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Washington County summary of major cases for the week of April 13

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The following is a summary of cases handled by the Washington County Attorney's Office for the week of April 13, 2009. This list includes dates of first appearances of felonies and gross misdemeanors and results of sentencing hearings of felonies and gross misdemeanors.

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SUMMARY OF MAJOR CASES FOR THE WEEK OF 4/13/2009

DATE: 4/7/2009

DEFENDANT: Gregory Scott Wickman

DOB: 8/20/1981

CITY/RESIDENCE: South St Paul, MN

AGENCY: Newport Police Department

CHARGE: I: Burglary-1st Deg-Assault Person In Build/On Property

DATE: 4/15/2009

DEFENDANT: Michael Martin Arnal

DOB: 1/18/1981

CITY/RESIDENCE: Oakdale, MN

AGENCY: Oakdale Police Department

CHARGE: I: Theft-Indifferent to Owner Rights

DATE: 4/14/2009

DEFENDANT: Matthew Ryan Bonkoski

DOB: 10/3/1984

CITY/RESIDENCE: NEW RICHMOND, WI

AGENCY: Bayport Police Department

CHARGE: I: Insurance Fraud-Present False Representation/Conceals

Facts-Claim for Payment; II: Falsely Reporting Crime

DATE: 4/16/2009

DEFENDANT: Melissa Jo Tornell

DOB: 6/24/1968

CITY/RESIDENCE: FOREST LAKE, MN

AGENCY: Stillwater Police Department

CHARGE: I: Wrongfully Obtaining Assistance-Theft

DATE: 4/15/2009

DEFENDANT: Antwan Lamone Smith

DOB: 4/15/1984

CITY/RESIDENCE: St. Paul, MN

AGENCY: Woodbury Police Department

CHARGE: I: Aiding and Abetting Financial Transaction Card Fraud-Use-No

Consent

DATE: 4/16/2009

DEFENDANT: Mathew James White

DOB: 10/20/1990

CITY/RESIDENCE: Chisago City, MN

AGENCY: Forest Lake Police Department

CHARGE: I: State Lottery Fraud-Claim Prize by Fraud/Deceit

DATE: 4/7/2009

DEFENDANT: Grant Reece Warmus

DOB: 12/20/1987

CITY/RESIDENCE: Lake Elmo, MN

AGENCY: Washington County Sheriff's Office

CHARGE: I: Traffic - DWI - Operate Motor Vehicle - Alcohol Concentration

0.08 Within 2 Hours

DATE: 3/31/2009

DEFENDANT: Ronald Patrick Roy

DOB: 7/13/1943

CITY/RESIDENCE: Columbus, MN

AGENCY: Woodbury Police Department

CHARGE: I: Terroristic Threats-Reckless Disregard Risk

DATE: 4/10/2009

DEFENDANT: Kevin Patrick Snow

DOB: 11/8/1962

CITY/RESIDENCE: West Lakeland Twp, MN

AGENCY: Washington County Sheriff's Office

CHARGE: I: Emergency Telephone Calls/CommunicInterfere with 911 Call

DATE: 4/14/2009

DEFENDANT: Rochelle Susanne Steenberg

DOB: 12/29/1959

CITY/RESIDENCE: Minneapolis, MN

AGENCY: Washington County Sheriff's Office

CHARGE: I: Drugs - 5th Degree - Possess Schedule 1,2,3,4 - Not Small

Amount Marijuana

DATE: 4/15/2009

DEFENDANT: Anthony Spencer Williams

DOB: 3/29/1970

CITY/RESIDENCE: Mahtomedi, MN

AGENCY: Washington County Sheriff's Office

CHARGE: I: Terroristic Threats-Reckless Disregard Risk; II: Domestic

Assault-Misdemeanor-Commits Act With Intent to Cause Fear of Immediate

Bodily Harm or Death

DATE: 4/16/2009

DEFENDANT: Alexis Athena Doren

DOB: 9/23/1976

CITY/RESIDENCE: Oakdale, MN

AGENCY: Oakdale Police Department

CHARGE: I: Drugs - 5th Degree - Possess Schedule 1,2,3,4 - Not Small

Amount Marijuana

SENTENCING FOR THE WEEK OF 4/13/2009

DATE: 4/10/2009

DEFENDANT: Amie Marie Bestland

DOB: 1/7/1972

CITY/RESIDENCE: St. Paul, MN

AGENCY: Oakdale Police Department

CONVICTION: Check Forgery

SENTENCE: Committed defendant to Commissioner of Corrections for 12

months and 1 day under a stay of execution and placed defendant on

probation for 5 years on the following conditions: 12) Serve 41 days in

jail with credit for 41 days; 2) Pay $50 fine; 3) Restitution ordered; 4)

Seek and maintain gainful employment and provide verification; 5) Complete

a gambling assessment and follow all

recommendations; 6) No same or similar offenses, be law abiding, and

cooperate with all the standard conditions of probation; 7) Cooperate with

the transfer of her supervision to her County of residence; 8) Provide a

biological specimen for purposes of DNA analysis.

DATE: 4/16/2009

DEFENDANT: Johnathon Ashton Smith

DOB: 8/6/1988

CITY/RESIDENCE: Woodbury, MN

AGENCY: Woodbury Police Department

CONVICTION: Terroristic Threats - Displaying a Gun Replica

SENTENCE: 365 days in jail and $3000 fine with 305 days and $2900

of fine suspended on following conditions: 1) Placed on probation for 2

years; 2) Serve 60 days in jail with credit for 3 days served. Time to be

served on Work Release, in-custody Sentence to Service or straight time;

3) Pay $100 fine; 4) Have no contact, direct or indirect, with the

victims; 5) Complete an evaluation for Cognitive Skills

Programming; 6) Complete an evaluation for domestic abuse and/or anger

management; 7) Seek and maintain gainful employment; 8) No same or similar

offenses, be law abiding, and cooperate with all the standard conditions

of probation; 9) Complete the RUDI Program (Resources for the Unemployed

and Determined Individual); 10) No possess any weapons or pistols.

DATE: 4/2/2009

DEFENDANT: Cage D. O'Connell

DOB: 4/8/1966

CITY/RESIDENCE: Newport, MN

AGENCY: Newport Police Department

CONVICTION: Domestic Assault

SENTENCE: The Court ordered a $3,000 fine and 365 days in jail with

$2,800 of the fine and 180 days suspended for 2 years on the following

conditions: 1) Defendant be placed on probation for a period of 2 years.

2) Serve 180 days in the Washington County Jail with credit for 58 days

served. 3) Pay a fine of $200 plus surcharges on a schedule to be

established by Court Administration. 4) Pay restitution if requested

within 30 days of sentencing through Washington County Court

Administration. 5) Have no direct or indirect contact with the

victim. 6) Complete an evaluation for Cognitive Skills Programming and

follow all recommendations. 7) Complete all mental health evaluations and

programming, including taking all prescribed medications at the direction

of the mental health professional. 8) Abstain from the use of all mood

altering chemicals, including alcohol and submit to random

urinalysis/breathalyzers at his own expense. 9) Complete chemical

dependency treatment, aftercare, and sober living arrangements as

recommended. 10) Attend AA/NA meetings two times per week for 24 months

and provide verification to the supervising probation officer. 11) Have

no same or similar offenses, be law abiding and cooperate with all the

standard conditions of probation. 12) Follow all the standard conditions

of the Intensive Supervision Unit unless the supervising probation officer

deems it unnecessary, and only if the defendant is a Washington County

resident.

DATE: 4/16/2009

DEFENDANT: Corey David Nelson

DOB: 2/1/1972

CITY/RESIDENCE:

AGENCY: Woodbury Police Department

CONVICTION: 5th Degree Controlled Substance

SENTENCE: Committed to Commissioner of Corrections for 13 months,

execution of sentence stayed and placed on probation for 5 years on

following conditions: 1) Serve 38 days in jail with credit for 38 days

served; 2) Pay $50 fine; 3) Abstain from all mood-altering chemicals,

including alcohol, and submit to random urinalysis/breathalyzers at own

expense; 4) Complete the 90 day chemical

dependency treatment at Eden Program, as approved through Ramsey County

Rule 25; 5) Complete a psychological evaluation within 30 days; 6) Seek

and maintain gainful employment and/or education; 7) Obtain GED; 8) No

same or similar offenses, be law abiding, and cooperate with all the

standard conditions of probation; 9) Cooperate with the transfer of his

supervision to his county of

residence; 10) Comply with the standard conditions of the Intensive

Supervision program should he become a resident of Washington County; 11)

Provide a biological specimen for purposes of DNA analysis.

DATE: 4/15/2009

DEFENDANT: Justiniano Torres Bullerin

DOB: 2/27/1966

CITY/RESIDENCE: St Paul, MN

AGENCY: Cottage Grove Police Department

CONVICTION: Gross Misdemeanor Theft

SENTENCE: $3,000 fine and 365 days, with $2,700 and 320 days

suspended for two years on the following condition: (1) supervised

probation for up to two years; (2) commit no same or similar offenses; (3)

serve 45 days on the out-of-custody Sentence to Service Program, with

credit for five days served, and (4) pay a $300 fine and surcharges on a

schedule to be determined by Court Administration.

DATE: 4/16/2009

DEFENDANT: John Arthur Holm

DOB: 11/25/1963

CITY/RESIDENCE: ST PAUL, MN

AGENCY: Oak Park Heights Police Department

CONVICTION: Aiding and Abetting Theft

SENTENCE: One year and one day, stay of execution, 5 years probation

on the following: 1) Defendant be ordered to serve 95 days in the

Washington County Jail with credit for 95 days served; 2) Pay a fine in

the amount of $300 plus surcharges on a schedule to be established by

Court Administration; 3) Complete a chemical dependency evaluation and

follow all recommendations, including aftercare plans, unless the

supervising probation officer deems it unnecessary; 4) Abstain from the

use of all mood-altering chemicals, including alcohol, and submit to

random urinalysis/breathalyzers at his own expense, unless the supervising

probation officer deems it unnecessary; 5) Seek and maintain gainful

employment and provide verification to the supervising probation officer;

6) Have no same or similar offenses, be law abiding and cooperate with

the standard conditions of probation; and 7) Cooperate with the transfer

of his supervision to his County/State of residence.

DATE: 4/16/2009

DEFENDANT: Kyle Thomas Kieger

DOB: 10/22/1988

CITY/RESIDENCE: GRANT, MN

AGENCY: Washington County Sheriff's Office

CONVICTION: Fifth Degree Controlled Substance Crime

SENTENCE: Stay of imposition, 3 years probation on the following:

1) Defendant be ordered to serve 23 days in the Washington County Jail

with credit for two days served. Time to be served is Sentence to Service

or out-of-custody Sentence to Service, if qualified, criteria waived; 2)

Pay a fine in the amount of $300 plus surcharges on a schedule to be

established by Court Administration; 3) Complete current outpatient

chemical dependency treatment and any recommended aftercare, unless the

supervising probation officer deems it unnecessary, including obtaining

sponsor; 4) Abstain from the use of all mood-altering chemicals,

including alcohol, and submit to random urinalysis/breathalyzers at his

own expense, unless the supervising probation officer deems it

unnecessary; 5) Attend NA meetings once per week for three months and

provide verification to the supervising probation officer; 6) Seek and

maintain gainful employment and provide verification to the supervising

probation officer; 7) Have no same or similar offenses, be law abiding

and cooperate with all the standard conditions of probation; and 8)

Pursuant to 609.117, defendant be ordered to provide a biological specimen

for purposes of DNA analysis.

DATE: 4/16/2009

DEFENDANT: Joseph Theodore Blahowski

DOB: 10/26/1979

CITY/RESIDENCE: HARRIS, MN

AGENCY: Forest Lake Police Department

CONVICTION: Receiving Stolen Property

SENTENCE: Court stayed the imposition of sentence and placed

defendant on probation for 5 years on the following conditions: 1) Serve 7

days in jail with credit for 7 days served; 2) Pay $200 fine; 3)

Restitution ordered to be paid joint and several with any co-defendants;

4) Complete a chemical dependency evaluation; 5) Abstain from the use of

all mood-altering chemicals, including alcohol, and

submit to random urinalysis/breathalyzers at own expense; 6) No same or

similar offenses, be law abiding, and cooperate with all the standard

conditions of probation; 7) Cooperate with the transfer of his supervision

to his County/State of residence; 8) Provide a biological specimen for

purposes of DNA analysis.

DATE: 4/2/2009

DEFENDANT: Cage D. O'Connell

DOB: 4/8/1966

CITY/RESIDENCE: OAKDALE, MN

AGENCY: Cottage Grove Police Department

CONVICTION: Controlled Substance Crime in the 5th Degree

SENTENCE: The Court committed the defendant to the Commissioner of

Corrections for a period of 19 months and stayed the execution of sentence

and placed the defendant on probation for 10 years under the following

conditions: 1) Serve 180 days in the Washington County Jail with credit

for 45 days served. 2) Pay a fine of $50 plus surcharges. 3) Complete an

evaluation for Cognitive Skills

Programming and follow all recommendations. 4) Complete all mental health

evaluations and programming, including taking all prescribed medications

at the direction of the mental health professional. 5) Abstain from the

use of all mood altering chemicals, including alcohol and submit to random

urinalysis/breathalyzers at his own expense. 6) Complete chemical

dependency

treatment, aftercare, and sober living arrangements. 7) Attend AA/NA

meetings two times per week for 24 months and provide verification to the

supervising probation officer. 8) Have no same or similar offenses, be

law abiding and cooperate with all the standard conditions of probation.

9) Provide a biological specimen for purposes of DNA analysis. 10)

Follow all the standard

conditions of the Intensive Supervision Unit unless the supervising

probation officer deems it unnecessary and only if the defendant is a

Washington County resident. 11) Cooperate with the transfer of his

probation if there is a transfer contemplated.

DATE: 4/13/2009

DEFENDANT: Melanie Ann Andren

DOB: 5/29/1976

CITY/RESIDENCE: CLAYTON, WI

AGENCY: Woodbury Police Department

CONVICTION: 4th Degree Controlled Substance Violation

SENTENCE: The defendant was committed to the Commissioner of

Corrections for 21 months. Execution of sentence was stayed and the

defendant was placed on probation for 20 years with the following

conditions: 1) 365 days jail with credit for 51 days, the balance can be

done on the following - 4 months out-of-custody Sentence to Service and 8

months Electronic Home Monitor; 2) $50 fine plus

surcharge; 3) no use of chemicals, including alcohol, submit to random

testing; 4) attend AA, NA or CMA meetings at least twice a week for 12

months, provide verification; 5) complete a cognitive skills evaluation,

follow the recommendations; 6) no same or similar offenses, remain law

abiding; 7) cooperate with transfer of probation to county of residence;

8) provide a DNA sample.

DATE: 4/16/2009

DEFENDANT: Johnathon Ashton Smith

DOB: 8/6/1988

CITY/RESIDENCE: Woodbury, MN

AGENCY: Woodbury Police Department

CONVICTION: 5th Degree Controlled Substance

SENTENCE: Court stayed imposition of sentence and placed defendant

on probation for 5 years on following conditions: 1) Serve 60 days in jail

with credit for 3 days served. Time to be served on in-custody Sentence to

Service, concurrent or work release or straight time; 2) Pay $50 fine; 3)

Complete an evaluation for Cognitive Skills Programming; 4) Follow all

recommendations of the chemical dependency

evaluation, including 16 hours EAG program through Operation Foresight

Services; 5) Abstain from all mood-altering chemicals, including alcohol,

and submit to random testing at own expense, baseline urinalysis at time

of sentencing; 6) Attend AA/NA meetings once a week for 6 months; 7) Seek

and maintain gainful employment; 8) No same or similar offenses, be law

abiding, and cooperate with all the standard conditions of probation; 9)

Complete the RUDI Program (Resources for the Unemployed and Determined

Individual).

DATE: 4/13/2009

DEFENDANT: Robert Castillo

DOB: 1/29/1983

CITY/RESIDENCE:

AGENCY: Minnesota Correctional Facility Stillwater

CONVICTION: 4th Degree Assault

SENTENCE: Committed to Commissioner of Corrections for 19 months

concurrent.

DATE: 4/13/2009

DEFENDANT: Kenyetta Lashia Taylor

DOB: 10/9/1971

CITY/RESIDENCE: Stillwater, MN

AGENCY: Stillwater Police Department

CONVICTION: Motor Vehicle Theft

SENTENCE: 17 months, stay of execution, 5 years probation on the

following: 1) Defendant to serve 90 days, credit 8 days, balance

in/out-of-custody Sentence to Service; 2) $50 fine plus surcharges; 3)

$2,105.17 restitution to victim; 4) Defendant to be evaluated for Moving

On Cognitive Skills Program and follow recommendations; 5) Continue with

mental health counseling and take

prescribed medications; 6) Biological specimen for DNA analysis; 7) No

same or similar offenses, remain law abiding, follow standard conditions

of probation.

DATE: 4/14/2009

DEFENDANT: Adam Joseph Freiermuth

DOB: 7/16/1989

CITY/RESIDENCE: COTTAGE GROVE, MN

AGENCY: Cottage Grove Police Department

CONVICTION: Controlled Substance Crime in the 5th Degree

SENTENCE: The defendant was sentenced under a stay of adjudication

and placed on probation for a period of 5 years subject to the following

conditions: serve 2 days in the Washington County Jail with credit for 2

days served, pay a $50 fine, abstain from all mood altering chemicals

including alcohol, be subject to random testing, attend NA meetings once a

week for 6 months, complete the

Resources for the Unemployed and Determined Individual Program, seek and

maintain gainful employment, complete a Cognitive Skills evaluation and

remain law abiding.

DATE: 4/15/2009

DEFENDANT: Gwen Marie Whaley

DOB: 9/4/1974

CITY/RESIDENCE: Cottage Grove, MN

AGENCY: Cottage Grove Police Department

CONVICTION: Domestic Assault

SENTENCE: A $1,000 fine and 90 day sin jail with $900 of the fine

and 60 days suspended for two years. 1) Placed on probation for 2 years;

2) Serve 30 days in jail with credit for 3 days, to be served on Home

Detention, criteria waived; 3) Pay $100 fine; 4) Pay restitution if

requested within 30 days of sentencing; 5) Abide by the Order for

Protection in place, or any modifications; 6) Complete an anger management

and/or domestic abuse evaluation and follow all recommendations; 7)

Abstain from the use of all mood-altering chemicals, including alcohol,

and submit to random urinalysis/breathalyzers at own expense; 8) Have no

same or similar offenses, be law abiding, and cooperate with all the

standard conditions of probation; 9) Have no assaultive behavior or

convictions.

DATE: 4/14/2009

DEFENDANT: Alan Joseph Waibel

DOB: 8/6/1985

CITY/RESIDENCE: Woodbury, MN

AGENCY: Woodbury Police Department

CONVICTION: Domestic Assault

SENTENCE: The defendant was placed on probation for a period of 2

years subject to the following conditions: pay a $1,000 fine and serve 90

days in jail with $700 of the fine and 80 days of jail suspended, serve 10

days in the Washington County Jail with credit for 5 days served, time to

be served on out-of-custody Sentence to Service if qualified/criteria

waived, pay fine of $300 plus surcharges on a schedule to be established

by Court Administration, complete an evaluation for domestic abuse and

follow all recommendations, unless the supervising probation offer deems

it unnecessary, abstain from the use of all mood-altering chemicals

including alcohol, submit to random urinalysis/breathalyzers at his own

expense, seek and maintain gainful employment and provide verification to

the supervising probation officer, have no same or similar offenses, be

law abiding and cooperate with the standard conditions of probation and

display no threatening nor assaultive behaviors.

DATE: 4/17/2009

DEFENDANT: Aaron John Dunckel

DOB: 11/28/1984

CITY/RESIDENCE: Lino Lakes, MN

AGENCY: Forest Lake Police Department

CONVICTION: Domestic Assault

SENTENCE: Committed to Commissioner of Corrections for 12 months and

1 day and execution is stayed for 5 years on probation under the following

conditions: 1) Pay $50 fine; 2) Have no direct or indirect contact with

the victim. Third party contact allowed for arrangement of child

visitation only; 3) Complete a domestic abuse evaluation within 30 days;

4) Abstain from the use of all mood-altering chemicals, including alcohol,

and submit to random testing at own expense; 5) Complete an evaluation for

Cognitive Skills Programming in his county of residence; 6) Seek and

maintain gainful employment and/or education and provide verification; 7)

No same or similar offenses, be law abiding, and cooperate with all the

standard conditions of probation; 8) Cooperate with the

transfer of his supervision to his county of residence; 9) Provide a

biological specimen for purposes of DNA analysis.

DATE: 4/10/2009

DEFENDANT: Scott Michael Blahowski

DOB: 9/14/1959

CITY/RESIDENCE: Forest Lake, MN

AGENCY: Forest Lake Police Department

CONVICTION: 1st Degree Controlled Substance

SENTENCE: Committed to Commissioner of Corrections for 122 months,

plus year and a day for total of 134 months.

DATE: 4/13/2009

DEFENDANT: Mark Richard Carroll

DOB: 4/25/1968

CITY/RESIDENCE: Cottage Grove, MN

AGENCY: Cottage Grove Police Department

CONVICTION: Terroristic Threats

SENTENCE: 24 months in prison, with credit for 74 days served; he

was ordered to pay a $50 minimum fine, to be deducted from prison wages;

he was also ordered to provide a DNA sample.

DATE: 4/14/2009

DEFENDANT: Jeffrey David Swedzinski

DOB: 9/19/1962

CITY/RESIDENCE: Hastings, MN

AGENCY: Washington County Sheriff's Office

CONVICTION: Public Nuisance

SENTENCE: 90 days in jail and $1000 fine with 60 days and $300

suspended for 1 year. No same or similar offenses, balance of jail time to

be serve on Electronic Home Monitoring.

DATE: 4/13/2009

DEFENDANT: Ned Lucas Schuler

DOB: 11/29/1979

CITY/RESIDENCE: Stacy, MN

AGENCY: Forest Lake Police Department

CONVICTION: Assault-3rd Degree; 2 Counts 5th Degree Assault and

Disorderly Conduct

SENTENCE: Committed to the Commissioner of Corrections for 18

months, execution stayed and placed on probation for 5 yrs on following

conditions: 1) Serve 120 days in jail with credit for 2 days served, to be

served on Work Release or in-custody Sentence to Service, criteria waived;

2) Pay $500 fine; 3) Restitution ordered; 4) Pay restitution, if

requested within 30 days of sentencing to victim; 5) No direct or indirect

contact with the victims; 6) Complete an evaluation for anger management

and follow all recommendations; 7) Complete a chemical dependency

evaluation and follow all recommendations; 8) Abstain from the use of all

mood-altering chemicals, including alcohol, and submit to random

urinalysis/breathalyzers at own expense; 9) Have no same or similar

offenses,

be law abiding, and cooperate with all the standard conditions of

probation; 10) Cooperate with the transfer of his/her supervision to his

County/State of residence; 11) Provide a biological specimen for purposes

of DNA analysis.

DATE: 4/15/2009

DEFENDANT: Lara Nicole Mardaus

DOB: 12/29/1972

CITY/RESIDENCE: Stillwater, MN

AGENCY: Washington County Sheriff's Office

CONVICTION: DWI

SENTENCE: 365 days and $3000 fine with 333 days and $2600 of the

fine stayed for 3 years while on probation. Obtain chemical dependency

evaluation.

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