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 all the beats in north-central Minnesota, such as local government, crime, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University.

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