Chisago County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff’s Office, defibrillators integral in survival of father, son— The Ellsworth family was relaxing at their home near Rush Lake Feb. 16 when the unthinkable happened: Andy Ellsworth, then 23 years old and in good physical condition, had a sudden cardiac arrest. Joann Ellsworth, Andy’s mom, said the last thing her son said to her [...]

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The Chisago County Sheriff’s Office is reminding motorists to slow down this winter driving season, especially near squad cars that are conducting traffic stops. Recently, a deputy’s squad was struck after he finished conducting a traffic stop near Olinda Trail and 270th Street in Chisago County. He had just finished the stop and had gotten [...]

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Four local men have been awarded for their quick actions and assistance that saved a life in Rush City last July. Michael Locher, Jeff Haugrud, Robert Johnson and Michael Carroll received the Citizen’s Lifesaving Award from the Chisago County Sheriff’s Office during a ceremony Sept. 17 near the scene of the heroic act at Funeral [...]

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Public safety professionals from the North Branch Police Department, Lakes Region EMS and the Chisago County Sheriff’s Office were paired with area youth Thursday morning for a back-to-school shopping spree. The event, organized by the Salvation Army, was held at Shopko in North Branch, one of 11 shopping locations across the metro. The officers, deputies [...]

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WANTED: Local law enforcement looking for public interest in citizens’ academy, slated to start next month— The Chisago County Sheriff’s Department along with the Lakes Area, North Branch and Wyoming police departments have teamed up to provide county residents with an opportunity to experience “life behind the badge.” That opportunity is the 2013 Citizens’ Academy, an [...]

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Local authorities have launched an investigation into what happened to a man found dead last week near Co. Rd. 14 in the Lindstrom area. According to a press release: The Chisago County Sheriff’s Office on Friday afternoon, June 28 responded to an initial report of an adult male that was missing. After filing the missing [...]

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