On September 16, 2017 at 11:36am the Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an ATV crash on County Road 4, 2 miles south of Lake George. Hubbard County Deputies, along with North Memorial Ambulance and area first responders arrived on the scene.
Injured victim, 49 year old Laurie Steinborn of Henderson, MN, was located in the ditch with an apparent back injury. The investigation showed that Steinborn was riding a 2007 Yamaha ATV in the ditch with a group of riders when she swerved to miss a water hole and lost control of her machine. The ATV rolled down an embankment before coming to a stop in the ditch. Steinborn was airlifted to a Fargo hospital, where she was treated for her injuries. This accident is being investigated by the Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office.
ZIMMERMAN, Minn. (AP) - One of five people who were hurt when a suspected drunken driver crashed through the outside wall of a business in suburban Minneapolis has died. Authorities say 51-year-old Daniel Mark Elliott, of Hamburg, died Wednesday at a Robbinsdale hospital. The Star Tribune reports he was working Monday at the Zimmerman business, Reliant Systems, when the crash happened. Two other victims remained hospitalized Thursday, one in critical condition. Sixty-three-year-old Robert Allen Johnson, of Zimmerman, was charged Wednesday with criminal vehicular operation and drunken driving. He was freed on $20,000 bail and is due in court Oct. 11. According to the complaint, Johnson told a deputy he'd had at least two drinks and that the accelerator on his pickup truck got stuck. It says Johnson's blood alcohol measured 0.103 percent. The legal limit is 0.08 percent.
ORONO, Minn. (AP) - Authorities have identified the mother who hanged her 5-year-old son and then herself at her home in the Lake Minnetonka community of Orono. The Hennepin County medical examiner's office has determined Gina Summers died of suicide by ligature hanging on Monday
. Her son, Jude Summers-Sandburg, also died of ligature hanging. His death was ruled a homicide.
Orono Police Chief Correy Farniok says Summers and the boy's father had been involved in a custody battle.
Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Therese Catholic Church in Deephaven.
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. (AP) - Three people have been arrested after an Alexandria teen, missing for nearly a month, was found with minor injuries. Fifteen-year-old Jasmine Block was found in rural Grant County Tuesday and has been reunited with her family. Police did not immediately say what happened to Block during her disappearance. She was last seen Aug. 8 about 10:30 p.m. when she left her home in Alexandria.
The Wadena County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating a Non-Compliant Level 3 Predatory Offender. The offender, Timothy George Bungert, age 35, was last registered as living at Becker Ave South in the City of Sebeka.
Bungert is said to be approximately 6’0” tall, 214 pounds, hazel eyes, brown/gray hair, with a medium build. Bungert is currently on warrant status out of Wadena County for Failure to Register as a Predatory Offender. Bungert has a history of contacting adolescent females (age 12-14) on the Internet and engaging in sexual conversation. He has also attempted to arrange to meet for sexual contact with one victim, he was not known to victims.
Anyone with any information regarding Bungert’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Wadena County Sheriff’s Office at 218-631-7600, you can remain anonymous. You can also go online to submit a tip at https://por.state.mn.us/OffenderDetails.aspx
Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office
At approximately 6pm, on Saturday, August 26th, 2017, the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office responded to a missing persons report on West Battle Lake. It was reported that Peter Akinboro had taken a Jet-Ski out on West Battle Lake. A family member later discovered the Jet-Ski drifting and Akinboro was not with the Jet-Ski. The Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office Dive Team and Water Patrol are continuing to search the lake for Akinboro. The investigation is on-going.
Wednesday afternoon, August 30, 2017, the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office located a body in approximately 47' of water in West Battle Lake. The body is identified to be missing person, Peter Akinboro. An autopsy will be preformed. Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office provided sonar capability which was used to locate the body. Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office Dive/Rescue Team recovered the body with assistance from the Otter Tail County Water Patrol Members.