Tricounty News

Local crime blotters July 10, 2014

Wright County Sheriff’s Office

July 1, Christopher Joseph Stark, 24 of Annandale, was arrested in Annandale on the charge of domestic assault by strangulation.

July 4, Thomas Alan Johnson, 30 of Annandale, was arrested in Annandale on a McLeod County warrant for violation of an order for protection.

July 5, Brandon Michael Anderson, 26 of Annandale, was arrested in Albion Township on the charge of second-degree DWI.

July 5, Christopher Paul Hazel, 37 of Annandale, was arrested in Annandale on the charges of obstruction with force and disorderly conduct.

July 5, Johnathan William Hansen, 29 of Annandale, was arrested in Annandale on the charge of driving after cancellation inimical to public safety.


Missing person sought

On July 5, 2014, the Stearns County Sheriff’s received a missing person report from family members of Sara Winscher, age 36. Family members reported to the Sheriff’s Office that they have not heard from Winscher for approximately two weeks and that they are concerned for her welfare. They indicated that she may be living out of her vehicle at this time, and that in the past has frequented the Clearwater Travel Plaza and the Uptown area in Minneapolis. Winscher’s car is described as a 1998 Green Toyota Corolla with Hail Damage. The plate on the vehicle is 605 JVK. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Sara Winscher is asked to contact the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office at (320) 251-4240. The Sheriff’s Office needs to make contact with her to check her welfare only.


One-car crash in Rockville

Friday, July 4, 2014, the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office responded to a one vehicle traffic crash at 21273 Agate Beach Rd. in Rockville. Charles Lenzmeier, age 20, was operating a 1981 Chevrolet truck on Agate Beach Rd. when he lost control of the vehicle and hit a tree, head-on. Lenzmeier received a significant laceration to his head and other possible injuries. He was taken to the St. Cloud Hospital by Gold Cross Ambulance for treatment of those injuries. He was treated on scene by the Rockville Fire and Rescue squad who also responded to the crash. The crash remains under investigation by the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office.


ATV fire July 4

Friday, July 4, at 11:14 p.m., the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office and the Avon Fire Dept were dispatched to an ATV fire at 18651 CR 154, Avon Twp. Scott Gerard Michaletz, 58, of North Branch had seen his ATV on fire from inside the vacation home.

A 2006 Polaris Sportsman 500 and an attached Otter trailer were engulfed in flames. The fire was believed to have been started by spent illegal fireworks left in the trailer attached to the ATV. No injuries were reported from the fire. The ATV and trailer were a total loss. The incident remains under investigation.

Fight at bar leads to arrest

Friday, June 27, 2014 at 6:42 p.m., the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a fight occurring at Bud’s Bar at 125 Central Avenue North in Watkins, and a Meeker County Sheriff’s Deputy was dispatched to the scene. Upon the deputy’s arrival, it was observed that two people were attempting to restrain the suspect who was later identified as Jerico Beith, 33 years of age, of Kingston. The deputy, with the assistance of the two citizens were able to restrain Beith’s hands, however, Beith continued to resist the deputy’s verbal commands and in the struggle, bit one of the citizens in the thumb and the second citizen in the wrist. Beith continued to resist arrest and attempted to bite the deputy as well. Watkins ambulance responded to the scene and the two citizens were treated and released at the scene. Beith was taken to Meeker Memorial Hospital for lacerations and other injuries sustained during the fight.