Crime

From Chisago County Attorney Janet Reiter The Chisago County Attorney’s Office has issued charges against a Shafer woman who is alleged to have distributed a controlled substance that resulted in the death of a 19-year-old man from Chisago City. Morgan Leslie Pavey, 20, was charged with a single count of third-degree murder, stemming from the June [...]

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Minnesota’s enhanced DWI enforcement and education efforts have been factors in the continued reduction of alcohol related deaths, but impaired driving remains a serious threat, accounting for more than 100 deaths each year, thousands of people injured and 30,000 motorists arrested for DWI. One in seven Minnesota drivers has a DWI on record. Research shows [...]

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Nicholas Bassett, the man who briefly eluded police in North Branch by hiding in a cornfield July 17 before being arrested the following day, was sentenced in Isanti County District Court July 24 on warrant charges. Those charges were felony fifth-degree drug possession and misdemeanor fourth-degree property damage. Bassett was supposed to appear in court [...]

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Suspect currently in custody in Isanti County   Those who live near 400th Street and Golden Avenue in North Branch likely noticed an increased police presence in the area around 8:30 p.m. Thursday. According to information from the North Branch Police Department, authorities from North Branch, the Chisago County Sheriff’s Office and even a K-9 [...]

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Multiple authorities were needed to apprehend a man who reportedly pulled a gun and then a knife during a July 2 traffic stop near Wyoming that escalated into a high-speed chase on Interstate 35 southbound. In the aftermath, Thomas Edward Weller, 45, of Oakdale, Minnesota, was charged with four felonies — second-degree assault with a [...]

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