otter tail county sheriff’s office

Two 13-Year-Olds Lead Police On 100 MPH Speed Chase

Perham and New York Mills Police assisted the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office

  PERHAM, Minn. — Two 13-year-old Deer Creek boys face charges after they led multiple law enforcement agencies on a 100 mile-an-hour chase early Friday morning. The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office says a deputy tried to pull over their car north of Ottertail City on Highway 78. Authorities used tire deflation devices before the car crashed south of Perham. The…

Man Arrested After Starting Fire During Argument

It caused several thousand dollars in damages

DENT, MN — An argument results in a fire and the arrest of a man near Dent, Minnesota. Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office arrested 35-year-old Joshua Fearing after he kicked a plastic gas can during the argument. He was smoking at the time and the gas ignited starting the floor and walls of a garage on fire. Fearing put out the…

Pickup Goes Through Ice On An Outlet of Otter Tail Lake

The sheriff's office says the man was not familiar with the area

OTTER TAIL COUNTY, MN — No one was hurt when a pickup went through the ice on an outlet of Otter Tail Lake Saturday morning. The sheriff’s office got a call around 6 a.m. from 26-year-old Grant Hamrick of Mounds. Hamrick was not familiar with the area and had been traveling across the lake before traveling too close to an outlet…

Pine River Man Charged in Connection With Perham Double Murder

21–year–old William Hillman of Pine River was taken into custody for the second degree murder of both victims

PERHAM, Minn. — Police received a phone call at 5:30 this morning about an assault in rural Perham. But when they arrived at the home, they discovered two bodies. “We’re a rural community. We’re close knit. We work together and play together and for this to happen, it’s unreal. You don’t think of this at all.” 21–year–old William Hillman of Pine…

House Near Eagle Lake Goes Up in Flames

The house in Otter Tail County, Minnesota is a total loss

OTTER TAIL COUNTY, Minn. — A house near Eagle Lake is a total loss after a fire on Saturday. Multiple neighbors called the Otter County Sheriff’s Office shortly after 6 p.m. saying the house on the lake’s southeast side was fully engulfed in flames. Fire departments from Ashby, Battle Lake, Dalton, Evansville and Millerville responded to the fire. Crews say…

Fergus Falls Police Investigate Shooting

Police responded to a disturbance call in the 100 block of South Union around 4:00 a.m. Tuesday morning.

Fergus Falls, MN — One man is hospitalized after an early morning shooting in Fergus Falls. Police responded to a disturbance call in the 100 block of South Union around 4:00 a.m. Tuesday morning. The caller said they heard a disturbance at a neighbor’s apartment followed by possible gunshots. Officers found a victim of a gunshot wound at the local hospital….