Becker County Sheriff’s Office

Man Treated For Multiple Stab Wounds After Fight In Rural Detroit Lakes

The sheriff's office is in contact with a person of interest

DETROIT LAKES, MN — A Detroit Lakes man is being treated for multiple stab wounds after a fight at a rural Detroit Lakes address. Becker County Sheriff’s Office and Detroit Lakes Police were called to St. Mary’s Hospital after 20-year-old Tristan Wimmer was brought in. Wimmer is being treated for multiple stab wounds to his torso and leg. No arrests…

UTV Driver Killed In Hit-and-Run, Authorities Seek Driver Of 1999 Mercury Marquis

Becker County Sheriff's Office was called to County Road 158 in Maple Grove Township

BECKER CO., MN — The driver of a U-T-V who was involved in a hit-and-run crash in Becker County on Monday night has died in Fargo. Becker County Sheriff’s Office was called to County Road 158 in Maple Grove Township around 6:45 p.m. They found a 27-year-old man unresponsive. He was taken to Sanford in Fargo where he died today…

Dad Drowns While Attempting To Save Child At Dead Shot Bay Day Before Father’s Day

The Becker County sheriff's office says Christopher Schultz jumped into Detroit Lake after his child fell from the bridge

Chris Schultz/GoFundMeDETROIT LAKES, MN — Authorities say a father died while trying to save his 3-year-old child who fell from a bridge into a northwestern Minnesota lake. The Becker County sheriff’s office says Christopher Schultz jumped into Detroit Lake after his child fell from the bridge at Dead Shot Bay on Saturday evening. The sheriff’s office says in a news release…

Suspect in White Earth Reservation Homicide Arrested

Authorities say the shooting does not appear to be random

1/2 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2 Show Caption Hide Caption UPDATE: A man accused of killing another man on the White Earth Reservation is behind bars. 18-year-old Ronald Thompson the third was arrested in Saint Cloud around 2:30. UPDATE: The Becker County Sheriff’s Office is searching for 18-year-old Ronald Thompson III of Detroit Lakes as a suspect in the shooting…

Man Shot To Death In Maple Grove Township, Public Not In Danger According To Authorities

It is about 20 miles northeast of Detroit Lakes

BECKER CO., Minn. — Multiple agencies are investigating the shooting death of a man in Maple Grove Township, about 20 miles northeast of Detroit Lakes. The Becker County Sheriff’s Office says deputies and White Earth officers responded to a report of a shooting around 3 a.m. at a home. When they arrived they found a man dead from a gunshot wound….

Rural Frazee Man Suffers Accidental Gunshot Wound To His Leg

The Becker County Sheriff's Office got a 911 call Sunday afternoon from 60-year-old Lloyd Bertek

FRAZEE, MN — A rural Frazee, Minnesota man is being treated in Fargo for an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound. The Becker County Sheriff’s Office got a 911 call Sunday afternoon from 60-year-old Lloyd Bertek. He says he was attempting to de-cock the hammer on a pistol when it fired a bullet into his leg. Bertek was first taken to St. Mary’s…

Former Lake Park Police Chief, Deputy Sheriff Found Dead in Becker County

53-year-old Jay Nelson was found in his car with a gunshot wound after 6 p.m. on Saturday

BECKER COUNTY, Minn. — On Saturday evening, the Becker County Sheriff’s Office got a call there was a dead man in his car. When they arrived, it was the last person they say they expected: their former colleague, 53–year–old Jay Nelson. Yellowhead Trail in Becker County’s West Sugarbush Township is popular among many hunters, including Nelson, who spent many years hunting…