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trf police

Accident

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.

Thoemke, Logan Jacob
Thoemke, Logan Jacob

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.

Lane, Luke Anthony arment
Luke Anthony Arment Lane

Theft

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.

Theft

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.

Disorderly conduct

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.

Benavidez, Gina Lee
Benavidez, Gina Lee

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.

Herrera, Jesus Alberto
Herrera, Jesus Alberto

Third-degree DWI

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.

Tydlacka, Caleb Charles
Tydlacka, Caleb Charles

Theft

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.