Press Releases

Sheriff Announces Shannon Wellen as Chief Deputy

January 14, 2019
Sheriff Johansen announces the hire of Shannon Wellen as his Chief Deputy.

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Retirement of Sgt. Perry

October 13, 2017
The McKenzie County Sheriff’s Office would like to congratulate Sgt. Bob Perry on his 37 years of law enforcement service to the citizens of McKenzie County.

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Deceased female found in McKenzie County

July 24, 2017
Narrative:
On 07/20/2017 at approximately 7:30 PM McKenzie County Sheriff’s Office investigators responded to the area of 42ND ST NW and 148th T Ave NW in response to information that was received during the investigation into the drive by shooting that occurred in Williston on the morning of July 18, 2017 by investigators in Williston.

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Thomas Gene Edwards has recently plead guilty

May 12, 2017
Thomas Gene Edwards, 55, has recently plead guilty to conspiracy to possess methamphetamine with intent to distribute. This case stems from a joint investigative effort by the McKenzie County Sheriff’s Office, Northwest Narcotics Task Force and the FBI Task Force out of Sidney Montana.

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May 8th Drowning in Stock Pond

May 8, 2017
On 05/07/2017 at approximately 5:16 PM the McKenzie County Sheriff’s Office, McKenzie County Rural Fire Department, McKenzie County Ambulance Service, and Valley Med Flight responded to a report of an 18 year old male who was drowning at a stock pond located near 126th Ave NW and 37th ST NW.

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*** Travel advisory *** The No Travel Advisory on McKenzie County Roads has been lifted. Citizens should still drive with caution. While wind speeds are less than they were yesterday there are still snow drifts...

***HWY 23 TRAFFIC UPDATE*** Hwy 23 is back open to both lanes of traffic. We appreciate everyone’s patience and allowing the first responders to perform their duties!

***NO TRAVEL ADVISED*** Per the McKenzie County Sheriff’s Office there is no travel advised on all county roads within McKenzie County. Visibility is less than 1/4 mile and with the blowing snow it makes it hard to see the lanes. We will advise when conditions get better.

Highway 23 is shut down to both directions of traffic due to an accident at mile marker 14.5. Unknown when the road will be open again. Roads are deteriorating and visibility is poor. If you must drive please do so with caution.

* PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE * January 14, 2019 Sheriff Announces Shannon Wellen as Chief Deputy McKenzie County Sheriff Matthew Johansen announced today the hire of Shannon Wellen as...

Happy New Years! Please don’t drink and drive! Have fun and be safe! We would like to thank our outgoing Sheriff, Gary Schwartzenberger for his service, and we wish him well in his future endeavors. We...

Please be aware of the shifting weather pattern in the coming hours. Please keep an emergency kit your vehicle to include extra extra blankets and/or snow cloths. If you get stuck, break down...

Please heed road and travel advisories as they come out. Please avoid travel if possible. If you must travel, please slow down, carry an emergency kit, stay with your vehicle if you become...

Last week we held an awards and promotions ceremony. We would like to recognize the following deputies for superior achievement in the performance of their duties Sgt. Newman was promoted to...

***Road Conditions*** Even with the sun up and warming temperatures, the roads are still extremely slippery. Please slow down, leave extra room when merging/turning, wear your seat belts, turn your...




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