Chisago County, MN Crime & Safety

Scholarships offered for law enforcement students

Chisago County Sheriff Brandon Thyen has announced the commencement of the Law Enforcement Scholarship Program for 2021. Sheriff Thyen proudly announced that the MSA Board of Directors has established a scholarship fund for the awarding of up to 15 $2,000 scholarships for this year. These scholarships are due to the coordinated efforts of the 87 Sheriffs of the State of Minnesota.

Rain May Have Contributed to Fatal Crash in East-Central MN

Lindstrom, MN (KROC-AM News) - Authorities in east-central Minnesota say a rain slickened road surface may have contributed to a fatal traffic crash Friday night. The Lakes Area Police Department in Lindstrom says the Chisago County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call about 10:45 PM concerning a single-vehicle crash on a rural road. Emergency responders discovered a vehicle had left the road on a curve and slid sideways into the ditch until the driver's side smashed into a telephone pole.
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Driver killed in crash along wet road north of the Twin Cities

A driver skidded of a wet east-central Minnesota road and died, authorities in Chisago County said. The wreck occurred about 10:45 p.m. Friday on eastbound Stacy Trail at N. Meadow Curve, the Lakes Area Police Department said. The car went into the ditch and struck a telephone pole, according to...

Quick-Thinking MN Deputy Credited for His Taste in Classical Music

A quick-thinking deputy in Chisago County was credited Monday for his taste in classical music. Monday, September 20 the Chisago County Sheriff's Department posted a video to Facebook of one of their deputies -- Deputy Finnegan -- responding to a car fire at a home in Center City. The body cam video footage shows the deputy approaching a classic car on fire just outside the garage of a home on the 15000 block of Per Road. Deputy Finnegan attempts to extinguish the blaze with a fire extinguisher while asking a man nearby if he has a tow strap. The man says he does, and the video cuts seconds ahead as Deputy Finnegan attaches the strap first to the car on fire and then to his squad vehicle. As he gets into his squad car to pull the car away from the house, a classical radio station (that sounds an awful lot like Classical MPR out of the Twin Cities) can be heard playing.