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Waverly man injured in accidental gun shot incident

A local man was injured Wednesday, Feb. 2 in the morning when he apparently accidentally shot himself in the hand.

Carver County Sheriff’s Office said that around 11 a.m., his department was dispatched to the 212 Medical Center in Chaska for an adult male with an apparent gunshot wound to his hand.

A 77-year-old man from Waverly told deputies that he was in the process of cleaning his handgun when he accidentally shot himself in the hand at a residence in the 1200 block of Lyman Boulevard in the City of Chanhassen.

The injury was reported to be non-life threatening. The name of the man was not released. The incident remains under investigation by the Carver County Sheriff’s Office.

The Sheriff’s Office reminds the public of the essentials of firearm safety:

  • Treat all firearms as if they are loaded
  • Always keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction
  • Keep firearms unloaded when not in use
  • Keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot
  • Never handle any firearm without first thoroughly familiarizing yourself with the safe handling instructions for that firearm

Juvenile male shot dead in Chanhassen

In a statement released by Carver County Sheriff Jason Kamerud’s office at 2:43 a.m. Thursday, Feb 2 it received a report of a juvenile male at Fairview Southdale Hospital, Edina, who had
suffered a fatal gunshot wound.
Deputies learned that Eden Prairie Police Department had been in a vehicle pursuit that ended at
Fairview Southdale Hospital. Law enforcement discovered the 17-year-old victim inside the
vehicle. Preliminary information indicated the victim suffered the gunshot wound on the 700
block of Conestoga Trail, Chanhassen, and had been driven to the hospital by friends. The
victim’s identity is being withheld until the next of kin has been notified.
The statement said, the suspect, an 18-year-old female acquaintance of the victim, is in custody. Both are from cities in the East Metro area.
This matter remains under investigation by the Carver County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction
with the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office. The MN Bureau Criminal Apprehension,
Eden Prairie Police Department, and Chaska Police Department aided in this case. The results of
the investigation will be routed to the Carver County Attorney’s Office for prosecutorial review.

DWI arrest in Victoria after driving complaint

Victoria, MN — Wednesday, Feb. 1, Carver County Sheriff’s Deputies made a DWI arrest in Victoria stemming from a driving complaint originating in the area of Co Rd 11/Co Rd 10.
A citizen called our dispatch reporting the driver was speeding and had ran multiple red lights. The driver was located and after an investigation, was arrested for DWI. The driver submitted a breath test of .16BAC once at the jail.
The Carver County Sheriff’s Office expressed appreciation to the citizen for calling in the drivers conduct. The CCSO also said in its statement that “If you witness dangerous driving conduct and feel you can safely report it, please call 911 and we will be happy to investigate.”

Lester Prairie Schools locked down

Lester Prairie, MN — The Lester Prairie School districted locked down its schools Thursday morning per a request from law enforcement.

In a statement from Superintendent Melissa Radeke to parents she said, “at 10:06 a.m. today, local law enforcement called the school district and requested that we secure the building. There was no immediate threat to students or staff. The Secure and Hold was precautionary and lasted for 9 minutes. Students and staff did an excellent job during this Secure and Hold procedure.”

Herald Journal has reached out to the Lester Prairie Police Department for further comment. Lester Prairie Police Chief Robert Carlson said in a statement, “We conducted a search warrant in the 300 block of 1st Avenue North.  Because it was so close to the school I asked that a lockdown allowing kids to move within the building be issued. We have cleared the residence and the matter is still under investigation.”

Standoff ends after 2 deputies shot in Winsted; suspect dead

An hours-long standoff that followed after two McLeod County sheriff’s deputies were shot while serving an arrest warrant Monday in Winsted has ended.

In an update around 6:30 p.m., McLeod County deputies said the standoff had ended and the suspect was dead. The circumstances of how the suspect died aren’t yet known.

There was a heavy police presence Monday afternoon due to the investigation, with the City of Winsted asking residents to “avoid all vehicle and foot traffic” in the area of Linden Avenue East and Pheasant Run “until further notice.”

Authorities said the two deputies made contact with the subject of the arrest warrant and made entry into the home, at which point rounds were fired, McLeod County Sheriff Tim Langenfeld told reporters Monday. The two deputies were taken to the hospital. Their current conditions are not known, but their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

After the deputies were shot, a standoff with the subject ensued. Authorities continued to try to make contact with him via phone but were so far unsuccessful through the afternoon. Langenfeld said authorities believed he was the only person in the home, so things were moving slowly and carefully.

The large police presence prompted a nearby daycare to be evacuated using an armored vehicle, Langenfeld said.

It’s not clear what the arrest warrant was for, but Langenfeld said he was told it was for “bountiful warrants,” including those related to child pornography but he isn’t positive. Authorities also believe multiple firearms are involved.

In the 5′o’clock hour, aerial video showed a robot and drone being used on the property. The robot apparently gained entry to the front door of the residence. Around 5:45 p.m., SWAT team members approached the home behind a shield and were able to get inside.

 

Two McLeod County deputies shot, standoff over in Winsted

Authorities said Two McLeod County deputies are hurt and a standoff was ongoing Monday afternoon into the evening in Winsted.

Officials from several departments awere currently in the 600 block of Pheasant Run in Winsted.

Herald Journal was on the scene but authorities have only provided limited details thus far.

Authorities have said two McLeod County deputies were shot while serving an arrest warrant. Fortunately, they suffered injuries that aren’t considered life-threatening.

It’s not clear what the arrest warrant was for, but Langenfeld said he was told it was for “bountiful warrants,” including related to child pornography but he isn’t positive. Authorities also believe multiple firearms are involved.

In the 5′o clock hour, aerial video showed a robot and drone being used on the property. The robot apparently was used to open the front screen door of the residence. Around 5:45 p.m., SWAT team members approached the home behind a shield and were able to get inside.

According to authorities a man was found dead inside the house.

The Minnesota State Patrol, the Minnesota DNR and officials with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), along with Winsted Police Department, are on the scene.

Law enforcement on the scene