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Holiday weekend recap: At least four killed, 360 DWI arrests


Fri, May 31st, 2013
Posted in All Police Reports

ST. PAUL, MINN. - Preliminary crash reports indicate at least four people were killed in traffic crashes during the Memorial Day weekend, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety. Two of the three vehicle occupants killed were not buckled up.

Approximately 360 people were arrested for DWI during the holiday weekend.

Four Memorial Day Weekend Traffic Deaths

•In Douglas County at 2:03am, Sat., May 25, a 19-year-old male motorist on I-94 was killed when he was passing another vehicle and sideswiped it, causing his vehicle to lose control and roll. The 19-year-old male was not buckled up; the other two men involved in the crash were belted and suffered no/minor injuries.

•In LeSueur County at 7:58am, Sat., May 25, a 24-year-old female driver was killed on Hwy. 112 when her vehicle left the road and vaulted, hitting a power pole.

•In Hennepin County around 5pm, Sat. May 25, a 49-year-old male pedestrian was killed as he was walking on the road with traffic when a vehicle crossed the center line and struck him.

•In Morrison County at 4:44pm, Mon., May 27, an 81-year-old female driver was killed on U.S. 10 when her vehicle was broadsided by an oncoming vehicle as she attempted to make a left turn. She was not buckled up.

There were four deaths during the holiday weekend in 2012; zero deaths in 2011; nine in 2010; 13 in 2009; and two in 2008. Of these 28 road deaths, 14 were drunk driving-related.

4,316 Ticketed for Belt Violations as Click It or Ticket Continues.

Since the start of a statewide Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement campaign on May 20, at least 4,316 motorists have been cited for seat belt violations (preliminary). Extra belt patrols are on the roads through June 2. Drivers and all passengers, including in the back, must be belted. Children must be in the correct child restraint or booster seat.

Minnesota Road Deaths

Up in 2013

Minnesota traffic deaths topped the 100-death mark for the year last week. To-date, 112 people have been killed in crashes, up from 99 at this time in 2012.

DPS officials are reminding motorists to make safe, smart decisions behind the wheel as the summer months are historically the deadliest due in part to a spike in drunk driving and vehicles traveling at faster speeds.

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Fillmore County Sheriff working with Crime Stoppers of Minnesota

Fri, Mar 22nd, 2013
Posted in All Police Reports

Bloomington, MN - The Fillmore County Sheriff is making it easier to attract information about crimes and let the source remain anonymous. The Sheriff’s Office again renewed its partnership with Crime Stoppers of Minnesota which makes available i ..... 
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11 killed in 10 days on Minnesota Roads First pedestrian death of 2013 reported

Fri, Mar 8th, 2013
Posted in All Police Reports

ST. PAUL, MN - At least 11 people were killed in the past 10 days on Minnesota roads, according to preliminary traffic crash reports submitted to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety. To-date for the year there ..... 
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Preston man charged with shooting

Fri, Dec 28th, 2012
Posted in Preston Police Reports

Friday December 21, 2012, Roger James Bergmann, 39 of Preston, shot a woman at her home in Preston and fled the police. During the pursuit, there were 40 minutes when the police didn’t know where he was, but he was later apprehended in Winona Coun ..... 
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Rushford man accused of illegally taking trophy buck

Fri, Dec 14th, 2012
Posted in All Police Reports

The Houston County Sheriff's Department, acting on a report of a stolen trophy Whitetail buck from a deer farm in rural Houston, is proceeding with a formal investigation of a 19-year old Rushford man.

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State tops 300 traffic fatalities for year as Toward Zero Deaths conference convenes in Duluth

Fri, Nov 18th, 2011
Posted in Police Reports

ST. PAUL - Minnesota preliminary traffic deaths passed the 300 death mark this past weekend, but the 303 road fatalities in 2011 are well below the 357 at this time in 2010.

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Sheriff's News Release October 21, 2011 From: Fillmore County Sheriff Daryl Jensen

Fri, Oct 21st, 2011
Posted in Police Reports



A Fillmore man died as the result of a logging accident in Carimona Township. Kenneth 'Kent' Erding, age 60, was operating a chainsaw when a tree fell on him at around 11:40am on Thursday (10-20-11).

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Chatfield accident

Fri, Sep 16th, 2011
Posted in Police Reports

Wednesday, September 14 at 9:44 am there was a head-on collision between two vehicles on Highway 52 near County Road 7, just north of Chatfield. Cheryl Jankiewicz, age 52 of Chatfield, was driving an Oldsmobile, which was southbound on Highway 52, w ..... 
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Police car chase near Rushford

Fri, Sep 16th, 2011
Posted in Police Reports

Preston/Lanesboro Police Chief Matt Schultz and Fillmore County Deputy John DeGeorge were called to a scene in Rushford for a domestic assault incident on Monday, September 12. Suspect Kyle Gilow, age 21 of Winona, fled from Rushford Police Chief Sa ..... 
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