The Hastings man responsible for a very serious injury crash in early June is now charged with criminal vehicular operation. Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a rollover on Kane Trail in Northfield Township in the early morning hours of June 3rd. Officer Feldhake arrived first and discovered a vehicle smashed into a tree, 2 men trapped inside and one man ejected. 22 year old Kaleb Meyers was driving. He and another passenger, 19 year old Dustin Schultz, of Hampton was taken with Meyers to Regions Hospital by ground ambulance. The third occupant, 20 year old Derek Staley, of Cannon Falls was ejected and
found unconscious in a field. He was airlifted to HCMC where he spent 9 days with multiple issues including traumatic brain injury. The 2014 Ford Focus had been n/b on Lamb Avenue. The front passenger said Meyers was driving too fast, misjudged the curve onto Kane Trail and lost control. They rolled several times. Meyers blood alcohol was .157, just under twice the legal limit. He told officers he had 6 or 7 beers in Dennison. He also had no insurance, stopped making payments on the vehicle and has a revoked drivers license. His first court appearance is August 24th. Kaleb Meyers complaint.
Dundas man faces 6 felonies related to sexually explicit material sent to a child
A Dundas man has been charged with multiple counts of electronic distribution of sexually explicit material to a child under 16 and engaging in solicitation. On Monday, an unidentified man reported that 20 year old Alexander William Bealles had sent inappropriate pictures and messages to his daughter via a cell phone. The child and the reporting party live in North Carolina. The father tracked Bealles down through his phone number after a finding numerous photos of Bealles genitalia and sexually explicit conversations. The girl said they met through the KiK app in a group chat a week and a half ago. Bealles quickly moved their conversation to a private chat and within 2 days it progressed into sexually explicit conversations and Bealles telling her he was going to drive to North Carolina to meet her and have sex. Bealles spoke with Dundas police on Tuesday, he was then arrested. Bealles is charged with 6 felonies, each of them carrying up to 3 years in prison. His initial court appearance is august 8th. He’s been released on bond. NOTE: Due to sensitive nature of the Criminal Complaint, KYMN will not post it.
McCarthy says “a lot of progress has been made”
Dundas City Administrator John McCarthy said “a lot of progress has been made” regarding the NAFRS Joint Powers Board. As far as the Capital program, he said they’re “moving in the right direction” for the facility and equipment. McCarthy added that a lot of questions were answered and they have a more solid equipment budget. The equipment program is being designed by firefighters, “the experts”. As Dundas Council discussed their budget, they need to include costs for the building and equipment. He said, “so I think it’s moved a lot. I like the way it’s going in most cases. It’s been a lot easier to work with some real solid numbers rather than some huge guesses”. This is a vast improvement in the relationship of the Board members and Dundas than it was less than a year ago.
Task Force nets big bust
The Cannon River Drug and Violent Offender Task Force has been conducting an ongoing, large scale, drug investigation involving 37 year old Travis Jay Troska of Waterville as well as 39 year old Carrie Cook and 54 year old James Otis. Otis has been in the LeSueur Co. jail since June, pending federal prosecution with a $7.5 mil unconditional bond. Cook was arrested July 20th for 1st Degree drug sales in LeSueur County, her bond was set at $300,000 without conditions. According to one of the complaints, Troska had moved into Otis’s house and taken over the drug sales while Otis is in prison. Cook and Troska were dealing out of the Days Inn in Faribault. Task Force agents already had 3 felony charges against Troska when, on Tuesday, a Faribault police officer spotted him in Otis’s Lincoln. The officer followed him with his lights and siren on for a traffic stop but Troska kept going. With multiple officers and agents, they arrested him at a fast food drive thru in Faribault. He had over 9 grams of psilocybin mushrooms on his person and a scale, documents and more linking him to Cook and Otis in the vehicle. Between the vehicle and another hotel room at the Days Inn, they found a .22 caliber handgun with loaded magazines and methamphetamine. In all, Troska is facing 8 felonies and 4 misdemeanors. The most serious carries up to 20 years in prison. Troska has an extensive criminal history mostly in Steele County that dates back 20 years. His next court appearance is August 14th. Troska – 1837 Troska – 1819