Tricounty News

Local crime blotters Aug 22, 2013

Wright County Sheriff’s Office

Aug. 12, Timothy Carl Weber, 38 of Annandale, was arrested in Annandale on a MN Department of Corrections warrant for probation violation.

Aug. 12, Linda Sue Gipson, 52 of Annandale, was arrested in Buffalo on Wright County warrants for theft, terroristic threats, and disorderly conduct.

Aug. 14, Mark Reinhold Lies, 28 of Annandale, was arrested in Stearns County on a Wright County warrant for fifth-degree controlled substance violation.


Handgun found

Monday, Aug. 12, the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a citizen who had found a handgun on County Road 4 in St. Wendel Township. The handgun was turned over to the Sheriff’s Office and as of Aug. 19, the owner has not been identified. If anyone has lost a handgun recently, please call (320)
259-3700, and identify it.


Kimball Fire Department rolls out new rescue truck

The Kimball Fire Department is anxiously awaiting the arrival of its new rescue truck, which is scheduled for delivery July 29. Completely outfitted with all of the necessary medical equipment, the 2013 1-ton Dodge truck was purchased from AM Maus and Son of Kimball, and it features a mounted Wheeled-Coach Box. The funds for this truck are derived from gambling dollars and donations which total $84,000. The remaining $10,000 will come from the City of Kimball, Maine Prairie Township, Kingston Township and Fairhaven Township, for a total cost of $94,000. This truck will go on an average of 130 calls a year, as it responds to almost all the calls received by the department. Fire Chief John Gohmann is excited and very appreciative of the citizens’ generosity. “We received about $7,000 so far in donations, and anyone donating more than $100 will get their name on a donation plaque. We would love to thank everyone that has donated money to help purchase this truck, and we really appreciate the support we always receive from our community.”


Local crime blotters Aug. 15, 2013

Kingston shed fire

Monday, Aug. 12, at 2:45 p.m. the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office and the Dassel Fire Department responded to 31344 CSAH 19 for a shed fire. The owner, Junice Anderson, age 70, of Kimball had just mowed some grass and then put the mower back in the shed, and a short while later the 8x12-foot gardening shed burned. The shed and the items consisting of the lawn tractor, two tillers, a sprayer, a pull behind leaf rake, various hand tools and some antiques were a total loss. No one was injured as a result of this fire. The estimated total loss is approximately $8,000, and is under investigation by the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office.


Boat crash at Grand Lake

Saturday, Aug. 10, at 2:52 p.m., the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office responded to the address of 11329 Hubert Lane in Cold Spring for a boating crash with injuries on Grand Lake.

Gregory Beckrich was operating a Crestliner boat with his wife Linda and son Michael as passengers. While on Grand Lake, Beckrich’s boat was sideswiped by a 1998 Alumacraft outboard boat owned and driven by Clarence Bloch.

Linda Beckrich was taken to the St. Cloud Hospital by Gold Cross Ambulance and Michael Beckrich was taken to the St. Cloud Hospital by his father. Rockville Fire and Rescue and Gold Cross Ambulance assisted the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office with the accident. It is still under investigation.