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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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...
HUBBARD COUNTY -- One man was sentenced Monday in Hubbard County Court for his part in stealing copper from a local lumber mill. One of his accomplices skipped court and...
BELTRAMI COUNTY -- A Cass Lake man was sentenced Tuesday in Beltrami County District Court to 12 years in prison for his part in a drug deal gone wrong this spring. Joseph Harvey Bellanger, 32, was arrested in March after a male and a female victim told law enforcement Bellanger and three other people took them against their will, detained, beat and terrorized them before leaving them in a secluded location.
BEMIDJI -- A Richfield, Minn., man was sentenced Monday in Beltrami County District Court to eight years in prison for his part in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine on the Red Lake Indian Reservation. Alex Dejesus-Zuniga, 19, was arrested in May with two other people while attempting to transport 43 grams of methamphetamine from the Twin Cities to the Red Lake Indian Reservation. Dejesus-Zuniga, Joseph Jacob Thunder III, 47, of Redby and Delisha Rae Rodriguez, 25, of Richfield, were picked up on on U.S.
Sheriff's Report The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office responded to the following calls on Wednesday: Accident 7:41 a.m. A single vehicle property damage accident involving a deer occurred on Bemidji Road NE. No injuries reported. Warrant 7:42 a.m. A 21-year-old man was arrested on a warrant on the 600 block of Minnesota Ave. NW. 8:30 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...
Sheriff's Report The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office responded to the following calls on Friday: Burglary 8:58 p.m. A theft of a chainsaw was reported on the 1900 block of 15th Street NW. Warrant 8:26 a.m. A 35-year-old man was arrested on a warrant on the 600 block of Minnesota Ave. NW. 1:18 p.m. A 48-year-old man was arrested on a warrant and cited for driving after revocation and no proof of insurance on the 5800 block of Highway 2 W. 5:08 p.m.
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...
BEMIDJI — Weather in Bemidji last week was ideal for camping. In fact, one man was camping in the woods last Monday — when Beltrami County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a suspicious person call. The man was staying in a tent until his employment in the area was complete. The man had some shelter and the weather was cooperating. That isn't always the case. Homelessness in Bemidji isn't a new concern. A trend of known homeless people dying on the streets has become the norm the past two years; the most recent cases a man and a woman who passed away this autumn.
BAGLEY -- The last of five people arrested in a methamphetamine and pharmaceutical drug bust in Bagley was sentenced Tuesday in Clearwater County District Court to three years in prison. The arrests began in January and ended in April. Thomas Eugene Shook Sr., 44, of Bagley was sentenced to 39 months and 18 days in the Minnesota Correctional Facility in St. Cloud for a felony third-degree drug sale charge. Shook was sentenced concurrently to 15 months in prison for a felony fourth-degree drug sale charge. A fifth-degree drug sale charge was dismissed.