Drug store burglary
Chief Dan Meyer said North Branch Police are enaged in an “active” investigation into a burglary last week, on Labor Day, at Country Valu Pharmacy on Main Street.
A report of suspicious activity seen at the drug store came into dispatch about 2:45 a.m. and it was apparent when authorities arrived that a number of prescription drug products had been stolen.
September 6 a report of residential burglary at a Shafer address. Compound bow and fish locator are missing.
Authorities went to a report of fire at 500th and Govt. Road in Rushseba Township Sept. 7 about 3 a.m. A bottle rocket was located nearby the grass fire sites.
Hay Days Sept 6 -8 was relatively crime-free. A sheriff’s spokesperson said there were a handful of drunk and disorderly incidents, a couple property damage calls, and a couple of visitors required heat related medical attention. Sept. 6 there was a minor vehicle collision near the entrance to the campground. Drivers were cooperative.
Theft from car parked at Franconia Landing reported. No details about missing items.
Dirt bike reported stolen from a Nessel Township address Sept. 8. Unit is a Yamaha 90cc blue and white, about 10 years old
A car crash Sept. 8 on Pleasant Valley Road in Franconia, required Shafer First Responders to help extricate the driver, as the car landed on its rooftop. Driver said he swerved to avoid hitting a deer. Crash was reported about 9:15 p.m.
Koua Thao, 44, St. Paul. Booked by county. Released to another facility.
Corrine Louise Gibbs, 64, Wyoming. Booked by cunty. Released.
Christopher Allen Sheldon, 33, Chisago City. Booked by Dept of Corrections. Released to another facility.
Samuel David Manthey, 18, Chisago City. Booked by county on probation violation. Held.
Brandy Lynn Chouinard, 30, St. Paul. Booked by county on Aitkin County hold.
Greymann Wonzayll Ford, 24, Grandy. Booked by warrant. Held.
Leroy nmn Ramirez, 23, Stacy. Booked by county on hold for another agency. Held.
Kevin Marc OShea, 30, Forest Lake. Booked by county, held under sentence.
Alyssa Marie Golden, 23, Rush City. Booked by county. Released.
Sean Patrick Gabbert, 31, Brook Park. Booked by warrant. Held.
Parental rights termination upheld by MN Appeals Court
Chisago County’s child protection system was correct in terminating parental rights of a mother to a baby born while she was in residential treatment for substance abuse. Judge John McBride allowed a Chisago County petition to terminate parental rights in December 2012 and last week the MN Appeals Court affirmed that decision. The appeal was filed by a woman who had five of her biological children taken away from her, and who argued to keep the sixth. Lindstrom attorney Jesse Johnson said she was making headway and should be allowed to keep the newborn.
Parties were all identified in the Appeals Court decision by initials only. In 2006 the appellant had two children taken when parental rights were terminated in Ramsey County. In 2007 another child was adopted out with her consent. In 2012 her parental rights were terminated involuntarily, again in Ramsey County, and two children were removed. The Appeals Court said the woman did not prove that her recent sober lifestyle choices were permanent or that she would provide stable housing. The Appeals Court said due to her series of relapses in the past, and her not remaining in contact with people who provide her children with services, and other factors, the local court was right to terminate parental rights.