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 Red Lake woman arrested with more than 40 grams of methamphetamine pleaded not guilty Monday in Beltrami County District Court. Stormie Jasmine Graves, 23, is charged with felony first-degree possession of methamphetamine. Graves was arrested in October outside a Bemidji residence after officers responded to a 911 call. Graves was in the drivers seat of a vehicle parked in the driveway.
BEMIDJI -- A Redby man charged with felony simple robbery entered a guilty plea Monday in Beltrami County District Court. Kyle James Kingbird, 28, was arrested after he and Jessica Tara Barney, 32, of Bemidji, allegedly beat a man and stole his van on Nov. 21 from a mall parking lot in Bemidji. According to court documents, the victim met Barney at a shelter and the two of them went to the mall. Barney returned from the mall with two men, including Kingbird and a woman. The group reportedly assaulted the victim and took his van to the Super 8 motel.
BEMIDJI -- A Bemidji man charged with terroristic threats received a 15 day jail sentence Monday in Beltrami County District Court. Kenneth Oscar Osmundson, 24, was accused of intentionally rolling his car on U.S. Highway 2 in July. Osmundson and a female passenger were transported to the hospital after the accident. Osmundson pleaded not guilty to felony second-degree assault and terroristic threats in September. Osmundson was found guilty of terroristic threats Nov.
Sheriff's Report The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office responded to the following calls on Monday: Violation 1:18 p.m. A 36-year-old man was arrested on a possible court order violation on the 1200 block of 30th Street NW. The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office responded to the following calls on Tuesday: DWI 1:36 a.m. A 29-year-old man was arrested for DWI on Highway 72 NE and Wild Rice Road NE in Waskish following a report of a driver that went into the ditch after having a flat tire.
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 -- A Bemidji man who allegedly shot a 17-year-old girl in July entered a not guilty plea Friday in Beltrami County District Court. Chad Eric Pickering, 40, is charged with felony first-degree premeditated attempted murder.
Sheriff's Report The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office responded to the following calls on Friday: Drugs 4:04 a.m. A 37-year-old woman and a 22-year-old man were arrested for possession of methamphetamine and a warrant on the 1100 block of Paul Bunyan Drive S. Burglary 7:48 a.m. Items were reported stolen from a fish house in an undisclosed location in Beltrami County. Warrant 2:06 a.m. A 23-year-old man was arrested on a warrant at an unlisted address in Beltrami County. 8:12 p.m.
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...
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Sheriff's Report The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office responded to the following calls on Thursday: Theft 12:07 p.m. A theft from a fish house on Grace Lake in Wilton was reported. Property damage 1:59 p.m. Deputy took report of the top of a tree being cut off on the 10700 block of 23rd Street SE. Violation 3:28 p.m. A 57-year-old man was arrested on a drug and firearm violation on the 11800 block of Tomine Drive NW. DWI 7:31 p.m.