public safety

Motorcyclist killed north of Zumbro Falls

Aug 3, 2022
A rural Lake City man is dead following an apparent single-vehicle motorcycle accident on July 27, according to the Wabasha County Sheriff’s Office. County dispatch received a 911 call at about 7:00 a.m. that day reporting a single motorcycle and rider in a field at the intersection of County Road...

Millville man pleads guilty to criminal sexual conduct involving juvenile victims

Aug 3, 2022
Wabasha County Attorney Karrie Kelly announced Monday that John Peirce Trainor, 39, of Millville, entered guilty pleas to two counts of criminal sexual conduct in the third degree, and one count of use of a minor in a sexual performance. He will be committed to the commissioner of corrections for...

Sheriff’s office: Motorcycle passenger dead after single-vehicle accident

Jul 20, 2022
A Plainview woman is dead after the motorcycle she was a passenger on swerved to miss a deer on July 16, according to the Wabasha County Sheriff's Office. The sheriff’s office responded to the call in Hyde Park Township at about 7:46 p.m. “The preliminary investigation revealed that a motorcycle...

Four injured in three-car crash on Hwy. 61

Jul 6, 2022
A three-car collision just north of Lake City on July 1 left four people with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. It happened shortly after 8 p.m. on July 1. A 2013 Ford Escape and a 2002 Ford F150 were northbound on Highway 61. A 2017 Jeep Cherokee was...

Rolling the hay

Jun 22, 2022
People roll large round bales of hay out of the northbound lane of Lyon Avenue in Lake City on Monday, June 20. The bales appear to have fallen off a trailer loaded with bales parked up the block. Police soon arrived, then a skid loader. And soon all that was left were some stray pieces of hay on...

Ruiz charged with terroristic threats, domestic assault

Jun 15, 2022
A Lake City man is charged with three felony counts of terroristic threats and one gross misdemeanor count of domestic assault following alleged events on Saturday, June 11, and Sunday, June 12. Tyler Ruiz, 25, made his first court appearance on Monday, June 13, according to Minnesota Court...

One injured in Hwy. 63 collision at Cross Street

Jun 15, 2022
One person was injured when two vehicles collided on Highway 63 (Lyon Avenue) at its intersection with Cross Street in Lake City on June 7. According to the State Patrol, at about 8:35 p.m., a Dodge Durango driven by a 49-year-old Lake City man was stopped in the southbound lane of Highway 63...

County reports second large meth confiscation since March

May 25, 2022
Wabasha County has announced charges in the second case involving multiple pounds of methamphetamine in the county since March. On May 17, 2022, Michael Jerald Mattison, age 46, of Lake City arrived at the Wabasha County Criminal Justice Center seeking the return of his vehicle from the county’s...

Millville man pleads guilty in father's killing, plea deal calls for 36 years in prison

May 18, 2022
The Wabasha County Attorney Karrie Kelly announced on May 13 that James Edward Riley, 46, of Millville has entered a plea of guilty to murder in the second degree in relation to the murder of his father, Edward Riley, on March 5, 2021. The County Attorney’s Office supplemented the guilty plea with...

Belvidere Township woman arrested in connection with newborn’s death in 2003

May 11, 2022
The Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) on Monday announced an arrest in the 2003 death of a newborn baby boy discovered deceased in Lake Pepin in 2003. The woman, Jennifer Lynn Matter, 50, of Belvidere Township, was recently identified through...

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