The Washington County Sheriff’s Office received a gift of $6,000 from Linda Givens of FourCrown, Inc., to be used to purchase three K9 protective vests.
The Stillwater Amateur Radio Association (SARA) and Metro Skywarn are hosting a free, half-day class that teaches basic skills necessary to become a volunteer storm spotter. The session will be held Saturday, Feb. 23 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Stillwater Public Library, 224 Third St…
The Washington County Attorney’s Office issued a memorandum to the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) on Feb. 21, 2019, declining to issue charges stemming from the BCA’s investigation into an officer involved shooting last November.
This week, local legislators Sen. Karin Housley and Rep. Bob Dettmer introduced bills to rename a section of state Highway 95 after fallen corrections officer Joseph Gomm.
From 2016 to 2018, Washington County law enforcement intervened in the human trafficking of 101 victims, said Washington County Attorney Pete Orput.
This weekend the Stillwater Police Association will host their annual fundraiser that benefits local law enforcement.
As online holiday shopping begins, the Stillwater Police Department wants residents to keep an eye out for package-stealing “Grinches.”
Replacement of an aging storm water culvert beneath Highway 96 between North and South Twin Lakes in Stillwater Township begins Monday, October 22, 2018. The project includes removal and replacement of the failed culvert to better manage storm water in the area.
In 2015, Minnesota had the third-highest number of human trafficking cases, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MNDOT).
All United States flags and Minnesota flags to be flown at half-staff at all state and federal buildings Oct. 2 as family, friends and coworkers honor and remember of Minnesota Corrections Officer Joseph Parise.
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office Employee and Citizen Recognition Awards Ceremony was conducted Sept. 20 at the Historic Courthouse in Stillwater.
Fire quickly spread through a home on the 100 block of North Greeley Street around 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 20. The Stillwater Fire Department was joined by firefighters from Bayport, Mahtomedi and Oakdale to put down the blaze.
The Washington County Attorney's Office charged an inmate Aug. 2 for the murder of Joseph Gomm, a correctional officer at Minnesota Correctional Facility - Stillwater.
The Washington County Attorney charged an inmate Thursday for the murder of Joseph Gomm, a correctional officer at Minnesota Correctional Facility - Stillwater.
The Minnesota Department of Corrections (DOC) confirmed that an officer was killed by an inmate at the Stillwater Prison July 18.
The Oak Park Heights prison is on lock down after a "serious attack" took place on a correctional officer in the morning of June 27.
A former Stillwater Prison warden was rightly fired by the Minnesota Department of Corrections in 2016, said the Minnesota Court of Appeals June 11. Former warden Steve Hammer was fired in October 2016 after a Department of Corrections revealed he sent and received sexually explicit emails u…
A Grant man has been charged with first-degree felony criminal sexual conduct of a physically helpless woman following a November 2016 sexual assault.
Local and county officials, law enforcement and residents gathered Tuesday, May 15 at the Washington County Historic Courthouse for the Washington County Sheriff’s Office’s annual Law Enforcement Memorial Day.
Sheriff Dan Starry has announced Washington County Sheriff’s Office 24th Annual Local Law Enforcement Memorial Day Ceremony will be held on Tuesday, May 15. The ceremony will begin promptly at noon in front of the Washington County Historic Courthouse in Stillwater.
The Minnesota Department of Health’s (MDH) new fish consumption guidelines advise against eating any fish from Lake Elmo.
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office conducted a Recognition Ceremony April 12, at the Washington County Historic Courthouse in Stillwater, citing citizens and Sheriff’s Office staff who garnered honors in the past year.
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of a suicidal male with a handgun early morning April 12 in the area of downtown Lake Elmo. A deputy fired his gun at the man, who was later pronounced dead.
Law enforcement responded to a call of a man who jumped from the St. Croix Crossing Bridge just before 9 a.m. April 9. According to law enforcement, a 67-year-old Stillwater man was found dead on the ice below the north side of the bridge.
Officials at Stillwater Area High School placed to school in a modified lockdown procedure Tuesday afternoon in response to an incident taking place in the neighborhood outside the school, school officials said. Law enforcement officers notified the school of an incident taking place in the …
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office received a $41,125 grant from the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) after the Washington County Board of Commissioners approved it March 20.
The Washington County Sheriff's Office attempted an arrest of Howard Peter Johnson, age 19 of Stillwater, Minn. at 12:19 p.m. for a Ramsey County felony warrant who was located in our Washington County Government Center. The subject resisted and used force to flee the building. Johnson then …
Robert Bursik would have been alive today had the driver of the semi truck that struck his vehicle Feb. 27 not been on his phone for 8 seconds. The Minnesota State Patrol and Washington County Attorney’s Office held a press conference March 1 to discuss the criminal charges filed in a fatal …
• Charges are still pending in a case of felony theft of a motor vehicle around 9:15 a.m. Feb. 5. A 24-year-old Cottage Grove man attempted to steal a vehicle, then fled the scene on the 2500 block of Hawthorne Lane. Stillwater police were assisted by other agencies to find the man and were …
A 54-year-old Amery, Wis. man died in a fatal car accident at the intersection of Highway 36 and Lake Elmo Ave. in Lake Elmo around 12:15 p.m. Feb. 27.
Washington County Attorney Pete Orput, Sheriff Dan Starry, Oakdale Police Chief Bill Sullivan and Woodbury Police Chief Lee Vague announced Feb. 14 that sex trafficking related charges have been brought against 18 individuals caught in a sex trafficking demand operation during Super Bowl week.
• Police responded to the 800 block of Stillwater Ave. N. on burning complaint around 3:30 p.m. Jan. 15. The complainant stated that a neighbor was producing excessive amounts of smoke from the wood burning stove. Police found that the stove was in compliance of the city burning code.
The Washington County Sheriff's Office is asking motorists to show down and move over in the left lane when they see law enforcement at a traffic stop.