Stearns County Sheriff’s Office
Two young men are safe after their truck went through the ice on a Stearns County lake early Saturday morning. The Stearns County Sheriff’s office says Paynesville residents Zachary Imholte, 21, and Tanner Harder, 21, were able to escape from a truck when it broke through Lake Koronis off of Point Crestland Drive in Paynesville.
Two adults were treated for smoke inhalation after a mobile home caught fire in Stearns Co. Thursday night. According to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office, officers received a call around 10:30 p.m. Thursday of a fire in a mobile home that was thought to be occupied in the 18400 block of 332nd Street in Avon Township.
The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office said it has received several reports in recent weeks of catalytic converters being stolen from vehicles parked at dealership lots.
A 31-year-old Monticello woman was killed Thursday night in a one-vehicle crash near St. Cloud, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Authorities responded at about 7:34 p.m. to the area of eastbound Interstate 94 and soutbound Highway 15 on a report of a crash.
Authorities say a 34-year-old man was taken into custody in Stearns County on Sunday for stealing a deer from another hunter after not having success during Minnesota’s opening weekend of hunting.
A juvenile who crashed his ATV was found unresponsive Thursday in Stearns County.
A 66-year-old St. Joseph man was arrested Saturday after allegedly chasing down his estranged wife and firing several gunshots at her vehicle in St. Cloud, according to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities said the incident happened at about 9:58 a.m. The sheriff’s office said it was receiving several 911 calls of two vehicles traveling southeast on Highway 4 from Highway 2 in St. Cloud.
A new effort is being launched to find Jacob Wetterling as the 25-year anniversary of his abduction approaches. Authorities said six new billboards have been put up in locations near the area where he went missing.
Officials in central Minnesota say a task force found 95 marijuana plants Tuesday in a St. Cloud home, along with more than $5,000 in cash.
An unusual call to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Department Thursday led to a surprise discovery. The caller was out mowing a lawn near a wetland area and spotted a two-foot alligator in the grass.
A former mayor of Richmond, Minn. was arrested Wednesday for allegedly stealing money from his baseball team. According to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office, Scott Kron, of Richmond, was arrested on offenses of felony theft and misconduct of a public officer or employee.
A Stearns County man is hospitalized after being shot in the stomach early Saturday morning. Deputies responded to a report of a shooting at about 2:17 a.m. on the 200 block of 3rd Street in Holdingford, according to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office.
An Albany man has been charged with second degree murder in connection with the death of his infant son. Robert John Kaiser, 32, has been charged with one count of murder in the second degree.
A man, 56, allegedly drowned Sunday afternoon after he went swimming in the Sauk River near St. Cloud, Minn. According to the Stearn’s County Sheriff’s Office, the St. Cloud Police Department received a call about a man in the Sauk River around 12:47 p.m. Sunday.
Officers in Stearns County are searching for a male who allegedly robbed a woman’s home Monday afternoon. According to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office, the homeowner returned around 12:32 p.m. Monday and saw an adult male in her home.
A 45-year-old St. Cloud man is dead after a disabled semi-sized tow truck rolled over him in St. Joseph Tuesday, according to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office.
A 13-year-old boy from central Minnesota was hospitalized Tuesday after being run over by a tractor. The incident happened shortly after 2:30 p.m. on a farm along the 27000 block of County Road 17 in Millwood Township, the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office said.
A 42-year-old St. Cloud woman was taken to a hospital Saturday night after the motorcycle she was riding hit a deer, according to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office.
Authorities are reminding residents that the water on many rivers and streams is unusually high after a man needed to be rescued Thursday when a canoe capsized on the Sauk River.
The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate a father and son from Paynesville to see if they might be connected to the 1989 abduction of Jacob Wetterling. Delbert and Tim Huber are in prison for the 2011 murder of Tim Larson, an Albertville teacher who the Hubers shot in dispute over $50.
The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office is investigating whether two men in prison for murder may have been involved with the abduction of Jacob Wetterling. Delbert and Tim Huber of Paynesville – who are father and son – murdered Albertville teacher Tim Larson in a dispute over $50 in 2011.
Authorities said a standoff with police that lasted more than two hours Tuesday afternoon ended peacefully with the arrest of a 26-year-old man. The incident started with St. Cloud Police attempting a felony traffic stop on a vehicle occupied by a man who had an active warrant for a narcotics probation violation.
A Sauk Rapids man fought police officers, deputies and staff at St. Cloud Hospital after being arrested Saturday afternoon. Shawn Thomas Iees, 26, was spotted by Stearns County deputies and St. Cloud Police officers just before 2 p.m. while walking on Veteran’s Drive near 24th Avenue North in St. Cloud, according to the Stearns County Sheriff’s office. Officers attempted to stop Iees, who has three outstanding warrants, but he fled, leading to a brief foot chase.
Authorities are investigating a shooting incident in Sartell on Thursday afternoon. The incident occurred at about noon at a strip mall on the 1700 block of Pine Cone Rd. N., according to Lt. Jon Lentz of the Stearns County Sheriff’s office. Police were also called to CentraCare Health Plaza in St. Cloud, which is about five miles away from the scene of the shooting.
Authorities said two homeowners got out safely but their house is a total loss after a fire early Tuesday morning in Stearns County. The Avon Fire Department was called to a residence on the 33000 block of 185th Avenue in Avon Township at about 2:53 a.m. on a report of a fire.