December 8 authorities were dispatched to a rollover car reported at #22 and I-35 in Wyoming about 3 a.m. Wyoming Police found the car empty. In following tracks police located a suspect male who was reportedly intoxicated, “hiding” between the Shell station the McDonald’s lot. He was suffering from exposure (wind chill was minus 20) and was transported to Fairview Medical Center. Several written warnings issued over last week for violations of overnight on-street parking in Lindstrom and Chisago City. Readers are reminded Lakes Area Police can issue citations for overnight street parking in winter. The streets need to be free of vehicles for plowing.
December 7 center City Fire went out to a call of a large brush pile fire on 310th Street. Call came in about 1 p.m. Lindstrom Fire Dept. had some assistance with a fire at a home on Montclair Drive, December 6. The fire was called in about 4:30 a.m. Occupants and pets had cleared the scene. Lakes Area Police took a report of an item sold on the Internet, paid for by “counterfeit check” and police were asked to investigate. The item, a watch, had already been shipped to a Florida address.
December 4 a Lakes Area patrol car traveling on Pioneer Road behind a Hyundai Elantra, observed a crash about 2 p.m., as the car ran right off the roadway into a ditch. Officer checked on the driver and arrested the woman for suspected drunk driving. Also Dec. 4 a break-in was reported at a Rush City restaurant on West 5th Street. Sliding door was smashed and the cash register and safe were tampered with.
Dec. 4 theft reported at Royal Concrete in Stacy. Cable rolls are missing. December 3 report of a family pet cat being shot. Incident in the area of 275th in rural Chisago City. ~ Over 36 incidents reported of vehicles in the ditch.
Incidents at Chisago Lakes High School included arresting a disorderly and threatening student December 2 and report of I-Pod theft, which was successfully investigated and resolved, and someone taking something out of the school dumpster. December 2 a report of theft of two compound hunting bows from a Nessel Twsp address. Items were in an RV. They are a Browning Buckhunter and a Bear recurve. Lakes Area Police also responded to three reports of potentially suicidal situations-- at various addresses throughout the service area. Two resulted in hospitalizing the party in question for evaluation and personal safety.
Robert William Walkowaik, III, 45, Andover. Booked by county on warrant. Held.
Derek Steven Svendsen, 22, Forest Lake. Booked by warrant. Held.
Joshua Michael Schreader, 27, Mpls. Booked by warrant. Held.
Javier Juan Valtierra, 22, Wyoming. Booked by Dept of Corrections on a hold order.
Tamboura Dermel Griffin, 40, Chippewa Falls, Wisc. Booked on warrant. Held.
Ty William Glenna, 51, Shafer. Booked by county, released to another facility.
Luke James Gibson, 36, Stacy. Booked by county. Released to another facility.
Kayla Louise Mannie, 30, Brainerd. Booked by warrant. Held.
Frederick Allen Haines, 35, Webster, Wisc. Booked by county. Held.
Plea accepted in one of two planned explosive trials
One of two area men charged in connection with a fire and explosion at a Hwy 8 residence, last spring near Wyoming, pled guilty to a gross misdemeanor charge of possessing over 35 pounds of explosive materials. Assistant County Attorney Beth Beaman said the trial for David Michael Walsh was set to get underway when he entered the plea this Monday, before Judge Robert Rancourt. Walsh, 41, lived at the residence where the fire and explosion occurred May 18.
A 46-year-old acquaintance of the two was hurt when stored materials exploded. Fire fighters from several local departments responded and the Bomb Squad and HazMat teams from the metro area assisted in containing the scene. Walsh must pay Wyoming Public Safety department restitution for costs incurred in responding to the incident. Hazardous waste clean-up, handling and disposal took days. Walsh has a 365 day sentence that will be imposed if he fails to meet the conditions of his plea. He is on two years’ probation. The second defendant in the incident, Timothy Kenneth Gray, 34, of Forest Lake, has his next court hearing in February 2014.