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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BEMIDJI -- A Beltrami County warrant has been issued for the arrest of a man who was originally arrested for heroin possession in Little Rock on the Red Lake Indian Reservation in October. David Contrell McClure, 22, is listed as having an address in Minneapolis and Naperville, Ill., according to court documents. A warrant was issued Friday for McClure's arrest after he failed to appear at a hearing in Beltrami County District Court. McClure had 40 grams of heroin in his possession when Red Lake Tribal Police officers executed a search warrant at a Little Rock residence Oct. 14.
BEMIDJI -- A Bemidji man accused of assaulting and robbing a man earlier this month pleaded not guilty Monday in Beltrami County District Court. Robin Lee Lussier, 25, is charged with felony second-degree aggravated robbery resulting from an incident in Bemidji on Jan. 15. Lussier was arrested along with Shelby Gene Boswell, 23, of St.
Sheriff's Report The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office responded to the following calls on Tuesday: DWI 12:53 a.m. A 42-year-old woman was arrested for DWI following a report of a vehicle in the ditch on Spirit Ave. NW in Wilton. Pursuit 12:31 p.m. A 36-year-old man was arrested for fleeing an officer in a motor vehicle and DWI following a seven mile pursuit on Eckles Road NW and Birdsview Lane NW in Eckles Township. Fire 3:05 p.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 Bemidji man accused of sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl was sentenced Monday in Beltrami County District Court to seven months in jail. Matthew August Loos, 29, was convicted of second-degree criminal sexual conduct for an incident that took place in May 2013. According to court documents, Loos allegedly sexually assaulted an 11-year-old girl while she was sleeping. The assault included penetration. Loos was sentenced Monday to 210 days local confinement in the Beltrami County Jail. He has been credited with 101 days time served.
BEMIDJI -- A Bagley woman pleaded not guilty in Beltrami County District Court to felony first-degree burglary. Kristy Iva Platt, 31, was arrested after she and Cassie Barrick, 32, of Richmond, Minn., were identified as the women who attacked a woman and broke down the door to her apartment on July 25. Platt was arrested July 26; Barrick was apprehended Aug. 25. Both women are charged with first-degree burglary, which carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $35,000 fine. Platt pleaded not guilty Jan. 20. Platt's next court appearance is scheduled for March 31.
Sheriff's Report The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office responded to the following calls on Monday: DWI 9:15 p.m. A 38-year-old man was arrested for DWI following a report of a car in the ditch near an apartment building on the 300 block of Beltrami Lane SW in Kelliher. Assault 9:54 p.m. A 52-year-old man was arrested for domestic assault on Summit Ave. E in Blackduck. Police Report The Bemidji Police Department responded to the following calls on Monday: Fraud 8:51 a.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 -- Bemidji firefighters responded to a report of an explosion Monday night at a residence southwest of Bemidji near the Grant Valley Township line. The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office issued a preliminary release Monday night that included a caller at 5:49 p.m. reporting a house on Buchanan Ave. SW had exploded and smoke was coming from the residence.
WALKER -- A Bemidji man pleaded guilty in Cass County Court to felony assault and robbery for his involvement in the August stabbing and kidnapping of a man in Cass Lake. Travis Richard Paquette, 18, pleaded guilty to first-degree assault and simple robbery on Jan. 16. Paquette was arrested Aug. 1 for felony first-degree attempted murder, kidnapping, second-degree assault and theft of a motor vehicle. Paquette and an accomplice, Sheldon James Armstrong III, 22, of Cass Lake, are accused of assaulting and stabbing a victim and attempting to drive him over with his own truck.