Crystal Dey covers crime, courts, tribal relations and social issues for The Bemidji Pioneer in Bemidji, Minnesota. Originally from Minnesota’s Iron Range, Dey has worked for the Echo Press in Alexandria, Minnesota, The Forum in Fargo, North Dakota, The Tampa Tribune in Tampa, Florida, the Hartford Courant in Hartford and West Hartford News in West Hartford, Connecticut. Dey studied Mass Communications at Minnesota State University Moorhead with an emphasis in Online Journalism. Follow Crystal Dey on Twitter @Crystal_Dey.
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Sheriff's Report The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office responded to the following calls on Thursday: Theft 10:00 a.m. A deer stand and other items were reported stolen on the 10700 block of Lumberjack Road NW. Burglary 6:38 p.m. A burglary was reported on the 500 block of Red Barn Lane SE. Assault 6:50 p.m.
The following people were booked into the Beltrami County Jail Thursday. The charges listed here do not necessarily reflect the nature of the counts that may be levied against them...
Sheriff's Report The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office responded to the following calls on Wednesday: Drugs 12:35 a.m. A 22-year-old man and a 26-year-old man were arrested for fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance following execution of a search warrant on the 2100 block of Roosevelt Road SE. DWI 7:18 a.m. A 29-year-old woman was arrested for driving while under the influence on Debs Road NW and Lumberjack Road NW in Pinewood. Accident 7:59 p.m. A car vs.
The following people were booked into the Beltrami County Jail Wednesday. The charges listed here do not necessarily reflect the nature of the counts that may be levied against them...
BEMIDJI -- A Bemidji woman will spend less than two weeks in jail for aiding an offender who was involved in an assault in September. Ashley Ann Melberg, 20, was sentenced Tuesday in Beltrami County District Court to 12 days in the Beltrami County Jail for a felony aiding an offender charge. Melberg was credited with eight days time served and placed on supervised probation for four years. Melbert must pay a $250 fine. Aiding an offender carries a maximum penalty of three years in prison and a $5,000 fine. Melberg was arrested Sept.
BEMIDJI -- A Cass Lake man who shot a White Earth man in the leg in September was convicted Tuesday in Beltrami County District Court of felony assault and possession of an assault weapon. Dwight Thomas Jones, 38, was sentenced to 60 months in the Minnesota Correctional Facility in St. Cloud for felony possession of a pistol or assault weapon charge. He was sentenced concurrently to 57 months in prison for the second-degree assault charge. Jones has been credited with 116 days time served and must pay $100 in fines. Jones was arrested after he and Cory J.
BEMIDJI -- A Redby man was convicted of felony simple robbery Tuesday in Beltrami County District Court. Kyle James Kingbird, 28, was sentenced to 92 days in the Beltrami County Jail. A 23-month prison sentence in the Minnesota Correctional Facility in St. Cloud was stayed for 10 years. Kingbird has been credited with 61 days time served.
Sheriff's Report The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office responded to the following calls on Tuesday: Drugs 4:38 p.m. A 21-year-old man and a 40-year-old man were arrested for methamphetamine possession on the 2400 block of Paul BUnyan Drive NW. Police Report The Bemidji Police Department responded to the following calls on Tuesday: Theft 12:44 a.m. A vehicle was reported stolen on the 3900 block of Irvine Ave. NW. Assault 1:27 a.m.
The following people were booked into the Beltrami County Jail Tuesday. The charges listed here do not necessarily reflect the nature of the counts that may be levied against them...
BEMIDJI -- A solution for Bemidji's homeless population is slowly gaining ground. Beltrami County Commissioners heard an update on Center City Housing's proposed Bemidji area housing project during a work session Tuesday afternoon. Commissioners approved a portion of Center City Housing project at the regular board meeting following the work session. Nancy Cashman with Duluth-based Center City Housing presented commissioners a timeline with a start of construction on a 60-unit building in 2016 and occupant leasing in the summer 2017.