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: Monday Violation 2:16 a.m. A 33-year-old woman was arrested for giving a false name following a medical call to Patriot Drive NW. Fire 10:56 a.m. A 37-year-old man was arrested on a warrant after deputies responded to a vehicle fire on Pleasant Valley Road NW in Puposky. Assault 11:47 p.m.
The following people were booked into the Beltrami County Jail Monday. The charges listed here do not necessarily reflect the nature of the counts that may be levied against them...
BEMIDJI—Throughout Minnesota, violent crimes are on a steady decrease—albeit minute—according to a study released Wednesday. The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension 2014 Uniform Crime Report shows a 0.1 percent decrease in violent crimes that include murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault and human trafficking. Beltrami County saw a decrease in most violent crime categories, however aggravated assaults increased by 61 percent—accounting for 1 percent of the state's recorded incidents.
Sheriff's Report The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office responded to the following calls: Friday Weapons 5:18 p.m. Assist Leech Lake Tribal Police and Cass County Sheriff's Office with a perimeter search for a weapons offense on the 16100 block of Waboose Trail in Cass Lake. Accident 7:40 p.m. A juvenile was cited for reckless driving following a single vehicle accident with minor injuries to one passenger on Eckles Road NW and Wild Rose Lane NW. Saturday Assault 9:40 a.m.
CASS LAKE -- Two suspects who fled Colorado after the death of their 4-week-old daughter were apprehended without incident in Cass Lake on Monday. According to a press release from...
The following people were booked into the Beltrami County Jail Saturday. The charges listed here do not necessarily reflect the nature of the counts that may be levied against them...
BEMIDJI—Criminal vehicular operation charges were dismissed Tuesday in Beltrami County District Court against a Bemidji man arrested in October. David LaDuke, 21, was arrested Oct. 17 after the car he was driving flipped on its roof and went into Gull Lake in Hagali Township. One of LaDuke's passengers suffered a broken hip in the accident. LaDuke pleaded not guilty to the charge March 3. According to court documents, LaDuke told law enforcement he had been driving the car and had been drinking alcohol before the accident.
BAGLEY—A Bagley man pleaded guilty to one of five felony charges he faces after law enforcement discovered a methamphetamine lab at his residence in April. Darrin Forsberg, 44, pleaded guilty June 17 in Clearwater County District Court to aiding and abetting possession of methamphetamine with intent to manufacture.
RED LAKE—A methamphetamine possession charge was dismissed in county court against a Brooklyn Park, Minn., man caught with the drug in his possession in Red Lake in October, however, he will be charged. Michael Dukes was one of 41 people arrested in "Operation Exile," a multi-state drug bust, on May 28. On May 29, county level charges against Dukes were transferred to the federal level. Dukes, 47, was charged with felony fifth-degree possession of methamphetamine in Beltrami County District Court after he and Christopher Peoples, 33, of St.
BEMIDJI—A Cass Lake man appeared in Beltrami County District Court on Monday facing two counts of criminal sexual conduct after he was accused in May of sexually assaulting an 8-year-old Bemidji girl. Kyle James Johnson, 29, was arrested May 22 after the girl told her mother and grandmother Johnson had molested her on several occasions in the past year, according to a statement of probable cause. Contact included inappropriate touching of the girl with Johnson's hand and other body parts, court documents said.