Four convicted in Itasca County Enbridge property damage case

Four were convicted of aiding and abetting criminal damage to property in Itasca County Thursday.

According to a release from the Itasca County Sheriff’s Office, Brenna Anglada of Cuba City, Wisconsin; Daniele Yildirim of Viroqua, Wisconsin; and Allyson Polman and Michele Naar of Duluth, were arrested in February 2019 after entering an Enbridge pipeline valve site and causing damage.

Each co-defendant was ordered to serve 15 days in jail, with credit for time served, and pay fees and fines of $75.

The four were also ordered to one year of probation, remain law-abiding, and not to enter any Enbridge property or facility.

Fourth-degree criminal damage to property is a misdemeanor punishable by up to 90 days in jail or a $1,000 fine, or both.

The jury trial was delayed numerous times due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north-central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment, and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji and enjoys spending her spare time with her son Logan, daughter Brigid, and pets Vincent and Piper. She also loves reading, Star Trek, and gardening... badly.


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