Polk County Sheriff’s Office

Man Dies After Diving In Shallow Water In Polk County LakeHospital workers across central Minnesota are mourning the loss of a colleague, friend and father. Forty-seven-year-old Todd Steinke died on Saturday after he dove into a lake and broke his neck.
Officials: Wis. Boy, 14, Steals Multiple Cars In Armed Crime SpreeAfter 16 hours on the run -- in at least four stolen vehicles -- a Wisconsin boy is now behind bars.
Sheriff: 1 Killed, 1 Hurt In Polk County (Wis.) CrashA 28-year-old woman from northwestern Wisconsin died Saturday night in a two-vehicle crash in Polk County, authorities said. The Polk County Sheriff's Office responded at about 6:40 p.m. to a two-vehicle crash with injuries at the intersection of County Highways I and H in Georgetown Township.
1 Dead In Polk Co. Head-On CollisionOne person is dead after a two-vehicle crash in Polk County Sunday evening. According to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, at 6:56 p.m. officers responded to multiple calls reporting a head-on crash on U.S. Highway 8 near 125th Avenue in Beaver Township.
St. Croix River Stabbing Suspect Charged With HomicideA teenager accused of stabbing a father of five while fishing on the St. Croix is expected in court this afternoon. The Polk County Sheriff's office says 19-year-old Levi Arce-Kendall turned himself Thursday afternoon.
Suspect In St. Croix River Stabbing Turns Himself InThe man suspected of stabbing and killing a father of five during a fishing excursion has turned himself in.
Father Of 5 Stabbed, Killed In St. Croix River Fishing DisputeAuthorities are investigating after a western Wisconsin man was stabbed to death after a fishing dispute near the St. Croix River Tuesday night. The Polk County Sheriff's Office said the incident happened at about 9:45 p.m. Tuesday.
Police: Homeowner Shoots Intruder In Polk County (Wis.)Authorities say a homeowner in western Wisconsin shot and injured a man who was attempting to break into his home on New Year's Day.
BCA: Polk Co. Deputy Injured In ShootingThe Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension says a Polk County deputy was shot and injured near Crookston Thursday afternoon. Police received a report of a shooting just before 1 p.m. inside a home on the 28000 block of 300th Street Southwest in rural Polk County.
Sheriff: Man, 24, Drowns In Western Wis. LakeAuthorities said a 24-year-old Hopkins man is dead after a drowning at a western Wisconsin lake on Sunday. The Polk County Sheriff's Office was called at about 10:25 a.m. to a residence on Kemah Park Lane on Balsam Lake on a report of a missing swimmer.
Wis. Woman, 61, Killed In Crash With Semi-TruckA 61-year-old woman from western Wisconsin was killed Friday after getting into a crash with a semi-truck, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Office. Authorities responded to the crash at about 10:19 a.m. Friday on State Highway 87 near 250th Avenue in Sterling Township.
2 Found Dead Of Possible Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Two people were found dead of possible carbon monoxide poisoning on Monday in Crookston, Minn., according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.
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