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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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...
BEMIDJI—Three Bemidji men accused of shooting BB guns from a car have entered guilty pleas in Beltrami County District Court. Jaylen Ingalls, 19, Christian Schulke, 19 and Carl Pederson, 19 were arrested after approximately 20 property damage complaints were registered with the Bemidji Police Department between the evening of Dec. 27 and morning of Dec. 29. According to court documents, more than 20 vehicles in Bemidji were damaged.
BEMIDJI—The Bemidji Police Department has issued a notification that a level three sex offender moved to Bemidji this week. Gerald Joseph Browneagle, 38, moved to the 600 block of Fourth Street Northwest in Bemidji on Monday, according to a release posted on the Bemidji Police Department's Facebook page Thursday. Browneagle has a history of sexual contact with female victims age 11 to adult, the notification said. Compliance was gained through force and contact included penetration.
Sheriff’s Report The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls on Wednesday: Disorderly conduct 8:12 a.m. A 24-year-old woman was cited for fourth-degree damage to property following a...