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Cottage Grove Woman Indicted On Child Pornography Charges

Nude photos of a sleeping child led to a federal indictment for a Cottage Grove, Minnesota, woman. Roxanne Merrell, 35, has been charged with two counts of production of child pornography. She was offered $100,000 to take photos of a minor “below the waste” and nude, according to the indictment.

11/13/2014

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Sheriff: 2 In Custody After Chase Ends With Van Crashing Into Garage

A police chase involving a stolen van ended Monday morning with the van crashing into a garage in White Bear Lake and two people being taken into custody, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities said the incident started at about just before 2 a.m. as officers in Washington County got into a pursuit with the van on County Road E in Mahtomedi.

10/27/2014

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Sheriff: Forest Lake Man Dies In Washington County Crash

Authorities say a 57-year-old Forest Lake man died Tuesday afternoon in a crash in southern Washington County. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office responded to an accident at about 3:15 p.m. in Denmark Township.

10/15/2014

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State Patrol: Driver Sought In Washington County Hit-And-Run

Authorities are looking for the driver of a car that hit two bicyclists on a frontage road late Saturday night and left the scene, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. The incident happened at about 11:52 p.m. on the 14000 block of 60th Street North in Oak Park Heights.

08/03/2014

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Top Safety Officials Keep Close Eye On Mpls. During ASG

Between the All-Star Game events and the thousands of spectators, it’s a lot to monitor. “It’s a big operation,” Minneapolis Police Commander Scott Gerlicher said. The security command post for the All-Star Game, which kept at an undisclosed location, houses around 30 of the top city, state and federal law enforcement officials who are working together this week.

07/13/2014

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Sheriff: Man Killed In 1-Car Crash In Scandia

A man from Scandia was found dead after a fiery car crash Sunday night north of the Twin Cities, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities were called at about 9:45 p.m. to a single car crash where the car was on fire on the 12000 block of 228th Street North in Scandia.

07/07/2014

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Authorities: Man Drowns In St. Croix River

Authorities said a man disappeared under water in the St. Croix River Sunday night. Washington County Sheriff’s dispatch said rescue crews arrived at Point Douglas Beach in Hastings, Minn. around 5 p.m. According to officials, Juan Gabriel Diaz, 40, swam out to the buoy line at the beach.

07/06/2014

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Authorities Search For Missing Wash. County Man

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in finding a missing 75-year-old man who has dementia. Clifford Lee was last seen Wednesday morning at 8 a.m. in the city of Grant. He was wearing blue jeans, a gray T-shirt and possibly a navy-colored sweatshirt.

05/28/2014

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Authorities Pull Teen’s Body From Mississippi River In St. Paul Park

Authorities said they’ve recovered the body of a 14-year-old boy from the Mississippi River in St. Paul Park after a drowning Sunday night. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office was called at about 5:13 p.m. to Lions Levee Park along the Mississippi River on a report of a drowning.

05/26/2014

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1 Killed In Lakeland House Fire

An early morning fire in Lakeland, Minn. has left one person dead. Crews were called to the 1200 block of Rivercrest Road just before 2 a.m., according to the Washington County Sheriff’s office.

05/03/2014

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Victim, Suspect In Fatal Stabbing At Newport Business ID’d

The victim and suspect in a fatal stabbing that occurred at a Newport business Thursday have been identified. According to the Washington County Sheriff’s office, 58-year-old Gregorio Maso Ramirez allegedly stabbed 44-year-old Uriel Navarro Ortiz at their workplace. Police were called to Bailey Nurseries at 1325 Bailey Road at 3:40 p.m. Thursday on a report of a medical emergency. Upon arrival, officers found Ortiz on the lunchroom floor in a pool of blood.

02/14/2014

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1 Dead, 1 In Custody After Stabbing At A Newport Business

One person is dead after an apparent stabbing at a Newport on Thursday afternoon, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s office. Authorities responded to a report of a stabbing victim in need of medical assistance at Bailey’s Nursery at 3:39 p.m. The victim eventually died, and a suspect is in custody. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating.

02/13/2014

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Scandia Man In The News Again After The Deaths Of 2 Horses

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is investigating what appears to be the shooting death of two horses. Deputies found their remains on a Scandia farm, and the man deputies arrested for the crime has been in the news before.

11/12/2013

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Man Gets 36 Years In Prison For Fatal Motel Standoff

A man who pleaded guilty to an incident that involved holding 11 people hostage and sexually assaulting four teenage girls at gunpoint in a Washington County motel room has been sentenced to 36 years in prison.

10/07/2013

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Authorities Shoot, Kill Loose Bull Near Afton

Authorities said a bull had to be put down Wednesday morning after getting loose in east Twin Cities metro. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office said the bull somehow got loose during a transport and the area of Manning and Hudson Avenues near Afton late Tuesday night.

09/25/2013

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