Anoka County, MN

Squad car footage shows officers ended pursuit before driver's fatal crash in Anoka

Newly released squad car footage shows that Coon Rapids police stopped pursuing a fleeing driver before he was killed in a crash Wednesday. According to the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office, an officer with the Coon Rapids Police Department attempted to pull over a driver in a 2000 Buick LeSabre for a traffic stop on Hanson Boulevard Northwest near Gate Drive Northwest at about 11:37 p.m.
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St. Cloud Man Hurt in Fatal Crash

(KNSI) – A St. Cloud man was hurt in a fatal crash in Anoka earlier this week. The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office issued a press release saying two people died after a driver fled from a traffic stop in Coon Rapids. They corrected that to say the driver was killed, but the passenger was not.
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2 killed in Anoka crash that following police pursuit

ANOKA, Minn. (AP) — Sheriff’s officials say two men died after fleeing from an attempted traffic stop and later crashing into a pickup truck in Anoka County. Police in Coon Rapids tried to make the traffic stop shortly before midnight Tuesday. The driver took off and police pursued the car but broke off the chase once the vehicle crossed into Anoka.

1 Dead, 2 Injured After Ramsey Crash

RAMSEY, Minn. (WCCO) — Authorities say one person is dead and two others are injured — one critically — after a crash in Ramsey Tuesday night. Multiple agencies responded to the crash at Bunker Lake and Sunfish Lake boulevards just before 8 p.m. The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office said a man was driving a Toyota Camry westbound on Bunker Lake Boulevard and collided with a Jeep Grand Cherokee heading south on Sunfish Lake Boulevard. A passenger in the Jeep was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. The driver of the Jeep was also hospitalized, but will survive. The man driving the Camry was hospitalized in critical condition. The crash is being investigated. Authorities did not identify those involved.

Fatal Crash On Anoka’s Main Street Following Police Pursuit

[NOTE: An earlier version of this story said that two people were killed, based on information from the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff has since corrected that information to confirm that only the driver in the crash had died, and not the passenger as well.] ANOKA, Minn. (WCCO) — Authorities say one person is dead and another injured following a police pursuit and crash, which closed Main Street in Anoka for hours Wednesday morning. The road has since reopened. Anoka County authorities said the crash involved two vehicles and occurred at West Main and Ferry streets. Main St. in downtown Anoka just...