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SWAT Team called to a Grand Rapids Residence

Near midnight, Grand Rapids police were called to check on the welfare of a resident on 14th Avenue South West. According to Grand Rapids Police Chief Scott Johnson, three people were in the home at the time, an adult woman, man, and a teenager. Officer saw the man waving a gun around inside the home.
The home was surrounded and the SWAT team was called out. The incident endeed around 4 O’Clock this morning. The man was taken into custody.
He’s expected to be charged by the Itasca County Attorney’s office.

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Two Men Held in Dollar General Robbery

Two men have been charged in the armed robbery of the Dollar General in Deer River on Wednesday. Eighteen year old Montana Cutbank of Cass Lake and twenty-two year old Norman Cutbank of Duluth have both been arraigned on charges of first degree armed robbery.
The men allegedly entered the Dollar General store in Deer River wearing sweatshirts that were tied around their faces, pointed a handgun at the clerk’s face, and demanded cash. The suspects entered S&S Bottleshop and were picked up in a silver Mountaineer.
Thursday, a citizen traveling to work found a backpack near County Road 142 with clothes matching the suspect’s description. The backpack also contained a piece of paper labeled “dad”- with a phone number. Officers called the number and identified the parent of the two men.
The vehicle was located and impounded. As deputies were executing a search warrant, they discovered two more people hiding under clothing in the rear of the vehicle.
At the hearing Friday, Norman Cutbank’s bail was set at $400,000without conditions. Montana Cutbank’s bail was set at $200,000 without conditions.

Both men are expected back in court on Monday, February 5th.

By |February 2nd, 2018|Blog, News|Comments Off on Two Men Held in Dollar General Robbery|

Armed Robbery in Deer River

According to the initial report released to the media Thursday morning, a clerk made a report that he/she was held up at gunpoint Wednesday night arounD 8:35pm. Deputies arrived on scene and scouted the area for a suspect.



On January 31, 2018, at 8:35 PM the Itasca County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a robbery at The Dollar
General, 307 Main Avenue West in Deer River, Minnesota. The Itasca County Sheriff’s Office is asking for assistance in identifying two male individuals involved in an armed robbery. We believe that the vehicle is a Silver Mercury Mountaineer. Contact the Itasca County Sheriff’s Office at 218-326-3477 with any information.


By |February 1st, 2018|Blog, News|Comments Off on Armed Robbery in Deer River|