‘Gun’ no threat to neighbors
Kanabec County Sheriff’s deputies were called to an address in the area of Clark and Morrison Streets, near Mora United Methodist Church, on Thursday, Sept. 8, after someone called in a report of a man with a gun.
“I can tell you it wasn’t a gun; it was a BB-gun,” Sheriff Brian Smith said. “It was a guy who was struggling with life and chemical dependency issues, and he was frustrated that he wasn’t getting the help he needed.”
The sheriff said he believed the man was trying to get the deputies to “rush in and shoot him, but deputies just don’t do that.”
Smith said some streets were blocked off to ensure that passersby would not cross in front of the man’s doorway.
“The deputies taked to him multiple times to try to get him to come out, but he wouldn’t; he wanted them to come in,” Smith said. “But they weren’t playing that game.”
Law enforcement was able to make contact with the individual on Friday and arrange for him to get some help.
Braham police respond to unresponsive person on sidewalk
Braham police and firefighters responded on Sunday, Sept. 11, to the scene of an unresponsive woman lying on the ground in Braham. According to a news release from the Braham Police Department, at 9:43 p.m, the Isanti County Dispatch Center received a 911 call reporting that a female was lying in tall grass near a sidewalk on 2nd Street SW in Braham. Emergency personnel responded and found a 75-year-old woman, who was deceased.
The Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office was notified. An investigation determined that the woman died “due to an unwitnessed medical event,” the news release stated. “There was no injury or trauma observed on the victim.”
The release further stated that the Braham Police Department was not seeking anyone associated with the case, nor was there a threat to the public.