DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

UPDATE: Miltona, Minn. house fire victim identified

UPDATE: The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office says 57-year-old Terry Gaarsland died in a fire Sunday in Miltona. Authorities say they are not the homeowner.   MILTONA, Minn. (KVRR) – Authorities are investigating after a person was found dead in a house fire early this morning in Miltona, Minnesota. According to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, dispatch received two 911 calls…

Stolen Fergus Falls vehicle involved in crash, warrant out for driver’s arrest

ALEXANDRIA, Minn.–A warrant has been requested for a man who crashed a stolen vehicle in Alexandria Tuesday morning. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office says a deputy attempted a traffic stop on a speeding vehicle at approximately 2:16 a.m. The driver started to flee eastbound on 3rd Avenue and due to the driver’s speed and disregard for the public, the deputy…

UPDATE: Body of drowning victim recovered in Alexandria

Witnesses say they could see splashing briefly before losing sight.

  UPDATE: The Douglas County Dive Rescue Team recovered the body of 30-year-old Javier Miguel Castro of Alexandria at approximately 10 a.m. on Sunday, July 5.   DOUGLAS COUNTY, Minn. — The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is looking for the victim of a possible drowning. Authorites got the call late Friday night of a possible drowning on the north end…

Man Arrested after High Speed Chase near Alexandria

ALEXANDRIA, Minn.–A man was arrested Wednesday evening after he fled from police in a high speed chase near Alexandria. A Minnesota State Trooper attempted a traffic stop near West Union at approximately 8 p.m., but the suspect fled westbound on I-94. The Osakis Police Department and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department joined the pursuit as the suspect continued fleeing towards…

Man Hospitalized After House Fire in Douglas County

The fire is believed to have started near the wood stove. 

BRANDON, Minn.–A man was hospitalized after his house became fully engulfed in flames on Thursday in Brandon. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office received reports of a structure fire at 10897 Co Rd 7 NW in Brandon. When the Brandon Fire Department arrived on scene they found the house engulfed with flames. The home owner, Marvin Wagner, received injuries as a…

Deputy In Deadly Officer-Involved Shooting Identified

Portions of the incident were captured on body camera video

MILTONA, MN — Minnesota BCA has identified the deputy who shot and killed a man this week in Miltona. He is Alexander Herzberg with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. He has been with the office for nearly two years. The shooting victim has been identified as 27-year-old Tyler Schmidtbauer. Herzberg and another deputy responded to a home early Tuesday for a…

Man Shot And Killed By Douglas County Deputy Identified

27-year-old Tyler Schmidtbauer died of multiple gunshot wounds on Tuesday morning

RAMSEY, MN — A Midwest Medical Examiner’s report shows that 27-year-old Tyler Schmidtbauer died of multiple gunshot wounds on Tuesday morning. Schmidtbauer was shot during a confrontation with Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies in Miltona. They had responded to a domestic disturbance call about 5:15 a.m. and at one point a deputy discharged his weapon. The deputies were not injured but were…