News from the Red Lake County Sheriff’s Office
News from the Red Lake County Sheriff's Office includes a vehicle being recently stolen, a gas station receiving a counterfeit $100 dollar bill and the suspect was tracked down using Facebook, and officers were led on a high-speed chase after a car fled a property damage crash in Plummer.
• On July 16, shortly after midnight, Red Lake County Deputies investigated a report of a stolen vehicle from the city of Plummer. Later the same morning, Thief River Falls Police Officers located the vehicle, a purple 2007 Chevrolet HHR, in a parking lot in their city. Tyler Lyle Hanson, 32, of Thief River Falls was found sleeping inside the vehicle. He was arrested and booked for a DWI, and on July 17 Pennington County transferred him to Red Lake County. He was transported to the jail in Crookston and booked for Felony Motor Vehicle Theft, and appeared in court in Red Lake Falls on July 19. He was released from custody on the promise to attend his next scheduled court appearance. The vehicle has been returned to the owner.
• On July 17, Brooks Cenex reported they had received a counterfeit $100 bill sometime over the weekend. Video surveillance showed the transaction with the store clerk and some images of the suspect were posted on the Sheriff's Office Facebook page. A short time later, several calls about the suspect came into the Sheriff's Office, and the suspect also contacted the office and has been cooperating with the investigation. The investigation is still in process but more information will be released when it is completed.
• On July 17, Red Lake County Deputies responded to a report of a property damage crash that occurred at the intersection of Highway #59 and County Road #1 in Plummer. It was also reported that one of the involved vehicles left the scene, but a deputy located that vehicle on CR #5 north of Oklee. The deputy attempted to stop the suspect vehicle, but it continued to flee, reaching speeds over 100 mph. The chase went into Pennington County where a Pennington County vehicle attempted to disable the vehicle with stop sticks. The suspect vehicle avoided the stop sticks and went into the Red Lake Indian Reservation and the pursuit was terminated, but Red Lake Tribal Police were able to stop the vehicle and apprehended the suspect. The suspect, Edwin Keith Jones, 44, of Ponemah was taken into custody and booked for a DWI at the Red Lake Jail. He remains incarcerated. He will be released to Red Lake County to face several criminal charges when he's fulfilled his obligations there.