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Did North Dakota Judge and Grand Forks States Attorney fake a court hearing to protect a pedophile ring?

by Timothy Charles Holmseth on April 2, 2017, 6:35 P.M. CST

There is an explosive development in the George Robert Lyons child sex assault cover-up story!

On March 20, 2017, Write Into Action published Did North Dakota court officers completely fake a hearing to protect a child rapist? – – – It’s Grand Forks Herald/Valley News Live v. The North Dakota Court.

There is now evidence the hearing in question may have indeed been fake.


The entry of the hearing, which was once in the Register of Actions, is now gone.

The March 20, 2017 story focused on a suspicious and strange ‘Extradition’ hearing that was recorded in the Register of Actions on the North Dakota State website for George Robert Lyons.


George Robert Lyons was arrested by the East Grand Forks Police Department (EGFPD) on January 6, 2016, and charged with 1st and 2nd degree sexual assault involving a child victim.

The reason the ‘Extradition’ hearing appeared suspicious was because, according to the court record, it took place on January 4, 2016.

That didn’t make sense because it was two days BEFORE Lyons was even arrested.

On February 9, 2016, the Grand Fork Herald reported, “A Grand Forks man pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Polk County District Court to two counts of criminal sexual conduct involving a minor. George Robert Lyons, 35, was arrested Jan. 6 and charged with first- and second-degree criminal sexual conduct, both felonies.”

There is no known record of Lyons being arrested, or in police custody, before January 6, 2016. It was also reported he bailed out of jail in “Polk County” so the entire ‘Extradition’ hearing appears fake.

The supposed ‘Extradition’ hearing was held; and then the case was “Closed”.

Today, Write Into Action discovered the record of the ‘Extradition’ hearing is no longer on the North Dakota website’s Register of Actions for George Robert Lyons.

It’s gone!

This latest development comes only days after I (Timothy Charles Holmseth) submitted a letter of concern to Minnesota State District Judge Tamara Yon regarding the unavailability of court records regarding George Robert Lyons.

The letter to Judge Yon was received by Polk County Court Administration because I received a reply.

So here’s the question…

Why is the entry for the ‘Extradition’ hearing now gone?

It’s time to ask questions.

Was the ‘Extradition’ hearing actually no more than a fake entry placed into the Register of Actions, to create the false appearance that North Dakota also had jurisdiction on the George Roberts Lyons case?

It’s possible.

If it was – here are the facts and the involved parties.


The original record of the ‘Extradition’ hearing reflected the State of North Dakota was represented by Chief States Attorney David Jones.

It states George Lyons was “In Custody” in “Polk County”.

It states the hearing was heard by Judge Lolita G Hartl Romanick.

Judge Lolita G Hartl Romanick

Did they fake it?

I will explain why it’s possible; and then I will explain what the cynical motivation behind it would be.


On January 7, 2016, Valley News Live reported, “Lt. Hajicek says Lyons is also being investigated on the North Dakota side of the river for a possible, similar crime. That one involves another woman Lyons had been living with and her daughter.”


On March 23, 2017 Write Into Action contacted the Grand Forks Police Department (GFPD) to request records and inquire about any investigations going on in Grand Forks at the time mentioned by Hajicek.

“I have no record of George Lyons being the subject of any active GFPD investigation at that time,” said Lt. Derik Zimmel, GFPD.


Why did Hajicek bring up some obscure supposed investigation in North Dakota?



To strategically lay the ground work (i.e. – make sense of) for the plan (that Hajicek is involved in) that would eventually involve a back-dated ‘Extradition’ hearing, which would create the appearance (on paper) that North Dakota had taken over the case.


The plan would be…

North Dakota would close the case and everybody would eventually forget about it because the local pathetic media would be reminded – as they so often are – of who butters their bread – and the weasels they really are.

It’s called ‘the old razzle-dazzle’.

They do it all the time.


Why would the EGFPD arrest George Robert Lyons if they only planned to cover it up down the road?

Here’s why.

This child sexual assault case was initially discovered by attentive school employees in East Grand Forks and diligent social workers in Polk County, Minnesota.

The kids started talking, folks. Sources tell Write Into Action that a young guest in the home walked in on George Lyons abusing the girl – he saw it with his own two eyes.

“In 2012 and 2013, an East Grand Forks high school social worker and Polk County social worker became concerned over the minor’s welfare who spent time with Lyons at the residence, according to a criminal complaint,” the Herald reported.

The procession of the case involves mandated reporters and diligent employees who were monitoring something and did their jobs well.

Lt. Rodney Hajicek (a.k.a. Jerry Sandusky Jr.) had no choice but to arrest George Lyons.

EGFPD Lt. Rodney Hajicek (a.k.a. Jerry Sandusky Jr.)


After being arrested for sexual assault of a child, George Lyons promptly announced he was engaged to be married to Grand Forks Assistant State’s Attorney Jodi Bass.

The announcement was made on Facebook and the Bed, Bath, and Beyond wedding registry.

Bass has never denied it.

That was George Lyons’ message to the pedophile gang that they better do something about the situation because he’s not going down alone.


Is this a witch hunt?

Not a chance.

George Lyons’ brother, Matthew Lyons, is serving a life a sentence after pleading guilty to ‘Ongoing Sexual Abuse of a Child’ in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

The abuse in that case began when a little girl was six years-old and it continued for six years. It involved Matthew Lyons tying her to a bed and raping her with objects.


Anybody who attempts to cover this up is a demonically possessed scum-bag.


Matthew Lyons was prosecuted by former Grand Forks States Attorney Jason McCarthy.

That means McCarthy knew the horrific details of the Matthew Lyons case and knew pedophilia ran in the Lyons family.

After Lt. Rod Hajicek told the media there was a parallel investigation going on in Grand Forks County, a reporter contacted McCarthy. However, McCarthy said he could not comment on the ongoing investigation regarding George Lyons.

McCarthy never got around to prosecuting George Lyons, because in October, 2016, he was taken off the case when he was made a Judge by former North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple.

See how that works, folks?

Dalrymple might be hanging out with Jerry Sandusky Jr. and the rest of the gang – doing their little secret hand-shakes down at the Lodge.

Write Into Action has only gotten started so return often.


East Grand Forks Police Department describes case as “active investigation”

by Timothy Charles Holmseth on March 1, 2017, 11:36 A.M. CST

There is no court file number or available records for a widely reported child rape case filed in Polk County, Minnesota.

The court case appears to have been scrubbed from the State site.

The Register of Actions for the sexual assault case filed by the State of Minnesota against George Lyons does not appear on the State’s website.

Polk County Court Administrator Kathy Narlock has not responded to Write Into Actions requests for the court case file number.

But – Write Into Action is an update.

Responding to a public records request from Write Into Action, a spokes-person from the East Grand Forks Police Department said the criminal case against George Lyons in an “active investigation”.



Something is amiss.

On January 7, 2016 the Grand Forks Herald announced the charges against Lyons in an a article where the reporter said “according to court documents” and “according to a criminal complaint”.

Evidence indicates this rape case was going to covered up to protect a criminal cartel that goes much higher.

After being charged with the crime in January, 2016, Valley News Live reported Lyons made a claim on Facebook that he was engaged to a Grand Forks County assistant state prosecutor.


In February, 2017, Lyons repeated the same claim of engagement to a Grand Forks States prosecutor in a conversation with me (Timothy Charles Holmseth) and several others.

Lyon’s said he was engaged to the prosecutor on the Delvin Shaw murder case, which is Attorney Carmell Mattison.

Grand Forks States Attorney Mattison

Grand Forks States Attorney Mattison

Sources very close to the case have advised Write Into Action of the true details of the abuse case and it’s horrendous.

Evidence shows Grand Forks States Attorney David Jones is involved in this cover-up.

Grand Forks States Attorney David Jones

Grand Forks States Attorney David Jones

Write Into Action is just getting started.


BOMBSHELL! Man charged with first degree sexual conduct against child claims he is engaged to State prosecutor on the Delvin Shaw trial! – – – Sex charges vanished from Minnesota court’s website!

Minnesota/North Dakota government pedophile ring exposed via Court Administration
– – – Court records on child rape case completely disappear


by Timothy Charles Holmseth on December 23, 2016, 9:06 P.M. CST

An East Grand Forks man who has been revealing the activities of local organized crime says he is being gang-stalked by a shadowy group, which he believes is headed by the local chief detective, has now captured video of drones above him.


Jarod Rasmussen, son of former EGF police officer Vern Rasmussen, said the drones “fly right above my house every day and every night”.

Jarod Rasmussen

Jarod Rasmussen

“I got them both on camera. I got the star disco ball drone and I got the star drone both up here – right above my house,” Jarod Rasmussen said.

“The disco ball one you’ll notice flipping up in the sky with different colors. You can’t mistake it,” he said.

“You can only really see it when you look with a camera. You can look up in the sky and you’ll see what looks to be a bright star – but its not. It looks like it’s got some wings that are fluttering off to the side,” Jarod Rasmussen said.

“You can only really see it when you look with a camera. You can look up in the sky and you’ll see what looks to be a bright star – but its not. It looks like it’s got some wings that are fluttering off to the side,” Jarod Rasmussen said.

Earlier today, Write Into Action exclusively reported Jarod Rasmussen revealed a former EGF police officer that was recently terminated had been using law enforcement resources to stalk female motorists and lure them into his home.

Write Into Action previously reported Jarod Rasmussen said he was being followed day and night by local firemen, police, social services, and creepy townspeople he recognized to be associated with the “Blue Line Club” – a local hockey group headed by EGFPD Lt. Detective Rodney Hajicek.

The video of the drones hovering over the home of Jarod Rasmussen is legally compelling because, according to Rasmussen, Lt. Hajicek put him on a 72-hour psychiatric hold after he came to the police station to report the stalking.

Jarod Rasmussen was released right away after he passed all the tests.

 “I got shit on them. I mean my dad was a cop for 33 years. I know what kind of pieces of shit these guys are. I know about a lot of stuff. I know about (Pine to Prairie Task Force Commander Aeisso) Schrage – (former Task Force Commander Scott) Jordheim – I know all these guys,” he said.


“She also claims that [ ______] told her that he has Jacob Wetterling in [his] apartment. What he actually said was “Jacob is alive and you wouldn’t believe who is in the apartment with me right now,” the Police Report said.


by Timothy Charles Holmseth on November 24, 2016, 6:50 P.M. CST

East Grand Forks Police Chief Michael Hedlund has publically spoken the name of a missing child from Florida for the first time since his embattled Department became involved in the kidnapping case seven years ago.

“The disappearance of any child is tragic and this case is no less so,” Hedlund said.

EGF Police Chief Michael Hedlund

EGF Police Chief Michael Hedlund

He continued.

“This case did not occur in East Grand Forks and thus it is not within our jurisdiction to actively investigate any possible crimes that may have been committed in this case.  At this time there is nothing to indicate that Miss Cummings has ever been in East Grand Forks nor do we have any information believing that anyone connected to this case is, or has been in East Grand Forks, and thus we do not have any investigations regarding this matter,” Hedlund said.

But there’s a problem.

Hedlund broke his silence only after he learned that in October, 2016, a private investigator from Indiana that filed a police report to the EGFPD in 2011 regarding the whereabouts of the missing child HaLeigh Cummings, now claims she didn’t make the report and says she was impersonated by a Florida woman.

The bizarre statement and allegations of a false police report regarding the missing person is, in and of itself, a crime pertaining to HaLeigh Cummings.

On July 26, 2011, Tina Church, private investigator, Specialized Investigative Consultants Inc., telephoned the police in East Grand Forks to report that a local journalist, Timothy Charles Holmseth, told her he had HaLeigh Cummings in his apartment.


During a telephone call to Holmseth on October 4, 2016, Church claimed she did not make the police report and insists she was impersonated. She also implied that she engaged in telephone conversations with EGFPD officers about Holmseth that were not recorded or documented.

Church telephoned Holmseth on October 4, 2016, angry about an article he published in February, 2016 entitled “HaLeigh Cummings Bombshell: ‘Specialized Investigative Consultants, Inc’ reported to FBI”.

The article reveals that in 2009, Tina Church may have been using the alias of “Christine Church” and was filmed by Wayanne Kruger in the company of the missing child’s mother and grandmother. Kruger told Holmseth that HaLeigh Cummings’ maternal grandmother, Marie Griffis, was highly anticipating the arrival of a group that was coming from out of state. Kruger said she was then introduced to “Christine Church”.

The following is an excerpt from the conversation.

CHURCH: As an investigative journalist as you claim to be shouldn’t you check out your facts, like, call me and say ‘Tina, have you ever been to Florida?’

HOLMSETH: You mean the Tina Church that called the police department and told them I had HaLeigh Cummings in my apartment. I’m supposed to call you on the phone? You are the most un-credulous person I have probably ever talked to.

CHURCH: That you had HaLeigh Cummings in your… [giggle] who in the hell ever told you that?

HOLMSETH: The police report that I’m looking at right now that you filed with the East Grand Forks Police Department.

CHURCH: Were they talking to me?

HOLMSETH: You called them.

CHURCH: I did or someone purporting to be me?

Holmseth contacted Hedlund on November 20, 2016 to arrange for a time to meet and turn over evidence of Tina Church’s multiple statements regarding the false police report.

Hedlund did not immediately respond.

Hedlund finally issued his statement two days later after Polk County Attorney Greg Widseth was briefed on the development and advised of Holmseth’s request to meet with police to turn over recordings of Tina Church.

The bizarre claim by the Indiana investigator is believed by many to be a huge development in the unsolved kidnapping.

However, the new revelations have placed a sharp focus on the EGFPD and Hedlund’s handling of the case since it began in 2009.

The EGFPD first became involved in the HaLeigh Cummings kidnapping case in June, 2009 when Lt. Detective Rodney Hajicek began logging out-of-state complaints being made against Holmseth.

Holmseth, a former award winning news reporter was conducting interviews about the Florida kidnapping.

Lt. Hajicek proactively telephoned Holmseth in June, 2009 and advised him to stop writing about certain people connected to the case.

At the same time Hajicek was pressuring Holmseth to drop his story; the FBI was acting on critical information they received from Holmseth regarding photographs of the missing child that were in the possession of the very same people Hajicek was trying to help.

The photographs the FBI was seeking were on a disc that contained rape pornography of the missing child HaLeigh Cummings. The photographs, according to Donald Knop, an eyewitness employed by a South Florida law firm, featured close-up shots of the five year-old’s raped private parts.

Knop told Holmseth he was directed by a lawyer to make copies of the photos and turn them over to a Florida DCF social worker, after hours, in a gas station parking lot.

Holmseth captured the DCF social worker, Bonnie Warner, on recording, talking to a private investigator named William (Cobra) Staubs about the disc, during a telephone call on her home telephone at night. Warner admits to receiving the disc but said she could not show it to her supervisor.

Public records requests would later reveal Lt. Hajicek was using his private Google email account to communicate with the FBI’s sex trafficking suspects.

Hajicek’s emails and communications were purged from the EGFPD files, but later surfaced in a public records request to the Polk County Attorney’s Office. The private emails show Hajicek was conspiring with Nancy Grace’s tabloid reporter, Art Harris, against Holmseth. Hajicek’s side of the conversation was cut out of the email thread.


Duplicate copies of official police reports regarding the kidnapping case reveal Hajicek’s name, and select narratives regarding his communications with the FBI’s suspects, had been removed from reports – along with audio recordings of telephone calls recorded by EGFPD duty officers.

Hajicek’s secret communications with child pornographers and sex traffickers may explain why Hedlund turned a blind eye to the missing child case for seven years.

But the latest development regarding Tina Church’s claims of impersonation has created a tsunami of questions that many believe Hedlund will need to answer, because Tina Church is directly connected to Hajicek’s secret CNN contact, Art Harris.


In addition to claims she was impersonated, Tina Church now also claims she had absolutely no connection to the HaLeigh Cummings case whatsoever.

Her claim is beyond absurd.

Harris interviewed Tina Church for an article and You Tube report he filed on May 24, 2011 entitled “HaLeigh Cummings Update”.

The article was intended to explain away Tina Church’s communications with HaLeigh Cummings kidnapping case witnesses Hank and Chelsea Croslin and her (Tina Church’s) foreknowledge of a federal child porn raid in Kentucky before it ever happened.

On April 11, 2011 WDRB reported “Mystery surrounds FBI raid of Okolona home”.

Hank and Chelsea Croslin, the father and sister-in-law of Misty Croslin, the girl Florida law enforcement calls the “key” to the HaLeigh Cummings kidnapping, both contacted Holmseth before the Kentucky pornography raid at the home of Danny Druck ever even made the news.

The Croslin’s said they were not supposed to tell anybody about it until it made the news. They said they learned about it from their “private investigator” 
that was helping them look for HaLeigh named “Tina Church”.

Hank and Chelsea Croslin both told Holmseth that “Tina Church” told them HaLeigh had been found alive in Kentucky.

Harris’ article was intended to water down Tina Church’s inexplicable foreknowledge of a raid on a child porn ring.

A private investigator Chelsea claimed was working for her, but who denied any professional ties told us she had reached out to out of state police on her behalf, and relayed that Cheshea was willing to participate in an undercover Misty prison sting for Haleigh information, if Florida investigators requested it, and outstanding arrest warrants for her in Virginiai were dropped.

According to Tina Church, a private investigator who told us she’d volunteered briefly to help Chelsea get to the bottom of her legal troubles. said Chelsea never followed up. Fresh to the case, she told us she also offered to check rumors Haleigh had been spotted alive in Kentucky along with the credibility of purported photos of Haleigh strangers sent Misty in prison–that our FBI sources debunked and we exposed as a hoax.

It was Chelsea who sounded what police and the FBI tell exclusively were false alarms. She called from Florida to pitch The Bald Truth and other journalists the claim Haleigh was alive, held against her will in Kentucky, that photos sent to Misty in prison proved it. We found no one close to the case, even some family, who felt it looked like Haleigh.

She did however manage to entice one disreputable blogger (who requests donations) into spinning another bogus tale, a Haleigh case groupie dismissed by law enforcement officials as a prevaricator and a nuisance and who profiler Pat Brown describes as an online “terrorist,” paranoid and obsessed like a growing number on the internet fringe drawn to missing child cases. In an on going dispute with the mother of his six year old son, local police in Minnesota report numerous complaints for harrassment and defamation, despite an affadavit he filed with a local judge in a custody dispute claiming none.
– Art Harris / Nancy Grace’s Reporter / May 24, 2011

There was a good reason the FBI wanted to interview Holmseth.

Holmseth learned that a pastor named John Regan told searhers he was an FBI and CIA agent working as an “undercover pedophile”. Holmseth was told by Kruger that Regan told her the FBI already had HaLeigh in their possession but wanted to keep it quiet.

Holmseth turned over an entire recorded statement from Kruger describing an international baby sales operation that involved John Regan and multiple other figures in the HaLeigh Cummings kidnapping case.

On November 19, 2016 Holmseth reported on Write Into Action bombshell information he learned from Kruger the day before.

  1. Ronald Cummings, the father of missing child HaLeigh Cummings, took his daughter HaLeigh to a sex club where the doors were closed and nobody was allowed in our out until late morning.
  1. Crystal Sheffield, HaLeigh’s mother, possessed photos of the little girl being held down (by someone’s hands), undressed, and screaming.
  1. Nearly every member of the legal team working for HaLeigh’s mother, Crystal Sheffield, was involved and snorting cocaine.
  1. John Regan, the fake pastor that identified himself as FBI and CIA to multiple witnesses took Wayanne Kruger to a sex only club where there were children and drugs.
  1. Rev. Richard Grund, the admitted Satanist that was interviewed by Orange County Sheriff’s Office regarding the murder of Caylee Anthony was involved

Why did Hedlund’s Department attempt to stop the truth from coming out?

Hedlund’s statement of compassion for all missing children now finds the police chief facing an unflattering analogy between his department’s handling of the HaLeigh Cummings kidnapping investigation; when compared to other cases such as Jacob Wetterling.

Here’s the question.

How would any other police chief – from any other police department – have handled the exact same set of circumstances if the name of the missing child in the false police report had been ‘Jacob Wetterling’ or some other child?

This is what it would have looked like.

“She also claims that Holmseth told her that he has Jacob Wetterling in [his] apartment. What he actually said was “Jacob is alive and you wouldn’t believe who is in the apartment with me right now,” the Police Report said.

Holmseth will be turning the evidence against Tina Church in to the EGFPD next week.

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Sheriff Barb Erdman and Police Chief Michael Hedlund possess evidence of child pornography in missing child case

Polk County Sheriff Barb Erdman

Polk County Sheriff Barb Erdman

Polk County Sheriff Barb Erdman and East Grand Forks Police Chief Michael Hedlund have received extensive and detailed information about child pornography, as well as the alleged sexual assault of the missing child HaLeigh Ann-Marie Cummings.

HaLeigh Cummings was five years-old when she reported missing from her Satsuma, Florida home on February 10, 2009.

The report was made to Erdman and Hedlund today by Timothy Charles Holmseth, investigative journalist, after the Missing and Endangered Persons division of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement contacted him and advised him to make the report. The FDLE sexual predator unit contacted Holmseth after he provided evidence from the Florida Bar Association that supported existing evidence regarding the pornography.

Today was the first time Holmseth officially reported the pornography crime directly to Erdman and Hedlund, because both are defendants in a Deprivation of Rights lawsuit filed by Holmseth against the City of East Grand Forks and several others. The lawsuit alleges Erdman and Hedlund violated Holmseth’s constitutional rights amidst their involvement in a scheme to cover-up crimes Holmseth uncovered as an investigative journalist.

Holmseth reported to Erdman and Hedlund, irrefutable evidence that HaLeigh Cummings was sexually assaulted and photographs were taken of her private parts. Holmseth further reported he was told that HaLeigh had been raped and might have died because she was “hemorrhaging” from the sexual assault.

The evidence of the federal child pornography crimes was acquired while Holmseth was performing journalistic interviews in Polk County, Minnesota. There also exists evidence of a subsequent conspiracy by select police officers and public officials to destroy the evidence on Holmseth’s hard-drive.

The naked photographs of the five year-old child appeared out of nowhere at least one month after HaLeigh Cummings was reported missing. However, the photographs, which were in the possession of licensed legal professionals in Florida, were never given to law enforcement. The naked photographs were copied and distributed through an underground network.

The person(s) that are alleged to have commissioned, handled, distributed, and presently possess the pornographic images, are on file as being in regular contact with officers of the East Grand Forks Police Department and others in Minnesota.

Holmseth obtained the critical information while conducting interviews with key figures in the HaLeigh Cummings kidnapping, and Caylee Anthony murder cases.

Records with the EGFPD show Lt. Detective Rodney Hajicek telephoned Holmseth in June of 2009 and told him he was receiving complaints from several individuals in Florida about Holmseth. The caller(s) wanted Hajicek to contact Holmseth and use his police powers to lean on him so he would stop publishing content about the HaLeigh Cummings kidnapping and photographs.

Holmseth is now directing Erdman, Hedlund, and federal investigators to the police reports filed by Hajicek in 2009, and suggesting they compare the names of the individual(s) that were calling the police on Holmseth, to the names of the individuals involved in commissioning, handling, distributing, and possessing the child pornography.

Holmseth was not able to present the evidence until very recently, because the EGFPD, and Minnesota Pine to Prairie Gang and Drug Task Force, obtained a search and seizure warrant for his computer and hard-drive in December of 2012. When the hard-drive was returned by EGFPD officer Aeisso Schrage in April of 2013, the hard-drive had been disabled; wires had been pulled out; and plastic clips snapped.

“The person(s) that damaged my hard-drive may have been Aeisso Schrage, and/or Rodney Hajicek, and/or Ronald Galstad, and /or PCSO Sgt. Michael Norland, and/or somebody else. Whoever damaged the hard-drive appears to have been attempting to conceal evidence that involved child pornography and child rape,” Holmseth reported today.

In the fall of 2014 Holmseth located back-up files he possessed and began the process of finding evidence he possessed regarding the child rape pornography.

The evidence has also been given to Richard T. Thornton, special agent in charge, Minneapolis FBI, as well as Donovan W. Frank, the judge hearing HOLMSETH V. CITY OF EAST GRAND FORKS ET AL.

Holmseth has requested the Court allow him to amend his original Complaint to add the child pornography evidence.

Holmseth alleges that select police officers and public officials in Minnesota, conspired with the very individuals in Florida that commissioned, handled, and distributed the child rape pornography, to violate his constitutional rights, while simultaneously attempting to destroy the evidence he possessed.

In February of 2015 Holmseth received telephone calls from a Florida telephone number by a man that told him he was going to kill him and his house was being watched. The telephone calls were reported as they happened to the EGFPD in Minnesota and GFPD in North Dakota.

Judge Frank has referred Holmseth to the federal Pro Se project for an attorney.


Fired CNN reporter Art Harris worked with East Grand Forks Police Department to intimidate news reporter that was assisting the Jacksonville FBI

Amber Alert of missing child HaLeigh Cummings deliberately neglected by police while local cabal keeping low profile during ‘Boardwalk Enterprises’ loan fraud scheme

‘Chain of evidence’ records now being withheld by  East Grand Forks officials as scandal grows

by Timothy Charles Holmseth

When the East Grand Forks Police Department (EGFPD) seized a journalist’s hard-drive in December, 2012, the Bureau of Criminal of Apprehension (BCA) would not forensically search it without another Warrant.

Determined – the EGFPD partnered with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) in Crookston, Minnesota where a special investigator searched the hard-drive with a special program that leaves no trace of the activity.

They found nothing – so somebody pulled out wires and rendered the hard-drive inoperable before returning it.

The hard-drive contains ultra sensitive interviews with suspects in a federal kidnapping – audio of a ‘wired’ informant capturing members of the legal community committing felonies – even audio of the the moment the journalist, Timothy Charles Holmseth, is told to put his hands behind his back – he’s under arrest.

But the truth comes out a little at a time.    

On November 25, 2013 Sgt. Michael Norland, special  investigations, PCSO, testified in court regarding a hard-drive he searched. The  hearing was a MOTION TO COMPEL filed by Timothy Charles Holmseth (this reporter/writer  throughout) regarding the return of a computer hard-drive that police had  seized from him in December, 2012.

Holmseth’s Motion was a request for the State of Minnesota to produce any  copy of his hard-drive that may have been made while it was in police custody.

The brief testimony of Investigator Norland shed light and  insight on an insidious issue that has been obscured, largely as result of an ominous  silence by local officials regarding years of institutional harassment and  intimidation of Holmseth.

Sgt. Norland attended the hearing as a State’s witness to  attest that he had not created any secondary copies of Holmseth’s hard-drive  while it was in custody.

Sgt. Norland testified he performed a search on the  hard-drive, which was seized by the EGFPD  on December 14, 2012 from Holmseth’s home/office in East Grand Forks, Minnesota.

Norland testified the hard-drive was given to him on  December 15, 2012 by EGFPD Officer Aeisso Schrage. Norland noted he did not actually  search the hard-drive until some time in March, 2013. “[Officer Shrage] asked  me to look for any illegal activity,” Norland said.

What was occurring with the hard-drive between December 15, 2012 and March, 2013 is not yet known.

However – questions now exist about why the EGFPD wanted  Holmseth’s hard-drive in the first place, and whether or not law enforcement had  any authority to search it at all.

The facts of the case paint a very dark picture that  indicate the entire matter is a rolling deception, that has finally begun to  unravel as result of a single District Judge being assigned to both a Family Division  file, and a Criminal Division file; both centering on Holmseth.

Both court cases heavily involve a journalism project  Holmseth endeavored in 2009 regarding a missing child from Florida named HaLeigh Cummings.

The darkest cloud hanging over the search and seizure issues surrounding  the hard-drive  comes directly from  the words of Ronald Galstad, city attorney, East   Grand Forks.

On January 4, 2013 during a Review Hearing, Attorney Galstad,  the State’s prosecutor against Holmseth, advised Honorable Tamara Yon during  court that the “Bureau of Criminal Apprehension” would not perform a  forensic examination of Holmseth’s computer without a separate “warrant”.  Galstad added that he planned on requesting a second warrant so the hard-drive could be searched.

There is no indication Galstad ever acquired any additional warrant  following the hearing. Holmseth was never served or copied on any such Warrant.

Galstad’s statement and admission about the BCA made sense; because  the language of the Search Warrant, which was signed by District Judge Jeff  Remick on December 13, 2012 did not authorize a search of the computer or  hard-drive.

“Now, therefore, you,  EGFPD Officer Aeisso Shrage and other law enforcement officers acting under  your direction and control, the peace officers aforesaid, hereby are commanded  between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. to search the described premises,  motor vehicle, and the person of Timothy Charles Holmseth for the above  described property and things, to seize the described property and things, and  to retain them in custody subject to court order and according to law”.        – December 13,  2012 / Judge Jeff Remick / Warrant

But … this was no ordinary computer. This was no ordinary  case. This is no ordinary situation.

Holmseth is an award-winning newspaper reporter that became a  lighting rod for conflict in 2009 after he acquired highly volatile information  about a kidnapping in Florida  while interviewing police officers, legal professionals, and family members of  a missing child named HaLeigh Cummings.

The missing child case was a high-media event because the  little girl disappeared 75 miles north of Orlando  on February 10, 2009; the same day a televised memorial was being held for  slain toddler Caylee Anthony.

Holmseth conducted hundreds of hours of interviews in  advance of countless articles and a book he wrote about the missing child case. There  was no doubt Holmseth had uncovered something valuable, because he was  interviewed by the FBI in 2010, and a copy of his book was requested by Major  Gary Bowling, Director of Law Enforcement, Putnam County Sheriff’s Office,  Palatka, Florida shortly after it was published.

Between 2009 and 2012 the police in East Grand Forks   had developed a definite and growing interest in Holmseth.

Holmseth was a person the EGFPD wanted to shut up. 

Lt. Rod Hajicek, EGFPD, telephoned Holmseth in 2009 and told  him he had been contacted by an employee of Xentel, Inc. Hajicek told Holmseth  that Xentel did not want Holmseth to publish the charity fraud story he was  working on. Holmseth’s story revealed the shady organization was involved in  Photoshopping a picture of HaLeigh Cummings and using it online to solicit donations. 

This extremely improper action by Hajicek caused a significant problem for the  City of East Grand Forks.   Xentel has been sued by the Attorney  General’s Office’s in Colorado, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Iowa, and South Carolina for  defrauding the public through various scams.

In 2012 Holmseth wrote a detailed letter to the Minneapolis  FBI. He reported that a participant of the child trafficking underground that  took HaLeigh Cummings had explained to him that an organized group of criminals  is kidnapping children under the auspices of ‘child protection’ with what they  call a “rescue mission”.

Holmseth’s source also provided names of individuals  operating a baby-selling operation that involved infants being sold for huge  money; internationally, through the U.S. Embassy.

In his 2012 letter to the FBI, Holmseth provided names of  licensed legal professionals that were deeply involved in the so-called rescue missions,  which were actually quasi hoaxes, being executed in advance of charity fraud. Holmseth  explained how the participants strategically plan a fake kidnapping in  cooperation with members of the child’s family. When the news media announces  the kidnapping, the apparent heart-breaking tragedy becomes extremely lucrative via donations  to the family generated and driven by the Amber Alert.

In the case of the missing child HaLeigh Cummings, the charlatans that  contacted Holmseth, and subsequently, the EGFPD, were involved with Nancy  Grace. The group was advancing the hoax on the HLN network and Grace’s  television program. 

Police incident reports show Nancy Grace’s fake ‘reporter’ for the Cummings kidnapping,  Art Harris, contacted Lt.  Hajicek and requested he arbitraily arrest  Holmseth. Hajicek then contacted Polk County Attorney Greg Widseth in what  appeared to be a request for Widseth to manufacture a charge.

Although Widseth ignored Hajicek’s shady request, one has to wonder why the County Attorney didn’t immediately notice that Harris told Hajicek in an email that the FBI had visisted his friend at Xentel because of information they received from Holmseth.

The implications of Widseth’s ignorance may have been the difference between HaLeigh Cummings being found – or not being found.

Police incident reports at the EGFPD contain telephone calls from individuals that had just been questioned by law enforcement in Florida, per detective’s suspicion they had transported the missing child across state lines.

Kindapping suspects in Florida were actually telephoning the EGFPD and trying to secure the arrest of a journlalist in their town – and EGFPD tried to help them out.

Holmseth also explained how members of the underground had  targeted him personally, because of what he knew. He explained how the criminal  players contact family members of witnesses to their crimes, manipulate social  services, generate false police reports, and viciously oppress any witnesses  that speak up. The group uses cyber-stalking and the fear of the witness losing  their children through bogus child protection actions.

Emails in the court record show Art Harris contacted the mother of Holmseth’s child and they discussed how she could file child protection reports against him that would make him appear mentally unstable, armed and dangerous. Five CPS reports were filed against Holmseth in only four months during the summer of 2009.

Holmseth received telephone calls from strangers using voice changing software that warned him he was going to lose custody of his children if he did not shut up about HaLeigh being alive.

The onslaught of false CPS reports temporarily stopped in October of 2009 after Polk County Social Services (PCSS) spoke with the child’s play therapist. Miranda Cassetta, CPS agent, PCSS documented the play therapist said she observed aboslutely no child abuse or negelect, and stated the child expressed love for his father and really enjoyed being with him.

Interestingly – nearly every bogus report made to CPS about Holmseth contained mention of his work on the Cummings kidnapping. 

The information provided to federal authorities by Holmseth  exposed the relationships and misconduct of several EGFPD officers, a Minnesota  Public Defender, Guardian Ad Litem, Chief of Police, as well as the City  Attorney.

In October of 2012, Holmseth found himself trapped in the  proverbial Lion’s Den. He was now the Defendant in a criminal case filed against  him by City Attorney Ronald Galstad based upon charges initiated by Lt. Hajicek.

The charges alleged Holmseth violated an Injunction filed in  a Divorce Court  in the State of Florida, despite Holmseth  having never been married; nor had be been in the State of Florida. Holmseth was telephoned and warned he was going to be murdered if he attended the Broward County court hearing to defend himself.

Holmseth reported the death threat to Lt. Hajicek who made no report.

The City of East Grand Forks then brought criminal charges agaisnt Holmseth for publishing something in violation of the Florida Injunction. The EGFPD had no  legal “venue” to  bring the case.

But – they did not need a case if they could coerce the Defendant into a plea.   

The City of East Grand Forks assumed authority they did not  have, to bring a bogus charge they could not prove; because if Holmseth could  be convicted of a crime – he would lose his credibility as a witness.

Holmseth narrowly escaped their trap.

Attorney Michael LaCoursiere, Minnesota Public Defender’s  office, told Holmseth five minutes before his jury trial that if he didn’t  accept an Alford plea, Galstad was going to call two uniformed police officers  (Sgt. Chris Olson and Deputy Jesse Haugen) to lie on the witness stand to  convict him. LaCoursiere advised Holmseth that the cops had a plan to have him  put in St. Cloud State Prison.

Holmseth, a single parent, not willing to gamble with his  children, accepted the plea under duress – but a double-cross was already  planned.  

On December 12, 2012 a trap was sprung amidst a scheduled  Review Hearing when Holmseth was suddenly accused of violating the terms of the  Alford agreement – but not told what, specifically, he had done. Galstad had quietly  slipped a last second MOTION TO REVOKE to LaCoursiere via hand-delivery by Lt.  Hajicek – LaCoursiere did not tell Holmseth about the filing.

The men were quietly networking and working together, so smoothly, it appeared they had done it many times.

The plan collapsed; however, when Honorable Yon refused to  allow Galstad an impromptu Evidentiary Hearing, that day, without producing  Discovery to Holmseth.

The next day, December 13, 2012 the EGFPD petitioned the  District Court for a Search Warrant to seize Holmseth’s property – including  his computer and hard-drive. The Affidavit submitted by Officer Schrage stated  evidence was at risk of destruction and the computer needed to be immediately seized. 

An agreement was subsequently reached between Holmseth and  Galstad. On April 26, 2013 Holmseth’s property was returned via a court order  by Honorable Yon.

But … the hard-drive didn’t work anymore.

A triple-cross – it was the second time Galstad and the City  Police had broken an agreement with Holmseth.

In July, 2013 Holmseth filed a complaint to EGF Police Chief  Michael Hedlund regarding the in-operable hard-drive and destruction of  property. Hedlund responded to Holmseth stating it was not the fault of the police  and advised Holmseth the City would not pay to recover it.

But – Hedlund’s letter contained an interesting statement. “The  officers used a program that allowed them to view the contents of your  hard-drive without any changes occurring during their investigation,” he said.

Hedlund’s  admission declares the Sheriff’s Office deliberately  uses a computer program that does not create entries in the Administrator log of the  hard-drive.

Interestingly – the Police Chief actually knew that subtle fact and pointed it out in his letter.

This admission by the Police Chief creates a tremendous problem  for City Attorney Galstad, and the all-around credibility and integrity of the  EGFPD and PCSO. 

Notabaly – Hedlund stated officers (plural) had searched Holmseth’s hard-drive, while Sgt. Norland made no mention of the others during his testimony.

During Holmseth’s cross exmination of Norland at the November 25 hearing, Galstad continuously objected to any questions Holmseth asked that did not relate directly to the issue of a ‘copy’ being made of the hard-drive.

Holmseth was taking flak because he was directly over the target.

Galstad had already told Judge Yon on January 4, 2013 that  the BCA would not examine the computer’s hard-drive without a proper warrant.

The question now exists; under what authority did the PCSO  or Chief Hedlund’s investigators enter Holmseth’s hard-drive and spend all day going through his private  property? If the BCA did not have the authority; what authority did the PCSO  or EGFPD have?

The attitude and mindset of the law enforcement officials involved in this matter indicate they are operating within a ‘culture’ that encourages abuse and miscondcuct.

When the property was returned to Holmseth by Shrage on April 26, 2013, the officer arrogantly boasted to Holmseth he had read all of his (Holmseth’s) daughter’s text messages between her and her boyfriend. Shrage appeared giddishly excited about his behavior.

Shrage’s comments about  Holmseth’s teenage daughter are a manifestation of very serious issues that indicate the man is a predator. Holmseth worries Shrage may victimize other young girls the same way.

Detective Chris Olson, EGFPD, also appears to be a predator with tendencies to stalk and intimidate. During the execution of the police department’s Search Warrant on December 14, 2012, he asked Holmseth’s daughter where she worked. The teenage girl told him, and the very next morning, for the first time ever, Sgt. Olson appeared at the restaurant while the child was working and she had to wait on him.

The insult upon injury is Holmseth’s complete innocence from  the very beginning. “Since they did not find any information that was of  evidentiary value they did not make a copy of any of the information that was  on your hard-drive,” Hedlund said.

The emerging facts have revealed a disturbing reality that  could potentially affect past, present, and future cases.

The program Sgt. Norland used to spend an entire day going  through Holmseth’s private property at his lesiure, made no changes to the computer. That means  it leaves no record of law enforcement’s activity.

The tool appears to accomadate a procedure that is a deliberate violation of Search and Seizure laws intended to assist law enforcement escape keeping a  chain of evidence.

Therefore – the police need only lie to a Judge and claim  that evidence on a computer hard-drive is at risk of destruction or removal and  needs to be seized and retained. After it is retained the Sheriff’s Office  can view all the contents of the hard-drive without any record being generated.

During the hearing on November 25, 2013 Holmseth advised the  Court he had a Request For Production he would like to submit to Galstad.  Honorable Yon advised him to hand it to Galstad.

Galstad reviewed the document and declared he wasn’t going to give  Holmseth anything.

This is a developing story.

CAUGHT AGAIN! EGF Police tampered with evidence and altered records

Timothy Charles Holmseth
320 17th Street N.W.
Unit #17
East Grand Forks, MN
218.230.1310 (cell)

August 17, 2013

Michael Hedlund
Chief of Police
East Grand Forks Police Department

Chief Hedlund,

Please accept this complaint against Sgt. Detective Chris Olson and all others involved in the Misconduct.

1.In the fall of 2011 I made multiple written requests to your Department for all police reports concerning me. I needed the reports to prove my innocence in a court case scheduled in Florida.

2.I filled out a Freedom of Information (FOI) form and handed it in person to Officer Hart.

3.I submitted two more requests by email to Lt. Rodney Hajicek. The requests went unanswered.

4.I made multiple telephone calls to the Secretary at the police stations and left messages.

5.Your Department did not respond to me or fill my FOI request (in violation of City policy).

6.On April 2, 2012 I filed a complaint to you regarding the deliberate withholding of documents.

7.On April 10, 2012 you responded and apologized. You asked me to fill the FOI form out again, and advised me to send it directly to you, which I then did.

8.On April 18, 2012 you printed out the documents and I received them shortly thereafter.

9.On December 14, 2012 four of your police officers entered my home-office with a Search Warrant and seized my hard-drive, as well as other journalism and publishing equipment.

10.During the execution of the Warrant, Sgt. Chris Olson advised me there was an envelope at the police station with my name on it. Officer Hart was present, and added that he too had seen the envelope.

11.I went to the police station and retrieved the white envelope with my name on it. The envelope contained police incident reports. The reports had a “print” date of October 24, 2011 at the bottom of each sheet.

12.As date ranges reveals, the Reports that Officer Olson advised me to pick up had been printed 14 months prior.

13.After picking up the white envelope, I then had two copies of the Reports. (October 24, 2011 from Sgt. Olson – – – April 18, 2012 from Chief Hedlund).

14.I will direct you to case number 11002212 – report date 07/12/2011 – generated by Officer Mike Swang.

15.When I placed the two Reports next to each other, I saw they were not identical – although they should have been.

a.The October 24, 2011 version of the Report was MISSING information.

b.The October 24, 2011 version was missing information regarding Lt. Hajicek, the person that called the police on me, and audio evidence collected by Officer Swang.

c.The exact same Report, which I received from you in April of 2012, CONTAINED the information.
d.Because the sentences missing from the October 24, 2011 version of the Report re-appear in the April 18, 2012 version, it means whoever printed the Reports out in October of 2011 deliberately REMOVED the sentences before printing the documents.

e.After the individual that printed the Reports out completed the print job, they put the information back into the report.

f.Obviously – the person that printed out the Reports in October of 2011 decided to not turn them over to me and hid them.

16.The before mentioned facts introduce an issue regarding the integrity of your Internal Affairs investigation regarding my original complaint on the matter.

a.When you replied to my complaint on April 10, 2012, you asked me to fill out another FOI request form and advised me to re-submit it directly to you. This clearly means you could not find my original FOI request or the documents.

b.The white envelope containing police incident reports, which Sgt. Olson directed me to retrieve on December 12, 2012, were printed out in October of 2011.

c.Therefore, because somebody printed out the Reports on October 24, 2012, it means the FOI form (that you could not find) I gave to Officer Swang had been RECEIVED, but subsequently disappeared along with the printed Reports.

d.During you Internal Affairs investigation you were not able to find or access:

◾The Police Incident Reports (in the white envelope)
◾The original FOI form

e.This also means that whatever Internal Affairs investigation you conducted surely contains false statements from the officers you questioned.

Timothy Charles Holmseth
Investigative Author

Cc: Mayor Lynn Stauss, Polk County Attorney Greg Widseth, Polk County Sheriff Barb Erdman, EGF City Attorney Ronald Galstad, Minneapolis FBI

Police Chief and City Attorney using taxpayer money to defend personal misconduct?

by Timothy Charles Holmseth

On December 14, 2012 the East Grand Forks Police Department  persuaded a Ninth Minnesota District Judge they needed to enter my (Timothy Charles Holmseth) home-office  and seize my computer and hard-drive.

The Affidavit for the Warrant did not allege a crime had  been committed. Rather – it stated the hard-drive needed to be ‘secured’ to  prevent me from ‘destroying evidence’.

In reality – it was the City that would soon attempt to ‘destroy evidence’.

The District Judge granted the City Police a limited Warrant  that allowed them to seize and hold items. When the police entered the premises,  the computer was turned on and functioning. The Administrator’s activity log shows the  computer was highly functional and used on a daily basis.

Attorney Bruce Ringstrom, Sr., Ringstrom Law Office, Detroit Lakes, negotiated on my behalf with East  Grand Forks City Attorney Ronald Galstad. I agreed to withdraw my request to  the District Judge for an investigation into official misconduct by Galstad and threats made to have  police officers lie on the witness stand if I insisted on a jury trial. The threats were passed to me by  Attorney Michael LaCouirsiere on behalf of Galstad.

In return for the withdrawal of my complaint, my hard-drive  and property was to be given back. Of course – I was not charged with any crime  because I had not committed one.

On April 26, 2013 the equipment was returned to me per the  order of Honorable Tamara Yon. The equipment was returned by Detective Aeisso  Schrage, EGFPD.  

Wires had been moved around inside the computer and the hard-drive  would not function. The damaged property was chronicled in real time through  emails from me to Attorney Ringstrom; as well as photographs. The equipment has been analuyzed and assessed by specialists.

On August 12, 2013 Police Chief Michael Hedlund responded to  a complaint I filed on the matter. He advised me the City Police Department  would not make me whole. Hedlund stated the City wasn’t responsible. His letter  was copied to City Attorney Ronald Galstad.

This latest action by City officials creates even more questions about the shady behavior and underworld attitudes of some big fish in a shrinking pond.

Would Attorney Ronald Galstad and Police Chief Michael  Hedlund really be foolish enough to underestimate  an experienced investigative journalist, and try to destroy evidence linking them  to criminal activity?

Have local officials been in communication with organized crime from out of state? Did Lt. Deteceive Rodney Hajicek commit a crime by using his official position to assist a charity fraud  from Fort Lauderdale called Xentel, Inc.

Are Police Chief Michael Hedlund and City Attorney Ronald Galstad drawing the City of East Grand Forks deeper and deeper into a legal quagmire that is actually comprised of their own personal troubles?

Is the local taxpayer flipping the bill to keep a few local officials out of trouble, which they created on their own?

It appears time will tell.

Several important matters are presently before a District Judge, and recent developments indicate the court system and State of Minnesota is really no longer amused.

Ronald Galstad and Michael LaCoursiere, public defender,  presently face judicial review by the Office of Lawyers Professional  Responsibility after a detailed complaint and affidavit was forwarded to the  Director of OLPR by Honorable Yon.