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 on Friday: Assault 8:00 p.m. A 31-year-old man was arrested for violating a court order and domestic assault on the 10100 block of Jourdan Court NE. The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office responded to the following calls on Saturday: Theft 2:59 p.m. Individual reported theft of license plate tabs. Accident 5:13 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...
WALKER -- A Cass Lake man has been found guilty by a jury of attempted murder, assault, kidnapping and theft of a motor vehicle for his part in the stabbing and kidnapping of a man on Aug. 1. Sheldon James Armstrong III, 22, is charged with felony first-degree premeditated attempted murder, kidnapping, second-degree assault and theft of a motor vehicle. A jury found him guilty on all counts in Cass County Court on Thursday. A jury trial began last Tuesday.
BEMIDJI -- As the number of states taking steps toward marijuana legalization continues to increase, so do medicinal and economic opportunities. Almost half the nation has developed medical marijuana laws which may change the terrain of states as legal cannabis crops are planted. But what of the approximately 56.2 million acres of tribal lands that lie inside state borders and operate outside state laws? Indian reservations are sovereign lands that have separate, independent governing bodies. The U.S.
The following people were booked into the Beltrami County Jail Friday. The charges listed here do not necessarily reflect the nature of the counts that may be levied against them...
WILTON -- A third person has been arrested in connection with a Wilton home invasion that occurred in December. Two people had already been taken into custody for the burglary. The investigation led law enforcement to the arrest of three additional men for the sale of marijuana. A Beltrami County Sheriff's Office investigator and Bureau of Criminal Apprehension special agent learned that Nathaniel John Dennis Houle, 19, of Bemidji, and another male were allegedly with Brett King and Paige King when they entered a residence on the 200 block of Dewey Avenue SW in Wilton on Dec.
Sheriff's Report The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office responded to the following calls on Thursday: Disorderly conduct 9:09 a.m. A 32-year-old man was arrested on multiple warrants following a request to remove one from the 5600 block of Alps Court NW. Assault 8:54 p.m.
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...
BEMIDJI -- Three men who were victims in an armed home invasion in December are scheduled Monday to appear in Beltrami County District Court facing felony drug sale charges stemming from the burglary incident. Austin Brady Tischman, 19, of Bemidji and Kyle-Christopher Bernados Bruers, 18, and Cody James Graser, 19, both of Wilton were arrested for felony fifth-degree sale of marijuana. A fifth-degree drug sale charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Beltrami County Sheriff's Deputies responded to the 200 block of Dewey Ave.
BEMIDJI -- A Bemidji woman accused of tasing a woman in a parking lot pleaded not guilty Monday in Beltrami County District Court. Jessica Marie Hughes, 21, is charged with use of a stun gun while not defending self or property. Hughes allegedly used an "electronic incapacitation device" to assault a woman outside a local pharmacy, according to court documents. Use of a stun gun when not defending yourself or property carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.