NEW GERMANY, MN – Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson reported today that deputies responded to a bar fight early Sunday morning, May 1, in New Germany. Sheriff’s Deputies reported that two separate groups, each attending bachelor parties, began arguing when a female in one of the groups was shoved by an unknown male from the other group. When the male party was confronted by the group the female was with, several fights ensued, according to a release from the sheriff’s office.
Deputies responded to a chaotic scene and administered first aid to an individual with several cuts to his face, and later learned that another individual had been stabbed. A knife was recovered at the scene.
Two individuals were transported to Hennepin County Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.
Phillip James Turner, 21, was arrested on a felony charge of 2nd degree assault and is currently being held in the Carver County Jail, according to Chief Deputy Wm. Blair Anderson.
Anderson said he does not know which bar the groups were at, but noted that the groups were traveling on separate buses.
UPDATE: Tuesday, May 3: According to the Carver County jail roster, Turner is a St. Paul resident.
COLOGNE, MN – An armed robbery took place between 7 and 8 a.m. today at the Klein Bank in Cologne, according to Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson. The suspect is a white male, approximately six feet in height. He was wearing a tan Carhartt jacket and was last seen leaving the scene in a silver SUV, possibly a late model Buick. Sheriff’s deputies, along with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, are following up on several leads at this time, according to Olson.
Anyone with information related to this incident or any crime is asked to contact the Carver County Sheriff’s Office at (952) 361-1212, or, after hours, (952) 361-1231. Callers may remain anonymous by calling the tip line (952) 361-1224 or by filling out the form on the sheriff’s office website: www.co.carver.mn.us/countygovernment/sheriff/crimetipform.asp.
McLEOD COUNTY, MN – Recently, a McLeod County resident reported that she was contacted via telephone by a person who told her she was a publishers sweepstakes winner. The woman also received a call from a person who said he was an officer from the McLeod County Sheriff’s office, and that this was not a scam. The caller also informed the woman that he verified the authenticity through the FBI.
Through the use of technology, scam artists are able to cause local law enforcement telephone numbers to appear on call recipients’ caller I.D., according to the McLeod County Sheriff’s office.
The resident who received the calls was told she needed to send a certain amount of money to cover the taxes on the winning amount. The resident contacted the sheriff’s office in order to speak with the “officer” again. It was a this time that the scam was discovered.
The McLeod County Sheriff’s Office urges residents who receives this type of telephone call to contact the sheriff’s office or local law enforcement agency immediately.
This type of scam involves criminals impersonating real officers to gain the confidence of victims. The sheriff’s office has not, nor will they, notify residents about the winning of money or any other contest, according to the sheriff’s office.
LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – The Lester Prairie Police Department was called to the 100 block of Juniper Street North on a “stabbing” call at 7 p.m. Tuesday evening.
Officers and first responders arrived and administered medical aid to a 32-year-old male. He was transported to Ridgeview Medical Center and then to the Hennepin County Medical Center.
A long kitchen knife was used and the wound was to the abdomen. He is intubated and is still being cared for in intensive care at the Hennepin County Medical Center, according to a statement issued by Lester Prairie Police Chief Bob Carlson.
Officers processed the scene and are still investigating the incident. It appeared to be a self-inflicted wound, however the investigation is not complete, according to the statement.
The McLeod County Sheriff’s Department assisted at the scene.
ST. PAUL, MN — The Minnesota State Patrol’s message to motorists — move over. Troopers are underscoring the importance of the law following a January 17 crash in which the squad of a state trooper was struck while the trooper was assisting a motorist on the shoulder of I-35W near Forest Lake. Lt. Chris Edstrom suffered minor injuries in the incident.
Winter road conditions can lead to an increased number of vehicles going off the road, and as a result, more emergency responders are called on to assist on the shoulder of the road, said Lt. Eric Roeske of the Minnesota State Patrol. “Motorists need to be alert for flashing lights and move over to ensure we
can do our jobs safely and the people we are attending to are out of danger,” Roeske said. “motorists need to drive at safe speeds for road conditions and motorists who are waiting for assistance off the road should remain in their vehicles with their seat belts fastened.”
During this winter (Nov. 1, 2010–present), 22 trooper vehicles have been hit (compared to 10 during this same period last winter) and five troopers were injured (compared to four injured last winter).
During the last five years (2005–2009), at least 100 trooper vehicles were hit and 31 troopers were injured. The State Patrol cited 9,173 motorists for Move Over violations during this five year period.
Minnesota’s Ted Foss Move Over law is more than 10 years old. Foss was killed by a passing vehicle as he was conducting a traffic stop on the shoulder of I-90 in Winona in 2000.
Minnesota’s “Move Over” law: When traveling on a road with two or more lanes, you must keep over one full lane away from stopped emergency vehicles with flashing lights activated, including ambulance, fire, law enforcement, maintenance and construction vehicles. Reduce speed if you are unable to safely move over a lane. Failing to take these actions endangers personnel who provide critical and life-saving services.
WACONIA, MN – Carver County Sheriff’s deputies responded to calls related to shots fired in the area of Hopper’s Bar at 119 Olive Street South in Waconia at 1:30 a.m. Sunday, according to Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson.
Deputies arrived on the scene and learned that a bar patron had been removed from the business by bar staff for creating a disturbance. The suspect is Michael Gregory Peterson, 32, of rural New Germany.
According to the sheriff’s office, Peterson left the bar and proceeded into the street where he produced a handgun. According to witnesses, Peterson discharged the gun toward the business, which was occupied by approximately 100 bar patrons. There were several people outside as well. Several witnesses were able to restrain Peterson until deputies arrived and took him into custody.
Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office, Minnetrista Police, Chaska Police, and Minnesota State Patrol assisted in the incident.