Pine County Sheriff’s Deputy On Leave, Under Suspicion Of Theft

Friday, November 9th, 2012 at 1:57 pm

On Thursday, KSTP reported an alleged crime of theft against a Pine County Sheriff’s deputy. Upon request, the Pine County Sheriff’s office has responded in the form of press release saying that:

“On the afternoon of November 1, 2012 the Pine County Sheriff received information from a Pine County resident that thefts had allegedly been committed by a Pine County Deputy Sheriff. A Sheriff’s Investigator was immediately dispatched and an investigation was initiated.

The following day, November 2, 2012 the Pine County Sheriff requested outside assistance from the Chisago County Sheriff’s Office in conducting this investigation.

The investigation continued under the control of the Chisago County Sheriff’s Office.

A Pine County Sheriff’s Deputy was placed on paid administrative leave on Monday, November 5th, 2012.

The findings of this investigation were presented to the Pine County Attorney on Tuesday, November 6th, 2012.

On Wednesday, November 7th, 2012 the Pine County Attorney forwarded the investigation finds to the Kanabec County Attorney for prosecution review.

This matter is considered an open investigation.”



  1. Taxpayer 11/9/12 at 2:54pm

    Sheriff Coles “Cream of the Crop” continues to embarrass Pine County Residents, with no tenured and experienced Deputy’s and support staff left to monitor and train…….Need a change in two years.

  2. Pine Citian 11/9/12 at 4:20pm

    KSTP reported that Kanabec County is helping; this site says Chisago, with the investigation. Who’s right?

  3. Taxpayer 11/10/12 at 5:07pm

    If you have followed anything in the last two years, you will see this get slipped under the rug, not like the poor dozen or so deputies that either got fired or just called it quits. Nice job Cole, you fooled us once but not again.

  4. Calico Jack 11/13/12 at 11:37am

    The investigation was under the control of the Chisago County Sheriff’s Office.
    Kanabec County Attorney Amy Brosnahan owes a huge favor to Pine County
    for letting Former Kanabec County Chief Deputy Joel Bos off with his huge mess. The Pine County Attorney’s Office didn’t bother with most serious charges against Joel Bos because he was ” too drunk to know better ” !

    It’s all a big joke – these Sheriff’s and Deputies can break the law, violate a persons civil rights, over charge people, stick them with ridiculously high bails ( the list goes on and on ) anytime they want knowing full well they are all a big happy family that sticks together, has each others backs ect…

    This is like the IRS asking you to Audit yourself!

  5. Happy County Resident 11/14/12 at 5:08pm

    1. Calico Jack…. Move somewhere else then because, you have no idea what you are talking about. Charges are levied by the Co. Atty office, and Bails are set by Judges. As to your other comments, our Sheriff sure seems to be holding his people accountable for thier actions and letting you know all about it. Read the article above. You are a Whiner…..

    2. Taxpayer…The “poor dozen or so deputies that either got fired or just called it quits” as you put it, were allowed to FESTER under our last “head in the sand, good ol’ boy” Sheriff. Our current Sheriff did clean house and got rid of the bad apples. I have not seen our current Sheriff sweep anything under the rug (bad or good). Our previous Sheriff did as evidenced by firings of bad apples he created and never got rid of. I see alot of reports from our current Sheriff letting all of us know exactly what is going on. You are also a Whiner…and the fool.

  6. Taxpayer 11/19/12 at 9:32am

    Happy County Resident, you are either on the payroll or your head is in the sand. Maybe you should listen a little closer to the radio show on Thursday mornings, if you really want to hear a fool. Our sheriff is known pretty much Statewide as an embarrassment.

  7. PC Resident 11/20/12 at 3:47pm

    I agree with Taxpayer.

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