Tricounty News

Local crime blotters Oct. 3, 2013

Wright County Sheriff’s Office

Sept. 25, Patrick Michael Remer, 49 of Maple Lake, was arrested in Buffalo on a Wright County warrant for stalking.

Sept. 26, Michael Jake Gagnon, 41 of Maple Lake, was arrested in Benton County on Wright County warrants for disorderly conduct and violation of a no contact order.

Sept. 26, Matthew Ray Thurman, 19 of Cokato, was arrested in Buffalo on a Wright County warrant for fifth-degree controlled substance violation.

Sept. 28, Dean Eric Kofoed, 55 of Maple Lake, was arrested in Maple Lake Township on the charge of reckless discharge of a firearm.

Sept. 29, Samara Leigh Juhl, 19 of Otsego, was arrested in Buffalo on the charge of aiding and abetting robbery.

Sept. 29, Tyler James Fisher, 19 of Annandale, was arrested in Corinna Township on the charges of second-degree murder and aiding and abetting robbery.


Homicide in Annandale

Saturday, Sept. 28, at 7:59 a.m., the Annandale Police Department was dispatched to a residence on Poplar Avenue North in Annandale where 42-year old Kyle Greene was found dead in his house. The case is being investigated by Annandale Police, Wright County Sheriff’s Office, and the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office.

Sunday, Sept. 29, the Midwest W-tylerjamesfishersamaraleighjuhlMedical Examiner’s Office ruled the death of Kyle Greene was homicide. That same day, two persons were arrested in connection with Greene’s death. Tyler James Fisher, 19 of Annandale, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder. Samara Leigh Juhl, 19 of Otsego, also was arrested. Both remain in Wright County Jail, and both were charged with aggravated robbery.

The incident remains under investigation and anyone with information about the death is asked to call the Annandale Police Department or the Wright County Sheriff at (763) 682-1162. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.


Samara Leigh Juhl, age 19 is on the left, Tyler James Fisher, 19 is on the right.

Fatal crash Monday

Monday, Sept. 30, at 7:08 a.m., the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office, Dassel Fire Department, Dassel Rescue, Gold Cross Ambulance, Minnesota Department of Transportation, and Minnesota State Patrol responded to a two-vehicle accident with injuries near the intersection of U.S. Highway 12 and 735th Avenue, in Dassel Township. Bruce Resch, 50 years old, from Royalton, Minn., was driving a 2007 Peterbilt Semi pulling an empty flatbed trailer eastbound on U.S. Highway 12, when it collided with a 2006 Volkswagen passenger car driven by Kristofor Tanner, 23 years old, from Dassel.

The driver of the Volkswagen died at the scene as a result of injuries sustained during the crash, and the driver of the semi, Bruce Resch, was not injured. There were no passengers in either vehicle. This crash is currently under investigation by the Minnesota State Patrol.

Local crime blotters Sept. 26, 2013

Fire in Clearwater home

Wednesday, Sept. 18, Stearns
County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call in reference to a house fully engulfed in flames at 232 Englewood Road, Lynden Township, in Clearwater. No one was home at the time of the fire, and there were no injuries.
The home is owned by Robert and Janet Moeller.

Fire departments from Clear-water, Clear Lake, and St. Augusta extinguished the fire.

The Clearwater Fire Department will investigate the cause of the fire, which may have been a wood-burning appliance. 


Kendall appointed to post

Janelle P. Kendall appointed Minnesota State Director of National District Attorney Association

Janelle P. Kendall, Stearns County Attorney, was appointed the Minnesota State Director of the National District Attorney Association (NDAA) at the Minnesota County Attorney Association board meeting last week.

Kendall has been a member of the MCAA Board of Directors for 14 years and was president in 2009. She received the 2010 Johnson Distinguished Service Award for her outstanding service and leadership to the profession. “She is a strong advocate for prosecutors and the communities they serve and will be the voice of Minnesota Prosecutors at the NDAA,” said MCAA Executive Director John Kingrey.

The National District Attorneys Association is the oldest and largest professional organization representing criminal prosecutors in the world. Its members come from the offices of district attorneys, state’s attorneys, attorneys general, and county and city prosecutors with responsibility for prosecuting criminal violations in every state and territory of the United States.