Sheriff News Releases
Wright County Sheriff Activity Report for period ending April 21, 2014
Posted date:4/21/2014 New
On April 14, Traci Lynn Hines, 48, of Clearwater was arrested in Clearwater on the charges of disorderly conduct and violation of conditions of release.

On April 14, Randy Joseph Faulk, 32, of Monticello was arrested in Buffalo on a Wright County warrant for criminal sexual conduct.

On April 14, Phillip Paul Beliveau, 28, of Columbia Heights was arrested in Anoka County on a Wright County warrant for violation of conditions of release.

On April 14, Mark Richard Lalonde, 36, of Minneapolis was arrested in Hennepin County on a Wright County warrant for 3rd degree burglary.

On April 15, Matthew Steven Opat, 32, of Monticello was arrested in Monticello on a Wright County warrant for 5th degree controlled substance violation.

On April 15, Dakota Rae Bue, 35, of Annandale was arrested in Annandale on the charges of flee police in a motor vehicle, 3rd degree DWI and 2nd degree test refusal.

On April 15, Matthew Wayne Kirkendall, 30, of Buffalo was arrested in Buffalo on Anoka County warrants for tampering with motor vehicle and trespassing.

On April 15, Benjamin Karl Droneck, 20, of Buffalo was arrested in Buffalo on the charges of domestic assault and 5th degree assault.

On April 15, Nathan Oliver Newman, 36, of Buffalo was arrested in Buffalo on a Hennepin County warrant for criminal damage to property.

On April 15, Nicholas Robert Zumbrunnen, 36, of Montrose was arrested in Montrose on a Steele County warrant for 3rd degree controlled substance violation.

On April 15, Audra Tamra Sue Boswell, 21, of Delano was arrested in Franklin Township on a MN Department of Corrections warrant for violation of supervised release.

On April 15, Matthew Gregory Lepowsky, 31, of Monticello was arrested in Annandale on a Sherburne County warrant for crime against the administration of justice.

On April 15, Chad Patrick Bermel, 42, of St. Michael was arrested in Hennepin County on a Wright County warrant for 3rd degree controlled substance violation.

On April 16, Zachary Taylor Haley, 24, of Blaine was arrested in Anoka County on a Wright County warrant for a probation violation.

On April 17, Gilbert Samson Garcia, 26, no permanent address was arrested in Isanti County on a Wright County warrant for receiving stolen property.

On April 17, Wesley Mitchell Burdulis, 23, of Mankato was arrested in Monticello Township on the charge of felon in possession of narcotics.

On April 17, Daniel Edward Terentieff, 37, of Mankato was arrested in Monticello Township on the charges of 3rd degree DWI and felon in possession of narcotics.

On April 17, Dennis Carnell Lee Hosea, 25, of Minneapolis was charged with felony criminal sexual conduct.

On April 17, Thomas Edward Burns, 26, of Montrose was charged with gross misdemeanor DWI.

On April 17, Kathryne Margaret Richards, 36, of Clearwater was arrested in Clearwater Township on the charge of 3rd degree DWI and a Benton County warrant for theft.

On April 17, Dagan Michael Lasart, 32, of St. Cloud was arrested in Clearwater Township on the charge of felon in possession of narcotics and a Scott County warrant for 5th degree controlled substance violation.

On April 17, Michael David Goehring, 44, of Clearwater was arrested in Clearwater Township on the charge of 5th degree controlled substance violation.

On April 17, David Robert Boyle, 26, of Buffalo was arrested in St. Michael on a Wright County warrant for 5th degree controlled substance violation.

On April 17, Jeffrey Robert Altrichter, 45, of Buffalo was arrested in St. Louis County on a Wright County warrant for probation violation.

On April 17, Christopher Neil Anderson, 36, of Zimmerman was arrested in Buffalo on a Wright County warrant for 5th degree assault.

On April 18, Eric Allen Lee Schroeder, 27, of Monticello was arrested in Buffalo on an apprehension and detention order from Wright County.

On April 18, Paul John Campbell, 38, of Winsted was arrested in McLeod County on a Wright County warrant for 2nd degree DWI.

On April 19, Christopher Charles Watson, 34, of Buffalo was arrested in Sherburne County on a Wright County warrant for criminal vehicular operation.

On April 19, Brenda Mae Piersak, 37, of St. Michael was arrested in St. Michael on the charge of 3rd degree DWI.

On April 19, Adam Joseph Jeske, 32, of Minnetrista was arrested in Montrose on the charge of 3rd degree DWI.

On April 19, Ryan Lee Davids, 22, of Big Lake was arrested in Sherburne County on a Wright County warrant for underage consumption.

On April 19, Donald Ray Shellito, 21, of Buffalo was arrested in Buffalo on a Wright County warrant for 1st degree criminal damage to property.

On April 19, Eric Rossiter Johnson, 42, of Minneapolis was arrested in Maple Lake on the charge of 3rd degree burglary.

On April 19, Jason Allen Eaton, 28, of Maple Lake was arrested in Maple Lake on the charge of 3rd degree burglary.

On April 19, Daniel Patrick Nichols, 27, of Buffalo was arrested in Maple Lake on the charge of 3rd degree burglary.

On April 19, Jon Allen Fredrickson, 46, of Kimball was arrested in South Haven on the charge of 3rd degree DWI.

On April 19, Richard Allen Mitchell, 20, of Clearwater was arrested in Monticello on a Wright County warrant for 1st degree criminal sexual conduct.

On April 20, Nicholas Alden Anderson, 28, of Howard Lake was arrested in Howard Lake on a Wright County warrant for 1st degree controlled substance violation.

On April 20, Raul Calleros Barrios, 34, of Willmar was arrested in Clearwater on the charge of violation of an order for protection.

On April 20, Kevin David Loranger, 23, of Fargo, ND was arrested in Clearwater on the charge of 3rd degree DWI.

There were 90 Property Damage Accidents, 16 Personal Injury Accidents, 1 Hit and Run Accidents and 2 Car Deer Accidents.


Franklin Township Burglary
Posted date:4/17/2014
On April 16th, 2014 at 3:29 PM the Wright County Sheriff's Office responded to a burglary at 5511 57th Street Southeast in Franklin Township. The homeowner and person reporting, Anne Crowley, had just returned home from her husband, Steven Crowley's funeral and discovered that the house had been burglarized. The burglary occurred sometime between 10:30 AM and 2:25 PM. The exact loss is undetermined at this time. A possible suspect vehicle was described as an older Suburban style truck charcoal grey in color. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Wright County Sheriff's Office at 763 682-1162.

DEPUTIES URGE MOTORISTS TO TAKE ACTION TO STOP DRIVING DISTRACTION
Posted date:4/8/2014

Prom, Graduation Seasons Spark Need to Pay Attention Behind the Wheel

Distracted driving is a leading crash factor, and the Wright County Sheriff’s Office is urging Wright County motorists to pay attention behind the wheel. Deputies are highlighting the issue during the prom and graduation seasons — in the last three years distracted teen drivers were involved in crashes that resulted in 25 deaths and 4,505 injuries.

Driver distraction is a leading crash factor in Minnesota, accounting for around 20 percent of all crashes annually, resulting in at least 70 deaths and 350 injuries, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety.

In Minnesota, it is illegal for drivers to read, compose or send texts/emails, and access the Web on a wireless device while the vehicle is in motion or a part of traffic, such as at a stoplight or stuck in traffic. It is also illegal for drivers under age 18 to use a cell phone at any time.

Distractions cause drivers to react more slowly to traffic conditions or events, such as a vehicle stopping or pulling out in traffic. A University of Utah study reports that using a cell phone while driving, whether hands-free or hand-held, delays a driver’s reactions as much as having an alcohol-concentration level of 0.08 percent. And when texting, drivers take their eyes off the road for up to 4.6 out of every 6 seconds — equivalent to traveling the length of a football field at 55 mph hours without looking up.

Tips to minimize distractions:

Hang Up and Drive
• Turn off cell phone, or place it out of reach.
• If on a phone conversation with someone driving, ask them to call you back.
• Texting, emailing and Web use while driving is illegal in Minnesota —
• including when stopped in traffic.
• Drivers under age 18 are prohibited from any cell phone use.

Passengers
• Speak up to stop drivers from engaging in distracted behaviors.
• Assist with phone, directions and radio/music controls.

More Tips
• Map out and study directions before your trip.
• Teach children the importance of good behavior in a vehicle.

Distracted driving education is a component Minnesota’s core traffic safety initiative, Toward Zero Deaths (TZD). A primary vision of the TZD program is to create a safe driving culture in Minnesota in which motorists support a goal of zero road fatalities by practicing and promoting safe and smart driving behavior. TZD focuses on the application of four strategic areas to reduce crashes — education, enforcement, engineering and emergency trauma response.



For more information, please contact
Sheriff Joe Hagerty or Chief Deputy Dave Miller
at (763) 682-7622 or email;
sheriff@co.wright.mn.us