Minnesota – A woman has been banned from her son’s school for one year after boarding a school bus and confronting the boys who had reportedly been bullying her son.
Tanya Sydney told reporters that she doesn’t regret her actions after her 10-year-old son came home from school and told her that he was being bullied on the school bus he rides to Lake Nokomis Community School.
The next day Sydney went to her son’s bus stop and confronted the driver. “He told me ‘I am doing the best I can, I can’t be in 50 million places at once,’” Sydney said. Not happy with that answer, Sydney boarded the bus and began yelling at the two boys her son had pointed out as his bullies.
The driver ordered her off the bus, so Sydney walked her son to the school where the school’s police liaison officer, the principal and a transportation supervisor were waiting for her. Her son and the two two kids accused of bullying him later apologized to each other and there have been no further reports of bullying between them.…Continue Reading
Winona, MN — I gotta tell ya, Demonites, this has to be one of the strangest stories I have come across in my time here at the Dreamin’ Demon. According to officials, for the fourth time in twelve years, a baby has been found floating in the Mississippi River.
The first body was found in November of ’99 – she was found near Red Wing. A baby boy, discovered near Frontenac in 2003, was believed to be the first infant’s brother. Another child was found in 2007. That baby girl was found near Treasure Island Marina.
On Monday, the body of a newborn baby girl was found floating in a bag just outside of Winona. The infant tipped the scales at about seven pounds and appeared to be just a few days old at the time of her death.
Anybody else see a pattern here?
The circumstances surrounding the baby’s death are being investigated by the Winona County Sheriff’s Office, the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and the Winona County Attorney’s Office. An autopsy was scheduled for Tuesday, but investigators say it will be several days before the results are known.…Continue Reading
According to court documents, at around 3 a.m., 54-year-old Curtis Reed got into an altercation with his girlfriend of eight years. He was angry that she wouldn’t let him have any alcohol so he threw a frozen chicken at her before going after her with a frying pan and a knife. Luckily, Antoine Willis, the woman’s teen son, was able to wrestle Reed to the ground and hold him there while two of his friends punched Reed.
After being let up, Reed reportedly walked around the house informing everyone that they better not fall asleep. So the mom, her son and his girlfriend all tried staying awake by playing video games, but around 5 a.m. they all fell asleep.
A couple hours later, Willis woke up to the smell of something cooking and realized pretty quickly that it was his head. Reed had doused it with lighter fluid and then turned him into a screaming matchstick.…Continue Reading
Cloquet, MN - Formal charges were levied Tuesday against Amber Ray Stonemark, 26, who police allege sliced up an ex-boyfriend with a straight-blade razor while claiming to be Jesus Christ. By the account, she seemed quite intent on dispatching him to the great beyond.
25-year-old Chaz Farleigh was the unfortunate focus of Stonemark’s attention last Friday night. ”I’m going to kill him and send him for eternity to the devil.” Stonemark was quoted by police as saying after being told to drop what police thought was a knife.
C’mon cops… WWJKW? A knife? I don’t think so…
According to the complaint, Cloquet police were dispatched to a home near Stonemark’s after reports of a fight on the back steps. A nearby officer was able to respond almostimmediately. He encountering Stonemark “covered in blood” and wielding an “old-style straight-edge folding razor.” By the officer’s account, “she was in the process of trying to stab a bloody man lying on his back.”
The officer tased her in the chest from a distance of about six feet.…Continue Reading
Minneapolis, MN – A 29-year-old man has been charged with murder after allegedly driving onto a sidewalk and intentionally hitting a group of people he had argued with earlier. One man was killed and two others injured.
Timothy Ayman Bakdash had been drinking at the Library Bar when he got into an argument with 23-year-old Ben Van Handel and two other women around 2 a.m. on April 15. The dispute continued outside at which time Bakdash got behind the wheel of his car, went the wrong way on a one-way street and intentionally drove onto the sidewalk in hopes of hitting Handel and the two women.
One witness stated after Handel was struck, Bakdash continued driving down the sidewalk for about 50 feet with Van Handel on the hood. Handel tumbled into the air and into an intersection after his head struck a utility pole. The other two women who were struck, 21-year-old Sarah Anne Bagley and 21-year-old Katelynn Marie Hanson, are recovering from their injuries, Bagley currently unable to walk because of a serious injury to her left leg.…Continue Reading
Moravetz was spending the night with Fentress Friday night and judging by some of their online activity, everything seemed pretty normal. Early Saturday morning, Fentress wished her cousin Happy Birthday on Facebook before calling a friend in Indiana. At around 6 a.m., Fentress’ mother found both of the girls had hanged themselves.
The girls had been planning this for awhile, leaving goodbye notes to their families and even giving instructions on how to handle their funerals. There has been no reports of bullying being mentioned in the suicide notes, but both girls reportedly complained of being bullied or ostracized at school. This hasn’t stopped some media outlets from posting that bullying was the sole reason why these girls made the decision to kill themselves, however.
Reportedly, the notes simply expressed love for their families and asked them not be sad over their deaths.…Continue Reading
BLAINE, Minn. — Here’s a couple of stories for your Saturday that I was working on yesterday bit didn’t get the chance. Starting with the group of people at a party that suffered a mass overdose of a designer drug that led to one teen dying.
Police say that up to eleven people, ages 16 to 21, were at a house party Wednesday taking the designer drug known as “2 C-E” that can be purchased legally via the Internet and it’s a reported hallucinogenic. Some of the people in attendance snorted it, while others mixed it in drinks but police feel none of them were aware of what constituted a safe dosage.
It didn’t take long until 911 calls were being made from people at the party because of obvious medical issues some were suffering after taking the drug. By time emergency responders arrived at the home, some had already fled the scene and were suffering from overdose effects elsewhere. Eventually police were able to contact all involved and get them to the hospital, two of them in critical condition.…Continue Reading
Minnesota - It takes a particularly vile creature to do what 48 year old William Melchert-Dinkel is guilty of. Spending his days trolling internet forums for suicidal people, this former nurse and opportunistic scumbag would then pose as a female nurse, pretending to be sympathetic before giving step-by-step instructions on how to successfully kill oneself.
Sometimes, he would even enter into suicide pacts with these people, pacts that were obviously and unfortunately unfulfilled on his end.
While it’s unclear exactly how many people were persuaded into taking the final leap by this man, at least two followed through on their threats after having contact with him.
In 2005, a 32 year old British man had been seeking drugs online to overdose with when he encountered Melchert-Dinkel, and ultimately hung himself. In 2008, Melchert-Dinkel found an 18 year old woman who had recently miscarried and was drinking excessively; she jumped from a bridge.
For his part in these deaths, Melchert-Dinkel has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after Judge Thomas Neuville found him guilty of two counts of aiding the suicides.…Continue Reading
Minneapolis, MN – Ashley Couch, 21, was arrested on child neglect charges Saturday morning after witnesses reported seeing her throw her newborn infant into a snowbank before turning her back on the child and walking away.
A couple of bystanders, identified only as Keith and Eddie, were watching from a nearby bridge as an argument between Couch and her boyfriend, Deontae Thurmond, played out. Thurmond had taken off down the street with Couch and her barely clothed 18-day-old daughter right at his heels.
Keith turned to Eddie and told him to “keep an eye out and make sure the mother didn’t toss the baby over the rail and into on-coming traffic below.” Keith must be an occasional visitor to the Dreamin’ Demon, no? Who else would automatically assume a pissed off woman might throw her baby off a bridge?
Couch refrained from throwing the baby off the bridge, but she did toss the child into a snowbank. “Like a major league baseball player in a windup – that’s how hard she threw the child,” Eddie said. “She had already thrown her child down hard on the hard compacted ice.…Continue Reading
St. Cloud, MN – Police say an intoxicated Cory Mogen broke into the Pizza Hut where he is employed and tried to fry up some boneless chicken wings before throwing marinara sauce on the wall.
Responding to an alarm at about 1:25 Friday morning, officers found the restaurant’s back door standing wide open. Inside, they found Mogen in the process of making himself a midnight snack. And, for reasons known only to Mogen, he had decorated the wall with marinara sauce.
Though Mogen is an employee of that particular Pizza Hut, police say he did not have permission to be inside the building. He was given a preliminary breath test, which indicated a .22 BAC with a “weak breath.” That’s nearly three times the legal limit for driving.
Mogen, 21, was removed from the premises and is being held on a possible third-degree burglary charge. Mmmmm…chicken wings.…Continue Reading
Police were called to the home Tuesday afternoon on a report of two females fighting – a man who lived in the apartment below said the fight caused pictures and other items to be knocked off of his walls.
Inside the apartment, officers found broken bottles and shards of glass all over the living room floor. A bedroom door appeared to have been ripped off the hinges and Stephanie’s 24-year-old sister was found on the floor…her face covered in blood. She had a large stab wound on her left cheek with an 8-10″ piece of wood trim sticking out of her face.
The victim told police she had been beaten by her sister. Stephanie first attacked with her fists, punching her sister more than 15 times, before getting stabby with the wood trim. The woman was transported to the hospital where the wood had to be surgically removed.…Continue Reading
Rosemount, MN — Richard Michael Marquardt, 35, is accused of sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl by making her wear diapers and urinate on herself while he took pictures and video, which police say he then shared online.
On January 20, the child reportedly told her mother that Marquardt, a family friend, took pictures of her naked. In an interview with a social worker the next day, the child stated that Marquardt had been taking pictures of her since she was 4 – telling her that it was his job and that he enjoyed doing it.
Later that day, during a search of the skeevy bastard’s home, authorities seized a computer and a cell phone. A forensic examination of Marquardt’s computer revealed photos and videos of the girl, dated from August 2006 through August 2010. The photos, taken at Marquardt’s home, a restroom at the zoo and several local parks and playgrounds, showed the girl in soiled diapers and clothing. Police also found images of other children involved in sexual acts, as well as pictures of him and his wife wearing diapers.…Continue Reading
Lakeville, MN — Police have charged George Gonzalez with malicious punishment of a child after he allegedly threw a glass at his 14-year-old son, resulting in 20 stitches to the boy’s ear. Doctors say the injury may have ruptured his eardrum, which could cause long-term hearing loss.
Authorities spoke to the boy at the hospital early Monday morning as he was being treated for the injury. According to him, he and his father were watching a movie Sunday night when George told him to go make dinner. As the kid was slaving away in the kitchen, George was sleeping on the couch. Dinner prepared, the boy attempted to wake his father to eat…this displeased George.
Belligerent and upset, George reportedly took the bread from the fish sandwich his son had prepared and flung it down the stairs – the boy’s cell phone soon followed. George then ordered the kid to retrieve the items, which he did. As the boy was walking back upstairs, he said his father threw a glass at him.…Continue Reading
Champion walked into a downtown Minneapolis post office last Tuesday and paid $22 to ship a box to Georgia. Before the transaction was finalized, she was asked the standard questions about the box’s contents: Anything perishable, liquid or hazardous? Champion reportedly answered no, but cautioned post office employees to be very careful while handling the package as the contents were very delicate. Oh, and if the contents made any noise, pay no mind…it was just a toy robot.
Employees grew suspicious when the box began moving and making panting noises. A call was made to the postal inspector and permission was given to open the box. Inside, without food or water, a 4-month-old schnauzer/poodle mix dubbed “Guess.” The schnoodle was panting hard when released from what could have been his cardboard coffin, and greedily sucked down the water given to him by post office employees.…Continue Reading
Winona, Minnesota — One man is in custody following accusations that a woman was raped in Goodview on Friday while another man held her down and a third videotaped the assault.
Jerard Braboy, 39, was taken into custody on a first degree criminal sexual conduct charge. The 22-year-old victim reportedly met him and another man at a party and he offered her a ride home. The two men along with a woman the victim knew as “Jackie” brought her to “Jackie’s” apartment, where a third man was present. “Jackie” soon fell asleep. When the victim exited the bathroom, she was tackled. She blacked out after her head hit the floor. The next thing she recalled was being thrown on the bed.
Braboy allegedly raped her while the second suspect held her down and the third man videotaped the incident. According to court documents, the victim told the men to stop several times, said she would call police and scratched the man holding her down. After reviewing the videotape, court documents show Braboy’s cousin was the man holding the victim down and he can be heard saying, “We don’t get action like this where we’re from.”
Braboy must have thought the victim was impressed by his performance because he left her with his phone number and said his name was “Cakes”.…Continue Reading
Fergus Falls, MN — Timothy Peterson, a self-described medicine man and soul collector, was charged with attempted murder after he reportedly tried to stab his neighbor to death in order to steal his soul.
Ivan Mallas, owner of the soul in question, told police Peterson, armed with a Bowie knife and a Coke bottle containing alcohol, showed up at his house early Sunday morning and declared he was there to kill him. When Mallas inquired as to why he had to die, Peterson reportedly responded, “Because I own your soul.” Oh, well in that case….
Peterson then commenced to gettin’ stabby…starting with Mallas’ toes. “He started stabbing that knife in between my feet; closer and closer, and I didn’t move,” said Mallas. He said Peterson was chanting, calling himself a “medicine man” and a “soul collector.” Peterson reportedly told him he’d already killed 13 people. Once Mallas started resisting, Peterson gave up on the toes and moved forward to the man’s head, threatening to scalp him. Mallas grabbed hold of the knife and the two began struggling.…Continue Reading
Bloomington, MN- Stephanie Moreland, 46, is a whole lotta woman and she’s got the big-girl panties to prove it. On New Year’s Eve day, an employee at the Alaskan Fur Company noticed Morreland was acting suspiciously while her accomplice tried to distract the store’s employees. When the employee spotted Moreland kneeling on the floor and a $6500 short mink coat was missing from the rack, she confronted Moreland. Moreland denied having the coat. She then pulled up her dress, showed the employee her bare ass, and took off out of the store. After what I am sure was a temporary loss of vision, the employee was somehow able to write down the license plate on the getaway car that Moreland, her accomplice, and a third person drove off in. Police pulled over the car later that day and searched the vehicle. Inside the car they found a hanger from the store, but no coat. Moreland admitted to stealing the coat, but denied that she still had it in her possession. Moreland was arrested and taken to jail where she was given a pat-down search and submitted to a metal detector test.…Continue Reading
Waseca, MN – You know, it’s been a long time since I’ve seen someone rock a greasy mullet as magnificently as Terry Allen Lester. That, the crazy-eyed stare, and the fact that he planned on blowing up one of his ex-girlfriends with a vibrator bomb has earned him a permanent spot here at the Dreamin’ Demon. Congrats, Terry…here’s your 15 minutes. Police were informed of Terry’s ingenious exploding vibrator plan by two females, who up until last week were his roommates. When Terry was kicked to the curb, he inadvertently left some of his belongings behind – amid those items, a Coffee Mate container with the words “Christmas Gifts” written on the lid. Inside the container, a modified black vibrator that had been filled with BB’s, buck shot and gunpowder. Attached to the device were black and red wires that connected to a trigger with a battery port, but no battery. Even before the discovery of the device, Terry had reportedly informed one of the women he intended to give the vibrator to one of three ex-girlfriends because their relationship had ended on a bad note.…Continue Reading
Apple Valley, MN — According to authorities, 49-year-old Rhonda Arkley, possibly distraught over the recent death of her 22-year-old son, set fire to her home yesterday morning and repeatedly stabbed herself in the chest with a screwdriver. Police were called to Arkely’s residence at about 9:00 a.m. after receiving a report that a suicidal woman had soaked her house in gasoline and set it on fire. When officers arrived on scene, they found Arkley sitting inside her car, stabbing herself with a screwdriver. As one officer approached the vehicle, Arkley fled, leading police on a 5-6 mile chase. The pursuit ended after a spike strip was deployed. As officers approached once again, they witnessed Arkley actually pounding the screwdriver into her chest with a hammer. She was taken into custody and transported to a local hospital to be treated for burns and self-inflicted puncture wounds. Also hospitalized with burns, Arkley’s 49-year-old husband, Stuart. He was inside the home when the fire started. Police have been called to the home numerous times in the past – most recently to investigate the death of Arkley’s son who was found dead in his bedroom last month.…Continue Reading
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Police have arrested a teen who they say set fire to a church with a youth group still inside. Tou Chai Lee, 18, was arrested after police say he intentionally lit up the foyer of Faith Alliance Church while 18 members of the church’s youth groups were in the basement of the church. After hearing the alarm and smelling smoke, the group found the entryway engulfed in flames. They were able to escape through a side door. Once outside, several witnesses described seeing Lee driving away from the scene. A motive has not been officially released, but they are revealing that Lee knew some of the members in the church at the time of the incident, one of them being his ex-girlfriend. If you watch the video at the link provided, one of the teens says that Lee had joined the group on some occasions in the past. That same teen is also one of four people who found their tires slashed outside the church. Luckily no one was injured and the church suffered minimal damage conducting Sunday service as normal.…Continue Reading