Thief River Falls Man Makes First Court Appearance Following High Speed Chase


A Thief River Falls man made his first appearance this week in Pennington County District Court following a high speed chase north of St. Hilaire Monday night.

Isaac Kalinoski, 29, appeared yesterday before District Judge Tamara Yan, charged with three felonies and three misdemeanors in connection with the incident that began in a downtown St. Hilaire Parking Lot. He remains in custody at the Pennington County Law Enforcement Center.

According to court documents the chase involved several law enforcement agencies and ended just outside the Thief River Falls City Limits, with Kalinowski later found and taken into custody after abandoning his vehicle and fleeing on foot.

Charges include Conspiracy to Commit a Controlled Substance Crime; Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Fleeing a Peace Officer in a Motor Vehicle, as well as Careless Driving and Driving While Impaired.

Kalinoski’s next Court Appearance is scheduled June 25th. He has not yet offered a plea in the case.


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