|12/29/2017 10:45:00 AM|
Wednesday, December 27 the Lakes Area Police, Wyoming Police and county sheriff’s patrol were involved in shutting down and clearing out an area around Casey’s in Wyoming to first detain and arrest suspected car thieves, and then to keep the public away from an alleged explosive device.
Highway 30 (Forest Blvd) from 264 to 266th was barricaded about 1:30 a.m. and cleared by 5 a.m. The Wyoming Trail access at Bruce’s IGA and Casey’s was also closed.
The St Paul Bomb Squad took charge of retrieving what authorities were told by the theft suspects was a bomb in the trunk of the stolen car-- but turned out to be a part of a piece of ammunition that was disposed of without incident. Two arrests were made.
December 24 The North Branch Police were called to the American Legion about 10 a.m. for a break-in. A good photo of the suspect from surveillance cameras was circulated on North Branch Police Facebook. The North Branch Police also had calls last week of residential burglary at a home on Homestead and one on Harder Ave.
A vehicle hit a power pole at Quinlan Avenue and broke it off. Driver was brought in by Lakes Area Police on suspicion of DUI and alleged to possess a handgun without a permit. Time of incident was 2:20 a.m.
December 21 a report of a suspicious vehicle in the area of Lofton Avenue and 320th-- close to midnight-- led to the driver being cited for driving after revocationand the passenger for trespass. Tied to this was an arrest in Forest Lake of a suspicious male party said to be in possession of a stolen vehicle.
December 20 a glass door was broken for entry into a retail shop in Lindstrom and a burglary is under investigation. A second forced entry burglary was reported about a block and a half from this location, where an AC unit was removed for entry. No details on missing items.
The preliminary report from a fatal crash December 10, in the north end of the county, was released. The incident did not immediately result in a fatality, so the information-sharing process with media was delayed, along with unavailability of the deputy writing the report and extended timeframe for state patrol coming into the investigation. The county was called to a crash at Acacia Trail (#4) and County Road 10 about 3:30 p.m. on a report that two vehicles had collided. One driver, Heidi Lee Butau, 44 of Cambridge, had reportedly missed the stopsign while southbound on Acacia, and hit a car broadside that was heading east on County Road 10, outside of Harris. A six-year-old passenger was not hurt.
The second driver, 75-year-old John Charles Ploetz died as a result of injuries.
No charges are reported yet. Sheriff investigators are talking with a witness and investigating.
Brandon Randall Bacigalupo, 25, Vadnais Hts. Booked by county. Released.
Cody Earl Caldwell, 27, Stanchfield. Booked by state patrol. Released.
Shannon Ann Robins, 45, Pine City. Booked by county. Held.
Dustin Martin Hillyard, 23, Forest Lake. Booked by county. Held.
Kevin Clarence Sjodin, 61, Cambridge. Booked by county. Released.
Russell Lee St John, 36, Lindstrom. Booked by county. Released.
Shane Joseph Hennessey, 42, Grantsburg, WI. Booked by county. Released.
Zachary Todd Smith, 39, Shafer. Booked by county on arrest and detain order. Released.
Brian Eric Herdina, 37, Chisago City. Booked by county. Released.
Melissa Coal Martinson, 34, Mpls. Booked by county. Released.
John Loren Fruendschuh, 56, Hugo. Booked by county. Held.
Shane Christopher Evans, 41, Shafer. Booked by county. Held.
Justin Leigh Simmons, 25, East bethel. Booked by county. Released.
Mitchell James Omodt, 22, Wyoming. Booked by county, held under sentence.
Brandon Damien Wright, 36, Forest Lake. Booked by county. Released.
Karen Bissonette Mcgrath, 56, Pine City. Booked by county. Released.
Matthew Charles Vankirk, 29, Cottage grove. Booked by county. Held.
Erik Brandon Block, 29, Forest Lake. Booked by county on warrant. Released.
John Michael Polzer, 48, Roseville. Booked by Lakes Area. Released.
Barry Joseff Ross, 54, Lindstrom. Booked by Lakes Area. Released.
Richard John Peter Holland, 64, Shafer. Booked by county. Released.
Alexander Joseph Pierre, 21, North Branch. Booked by North Branch. Released.
Keith Michael Burth, 36, North Branch. Booked by county. Released.
Benjamin Joseph Julik, 36, Osceola, WI. Booked on warrant. Released.
Garrett Gustuf Reinke, 34, Cambridge. Booked by county. Released.
James Clayton Reichow, 65, North Branch. Booked by North Branch. Released.
Austin John Dirks, 22, White Bear Lake. Booked by county on warrant. Released.
Johnathan Adam Lankki, 33, Aurora. Booked by county. Released.
Stuart William Hammer, 28, Wyoming. Booked by county. Held.
Angelina Marie Hermes, 40, Lakeville. Booked by Lakes Area on warrant. Held.
Lindsay Jean Gerner, 25, Shoreview. Booked by Wyoming. Released.
Becky Marie John, 45, Stacy. Booked by county. Released.
Dylan Thomas Waldo, 25, St Paul. Booked by Lakes Area. Released.
Judy Irene Espinosa, 57, Forest Lake. Booked by Lakes Area. Released.
Mark Douglas Fourre, 63, North Branch. Booked by North Branch. Held.
John Michael Schieg, 39, St Paul. Booked by county. Held.
Elizabeth Ann West, 21, Braham. Booked by Wyoming. Released.
Daniel Thomas Moravec, 48, North Branch. Booked by North Branch Police. Released.
Alfred John Kraft, 40, St Paul. Booked by county. Held.
Andrew Edward Goossen, 25, Lindstrom. Booked by county. Released.