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Posted on: May 20, 2022

Family Fishing

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At Cedar Lake Farm Regional Park, you and the family can learn about types of fish, preparing equipment, bait, and handling of fish once they are caught. Equipment and Catch & Release fishing license provided for the program only. Cost is $10 and this...

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Posted on: May 20, 2022

Restoring a Portland Cutter Sleigh

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At The Landing – Minnesota River Heritage Park, you can talk with a woodworker and see a sleigh from the 19th century restored. Watch as new and old wood are brought together by a wheelwright using the tools of the period as part of a restoratio...

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County Spotlights
Posted on: May 20, 2022

Hidden History Hike

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Explore the hidden history of Cedar Lake Farm Regional Park with a guided hike on the trails. Discover clues to the park’s past written on the landscape, including farmsteads of early settlers, a war memorial with a story, a lakeside resort, and...

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County Spotlights
Posted on: May 20, 2022

Family Archery

Family Archery 2019

At Cedar Lake Farm Regional Park, come and explore the basics of archery and elements of safety. Practice fundamental skills, participate in challenges, and play fun games. Equipment provided. Cost is $10 and reservations are required by two days prior. C...

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County Spotlights
Posted on: May 20, 2022

Wellness Walk

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Nature is one of our greatest resources for improving health and wellness. Join us at Cedar Lake Farm Regional Park for a gentle nature walk accompanied by a guided wellness activity focused on being present. Wellness activities will vary and may include ...

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County Spotlights
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Cleary, Cedar Lake Beaches

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Nothing says summer like a day at the beach! The beaches of Three Rivers Park District will open Memorial Day weekend. Beach hours are 9 AM–8 PM daily through Labor Day. Three Rivers’ beaches are conveniently located near picnic areas,...

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County Spotlights
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Village Sampler Guided Tour

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From 10-11 AM, 12:30-1:30 PM, or 3-4 PM on May 28; or 10-11 AM., 12:30-1:30 PM., or 3-4 PM on May 30, you can take a guided tour inside several of The Landing – Minnesota River Heritage Park’s historic homes and explore what life was l...

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County Spotlights
Posted on: April 28, 2022

Free Wellness in the Parks

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Registration is open for the FREE May Wellness in the Parks Programs!

Come and enjoy the benefits of being outdoors with beginner friendly, low-impact, and wellness focused activities.

May activities include: 

  • Wellness Walks
  • Nature Journaling
  • Moving O...
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Posted on: January 23, 2022

Museum by Mail KIDS!

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The Scott County Historical Society and the Scott County/U of M 4H is partnering up this year on a new program called Museum by Mail KIDS! Every other month throughout 2022, receive a special package for your child exploring life in Scott County over a ce...

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Posted on: January 14, 2022

Taylor Beuch Sentenced on Second Degree Murder Conviction

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Taylor Beuch was sentenced after pleading guilty to Second Degree Intentional Murder.  Beuch was ordered to serve 300 months in prison.

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Posted on: January 14, 2022

Cesar Cervantes-Montoya Charged with Murder

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Cesar Cervantes-Montoya is charged with Second Degree Murder.  The victim died from ligature strangulation and blunt force trauma.  Cervantes-Montoya admitted to hitting the victim multiple times in the face and head with a hammer. &...

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Criminal Complaint Highlighted Cases
Posted on: December 9, 2021

David Weatherhead Charged with Manslaughter

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David Weatherhead is charged with three counts of Second Degree Manslaughter in connection with the death of a disabled child for whom he was the sole home healthcare nurse at the time of the child’s unexpected death.  During Weatherhea...

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Highlighted Cases
Posted on: December 8, 2021

Alexis Saborit Indicted for Premeditated Murder

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Alexis Saborit was indicted by grand jury for First Degree Premeditated Intentional Murder of his girlfriend.  Saborit faces life in prison without parole if convicted.  Saborit is being held in jail on $4 million bail.

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Highlighted Cases
Posted on: December 8, 2021

Austin Herbst and Connie Herbst plead guilty in connection to Murder

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Austin Herbst and his mother, Connie Herbst have both pleaded guilty in connection to Murder.  Austin Herbst pleaded guilty to Aiding and Abetting Second Degree Murder of his father.  Austin Herbst was sentenced to 150 months in prison. ...

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Posted on: July 30, 2021

Alexis Saborit Charged with Intentional Murder

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Alexis Saborit is charged with Second Degree Intentional Murder of his girlfriend.  Shakopee police located the suspected murder weapon, a machete, concealed in a bush near the scene of the crime.  Saborit admitted committing the murder ...

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Criminal Complaint Highlighted Cases

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Posted on: April 28, 2022

Highway 13 construction may impact access to HHW

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Road closures

5 a.m. Mon, May 2 through mid-summer

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MNDOT project status Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Program

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Posted on: March 23, 2022

Early Literacy Classes & Storytimes Resuming

We are so happy to begin welcoming children and families back to in-person group early literacy classes and storytimes!

Children and their parents/caregivers are welcome to join us for our FREE and FUN story- and play-based early literacy classes that use ...

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Library Press Releases
Posted on: February 22, 2022

Scott County Library to eliminate overdue fines beginning March 1, 2022

Beginning March 1, 2022, Scott County Library will permanently eliminate daily late fines for overdue materials.  

This change supports the Library’s mission of creating welcoming environments where all residents can connect with resourc...

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Posted on: May 11, 2022

Registration now open for Alcohol Awareness/Compliance Server Training

The Scott County Sheriff’s Office is collaborating with local retailers and organizations that sell alcoholic beverages by offering free Alcohol Awareness/Compliance Server Training to ensure the safety of our residents and visitors. 

Th...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: May 9, 2022

Registration for Sheriff’s Office Annual Youth Fishing Derby Now Open

What began as a Community Orientated Policing project (COPS) for the Scott County Sheriff’s Office, the Fishing Derby has become an annual event that is now in its 23rd year.   Since the Fishing Derby started in 1999, over 1,000 local children ha...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: May 2, 2022

Planting Season and Roadway Safety

With temperatures on the rise, more farmers will be in their fields, which means slow-moving farm equipment will also be on Scott County roadways.  

“We want to encourage drivers to be mindful, slow down, and share the road, which will n...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: February 11, 2022

Sheriff's Office Asks Residents to Report Litter on Lakes

With less than a month to remove ice shelters from the lakes in Scott County (deadline is March 7, 2021), the Sheriff’s Office is reminding people to remove not only the shelters, but everything else that was brought onto the lake.  

It is illegal...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: January 25, 2022

Former Chief Deputy retiring after lifelong public service career

After spending more than 48 years with the Scott County Sheriff’s Office, former Chief Deputy David “Bones” Einertson officially retired January 14, 2022.  With a 50-year career in public service, Einertson considers...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: January 21, 2022

Arrest made in suspected attempted murder

On January 19, 2022, at approximately 12:25 pm, Scott County Sheriff’s Office 911 Dispatch received a call requesting medical assistance for an unresponsive female at 9xxx Livery Lane in New Market Township.

Deputies and firefighters were dispatc...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: January 14, 2022

Scott County Sheriff’s Office Renews Partnership with Crime Stoppers of Minnesota

The Scott County Sheriff’s Office recently renewed its partnership with Crime Stoppers of Minnesota, a tip line that allows people to anonymously provide crime information to law enforcement.

“Our community members are considered the ey...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: December 22, 2021

Scott County Sheriff’s Office Employee Promotion

Scott County Sheriff Luke Hennen is pleased to announce the promotion of 911 Dispatcher Ashlee Sames to the rank of Dispatch Supervisor.  

Sames started her public safety career as a Dispatcher for the Sheriff’s Office in 2007.  She has w...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: December 13, 2021

Scott County Sheriff's Office Issues Ice Safety Reminder

There is no such thing as 100 percent safe ice.

 

Ice thickness is highly variable at this time of year, and water can be so cold that an unexpected fall into water can be extremely dangerous.

 

Lakes and ponds that appear frozen are invitin...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: December 3, 2021

Sheriff’s Office’s 2021 ‘Season’s Greetings’ Card Design Contest Winners Announced

Congratulations to Lucy Hartmann, age 9, of Prior Lake for her winning design in the Scott County Sheriff's Office 5th annual 'Season's Greetings' Card Contest'!  Lucy’s artwork will be featu...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: November 29, 2021

Registration now open for Sheriff's Office 2022 Community Academy

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work in law enforcement?  The Scott County Sheriff’s Office invites Scott County community members and business owners to participate in our annual Sheriff’s Community Academy...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: November 5, 2021

Scott County Sheriff’s Office’s 2021 Greeting Card Design Contest

 

 

Scott County Sheriff’s Office’s 2021 ‘Season’s Greetings’ Card Design Contest

 

The Scott County Sheriff’s Office is holding our 5th Annual Greeting Card Design Contest and Sheriff Luke Hennen is inviting all Scott County childr...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: October 6, 2021

SAFCOM turns 45!

In the fall of 1976, a group of Citizen Band radio operators approached then Deputy Director of Emergency Management, Tim O’Laughlin, with a proposal to serve as volunteers for the County in weather spotting.  That group became known as...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: September 23, 2021

Sheriff urges drivers to use caution during harvest season

Fall harvest time can be one of the busiest and most dangerous seasons of the year for the agriculture industry.  As farmers head out to their fields, drivers may need to add a few more minutes to their travel time in the event they encounter a t...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: September 21, 2021

2021 Law Enforcement Scholarship Program

Sheriff Luke Hennen announced today the commencement of the Law Enforcement Scholarship Program for 2021. The Minnesota Sheriff’s Association (MSA) Board of Directors has established a scholarship fund awarding of up to fifteen (15) $2,000 schol...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: September 7, 2021

Structure Fire in New Market Township

On September 6, 2021 at 5:17 p.m., Scott County 911 Dispatch received a call of a barn on fire on the 27xxx block of Vernon Boulevard in New Market Township.  

Police and fire were dispatched and upon arrival, witnessed a barn fully engulfed in fl...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: August 17, 2021

Scott-Le Sueur Co farmers donate soy-based tires to Scott Co and Le Sueur Co Sheriff’s Offices

The Scott/Le Sueur County Soybean Growers Association recently presented checks to the Scott County and Le Sueur Sheriff’s Offices to purchase soy-based tires.  The donation was made possible with the help of the Minnesota Soybean Resea...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: July 22, 2021

Scott County Sheriff’s Office Employee Promotions

Scott County Sheriff Luke Hennen is pleased to announce the promotions of three Sheriff’s Office employees:  Corrections Officer Cassie Kelly has been promoted to Corrections Sergeant, Recreational Safety Deputy Jacob Edwinson to Patrol...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: July 14, 2021

Registration for Sheriff’s Office Annual Youth Fishing Derby is now open

Since 1999, the Scott County Sheriff’s Office has been proudly hosting its Annual Youth Fishing Derby with the support and generosity of our sponsors and volunteers.  Every summer, local kids join dozens of Scott County deputies, fire f...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: July 2, 2021

UPDATE: Road worker struck by vehicle in Spring Lake Township

Update to 6/28/2021 Press Release (Road worker struck by vehicle in Spring Lake Township)

 

On July 1, 2021, the Hennepin County Medical Examiner notified the Scott County Sheriff’s Office that the road construction worker who was struck ...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: June 28, 2021

Road worker struck by vehicle in Spring Lake Township

On June 28, 2021, at 12:04 pm, Scott County Sheriff’s Office 911 Dispatch received a report of a road worker who was struck by a vehicle just north of the intersection of Marschall Road (CR17) and 170th Street East (CR12) in Spring Lake Township...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: June 28, 2021

Investing in Kids Will Help Prevent Crime

This month, Scott County Sheriff Luke Hennen became a member of Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, an anti-crime organization of over 5,000 police chiefs, sheriffs, prosecutors nationwide.  For 25 years, Fight Crime: Invest in Kids members have spoken ...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: June 22, 2021

Sheriff’s Office invites neighborhoods to register for Night to Unite

Night to Unite is back in 2021 and will take place on Tuesday, August 3rd, with most neighborhood events being scheduled between 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.  Night to Unite encourages neighborhoods to join the national celebration and participate in ...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: June 11, 2021

Structure fire in Cedar Lake Township

On June 11, 2021 at 5:07 p.m., Scott County 911 Dispatch received a call of a pole shed on fire on the 26xxx block of Baseline Avenue in Cedar Lake Township.  

Police and fire were dispatched and upon arrival, witnessed a pole shed fully engulfed ...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: May 28, 2021

New regulations for panfish in effect on Prior Lake

New sunfish and crappie limits went into effect March 1, 2021 on 94 Minnesota lakes, including Prior Lake (Upper and Lower).  The new regulations lower limits on specific waters as part of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ ...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: April 28, 2021

Planting Season and Roadway Safety

With temperatures on the rise, more farmers will be in their fields, which means slow-moving farm equipment will also be on Scott County roadways.  “We want to encourage drivers to be mindful, slow down, and share the road, which will n...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: April 23, 2021

Speed limit changes along Highway 169 south of Shakopee starting in May

The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) recently made speed limit changes for portions of Minnesota Trunk Highway (MNTH) 169 in Louisville and Jackson Townships that are scheduled to take place in early May.  

The existing 55 mile per h...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: April 19, 2021

Barn Fire – Blakeley Township

On April 19, 2021 at 2:42 pm, Scott County Dispatch received a call of a barn on fire on the 23xxx block of Oakcrest Trail in Blakeley Township.  

Police and fire were dispatched and upon arrival, witnessed the corner of a large barn on fire. &...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: March 30, 2021

Scott County Sheriff’s Office Employee Promotions

Scott County Sheriff Luke Hennen is pleased to announce the promotions of two Sheriff’s Office employees.  Assistant Jail Administrator Lieutenant Scott Rettke has been selected to be the new Captain in the Jail Division and Jail Sergea...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: March 3, 2021

Prevent Mail and Package Theft

The Scott County Sheriff Office has taken several reports of mail theft and package theft throughout the county.  We are asking residents to be the eyes and ears of their neighborhoods and report any suspicious activity, such as people walking or...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: March 2, 2021

Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash in Belle Plaine Township

On March 2, 2021 at 8:00 a.m., Scott County Sheriff’s Office 911 Dispatch received a report of a two-vehicle crash that occurred on Union Hill Blvd North of Delaware Ave. in Belle Plane Township.

Initial investigation indicates that a 2007 Hyunda...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: February 24, 2021

City of Credit River Policing Contract

Credit River Township is scheduled to transition into a city this spring and their officials have decided to contract with the Scott Sheriff’s Office to provide law enforcement services to its nearly 6,000 residents.  

The contract offic...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: February 17, 2021

Sheriff's Office receives Guardians of the Flame Award

The Scott County Sheriff’s Office is excited to share that we were selected as a recipient of the 2020 Guardians of the Flame Award!  This award is normally presented at the annual Minnesota Sheriff’s Association Conference bu...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: January 28, 2021

Scott County Sheriff’s Office Renews Partnership with Crime Stoppers of Minnesota

The Scott County Sheriff’s Office recently renewed its partnership with Crime Stoppers of Minnesota, a tip line that allows people to anonymously provide crime information to law enforcement.

“Our community members are considered the ey...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: January 7, 2021

MN Sheriffs’ Association 2020 Scholarship Recipient Named

Scott County Sheriff Luke Hennen is pleased to announce the local recipient of the Annual Minnesota Sheriff’s Association (MSA) Law Enforcement Scholarship. 

The Scott County Sheriff’s Office would like to congratulate Bryce Jo...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: December 22, 2020

UPDATE: Assault with weapon in Sand Creek Township

Update to 12/21/2020 Press Release (Assault with weapon in Sand Creek Township):

The Scott County Sheriff’s Office has been notified that the 23-year-old victim of a stabbing that occurred in Sand Creek Township on December 21, 2020 has ...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: December 22, 2020

Inmate Dies in Scott County Jail

The Scott County Sheriff’s Office said today that a 44-year-old man, died while in custody at the Scott County Jail in Shakopee.

At approximately 3:46 a.m. on Tuesday, December 22, 2020, during a routine inmate health and wellness check, Correcti...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: December 21, 2020

Assault with weapon in Sand Creek Township

On December 21, 2020, at 3:03 p.m., Scott County Sheriff’s Office 911 Dispatch received a report that an individual had been stabbed with a knife on the 44xx block of Cedar Valley Lane in Sand Creek Township.

Officers from the Jordan Police Depar...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: December 15, 2020

Scott County Sheriff's Office Issues Ice Safety Reminder

There is no such thing as 100 percent safe ice.

Ice thickness is highly variable at this time of year, and water can be so cold that an unexpected fall into water can be extremely dangerous.

Lakes and ponds that appear frozen are inviting spots for ice skat...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: December 11, 2020

Sheriff’s Office’s 2020 ‘Season’s Greetings’ Card Design Contest Winners Announced

Congratulations to Elissa Westing, age 8, of New Prague for her winning design in the Scott County Sheriff's Office 4th annual 'Season's Greetings' Card Contest'!  Elissa’s artwork will be fe...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: December 7, 2020

Level III Predatory Offender Community Notification

Pursuant to Minnesota State Statute, the Scott County Sheriff’s Office is releasing information on a Level III Predatory Offender who recently relocated to Jackson Township.*

Johnnie Lee Rhodes (aka Me Sahir-Alim Saifullah or Mr. Saifullah/Rhodes...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: December 4, 2020

2021 Scott County Sheriff’s Office Virtual Community Academy

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work in law enforcement?  Now you can learn about it from the safety and comfort of your home!  

The Scott County Sheriff’s Office invites Scott County community members and bus...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: December 3, 2020

Body Recovered from Minnesota River in Shakopee

On December 3, 2020, at 12:20 p.m., Scott County Sheriff’s Office 911 Dispatch received a report of a body that had been located floating in the Minnesota River near Huber Park at 150 Fillmore Street North in Shakopee.

Sheriff deputies, with the ...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: November 24, 2020

Sheriff's Office receives drone donation

The Scott County Sheriff’s Office now has a drone to utilize in different types of situations thanks to a generous donation by Frandsen Bank & Trust in Jordan, MN.  The drone was presented to the Scott County Sheriff’s Off...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: November 19, 2020

Pursuit and apprehension of stolen vehicle ends in Spring Lake Township

On November 19, 2020, at approximately 1:57 p.m., Scott County Sheriff’s Office 911 Dispatch reported a stolen motor vehicle out of Carver County that was believed to be in the area of Cleary Lake Regional Park in Credit River Township.

The vehic...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: November 19, 2020

Two Arrested in Death Investigation

Scott County Sheriff Luke Hennen announced today that two arrests were made regarding the death of 63-year-old Gary Albert Herbst of Elko New Market, MN.  Mr. Herbst was reported as a missing person to the Elko New Market Police Department in 201...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: November 6, 2020

Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash in Sand Creek Township

On November 6, 2020, at 1:18 a.m., Scott County Sheriff’s Office 911 Dispatch received a report of a single-vehicle crash that occurred on Marystown Road, approximately one-half mile north of Highway 282 in Sand Creek Township.

Initial investigat...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: October 12, 2020

Scott County Sheriff’s Office’s 2020 ‘Season’s Greetings’ Card Design Contest

 

 

Scott County Sheriff’s Office’s 2020 ‘Season’s Greetings’ Card Design Contest

 

Sheriff Luke Hennen is again searching for creative kids to help design the artwork for its 2020 &...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: October 5, 2020

Sheriff urges drivers to use caution during harvest season

Fall is in full swing, and while that may mean scenic drives to see the leaves changing colors, for others autumn is harvest time.  As farmers head out to their fields, drivers may need to add a few more minutes to their travel time in the event ...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: October 2, 2020

Level III Predatory Offender Community Notification

Pursuant to Minnesota State Statute, the Scott County Sheriff’s Office is releasing information on two Level III Predatory Offenders who recently relocated to Jackson Township.

Under the current public health guidelines relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, t...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: August 14, 2020

2020 Law Enforcement Scholarship Program

Sheriff Luke Hennen announced today the commencement of the Law Enforcement Scholarship Program for 2020. The Minnesota Sheriff’s Association (MSA) Board of Directors has established a scholarship fund awarding up to fifteen (15) $600 scholarshi...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: July 10, 2020

Registration for Sheriff’s Office 20th Annual (Virtual) Youth Fishing Derby Now Open!

For 20 years, the Scott County Sheriff’s Office has been proudly hosting its Annual Youth Fishing Derby with the support and generosity of our sponsors and volunteers.  To protect the health and safety of our community and abide by prev...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: July 2, 2020

New water patrol equipment purchased with federal grant funds

The Scott County Sheriff’s Office was recently awarded $61,705 dollars through the U.S. Coast Guard Federal Boating Safety Equipment Grant administered by Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. This grant funded the purchase of a patrol boat...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: June 16, 2020

Level III Predatory Offender Community Notification

Pursuant to Minnesota State Statute, the Scott County Sheriff’s Office is releasing information on a Level III Predatory Offender who recently relocated to Jackson Township.

Johnnie Lee Rhodes (aka Me Sahir-Alim Saifullah or Mr. Saifullah/Rhodes)...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: June 15, 2020

Body Recovered on Prior Lake

On June 15, 2020, at approximately 7:20 a.m., Scott County Dispatch received a report of a possible missing boater on Prior Lake.

The missing individual was reported to have not returned home last night from fishing and boating.  Law enforcement r...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: June 13, 2020

Residential Fire – Helena Township

On June 13, 2020 at 3:04 a.m., Scott County 911 Dispatch received a call of a residential garage on fire on the 25xxx block of Willow Lane in Helena Township.  

Police and fire were dispatched and upon arrival, witnessed the detached garage of a s...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: June 10, 2020

Scott County Emergency Management organizing Pet Sheltering Team

During a disaster, residents may be forced to evacuate their homes, and many will want to take their pets with them.  However, finding an emergency shelter that accommodates pets can be difficult, if not impossible.  To ensure the health...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: May 22, 2020

Sheriff’s Office Participates in Repair Voucher Program

The Scott County Sheriff’s Office is joining 77 other Minnesota law enforcement agencies taking part in a repair voucher program called "Lights On!"  Instead of issuing a warning or fix it ticket when pulling someone over for ...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: May 14, 2020

Scott County Sheriff’s Office Renews Partnership with Crime Stoppers of Minnesota

The Scott County Sheriff’s Office recently renewed its partnership with Crime Stoppers of Minnesota, a tip line that allows people to anonymously provide crime information to law enforcement.

“Our community members are considered the ey...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: May 8, 2020

Donation of MicroChip Pet Scanner to Sheriff’s Office

Last fall, Bria Dols, a vet tech at the Banfield Hospital in Savage, was involved in a car crash in Spring Lake Township when one of her dogs (ironically named Chase) ran from the scene of the crash and was missing for over 12 hours.  

Scott Count...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: May 1, 2020

Planting Season and Roadway Safety

With temperatures on the rise, more farmers will be in their fields, which means slow-moving farm equipment will also be on Scott County roadways.  “We want to encourage drivers to be mindful, slow down, and share the road, which will n...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: April 23, 2020

Juvenile Arrested for Shooting in Elko New Market

On March 31, 2020, at approximately 4:15 p.m., Scott County 911 Dispatch Center received a report of sounds of gunshots fired near the End Zone Bar & Grill, located at 10491 260th Street East, Elko, MN.

The Elko New Market Police Department was dispatc...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: April 16, 2020

Chief Deputy Adam Pirri graduates from FBI Academy

On March 13, 2020, Chief Deputy Adam Pirri of the Scott County Sheriff’s Office, along with 254 other law enforcement personnel, graduated from the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.  The 279th session of the National Academy c...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: April 10, 2020

Drug arrest in the city of Jordan

On the afternoon of April 6, 2020, as part of an ongoing drug investigation, Jordan Police Department assisted the Southwest Metro Drug Task Force (SWMDTF) by conducting a traffic stop in the city of Jordan.

The suspect and driver of the vehicle was identi...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: December 9, 2019

Sheriff’s Office’s 2019 ‘Season’s Greetings’ Card Design Contest Winners Announced

Scott County Sheriff Luke Hennen is excited to announce the winners of the Scott County Sheriff’s Office’s 2019 ‘Season’s Greetings’ Card Design Contest.  Congratulations to Maxtin Heng (age 7) of...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: November 13, 2019

Speed limit changes along MNTH 21 between Jordan and New Prague

The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) recently made speed limit changes for portions of MNTH 21 between New Prague and Jordan.  [Please see the map below for information regarding these changes.]

These changes are the result of a stat...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: October 8, 2019

Youth Snowmobile Training - Registration NOW OPEN

The Scott County Sheriff’s Office is once again offering free Snowmobile Field Training on December 7th and December 8th, 2019 for kids ages 11 to 15 at the Regional Training Facility in Jordan.  This field training covers state laws, h...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: September 5, 2019

Body Located in Minnesota River - Belle Plaine

On September 5, 2019, at approximately 7:42 a.m., a body was located in the Minnesota River approximately 500 yards from the location of the unoccupied boat that was found near Belle Plaine on September 2, 1019.

Positive identification and an official caus...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: September 4, 2019

Incident on Minnesota River – Shakopee

On Wednesday, September 4, 2019, at 8:57 a.m., Scott County Sheriff’s Office deputies, along with officers from the Shakopee Police Department, were dispatched to an unoccupied, partially submerged boat located on the Minnesota River near the Hi...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: September 3, 2019

Incident on Minnesota River - Belle Plaine UPDATE

September 3, 2019 - Search efforts resumed this morning for the missing boater whose unoccupied boat was located yesterday on the Minnesota River near Belle Plaine.  The missing boater is identified as Bruce Copenhaver* (62) of Watertown...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: September 2, 2019

Incident on Minnesota River - Belle Plaine

On September 2, 2019, at approximately 10:50 a.m., Scott County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to an unoccupied boat located on the Minnesota River near Belle Plaine. 

Witnesses advised they located a running, unoccupied boat near the s...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: August 26, 2019

2019 Law Enforcement Scholarship Program

Sheriff Luke Hennen announced today the commencement of the Law Enforcement Scholarship Program for 2019. The Minnesota Sheriff’s Association (MSA) Board of Directors has established a scholarship fund awarding up to fifteen (15) $600 scholarshi...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: June 25, 2019

Registration for Sheriff’s Office Annual Youth Fishing Derby Opens Soon

Every summer, local kids join dozens of Scott County deputies, police officers, fire fighters and emergency medical personnel in fishing boats for a day of fun and fishing! Kids aged 10 to 15, who live in or attend school in Scott County, will have the op...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: January 16, 2019

Morris A. Miller Health Hero Award Presented for Life-Saving Actions

Scott County Sheriff Luke Hennen presented four individuals with the Morris A. Miller Health Hero Award during the January 15th Scott County Board of Commissioners Meeting.  Citizen William Turgi along with Scott County Sheriff Sergeant Robert Ry...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: January 7, 2019

K-9 Floyd Completes Narcotic Detection Training

The Scott County Sheriff’s Office is
pleased to announce K-9 Floyd has completed Narcotic Detector training.  The addition of K-9 Floyd, a BelgianMalinois, was made possible by a generous donation from a private Scott County...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: December 14, 2018

2018 'Season's Greetings' Card Contest Winner

Today, Scott County Luke Hennen announced the winner of the second
annual Sheriff’s Office ‘Season’s Greetings’ Card Design Contest.    “We were thrilled with the level ofinte...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: December 8, 2017

2017 ‘Season’s Greetings’ Card Contest Winner

Seasons Greetings Winner (1)

Today, Scott County Sheriff Luke Hennen announced the winner of the first annual Sheriff's Office 'Season's Greetings' Card Design Contest.  "We were thrilled with the level of interest that this challenge inspired," Sheriff Hennen said...

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Posted on: October 4, 2017

Suspect Arrested on Suspicion of Criminal Vehicular Homicide

F O R   I M M E D I A T E   R E L E A S E

October 4, 2017 – Shakopee,  Minnesota:  Scott County Attorney Ron Hocevar and Scott
County Sheriff Luke Hennen announced today that an arrest has be...

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Posted on: June 13, 2017

Annual Youth Catfish Derby

Catfish Derby

QUESTION: “What do cops, kids and catfish have in common?”  

ANSWER:  “One fun-filled day on the Minnesota River!”  

Are you a youth 12 - 16 years of age who lives...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: April 20, 2017

**LOCATED** Missing Juveniles

On Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. the Scott County Sheriff’sOffice was notified that the missing juveniles had been located in Maricopa
County, Arizona.  The Juveniles wereunharmed and safe.  The p...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases

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Posted on: September 26, 2018

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CodeRED

CodeRED, is a high-speed telephone emergency notification service allowing public safety agencies the ability to deliver pre-recorded information to targeted areas within the county. 

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