Crime

Hiawatha Hazelrigg, 45, Waite Park, had one count of felony fifth degree possession of drugs and one gross misdemeanor count of driving after cancellation dismissed Sept. 25 in Morrison County District Court. On April 10, a Royalton police officer stopped a car for having a cracked windshield, a broken taillight and had been swerving within [...]

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Myron Kenneth Hart Jr., 31, Little Falls, was charged Oct. 9 in Morrison County District Court with felony domestic assault. On Oct. 9, officers from the Little Falls Police Department met with a victim of alleged domestic assault. The victim said she and Hart had an argument at a Little Falls bar which continued while [...]

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The following people, charged with a gross misdemeanor or misdemeanor level crime in Morrison County District Court, have recently been sentenced: Gross Misdemeanors •Andrew John Swankier, 29, Royalton; (offense: 10/31/13) theft, fined $585, sentenced to 75 days in jail and supervised probation for two years. •David John Salitros, 43, Bowlus; (offense: 9/7/13) dismissed against Salitros [...]

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Oct. 3 — Someone stole a titanium gray with black Gary Fisher-Tassajara mountain bike from a residence on 65th Street in Royalton. Oct. 4 — A resident on Basil Road in Swanville reported a theft. Oct. 6 — A resident on First Street Northeast in Little Falls reported someone had damaged their property. Oct. 6 [...]

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On Wednesday, Warren John Okerman, 46, Pierz, was in court for his plea hearing. At that time his defense lawyer, Scott Wonderlich, entered a plea of not guilty of third degree murder. On June 1, 2012, Okerman and Leslie Ellyn Peterson were together when she died. The complaint alleged that Okerman provided methamphetamine to Peterson, [...]

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A Bemidji man was convicted Oct. 3 of possession of a controlled substance. Anthony Allan Zimmerman, 56, was stopped Dec. 30, 2013, by a member of the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office for an obscured license plate. While speaking with Zimmerman, the deputy noted marijuana on the floor in the back of the vehicle. When the [...]

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The Central Minnesota Violent Offender Task Force conducted a search warrant Oct. 6, at the address of 11000 Hwy. 10 North, lot 76, in Benton County. The search warrant was based on information received through citizen tips and officers’ observations. The residence is owned by Dennis Geise, 44, of Rice. Geise was located at the [...]

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Ba’cari Airion Meadows, 19, Coon Rapids, was charged Oct. 6 in Morrison County District Court of felony theft and a warrant has been issued for his arrest. On Aug. 18, the victim of the theft called the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office to report the theft of his lock box. The box, he said, contained $35,000 [...]

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Derrick Joel Hulsey, 31, Little Falls, was convicted by the Morrison County District Court Oct. 8 of felony second degree assault with a dangerous weapon. On Aug. 24, 2013, Little Falls officers responded to a report of an assault with a chain saw. The suspect, Hulsey, was quickly located and placed in handcuffs. In the [...]

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