Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office

A St. Cloud man was killed early Tuesday morning following a roll over crash of a dune buggy style vehicle in Haven Township. According to Sheriff Joel Brott, Luke Lietha, 27, died at the scene at 2:05 a.m. following CPR attempts by emergency personnel. The accident occurred in a farm field in the 7200 block [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate editor In Elk River and elsewhere, Ford Crown Victoria squad cars are reaching the end of the road. The Elk River Police Department’s last three will be retired in 2015. After that the only one still in service will be one used by the police reserves. The Crown Victoria Police Interceptor, [...]

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The Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office was called yesterday at 5:18 p.m. to a farming accident at 8523 State St, Clear Lake. According to Sheriff Joel Brott, deputier arrived to discover Brad Braun, 61, of Clear Lake, was pinned underneath a tractor that he had been operating on the family farm.  Brad Braun was deceased at the [...]

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A Big Lake man was arrested Sunday following a six-hour standoff with law enforcement. According to Sherburne County Sheriff Joel Brott, deputies were called to the 17400 block of 165th Street in Big Lake Township shortly after 7 a.m. for a neighborhood dispute involving a 47-year-old man. Sheriff’s deputies encountered the man carrying his shotgun toward a [...]

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The Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office in partnership with Know the Truth will be hosting two community forums with a focus on heroin use and addiction. These events are open to anyone who is interested in learning more about heroin and other illegal drugs that are being used in the community. The schedule is: •Wednesday, July [...]

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State law allows departments to net various items after citizens break law by Joni Astrup Associate Editor State law that allows law enforcement to seize property associated with certain criminal activity has netted a few unusual items locally. The Sherburne County Sheriff’s Department once seized a semi-tractor and trailer from a drug deal, according to [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Shortly after Joel Brott became Sherburne County’s sheriff in 2009, he was invited to participate in an event about heroin. At that time there had been some heroin arrests in Sherburne County but it didn’t seem to be prevalent, he said. Today, that isn’t the case. Sherburne County saw nearly [...]

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The Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a Fridley man was killed on the morning of Dec. 27 during a three-vehicle collision on County Road 15 in Big Lake Township. The accident occurred just before 10 a.m. near the intersection of 211th Avenue and County Road 15, according to Sherburne County Sheriff Joel Brott, [...]

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