Crime

Dennis John Orozco, 50, Little Falls, was charged Aug. 7 in Morrison County District Court with one felony count of fifth degree possession of a controlled substance and one gross misdemeanor count of obstructing legal process with force. A Little Falls police officer responded to a residence on Fifth Street Northeast where he suspected Orozco, [...]

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Adam Daniel McDougall, 28, Randall, was charged Aug. 7 with one felony count of violating a no contact order within 10 years of the first of two or more convictions. On Oct. 29, 2013, a Morrison County District Court judge issued a domestic abuse no contact order preventing McDougall from having contact with the victim. [...]

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Morrison County Attorney Brian Middendorf and his staff have filed gross misdemeanor complaints against the following people: •Troy Paul Lyon, 34, Royalton  — In connection with an Aug. 3 incident, Lyon has been charged with two counts of third degree DWI and one count of driving after cancellation. •Preston Allen Peterson 24, Little Falls — [...]

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Aug. 7  — A resident on Lakeview Drive in Cushing reported a theft. Aug. 8 — Burlington Northern Sante Fe Railroad reported the theft of more than $900 worth of chains and binders from a trailer parked at the railroad crossing in Cushing on Bear Road. Aug. 8 — Someone stole a paddle boat, blue [...]

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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 29 – [...]

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On Aug. 5, Morrison County District Court convicted Sarah Rose Schwanke, 31, Randall, of one felony count of fifth degree  possession of a controlled substance. On July 8, a Morrison County Sheriff saw a vehicle weaving back and forth across Highway 10 in Bellvue Township. He stopped the vehicle and identified the driver as Schwanke. [...]

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On Aug. 13, Jason Roger Nyberg, 35, Villard, was convicted of one count each of felony possession of a  controlled substance and gross misdemeanor obstructing legal process with force. On Dec. 14, 2013, several Little Falls police officers responded to a call of possible shoplifting at the Little Falls Walmart Store. A male (Nyberg) and [...]

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An order was filed by Judge Conrad I. Freeberg Tuesday, Aug. 5, denying defendant Warren John Okerman’s motion to dismiss a charge of murder in the third degree. Okerman is accused of providing methamphetamine to Leslie Peterson that contributed to her death June 2, 2012. A two-hour omnibus hearing was held June 20.  Assistant Morrison County Attorney [...]

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July 16 — Someone ripped signs off a trailer at a residence on First Street Southeast. July 17 — Someone stole golf clubs from an unlocked garage on Riverwood Drive. July 17 — A business on Sixth Street Northeast reported someone had thrown rocks at the outside window, breaking it. July 18 — A hit [...]

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