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Law Report for 7-13-17

From the Grand Rapids Police Department:
No one was injured to a two vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon on Highway 169 and 11th Street South East. According to the Grand Rapids Police Department accident report, a car driven by Regina Novy was traveling south on Highway 169 when a pickup truck, driven by Cole Fox, entered the highway. Novy’s vehicle struck the Fox vehicle. Fox told authorities he didn’t see anyone coming and pulled out of a parking lot and was struck by Novy’s vehicle. Novy had 5 passengers, three of which were children. EMS was called to check the children out.
A Boston resident was accused to refusing to pay for three days of lodging. He left before paying the bill Tuesday.

From the Itasca County Sheriff’s Office:
A window was reported broken and the home tossed on County Road 119 in Deer River on Tuesday morning.
A cell phone charger and cd reported taken from a vehicle on State Highway 1 in Effie on Tuesday.
A resident on Bezanis Road in Cohasset was drilling when he hit a two inch gas line.
A camper door was damaged on County Road 35 in Deer River.
A birthday card and $20 was reported missing from a mailbox on Little Whitefish Trail in Nashwauk.

By |July 13th, 2017|Blog, News|Comments Off on Law Report for 7-13-17|

Three Car Accident Closes Downtown Grand Rapids Saturday

A three vehicle accident Saturday afternoon on Highway 169 and north east 3rd street injured seven people. According to the Grand Rapids Police Department, a driver of a pickup, Tawhna Pringle of Grand Rapids, was traveling north on Pokegama Avenue when she coughed and put her head down. When she looked up, she was traveling through a red light. Pringle’s vehicle hit the passenger side of a vehicle driven by 58 year old Lori Houwman. Houwman and her three passengers were transported to the hospital. Houwman was rear-ended by a vehicle driven by Roger Edverson, also of Grand Rapids. Edverson and a passenger, identified as Gladys Edverson were both transported to the hospital by ambulance.
The intersection was blocked off and fire departments were called to cleanup leaking fluids. Additional police were called to assist with traffic flow and traffic was rerouted around the business district while the vehicles were towed.
Pringle was issued a citation for running the red light and causing the accident. The citation written for driving without due care/inattentive driving.

By |July 12th, 2017|Blog, News|Comments Off on Three Car Accident Closes Downtown Grand Rapids Saturday|

Law Report for the Weekend of 6/23-25 2017

From the Itasca County Sheriff’s Office

On Friday, June 23rd, a Warba resident returned home to find his back door partially opened and medicine for his dog stolen out of his fridge.
From Bluewater Road in Grand Rapids, a report of a missing wallet from a vehicle. Inside the wallet were credit cards, license, and rewards cards.
A utility trailer was reported taken from County Road 119 in Deer River. It’s valued at $1500. No suspects.
A purse was taken from East Bass Lake Road including a checkbook, credit cards, and $300 cash.
On Saturday, June 24th, a scam was reported from Hart Lake Road. A resident was promised two cars, $6 million dollars, $1000 in clothes, and $10,000 a week for life. The resident sent $10,000.
Deputies responded to a carbon monoxide alarm sounded from Crystal Water Road in Deer River.
Sunday, a Rigid saw was reported stolen from a home on County Road 118 in Deer River. Valued at $1000.
A handgun was reported found in the road on Highway 286 in Marcell. It’ll be held at the sheriff’s office until claimed.
$160 in cash was taken from a wallet left on a car seat at a gas station in Deer River on Sunday.

From the Grand Rapids Police Department

On Friday, June 23rd, a scam was reported on S.E. 7th Street. A caller representing herself as a bank employee called a resident and told him that he owed the bank $4000 but she could settle that if the resident sent $1500. He was advised by law enforcement to go into the bank personally and verify.
Some on drove off without paying for $13.16. There is a suspect.
A […]

By |June 26th, 2017|Blog, News|Comments Off on Law Report for the Weekend of 6/23-25 2017|

Local Resident Scammed

A local resident was scammed out of $3620.00. The resident was told her computer was infected with a virus. The “company” offered to clean the computer of viruses for just $239.00 a year. The resident let the company take control of her computer and her banking information. The company told her they lost their license and had to return her money. They put $4800 into her bank account instead of the $480. The phone caller asked her to go to Walmart, get (8) $500 gift cards and read them the numbers. The card numbers were read to the caller. The initial $4800 “deposit” was actually the resident’s own money. The scammer had moved that money from the resident’s savings to her checking account to make it look like a deposit.

By |June 20th, 2017|Blog, News|Comments Off on Local Resident Scammed|

Law Report 6/9-6/12

On Friday, a blight notification was taped to a door on Clover Lane. Other blight warnings left at south east 2nd Avenue, south east 1st Avenue, and Willow Lane.
A wallet was found on S.E. 4th Avenue. Contact the Grand Rapids Police Department to claim.
A bad check was accepted from a resident in Winger, Minnesota. It was flagged for fraud.
Two toddlers were found playing near a road with no parent visible on Saturday. The parent was found and the event documented. She was also informed of the blight ordinance.
A car drove across the field between Walmart into the parking lot of Home Depot. The vehicle crashed into a tree. The male driver stated that his brakes went out. It was learned the driver is subject to spot checks and probation wanted him tested based on the information provided.
On Sunday, a greenhouse on Pokegama Avenue South was burglarized. Some on took 20 plants valued at $4.49, 1 brown plastic container 1’x1′ with plants valued at $29.99, 2 small frog statues green glass valued $18.99 each and 1 small bird statue green glass valued at $7.99.
Three juveniles got ice cream and left without paying. They were detained and returned to their parents.
A 17 year old lost his wallet in Hill City at the mud run and needed gas to get home. No one in town would take a credit card over the phone. Officers talked with station management who said they would take a credit card if officers identified the grandmother. Gas was pumped and paid for.
On Sunday, officers cited a driver for parking on a handicap parking space.
Officers retrieved a […]

By |June 13th, 2017|Blog, News|Comments Off on Law Report 6/9-6/12|

High Speed Chase

A 48 year old man was jailed Sunday on domestic assault charges after leading police on a high speed chase along Highway 37. Deputies attempted to arrest the man in Cherry Township for an incident that occurred Saturday in the McKinney Lake area. The man fled and led duties on a high speed chase on Highway 37 and south on Highway 53. On several occasions, the man waved a long gun out the driver’s side window and eventually threw it out the window. Near the area of Highway 53 and Highway 33, deputies performed a PIT stop and disabled the vehicle. The suspect was uninjured but was taken to a hospital for evaluation before being booked into the St. Louis County Jail.

By |May 30th, 2017|Blog, News|Comments Off on High Speed Chase|

Aurora Hiker Found

An Aurora woman is safe after becoming lost while hiking in the Boundry Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Saturday evening, St. Louis County sheriff’s Deputies were alerted by the woman’s husband that he received a text from his wife saying that she was lost near Angleworm Lake. The St Louis County Volunteer Rescue Squad sent two teams into the Echo Trail. 49 year old Rachael Lehman was located just before midnight. Lehman was taken to the Ely Bloomenson hospital with possible hypothermia.

By |May 30th, 2017|Blog, News|Comments Off on Aurora Hiker Found|

IMCare to be Managed by County

On a 3-1 vote, the Itasca County Board of Commissioners voted to assume the financial risks of managing IMCare. Chair Terry Snyder was absent and Commissioner Ives was the dissenting vote.
IMCare is a Health Care Program Administered by Itasca County Health for people served by Minnesota Care or Medical Assistance.
An IMCare subcommittee met and discussed the risks, benefits, and challenges. Commissioner Tinquist thanked the committee for its time and patience.

In other action:
The board of commissioners approved a payment of $1.7 million dollars to St. Louis County as its fiscal disparities payment.
Approved the building of a new garage in Warba for county equipment. The vote was 3-1 in favor, Commissioner Ives dissenting.
And approved the sale of $8.2 Million dollars’ worth of bond refinancing, saving the county $150,000 in interest saving.

By |May 26th, 2017|Blog, News|Comments Off on IMCare to be Managed by County|

Home on Arbo Road Expoldes

A home on Arbo Road exploded around 9:00 this morning. One woman was in the home at the time, and escaped with minor injuries. The home was engulfed in fire after the explosion. Grand Rapids, Cohasset, Trout Lake Fire Departments and Minnesota DNR Wildfire crew assisted in battling the fire. The cause of the explosion and fire is unknown and is being investigated by the Minnesota Fire Marshall’s Office.

By |May 16th, 2017|Blog, News|Comments Off on Home on Arbo Road Expoldes|

Floodwood Fire

A fire Monday afternoon at Matt Incorporated damaged a small part of the building. Patty Karpik told us the employees did a great job when the fire was discovered, keeping the fire contained until fire crews arrived. Karpik said it could have been a lot worse. The roof was damaged by the fire, but so far it’s not leaking. Karpik said she offered employees the chance to be laid off until the damage was cleaned-up, but they all stayed on to help with the cleanup. Karpik thanked the Floodwood, Culver, and Arrowhead Fire Departments for their great work.

By |May 16th, 2017|Blog, News|Comments Off on Floodwood Fire|