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Subject:Re: Stickney Road Warning
From:Craig Menze <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Craig Menze <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Mon, 14 Feb 2011 12:07:20 -0600

Why couldn't some kind of a string operation be setup with law  
enforcement?  Have undercover cops pretend to be birdwatching by this  
idiots house?  Just a thought

Sent from my iPod

On Feb 14, 2011, at 7:08 AM, jmmet <jmmet@COMCAST.NET> wrote:

> I agree with tom and peter-I've practiced in Minn for 40 years and  
> also don't practice in criminal law but the antics of this guy and  
> his forcing a stop with his auto seem to rise to the level of some  
> kind of criminal conduct AND this is exactly the kind of guy who  
> slips thru the cracks and past the eyes of many as just being nutty  
> or eccentric or ... whatever ... and all of a sudden one day he  
> kills a car full of birders!!!  do him and the public a favor and  
> report all improper conduct of this guy and see if the criminal  
> justice system can't get it right for a change and do something with  
> this guy before a tragedy happens, especially with spring  
> approaching soon and the birding folks will be out in larger numbers  
> and thus more likely to run into this guy.
> jiim
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Thomas P. Malone"  
> <tmalone@BGS.COM>
> Sent: Sunday, February 13, 2011 8:32 PM
> Subject: Re: [mou-net] Stickney Road Warning
>> I agree with Peter. I've practiced law in Minnesota for 34 years  
>> and while I don't do criminal law it seems to me that the event  
>> described (forcing someone off the road) could be 5th degree  
>> assault. I will check further tomorrow.
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: Minnesota Birds <MOU-NET@LISTS.UMN.EDU>
>> Sent: Sun Feb 13 20:27:48 2011
>> Subject: Re: [mou-net] Stickney Road Warning
>>       Mr. Hendrickson is right.  These incidents should be  
>> reported.  I was a deputy public defender here in California for 31  
>> years, but I now spend my summers im Itasca County, MN.  These  
>> people usually hurt someone eventually.  If he says he's going to  
>> shhot you, or kill you, believe him. Get away and notify law  
>> enforcement.  If he made a specific threat or if he hurt or tried  
>> to do so, then file a complaint, request prosecution and be  
>> prepared to go to court if necessary.
>>        I'm not familiar with Minnesota law, but in California,  
>> threatening people can be treated as a felony.  Pulling a gun on  
>> someone is illegal in all states.
>>        This guy needs to be stopped.  Sure, helped, but in a secure  
>> facility.  He will hurt or kill someone.  Please, report all these  
>> incidents.  You will be saving someone from serious harm.
>>          Good birding,
>> Peter Dullea,
>> Senior Deputy Public Defender
>> for Santa Barbara County, Retired
>> Lompoc, California
>> (805) 350-1304
>>> Date: Sun, 13 Feb 2011 18:15:06 -0800
>>> From: mlhendrickson@YAHOO.COM
>>> Subject: Re: [mou-net] Stickney Road Warning
>>> I talked to a resident who sort of knows this guy because he has  
>>> property near
>>> him.  This person must of gotten out of jail recently because he  
>>> was arrested
>>> possibly a year and a half ago for pulling a gun against someone  
>>> near or on his
>>> property.  He is very unstable and has been known to chase after  
>>> cars and doing
>>> exactly what Cindy mentioned.  I have her stories from witnesses  
>>> who said they
>>> been followed by him for nearly 10-15 miles before the party  
>>> stopped to confront
>>> this man.  I am sure the county officers know of him but  
>>> unfortunately Sax-Zim
>>> Bog / Meadowlands area is patrolled very seldom by law officials.   
>>> So the more
>>> reports people share to law officials the more they know of him  
>>> and the more
>>> what he has been up to lately.
>>> Thanks
>>> Mike Hendrickson
>>> Duluth, Minnesota
>>> Website:
>>> Blog:
>>> ________________________________
>>> From: Chris Edwardson <chris.edwardson@GMAIL.COM>
>>> Sent: Sun, February 13, 2011 7:57:51 PM
>>> Subject: [mou-net] Stickney Road Warning
>>> Cindy and I were birding the bog on Saturday and made the mistake of
>>> stopping (for a possible owl sighting) near a house on the Stickney
>>> Road that has a sign that in part says "Trespassers will be  
>>> violated...."
>>> The owner walked out to the road (we were 200 + feet past his  
>>> driveway) and
>>> asked us what we were doing there.  I said we were birding, but he  
>>> acted
>>> confused and began confronting us, yelling that he had cameras  
>>> watching the
>>> road.  We just got in the car and left.  Unknown to us, he was not  
>>> through
>>> "talking" to us and when we were several miles away he pulled up  
>>> in his
>>> car while we were driving and forced our car to stop.  I use the  
>>> word
>>> forced, because I felt like I had to stop or he would try to run  
>>> us off the
>>> road.  We listened to him rant about being an ex-marine, prior  
>>> killer of
>>> enemies, Christian, etc.  Eventually, he let us drive on.  He  
>>> mentioned
>>> having problems with birders before so we wanted to be sure to  
>>> remind
>>> everyone not to stop anywhere near his house.  I am considering  
>>> contacting
>>> the county Sheriff just to have the incident on record.
>>> -- 
>>> Chris Edwardson
>>> Wood Technology Consulting Services
>>> 31 E. Arrowhead Rd.
>>> Duluth, MN  55803
>>> 218-724-6357
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