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Online Solicitation Sting

08/17/2019, 11:15am CDT
By Press Release from the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office

On August 13-15 investigators from the Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office conducted an online solicitation sting

On August 13-15 investigators from the Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office conducted an online solicitation sting. During the operation investigators were targeting individuals seeking to have sexual contact with juveniles under 15 years old. As a result the following individuals were arrested for various charges related to solicitation of underage children to engage in sexual activity. 
 
• Danny Lee Schroeder of Brainerd • Mark Joshua Ridlon of Ironton • William Anthony Desrocher of Brainerd • Eddy Alejandro Aquino Reynoso of Long Prairie • Douglas Arnold Odegard of Baxter

 
Sheriff Scott Goddard states, “I’m extremely saddened to learn that members of our communities were actively attempting to prey upon children. I want the citizens of Crow Wing County to know that my office has a very aggressive stance of this type of predatory behavior and I am very pleased with my investigators and those who provided my office with the assistance to stop these predators before they succeed in harming anyone. We will continue to tirelessly pursue anyone suspected of this type of behavior.”
 
Assisting the Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office was the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, the Lakes Area Drug Investigative Division (LADID), and the Nisswa, Brainerd, and Baxter Police Departments.

Girl Scouts Rescued at Boundary Waters

07/27/2019, 6:00am CDT
By Associated Press

Authorities in northern Minnesota early Saturday reached a group of Girl Scouts who were reportedly affected by a lightning strike in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

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Missing Children Found Safe in Cass County

07/12/2019, 2:15pm CDT
By Associated Press

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says three young children who were the subject of an Endangered Child Alert have been found in northern Minnesota.
 
The bureau said Friday the children were found in Cass County with their non-custodial parents, who have been arrested. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says someone reported seeing the parents' vehicle Thursday afternoon, and authorities saw the vehicle in a wooded area near Motley.
 
Authorities say 6-year-old Analia Essex, 2-year-old Abigail Christian and 1-year-old Michale Christian went missing under suspicious circumstances Tuesday and were believed to be with their parents, who are not legally allowed to have them.
 
The parents are being held in a Minnesota jail and awaiting extradition to Tennessee on multiple charges. Minnesota authorities are also working to return the children to Tennessee.
 

Foothills State Forest ATV Crash Results in Serious Injury

06/18/2019, 9:30am CDT
By Cass County Sheriff's Office Press Release

Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch reports that on June 16th 2019 at 2:06 PM, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an ATV crash with injuries in the Foothills State Forest near the Spider Lake Recreation Area in Ansel Township, rural Backus MN. Deputies and EMS personnel responded and learned that the victim, Mary Hedstrom, age 58, of Alexandria MN was operating a 2004 Sportsman 600 ATV when she attempted to negotiate a sharp turn and lost control, leaving the trail and rolling down an embankment. The victim was taken from the scene by ambulance and transported to a Brainerd MN hospital with serious injuries. The investigation continues. Assisting at the scene were the Sebeka Fire Department, Pine River Fire Department, Pine River Police Department, North Memorial Ambulance and North Memorial Air Care.

Taken from a Cass County Sheriff's Office Press Release

ATV riding can be a safe and enjoyable hobby, here's a link to basic requirements and where you can take a safety course:

ATV Safety Requirements and where to take an ATV Course

Bemidji State University Death

02/15/2019, 8:30am CST
By KPRM

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Foothills State Forest ATV Crash Results in Serious Injury

Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch reports that on June 16th 2019 at 2:06 PM, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an ATV crash with injuries in the Foothills State Forest near the Spider Lake Recreation Area in Ansel Township, rural Backus MN. Deputies and EMS personnel responded and learned that the victim, Mary Hedstrom, age 58, of Alexandria MN was operating a 2004 Sportsman 600 ATV when she attempted to negotiate a sharp turn and lost control, leaving the trail and rolling down an embankment. The victim was taken from the scene by ambulance and transported to a Brainerd MN hospital with serious injuries. The investigation continues. Assisting at the scene were the Sebeka Fire Department, Pine River Fire Department, Pine River Police Department, North Memorial Ambulance and North Memorial Air Care.

Taken from a Cass County Sheriff's Office Press Release

ATV riding can be a safe and enjoyable hobby, here's a link to basic requirements and where you can take a safety course:

ATV Safety Requirements and where to take an ATV Course