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23. 01. 10

CORRECTIONAL OFFICER

$21.81 - $26.45

Paid on-site training

Pennington County is looking for motivated individuals with excellent communication skills to serve as Corrections Officers. Candidates must be committed to our mission, energetic, observant, and have good decision-making skills. In addition, they must have a positive attitude and be a role model to others. Good computer skills and ability to multi-task are essential.

Pennington County offers excellent health and life insurance benefits along with paid vacation and sick leave, and early retirement! This position is based on 12-hour rotational shifts and features a $1.00 per hour night differential pay.

Applications and a complete job description are available at the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office, 102 1st St W, Thief River Falls, MN or on our website at: http://co.pennington.mn.us.

Application deadline: January 31, at 4:00 p.m.

Pennington County is an Equal Opportunity Employer


DISPATCHER/CORRECTIONAL OFFICER

 

$22.43 - $27.27

The Pennington County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applicants for Dispatcher/Correction Officer. This position is responsible for receiving and prioritizing all emergency and non-emergency requests for service and for dispatching appropriate service providers. This is a position of critical importance for community and public safety, operating 24/7 including night, weekend, and holiday shifts. All activities involve the use of computer technology, which requires a high level of accuracy, concentration, attention to detail, and multi-tasking. Work involves the exercise of independent judgment in receiving and transmitting law enforcement, fire, emergency medical, and other emergency services information by emergency radio, telephone, and computer and determining what actions are necessary based on the call.

Previous public safety dispatch, college, military, or other applicable training or experience in public/customer service, radio or telephone communications, criminal justice, Fire/EMT, or emergency management, may be beneficial. Full training will be provided to successful candidates.

Pennington County offers excellent health and life insurance benefits, paid vacation and sick leave, and a retirement pension.

Applications and a complete job description are available at the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office, 102 1st St W, Thief River Falls, MN or on our website at: http://co.pennington.mn.us.

Application deadline: January 31, at 4:00 pm

Pennington County is an Equal Opportunity Employer


 

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22. 12. 08

12/08/22

Rocksbury Fire Update

The deceased female discovered in the house fire has been identified as 70-year-old Audrey Miller. The case continues to be under investigation.

 

 

12/07/22

A residential house fire was reported in Rocksbury Township in the early morning hours on December 7th,2022. The Pennington County Sheriff’s Office, Thief River Falls Police Department, Thief River Falls Fire Department, and the State Fire Marshall’s Office responded. The fire was extinguished and upon investigation it was discovered that a female was deceased inside the residence. This case remains under investigation. No further information will be released until notification of next of kin. No other injuries reported.

Chief Deputy Seth Vettleson

 

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22. 12. 07

12/07/22

 A residential house fire was reported in Rocksbury Township in the early morning hours on December 7th,2022.  The Pennington County Sheriff’s Office, Thief River Falls Police Department, Thief River Falls Fire Department, and the State Fire Marshall’s Office responded.  The fire was extinguished and upon investigation it was discovered that a female was deceased inside the residence.  This case remains under investigation.  No further information will be released until notification of next of kin.  No other injuries reported.

Chief Deputy Seth Vettleson

 

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22. 09. 30
PRESS RELEASE
 
September 30, 2022
 
ERIC JAMES REINBOLD FOUND GUILTY OF SECOND-DEGREE MURDER
 
Pennington County Attorney Seamus P. Duffy today announced that Eric James Reinbold, 46, has unanimously been found guilty by a Pennington County jury of twelve (12) persons of one count of Murder in the Second Degree – Intentional Murder and one count of Murder in the Second Degree While Committing Second Degree Assault. These convictions stem from the early morning hours of July 9, 2021 when Reinbold left his camper located on his rural property outside of Oklee, Minnesota and proceeded to his residence where he stabbed his wife, Lissette Reinbold, twenty-seven (27) times when she was leaving for work that morning.
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22. 09. 09

On September 8th, 2022, the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office received numerous 911 calls reporting an apparent explosion at a mobile home just outside Thief River Falls. The Thief River Falls Fire Department responded to the scene and was assisted by the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office, Thief River Falls EMS, and the Thief River Falls Police Department.

No injuries were reported at this time and no further information will be released. The apparent explosion is being investigated by the Minnesota State Fire Marshal’s Office and the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office.

Investigator Scott Mekash

Pennington County Sheriff’s Office

 

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New Direct Phone Numbers

The New Corrections (Jail) Phone Number is 218-416-7097. Please call this number for any inmate related questions.

Inmate voice mail line is 218-416-1120.

Jail Administrator / Dave Casanova -  218-416-7095 * Assistant Jail Administrator / Jo Willilams - 218-416-7098 * Jail Programmer / Travis Black - 218-416-7082