ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

PUBLIC SAFETY

The woman stole $2,200 in cash from the Detroit Lakes JC Penney store while working there as a cashier between March and October of 2020. She admitted to the theft and signed a confession in the police investigator’s presence, according to court records. Also, a Battle Lake man saw a felony dishonored check charge dismissed after meeting the conditions of the court.
A Frazee man reportedly slapped and tackled a 57-year-old Frazee woman to the ground, according to an emergency dispatcher report.
According to court records, the woman fled the home, but fell outside, and he pushed a motorcycle onto her legs. The man then jumped on top of the woman, grabbed her by the throat and began choking her. Also, a felony fifth-degree drug charge has been dismissed against a Perham woman after a judge ruled that the vehicle search that led to the charge lacked probable cause.
According to court records, staff at the Becker County Jail found a small bag with a white powder-like substance in her wallet. The woman told a deputy that she uses OxyContin but did not know what the substance in the bag was. The bag weighed .18 grams and appeared to field test positive for fentanyl.

ADVERTISEMENT

Latest Headlines
According to court records, on Oct. 18, 2020, he dragged a woman into a green sedan and held her there. The woman told officers that he had a small knife and attempted to stab her with it, and that she was scared.
The motorcyclist, a 52-year-old Frazee man, suffered neck and leg injuries, and was wearing full safety gear at the time of the Aug. 14 crash, according to an emergency dispatcher report. The other driver, a 54-year-old Detroit Lakes woman, also suffered undisclosed injuries. Both were transported to Essentia Health St. Mary’s in Detroit Lakes for treatment.
In its 2021 uniform crime report released Friday, Aug. 12, the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension reported 201 murders, an 8.5% annual increase, and a 21.6% increase in violent crime. The previous murder record was set in 2020, when Minnesota had 185 murders — a 58% increase from the 117 reported in 2019.
Last month, the public safety department announced more state patrol troopers would patrol the Twin Cities following a chaotic Fourth of July weekend in Minneapolis that left several injured.
Tommy Tongsengzeng Yang, 33, of Rochester, is accused of sexually assaulting and raping a juvenile in several public areas around Rochester.
One dose of Narcan was administered and the man responded positively. He declined further medical treatment. Also, on an unrelated call, a White Earth police officer noticed a marijuana plant in a front-yard planting pot. The plant was seized.

ADVERTISEMENT

According to court records, during the search, a large amount of cash and 16.31 grams of meth was found on the suspect in the same pocket.
When deputies arrived, the suspect was sitting in the driver's seat of a red 2011 Dodge truck, which had been reported stolen in Fargo. Their driver’s license was found to be revoked, according to court records. Also, according to court records, a convicted predatory offender told an investigator that they were going through a divorce and that they were “bouncing around” right now, and admitted that they had not been living at the registered address for approximately the last month.
During the stop he was caught trying to run away with a backpack that contained a half-gram of meth. A drug-sniffing dog also sat on a backpack belonging to another passenger that contained 60 grams of marijuana, according to court records.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT