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Arrest made in Dec. 26 Wyoming assault and missing baby incident
Wyoming Police, with help from Chisago County, State Patrol, Lakes Area and White Bear Lake Police, and Anoka and Ramsey County Sheriff’s Offices-- successfully concluded what started as a rolling domestic incident, and turned into what was reported as a car theft and an alleged kidnapping.
Wyoming patrol responded to a call from Holiday Station employees on Kettle River Blvd. about 2:30 p.m. December 26.
A woman was in the restroom and in distress. Police reported finding her appearing to have been assaulted and she said her boyfriend, who she was traveling with from Hinckley, had hit her, taken her car outside the station, and her 6-month-old baby was in the car.
The woman was taken to the hospital.
Authorities put out a description and photo of the suspect and vehicle on the Internet. Not long after, the baby was found at a residence in White Bear Lake unharmed. The male suspect, a 37-year-old identified as Ben Tietz, has been in custody after being located a few hours later, with help from Anoka Sheriff investigators.
Overnight, on street parking violations continue in December. Police are ticketing and writing warnings. Residents need to be aware there are parking prohibitions on city streets overnight until April, to facilitate plow trucks and street clearing. If you need a special approval to park on the street, overnight, for a short term reason contact your local police department.
December 27 a structure fire on 263rd Street in Franconia, reported about noon. A Jacuzzi appears to be where the fire got its start. Everybody got out safely and in a few hours the firefighters were able to clear. Shafer-Center City and Taylors Falls fire departments sent personnel and equipment.
December 25 a house fire on Estate Drive in Rush City reported about 8 p.m. Rush City responded. The residents were allowed to return after smoke was exhausted from the building from a smoking water heater.
There was a traffic saturation that netted a large number of speeding tickets.
Two dogs, not contained, were taken to Northwoods Humane Society by Lakes Area Police. They were collected on 284th Street about 3:30 p.m.
December 25 a slumper reported about 10 p.m. at Stacy Kwik Trip, with car running. Authorities found heroin in a pipe and placed the female suspect in custody, also getting a blood sample at the hospital.
December 23 a suspicious vehicle was called into the sheriff’s dispatch and upon inspection items were seen in the vehicle believed to have been stolen from a Sunrise Township new home site. Evidence is being processed.
Dwight Mayfield Jr., 30, North Branch. Booked by North Branch. Released.
Layton Qynn Gunderson, 56, Brook Park. Booked by County. Released.
Cody Joseph Gerner, 24, Harris. Booked by county. Released.
Michael Timothy Reiten, 40, Granite Falls. Booked by County. Held.
Daniel Wade Soderberg, 28, St. Cloud. Booked by North Branch, Released.
Samson Odey Finch, 22, Forest Lake. Booked by Wyoming, Released.
Kelly Jo Lambrecht, 51, Stacy. Booked by State Patrol. Released.
Kate Helen Vokovan, 28, Center City. Booked by Lakes Area. Released.
Joshua William Lappe, 34, Stacy. Booked by North Branch. Released.
Gabriel Barrios-Vazquez, 36, Lindstrom. Booked by Lakes Area. Released.
Paul Jon Enright, 49, Vadnais Heights. Booked by county. Released.
Megan Lynn Hermes, 30, North Branch. Booked by County. Released.
Karissa Ann Larsen, 30, Maple Grove. Booked by County. Held.
Justein Marie Parks, 39, So. St. Paul. Booked by County. Released.
Andrea Annette Mabry, 59, North Branch. Booked by North Branch. Released.
Christopher Andrew Kellum, 29, North Branch. Booked by North Branch. Released.
Fred Dale Button Jr., 47, Pine City. Booked by Pine County. Released.
Authur Morris Whaley IV, 28, Vadnais Heights. Booked by county. Released.
John Paul Lunde, 49, Cambridge. Booked by Lakes Area. Released.
Samantha Jo Waterbury, 25, Afton. Booked by North Branch. Released.
Nutong Shawn Cha, 26, Maplewood. Booked by State Patrol. Released.
Aaron Alen Payne, 30, North Branch. Booked. Released.