Felony stalking and felony violation of a protection order
On Oct. 17 at 6:47 p.m., police received a report of stalking along Highway 59. Carlos Martinez, 30, Thief River Falls, has been charged with felony stalking and felony violation of a protection order. He was arrested. Martinez allegedly followed a woman who has a protection order against him. According to the complaint, she said Martinez was following her while she was driving near Falls Cinema. Dispatch told her to drive to the Law Enforcement Center. She drove there and then entered the lobby. Police learned that Martinez was parked in the area. His vehicle was then stopped near the intersection of First Street and Knight Avenue. Martinez allegedly said that the woman called him and he wanted to know what she wanted, so he was following her. He knew there was a protection order filed against him. Cell phone records indicated that he attempted to call the woman several times. The complaint indicated that he had two prior felony convictions for stalking in Red Lake County. Those convictions were in March 2008 and June 2008.
Accident and failure to stop for a traffic control signal
On Oct. 17 at 3:46 p.m., police received a report of an accident at the intersection of Third Street and Atlantic Avenue. At the time of the accident, Nicholas Larry Pittman of Thief River Falls was driving a Chevy Impala westbound on Third Street. According to the report, he failed to stop for a red stoplight. His car then struck a northbound Ford pickup truck driven by David Trontvet of Thief River Falls. The impact of the crash forced Trontvet’s vehicle to hit a 2001 Chevy Silverado driven by Christopher Pepperling of Roseau. Pepperling was waiting to turn at the time. No injuries were reported. Pittman has been cited for failure to stop for a traffic control signal.