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On July 20th, 2019 at approximately 0134 hours, law enforcement responded to a RV Park south of Watford City on 125th Ave NW for a report of shots fired following an incident involving a vehicle that crashed into a RV.  The McKenzie County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of the North Dakota Highway Patrol and the Watford City Police Department responded to the scene and located an uncooperative suspect who ignored verbal commands to comply. Law Enforcement utilized less lethal impact munitions and Taser to successfully gain compliance and take the suspect into custody. The suspect, Ricardo Munoz Jr. was charged with felony terrorizing with a dangerous weapon and felony reckless endangerment with extreme indifference. 






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Female dog, possible pit bull/boxer mix, located north of Arnegard. She appears to be about a year and a half to 2 years old. Very friendly and loves to play catch. She did not have a collar when law enforcement made…
Happy Veterans Day from the McKenzie County Sheriff’s Office 🇺🇸

PRESS RELEASE*** On October 29, 2019 from 4:00pm-10:00pm, the Watford City Police Department and the McKenzie County Sheriff's Office conducted a number of Alcohol Compliance Checks throughout the county. Four law…

Don’t forget to set your clocks back an hour tonight!! Happy Daylight Savings.

County Road 1A(157 F Ave/158th Ave NW) will be be closed 2.5 miles north of County Road 38 (Bennie Peer Road) Thursday 10/31/19 & Friday 11/1/19 for culvert replacement and cattleguard move. Please use alternate…

Happy Halloween from all of us at the McKenzie County Sheriff’s Office 🎃 Reminders: Trail of Treats on Main Street in Watford City from 3pm-5pm, and Trunk or Treat in Alexander from 5pm-7pm. We hope everyone has a…

Press Release – False Alarm at Alexander Public School On Tuesday October 29th, 2019 at approximately 0934 hours, ND State Radio received notification of an Active Threat alarm at the Alexander Public School in…

With Halloween in sight, a reminder of events going on in Watford City and Alexander for the Trick or Treaters. Trail of Treats in Watford City along Main Street from 3pm-5pm. Trunk or Treat in Alexander from…

Press Release – False Alarm at Alexander Public School On Tuesday October 29th, 2019 at approximately 0934 hours, ND State Radio received notification of an Active Threat alarm at the Alexander...

Press Release – False Alarm at Alexander Public School On Tuesday October 10th, 2019 at approximately 0934 hours, ND State Radio received notification of an Active Threat alarm at the Alexander...

The McKenzie County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Watford City Police Department, North Dakota Highway Patrol, Arnegard Fire Department, Alexander Fire Department, and the McKenzie County Emergency Management…



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