2/21/2013 9:29:00 PM Fight over dog leads to charges
by Ken Haggerty
Cannon Falls Police filed first degree burglary charges against two brothers, a mom and a friend of the family after the group of four allegedly forced their way into an occupied residence on February 12 about 6 p.m. and grabbed a black labrador that one of the brothers claims belongs to him.
According to a criminal complaint filed in Goodhue County District Court, Cannon Falls Police had been called to the residence at 214 4th Street North in downtown Cannon Falls on February 2 to resolve a domestic dispute stemming from the break-up of Jonathon Peters, 18, Cannon Falls, and a female at the residence.
Police resolved the dispute and arranged for Peters to remove his property and the dog from the residence and advised him to stay clear of the residence, where he had been involved in altercations with two of the male residents.
Peters later left the dog with the former girlfriend to take care of and police were again called to the residence on February 5 on a possible assault call related to a dispute over who the dog belonged to. The former girlfriend now wanted to keep the dog. Police advised Peters it was a civil issue and would need to go to Court to get possession of the dog.
On February 12, the situation escalated when Peters showed up with his brother, David, 22, and his mother, Janice, 49, and Bethany Emanuelson, 19, Northfield, and allegedly forced their way in and grabbed the dog, leading to the charges.