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Crime, Courts & Emergencies

Latest Crime, Courts & Emergencies

Man sentenced to 90 months for sexually abusing child

Alejandro Jimenez Gonzalez, 36, of Austin was sentenced to 90 months in the Minnesota Correctional Facility in St. Cloud for felony second-degree criminal sexual conduct ... Read more

1 day ago by Mike Stoll.

Man charged after allegedly brandishing a BB gun

An Austin man arrested Thursday after police received a call about an individual pointing a gun at someone was arraigned on Friday in Mower County ... Read more

1 day ago by Mike Stoll.

Decorah, Iowa man charged with sexually abusing juvenile male

A Decorah, Iowa, man who allegedly sexually assaulted a juvenile male while he resided in Austin made his first appearance on Thursday in Mower County ... Read more

2 days ago by Mike Stoll.

Officials warning of pain relief, COVID-19 phone scams

Law enforcement is warning Mower County residents to be on the lookout for a new phone scam claiming to offer pain relief medicine. According to ... Read more

3 days ago by Mike Stoll.

1 taken into custody after incident reportedly involving a gun

One is in custody Thursday morning following a domestic disturbance where the suspect allegedly wielded a gun. According to Austin Police Lt. John Mueller, at ... Read more

3 days ago by Eric Johnson.

Shed damaged in Monday night fire

No injuries were reported after a shed fire that occurred Monday night in Dexter. According to Mower County Sheriff Steve Sandvik, the Dexter Fire Department ... Read more

4 days ago by Mike Stoll.

Hoot and Ole’s burglary suspect charged Tuesday

An Austin man who allegedly burglarized Hoot and Ole’s made his first appearance Tuesday morning in Mower County District Court. Brandon Lee Ingersoll, 35, has ... Read more

4 days ago by Mike Stoll.

Police investigating Monday evening fight

Police are currently investigating a Monday night incident that may have been responsible for sending one individual to the hospital. According to Austin Police Chief ... Read more

4 days ago by Mike Stoll.

Man arrested during burglary, allegedly found in possession of stolen items

Antwan Darcell Thomas, 46, of Austin was charged with felony first-degree burglary – occupied dwelling – and misdemeanor theft on Friday in Mower County District ... Read more

5 days ago by Mike Stoll.

Man sentenced to 60 months in prison for firearm possession

Darnell Jones, 29, of Austin was sentenced to 60 months in the Minnesota Correctional Facility in St. Cloud for felony violent felon in possession of ... Read more

5 days ago by Mike Stoll.

1 killed, 3 injured in Dodge County vehicle accident

An Owatonna man was killed and three individuals were taken to the hospital after a Sunday vehicle accident in Dodge County. According to the Minnesota ... Read more

6 days ago by Mike Stoll.

‘This is not martial law’: Local law enforcement addresses EO 20-20

In an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus, Gov. Tim Walz issued Executive Order 20-20 on Wednesday. Otherwise known as the “Stay at ... Read more

1 week ago by Mike Stoll.

House damaged in Thursday afternoon cooking fire

No injuries were reported after a Northwest Austin home was damaged in a Thursday afternoon fire. According to a Friday morning press release from the ... Read more

1 week ago by Daily Herald.

3 arrested for allegedly damaging vehicles

Austin police arrested three individuals after they were allegedly caught damaging parked vehicles at locations in Austin. According to Austin Police Chief David McKichan, the ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Mike Stoll.

Austin man charged with drug sales, possession

Matthew Carl Maxim Koch, 28, of Austin was charged with first-degree drugs – sale of 17 grams or more of cocaine or methamphetamine, second-degree drugs ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Mike Stoll.

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