Crime

A Braham woman was sentenced Jan. 8 to one year in Isanti County Jail for driving under the influence of alcohol that resulted in an October car crash and seriously injured her 5-year-old son and brother. Angela Marie Gutzkow, 37, pleaded guilty Nov. 20, 2013, to felony criminal vehicular operation for operating a vehicle with [...]

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Just four days after appearing in Isanti County District Court to face charges, Joseph John West IV was back in court Jan. 10 for a probation violation hearing. West, 33, of rural Isanti, appeared before Judge Karla Hancock Jan. 10 for a probation violation as a result of testing positive for amphetamines and methamphetamines in [...]

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A rural Isanti man, sentenced to nearly 80 months in prison in June 2003 for causing a crash that took the life of Isanti resident Beth Reichel in May 2002, appeared in Isanti County District Court this week to face several new charges that include driving under the influence of a controlled substance. Joseph John [...]

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The Chisago County Attorney’s Office has reviewed a number of cases stemming from investigative work last fall by the East Central Drug and Violent Offender Task Force. Seven individuals have been charged with narcotics violations as a result of the Task Force investigation. Two of them, Roger Allen Blahowski, 56, and Catherine Ann Nahl, 51, [...]

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By Rachel Kytonen and Jon Tatting Isanti County News Several people have been arrested in connection with an undercover drug investigation, including an offender on the Minnesota Department of Correction’s top 10 most wanted list. The East Central Drug and Violent Offender Task Force concluded a four-month investigation late last month into drug trafficking and possession [...]

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Provided by the Isanti County Sheriff’s Department: The East Central Drug and Violent Offender Task Force recently concluded a four-month investigation into drug trafficking and possession of stolen property cases that occurred in Chisago and Isanti counties. On Nov. 26, four search warrants were executed in Chisago and Isanti counties. The first warrant was executed [...]

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A Cambridge man is facing 60 months in prison for possessing a firearm by a prohibited person, a felony, from a traffic stop last year in Chisago County. Luke Warren Brewster, 34, was ordered to immediately begin serving a term broken down to 40 months in prison and 20 months on supervised release at his [...]

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