2020-08-04@11:12:07 GMT
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News about Anoka County:

              The Anoka County Sheriff’s Department said this week it will not be enforcing Minnesota Governor Tim Walz’s face covering executive order. Intended to help slow the spread of the Coronavirus, Executive Order 20-81 makes it mandatory for Minnesotans to wear masks while in most public spaces. Order 20-81...
    The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office says it won’t enforce Gov. Tim Walz’s mask mandate aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19. The governor’s executive order, which took effect Saturday, makes it a petty misdemeanor in Minnesota to enter an indoor public space without a mask, which is punishable by a fine of up to $100....
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office is issuing a warning after reports of scammers allegedly impersonating law enforcement at the department. Officials say scammers have been telling unsuspecting victims that they owe money and need to pay a fine. The impersonators are reportedly representing themselves with actual employee names and are using technology...
    Authorities say one motorist was killed and another injured in a Thursday afternoon collision in northern Anoka County. According to the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office, the crash happened around 4 p.m. on Viking Boulevard, west of Minnesota 47, in the city of Nowthen. A westbound car crashed head-on into a pickup truck that was heading...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 46-year-old Massachusetts man — who is a former theater teacher at a middle school in Anoka — faces multiple charges accusing him of sexually abusing four juvenile students. On Friday, the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office said Jefferson Jerome Fietek, of Malden, Massachusetts, was arrested by Malden police and will be...
    Authorities arrested a Spring Lake Park man Monday who shot at a SWAT armored vehicle four times that morning in the second armed standoff he’s had with authorities in the past two weeks. Steven Carlos Bezek, 50, is in custody at the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office Jail, officials said. The incident began about 11 a.m....
    A 73-year-old woman died in a Monday morning house fire in Anoka County’s Linwood Township. According to the Anoka County sheriff’s office, firefighters were called to a house in the 8400 block of 239th Lane Northeast at 8:31 a.m. Upon arriving, firefighters located the woman inside the home. She was not breathing and was transported...
    Anoka County sheriff’s deputies used tear gas to disperse a rowdy crowd of 200 that gathered Friday at a park in Oak Grove. Deputies arrived at Lake George Regional Park at about 4 p.m. after receiving calls about a group of people in the beach area who were becoming unruly. The beach had been closed...