News Flash

Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases

Posted on: February 19, 2020

Sheriff's Office Asks Residents to Report Litter on Lakes

With the fast-approaching deadline to remove ice shelters from the lakes in Scott County (March 2, 2020), the Sheriff’s Office is reminding people to remove not only the shelters, but everything else that was brought onto the lake. 


It is illegal to improperly dispose of garbage or to leave shelters (or pieces of them) on the ice anywhere in Minnesota. 


Trash left behind can also have an impact on the environment - if it is not removed before the ice melts, it ends up in the lake or river, where it can pollute the water and harm aquatic life.


Please help keep our lakes and riverways clean by removing any litter you may notice.  Robbie Friendshuh, a Jordan resident, was recently featured on Kare 11, taking the initiative to clean up a significant amount of trash that was left behind on Lake O’Dowd.  The full story can be found here: ‎ https://tinyurl.com/lakelitter.


“It’s difficult for us to catch people littering since we can’t be everywhere at once,” said Sheriff Luke Hennen.  “Our residents are the eyes and ears of our community, so we encourage people to contact us if they see littering in progress or to report any litter they encounter.”


You are the first line of defense against litter and there are several ways to report it in Scott County:


  • Call the Sheriff’s Office non-emergency line at 952-445-1411
  • Submit a Crime Tip using the online form found on the Sheriff’s Office website under “Community”
  • Call Crime Stoppers toll free from anywhere in Minnesota (1-800-222-TIPS [8477]) or use their online form on their website at www.CrimeStoppersMN.org


For information on ice shelter removal deadlines, visit the MN DNR’s website:  https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/fishing/shelter.html

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases

MSA Volunteer of the Year Award

Posted on: December 17, 2019

Plane Crash in Louisville Township

Posted on: November 23, 2019

Residential Fire – Louisville Township

Posted on: November 4, 2019

Incident on Minnesota River – Shakopee

Posted on: September 4, 2019

Incident on Minnesota River - Belle Plaine

Posted on: September 2, 2019

Domestic Assault Arrest in Prior Lake

Posted on: August 15, 2019

Residential Fire – Helena Township

Posted on: June 21, 2019

Donation from Shakopee Jaycees

Posted on: May 15, 2019

Dog Shot in Belle Plaine Township

Posted on: May 7, 2019

Fatal Snowmobile Crash

Posted on: March 3, 2019

Spring Lake Township Structure Fire

Posted on: February 11, 2019

Death Investigation - Arrest Update

Posted on: November 6, 2018

Rocks in Roadway - UPDATE

Posted on: October 29, 2018

MVEC Grant

Posted on: September 20, 2018

Fatal Motorcycle Crash

Posted on: September 4, 2018

Death Investigation

Posted on: August 29, 2018

MN Sheriffs’ Scholarship Program

Posted on: August 13, 2018

Flood Safety Advisory

Posted on: June 26, 2018

National Night Out 2018

Posted on: June 20, 2018

Water Safety Advisory

Posted on: May 22, 2018

Driver in Fatal Rollover Sentenced

Posted on: May 21, 2018

Hit & Run Crash - ARREST UPDATE

Posted on: May 10, 2018

Hit & Run Crash - UPDATE

Posted on: May 1, 2018

Hit & Run Crash

Posted on: May 1, 2018
Catfish Derby

Annual Youth Catfish Derby

Posted on: June 13, 2017

**LOCATED** Missing Juveniles

Posted on: April 20, 2017