Crime

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 of paying his parents’ bills [...]

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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 inmate told jail staff that Neihart [...]

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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, gathered for an initial [...]

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Authorities on Tuesday arrested three people out of a Rush City home, where a search warrant uncovered a suspected methamphetamine lab and other related contraband. According to a press release from the Chisago County Sheriff’s Office: A section of South Frandsen Avenue was closed and neighboring residents were evacuated at the time of the narcotics [...]

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Investigation closed in alleged theft from Hay Days Legal counsel for Aaron Jude Schnagl, 30, who was indicted by a Chisago County Grand Jury in December 2013 on third-degree (unintentional) murder in the death of Danielle Mary Jelinek, is arguing the indictment be dismissed. Issues including whether or not the grand jury proceedings were flawed, [...]

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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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