February 24, 2017 at 9:13 a.m.
The state patrol and local authorities were at the scene of a tow truck crash-- off northbound I-35 at Rush Point Drive-- Tuesday morning (Feb. 21) about 4:30 a.m.
The preliminary report from the state patrol is that the driver of the truck, a 36 year old male, Travis Widner, from Brooklyn Center, was taken to the hospital with life threatening injuries. He went off the road and struck a guardrail, according to the patrol.
Authorities report man flees Wisconsin authorities, shoots himself outside of Taylors Falls
Sheriff’s patrol and Lakes Area Police were alerted about 1:30 a.m. Sunday, February 19, that a man was being pursued by Wisconsin authorities and that the suspect was crossing the state border, driving west on Highway 8.
Wisconsin law enforcement had pursued the suspect for some 50 miles, identified as 28-year-old Logan Reese. He was believed to have fatally stabbed his mother and set a small fire in his apartment building and fled.
According to Wisconsin authorities, Reese had shot at pursuit vehicles during the interstate chase and he was to be approached with caution.
Reese drove into a guardrail/barrier near the new roundabout, just west of Taylors Falls with his car, and when Chisago County deputies arrived at the vehicle they found him dead. It is believed the cause of death was a self-inflicted gunshot.
Patrick Michael Lenahan, 26, Forest Lake. Booked by county. Released.
Ashlyn Anne Cruz, 29, St. Paul. Booked by county. Released.
Shannon Lee Quast, 38, St. Paul. Booked by Wyoming Police. Held.
Steven Craig Quennette, 45, Lindstrom. Booked by Wyoming Police. Released.
Cory Ness, 24, Harris. Booked by county. Released.
Robert William Walkowiak, 59, Center City. Booked by county. Released.
Mark William Milton Mitchell, 29, Forest Lake. Booked on warrant by county. Released.
Ronald Dale Lundy Jr., 29, Pine City. Booked by county. Held.
Benjamin Joseph Julik, 36, Lindstrom. Booked by county on warrant. Released.
James Robert Brotemarkle, 66, Mpls. Booked by county. Held.
Sterling Lawrence Jones, 27, Harris. Booked by county. Held.
Lou Anne Belmore, 39, Wyoming. Booked by unknown agency. Released.
Luis Javier Jurado, 63, North Branch. Booked by North Branch Police. Released.
Michael Ramon Davis, Jr. 30, North Branch. Booked by state patrol. Released.
Joshua Thomas Flom, 30, White Bear Lake. Booked by Wyoming Police. Released.
Darlette Clarice Knox, 56, Mpls. Booked by county. Released.
Megan Lynn Hermes, 27, North Branch. Booked by county on warrant. Held.
Gary Jens Nielsen, II, 32, Braham. Booked by county. Released.
Candace Elise Miessner, 31, Bloomington. Booked by county. Released.
Nathan Thomas Telega, 24, Duluth. Booked by state patrol. Released.
Eric Stephen Kittelson, 36, Scandia. Booked by Lakes Area Police. Released.
Catherine Rose Reichert, 53, Wyoming. Booked by Lakes Area Police. Released.
Timothy Ernest Jorgenson, 50, St. Paul. Booked by Wyoming Police. Held.
Richard Allen Dehmer, 42, Taylors Falls. Booked by county. Held.
Brandon Charles Thielbar, 29, Harris. Booked by county. Held under sentence.
Kellen John Irving McManus, 33, Wisc. Booked by Wyoming Police, held under sentence.
Eric Thomas Anderson, 28, Brooklyn Center. Booked by unknown agency. Released.
Jennifer Lynn Zanol, 43, Cambridge. Booked by Wyoming Police. Released.
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