a motorcycle accident in Carver County Friday morning. The Carver County Sheriff’s Office says the accident happened at about 7:16 a.m. at the intersection of County Road 40 and 152nd Street in Dahlgren Township. Jennifer Marie Compton of Chaska was traveling southbound on CR 40 when an eastbound vehicle entered the intersection at 152nd Street.
Carver County officials say a 78-year-old farmer was accidentally buried alive in a ditch Sunday while working to install a drainage tile.
Authorities say a 19-year-old man was arrested in Arizona Sunday after he allegedly assaulted a Chanhassen teen with a baseball bat at a church. The Carver County Sheriff’s Office received a report that the assault took place at about 4:50 a.m. at the Westwood Community Church in Chanhassen.
Carver County sheriff’s deputies caught a group of juveniles who had been running through backyards in Waconia, Minn., “batting” rocks at houses.
One man is dead after a rollover crash in Carver County Sunday night.
Forty-year-old Bradley Scott Schauer, of Young America Township, died after sustaining serious injuries in a rollover crash.
The Carver County Sheriff’s Office is warning the public of scams involving prepaid cards. Sheriff Jim Olson says scammers are tricking people into using Green Dot MoneyPak cards to pay shipping fees for phony rewards; to pay off nonexistent fines; to pay past-due utility bills with the threat of service disruption; to pay for computer virus removal and to seek money to pay a relative’s bail.
A 19-year-old woman from St. Anthony died Friday from injuries suffered in a crash in Scott County, authorities said. Authorities were called at about 4:02 p.m. Friday to a crash in the area of West 150th Street at Baseline Avenue in Louisville Township.
A 51-year-old man is in custody Thursday for allegedly shooting at another male Sunday evening. According to the Carver County Sheriff’s Office, police responded to a call of a gunshot at 8:47 p.m. Sunday at a residence in the 300 block of Park Street E. in New Germany, Minn.
The Carver County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the burglary of a Waconia Verizon Wireless store, where thieves entered through ceiling tiles and cut a hole through drywall. Authorities responded to reports of a burglary at the store, located at 716 Vista Blvd., as well as Bella Nails and Spa next door.
An 81-year-old man was killed in a two-vehicle crash Monday in Carver County, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Authorities responded to the crash at about 6:50 p.m. at the intersection of Highway 284 and County Road 153 in Benton Township.
Authorities in the south metro are looking for two men who allegedly robbed a Chanhassen hotel last week at gunpoint. The robbery happened in the early morning hours of July 3 at the Chanhassen Inn, located on the 500 block of West 79th Street, the Carver County Sheriff’s Office said.
A 4-year-old boy is in critical condition after falling through a second story window in Waconia early Sunday afternoon. The Carver County Sheriff’s Office says deputies responded to the incident at 12:19 p.m. on the 1300 block of Creekside Circle.
Rescue crews recovered the body of a teenager from a Carver County lake late Friday evening. The sheriff’s office received a report at about 7:30 p.m. that a teen swimming in Eagle Lake near Baylor Regional Park went underwater and never resurfaced.
The Carver County Sheriff’s office has identified the man and woman who were found dead in an apparent murder-suicide in Waconia Township Tuesday morning. Authorities believe Kenneth Gongoll shot his wife, Beverly Gongoll, before shooting himself.