TRF Police Report - April 14, 2021
TRF Police Report - April 14, 2021
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Domestic assault

On March 28 at 7:40 p.m., police received a report that a drunk man was being aggressive at a home in the 1200 block of Christopher St. Jonathan Dewayne Lefever, 31, Thief River Falls, has been cited for domestic assault. He was arrested. Lefever allegedly assaulted a woman. She didn’t seek medical attention.

Lefever, Jonathan Dewayne
Lefever, Jonathan Dewayne

Second-degree driving while impaired, child endangerment, and leaving the scene of a vehicle collision with an unattended vehicle

On March 26 at 5:07 p.m., police received a report of a hit-and-run accident near the intersection of Second Street and LaBree Avenue.

At the time of the accident, Shawn Michael Robinson of Newfolden was driving a 1999 Chrysler Town & Country on Second Street.

According to the report, his van then sideswiped a parked Chevy Silverado owned by Sean F. Myhrer of Thief River Falls. Robinson allegedly left the scene, but someone was able to obtain his license plate number.

A short time later, while responding to a separate call, a sheriff’s deputy allegedly observed Robinson’s van swerving on-and-off the shoulder of the highway near the intersection of Highway 32 and 140th Street Northeast. He caught up to the vehicle and watched as Robinson crossed the solid white line and continued driving halfway onto the shoulder and halfway onto the highway for a time. The van was also close to a vehicle in front of it, according to the complaint.

In addition, it had been determined that Robinson’s van was allegedly involved in the prior hit-and-run accident. The deputy conducted a traffic stop. Robinson was arrested after failing field sobriety tests. He has been charged with second-degree DWI, child endangerment, and leaving the scene of a vehicle collision with an unattended vehicle.

The complaint accuses Robinson of being under the influence of an unidentified controlled substance for which a blood sample was taken.

A 2- month-old baby, who wasn’t properly restrained, was inside the vehicle with Robinson at the time of the incident.

A responding police officer noticed a baby “in a car seat in the back seat that was not strapped in properly and [the officer] was able to move the car seat very easily.”

The complaint indicated that Robinson had previously been convicted of third-degree DWI in 2016. In that case, a small child also occupied the vehicle with Robinson.

Robinson, Shawn Michael
Robinson, Shawn Michael

DWI

On March 22 at 11:48 p.m., police performed a traffic stop near the intersection of First Street and Maple Avenue. Scott Philip Hilgeman, 32, Oklee, has been charged with DWI. He was arrested.

Giving a false name and date of birth to a peace officer and driving without a valid driver’s license

On March 23 at 1:38 p.m., police received a report regarding a suspicious vehicle parked near the roundabout in the 600 block of Pennington County Road 61. Matthew Thomas Schmitz, 32, Carroll, Iowa, has charges pending for giving a false name and date of birth to a peace officer and driving without a valid driver’s license.

Fourth-degree assault and disorderly conduct

On March 24 at 12:27 a.m., police received a report of a disturbance at 227 Markley Ave. N. A 17-year-old Thief River Falls female has charges pending for fourth-degree assault and disorderly conduct. She was taken into custody. The girl was out of control during a family disturbance. She allegedly stomped on an officer’s foot and elbowed another officer.

Accident and illegal lane change

On March 25 at 2:39 p.m., police received a report of an accident near the intersection of Third and First streets in Thief River Falls. At the time of the accident, Craig Stephen Redford of Thief River Falls was driving a GMC Sierra westbound in the far right lane on Third Street. According to the report, he then merged into the left lane and collided with a westbound Hyundai Santa Fe driven by Meckenzie R. Malwitz of Plummer. No injuries were reported. Redford has been cited for an illegal lane change.

Theft

On March 26 at 10:08 a.m., police received a report of a theft at 1116 Arnold Ave. N. Someone had stolen a Mongoose mountain bike.

Theft

On March 26 at 11:30 p.m., police received a report of a theft at Sunrise Apartments. Someone had stolen a package that had been delivered.

Theft

On March 27 at 9:08 a.m., police received a report of a theft at 112 Jerome St. Someone had stolen a Microsoft Surface Pro 7 laptop computer with a purple and burgundy case.