June 10, 2021 at 2:38 p.m.
The Sheriff’s Office reports a 51-year-old male died in a motorcycle crash Sunday, June 6. The emergency communications center took a call at 9:05 p.m. of a motorcycle in a ditch at Jess Avenue and Sunrise Road in Harris.
The driver and sole occupant was found deceased. Relatives are being notified and authorities will release the identity of the victim later.
The crash is under investigation, and according to a sheriff’s press release it appears the motorcyclist was going west on Sunrise Road when it left the road and crashed into the ditch. North Branch Police and Lakes Region were also at the scene.
A large number of single vehicle crashes over the past week were being reported...
Saturday, June 5 a crash was responded to at Morgan and Chisago Boulevard south of Lindstrom. One car was southbound on Morgan, said they stopped at sign, and collided with an eastbound car on Chisago Blvd. they did not see. Nobody was transported.
June 5 Narcan was administered to a possible overdose subject at an address on Ridgewood Ave. in Shafer, called in about 11:30 a.m. Shafer First Responders were on scene and there was a transport to St. Croix Memorial Hospital.
The discovery of an ATV off-road in a swamp by Pioneer Road, and Green Lake Trail, in rural Chisago City, led to Lakes Area Police citing the operator for violating city ATV use ordinances. The driver was unhurt but the 40-year-old male was ticketed. South of Hwy. 95 (North Branch) uses of all terrain vehicles not on private property are very restricted in warm weather months.
A fire at an address on Lake Lane, Lindstrom, required police and fire response. The fire pit caught nearby trees on fire, reported about 4:50 p.m. It is very dry in this region now and fires are not a good idea. Thankfully Lindstrom firefighters and quick response kept this incident from being a tragedy.
Two chainsaws stolen from a storage area at a Rush City address. A 16 inch and 18 inch Echo brand are missing.
A Playstation 4, a laptop and miscellaneous items were taken in a burglary from a residence in Rush City on West Third.
June 3, LifeLink air transport took a party believed to have been the lone driver from the scene of a crashed car at 347th and Lincoln Road #14, about 3 a.m.
A fire at a barn destroyed the structure about 5:20 a.m. The site was on Government Road in Rushseba Township. The son of the property owner said he heard an explosion and the barn went up in flames. Rush City Fire was sent. No reports of injury
A Lakes Area Police officer fielded a question about bow and arrow use. For general information— you must be on a site that is 300 feet from a roadway and have 500 feet between you (the archer) and the nearest dwelling or structure housing animals.
A natural gas leak was contained at a worksite on Lindstrom Lane adjacent to Family Dentistry. Xcel and Lindstrom Fire were there about 9:50 a.m.
June 2 a truck pulling a trailer and a car crashed near Falcon and the #17 interchange in Lent. No injury reported. Incident was reported about 4:40 p.m.
Kevin David Sistrunk, 60, Lindstrom. Booked by county. Released.
Edward Louis Kucera, 46, Circle Pines. Booked by county. Released.
Antonia Helen Green, 19, Forest Lake. Booked by North Branch. Released.
Thai Thao, 32, St. Paul. Booked by warrant. Held.
Timothy Allen Oday, 53, North Branch. Booked by county. Released.
Andrew James Springer, 37, Mora. Booked by county. Released.
Kevin Czerekaviczlus, 46, Shafer. Booked by court. Released.
William James Alvarez, 28, Vadnais Hts. Booked by North Branch Police. Held.
Keith William Melgaard, 35, Forest Lake. Booked by court. Released.
Jordin Lavonne Carlsen, 29, Mpls. Booked by warrant. Released.
Aaron Scott James, 32, North Branch. Booked by warrant. Held.
Robert Randall Wade, 30, North Branch. Booked by county.
Cassondra Carol Barry, 33, Taylors Falls. Booked by court. Held.
Jacob Andrew Potter, 34, Lindstrom. Booked by warrant. Held.
Shane Christopher Peterson, 42, Forest Lake. Booked by county. Released.
Hannah Marie Olson, 23, Coon Rapids. Booked by warrant. Released.
Andrew Joseph Ballweber, 38, Stacy. Booked by warrants. Held.
Yang Toua Xiong, 38, Isanti. Booked by county, held under sentence.
Jonthan Paul Bjur, 54, St. Paul. Booked by warrant. Released.
Samuel Dakota Moreno, 25, Mpls. Booked by state patrol. Held under sentence.
Stephen Joseph Mead, 30, Lindstrom. Booked by North Branch. Held.
Michelle Sabrina Julkowski, 28, North Branch. Booked by North Branch. Held.
Zeronica Dayle Sjolie, 35, North Branch. Booked by North Branch. Held.
Adam Joseph Edgeberg, 31, WI. Booked by county. Released.
Enrique A. Ramos, 32, Crystal. Booked by county. Released.
Patrick Jaquez Burke, 20, TX. Booked by county. Released.
Harold Otis Londer, 59, Stanchfield. Booked by county. Released.
Alex Edward Orcutt, 28, Center City. Booked by county. Held.
Johnny H. Fredrick Snaza, 19, North Branch. Booked by county. Held.
Bryan Akindele Belio, 31, North Branch. Booked by North Branch. Held.