Crime
A Wyoming man was arrested late last month for burglarizing an apartment and sexually assaulting a woman who lives there with a child. Matthew Alan Meyer, 23, charged with first degree burglary of an occupied residence and criminal sexual conduct in the third degree, made his first appearance Oct. 2...Read More
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$2,500 reward offered The North Branch Police Department and the State Fire Marshal’s Office are seeking the public’s assistance in tracking down the person or persons responsible for a burglary and arson fire at the Main Street Center building in North Branch. Deb Heggerston, the landlord of th...Read More
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Authorities on Sept. 23 arrested three people out of a Rush City home where a search warrant uncovered a suspected methamphetamine lab and other related contraband. For safety reasons, a section of South Frandsen Avenue near West Fourth Street was closed and neighboring residents were evacuated at t...Read More
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A Shoreview man has been charged with four counts of financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult for the alleged theft of $216,437 from his parents, money he obtained from the sale of their home in August 2010. Deno Walter Berndt, 49, a former Minneapolis lawyer, had taken over the responsibility o...Read More
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An inmate of the Chisago County Jail was reportedly found to be in possession of slightly more than 40 grams of methamphetamine Sept. 2. According to a criminal complaint from the Chisago Attorney’s Office, an inmate told jail staff that another inmate, Crystal Ann Neihart, 30, had narcotics. The ...Read More
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One North Branch neighborhood is taking a stand against the vandals who have become an ongoing problem since more than a dozen vehicles were damaged in a single night this month. Around 30 residents from Kate’s Estate, a neighborhood about a mile south of downtown North Branch on County Road 30, g...Read More
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