On July 20 at 4:59 a.m., the sheriff’s office received a report of an accident near the intersection of 140th Street Northeast and 200th Avenue Northeast. At the time of the accident, Arianna J. Garner of Thief River Falls was driving a 2011 Chevy. The car traveled off of the roadway, struck a field approach, went airborne, and hit a rock pile. Garner and her passenger, Lilianna Garcia of Thief River Falls, were both transported by ambulance to Sanford Medical Center. The crash remains under investigation.
Fourth-degree assault of a peace officer, obstruction of the legal process – resisting arrest with force, and disorderly conduct: On July 23 at about 12:29 a.m., dispatch received a report of a disturbance at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2793. Logan Jacob Thoemke, 23, Thief River Falls, has been charged with two felony counts of fourth-degree assault of a peace officer, a gross misdemeanor charge of fourth-degree assault of a peace officer, a gross misdemeanor charge of obstruction of the legal process – resisting arrest with force and a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct. He was arrested. According to the complaint, Thoemke allegedly used different slurs to refer to three people, leading to a fight. He then resisted being handcuffed by an officer, kicking him in the shin. A sheriff’s deputy arrived to assist, but Thoemke continued to resist and spit on the deputy. While being brought into the Pennington County Jail, he spits on a second police officer. He also continued to resist and attempted to kick law enforcement throughout the booking process.
Third-degree driving while impaired
On July 15 at about 1:20 a.m., police performed a traffic stop on the Third Street bridge. Luke Anthony Arment Lane, 25, Thief River Falls, has been charged with third-degree DWI. He was arrested.
On July 20 at 4:54 p.m., police received a report of theft outside of 709 LaBree Ave. N. Someone had stolen a black mountain bike featuring pink lettering.
On July 21 at 10:02 a.m., police received a report of a theft at the Thief River Golf Club. Someone had stolen a set of golf clubs and gear. The items were in a Taylor Made kick-stand bag.
On July 21 at 10:30 a.m., police received a report of a disturbance at Storybook Wellness Center. Gina Lee Benavidez, 41, Thief River Falls, has been cited for disorderly conduct. She was allegedly yelling and swearing.
Fourth-degree DWI and third-degree refusal to submit to a chemical test
On July 22 at about 10:19 p.m., police performed a traffic stop in the 800 block of Atlantic Ave. Jesus Alberto Herrera, 40, Austin, has been charged with fourth-degree DWI and third refusal to submit to a chemical test. He was arrested.
On July 24 at about 2:14 a.m., police performed a traffic stop in the 1000 block of Pennington Ave. S. Caleb Charles Tydlacka, 21, Thief River Falls, has been charged with third-degree DWI. He was arrested.
On July 24 at 1:09 p.m., the sheriff’s office received a report of a theft at 19362 138th Ave. N.E. Someone had stolen numerous Milwaukee tools.