Crime

Waylon Douglas Beto, 25, Little Falls, was charged Aug. 20 with one felony count of fifth degree possession of a controlled substance and one misdemeanor each for possession of hypodermic syringes and/or needles and driving after the suspension of his license. On Aug. 19, a Royalton police officer ran the license plates of a vehicle [...]

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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 warrants were issued Aug. 13 – 25. [...]

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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor The Little Falls man convicted of first-degree premeditated murder for killing teen cousins Nicholas Brady, 17, and his cousin, Haile Kifer, as they were burglarizing his home in November 2012, took the stand for the first time in Morrison County. Byron David Smith, now 66, was sentenced in April to life [...]

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The Pierz Police Department has noticed a number of computer-related and caller identification (ID) scams in the Pierz area. The first scam is phone related. The scammer provides a false ID to be displayed on telephone they will be calling. This false caller ID is usually the name of a banking franchise. However, the Pierz [...]

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Aug. 14 — Someone stole a cooler and alcohol from the back yard of a residence on Third Street Northeast. Aug. 15 — Someone damaged the paint on the left side of a vehicle while it was parked at the owner’s home on Eighth Street Southeast. Aug. 16 — A resident on Eighth Street Northeast [...]

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Morrison County Attorney Brian Middendorf and his staff have filed gross misdemeanor complaints against the following people: •Jon Marie Hansmann, 46, Little Falls — In connection with an Aug. 15 incident, Hansmann has been charged with two counts of DWI. •Craig Michael Storkamp, 31, Pierz — In connection with an Aug. 11 incident, Storkamp has [...]

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On Aug. 14, Morrison County District Court convicted Justin Craig Venard, 35, Mason City, Iowa, of misdemeanor counts of trespassing. The felony count of first degree burglary was dismissed. On April 22, a report was received by the Little Falls Police Department that a man was yelling that someone was coming after him. The man [...]

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Aug. 15 — A resident on Hawthorn Road in Pierz reported a theft. Aug. 15 — A burglary at a residence on 20th Street in Bowlus was reported. Aug. 16 — Someone broke a person’s phone while they were at an establishment on Highway 115 in Little Falls. Aug. 17 — Someone stole an older [...]

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Justin Ole Doust, 39, Little Falls, was charged Aug. 13 with one felony count each of second degree assault with a dangerous weapon, fifth degree possession of a controlled substance and fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle. He was also charged with obstructing legal process with force, a gross misdemeanor. On Aug. 11, [...]

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