Crime

Isanti County District Judge Karla Hancock sentenced Joseph John West IV, of rural Isanti, on July 29 to four years and nine months in prison on a felony DWI charge based on his arrest Jan. 3 in Cambridge. West will have 170 days of the sentence subtracted for time spent in prison awaiting the sentencing. [...]

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Eric Hagen, Anoka County Union eric.hagen@ecm-inc.com A 59-year-old man was charged Aug. 5 by the Anoka County Attorney’s Office for allegedly groping a woman and taking a picture of her with a cell phone at a Blaine Walmart. Jeffrey Thomas Pendzimas, of Isanti, faces two gross misdemeanor charges of criminal sexual conduct in the fifth-degree [...]

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A man is in jail after a domestic assault in Isanti called in several law enforcement members on Saturday, July 26.  Just after 9:30 a.m., the Isanti Police Department responded to a domestic situation on Broadway Ave. SE. A female was found hiding outside the residence who indicated she was feloniously assaulted. The suspect was [...]

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Two men are facing felony burglary charges after stealing a laptop and other items from Faith Lutheran Church in Isanti. Travis Chad Wolgast, 27, of Fridley, and Allen Frank Poitra, 24, of Isanti, were charged July 15 in Isanti County District Court in Cambridge with felony second-degree burglary of a dwelling and felony second-degree burglary [...]

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Those who live near 400th Street and Golden Avenue in North Branch likely noticed an increased police presence in the area around 8:30 p.m. Thursday. According to information from the North Branch Police Department, authorities from North Branch, the Chisago County Sheriff’s Office and even a K-9 unit from Forest Lake were searching for Nicholas [...]

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A male suspect fled on foot after stealing two cartons of cigarettes on Tuesday from Casey’s General Store on South Main Street in Cambridge. According to a press release provided by Cambridge Police Chief Tim Dwyer, at approximately 11:19 a.m., Cambridge officers were dispatched to Casey’s on an armed robbery which just occurred. Officers were [...]

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