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Bestiality and indecent exposure in public

On July 16 at 2:27 p.m., the sheriff’s office received a report of a disturbance at the Pennington County Humane Society. James Leo Janisch, 82, Viking, has charges pending for bestiality and indecent exposure in public. Janisch allegedly visited a dog and tried to get the dog to do inappropriate things to him. News media learned of the report Aug. 19.

Driving while impaired and carrying a pistol while under the influence of alcohol

On Aug. 15 at 8:24 p.m., the sheriff’s office performed a traffic stop near the intersection of 180th Street Northwest and 120th Avenue Northwest. Walter Scott Suronen, 62, Thief River Falls, has charges pending for DWI and carrying a pistol while under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested.

Suronen, Walter Scott
Suronen, Walter Scott

Theft

On Aug. 18 at 1:59 p.m., police received a report of a theft at CB Kustom & Collision. Someone had stolen a catalytic converter.

Accident and use of a wireless communications device (texting)

On Aug. 19 at 6:04 a.m., police received a report of an accident near the intersection of Sixth Street and Duluth Avenue. At the time of the accident, Tristian A. Comstock of Thief River Falls was driving a 2006 Chrysler eastbound on Sixth Street. According to the report, his vehicle then rear-ended a parked 1996 Chevy hooked to a trailer containing lawn mowing equipment. The vehicle is owned by Timothy G. Self of Thief River Falls. No injuries were reported. Comstock has been cited for use of a wireless communications device (texting).

Tristian Allen Comstock
Tristian Allen Comstock

Felony threats of violence

On Aug. 19 at about 6:21 p.m., police received a report of threats of violence in the 200 block of Nora St. E. Anthony Clyde Brenna, 70, Thief River Falls, has been charged with felony threats of violence. He was arrested. Brenna argued with a woman about the woman seeing someone else. He allegedly became upset, called her vulgar names, and said “we could be talking about a murder/suicide” before leaving the home. At the woman’s request, police remained at her home until she could pack her belongings to stay elsewhere for the night. Police stopped Brenna’s vehicle near his daughter’s home in Thief River Falls. He said he didn’t know why police had stopped him. Brenna initially denied arguing with the woman or making suicidal or homicidal comments toward her. Police searched his vehicle with his consent. No weapons were found. Later, Brenna allegedly admitted arguing with the woman about the woman seeing someone else. He said he didn’t recall making statements about suicide or murder, but it was possible since he didn’t remember what he had said. He added that it was also possible for the woman to be threatened by what he said and how he said it. The complaint indicated that Brenna said the woman had filed an order against him in 2001 after a domestic assault. The woman told police that she suffered a concussion after the prior domestic assault incident involving Brenna about 20 years earlier. She said she was scared due to that past incident. She told police that he had access to guns at the time of this latest incident.

Brenna, Anthony Clyde
Brenna, Anthony Clyde