Crime

A Bayport woman has pleaded guilty to stealing at least $132,000 from her employer while working for a Stillwater insurance agency. Carol Greethurst, 52, pleaded guilty Nov. 17 to one count of felony theft by swindle of more than $35,000. According to the criminal complaint, Greethurst used her position as accountant at Farmers Insurance on […]

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Police reports appear in each Wednesday edition of The Gazette. • A woman called police around 2:30 p.m. Oct. 23 because she was upset that a man used a vulgar hand gesture toward her while driving at the intersection of Stillwater Boulevard and Cottage Drive. • A resident on the 1100 block of McKusick Lane […]

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When Brett Olson woke up on Oct. 16, he expected to see his front yard filled with grinning faces of the pumpkins his children and grandchildren carefully carved. What he saw instead were the smashed remains of his dozen pumpkins littering the quiet street outside his house. “I believe it was between 10:30 p.m. and sometime […]

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An Oak Park Heights man is in critical condition after a garage fire Oct. 12 left him with burns on more than 50 percent of his body. Bayport Fire Chief Mark Swenson said the man was working on equipment in his garage on the 14800 block of 56th Street North the morning of Oct. 12, […]

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BY JONATHAN YOUNG THE GAZETTE A former St. Croix Orthopaedics employee has pleaded guilty to felony drug possession after being accused of calling in and filling fraudulent prescriptions from the clinic to the Walmart pharmacy in Oak Park Heights. Originally charged with third-degree possession, Jennifer Marie Bowers, 40, of Somerset, Wis., pleaded guilty to one […]

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