Clay County Sheriff’s Office

Clay County Sheriff says social gathering restrictions will be ‘difficult’ to enforce

Governor Tim Walz issued an executive order on Tuesday limiting the size of social gatherings to no more than 10 people and no more than three households.

MOORHEAD, Minn. – More restrictive changes are coming to Minnesota as the state tries to limit the uptick in COVID-19 cases. Governor Tim Walz issued an executive order that set a curfew of 10 p.m. for bars and restaurants, limits the number of guests at weddings to 50 people and allows for no more than 10 people from no more…

Man arrested after fleeing from traffic stop in rural Glyndon on Wednesday

The driver is facing five charges.

GLYNDON, Minn.–The Clay County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man Wednesday evening after he fled from a traffic stop in rural Glyndon. A Clay County Deputy pulled a vehicle over on HWY 10 at approximately 9:22 p.m. because the registered driver of the vehicle did not have a valid driver’s license on file. While the deputy was speaking to the driver…

Clay County Commission Approves Sheriff’s Office Buying Body Cameras

The board unanimously approved the department up to 50,000 dollars to buy 22 cameras.

CLAY COUNTY, Minn. –  The Clay County Board of Commissioners allows the sheriff’s office to move forward with purchasing body cameras after getting public input. Clay County will soon be equipping deputies with body cameras. The public response was overwhelmingly positive. “I fully support any technology that protects our police from false accusations,” read Clay County Sheriff mark Empting. “This…

Clay County Sheriff’s Office requests public input on body cameras

The Sheriff's Office is getting the cameras to be compliant with Minnesota State Law.

CLAY COUNTY, Minn.–The Clay County Sheriff’s Office will soon be purchasing body worn cameras for its deputies. The Sheriff’s Office is getting the cameras to be compliant with Minnesota State Law. The public is encouraged to provide comments on which cameras the Sheriff’s Office should purchase as well as the camera policy. Information and frequently asked questions about body worn…

Hawley man involved in fatal lawnmowing accident identified

UPDATE: The Clay County Sheriff’s Office has identified the man who died in a lawnmowing accident on Tuesday. Authorities say 35-year-old Brandon Posch of Hawley was mowing the lawn when the lawnmower tipped over on him. Rescue crews arrived and found the lawnmower on top of Posch. Posch was pronounced deceased at the scene.   HAWLEY, Minn.–The Clay County Sheriff’s…

Authorities locate stolen vehicle

UPDATE: The Cass County Sheriff’s Department reports the vehicle has been located.   CLAY COUNTY, ND — The Clay County Sheriff’s office is looking to talk to the driver of a stolen vehicle. In a release they say they’re investigating a report of a stolen vehicle from the Kragnes area. The vehicle is described as a 2013 Blue Ford F-150…

Clay County mail and phone scams circulating

CLAY COUNTY, N.D.–The Clay County Sheriff’s Office is warning the community about two scams involving Clay County. The first scam reportedly arrives in the mail from the “Benefits Suspension Unit, Clay County, Public Judgement Records. The letter informs the victim of a “Distraint Warrant” and says the victim must call a 1-800 number by a certain date. The Sheriff’s Office…

Clay County Sheriff’s Office searching for Fargo man who fled from officers

1/2 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2 Show Caption Hide Caption MOORHEAD, Minn.–The Clay County Sheriff’s Office is currently looking for a Fargo man who blocked a road and fled from police Tuesday afternoon. Officers say 26-year-old Warren Michael Misevich was found blocking a road with his vehicle at 12:05 p.m. near a local business. The officers tried to get Misevich…

Woman Arrested after Fleeing Police in Stolen Tractor

HAWLEY, Minn.–A woman has been arrested after she stole a tractor and drove through multiple fields in an attempt to flee police on Thursday. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a stolen John Deere 4320 tractor with a trailer attached at in the area of 100th Avenue and 250th Street South at approximately 3:40 a.m. When Deputies…