Wright County Sheriff's Office * Yellow Medicine County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Wright County Sheriff's Office * Yellow Medicine County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 3800 Braddock Ave. NE, Buffalo, 55313 MN
  • Chief:
Phone: 763-682-7622
Fax: 763-682-7610
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Wright County Sheriff's Office * Yellow Medicine County Sheriff's Office is located at 3800 Braddock Ave. NE, Buffalo, 55313 MN. The Wright County Sheriff's Office * Yellow Medicine County Sheriff's Office phone number is 763-682-7622.

Wright County Sheriff's Office * Yellow Medicine County Sheriff's Office News

Wright County Health & Human Services is seeking compassionate people who live in Wright County who are willing to become foster care providers and welcome children into their home. Those interested in learning more about foster care are invited to attend orientation on November 13th or January 8th from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm at the Wright County Law Enforcement Center located at 3800 Braddock Ave. NE, Buffalo, MN 55313 in room S2021A. If you would like more information about becoming a foster parent, please contact Marisa Ferguson at 763-682-7484 or marisa.ferguson@co.wright.mn.us

At Tuesdays County Board meeting, retiring Sergeant Dave Nystuen was recognized for his 34 years of service to the residents of Wright County. Sergeant Nystuen was instrumental in leading the Sheriff's Office Explorer Scout Program, providing young people an opportunity to explore careers in public safety. Congratulations on your retirement! (Sergeant Nystuen pictured with the County Board of Commissioners)

Wright County Sheriff Activity Report for period ending November 5, 2018 http://www.co.wright.mn.us/civicalerts.aspx?AID=960

On Monday, October 29th the Wright County Sheriff’s Office partnered with the City of Monticello, Monticello School District, Wright County Public Health – Statewide Health Improvement Partnership, CentraCare Health of Monticello and Feeling Good MN hosted a crosswalk event to promote pedestrian safety. During the event several vehicles were stopped, and the drivers were educated on the law regarding pedestrians in crosswalks. Remember, both pedestrians and drivers share the responsibility of safety at crosswalks and intersections. We are planning on continuing our pedestrian safety campaign throughout the next year at various locations and crosswalks throughout the county.

Halloween is here and Sheriff Hagerty would like to to offer a few safety reminders for parents, kids, and those who will be out driving in busy neighborhoods.

On Saturday, October 27th the Wright County Sheriff’s Office, along with thousands of other law enforcement agencies around the country took part in the National Prescription Drug Take Back event. Our agency collected approximately 94 pounds of prescription and over-the-counter medication that may have otherwise ended up in the hands of someone it did not belong, in the trash, or flushed down the drain. Thank you to all who participated in this event. If you didn’t get a chance to participate, but have medications you would like to dispose of there are drop boxes located at: Wright County Law Enforcement Center, 3800 Braddock Ave NE, Buffalo St. Michael City Hall, 11800 Town Center Drive Delano City Hall, 234 2nd St North Annandale Police Department Buffalo Police Department Howard Lake Police Department

Wright County Sheriff Activity Report for period ending October 29, 2018 http://www.co.wright.mn.us/civicalerts.aspx?AID=956

UPDATE: Matthew Kiernan has been located and is safe. Thank you to everyone who viewed and shared our post. The Wright County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for assistance in locating Matthew Kiernan, 19, of Montrose. Matthew was last seen around noon on October 23, 2018. He has not been seen or had any contact with friends or family since then. Because of recent events authorities are concerned for his welfare. Matthew is described as an Asian male, 5’09”, 130 pounds with brown eyes and black hair. He usually wears glasses but does not have them with him. Matthew was last seen wearing black shorts and a t-shirt with black shoes. He is driving a 2001 tan Chevrolet Suburban with Minnesota license plate BVA256. If you think you have seen Matthew or have information regarding his whereabouts please contact the Wright County Sheriff’s Office at 763-682-7600 or dial 911.

We Are All Pedestrians – Crosswalk Safety Event Oct. 29 Did you know that pedestrians are 10 times more likely to die in a collision with a car than drivers or passengers are likely to die in a collision between two cars? So far this year 28 pedestrians have been killed statewide. In 2017, 42 pedestrians were killed and 1,053 were injured. To help promote pedestrian safety, a crosswalk event will be held throughout the City of Monticello on Monday, Oct. 29. The purpose of the event is to: Engage drivers and pedestrians to be more aware at intersections, crosswalks, and parking lots; Educate drivers about how stopping for pedestrians is both common courtesy and the law; and Enforce the law when necessary The Wright County Sheriff’s Office has partnered with the City of Monticello, Monticello School District, Wright County Public Health – Statewide Health Improvement Partnership, CentraCare Health of Monticello and Feeling Good MN to host this event. As a reminder for everyone regarding the crosswalk law: • Motorists should stop for crossing pedestrians at marked crosswalks and at all intersections without crosswalks or stoplights. • Pedestrians must obey traffic signs and signals at all intersections that have them. • Vehicles stopped for pedestrians can proceed once the pedestrian has completely crossed the lane in front of the stopped vehicle. • Pedestrians must not enter a crosswalk if a vehicle is approaching and it is impossible for the driver to stop. There is no defined distance that a pedestrian should abide by before entering the crosswalk; common sense should be used. • When a vehicle is stopped at an intersection to allow pedestrians to cross, drivers of other vehicles approaching from the rear should not pass the stopped vehicle. • Failure to obey the law is a misdemeanor. A second violation within one year is a gross misdemeanor.

Wright County Sheriff Activity Report for period ending October 22, 2018 http://www.co.wright.mn.us/civicalerts.aspx?AID=953

Too often, unused prescription drugs find their way into the wrong hands. That's dangerous and often tragic. On Saturday, October 27th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Wright County Sheriff’s Office along with Wright County Public Health will take part of the DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back event. We will host a booth at the Monticello Community Center (505 Walnut Street) where you will be able to drop off unused prescription medication to be properly disposed of. Medicines in home cabinets are the second highest cause of accidental poisoning in children and adults. These drugs are also highly susceptible to misuse and abuse. Studies show that people who abuse prescription drugs often obtain them from medicine cabinets of family and friends. Don’t flush old or unwanted prescriptions or over-the-counter medications down the toilet or drain and don’t put them in the trash. Studies show that medicines flushed down the drain can contaminate our lakes and streams, which can hurt fish and other aquatic wildlife, and end up in our drinking water. This is because municipal wastewater treatments systems cannot remove medications from the wastewater. Some medications, such as hormones and antidepressants, interfere with the reproduction and normal growth of many aquatic species, such as frogs and fish. There are some medications that have restrictions on their disposal: -We will not accept any liquid medications. Unused liquid medications should be returned to the clinic that issued them. -Used and unused needles are not accepted at medication collection sites. Needles (Sharps) can be disposed of for free at the Wright County Compost & Recycling Facility. Never place containers with used needles or syringes in a recycling bin or loose sharps in the garbage. -Mercury-containing devices cannot be safely incinerated, so do not bring mercury thermometers or other devices to medication collection boxes. Mercury is a potent neurotoxin. Take mercury-containing products to Wright County Compost & Recycling Facility - please call 763-682-7338 to schedule an appointment.

Wright County Sheriff Activity Report for period ending October 15, 2018 http://www.co.wright.mn.us/civicalerts.aspx?AID=951

Wright County’s first Emergency Management Director is retiring on Friday, October 12th. Steve Berg served Wright County as Emergency Management Consultant from 2003 to 2005 and was hired full-time with the Sheriff’s Office in 2006. Steve liked meeting and working with new people. “The support I received from the Sheriff’s Office, County Departments, and all the first response agencies across the County and State was a big encouragement,” he said. Steve also enjoyed being a member of the Wright County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team. He received the Individual Employee Achievement Award in 2017. In addition to his work as Emergency Management Director, Steve has worked part-time for Allina Medical Transportation, ALS Ambulance, for the past 13 years. All together Steve has over 40 years of public safety service. Steve plans to continue working for Allina after retiring from the County, as well as catch up on home projects, travel, and getting in some warm water diving. Steve is proud and grateful for the opportunities he had at Wright County. “It has been a privilege to serve under Sheriff’s Miller and Hagerty,” Steve said. “I have great respect for this office and the people that I have worked with during the past 14 years.” Thank you, Steve, for your exemplary service. Happy Retirement! (Pictured above are: Commissioner Charlie Borrell, Commissioner Mike Potter, Commissioner Darek Vetsch, Steve Berg, Commissioner Christine Husom, Commissioner Mark Daleiden)

Level 3 Predatory Offender Information According to Minnesota Statute 244.052, the Wright County Sheriff’s Office is releasing information regarding Travis Ahles, a Level 3 registrant subject to public notification. Mr. Ahles will be moving to the City of Maple Lake, on or after October 16th, 2018. This individual has served the sentence imposed on him by the court and is transitioning within the community with a GPS tracking system and DOC supervision. A Community Notification Meeting has been scheduled for 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 11th, 2018 at the Maple Lake High School, 200 Highway 55 E, Maple Lake. Representatives from the Minnesota Department of Corrections and the Wright County Sheriff’s Office will be available to provide you with useful information on public safety. Be aware that this notification is meant to provide information and alleviate fear, not create it. The most important factor to consider is that people who commit sex crimes have always lived in our communities. The difference is that since the 1990’s, Minnesota statutes allow local law enforcement to inform citizens of certain offenders’ general whereabouts. Should you have any questions about this information please contact Sgt. Eric Leander at the Wright County Sheriff’s Office (763) 682-7645 Fact Sheet: https://mn-wrightcounty.civicplus.com/DocumentCenter/View/15541/Fact-Sheet-Public---AHLES-TRAVIS-KENNETH

Wright County Sheriff Activity Report for period ending October 8, 2018 http://www.co.wright.mn.us/civicalerts.aspx?AID=946

At 1:18 Central time on Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 3, FEMA will send a Wireless Emergency Alert test through every cell tower in the nation. If your cell phone is switched on, your phone will sound loudly and vibrate, and you’ll receive a one-time message that says, “THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed.” No need to panic. FEMA just wants to make sure it works, so that when and if we ever need to use the WEA system, it will be ready to go. For more information follow the link; https://dps.mn.gov/blog/Pages/20181001-blog-national-eas-wea-test.aspx

Wright County has a pressing and continuous need for foster families. All children need a safe home where people will nurture and respect them. Children enter foster care due to significant life factors, often including abuse or neglect. This is an extremely difficult time for children. They are struggling and need extra support. The overall goal of foster care is to provide children with a temporary, stable, and caring family setting until they are reunited with their family or until a permanency plan is established for them. Wright County is seeking families who live in Wright County and are willing to welcome children into their home. If you would like more information about becoming a foster parent, please contact Marisa Ferguson at 763-682-7484 or marisa.ferguson@co.wright.mn.us Those interested in learning more about foster care are invited to attend one of the upcoming orientations on October 9th or November 13th from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm at the Wright County Law Enforcement Center located at 3800 Braddock Ave. NE, Buffalo, MN 55313 in room S2021A.

Wright County Sheriff Activity Report for period ending October 1, 2018 http://www.co.wright.mn.us/civicalerts.aspx?AID=939

Wright County Sheriff Activity Report for period ending September 24, 2018 http://www.co.wright.mn.us/civicalerts.aspx?AID=937

Level 3 Predatory Offender Information The Wright County Sheriff’s Office is releasing information to the community pursuant to Minnesota Statute 244.052 regarding a Level 3 Predatory Offender. Rufus Brown Jr. will relocate to (Wright County) and be temporarily housed at the Wright County Jail. He is being actively supervised by the DOC and will be working on finding housing and employment. The offender will be monitored with a GPS system while in the community. This offender is not wanted by law enforcement at this time and has served the sentence imposed on him by the court. This notification is not intended to increase fear in the community. Law enforcement believes that an informed public is a safer public. Any questions about this information please contact, Sgt. Eric Leander at the Wright County Sheriff’s Office at 763-682-7645 More information... http://www.co.wright.mn.us/DocumentCenter/View/15422/Rufus-Brown-155814-PUBLIC-FACT-SHEET

Wright County Sheriff Activity Report for period ending September 17, 2018 http://www.co.wright.mn.us/civicalerts.aspx?AID=935

Wright County Sheriff Activity Report for period ending September 10, 2018 http://www.co.wright.mn.us/civicalerts.aspx?AID=931

Vehicle Pursuit in Monticello – UPDATE The Wright County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying the two males in the photos. They are believed to have been involved in this morning’s vehicle pursuit in Monticello with the stolen Chevrolet Express van from Sherburne County. The van was found to contain stolen property and mail from the St. Michael area. The male in the black shirt has some distinctive tattoos on his leg and arm while the male in the white shirt has a scar on his left wrist. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Ben Miller at 763-684-4533. If after 5 PM please contact our Communications Center at 763-682-7600.

Vehicle Pursuit in Monticello Around 6 AM on Wednesday morning a Wright County Patrol Deputy attempted to stop a silver Chevrolet Express van for a traffic violation on School Blvd near Fenning Ave NE in the City of Monticello. The vehicle fled from the deputy and a short pursuit was initiated. During the pursuit the van drove off the roadway and eventually crashed into boat and trailer in the backyard of a residence in the 9000 block of Oriole Lane. Two white males fled on foot from the van after the crash. Wright County Deputies set up a perimeter and searched the area with assistance of a K-9 and the Minnesota State Patrol Helicopter. The two males were not located during the search. The van was discovered to have been stolen overnight from a residence in Sherburne County. Additional marked patrol units are in the area along with an increased presence at the near-by schools. No weapons were observed or implied during the incident. The Wright County Criminal Investigations Division is also on scene and is working to identify the two individuals. Currently, there is no indication that the two males pose any immediate threat to public safety. Additional updates will be provided as the information becomes available.

Wright County Sheriff Activity Report for period ending September 3, 2018 http://www.co.wright.mn.us/civicalerts.aspx?AID=926