Crime

Cambridge Primary School Principal Chris Grote has been put on paid administrative leave effective Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 30. Grote was formally charged Tuesday in Isanti County District Court in Cambridge with with two counts of gross misdemeanor stalking and misdemeanors of disorderly conduct and fleeing a peace officer by means other than a motor vehicle. Below [...]

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Cambridge Primary School Principal Christopher Allen Grote, 47, of East Bethel, has been charged with stalking and other offenses stemming from an incident over the weekend. Grote made his first appearance in Isanti County District Court in Cambridge Sept. 30 where he was formally charged before Judge Amy Brosnahan with two counts of gross misdemeanor [...]

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At the end of this article, you’ll find a brief audio statement given by Superintendent Dr. Ray Queener during a press conference held this (Monday) morning at the district office. During that press conference, Dr. Queener stated he can’t share specific details relating to the arrest since the case is still being reviewed by the Isanti County [...]

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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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