Clay County Sheriff’s Office

UPDATE: Moorhead Standoff Ends Peacefully

The neighborhood will be opened up very soon for residents to return home.

MOORHEAD, MN — The situation in the 1400 block of 5 St S has ended peacefully and the suspect Blake Fitzgerald, a 35-year-old Moorhead resident, is in custody on domestic assault related charges. No one was injured in this incident. The neighborhood will be opened up very soon for residents to return home. UPDATE: A man Moorhead police believe has a gun…

Former Sheriff Bergquist Honored as Hometown Hero by American Heroes Outdoors & Scheels

The Retired Clay County Sheriff Received the honor for his 38 years of service

Fargo, N.D. – Bill Bergquist has been a a local hero in the Moorhead community since joining the police force back in 1988. On Tuesday, he was recognized appropriately by American Heroes Outdoors and Scheels as part of their Hometown Heroes special. “Within each episode of American Heroes Outdoors, we have a segment called hometown heroes,” said producer Wesley Gall….

Law Enforcement Raises Money for Special Olympics Minnesota

The Moorhead Police Department and Clay County Sheriff's Office are participating in the Tip-a-Hero fundraiser

MOORHEAD, Minn.- First responders from the Moorhead Police Department and Clay County Sheriff’s Office are supporting Special Olympics Minnesota through the Tip-a-Hero fundraiser. From 11am until 7pm, these first responders are at Boulder Tap House in Moorhead raising money for Special Olympics athletes. They are helping out the servers on staff by cleaning up tables and greeting guests. A Clay…

Drivers Identified In Beet Truck Collision

One of the trucks was fully loaded with beets while the other truck was empty.

FELTON, MINN. (KFGO) – The Clay County Sheriff’s Office has released the names of two men who were seriously injured when the sugar beet trucks they were driving collided near Felton, northeast of Moorhead last Friday morning. The crash happened at an intersection on county road 34, west of Felton. 50-year-old Alberto Lopez of Moorhead and 51-year-old Pedro Alonzo of…

Clay County Sheriff’s Office Provides Update on Buffalo River State Park Drowning

The Sheriff's Office debunks rumor that volunteers sat around and did nothing while child struggled

GLYNDON, Minn. — We have new information about what happened at the Buffalo River State Park swimming area when a nine–year–old Moorhead girl drowned on Wednesday. No additional details directly surrounding the investigation of Grace Bettie’s death have been released. However, the Clay County Sheriff’s Office wanted to debunk a rumor that volunteers from the Moorhead Police Summer Youth Program sat…

Police Officers Ride School Bus to Curb Distracted Driving in Moorhead

Over a four hour stretch, Moorhead Police made 75 traffic stops, 27 of which were for texting and driving

MOORHEAD, Minn. — As part of Distracted Driving Awareness Month, several police officers from the Moorhead Police Department, Clay County Sheriff’s Office, and the Minnesota State Highway Patrol could look down and see people plugging away on their phones. “What we have today are nine chase vehicles along 8th Street, and we’re looking for those violations on the bus calling to…

Sabin Teen Charged With Assaulting Clay County Deputies

Brady Allan Adrian, 19, is charged with five counts of fourth-degree assault of a peace officer.

SABIN, MN — A Clay County teenager is charged with five felonies after an officer involved shooting last weekend. Brady Allan Adrian, 19, is charged with five counts of fourth-degree assault of a peace officer. Two counts for demonstrable bodily harm. Three counts for throwing or transferring bodily fluids or feces at or onto an officer. Adrian’s bail was set…

Clay County Sheriff Scam Alert

Someone is calling residents identifying himself as Lt. Chad Hagen with the Clay County Sheriff's Office civil process division.

MOORHEAD, MN — The Clay County Sheriff is alerting the public to a phone scam. Someone is calling residents identifying himself as Lt. Chad Hagen with the Clay County Sheriff’s Office civil process division. The number they are calling from is 218-321-1413. If you get a call from this number, it is not Lt. Hagen. According to the Clay County…

Clay County Deputy Fires Weapon At Suicidal Man

The Clay County Sheriff's Office says a deputy shot at a man who was armed with a knife at a Sabin residence.

MOORHEAD, MN – The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating a law enforcement-related shooting in Sabin. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office says a deputy shot at a man who was armed with a knife at a Sabin residence. Deputies were called to the residence at around 8:40 p.m. Saturday on a report of a suicidal male. It was not…

Clay County Sheriff’s Office Lending a Hand to Moorhead PD

Amid staffing shortages at Moorhead Police Department, the two law enforcement agencies have signed a contract to share recources

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Moorhead Police are going to be getting a little help from Clay County Sheriff’s Office due to staffing shortages. Moorhead Police said the staffing issues are the result of unanticipated injuries, medical conditions and military deployments. The department has always worked closely with Clay County and the contract between the two law enforcement agencies will allow off…