Crime
Three women who were arrested and charged last month following a 1 1/2 month investigation at Asian Massage Spa in North Branch are awaiting their respective pretrial hearings in Chisago County District Court. Xirong Chen, 48, of Fresh Meadows, New York, was charged with a felony count of promoting ...Read More
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by Rachel Kytonen [email protected] A Stanchfield man is facing a felony drug charge following a traffic stop on Highway 95 near the Rum River. Nathanael Matthew Putbrese, 22, was charged April 7 before Judge Stoney Hiljus in Isanti County District Court with felony fifth-degree drug posses...Read More
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A jury trial has been set for a Rush City prison inmate charged with attempted first degree murder in connection with a 2012 incident that left another inmate with a traumatic brain injury. The trial for Mark William Latimer, 57, whose last known address was in northeast Minnesota, is scheduled for ...Read More
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A local woman who last fall pleaded guilty to felony drug possession, following a search warrant that uncovered a suspected meth lab at a Rush City home, was sentenced Jan. 27. Angela Jeanette Zaffke, 37, of Rush City, received a stayed sentence of 13 months prison and 180 days local jail with credi...Read More
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A North Branch woman has been charged with one count of criminal vehicular homicide, stemming from the August 21, 2014, crash that claimed the life of 10-year-old Dallas Kasper. An initial court hearing has yet to be scheduled for Noelle Jean Strohecker, 46, whose blood test following the crash reve...Read More
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A woman claiming to be manager of the Asian Massage Spa business in North Branch was arrested on charges of felony solicitation and promotion of prostitution during a search warrant there March 17. She has been identified as 48-year-old Xirong Chen, out of New York, who appeared in Chisago County Di...Read More
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Commissioners agree state should be involved The Chisago County Board of Commissioners doesn’t have a concrete plan yet about how it’s going to address the residency of predatory offenders in the county, but commissioners agreed March 18 that the state should be involved in the process. After ab...Read More
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