Burnett County has a timber thief for the first time in years. Following citizen calls in Union of hearing chainsaws in the middle of the night, the Minnesota man allegedly cut down almost 80 trees of Burnett County Forest.
A Town of Lincoln cabin was allegedly burglarized twice in as many days by the same suspect. The suspect led authorities on an 11-mile chase and eventually off road into a swamp, according to the Burnett County Sheriff’s Office.
Tara Lynn Appleton admitted to law enforcement she was under the influence of alcohol when Decorah Preston allegedly climbed on top of a moving truck and fell off and hit the ground.
The Burnett County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a woman in the death of Preston Decorah. Information from the initial investigation suggest he was riding on top of a moving vehicle when he fell off and left on the road for an hour, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
The Burnett County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a Preston Decorah, 27, Webster. The office has one person in custody related to the death.
Zach A. Grandy, 19, has been charged with four felony counts including possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine and two counts of felony bail jumping.
“I still have hope. I just wish the driver would come forward. Maybe his life would change too. It is hard to forget when you can’t find who to forgive,” said Georgia Cobenais in a video released January 31 by the Polk County Sheriff’s Department.
Mitchell L. Butler, 40, Webster, was sitting in court when the judge sentenced him to 40 years of state prison followed by 20 years of extended supervision stemming from a sexual assault case involving children under the age of 12, according to online court records.
A Grantsburg man has been charged with eight felony counts linked to a cell phone that had video footage of minors without their consent.
The Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation was involved in the investigation that lead to a Grantsburg man being charged with eight felony counts surrounding an investigation in the production of child pornography.
Charles H. Beenken, 40, Frederic, pleaded guilty but not guilty due to mental disease or defect to child abuse – intentionally cause great bodily harm in Burnett County stemming from an incident last November.
Michael Denn, 57, Grantsburg, pleaded guilty to vehicle operator flee or elude officer and pleaded no contest to attempting to disarm a peace officer, both charges are felony counts. He was initially facing five felony counts, three misdemeanor counts and six traffic cases.
TOWN OF RUSK––A Minnesota police vehicle was found in a ditch and now the office in charge of the vehicle is investigating how it got there.
Michael Denn, 57, Grantsburg, was arrested in February of 2018. He is facing five felony charges, three misdemeanor charges and a number of traffic violations stemming from a high-speed chase last year.
A Danbury woman was arrested twice for operating while intoxicated over the last few months. She has also been charged with felony attempt to flee or elude an officer and felony bail jumping.
Jeremy J. Paulson, 36, Siren, has two open cases in Burnett County both involving drugs and bail jumping. He led officers on a high-speed chase that reached 95 mph in Grantsburg last month.
A former clerk for the town of Grantsburg has been charged with uttering a forgery, a class H felony, that could result in a $10,000 fine, 6 years in prison or both.
Alan W. Byers, 43, Grantsburg, was given a ten-year sentence for repeated sexual assault of a child. He will serve three years in state prison and then seven years in extended supervision.
TURTLE LAKE––A woman allegedly stabbed her boyfriend resulting in his death in Turtle Lake over the weekend, according to the Turtle Lake Police Department. They believe there is no danger to the public at this time.
Shane Fagnan, 23, Grantsburg, will be facing additional charges after two search warrants were executed by police which resulted in synthetic cannabinoids being found.
Three people were arrested on drug-related charges following the execution of a search warrant Town of West Marshland. Inside the residence, police found methamphetamine, synthetic THC and drug paraphernalia.
A man from Danbury was caught after taking a postal truck from the Grantsburg Post Office. It was recovered by authorities after the truck’s GPS tracking system was activated.
Rusty Matrious, 25, and Kawliga Tucker, 20, both of Danbury were charged with felony arson in November 2017. Both pleaded guilty to the charge and Matrious was sentenced last week.
SIREN–Siren Police received a call of an erratic driver on Highway 70. The officer could allegedly smell the marijuana as soon as he pulled him over and recovered over a quarter pound of marijuana.
GRANTSBURG––Authorities executed a search warrant in the Village of Grantsburg and were able to recover methamphetamine, marijuana and various drug paraphernalia. Three individuals were arrested following the search warrant.
A search warrant was executed at a residence in the Village of Grantsburg resulting in the arrest of 3 people on the evening of June 30. The search revealed illegal drugs and paraphernalia. The Grantsburg Police Department, Siren Police Department, the Burnett County Sheriff’s Office and St.…
BURNETT COUNTY––A Danbury woman has been charged with attempted first-degree intentional homicide, a class A felony, after she allegedly held her boyfriend at gunpoint overnight.
SIREN—A vehicle with no headlights on, driving through Siren at night lead to a Webster man being charged with his seventh OWI. Ronald Hart, 72, Webster, was charged with operating while intoxicated (7th), a class F felony, and misdemeanor operating while revoked.
The Webster Police Department responded to an apartment complex within the Village, Friday, March 29, to follow up on an animal complaint. While speaking with the dog owner, Chief Stephenie Wedin noted the subject displayed nervous behavior, and detected the odor of marijuana wafting from th…
Diego Garza, 44, has been in custody at the Burnett County jail for almost a year. He will finally have his day in court next week as his case, which includes seven charges, heads to a jury trial in front of Washburn County Judge Eugene Harrington.