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 Duluth man was sentenced in Beltrami County District Court on Monday for an attempted burglary of a Solway residence in August. Marcus Woundedeye, 36, was sentenced to 252 days in the Beltrami County Jail for a felony first-degree burglary charge. A prison sentence of 13 months, 15 days was stayed for 10 years. Woundedeye has been placed on 10 years supervised probation. He has been credited with 168 days time served. On Aug. 19, a Solway woman reported someone trying to break into her home just after 1 a.m.
BEMIDJI -- A Bemidji man arrested with 33 mature marijuana plants and a large quantity of psilocybin mushrooms in October was sentenced Monday to 180 days in the Beltrami County Jail. A year and a day prison sentence was stayed for five years. Andrew Joseph Haman, 27, was arrested Oct. 3 at his Grant Valley Township residence after a search warrant revealed marijuana plants, additional pounds of marijuana, mushrooms and evidence of drug processing and packaging inside the house on the 1600 block of Pamela Court Northwest. Haman pleaded not guilty to felony fifth-degree drug possession Oct.
BEMIDJI -- A Red Lake woman charged with felony possession of methamphetamine entered a guilty plea in Beltrami County District Court on Tuesday. Stormie Jasmine Graves, 23, was arrested Oct. 4 with more than 40 grams of methamphetamine in her possession. Graves is charged with felony first-degree possession of methamphetamine. Graves pleaded not guilty in December, but her plea was withdrawn and an amended guilty plea was entered Tuesday. Graves was arrested in October outside a Bemidji residence after officers responded to a 911 call.
BEMIDJI -- Two Bemidji men are in custody and some property stolen from ice anglers on Lake Bemidji has been recovered by the Beltrami County Sheriff's Office. Zachary John Glime, 26, and Ryan William Gregerson, 26, were arrested Tuesday after Beltrami County Sheriff's Deputies executed a search warrant at Glime's residence on the 800 block of Thomas Road Southwest in Bemidji.
Sheriff's Report The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office responded to the following calls on Thursday: Drugs 7:54 p.m. A 29-year-old man and a 25-year-old man were cited for no proof of insurance and possession of a small amount of marijuana following a traffic stop on the 400 block of Paul Bunyan Drive SE. Police Report The Bemidji Police Department responded to the following calls on Thursday: Drugs 1:11 a.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...
RED LAKE -- A man arrested in Red Lake for heroin possession was sentenced to more than a year in prison Monday in Beltrami County District Court. Christopher Erving Peoples, 33, was arrested Oct. 3 after law enforcement located him in the basement of a residence on Highway 1 in Red Lake during execution of a search warrant. Peoples was in possession of a digital scale, paraphernalia and a micro bag of a brown substance.
CASS LAKE -- A Cass Lake man originally facing eight counts of criminal vehicular homicide was sentenced Thursday in Cass County Court to more than six years in prison. Michael James Stangel, 28, was arrested in May after he was involved in a crash that killed two people north of Palace Casino in Cass Lake.
Sheriff's Report The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office responded to the following calls on Wednesday: Accident 6:48 p.m. Car vs. deer accident on Irvine Ave. NE. Police Report The Bemidji Police Department responded to the following calls on Wednesday: Theft 5:37 a.m. A 29-year-old man was arrested for theft on the 800 block of 26th Street NW following a report of possibly stolen car keys. 2:50 p.m. Officer took report of theft from a vehicle on the 2500 block of Ridgeway Ave. NW. 3:55 p.m.
The following people were booked into the Beltrami County Jail Wednesday. The charges listed here do not necessarily reflect the nature of the counts that may be levied against them...