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 Tuesday: Accident 2:38 p.m. Two vehicle accident in parking lot on the 1600 block of Anne Street NW. Police Report The Bemidji Police Department responded to the following calls on Tuesday: Theft 12:08 a.m. A 18-year-old woman was arrested on a warrant and a 23-year-old man was arrested for shoplifting on the 2000 block of Paul Bunyan Drive NW. Accident 11:06 a.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 16-year-old student in possession of a BB gun was taken into custody at Voyageurs Expeditionary School in Bemidji on Tuesday afternoon. Bemidji Police Chief Mike Mastin said...
BEMIDJI -- A Bemidji man accused of sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl was convicted Monday in Beltrami County District Court of felony second-degree criminal sexual conduct. Matthew August Loos, 28, pleaded not guilty in June to a felony first-degree criminal sexual conduct charge for an incident that took place in May 2013. Loos’ plea was amended to guilty through an Alford plea, which means Loos does not admit guilt, but acknowledges that court has enough evidence to convict him if the case were to go to trial. The charge was changed from first- to second-degree criminal sexual conduct.
BEMIDJI -- A Colorado man was sentenced to a month local confinement and ordered to pay more than $8,000 in restitution after he broke into the Windsong Catered Living Facility in April. Sean Foster Heideman, 25, of Westminster, Colo., pleaded guilty to felony first-degree damage to property in October. He was sentenced Monday in Beltrami County District Court to 30 days in the Beltrami County Jail and placed on five years supervised probation. Heideman was ordered to pay $8,105 in restitution and a $500 fine.
Sheriff's Report The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office responded to the following calls on Monday: Warrant 12:20 p.m. A 34-year-old man was arrested on a warrant on the 3900 block of N Plantagenet Road SE. 3:18 p.m. A 53-year-old man was picked up in Cass County on a Beltrami County warrant. Police Report The Bemidji Police Department responded to the following calls on Monday: Accident 7:57 a.m. A 60-year-old man was cited following a two vehicle property damage accident on 21st Street NW and Delton Ave.
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 -- The final member of a trio who attempted to transport methamphetamine from the Twin Cities to Red Lake has been sentenced. Delisha Rae Rodriguez, 25, of Minneapolis was sentenced Nov. 10 in Beltrami County District Court to six years in prison for felony first degree drug sale. Rodriguez was arrested in May with Alex Dejesus-Zuniga and Joseph Jacob Thunder III when the Jeep they were in was stopped south of Bemidji on U.S. Highway 71.
BEMIDJI -- A Bemidji man was found guilty of felony terroristic threats Thursday in Beltrami County District Court. Kenneth Oscar Osmundson, 24, is charged with second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon and terroristic threats-reckless disregard after he attempted to kill himself and a passenger by rolling his car on U.S. Highway 2 in July, according to court documents. Osmundson pleaded not guilty to the charges in September. A second-degree assault charge carries a maximum sentence of seven years in prison and a $14,000 fine.
BEMIDJI -- One of two men arrested in connection with a shooting near Cass Lake in September has pleaded not guilty to a felony charge. Cory J. Walter Jones, 26, of Cass Lake pleaded not guilty to ineligible person in possession of a firearm in Beltrami County District Court on Nov. 10. Jones was arrested along with Dwight Thomas Jones, 37, of Cass Lake after a witness identified them as the men who shot and assaulted two White Earth men in September. The men reportedly fought over a debt before Dwight allegedly shot one of the men. Dwight Jones fled the scene and was later apprehended.