KDHL Radio logo
Get our free mobile app

Claremont, MN (KROC AM News) - There was an incident involving an apparently intoxicated man armed with a machete in Claremont Sunday.

And it drew the presence of numerous law officers and other first responders.

The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office says the incident was reported just before 5:00 pm. The caller said a neighbor broke into her apartment “over a dispute of money.”

The caller said the man - identified as 40-year-old Samuel Ramirez - was brandishing the machete and making threats while trying to “assault both her and her significant other. “

Steele County jail
Steele County jail

Officers arrived to find Ramirez had “barricaded himself alone inside his apartment.” The sheriff’s office says after negotiations failed to convince Ramirez to surrender, "forced entry was made into the suspect’s apartment, who was taken into custody without further incident. No injuries reported.”

The incident lasted nearly 2 hours.


Ramirez is being held at the Steele County Jail pending charges and his first court appearance is scheduled for Tuesday.

Here is a list of the law enforcement and other agencies involved in the incident:

Dodge County Sheriff’s Office, Kasson Police Department, West Concord Police Department, Minnesota State Patrol, Claremont Fire Department, Dodge Center Ambulance, and the Dodge County Emergency Management team.

Check Out the Best-Selling Album From the Year You Graduated High School

Do you remember the top album from the year you graduated high school? Stacker analyzed Billboard data to determine just that, looking at the best-selling album from every year going all the way back to 1956. Sales data is included only from 1992 onward when Nielsen's SoundScan began gathering computerized figures.

Going in chronological order from 1956 to 2020, we present the best-selling album from the year you graduated high school.

More From KDHL Radio