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CRIME AND COURTS

For at least six years, the city has dealt with malicious damage to the city beach house on Spirit Lake.
Tommy Tongsengzeng Yang, 33, of Rochester, is accused of sexually assaulting and raping a juvenile in several public areas around Rochester.
From the Hubbard County dispatch blotter.
Under the bold headline “Murdered for Money,” a Bemidji Daily Pioneer story from June 8, 1904, broke the news that a father and daughter had gone missing from the tiny town of Quiring, Minnesota.

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In total, 389 emergency calls were placed to county dispatchers since Aug. 5. By comparison, 273 emergency calls were placed last weekend during the Becker County Fair. Since Aug. 4 at WE Fest: 9 people were arrested; 24 individuals cited for minor consumption; and six transports to the hospital were required.
The stops around Detroit Lakes included drug arrests, driving while intoxicated citations and speeding tickets.
According to the Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office, dispatch received a report of a two-vehicle accident on U.S. Hwy. 71 in Todd Township at 9:18 a.m. on July 29.
According to the Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office news release, dispatch received a call of a vehicle in a swamp in Badoura Township at 4:21 a.m. on July 28.
“Most of this is pushed by MCAPS (Minnesota County Attorney Practice System) and the needs in the attorney’s office in regards to space with a lot of their body cam footage, squad cams from state as well as stuff they transfer over from the law enforcement center,” explained Hubbard County IT director Robb Warne.
The Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office and Park Rapids Police Department were joined by local first responders, the fire department, emergency medical services personnel and more.

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Most criminals involved in child sex abuse material – child pornography – face a fraction of the charges available to law enforcement.
A mother and foster parent from McGregor, Minnesota, sued under the Minnesota Human Rights Act in 2019 after a pharmacist said he couldn’t fill her prescription for the “morning after" pill Ella because of his religious beliefs. However, the jury found the longtime pharmacist liable for $25,000 in emotional damages. Legal advocacy nonprofit Gender Justice said it will file for an appeal in the case.
Airport security found the guns and meth in his checked luggage. He admitted he picked up the meth in Red Wing and was planning to sell it in Phoenix.

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