Wright County Sheriff’s Office
A 27-year-old man was arrested Thursday night after he assaulted and stole the car of a Good Samaritan who stopped to help him when he crashed into a ditch in Wright County.
Officials in the north metro say a 16-year-old girl from Albertville died last Friday after a car crash in a cornfield.
Authorities say a Wright County sheriff’s deputy suffered non-life threatening injuries after her cruiser was involved in a crash with a school bus Tuesday afternoon near the St. Michael-Albertville border.
An Elk River police officer killed over the weekend, is being remembered as a loyal officer and a hard worker. Officer Todd Besser, 49, was shot to death Saturday evening in a home in St. Michael. His 27-year-old son, Blake Besser, was also killed in that home.
The Elk River Police Department is dealing with the death of an officer for the first time in the department’s history. Officer Todd Besser and his son were both shot to death Saturday night. And now, authorities have another one of the officer’s sons in custody.
Authorities say alcohol may have been a factor in a fatal snowmobile accident on a Wright County lake early Sunday morning. The Wright County Sheriff’s Office says the accident happened on the shoreline of Ramsey Lake at about 12:51 a.m. near the 5600 block of 33rd St. NW in Maple Lake Township.
Four people were arrested Thursday after a police chase in Wright County ended with the recovery of stolen property, authorities said. The Wright County Sheriff’s Office observed a 1993 Cadillac Fleetwood that had been stolen traveling eastbound on County Road 35 towards St. Michael.
Authorities said they are now treating the case of a missing Wright County man as a death investigation. According to Sheriff Joe Hagerty, authorities discovered evidence during a search in Hutchinson that led them to believe the disappearance of Christopher Rossing is now a death investigation.
Twenty-five-year-old Chris Rossing was last seen on Aug. 23 in Howard Lake, Minn. Since then, two people have been arrested in connection with the case.
Police are investigating after a pedestrian was found injured near railroad tracks in Middleville Township early Wednesday morning. According to authorities, Wright County Sheriff’s Office received a call at 2:35 a.m. reporting a trespasser on the railroad tracks near County Road 5 SW and 51st Street SW in Middleville Township.
Volunteers plan to head back out first thing Sunday morning to search for the remains of a missing man from Howard Lake.
Two people were killed and another is in critical condition after a head-on crash northwest of the Twin Cities on Sunday. The Wright County Sheriff’s Office was called to a crash involving multiple vehicles and injuries at about 5:17 p.m. on County Road 39 NE at 107th St. NE in Monticello.
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A Wright County man has been reported missing by family, according to the Wright County Sheriff’s Office. Police said Christopher Michael Rossing, 25, has not been seen or heard from since the afternoon of Friday, Aug. 22.
A motorcyclist was killed Wednesday after being involved in a crash with a vehicle northwest of the Twin Cities, according to the Wright County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities responded to the crash at about 9:39 a.m. Wednesday on Highway 12 in the city of Montrose.
A 51-year-old Buffalo man was killed Saturday after a motorcycle collided with a golf cart northwest of the Twin Cities, according to the Wright County Sheriff’s Office.
A man shot and killed a black bear in Albertville Tuesday night after it was spotted in his yard while his daughter was outside playing, according to the Wright County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities received a call at about 7:45 p.m. that a black bear had been seen on the 10000 block of 64th Street NE in Albertville. The caller, Lawrence Engstrom, told authorities the bear walked up to their sliding glass door in the back yard.
The Wright County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a woman’s home was burglarized during her husband’s funeral Wednesday afternoon.
The Wright County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help after an assault at a St. Michael bar last weekend. Details are limited, but the sheriff’s office says the assault took place at the Corner Bar in the early hours of Saturday.
Authorities said a 51-year-old woman involved in a crash with an ambulance earlier this month in Buffalo Township died from her injuries on Wednesday.
Authorities said classes had to be canceled at a school north and west of the Twin Cities on Wednesday after a threat was made against the school. The Wright County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a bomb threat at about 11:10 a.m.
Authorities said an 81-year-old Monticello man died Tuesday when his vehicle went off the road in Wright County, went into a ditch and hit a tree. The Wright County Sheriff’s Office responded to a one-vehicle crash at about 1:53 p.m. Tuesday near the area of 127th Street NE and 120th Street NE in Monticello.
A 74-year-old Rockford man was killed Monday after being thrown from an ATV west of the Twin Cities, according to the Wright County Sheriff’s Office.
A 74-year-old man is in police custody after he apparently fired a gunshot at his wife during a domestic situation Sunday night northwest of the Twin Cities metro. The Wright County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a woman at about 7:27 p.m. on the 3300 block of Edmonson Avenue NE that her husband had just shot at her with a handgun.
Maple Grove Police have arrested a man suspected of a month-long armed-robbery spree that mostly targeted fast-food restaurants along the Interstate 94 corridor. According to authorities, Douglas Wayne Gravelle was taken into custody on Thursday. This arrest comes after a string of armed robberies which began in early September. Fast-food restaurants in Sauk Rapids, St. Cloud, Big Lake, Clearwater and Monticello were targeted. A Game Stop video game store in Monticello may also have been robbed by Gravelle earlier this month.