Crime

Court feels defendant continues to be public safety risk Isanti County Judge James Dehn ordered bail at $1.5 million without conditions or $1 million with conditions in relation to continuous probation violations in the felony driving under the influence case filed two months ago against Joseph John West IV. West, 33, of Isanti, was charged [...]

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A traffic stop last week led to multiple drug arrests, as well as a K-9 apprehension after one suspect fled on foot. Isanti County Deputy Noah Heiller was running radar around 2:35 a.m. Feb. 3 on Highway 47, north of 299th Avenue, near Bradford, when he clocked a vehicle going 63 mph in a 55 [...]

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Three people are facing drug charges, and one person was arrested on an outstanding warrant, following a search of a Bradford Township residence last week. The East Central Drug and Violent Offender Task Force, as well as the Isanti County Sheriff’s Office, executed a narcotics search warrant at 5:35 p.m. Jan. 22 at a residence [...]

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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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