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Local crime blotters Sept. 5, 2013

Wright County Sheriff’s Office

Aug. 26, Phillip Lee Harrison, 24 of Annandale, was arrested in Albion Township on the charges of disorderly conduct and filing a false police report.

Aug. 27, Linda Sue Gipson, 52 of Annandale was arrested in Stearns
County on an apprehension and detention order from Wright County.

Aug. 27, Jordan Tyndale Vaughan, 24 of Annandale, was arrested in Albion Township on the charges of domestic assault and domestic assault by strangulation.

Aug. 28, Bruce Leroy Hansen, 45 of Clearwater, was arrested in Silver
Creek Township on the charges of domestic assault by strangulation and interference with a 911 call.

Aug. 28, Cody Lee Richard Duane Hawes, 22 of Cokato, was arrested in Sherburne County on a Wright County warrant for third-degree burglary.

Aug. 29, Michael Anthony Sparks, 38 of Annandale, was arrested in Annandale for violation of a no-contact order.

Aug. 29, Dustin Michael Sullivan, 37 of Annandale, was arrested in Annandale on the charge of domestic assault.

Aug. 30, Jacob Matthew Houck, 20 of Annandale, was arrested in Annandale on charges of criminal damage to property, disorderly conduct and a Hennepin County warrant for damage to property.

Aug. 30, Patrick James Geislinger, 42 of Watkins, was arrested in Annandale on the charge of third-degree DWI.

Aug. 30, Timothy John Lang, 55
of Maple Lake, was charged with
misdemeanor fifth-degree assault.

Aug. 30, John Charles Wagner,
28 of Annandale, was charged with misdemeanor fifth-degree assault.

Aug. 30, Raul Rocha, 29 of Eden Valley, was arrested in Monticello on the charge of false information to police.

Aug. 31, Christopher Anthony Baker, 27 of South Haven, was arrested in Annandale on the charges of disorderly conduct, fourth-degree assault and criminal damage to property.

Sept. 1, Bernard Glenn Sansoucie Jr., 35 of Annandale, was arrested in Annandale on the charge of third-degree DWI.

Sept. 2, Natasha Christine Frey,
29 of Annandale, was arrested in Annandale on the charge of fifth-
degree controlled substance violation.

There were 29 property-damage accidents, 11 personal-injury accidents, 1 hit-and-run accidents, and
2 car-deer accidents.

There were 7 arrests for DWI, and 57 tickets for miscellaneous traffic violations reported this week.

Meeker County Sheriff’s Office

Sunday, Sept. 2, 2013

11:37 a.m. the Sheriff’s Office received a dog complaint at a residence on 4th Street North in
Watkins. The dog was secured and a message was left for the owner to contact the Sheriff’s Office.

11:53 a.m. the Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a vehicle theft at a residence on 280th Street, Kingston Township. 

2:19 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office received a report of a theft of lights from a dock from a residence on 748th Avenue, Kingston Township.

3:15 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office dispatched the Watkins Ambulance for a medical at the Hilltop Health Care Center. One party was taken to Buffalo Hospital.

4:59 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office received a threats complaint from a residence on 602nd Avenue, Manannah Township. 

6:33 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office responded to and dispatched Dassel Rescue and Gold Cross Ambulance to a medical at a residence on 318th Street, Kingston Township. One individual was treated on scene and was transported to the
St. Cloud Hosp. by a private vehicle.

Sunday, Sept. 1

11:50 a.m. the Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of unsafe conditions on 367th Street, Forest Prairie Township. Upon arrival of the deputy the owner of trailer was advised to move the trailer off of the roadway.

3:24 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office dispatched Watkins Ambulance to a medical at a residence on
Lynden Avenue East, Kimball. One individual was transported to the
St. Cloud Hospital.

Saturday, Aug. 31

12:56 a.m. the Sheriff’s Office dispatched Watkins Ambulance for a medical at Hilltop Health Care Center on Luella Street in Watkins. One individual was transported to St. Cloud Hospital.

3:23 a.m. the Sheriff’s Office dispatched Eden Valley Rescue Squad, per the request of the
Stearns County Sheriff’s Office, for a medical at a residence on MN Highway 22, Eden Lake Township. One individual was assisted at the scene.

10:07 a.m. the Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a dog complaint at a residence on Cedar Avenue North, Watkins. The deputy was able to locate the dog and it was secured at the residence.

1:55 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a property damage accident at Ugly Tom’s Valley Quick Stop on Meeker Avenue West, Eden Valley.

6:11 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office dispatched weather spotters, per the National Weather Service, which advised that Meeker County was in a Severe Thunderstorm Warning. Reports were received of heavy rain in the entire county as well as minor damage to one of the CP Railroad crossing arms on State Street North, City of Eden Valley. CP Railroad was contacted and repairs were made, and there were no further issues.

Friday, Aug. 30

12:41 a.m. the Sheriff’s Office dispatched Watkins Ambulance for a medical at Hilltop Health Care Center on Luella Street in Watkins. One individual was transported to Buffalo Hospital in Wright County.

12:43 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office responded to an alarm at Manhattan Toy on Park Avenue East, Eden Valley. The deputy was cancelled before arrival.

3:14 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office dispatched the Watkins Ambulance for a medical at the Hilltop Healthcare Center, Watkins. One party was taken to St. Cloud Hospital.

3:29 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office received a driving complaint on 617th Avenue, Manannah Township. The party requested extra patrol in the area.

3:45 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office responded to a trespassing report on 365th Street, Forest Prairie Township. 

5:37 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office took a report of a cabin burglary on Lake Francis, 748th Avenue, Kingston Township.

8:14 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office responded to assist a resident on Lake Francis, 748th Avenue, Kingston Township.

8:25 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office took a report of a possible order for protection violation at a residence on 367th Street, North Kingston Township.

9:43 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office transferred a cellular 9-1-1 call to the Wright County Sheriff’s Office for a report of a one-vehicle roll-over in the area of County Road 2 and 46th Street Northwest, French Lake Township.

11:09 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office dispatched Watkins Ambulance for a medical at a residence on Central Avenue South in Watkins. One individual was treated at the scene.

Thursday, Aug. 29

12:50 a.m. the Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of suspicious activity near Hilltop Care Center, Luella Street, Watkins. 

11:47 a.m. the Sheriff’s Office received a report of a civil issue at a residence on 730th Avenue, Kingston Township. The deputy advised the individual of their options.

6:21 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office responded to assist the Eden Valley Police Department with a report of a property damage accident in the area of State Street North and McCarthy Avenue, City of Eden Valley. The Eden Valley Rescue Squad was later dispatched, per the request of the Eden Valley Police Department, for a possible medical with the driver.

Wednesday, Aug. 28

7:36 a.m. the Sheriff’s Office took a report of check forgery at Jack’s BP on Service Road North in Watkins.

1:06 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office received a report of a civil issue at a residence on 375th Street, Manannah Township. The deputy advised the individual of their options.

4:48 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office dispatched Watkins Ambulance and the Eden Valley Rescue Squad to a medical at Todd’s Place on State Street North, Eden Valley. One individual was transported to the St. Cloud Hospital.

Tuesday, Aug. 27

6:40 a.m. the Sheriff’s Office dispatched Watkins Ambulance to a medical at a residence on County Road 48, Eden Lake Township in Stearns County. One individual was transported to the St. Cloud Hospital.

9:13 a.m. the Sheriff’s Office responded to and took a report of a theft at a residence on MN Highway 55, Manannah Township.

9:14 a.m. the Sheriff’s Office responded to and took a report of an animal complaint at a residence on MN Highway 24, Kingston Township.

12:26 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office responded to and dispatched
Watkins Ambulance to a report of suicide threats at a residence on Central Ave. So., Watkins. One individual was transported to the St. Cloud Hospital for evaluation.

3:31 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office received a report of criminal damage to property at a residence on 748th Avenue, Kingston Township.

6:09 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of harassment at an address on Meeker/Stearns Street, Watkins. The deputy made contact and advised of options.

Monday, Aug. 26

4:01 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of suspicious activity at a residence on Meeker Stearns Street, Forest Prairie Township. The deputy advised the individual of their options.

4:56 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office took information of suspicious activity at a residence on Western Avenue North, Watkins.

6:23 p.m. while on patrol a deputy came across two dogs standing on MN Highway 55, Manannah Township. The deputy was able to coax the dogs back to the residence where they belong.

September is National Preparedness Month (NPM)

Stearns County Emergency Management Participating in September’s National Preparedness Month (NPM)

This September you can be the Hero

This September is National Preparedness Month (NPM). The event, now in its ninth year, is a nationwide, month-long effort hosted by the Ready Campaign and Citizen Corps, encouraging households, businesses and communities to prepare and plan for emergencies. Stearns
County Emergency Management has committed to participate in National Preparedness to encourage readiness throughout
Stearns County. Stearns County
Emergency Management will have preparedness displays at the
Stearns County Administration Building and the Stearns County Service Center in Waite Park.

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Suicide Prevention Month events planned at St. Cloud VA

In recognition of September as Suicide Prevention Month, the St. Cloud VA asks individuals to show their support for veterans in crisis and help raise awareness of the VA mental health services veterans have earned. In support of these objectives, several events are planned and the public is invited to attend and participate in the events.

Thursday, Sept. 12, at 7 p.m., Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training is being offered at the St. Cloud Public Library’s Mississippi Room. Gatekeeper training programs offer participants the knowledge to respond to someone in crisis and can save lives.

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Local crime blotters Aug. 29, 2013

Wright County Sheriff’s Office

Aug. 19, Tina Louise VanDesteeg, 44 of Howard Lake, was arrested in Cokato Township on a Wright County warrant for theft.

Aug. 19, Crystal Ann Tabbut, 31 of Annandale, was arrested in Buffalo on the charge of theft.

Aug. 19, Brittani Rae Schroeder,
27 of Maple Lake, was charged with felony identity theft.

Aug. 20, Timothy David Rousu, 24 of Annandale was arrested in Monticello on the charge of second- degree DWI test refusal.

Aug. 21, Eric Joseph Raisanen, 40 of Annandale, was charged with felony fraud.

Aug. 22, Anthony James Demarco, 21 of Annandale, was arrested in Annandale on an apprehension and detention order from the Minn. Department of Corrections.

Aug. 22, Matthew Duane Albrecht, 21 of Howard Lake, was arrested in Howard Lake on the charges of second-degree burglary and possession of stolen property.

Aug. 23, Shawn Dean Albrecht, 25 of Howard Lake, was arrested in Howard Lake on the charge of lottery fraud.

Aug. 24, Timothy David Rousu, 24 of Annandale, was arrested in Annandale on a Hennepin County warrant for fifth-degree controlled substance violation.

Aug. 25, Todd Lowell Stenmark, 44 of Cokato was arrested in Cokato on the charge of domestic assault by strangulation.

There were 19 property-damage accidents, 9 personal-injury accidents, 1 hit-and-run accidents, and
2 car-deer accidents.

There were 5 arrests for DWI, and 50 tickets for miscellaneous traffic violations reported this week.

Meeker County Sheriff’s Office

Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013

10:20 a.m. the Sheriff’s Office took a report of theft from a boat at a residence on 748th Avenue, Kingston Township, Lake Francis.

10:30 a.m. the Sheriff’s Office took a report of theft from a boat at a residence on 748th Avenue, Kingston Township, Lake Francis.

11:56 a.m. the Sheriff’s Office took a report of theft from a residence on 748th Avenue, Kingston Township, Lake Francis.

1:30 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office assisted the MN State Patrol at the scene of a motorcycle accident on MN Highway 15, Kingston Township. Dassel Rescue and Gold Cross Ambulance were dispatched to the scene. There were only minor injuries reported. Dassel Rescue and Gold Cross Ambulance were canceled a short time later.

5:06 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office assisted the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office in trying to make contact with an individual at a residence on 617th Avenue, Manannah Township. Deputies checked the residence and the individual was found to no longer reside there.

11:23 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of juvenile trouble at the Watkins softball fields on 1st Street in Watkins. Multiple juveniles were given curfew warnings and sent home.

Saturday, Aug. 24

5:02 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office took a report of a possible alarm on Central Avenue South, Watkins.
It was found that it was not an alarm and the deputy was canceled.

10:03 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office responded to and dispatched
Watkins Ambulance to a medical at a residence on Central Avenue South, Watkins. One individual was treated on scene and no transport was needed.

11:23 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office received a driving complaint on westbound MN Hwy. 55, Stearns
County. The caller was transferred to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office.

Friday, Aug. 23

11:21 a.m. the Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of an intoxicated driver in the area of Central Avenue North, Watkins. The vehicle was no longer in the area upon the deputy’s arrival.

3:43 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office responded to and dispatched Watkins Ambulance to a medical at a residence on 653rd Avenue, Forest Prairie Township. One individual was transported to the St. Cloud Hospital.

4:07 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office responded to a suspicious person at St. Matthews United Church of Christ, County State Aid Highway 2, Forest City. The individual was gone upon the deputies arrival.

8:03 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office dispatched Watkins Ambulance to a medical at a residence on Magnus Johnson Street North, Kimball. One individual was transported to the Buffalo Hospital.

11:55 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office took a report of an assault that occurred at the Meeker County Fairgrounds, County State Aid Highway 42, Litchfield Township. Ronald Jason Bergman, age 36 of Litchfield, was arrested for third-degree assault and transported to the Meeker County Jail.

11:58 p.m. a Sheriff’s Deputy observed suspicious activity at the Watkins softball fields on 1st Street in Watkins. The deputy spoke with the individuals and found all to be okay.

Thursday, Aug. 22

10:13 a.m. the Sheriff’s Office responded to and dispatched Dassel Rescue and Gold Cross Ambulance to a medical at a residence on 742nd Ave., Kingston Township. One individual was transported to the Hutchinson Hospital.

3:28 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office assisted the public with a civil matter at a residence in the
Watkins Trailer Park, Watkins.

3:46 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office received a report of mailbox damage at a residence on Meeker
Stearns Street, Forest Prairie Township. The mailbox was actually in Stearns County and the damage will also be reported to them.

4:46 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office took a report of check forgery at Flash’s Gas and Auto, 3rd Street North, Watkins.

8:13 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office responded to and dispatched the Watkins Fire Department to ventilate an apartment at St. Anthony Manor, Watkins. Someone had burned food, and there was no damage.

Wednesday, Aug. 21

7:40 a.m. the Sheriff’s Office assisted the public at a residence in the Watkins Trailer Park. An individual was advised of their options.

11:55 a.m. the Sheriff’s Office took a report of check forgery at the Kingston Minimart, MN Highway 15, Kingston Township.

1:16 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of motor vehicle tampering at a residence in the Watkins Trailer Park. There was no damage to the vehicle and the substance was able to be washed off.

11:03 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office dispatched the Watkins Ambulance to a medical at Hilltop Healthcare Center, Watkins. One individual was transported to the Paynesville Hospital.

Tuesday, Aug. 20

10:18 a.m. the Sheriff’s Office took a report of a vulnerable adult at a residence on Church Street, Watkins.

3:32 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office dispatched Watkins Ambulance to a medical at a residence on Sunrise Drive North, Kimball. One individual was transported to the St. Cloud Hospital.

Monday, Aug. 19

1:32 a.m. the Sheriff’s Office responded to a noise complaint at a park on Cedar Avenue and Church Street, City of Watkins. The deputy checked the park and located a vehicle; the owner of which was contacted, responded and took possession of the keys and the found property.

6:09 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of an unwanted person at a residence in the Watkins Trailer Park,
Watkins. Upon arrival of the deputy Samantha Ann Dobis, age 20,
Watkins, was arrested on a Stearns County Warrant.

10:53 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office dispatched Watkins Ambulance to a medical at a residence on
Calumet Road, Stearns County. One individual was transported to the Buffalo Hospital.

11:41 p.m. a Meeker County deputy came across suspicious activity on MN Highway 24,
Forest City Township. All was found to be okay.

Car/bicycle crash near Paynesville


Friday, Aug. 16, at 9:12 a.m., the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office was called to the intersection of County Road 16 and 293 Avenue, approximately 2 miles north of Paynesville, Zion Township, to a reported car / bicycle crash with injuries. Josie Magnan, age 22, was driving a 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix southbound on 293 Avenue when she approached the controlled intersection with County Road 16. Magnan continued through the intersection southbound without stopping at the stop sign, and struck the bicyclist, Gerald Johnson, age 55, of Bemidji, who was traveling westbound on County Road 16. Paynesville Fire & Rescue, Paynesville Ambulance and LifeLink were also dispatched to the call. Upon arrival, Johnson was given medical treatment and airlifted to the St. Cloud hospital by LifeLink. Magnan was also given medical treatment and left the scene by private party. Gerald Johnson was participating in day 2 of the “Bicycle Around Minnesota” tour traveling from Albany to Spicer, Minn.