Property and Evidence


The McKenzie County Sheriff’s Office property and evidence unit is responsible for all property that our staff take in as part of their day to day duties.  The items handled by the property and evidence unit consist of items of evidence, lost and found items, and items for safe keeping. The primary responsibilities of the property and evidence unit include:
  • Keeping evidentiary items in as close a condition to its original condition as possible.  
  • Preventing the inadvertent loss of evidence. 
  • Preventing contamination of evidence. 
  • Preventing contamination of persons who come in contact with the evidence.  
  • Preserving the integrity of a piece of evidence for court presentation.
In order to retrieve personal possessions from our evidence room, you will need to contact 701-842-6010 and ask to speak to an Evidence Technician.

All gravel and county roads are slick. Please drive with caution.

***Motor Vehicle Accident Update #2*** Hwy 23 is open to all lanes of traffic. We appreciate your patience. We would like to thank Keene Fire and First Responders, McKenzie County Ambulance, North Dakota Highway Patrol, and the two companies for all their assistance tonight!

***Motor Vehicle Accident Update*** 1 vehicle will be cleared from the roadway shortly to open up 1 lane of travel. The second wrecker is coming to the scene to move the second vehicle. We appreciate your patience.

***Motor Vehicle Accident*** Highway 23 is going to be shut down to both lanes of traffic at the intersection of Hwy 23/32nd St Nw. Please find an alternate route at this time for your travels.

*** 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...

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