Press Releases

Any current press releases will be published here. For specific incident inquiries, please contact Public Information Manager Laura Perkins or request a report

Body located in Afton State Park following search for missing person (PDF) (June 20, 2023)

Authorities search for missing Inver Grove Heights man, vehicle located near Afton State Park (PDF) (May 30, 2023)

Two juveniles killed in ATV crash in southern Washington County (PDF) (April 22, 2023)

Washington County Supports National Severe Weather Awareness Week (PDF) (April 17, 2023)

Homeowners hospitalized after carbon monoxide poisoning (PDF) (April 03, 2023)

Suspect arrested in Newport transit center homicide (PDF) (February 07, 2023)

Sheriff’s office investigates after man found dead at Newport transit center (PDF) (February 06, 2023)

Minor injuries reported following plane crash in Washington County (PDF) (February 04, 2023)

Body formally identified as missing Stillwater man (PDF) (December 28, 2022)

Body located in Baytown Township following missing person report (PDF) (December 25, 2022)

Body recovered from St. Croix River in Washington County (PDF) (August 08, 2022)

Congresswoman McCollum visits with Sheriff, Commissioners after passing of $1.6 mil funding request (PDF) (August 03, 2022)

Grant home destroyed by fire after being struck by lightning (PDF) (August 03, 2022)

One in custody following stabbing in Willernie (PDF) (August 01, 2022)

Juvenile recovered from St. Croix River Thursday identified (PDF) (May 13, 2022)

Stillwater-area juvenile recovered from the St. Croix River following water emergency (PDF) (May 12, 2022)

Two men arrested, charged following shooting in Newport (PDF) (May 24, 2022)

Second body recovered from Big Marine Lake in Washington County (PDF) (April 30, 2022)

Crews still searching after body recovered from Big Marine Lake following water recovery operation (PDF) (April 29, 2022)

Body recovered from Mississippi River in Washington County (PDF) (April 20, 2022)

Sheriff’s Office identifies victim after fatal garage fire in Hugo (PDF) (April 05, 2022)

Statement from the Sheriff: Washington County Sheriff’s Office Offer Condolences on the Passing of Pete Orput (PDF) (April 4, 2022)

Washington County Sheriff’s Office to Host 50th D.A.R.E. Class (PDF) (April 01, 2022)