May 4, 2023 at 2:54 p.m.

Law Enforcement



Offender re-enters system after 22 years

A man incarcerated for criminal sexual conduct with two minor-aged males as his victims, in 2001, was back in county jail this week, booked on a probation violation.  Rodney Owen Scofield will serve out a stayed sentence of 54 months, as decided in a hearing April 24, before Judge Trevino.  He was held locally pending transfer to St. Cloud Correctional Facility.

Chisago County Attorney Janet Reiter said Scofield’s supervised probation was to expire in March 2033. She stated, this court response is an example of how the monitoring and agent oversight provides a level of supervision and accountability of serious offenders in our community.

Scofield was charged with first and second degree criminal sexual conduct for incidents that took place while he worked as a local youth church choir director.  Charges stemmed from 1995 to 2000.  He entered a guilty plea to Judge Clifford in 2001 on the second degree counts and first degree charges were dismissed. He was apprehended on a probation violation in October 2022 and was in Center City for the hearing last month.  County Attorney Reiter said she was unable to share the actual probation stipulation that was violated.  

INCIDENT REPORTS

April 29 A non-recreational burning incident without a permit reported on Keystone Avenue rural Sunrise. Authorities advised putting fire out.

April 27 report by city public works director submitted at 9 a.m., that a couple cabins at Ojiketa were damaged inside by apparent explosion.  Evidence collected by Lakes Area Police is being reviewed.

Middle School in Lindstrom called in a student acting out, hitting staff allegedly. Incident happened about 1:20 p.m. Lakes Area officers responded.

April 26 two vehicle crash at Olinda Trail and Chisago Blvd., reported about 8:43 p.m.  One driver transported to Fairview Lakes hospital the second driver was unhurt. Preliminary reports are being reviewed by county attorney staff for charges.  A southbound vehicle on Olinda was struck by a westbound vehicle on Chisago Blvd.  The westbound driver was hurt.

April 25 a theft of package from front door of a Center City address, reported about 10:37 a.m.

Crash at Stacy Trail and Lofton, north of Chisago City called in at 11:49 a.m. One driver cited for failing to stop at the four-way. No MN driver’s license in possession. No serious injury reported.

April 24 a bullet/pellet damaged property on Malmberg Avenue, north of Lindstrom. Happened over weekend and discovered Monday.

A suspect fled from Kwik Trip in Stacy about 8 p.m. when deputy attempted to check on condition of a cracked windshield. Individual was found, arrested and booked for driving after revocation and failing to appear for court.


BOOKED

April 24

Savanna Luann Davis-Cornell, 21, Spring Valley. Booked by county, held under sentence.

Rodney Owen Scofield, 54, St. Paul. Booked by courts. Held for transfer.

Lawrenece George Mendez, 51, Forest Lake. Booked by county. Released.


April 25

Bruce Kevin Kolberg, 59, Stacy. Booked by county. Released.

Griffin Conrad Anderson, 24, North Branch. Booked by county. Released.

Mariah Montana Gautsche, 29, Mpls. Booked by warrant. Held.

Stephen Albert Woods, 38, Zimmerman. Booked by county. Released.

Tammy Jean Joel, 52, Lindstrom. Booked by Lakes Area. Release.


April 26

Matthew James Lindgren, 49, Stacy. Booked by North Branch Police. Held.

Andrew Jason Cardinal, 39, Maplewood. Booked by county. Released.

Pedro Noyola Zarate, 75,   Rush City. Booked by county. Released.

Daniel Robert Carty, 45, Stacy. Booked by Wyoming Police. Released.


April 27

Daniel Timothy Murphy, 29, St. Paul. Booked by state patrol. Released.

Andrew Vincent Montez, 30, St. Paul. Booked by Wyoming Police. Released.

Brenda Jean Martin, 45, Rochester. Booked by county. Released.

Glenn Theodore Meyers, 27, North St. Paul. Booked by county. Released.


April 28

Benjamin Joseph Hickman, 37, Chisago City. Booked by county. Released.

Shannon Marie Dempsey, 45, Forest Lake. Booked by county, held under sentence.

Lavone James Kroschel, 22, North Branch. Booked by North Branch. Held.

Joshua Daniel Inderlee, 42, Stacy. Booked by county. Released.

Skye Larae Allen, 26, Lindstrom. Booked by county. Held.

Alexandria Marie Sorenson, 32, WI. Booked by county. Released.

Todd Jerome Opdahl, 57, Chisago City. Booked by Lakes Area. Held.


April 30

Alicia Joanne Wade,  33, North Branch. Booked by North Branch. Held.

Robert Randall Wade, 31, North Branch. Booked by North Branch. Held.

Jennifer Lee Luck, 44, Wyoming. Booked by county. Released.

Buckley Benjamin Smith, 48, Lindstrom. Booked by Lakes Area. Held.

Joseph Timothy White, 41, Bethel. Booked by county. Released.

Jennifer Michelle Collum, 40, St. Paul. Booked by county. Released.



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