A former Washington County sheriff’s deputy was convicted last week of misconduct by a public employee and illegal possession of prescription drugs after he was caught illicitly accessing and stealing from the county’s drug disposal bin earlier this year.
Oakdale resident Ricky Harry Gruber, 44, was originally charged with felony drug possession, felony theft, misconduct of a public officer and unlawful possession of pharmacy drugs. The theft charge was dismissed, and Gruber pleaded not guilty to four of the charges.
An Oakdale woman was hit and killed by a vehicle while walking on Highway 120 on the border of Oakdale and Maplewood Monday night, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
Police and sheriff's deputies from multiple agencies were called to Hwy. 120, also called Century Avenue and Geneva Avenue, near 10th Street North at about 5:45 p.m., according to the incident report.