Monday, February 25, 2013
Good Samaritan nursing home's Stillwater location is one of 20 service centers across the country have reportedly been fielding vulgar and disturbing phone calls about adult female patients. Police believe all the calls are being made by the same person.
The Stillwater Police Department is investigating a report of ongoing, sexually harassing phone calls being made to staff members at Good Samaritan nursing home. A staff member at Good Samaritan told police they received a phone call from a person who sounded like a “soft-spoken older gentleman” saying he “located one of their adult female patients, kidnapped her and was not doing vulgar and disturbing sexually explicit things to her, the police report states. The staff member believes the man may have been masturbating while she was on the phone with him — and told police that more than 20 Good Samaritan Service Centers across the country have been fielding similar phone calls they believe are being placed by the same person. According to…
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
A pretrial hearing for Eric Richard was continued until March, because Washington County prosecutors are still waiting for the medical examiner’s office to complete their investigation into Adam McCloud’s cause of death.
A pretrial hearing for Eric Richard was continued until March because Washington County prosecutors are still waiting for the medical examiner’s office to complete its investigation into Adam McCloud’s cause of death. Richard, 22, of Stillwater, is accused of second-degree unintentional murder and manslaughter stemming from the Sept. 28, 2012, assault of McCloud at Smalley’s Caribbean Barbeque and Pirate Bar in downtown Stillwater. The complaint alleges that Richard and McCloud argued over a spilled drink, and that Richard was seen repeatedly punching McCloud in the face and head, causing him to fall and strike his head on the ground. Richard told police he was acting in self-defense after being pushed by McCloud several times. “Obviously …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
A former nurse faces felony drug charges after she allegedly stole, tampered with and diluted the painkiller Dilaudid while working at Lakeview Hospital.
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Tuesday, January 22
A former nurse faces felony drug charges after she allegedly stole, tampered with and diluted the painkiller Dilaudid while working at Lakeview Hospital. Leah Ann Jenness, 36, of Stillwater was charged by the Washington County Attorney’s Office with fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance. According to the complaint: The investigation began after a nurse walked into a suspicious scene in a medicine room on Dec. 20 at Lakeview Hospital. The nurse reportedly found Jenness, 36, of Stillwater standing next to a machine nurses use to access prescription drugs for patients. After Jenness left the medicine room, the nurse discovered a small open cup with a clear liquid—and a used syringe that was filled with a clear liquid—sitting on …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
A Maplewood police officer has been placed on administrative leave after allegations that he was involved in a sexual assault were reported to Stillwater Police last month. The Washington County Attorney's Office declined to press charges.
A Maplewood police officer has been placed on administrative leave after allegations that he was involved in a sexual assault were reported to Stillwater Police last month. Joseph Tran, a school resource officer with the Maplewood Police Department was placed on paid leave Oct. 10, Maplewood's acting Police Chief Dave Kvam told the Pioneer Press. He has been with the department since 2006. Criminal charges were not filed in the case. Fred Fink, head of the Washington County Attorney's Office Criminal Division, told the Star Tribune that the incident allegedly happened at Tran's home in Stillwater. After reviewing the evidence in the case, the attorney's office decided the allegation could not be proven beyond a reasonable doubt. On Oct. 8…
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
A 24-year-old St. Paul man was sent to prison after he grabbed a Woodbury woman by the neck in March and then covered her eyes while she was driving through the Stillwater area.
A 24-year-old St. Paul man was convicted of felony domestic violence charges after he grabbed a Woodbury woman by the neck in March and then covered her eyes while she was driving through the Stillwater area. The bizarre and seemingly frightening incident came to an end with the pregnant woman driving in circles through the parking lot of the Washington County Law Enforcement Center while honking her vehicle’s horn. Romeo Orlando Kerzel Davis fled the scene and was later arrested while trying to enter a condo at the Sunnyside Marina. Davis was charged by the Washington County Attorney’s Office with felony domestic assault and a violation of a no-contact order stemming from a March 21 incident in Woodbury. He was also charged with making …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Have you had issues with your political signs this election season? Share your experiences with political signage in the comment section below.
There are 41 days until Election 2012, and political signs are taking a beating in the Stillwater area. Police have received dozens of reports that political signage has been stolen or vandalized in recent weeks. Here is a rundown of some of those reports taken by the Stillwater Police Department: RELATED: In Woodbury, a Sign of the Times House Candidates from Woodbury Condemn Theft of Political Signs
Monday, August 6, 2012
Washington Square Park will be filled with Night to Unite events on Tuesday, Aug. 7.
The Stillwater Police Department’s fourth-annual Night to Unite event in Washington Square Park on Aug. 7 from 5-9 p.m. “Night to Unite is an evening intended to heighten crime-prevention awareness, generate support and participation in local anti-crime efforts, as well as strengthen and develop police community partnerships,” according to a Stillwater Police Department press release. The night will include games and prizes and emergency vehicles and equipment on display from the Stillwater Police. Members of the Stillwater Fire Department, city council, Lakeview Emergency Medical Services, National Guard, Stillwater Police K9 “Buzz” and other local business officials will be part of the event. Additionally, the Teddy Bear Band will …
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Michael Scott Canfield, the man arrested after allegedly pulling a gun on an Xcel meter reader in the Stillwater area last month, was federally charged with being a felon in possession of a semi-automatic pistol.
The 42-year-old St. Paul man who allegedly pulled a stolen gun on an Xcel meter reader in Baytown Township last month now faces federal charges of being a felon in possession of a handgun. Michael Scott Canfield—described by the U.S. Attorney’s Office as a “career criminal”—pointed a .45-caliber, semi-automatic pistol at an Xcel employee who foiled a burglary at a home in the 13700 block of 47th Street Court, according to a federal indictment. Canfield then fled the scene. Detectives later found a .45 caliber handgun on the ground next to a tree in the woods adjacent to where Canfield’s vehicle was parked in Stillwater. Because he is a felon, Canfield is prohibited under federal law from possessing a firearm at any time. His prior felony …
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Of the three defendants in the case, Allen Nelson and John Moeller have been convicted of felonies and sentenced to time behind bars.
A 20-year-old St. Croix Beach man was convicted of felony aiding and abetting second-degree burglary in connection with an April 15 burglary in the 2600 block of Hidden Valley Lane. Washington County District Court Judge Tad Jude sentenced John William Moeller to 150 days in jail and five years probation for his role in the theft of a Bushmaster AR 15 rifle from a friend's home. According to a Washington County criminal complaint filed on April 18: Moeller, along with defendants Ty Quay Forsell, 21, and Allen Michael Nelson, 19, were playing video games with a woman that lived at the residence on April 15. The woman advised she needed to leave the residence and so the men left in Moeller's vehicle. According to the complaint, the men …
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Susan Kaye Fredrickson, 64, of Oak Park Heights pleaded guilty to four counts of theft for writing 277 St. Croix Chaplaincy Association checks to herself totaling $245,195, according to court records. She will be sentenced on Feb. 15 in Washington County
A former bookkeeper for the St. Croix Chaplaincy Association pleaded guilty to four counts of felony theft for allegedly stealing more than $245,000 from the association’s bank accounts. Susan Kaye Fredrickson, 64, of Oak Park Heights pleaded guilty to four counts of theft—indifferent to owner rights for writing 277 association checks to herself totaling $245,195 from November 2004 to January 2011, according to an amended criminal complaint filed by the Washington County Attorney’s Office. Fredrickson will be sentenced on Feb. 15 in Washington County District Court. She faces a maximum of 10 years in prison and up to $20,000 in fines for each count of theft. The Stillwater Police Department’s investigation into the theft began in January …