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22. 09. 30
September 30, 2022
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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22. 08. 03
Press Release
August 3, 2022
The Pennington County Sheriff’s Office was called out to a residence in Cloverleaf Township on the evening of August 2, 2022 responding to an individual going through a mental health crisis.
Deputies with the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office and officers with the Thief River Falls Police Department were able to clear the area of innocent bystanders and negotiate with the individual ending the situation peacefully. The individual was later transported to an appropriate facility.
The Pennington County Sheriff’s Office and Thief River Falls Police Department was assisted by the Minnesota State Patrol.
Chief Deputy Seth Vettleson
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21. 12. 06

New Technology has been installed in the Pennington County Jail that will help support the care and custody of inmates.. GUARDIAN RFID® 


GUARDIAN RFID® helps jails of all sizes maximize defensibility, compliance, and operational efficiency by managing, monitoring, and tracking in-custody inmates in real-time. Exclusively endorsed by National Sheriffs' Association, GUARDIAN RFID is deployed by jails of all sizes throughout the United States.

Inmates are required to wear non-implantable devices at all times. Any incident of non-compliance will not be tolerated. Inmates will be subject to fines and disciplinary action, including prosecution.

All systems and devices using RFID technology are designed, tested, and manufactured to comply with Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations. RF energy levels generated are similar to those found in consumer electronics. Inmate-worn devices are hypoallergenic. RF-based inmate identification is the exclusive property of Pennington County.

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21. 08. 04

August 4, 2021


Eric Reinbold located after appearing on a law enforcement trail camera

Eric Reinbold, the man sought in the July 9 murder of his wife Lissette Reinbold of Oklee, Minn., was apprehended early this morning in Red Lake County.

Shortly after 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, agents were alerted to movement in front of a trail camera that had been set up in a wooded area off of County Road 1 not far from Reinbold’s parent’s property. This area had been searched by law enforcement in the days following his disappearance.

Read More: Suspect Apprehended in Pennington County Homicide

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.

Sentence to Serve (STS) / Wade Cota - 218-683-7001

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