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Accident and driving while impaired

On May 29 at 9:33 a.m., police responded to an accident near the intersection of Centennial Drive and Oak Avenue. Michael Jon Loiland, 36, Thief River Falls, has charges pending for DWI. He was arrested. Loiland’s 1998 Mazda pickup truck had flipped over. The report doesn’t indicate whether he suffered any injuries. The Thief River Falls Fire Department also responded to the scene.

Loiland, Michael Jon
Loiland, Michael Jon

Felony first-degree driving while impaired

On June 5 at 12:05 a.m., police performed a traffic stop near the intersection of Highway 59 and 180th Street. James Michael Srnsky, 44, Trail, has been charged with felony first-degree DWI. He was arrested.

Srnsky, James Michael
Srnsky, James Michael

Theft

On May 27 at 2:29 p.m., police received a report of a theft in the parking lot of Sanford Behavioral Health Center. Someone had stolen a set of keys and the license plate of 278-XTP.

Vandalism

On May 28 at 9:58 a.m., police received a report of vandalism outside of City Hall. Someone had vandalized a wooden troll.

Fifth-degree assault

On May 28 at 3:34 p.m., police received a report of an assault at 1219 Stephen St. Karen Elaine Larson, 50, Strandquist, has been cited for fifth-degree assault. She allegedly hit a woman in the face.

Karen Elaine Larson
Karen Elaine Larson

Burglary

On May 28 at 6:29 p.m., the sheriff’s office received a report of a burglary at 14500 132nd Ave. N.E. Someone had stolen a 2013 Honda 50 out of a garage. The mini-motorcycle was later located at Northland Village, 1518 Hwy. 1 E. The incident remains under review at the County Attorney’s Office.

DWI

On May 29 at 2:08 a.m., police performed a traffic stop in the 17100 block of Hwy. 59 N.E. Anthony Gonzalez Suarez, 22, Grafton, N.D., has been cited for DWI. He was arrested.

 

DWI and driving after revocation

On May 29 at 2:55 p.m., the sheriff’s office performed a traffic stop near the intersection of Highway 1 and 160th Avenue. Tanner Eithan Smith, 26, Thief River Falls, has charges pending for DWI and driving after revocation.

Smith, Tanner Eithan
Smith, Tanner Eithan

Accident

On May 31, police received a report of an accident in the 200 block of Main Ave. S. At the time of the accident, William E. Nelson of Thief River Falls was driving a 2001 GMC. According to the report, he attempted to turn left onto Main, colliding with a northbound 2015 GMC driven by Natasha L. Reierson of Thief River Falls. No injuries were reported.

DWI, open bottle, and use of a wireless communications device

On May 31 at 8:07 p.m., police performed a traffic stop near the intersection of Greenwood Street and Oakland Park Road. Alexander Knight Okland, 32, Thief River Falls, has charges pending for DWI, open bottle, and use of a wireless communications device. He was arrested.

 

Disorderly conduct and underage possession of alcohol

On June 1 at 11:49 p.m., police received a report that someone was shooting BBs in the municipal parking lot commonly known as the Knight Avenue parking lot. Derrick Michael Anderson, 18, Thief River Falls, has been cited for disorderly conduct and underage possession of alcohol. A 17-year-old Thief River Falls male has charges pending for disorderly conduct.

 

Accident and failure to obey a traffic control device

On June 2 at 3:10 p.m., police received a report of an accident at the intersection of First Street and Pennington Avenue. At the time of the accident, Blake Joseph Melbye of Thief River Falls was driving a 1997 GMC and Tristin Donald Mather of Thief River Falls was driving a 2003 Chevy. Both were traveling eastbound and stopped side by side at a red stoplight on First Street as they waited for a train. According to the report, Melbye merged into Mather’s lane as Mather started driving forward. The vehicles then collided. No injuries were reported. Both drivers were cited for failure to obey a traffic control device.

Accident and failure to yield

On June 2 at 4:08 p.m., police received a report of an accident at the intersection of Greenwood Street and Brooks Avenue. At the time of the accident, Nick John Gonsorowski of Cedar Falls, Iowa, was driving a Volkswagen Jetta on Brooks Avenue. According to the report, he drove into the path of a 2021 semi-driven by Steven G. Mock of Warren. Mock was traveling westbound on Greenwood Street at the time. The vehicles collided. No injuries were reported. Gonsorowski has been cited for failure to yield.

Tampering with a motor vehicle/entering without owner permission

On June 3 at 12:24 a.m., police received a report that a suspicious person was entering vehicles in the Digi-Key parking lot. Paige Jean Parsons, 28, Thief River Falls, has been cited for tampering with a motor vehicle/entering without permission. She was arrested.

DWI

On June 4 at 2:05 a.m., police performed a traffic stop near the intersection of Eighth Street and LaBree Avenue. James Arno Cardarelli, 28, Thief River Falls, has been cited for DWI. He was arrested.

Cardarelli, James Arno
Cardarelli, James Arno