Polk County

NW Wis. Man Charged With Sexually, Physically Abusing Boy For 2 YearsA Northwestern Wisconsin volunteer fire fighter is being accused of child abuse and sexual assault, according to criminal charges. According to the charges, Virgil A. Hansen, 65, has been charged with sexual assault and exploitation, physical abuse, trafficking and prostitution and enticement of a child.
Hearing Held For Man Charged In Fatal Fishing DisputeA hearing will be held in Polk County, Wisconsin for a young man accused of stabbing a fisherman to death earlier this year. Levi Acre-Kendall is accused of killing Peter Kelly last April. The two were fishing on opposite sides of the St. Croix River when police said they started yelling at each other.
1 Injured, 1 Killed After Motorcycle Hits Deer In Polk Co.One person is dead and another is injured after a motorcycle hit a deer in Polk County Saturday evening. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, 44-year-old Corey L. Reitmeier, of Crookston, was driving westbound on Polk County Road 57 approaching Polk County Road 13.
1 Killed, 1 Hurt In Polk County Rollover CrashAt least one person was killed in a single-vehicle crash in Polk County Friday morning. According to the State Patrol, a 1995 Ford Escort crashed near the intersections of County Roads 17 and 13 in Crookston, Minnesota.
BCA Looking For Thieves Who Stole Safe From Elderly Minn. ManThe Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is seeking the public's help in finding two thieves who stole thousands of dollars' worth of CDs and bonds from an 85-year-old Belle Plaine man. Officials say the theft happened in early May, and that the victim was a retired doctor. The thieves allegedly knocked on the victim's door and told him they were roofing contractors.
BCA Seeks Man, 28, For Making Threats Against Law EnforcementThe Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is asking for the public's help in locating a non-complaint predatory offender. According to the BCA, police are searching for Ryan Gean Glover, 28, for allegedly making threats of violence toward law enforcement.
Victims Identified In Wisconsin Plane CrashAuthorities say two small planes crashed within hours of one another in western Wisconsin and southwestern Minnesota, killing all seven people who were onboard the aircraft.
Defense Calls For St. Croix River Stabbing Case To Be DismissedA hearing took place in Wisconsin Wednesday for a teenager accused of stabbing a fisherman to death near the St. Croix River.
Leaving Canoe, 14-Year-Old Drowns In St. Croix RiverA 14-year-old girl drowned in the St. Croix River over the weekend while canoeing with her sibling and friends. The Polk County Sheriff's Office says that Taw Meh, of St. Paul, was south of Interstate Park at about 3:20 p.m. on Sunday when she and her group stopped on a sandbar.
State Patrol: 1 Killed In Polk CountyOne person is dead after a rollover crash early Saturday morning in Polk County. The Minnesota State Patrol says the fatal crash happened at about 12:48 a.m. on the 38500 block of 350th Avenue.
3 Brothers Charged In Western Wisconsin Cockfighting RingThree brothers are being charged after authorities shut down a bird fighting ring, operating on several farms in western Wisconsin. Investigators charged Ernesto, Augustine and Idelio Benitez Tuesday.
1,200 Birds Rescued From Western Wis. Cockfighting RingWisconsin authorities and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals have seized about 1,200 birds from a cockfighting ring in Polk and St. Croix counties. The ASPCA says law enforcement executed search warrants Tuesday at four western Wisconsin properties, detaining several people.
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