Clay County Sheriff’s Office

UPDATE: Fargo man arrested for murder in the death of Moorhead taxi driver

Moorhead Police say when they arrived on the scene, they found a man in the driver seat with suspicious trauma to his body.

UPDATE: Eighteen-year-old Willie Sparkman of Fargo has been arrested for second degree unintentional murder and aggravated robbery in the death of 24-year-old Abdullahi Mohamed Abdullahi of Moorhead. Moorhead Police say Sparkman shot Abdullahi during a planned robbery and they do not know each other. Sparkman was also wanted for two attempted armed robberies in Fargo. Police say the first robbery…

Sheriff says Clay County’s new bodycams are success

Clay Co. Sheriff Mark Empting with new bodycam MOORHEAD (KVRR/KFGO) – The Clay County Sheriff’s Office is one of the latest area law enforcement agencies to obtain body cameras. Sheriff Mark Empting says 22 officer-worn cameras were ordered last fall at a cost of $44,500 and have been in use for about a month. Empting says deputies seem to like…

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…

Two Fargo men arrested on several charges during traffic stop involving K-9 unit

Alexander Jay MeyerFARGO, N.D.–Two Fargo men were arrested Monday morning during a traffic stop after a K-9 unit sniffed out several illicit narcotics and a stolen firearm. The traffic stop occurred in the 1900 block of 45 Street N. Shortly after 5 a.m. a Clay County Deputy pulled the two men over after suspecting that the driver had a suspended license….

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…