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: Friday Disorderly conduct 3:46 p.m. A juvenile female was cited for disorderly conduct following a report of a fight in the street on the 800 block of Beltrami Ave. NW. Saturday DWI 9:22 a.m. A 21-year-old woman was arrested for DWI on Great Divide Road NW and Cardinal Road NW. Drugs 11:41 a.m.
The following people were booked into the Beltrami County Jail Friday. The charges listed here do not necessarily reflect the nature of the counts that may be levied against them...
BEMIDJI—A Bemidji man has pleaded not guilty to felony burglary and drug charges after he was apprehended with women's clothing and methamphetamine this summer. John Iverson, 35, was arrested June 24 near a residence on the 1100 block of Maurice Avenue. A Bemidji Police officer observed Iverson exit the backyard of the residence at about 3 a.m. Following a foot pursuit, Iverson's backpack was searched revealing a tablet, compact discs, women's clothing and undergarments.
BEMIDJI—A Bemidji man has pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal sexual conduct in Beltrami County District Court. Kyle Johnson, 29, formerly of Cass Lake, was arrested in May after an 8-year-old girl told her mother and grandmother Johnson had molested her on several occasions. Johnson denied the allegations when he was arrested May 19. Johnson pleaded guilty Sept. 16 to two counts of felony second-degree criminal sexual conduct. Second-degree criminal sexual conduct carries a maximum penalty of 25 years in prison and a $35,000 fine. Johnson is scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 16.
BEMIDJI—A Bemidji man arrested with more than five pounds of marijuana after he allegedly threatened to kill a woman has entered guilty pleas to felony and misdemeanor charges in Beltrami County District Court. Kevin Albert, 24, was arrested in February after Bemidji police responded to a report of an assault.
Sheriff's Report The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office responded to the following calls. Wednesday Assault 1:14 a.m. A domestic assault was reported on the 1000 block of Porcupine Road SE in Cass Lake. No arrest noted. Drugs 5:08 a.m. A 36-year-old woman was arrested for a warrant, driving after revocation, possession of drug paraphernalia and no proof of insurance following a traffic stop on the 2100 block of Roosevelt Road SE. Accident 10:18 a.m.
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...
BELTRAMI COUNTY -- A settlement conference has been set for January in the case of a former Beltrami County inmate who is suing the county for $1 million in punitive...
BEMIDJI—A Cass Lake man who fled law enforcement with a half-naked woman in his vehicle has plead guilty to kidnapping and other charges in Beltrami County District Court. Beltrami County Sheriff's deputies responded to a call Aug. 19 just after midnight on the 600 block of Nordic Avenue Northwest where the homeowner informed them a man, later identified as Sam Joseph Goggleye, 39, of Cass Lake, dragged a woman from the house against her will and forced her into a vehicle.
Sheriff's Report The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office responded to the following calls Tuesday. Theft 4:27 p.m. Items reported missing during transition of business ownership on the 8000 block of Irvine Ave. NW. Disorderly conduct 5:04 p.m. A 26-year-old man was arrested after attempting to kick in a door on the 200 block of Spirit Ave. NW in Wilton. DWI 4:21 p.m. An 18-year-old woman was arrested by state patrol for DWI on Highway 89 NW. 6:16 p.m.