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Akeley block vandalized; numerous charges pending against Pine River man

Deeply rutted tracks go through the field by the water tower. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)1 / 2
Damage to the light pole and street sign were obvious. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)2 / 2

By Sarah Smith

A Pine River man faces numerous charges in connection with a vandalism incident late Tuesday night in Akeley.

Officers found the man sometime after 11 p.m. riding a stolen bike on the Heartland Trail, said Hubbard County Sheriff Cory Aukes.

The man drove over ground near the Akeley water tower earlier and struck a corner sign, destroying the signpost and the street light.

Aukes said the 18-year-old faces charges of Fourth Degree DWI, minor in possession, leaving the scene of an accident and damage to public property.

Sarah Smith

Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.

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