It is with regret that the Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office announces the death of K9 Ranger, Badge 2037.
On June 11th, 2023, Ranger, a 4-year-old Belgian Malinois, and his handler Corporal Heimer were training for an upcoming K9 Trial. At one point, Ranger did not seem himself and was transported to an animal hospital for a medical emergency. Unfortunately, Ranger succumbed to his illness.
Olmsted County residents, community leaders, business owners, area agencies and organizations now have an opportunity to share how severe weather events impact their property and lives. There is also an opportunity to share ideas on how to reduce local impacts in the future.
St. Patrick’s Day can be a fun time of celebration, but it’s important to keep it from becoming a deadly time on Minnesota roads. This means that if you plan to drink any alcoholic beverage, drive smart by planning a sober ride home and not getting behind the wheel. Extra DWI enforcement will be on Minnesota roads statewide.
The Rochester Polar Plunge presented by Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics is excited to kick off the 2023 version of the Polar Plunge and Super Plunge on Friday, February 10th with the Super Plungers beginning their quest for 24 plunges in 24 hours at 2:00 pm. The mass plunging event and opening ceremonies begins at 11:30 am on Saturday, February 11th . All this crazy fun is happening at Foster Arend Park and beach in Rochester, Minnesota just north of 37th st NE and East River Road NE.
After working closely with the Olmsted County Attorney’s Office and submitting our case file for their review, a criminal complaint was filed this morning in Olmsted County District Court charging Timothy Daniel Loftus, a 41-year-old Rochester resident, with 3rd Degree Homicide and Interference with a Dead Body.
The Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office is proud to continue participating in the Minnesota Commerce Fraud Bureau Catalytic Converter Theft Prevention Pilot Program. The program, launched by the State's Commerce Department in 2021, works by adhering a special label to catalytic converters that transfer etchings of the label's unique number onto the metal once the vehicle is started. The etching makes it possible for law enforcement to trace a recovered convertor back to a specific vehicle if it's stolen.
Motorists who use the Highway 42 bridge over Interstate 90 south of Eyota will need to follow a detour to cross the bridge when the three-week repair effort begins on Aug. 29, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
Construction work to close the Highway 14 medians at Olmsted County Road 44 and 7th Street NW is scheduled to begin west of Rochester on Monday, July 25, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
Click It or Ticket Extra Seat Belt Patrols May 23-June 5
You’re in a hurry. You have to get the kids to school. You’re running late for a meeting. You don’t buckle up because you just have to go. That decision could prevent a person from ever getting to work or school again.
The Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce our participation in the Minnesota Commerce Fraud Bureau Catalytic Converter Theft Prevention Pilot Program. The program, which was launched by the state's Commerce Department in 2021, works by adhering a special label to catalytic converters, that transfers etchings of the label's unique number onto the metal once the vehicle is started. The etching makes it possible for law enforcement to trace a recovered convertor back to a specific vehicle if it's stolen.
Regionwide Speed Patrols Work to Slow Down Dangerous Driving Behavior
Olmsted County, Minn. – Law enforcement agencies across Southeast Minnesota will be partnering to prevent a tragic end to summer fun with an education and patrol campaign for motorists who are Dying to Get Home.
On July 28th, 2021, at approximately 9:30 PM, two Olmsted County Sheriff Deputies, assigned to foot patrol duties at the Olmsted County Fair, were approached by a fairgoer and informed of a disorderly, juvenile female in the Midway area of the fairgrounds. The deputies were informed that the disorderly female was allegedly kicking over garbage cans, using loud profane language, causing people to be in fear, alarmed, and offended by her behavior.