Crime

Seth Marcus Rasmussen, 30, Little Falls, was charged Nov. 19 in Morrison County District Court with one felony count of knowingly being an ineligible voter. As part of a Rasmussen’s felony probation for previously being convicted of financial transaction card fraud, he was informed his civil rights were taken away. One of those rights was […]

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By Jim Wright, Correspondent “We look out for each other.” That’s the message of the Neighborhood Watch program that was introduced to a gathering of about 45 Little Falls residents Oct. 23, at the Little Falls Community High School. But the nationwide program, started in 1972, is not about groups of citizens patrolling their neighborhoods, taking […]

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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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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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Shane Leigh Blenker, 20, Albany, was convicted in Morrison County District Court Sept. 10, with felony possession of a controlled substance. After receiving an erratic driving complaint, a Minnesota State Patrol officer stopped a vehicle with a brake light not working. When the officer approached the vehicle, he noted the driver was shirtless and had […]

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Little Falls Councilman Brian Paul Klein Crowder, 50, has been charged with three criminal charges stemming from a May 24 incident at the Oakland Cemetery in Little Falls. In the complaint, Crowder is accused of confronting Charlie Sprandel, 84, who was driving through the cemetery, frightening him, jumping on his car and breaking Sprandel’s sunglasses.  […]

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On April 7, Kurtis Dean Doherty, 20, Little Falls, had one felony charge of third degree assault, causing substantial bodily harm, dismissed in Morrison County District Court. On Sept. 9, 2013, Doherty asked a friend to hang out with him at the Lindbergh School Park. According to the criminal complaint, when the friend arrived, Doherty […]

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On April 2, Morrison County District Courts convicted Andrew Jerrod Engman, 40, of two felonies for fifth degree sale of a schedule IV controlled substance mixture and a third degree sale of a narcotic. In January 2013, a member of the Central Minnesota Violent Offender Task Force was contacted by a confidential informant who said […]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer The jury for the Brandon Bedford trial was selected by 12:30 p.m. today (Monday). Judge Conrad Freeberg, prosecutors Todd Kosovich and Amber Kusler and defense attorneys Gary Wolf and Holly Frame questioned the prospective jurors. Bedford is charged with third degree murder and third degree sale of a narcotic. The murder […]

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