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Ask A Trooper: Crash Witness


Mon, Jan 6th, 2014
Posted in All Police Reports

Sgt. Curt S. Mowers, Minnesota State Patrol



Question: If a person is a witness to an accident, are they required to come forward to the law enforcement agency investigating the accident and notify the agency of such information?



Answer: It depends on the totality of all of the circumstances, but our “Good Samaritan Law” (M.S.S. 604A.01) states (in subdivision one) that: “A person at the scene of an emergency who knows that another person is exposed to or has suffered grave physical harm shall, to the extent that the person can do so without danger or peril to self or others, give reasonable assistance to the exposed person. Reasonable assistance may include obtaining or attempting to obtain aid from law enforcement or medical personnel. A person who violates this subdivision is guilty of a petty misdemeanor.”



While this statute does not seem clarify the matter for all cases, it does make sense that whatever you do or don’t do, a person should be prepared to explain why action was or was not taken. The intent of the statute is that we are not just driving by someone in need, jeopardizing their life or limb. In all cases, we need to use common sense on this issue. Thanks for asking.



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Brian Miner announces run for Fillmore County Sheriff

Fri, Jan 3rd, 2014
Posted in All Police Reports

Fillmore County, Minn. - I would like to announce my candidacy for the Office of the Fillmore County Sheriff in 2014. As current Sheriff Daryl Jensen has previously stated, he will not be seeking re-election to another term. I believe with my educa ..... 
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Fillmore County police reports 1.6.14

Fri, Jan 3rd, 2014
Posted in All Police Reports

Chatfield Police Department Joshua Lee McCabe, 31, Chatfield, Minn.; 7/26/2013, Dangerous Weapons - Recklesslly Handle or Use; Fine of $1,000 (stay $700 until 12/17/2014), Local confinement for 90 days (stay 86 days for one year), Supervised probat ..... 
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Fillmore County police reports

Fri, Dec 27th, 2013
Posted in All Police Reports

Chatfield Police Department Derrick Francis Olheiser, 28, Rochester, Minn.; 10/24/2013, Seat Belt Required - Driver and Passengers Must Use; Fees $115. Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office Trevor Markell Burgess, 20, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; 8/12/20 ..... 
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Ask a trooper: Fish house on wheels

Fri, Nov 15th, 2013
Posted in All Police Reports

Question: One of my friends saw me getting my “ice fishing house” ready for the upcoming season. I put permanent wheels on it for easier transport. My buddy told me I now have to register it as a trailer. I think he is wrong, what is required? ..... 
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Fillmore County police reports

Fri, Nov 15th, 2013
Posted in All Police Reports

Chatfield Police Department Claire Gurtner, 49, Chatfield, Minn.; 10/14/2013, Seat Belt Required – Driver and Passengers Must Use; Fees $115. Craig Orvel Olson, 60, LeRoy, Minn.; 4/2/2013, DWI – Operate Motor Vehicle Under Influence of Alcoh ..... 
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CORRECTION: Fillmore County Press Release Regarding incident on 10/24/2013

Mon, Oct 28th, 2013
Posted in All Police Reports

CORRECTIONS: 1. This was not a stand off, it was a planned operation. At no point during the execution of this operation was there a standoff, or a specific public safety risk. 2. Niemeyer was not arrested at the residence, he was arr ..... 
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Suspects in multiple church robberies arrested

Fri, Oct 25th, 2013
Posted in All Police Reports

According to Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office Captain John DeGeorge, the investigation into several area burglaries led to the execution of a search warrant and the arrest of a suspect at a rural Spring Valley address yesterday evening. 32 year ol ..... 
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St. John’s Lutheran School targeted by thieves

Fri, Oct 25th, 2013
Posted in Wykoff Police Reports

Some time in between 9 p.m. on Monday, October 21, and 6:45 a.m. on Tuesday, October 22, someone broken into St. John’s Lutheran School in Wykoff, Minn. in an apparent effort to steal valuables. When Principal Karl Peterman arrived at the school o ..... 
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