Northland briefs: Superior man gets seven years in shooting
Superior man gets seven years in shooting
A Superior man is going to prison for seven years for his July Fourth “target practice.”
Superior police say Javier Garcia was sentenced Tuesday for shooting a rifle from his apartment building at a target set up in an open field.
A stray bullet hit one woman in the foot outside of JT’s bar.
When police showed up to investigate, they dodged more bullets.
The woman eventually needed surgery.
H1N1 clinics set in Carlton County
Carlton County Public Health & Human Services is offering several public H1N1 influenza vaccine clinics over the next several days:
Injected and intranasal vaccines will be available for everyone. The immunizations are free, although insurance information will be taken for billing of small administration fees. People without insurance still can receive the vaccine.
Sex offender meeting set at Cromwell/Wright School
The Carlton County Sheriff’s Office will conduct a community notification meeting Thursday on a Level 3 predatory offender living in the Woodbury Lake area of rural Wright.
Donald Arthur Jensen, 60, has a history of sexual contact with male and female victims ages 5-13. Jensen’s victims knew him.
The community notification meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Cromwell/Wright School auditorium. Representatives from the county’s sheriff, probation and attorney offices will attend to speak and answer questions about Jensen.
Minneapolis man pleads guilty to crack charge
A Minneapolis man who was arrested when Duluth police found crack cocaine and ecstasy pills in his possession pleaded guilty Tuesday to selling crack cocaine.
Clifford Wardel Allen, 27, pleaded guilty to selling crack cocaine on one or more occasions with a total weight of 3 grams or more within a 90-day period.
Allen was arrested by the Lake Superior Drug and Gang Task Force on April 15, 2008, outside a residence on East Fifth Street. Investigators found him carrying 10 grams of crack cocaine packaged for sale, four ecstasy pills, $4,000 in cash and a digital scale. A search of his residence yielded an additional 28.5 grams of powder cocaine.
The defendant is scheduled to be sentenced March 5.
Red Cliff men held in burglaries
Two Red Cliff men suspected of committing a series of break-ins in the Town of Bell have been arrested by Bayfield County sheriff’s deputies.
Authorities say Landon Lapointe and Jordan Carothers, both 23, were arrested Sunday for allegedly committing at least 14 break-ins between Nov. 20 and Dec. 30. Nine of the break-ins resulted in burglaries. Bayfield County deputies recovered 18 of 30 items reported stolen with a total value of more than $6,300.
The two suspects have lengthy court records.
Acting on a citizen tip, deputies traveled to Duluth in search of a vehicle. In cooperation with Duluth police, deputies executed search warrants in Duluth and recovered some of the stolen property. Most of the stolen items were later recovered in Red Cliff.
“This was an observant citizen who saw something out of the ordinary and reported it,” Lt. Dan Clark said. “That started the ball rolling on this. The public really helped out.”