April 22, 2004 at 1:25 p.m.
There was an explosion and house fire reported in Anoka County not far from the county line, and Stacy and Wyoming firefighters were summoned. The incident happened at 170th Avenue in Columbus Township about 5 p.m. No details available
A car struck a tree at County Road 36 and #30, south of Stacy, about 2:30 p.m. A 57-year-old Mankato man was transported by Life Link, along with two minors, who were also injured. North Branch and Rush City ambulance were summoned and Stacy First Responders were also at the scene.
Authorities recovered items stolen from two homesites on Rush Lake Way, in Nessel Township, with reports called in about 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. Four Pine City juveniles were arrested for burglary. About $8,000 in stolen property was found.
Juveniles are also blamed for a large grass fire at the railroad bridge landing in Rushseba Township, about 3:30 p.m. Authorities said youth with cigarettes and fireworks ignited the fire that was handled by Rush City firefighters.
Area fire departments announced a training burn event in Almelund. The old Emporium building was going to be razed starting at 5:30 p.m. and many departments would be on-hand to test equipment and give firefighters a chance to practice skills.
This is the annual statewide tornado and severe weather alert day. Locally all weather sirens will be activated and tested by the sheriff’s department twice. Sirens will sound at 1:45 and 6:55 p.m.
When sirens go off consider it a reminder to double-check for operational flashlights, portable radios and batteries. Spend time with young ones explaining what they need to do during severe weather.
Inspect your place of shelter-- is it clear and useable in short notice? Do you have extra water and some snacks set aside in the event of a power outage?
Useful advice from the chief deputy: even if the sirens sound in the middle of the night, grab a pair of shoes on your way to the basement or lower level. He said metal, broken glass, wood splinters and other debris created in a storm can cause all kinds of injury. Nobody would ever wish to be barefoot or in slippers in the aftermath of a tornado.
Steven Anthony Carlstrom, 34, Hinckley. Booked by county. Held.
Robert Thomas Pavey, 46, Chisago City. Booked by county, held under sentence.
Daniel Todd Peterson, 40, Columbia Hts. Booked by county. Held.
Jill Marie Mankus, 25, St. Paul. Booked by county. Released.
Jason Lee Anderson, 25, Eagan. Booked by county. Held.
Timothy Vernon Granna, 41, Center City. Booked by county. Released. Booked in again April 15.
Vincent Alexander Meyer, jr., 22, White Bear Lake. Booked by Wyoming. Released.
Patrick Randy Peach, 32, Stacy. Booked by county. Released.
Male juvenile, 16, Windom. Booked by county. Released.
Michael John Bacon, 28, Wyoming. Booked by county. Released.
Kelli Rae Mikelson, 33, Cambridge. Booked by county. Released.
Male juvenile, 17, Chisago City. Booked by Lakes Area. Released.
Tiffany Lynn Talbot, 20, Chisago City. Booked by Lakes Area. Released.
David Lee Talbot, 19, Chisago City. Booked by Lakes Area. Released.
Robert Dean Istvanovich, 30, Wyoming. Booked by state patrol. Held.
Chris Raymond Hagman, 25, Burnsville. Booked by North Branch. Released.
Male juvenile, 15, Lindstrom. Booked by Lakes Area. Released.
Michael George Stoehr, 33, Stacy. Booked by county. Released.
Julie Ellen Voigt Olson, 43, Lindstrom. Booked by Lakes Area. Released.
Jason Lee Isum, 26, Cedar. Booked by county. Held.
Andrew John Semanko, 23, Forest Lake. Booked by Lakes Area. Released.
Gunnar William Plachecki, 22, Stacy. Booked by county. Held.
Scott Michael Blahowski, 44, Forest Lake. Booked by Wyoming. Held.
Justin Cal Demille, 23, Superior. Booked by North Branch. Held.
David Lee Maciejeski, 25, Superior. Booked by Carlton County. Held.
Chad Mitchelle Beito, 26, Thief River Falls. Booked by North Branch. Held.
Jeffrey Alan Parenteau, 43, Gem Lake. Booked by Wyoming. Held.
Michael Louis Burth, 42, North Branch. Booked by county. Released.
Robert Jason Roeller, 28, North Branch. Booked by Wyoming. Released.
Male juvenile, 17, Isanti. Booked by county. Released.
Allen Jacob William, 29, Rush City. Booked by Anoka County. Released.
Lance Preston Story, 32, North Branch. Booked by county. Held.
Sandra Denise Saxon, 42, Stanchfield. Booked by county. Held.
Appearing before Judge Martin:
James Steven Hansen, 43, Shafer. Sentenced for over .10, fined $900, given 90 days, served 10, rest stayed two years. Lakes Area Police cited March 6, 2004.
Larry Dwight Mattheis, 56, Wyoming. Sentenced for over .10 or more, fined $400, given 45 days, stayed two years. Wyoming cited March 17, 2004.
Carrie Lynn Kane, 38, Harris. Sentenced for assault, fined $100, probation for one year. County cited April 13, 2003.
Christopher Bradley Anderson, 37, Harris. Sentenced for over .10, fined $900, given 365 days, served 90, rest stayed four years. Random tests for use. North Branch cited June 27, 2003.
Scott Allen Niedermayer, 41, St. Paul. Sentenced for driving after revocation, fined $300, given 60 days, served 10, rest stayed. County cited April 6, 2004.
Corey Scott Anderson, 22, Almelund. Sentenced for controlled substance, fined $200, given 90 days and 20 years probation. Not to use or possess alcohol or drugs. County cited March 24, 2003.
Appearing before Judge Dehn:
Carrie Shamika Mastin, 26, Mpls. Sentenced for prohibited animal fighting, fined $300, given 30 days, stayed. Not to go to site of dog fight. Cited by county August 23, 2003.
Jack Douglas Bean, 48, Coon Rapids. Sentenced for disorderly conduct, fined $900, given 180 days, served 20, rest stayed two years. County cited Aug. 3, 2003.