Sherburne County Sheriff’s Department

A Santiago couple escaped a burning house on Aug. 25 but not before one of them suffered severe burns, according to Sherburne County Sheriff Joel Brott. Sherburne County Sheriff’s deputies were called at 3:31 p.m. to the home at 16098 57th Street in St. in Santiago Township. They arrived to find the home on fire [...]

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A Sherburne County Sheriff’s dive team recovered on Saturday night the body of a 23-year-old Albany man in Lake Fremont in Zimmerman. Authorities said friends of Joshua Roepke had been swimming and boating with friends on Aug. 23 when they lost sight of him. They called 911 shortly after 6 p.m. that day. The man [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor A 33-year-old Zimemrman man was injured and airlifted to a hospital Monday night when an aerial firework went off in his hand. Sherburne County Sheriff’s Deputies were called at 7:05 p.m. on July 7 to to 14338 289th Ave. in Zimmerman to provide medical assistance. Upon arrival, deputies found Jeffery Vane [...]

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A Sauk Rapids man was arrested early Tuesday morning in Big Lake Township following a pursuit with deputies and two additional police agencies. A deputy sheriff attempted a traffic stop with the driver of an alleged stolen van at about 5:20 a.m. in Zimmerman. The driver refused to stop, however, and led police on a [...]

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A school bus loaded with 30 student passengers that  had stopped to unload kids was struck Thursday by a motorist in Nissan Altima, according to Sherburne County Sheriff Joel Brott. The passenger vehicle being driven by a juvenile male continued into the ditch where it struck a tree after striking the bus. Three people were [...]

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Stephanie Shields’ death has been preliminarily ruled a probable suicide pending further investigation and toxicology reports, according to Sherburne County Sheriff Joel Brott. Brott made that announcement about the 35-year-old Zimmerman woman after receiving a Ramsey County medical examiner’s provisional report. Shields and her two children were found dead in their home on March 31. [...]

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by Jim Boyle and Nathan Warner Star News The Elk River Area School District’s crisis response team has been thrust into action again this year. This time it’s to prepare for the return of students and staff from spring break at Zimmerman Elementary School. Siblings Nolan and Josephine Shields will not be coming back to [...]

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Kevin Pedlar, 43, has been arrested at his Blue Hill Township residence following the recent execution of a search warrant at his home.  According to Sherburne County Sheriff Joel Brott, sheriff’s deputies were at the residence in the 18600 block of 325th Avenue at about 1:30 p.m. Jan. 3 to arrest Pedlar on outstanding warrants. [...]

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