4 charged in connection to Enbridge pipeline protest

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February 06, 2019 05:18 PM

Four people face criminal charges in connection to a protest of the Enbridge pipeline, according to criminal complaints.

The complaints state Brenna Cusse Anglada, Daniel Taner Yildirim, Michele Anne Naar and Allyson Elyse Polman all face one count of aiding and abetting attempted damage to a pipeline property, a felony. They also face one count of fourth-degree aiding and abetting criminal damage to property, a misdemeanor.


The four were charged in Itasca County Wednesday. 

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According to the complaints, Itasca County sheriff's deputies were called Monday on the report of protesters attempting to shut off a pipeline at an Enbridge pipeline valve site. 

The complaints said the four had cut a lock off the gate to the valve site and placed a new padlock on the entrance. 

The four eventually exited the valve site and were taken into custody. 

The complaints said one of the suspects gave a statement, saying they attempted to turn the valve off but did not have the right tools. 


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