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Court hearing set for Poissant

Court hearing set for Poissant

Steve Christ Poissant, 24, Breezy Point — charged with four-counts of first-degree sale of cocaine, heroin and methamphetamines, and one count of possession of 25 grams or more of cocaine, heroin and methamphetamines — appeared in Crow Wing District Court Monday and the judge set his next omnibus hearing for April 3.

Poissant was arrested Dec. 27, along with Allyssa Marie Dunlap, 22, Nisswa, after Crow Wing County sheriff authorities confiscated 12 ounces of the drug with a street value of $35,000 to $40,000.

Level 3 meeting planned Monday canceled

The Level 3 predatory offender community notification meeting scheduled at 6 p.m. Monday was canceled.

The Brainerd Police Department was notified by the Minnesota Department of Corrections that the location on the 900 block of South Seventh Street where predatory offender Joshua Paul Rinde was going to live at is not appropriate at this time. An alternate location has yet to be determined.

No new meeting has been planned, until a determination is made regarding Rinde’s release and a decision is made on where he will be living.

For more information call the Brainerd Police Department at 829-2805.

24-year-old man arrested in Staples armed robbery case

STAPLES — A 24-year-old man was arrested Friday in Grafton, N.D., on first-degree aggravated robbery that took place Jan. 25 at the Staples Self Serve Station, reported Staples Police Chief Doug Case.

Joshua James McKenna, who has no permanent address, is currently in the Wadena County Jail waiting for his first court appearance.

Case said Staples officers acted on a tip concerning the robbery and law enforcement officers from the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, Central Minnesota Violent Offenders Task Force, Crookston Police Department, North Dakota Bureau Criminal Investigation, Grafton Police Department and Walsh County Sheriffs Department assisted by searching three residences in Crookston, Grafton, N.D., and Adams, N.D.

Case said the incident is still under investigation and an additional arrest is possible.

The Wadena County Attorney’s Office, and the Wadena and Todd counties sheriffs departments also assisted with the investigation.

Staples police responded to the Jan. 25 incident of a white man in his 20s or 30s who entered Staples Self Serve brandishing a handgun and demanding money. The suspect did not discharge the handgun and no one was hurt. The suspect took an undisclosed amount of money before fleeing from the store. The suspect fled on foot and then drove off in a vehicle with North Dakota license plates.

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