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Preston man flees after theft and stealing pickup


Mon, Jun 20th, 2016
Posted in Preston Police Reports

By Sheriff Tom Kasse

On Wednesday, June 15, 2016, at approximately 10:40 p.m., an individual arrived at the Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office to report a theft in the City of Preston. Preston PD officers made arrangements for the suspect to return the property at the Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office. Later that night, two individuals arrived at the Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office stating that they were assisting the suspect, 19-year-old Dylan Bathke of Preston, with the return of the stolen property when Bathke threatened them with a gun while traveling to Preston, then jumped out of the vehicle on the north side of Preston.

Law Enforcement Officers from Fillmore County, Preston PD, Chatfield PD, and a Houston County K-9 then began searching the area, but were unable to locate Bathke. At approximately 12:29 a.m. Thursday morning the 16th, Bathke was reported to be outside the site of the original theft in Preston. Officers responded to the area and set up a perimeter. At approximately 12:51, an officer recognized Bathke fleeing the perimeter with no lights on, driving what was later reported to be a stolen pickup. Officers attempted to stop Bathke, who continued to flee south of Preston on Highway 52 in the stolen vehicle. The vehicle left the roadway in the area of US Hwy 52 and County Road 16, between Preston and Harmony. Bathke rammed a Preston PD squad during the pursuit. Bathke was ultimately taken into custody and no officers, nor Bathke were injured during the pursuit. Bathke is being held on the following charges: 2nd Degree Assault, 4th Degree Assault (Assault of a Police Officer), Theft of a Motor Vehicle, Fleeing a Police Officer in a Motor Vehicle, Reckless Driving, and suspected DUI.



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Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office receives outstanding agency award

Mon, Jun 20th, 2016
Posted in Preston Police Reports

PRESTON, MN – Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office is receiving a new piece of equipment to assist them with their traffic enforcement efforts; keeping drivers at safe and legal speeds. This equipment is awared to Law Enforcement Departments that ha ..... 
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Highway 52 accident under investigation

Mon, Jul 6th, 2015
Posted in Preston Police Reports

On June 29, 2015, at approximately 10:53 a.m., the Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center recieved notice from State Patrol’s Communications Center of a semi crash on Hwy 52, just south of Fillmore County Road 17. This location ..... 
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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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