North Branch police reports major arrests and incidents that occur in the city limits. Chisago County Sheriff’s Office reports major crimes and arrests within Chisago County. The time refers to the time the incident was reported on the corresponding date.
Sept. 5: Forest Blvd., Stacy Trl., hit-and-run crash; a deputy arrived on scene and spoke with the complainant about being in a hit-and-run accident. He took a statement and photos of the damage. The suspect was located by other deputies, and citations were issued. (7:45 a.m.)
24000 block of Manning Trl., Chisago Lake Twp., theft of vehicle; the complainant reported theft of a trailer with a snowmobile, clothing and accessories. (3:35 p.m.)
Sept. 6: 300 block of Bench St., Taylors Falls, theft from vehicle; a stereo and speakers were taken from the car. (1:22 p.m.)
Sept. 7: 100 block of N. Main St., Center City, assault; a fight between two inmates was reported at the Chisago County Jail. (2:44 p.m.)
Forest Blvd., Stark Rd., traffic stop; a Chisago County Sheriff’s Office deputy ran a query on a vehicle registration and discovered the vehicle had been stolen. Before learning that the vehicle was reported stolen, the deputy had lost sight of it. The deputy relayed information to dispatch of the vehicle, which was last seen traveling northbound on County Road 30, north of Highway 95. Another deputy located the vehicle near Forest Boulevard and Golden Avenue in North Branch and noted another stolen vehicle was traveling near it. The two vehicles were a black Chevrolet Blazer and a Dodge Ram pickup truck.
Deputies were in position behind both vehicles and activated their emergency lights and sirens to signal the vehicles to pull over; however, neither driver complied and both accelerated. Upon entering Harris, the Dodge fled west on 440th Street, which turns into Galaxy Avenue upon veering north. This vehicle went off the roadway on the west side of Galaxy, just south of 450th Street. The occupant of the vehicle fled on foot and was later located with the assistance of a K-9 officer. That suspect was arrested without incident. He was identified as Curtis Lee Gebhart, 36, of Rush City. He was arrested for fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle, fleeing on foot, driving after revocation, possession of stolen propery-vehicle, and he also had an outstanding warrant in Anoka County. The Isanti County Sheriff’s Office took custody of the vehicle being driven by Gebhart, as that is where it was stolen from.
As the vehicle driven by Gebhart turned west on 440th Street, the other vehicle involved continued traveling northbound on Forest Boulevard and was pursed by deputies into Pine County. The Chisago County deputies were joined by Pine County deputies and officers from the State Patrol. The pursuit ended near Grand Casino in Hinckley. The driver, Koda David Aaneson, 20, of Hinckley, went off the road briefly and then gave up after contact was made with his vehicle by a squad car. The Pine County Sheriff’s Office arrested Aaneson and handled the tow of the stolen vehicle. Pine County will also be charging him. The vehicle was reported stolen out of Washington County. The arrested parties appear to be related to one another. No injuries were reported as a result of the pursuit. (10:49 p.m.)
47000 block of Cambridge Dr., Stanchfield, theft; a deputy responded to the location and made contact with the victims. They said they had put a check in the mail Sept. 2 for a T-Mobile bill. They called to see if the check had cleared and discovered it did clear, but for substantially more than it had been written out for. They contacted the bank and learned that it had been cashed by a man. They obtained a copy of the check, which appeared to have been washed. (7 p.m.)
Sept. 9: 29000 block of Summer St., theft of boat; a 14-foot Alumacraft jon boat was left chained up to the Franconia Landing and was stolen sometime between Sept. 4 and Sept. 9. A theft report was completed. (12:33 p.m.)
Sept. 10: 3700 block of Park Trl., Amador Twp., a deputy responded to Rod’s Country Corner for a report of someone rearranging letters on the signs overnight. The deputy met with the owner, who said the letters had been moved around to make lewd phrases. The owner said he had been approached earlier by a man who said he had done it and wanted to help put the signs back. The owner said there was no monetary damage suffered, but he requested the deputy speak to the suspect, who had camped at the ball field in town. The deputy made contact with him at the ball field. The man said he was intoxicated when the incident happened and said he was sorry. The deputy advised him to go back and apologize to the owner; he said that he would. The deputy advised the man to not get so intoxicated in the future. (7:20 a.m.)
Sept. 4: Duane Joseph Leehy, 56, North Branch, fifth degree possession of a controlled substance – amphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia.
Sept. 5: Joseph Warren Grove Jr., 40, North Branch, fifth degree assault.
Jacob Robert Beriou, 27, Chisago City, driving after license cancellation – inimical to public safety.
Daniel John Ledin, 34, North Branch, probation violation.
Sept. 6: Lori Lynn Shoultz, 56, North Branch, third degree DWI.
Joshua Allan Guslander, 25, Wyoming, child neglect.
Sept. 7: Jack Rodriguez, 56, Wyoming, DWI, driving restrictions, uninsured vehicle.
Jeffrey John McDonough, 44, North Branch, disorderly conduct.
Sept. 8: Curtis Lee Gebhart, 36, Rush City, fleeing a peace officer, possession of a stolen vehicle, driving after license revocation.
Sept. 9: Karissa Marie Wilson, 26, Harris, fourth degree DWI.
Sept. 10: Dustin Richard Leaf, 29, North Branch, DWI-refuse to submit to chemical test, driving at greater than reasonable speed.