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Long Prairie man charged with fleeing police

A 33 year old Long Prairie man is facing a charge in Morrison County District Court for allegedly fleeing police in a motor vehicle. The charge stems from a July 1 incident, when investigators were following a suspect vehicle in Little Falls. The vehicle allegedly sped up and the investigators tried to keep up, but could not keep up with the vehicle and their vehicle did not have emergency lights. Other law enforcement vehicles caught up with the suspect vehicle and activated lights and sirens, but it allegedly continued to drive at a high rate of speed and passed other cars. The vehicle eventually pulled off of the road and the occupants got out of the car. The driver was identified as Jacob Dempsey and was arrested and taken to the Morrison County Jail. Dempsey allegedly said he fled because he had warrants for his arrest in Todd County. If convicted, Dempsey could face up to three years and one day in prison and/or a $5,000 fine.


Missing Boater Found dead

MINNEAPOLIS— A 73-year-old man was found dead early Tuesday morning after he was reported missing from Little Pelican Lake in Crow Wing County. The Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office identified the man as Joseph Eric Wallin of rural Pequot Lakes. Sheriff Scott Goddard said his office received the report of the missing boater around 9:30 p.m. Monday. The report indicated Wallin had left to go fishing earlier that evening. Authorities launched an extensive boat search where they found Wallin’s pontoon unoccupied with the trolling motor still running. Wallin’s body was found just after midnight.


Sexual Assault

WARROAD, Minn. — A Warroad man pleaded guilty Monday, July 15, for sexually assaulting a child at a campground last year. 19 year old Dalton Kezar, could spend up to 30 years in prison on the first-degree criminal sexual conduct charge. A 6-year-old boy told his mother a man had “done disgusting things” to him in the Warroad Campground bathroom on July 12, 2018, according to a criminal complaint. The mother confronted Kezar when he left the bathroom and the complaint said he fled on bike. The boy told investigators Kezar sexually assaulted him, the complaint said. Kezar is scheduled for sentencing Sept. 16.


Stolen Dump truck

MINNEAPOLIS — Officials in Pine County are asking for the public’s help after a dump truck was stolen from a construction site Monday. According to the Pine County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded Monday evening to the report of a “vehicle prowl” at the Shaffer Contracting construction site office and storage area near State Highway 70 and Interstate 35. There, an employee said one of the dump trucks was moved and other tools and equipment were rummaged through. The next morning, however, another employee realized that a 2005 Sterling dump truck was missing from the site. A witness told the sheriff’s office that the truck was seen leaving the site westbound on State Highway 40 from I-35 at around 8:30 p.m. on Monday. The dump truck is described as having a red cab, a yellow/orange dump box with dried cement possibly stuck on the rear of that box, with the Shafer Contracting logo on the cab doors.


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