Crime

Justin Edward Minnerath, 31, Little Falls, was charged July 14 in Morrison County District Court with one felony count of fifth degree possession of a controlled substance. A Morrison County deputy responded to a report of a car parked on Haven Road with the driver passed out behind the wheel. The deputy woke the driver, [...]

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Corey Raymond Gorton, 25, Little Falls, was charged July 16 with one felony count of receiving stolen property. On May 28, the Benton County Sheriff’s Office received a report of the theft of a $1,800 John Deere lawn mower. On May 30, a Little Falls police officer responded to the Lik-Nu Gun and Pawn Shop [...]

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A Little Falls man was sentenced July 8 to nine years in the Minnesota Correctional Facility in St. Cloud. James Cloutier, 70, was arrested in April in Anoka County and charged with first and second-degree criminal sexual conduct for having sexual contact with a child under the age of 13. He pleaded guilty to the [...]

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The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office received several complaints in the month of July, of someone trying to break into the money drop box at the Pow Wow Campgrounds west of Royalton. A white male, later identified as 35 year old Michael Henry of Royalton, was allegedly seen on a surveillance camera attempting to break into [...]

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The Morrison County Sheriff’s Department responded to the report of a homeowner in Hillman Township that, upon arriving home about 3 p.m. Monday, July 21, the resident found a woman walking out of the home. The woman drove away from the residence, but was later identified as Hannah Kloss, 32, of Pierz. Deputies located Kloss [...]

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After a traffic stop in Motley Township, a Morrison County deputy arrested a man from Minneapolis and one from St. Paul, for weapon and controlled substance charges. The deputy stopped the vehicle 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, for an equipment violation. The deputy allegedly smelled burnt marijuana in the vehicle and found the driver didn’t [...]

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July 10 — A burglary of a residence on Highway 27, Pierz, was reported. July 10 — Someone stole a large campaign sign from the intersection of Highway 25 and Nature Road in Royalton. July 10 — A black and white Huffy brand bicycle with a red shock was stolen from in front of the [...]

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Morrison County Sheriff Michel Wetzel reports that arrest warrants were issued for the following people. Those with information as to the whereabouts of anyone on the list, are asked to contact the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office at (320) 632-9233 or toll-free at 1 (866) 401-1111, ext. 180. The dates of issuance were July 1 – [...]

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