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Douglas County Sheriff's Office
September 28, 2016
Hostile event training set for October
Members of the public may see smoke and hear gunfire coming from Woodland Elementary School in Alexandria on Saturday, Oct. 8 — but it won't be a real emergency. Fire Chief Jeff Karrow says the public should not panic, as the emergency personnel presence is part of a planned...
September 28, 2016 - 12:00am
July 13, 2016
Prayer service for officers draws big support
More than 100 people showed up in support of local law enforcement at an impromptu prayer service that took place Saturday evening in Alexandria....
July 13, 2016 - 12:00am
March 12, 2016
People, ATV go through ice; sheriff says stay off
Well, there goes the ice. With this early-March weather warm-up, law enforcement is offering a warning - stay off the ice... what's left of it....
March 12, 2016 - 4:09pm
January 20, 2016
An invaluable investment
This week alone, U.S. law enforcement lost at least two K-9 units. Jethro, of Canton, Ohio, and Krijger, of Norfolk, Virginia, both died after...
January 20, 2016 - 12:00am
September 2, 2015
Unoccupied homes burglarized in county
During the month of August, two unoccupied residences were burglarized in Douglas County. On Wednesday, August 19, a neighbor to Mark Listrom on Golden Gate Avenue in Alexandria called the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) to report that Listrom’s back door was wide open....
September 2, 2015 - 12:00am
June 24, 2015
Law enforcement symbols of Douglas County
American children are taught at an early age that whenever they are in trouble or need help they can trust a police officer. Officers become...
June 24, 2015 - 12:00am
March 18, 2015
Douglas County Sheriff’s Office puts airboat on its wish list
Airboat considered best option for thin ice rescues
March 18, 2015 - 12:00am
March 11, 2015
Communication is critical
Two people trained to set up, keep communication going during incident
March 11, 2015 - 12:00am
March 6, 2015
Sign up for CodeRED
If you have a landline, you are already registered
March 6, 2015 - 12:00am
Rescue and Recovery
Man dies after fall through ice; 2-year-old in critical condition after ATV breaks through ‘bad ice’ on Lake Andrew, sinks 18 feet
March 6, 2015 - 12:00am
February 26, 2015
Law enforcement blotter: February 25, 2015
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE February 25 Report of possible sexual assault of a child 14 years ago. 6-year-old reporting missing after getting dropped off, child found still walking home from bus stop, Alexandria. Complainant found nails in vehicle tires,...
February 26, 2015 - 9:55am
February 25, 2015
Law enforcement blotter: February 24, 2015
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE February 24 Person harassing complainant’s daughter left items in car, Garfield. Bullet hole found in garage door, rifle round in garage, Carlos. Assisted in attempting to locate adult children of deceased party, Alexandria. ALEXANDRIA...
February 25, 2015 - 10:46am
February 20, 2015
Burglar makes off with guns, other items
At 12:14 p.m. on Saturday, February 14, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) responded to a residential burglary at 5630 Waterfowl Drive SW in Alexandria. The homeowner had returned home earlier that day to find that his house had been broken into. Eighteen guns, jewelry,...
February 20, 2015 - 12:00am
Theft reported on Lake L’Homme Dieu
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) responded to a report of a theft on Lake L’Homme Dieu in Alexandria at 5:45 p.m. on Sunday, February 15. A fish house was broken into sometime within the last week, according to the owner. Items missing included a propane tank, two heaters,...
February 20, 2015 - 12:00am
January 28, 2015
K9 unit deployed after chase with suspect
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office received a call on Saturday, January 24 out of Carlos regarding a stolen vehicle. The complainant stated that a male party was high on meth and smashed his face into the windshield of a car he took. It was also stated that the male had texted...
January 28, 2015 - 12:00am