Theft from a home in Shafer Township. Items taken (door was left unlocked) included change and bills of about $400 and a Thompson muzzleloader.
Mercury 25 hp motor for a boat, reported stolen from boat parked at Center City motel.
Refrigerator stolen from vacant house in Franconia Township.
Many reports of mailbox vandalism incidents in various parts of the county. One mailbox mysteriously flew on its post, from its post hole and damaged a nearby garage.
Susan Marie Fredrickson, 49, Center City. Booked by county on probation violation. Released.
Zachary Jay Warriner, 21, Bemidji. Booked by Washington County. Held.
Anthony Wayne Lapointe, 28, Plymouth. Booked by Hennepin County warrants. Held.
Peter James Beyer, 53, Roseville. Booked by county on warrant. Held under sentence.
Elizabeth Grace Forsyth, 29, North Branch. Booked by county, held under sentence.
David Lee Risvold, 33, Blaine. Booked on warrant. Held.
Sean Richard Nelson, 21, Lindstrom. Booked by Dept of Corrections, held
Mark Robert Peterson, 18, Rush City. Booked by county. Held.
Travis Scott Walbridge, 34, Stacy. Booked by county. Held.
Henrietta Cottier, 58, SD. Booked by warrant. Held.
Brandy Lynn Chouinard, 30, St. Paul. Booked by warrant. Held.
Joseph John Legrander, 29, Woodbury. Booked by county, held under sentence.
Starla Rae Moore, 35, Duluth. Booked by county. Held.
Matthew Edmund Hamernick, 44, Coon Rapids. Booked by county, held under sentence.
Keith Arnold Driver, 54, Lindstrom. Booked by county. Held.
Nathan Donald Folkestad, 24, Braham. Booked by county. Held.
John Scott Meadows, 28, AR. Booked by county. Held.
Scandia man indicted
The only son of a woman who died in 2005, has allegedly been illegally keeping federal veterans’ benefits meant for his mother for several years. Dean Boraas, 49, of Scandia was indicted recently for one count of theft of government funds of more than $92,000. The U.S. Attorney stated in a news release that Boraas took VA payments meant for his mother and kept them for his use even though he knew he was not entitled to.
The federal government did not receive notice of the mother’s death. The payments went into an account originally maintained jointly by Boraas and his mother. Conviction could bring a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison. A federal district court judge will oversee the case which is being prosecuted by Asst. U.S. Attorney Clifford Wardlaw and was investigated by the VA Office of the Inspector General.