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 Bemidji man pleaded guilty Friday in Beltrami County District Court to third-degree assault after he and two accomplices were facing felony robbery charges for allegedly assaulting and robbing a man in January. Robin Lussier, 26, was charged on Jan. 16 with second-degree aggravated robbery. He pleaded not guilty to that charge Jan. 26 and on Friday entered a guilty plea to third-degree assault. A third-degree assault charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Lussier was arrested with Shelby Boswell, 23, of St.
Sheriff's Report The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office responded to the following calls on Monday: Pursuit 9:02 p.m. Assisted Clearwater County with pursuit on Clearline Road NW in Shevlin. Police Report The Bemidji Police Department responded to the following calls on Monday: Trespass 8:03 a.m. A 22-year-old man was cited following a trespass call to the 1100 block of Paul Bunyan Drive NW. Theft 2:19 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...
CASS LAKE -- Two new additions were committed to Cass Lake’s changing cityscape Monday morning as ground was broken for a new Tribal Justice Center and a new Leech Lake...
Sheriff's Report The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office responded to the following calls on Friday: DWI 10:23 p.m. A 24-year-old man was arrested for DWI on Roosevelt Road SE and Van Buren Ave. SE. The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office responded to the following calls on Saturday: Underage consumption 9:01 a.m. Twp 19-year-old men were cited for minor in possession of alcohol on the 2200 block of Peninsula Court NE. Property damage 10:14 a.m.
The following people were booked into the Beltrami County Jail Sunday. The charges listed here do not necessarily reflect the nature of the counts that may be levied against them...
BEMIDJI—A Bemidji man connected to February thefts from fish houses on Lake Bemidji has been sentenced to less than two months in jail for his part in the crimes. Zachary Glime, 26, was convicted of felony third-degree burglary in Beltrami County District Court on April 13 and sentenced to 42 days local confinement in the Beltrami County Jail. He was credited with 28 days time served. Glime was granted a stay of adjudication for a fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance charge, which upon successful completion of probation, will result in a dismissal of the drug charge.
BAGLEY—Four people have been taken into custody after a methamphetamine lab was discovered at a Bagley residence Thursday. A toddler was found within 5 feet of the lab. Andre Jon Chevalier, 53, Darrin Lee Forsberg, 44, Tambra Ann Laws, 56 and Gabrielle Violet Poitra, 42, all of Bagley were arrested after law enforcement executed a search warrant on the 900 block of Patricia Lane NW in Bagley. Poitra and Forsberg were located in a downstairs bedroom where a one-and-a-half year old girl was found in a playpen.
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...
WILTON -- A Bemidji man and a Cass Lake man charged in a Wilton home invasion in December have entered pleas in Beltrami County District Court. Brett King, 21, of...