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Cass Lake man gets maximum sentence in strangulation case
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June 21, 2013
Daily arrests, fire and police report for June 21
Police Report The Bemidji Police Department responded to the following calls: Property 2:04 p.m. Thursday. A handgun that was stolen from Lake Sports in 1997 was recovered on the Red Lake Indian Reservation. Theft 11:55 a.m. Thursday, 2900 block of Irvine Avenue...
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June 21, 2013 - 2:57pm
June 20, 2013
Warrant issued for man in check scam
ALEXANDRIA — A warrant has been issued in Douglas County for the arrest of a Georgia man convicted in a fraudulent check cashing scam. Elijah Zachariah Moore, 24, of Atlanta, was involved in a scam that spread through at least four states last year. Similar instances were...
June 20, 2013 - 11:33pm
June 18, 2013
Man gets jail for cheating in fishing tournament
PARK RAPIDS — A Long Prairie angler was given seven days in jail Monday for cheating at the Park Rapids American Legion Community Fishing Derby this winter. Alfred “Tom” Mead, 72, pleaded guilty in Hubbard County District Court to a felony charge of theft by swindle May...
June 18, 2013 - 8:19pm
June 13, 2013
Daily arrests, fire and police report for June 13
Police Report The Bemidji Police Department responded to the following calls: Theft 7:06 a.m. Thursday, 1200 block of Fourth Street Southeast. A subwoofer was taken from a vehicle. Sheriff’s Report The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following...
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June 13, 2013 - 1:33pm
June 12, 2013
People involved in police shooting identified
DULUTH — Duluth police on Wednesday released the names of the people involved in a fatal shooting early Tuesday. Zachary Rodney Paul Premo, 26, died after being shot by Officers Matthew Hendrickson and Jacob Peterson outside an East Locust Street address around 2:30 a.m. Police...
June 12, 2013 - 8:00pm
Man gets nearly two years in baby shower stabbing
MOORHEAD — A 25-year-old Fargo man was sentenced Wednesday to nearly two years in prison for a stabbing outside a church following a baby shower here last fall. Christopher Gray pleaded guilty April 11 to second-degree assault, a felony, for the stabbing just after 2 a.m....
June 12, 2013 - 7:59pm
Vergas couple charged in dead horses case
FERGUS FALLS — Bill and Penny Fick, the owners of six horses found dead in rural Vergas in February, have each been charged with 21 counts of animal mistreatment in Otter Tail County District Court. After failing to appear at a court hearing May 6, a warrant was issued for...
June 12, 2013 - 7:54pm
Teen charged in crash that killed 2, injured 2
HASTINGS, Minn. (AP) — A 17-year-old Burnsville boy is facing vehicular homicide charges in juvenile court for a crash that killed two teens and injured two others. A juvenile petition filed in Dakota County alleges the boy was driving in a "grossly negligent manner" last...
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June 12, 2013 - 12:24pm
June 11, 2013
Red Lake man indicted on sexual assault charges
MINNEAPOLIS — A Red Lake man was indicted in federal court Tuesday for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman in May. Avery Wade Schoenborn, 24, allegedly “engaged in a sexual act with the victim, who was incapable of declining participation in the act,” according to a press...
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June 11, 2013 - 1:48pm
June 10, 2013
Police report for June 11, 2013
Police Report The Bemidji Police Department responded to the following calls: Property damage 6:40 p.m. Sunday, 1400 block of Calihan Avenue Northeast. A vehicle was reported damaged. 3:34 a.m. Sunday, 2400 block of Park Avenue Northwest. A broken patio window was reported. 8:58...
June 10, 2013 - 11:59pm
May 22, 2013
Bookkeeper accused of stealing from gas station
MOORHEAD — A gas station worker here faces felony theft charges after she allegedly admitted stealing from her company to save her mother from a hoarding situation. Two felony theft charges were filed Monday in Clay County District Court against Thelma Leonora Honl, 49, of...
May 22, 2013 - 9:02pm
May 21, 2013
Parents of slain student: ‘Justice will be served’
FARGO — It’s been 10 years ago this month since a Minnesota prison released Alfonso Rodriguez Jr. to his Crookston home, where he lived prior to kidnapping and killing University of North Dakota student Dru Sjodin six months later. Her parents continue driving hours each time...
May 21, 2013 - 7:01pm
May 13, 2013
Cass Lake man arrested for string of burglaries
BEMIDJI — A Cass Lake man was arrested Friday and charged in a string of thefts in Bemidji, officials said. Last week, a rash of burglaries was reported to the Bemidji Police Department. Unoccupied homes had been entered during daytime hours while residents were away, officials...
May 13, 2013 - 10:00pm
Two Cass Lake men stabbed
BEMIDJI — Two Cass Lake men were stabbed early Saturday in the city, officials said Monday. At just after 3:15 a.m. Saturday, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a disturbance in the city of Cass Lake. When deputies arrived at the scene, they located two...
May 13, 2013 - 9:57pm
May 8, 2013
Red Lake man pleads not guilty to two separate burglaries
BEMIDJI — A man accused of participating in two burglaries, including one that netted over a dozen weapons, pleaded not guilty to both crimes Monday. Dustin Reginald Barrett, 21, of Red Lake, entered the pleas in Beltrami District Judge John Melbye’s court. Police say Barrett...
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May 8, 2013 - 5:53pm