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Washington County summary of major cases for the week of April 27

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The following is a summary of cases handled by the Washington County Attorney's Office for the week of April 27, 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 4/27/2009

DATE: 4/28/2009

DEFENDANT: Christopher Michael Mevissen

DOB: 2/9/1981

CITY/RESIDENCE: Albertville, MN

AGENCY: Washington County Sheriff's Office

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

Amount Marijuana; II: Traffic - DWI - Operate Motor Vehicle Under

Influence of Controlled Substance; III: Drugs - Possess Over 1.4 Grams

Marijuana In Motor Vehicle; IV: Drivers' Licenses - Operate Motor Vehicle

after License Suspension/Revocation/Cancellation

DATE: 4/28/2009

DEFENDANT: Curtis Alan McElderry

DOB: 3/17/1959

CITY/RESIDENCE:

AGENCY: Oakdale Police Department

CHARGE: I: Theft-Take/Use/Transfer Movable Prop-No Consent

DATE: 4/30/2009

DEFENDANT: Daniel Joseph Morrissette, Jr.

DOB: 7/25/1967

CITY/RESIDENCE: Loretto, MN

AGENCY: Forest Lake Police Department

CHARGE: I: Issue Dishonored Check-Value More Than $500; II: Issue

Dishonored Check-Value More Than $500

DATE: 4/28/2009

DEFENDANT: Daniel David Vansteenburg

DOB: 4/4/1970

CITY/RESIDENCE: Woodbury, MN

AGENCY: Woodbury Police Department

CHARGE: I: Attempted Criminal Sex Conduct-5th Degree-NonConsensual Sex

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DATE: 4/2/2009

DEFENDANT: Tedmond Gary Conniff

DOB: 8/3/1969

CITY/RESIDENCE: Burnsville, MN

AGENCY: Cottage Grove Police Department

CHARGE: I: Criminal Sex Conduct-3rd Degree-Force or Coercion; II: Criminal

Sex Conduct-4th Degree-Force or Coercion

DATE: 4/28/2009

DEFENDANT: Paula Joan Ruppel

DOB: 3/10/1970

CITY/RESIDENCE: Minnetonka, MN

AGENCY: Washington County Sheriff's Office

CHARGE: I: Traffic - DWI - Second-Degree Driving While Impaired; 2 or more

Aggravating Factors

DATE: 4/27/2009

DEFENDANT: Jonathon Lance Coty

DOB: 10/15/1965

CITY/RESIDENCE: Hudson, WI

AGENCY: Washington County Sheriff's Office

CHARGE: I: Traffic - DWI - Refuse to Submit to Chemical Test; II: Traffic

- DWI - Operate Motor Vehicle Under Influence of Alcohol

DATE: 4/30/2009

DEFENDANT: Richard Ronald Zaspel

DOB: 3/11/1975

CITY/RESIDENCE: Woodbury, MN

AGENCY: Woodbury Police Department

CHARGE: I: Terroristic Threats-Reckless Disregard Risk

DATE: 4/28/2009

DEFENDANT: Robert Brent Lee

DOB: 2/21/1968

CITY/RESIDENCE: Hugo, MN

AGENCY: Washington County Sheriff's Office

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

Amount Marijuana; II: Give Peace Officer False Name/Birthdate/ID Card

DATE: 4/28/2009

DEFENDANT: Joseph Allen Borowicz

DOB: 3/8/1962

CITY/RESIDENCE: St. Paul, MN

AGENCY: Cottage Grove Police Department

CHARGE: I: Predatory Offender- Knowingly Violates Registration Req. or

Intentionally Provides False Information

DATE: 4/27/2009

DEFENDANT: Rochelle Ann Cooke

DOB: 4/1/1989

CITY/RESIDENCE: St Paul Park, MN

AGENCY: Cottage Grove Police Department

CHARGE: I: Assault-2nd Degree-Dangerous Weapon; II: Domestic

Assault-Misdemeanor-Intentionally Inflicts/Attempts to Inflict Bodily Harm

DATE: 4/29/2009

DEFENDANT: Kevin Arnold Erickson

DOB: 12/4/1971

CITY/RESIDENCE: Cottage Grove, MN

AGENCY: Washington County Sheriff's Office

CHARGE: I: Fugitive from Justice from Other State

DATE: 4/30/2009

DEFENDANT: James Robert Flach

DOB: 8/5/1960

CITY/RESIDENCE: Maplewood, MN

AGENCY: Washington County Sheriff's Office

CHARGE: I: Fugitive from Justice from Other State

DATE: 5/1/2009

DEFENDANT: Steven Michele Hall

DOB: 12/13/1963

CITY/RESIDENCE: Cottage Grove, MN

AGENCY: Cottage Grove Police Department

CHARGE: I: Terroristic Threats-Reckless Disregard Risk

SENTENCING FOR THE WEEK OF 4/27/2009

DATE: 4/29/2009

DEFENDANT: Ernest Sergent, III

DOB: 4/27/1975

CITY/RESIDENCE: Cottage Grove, MN

AGENCY: St. Paul Park Police Department

CONVICTION: Controlled Substance Crime in the Fifth Degree

SENTENCE: Seven months in prison, execution stayed for up to 10

years on the following conditions: (1) Serve 180 days in jail, with

credit for 54 days served; defendant may serve the jail time on in-custody

Sentence to Service, and criteria were waived; (2) pay a $200 fine and

surcharges on a schedule to be determined by Court Administration; (3)

complete a Cognitive Skills Programming evaluation and follow all

recommendations; (4) complete all mental health programming, including

taking all prescribed medication; (5) abide by the

chemical dependency evaluation recommendations, including aftercare plans,

(6) abstain from the use of mood-altering chemicals, including alcohol,

and submit to random urinalyses at his own expense, and (7) have no same

or similar offenses, remain law abiding, and cooperate with probation.

DATE: 4/30/2009

DEFENDANT: Scott Allen Patterson

DOB: 7/8/1975

CITY/RESIDENCE:

AGENCY: Minnesota Correctional Facility Stillwater

CONVICTION: Aiding & Abetting Attempted 2nd Degree Murder

SENTENCE: Commit to Commissioner of Corrections for 105 months.

DATE: 4/30/2009

DEFENDANT: Carrie Lee Pucel

DOB: 12/19/1975

CITY/RESIDENCE: Minneapolis, MN

AGENCY: Woodbury Police Department

CONVICTION: Theft

SENTENCE: Imposition of sentence was stayed and the defendant was

placed on probation for 10 years with the following conditions: 1) serve

30 days jail with credit for 7 days, can be done on out-of-custody

Sentence to Service; 2) $50 fine plus surcharge; 3) complete an updated

chemical dependency evaluation and follow the recommendations; 4) abstain

from the use of chemicals, including alcohol, submit to random testing; 5)

restitution in the amount of $10,052.42 to Stewart Management Corporation;

6) cooperate with the transfer of probation to county of residence; 7)

provide a DNA sample.

DATE: 4/29/2009

DEFENDANT: Andrew Nicholas Strugar

DOB: 8/3/1982

CITY/RESIDENCE: Oakdale, MN

AGENCY: Oakdale Police Department

CONVICTION: Endangerment of a Child

SENTENCE: (1) Supervised probation for two years; (2) serve 30 days

in jail, with credit for two days served; defendant may serve the jail

time on the out-of-custody Sentence to Service or Work Release Program,

and criteria were waived; (3) pay a $400 fine and surcharges on a schedule

to be determined by Court Administration; (4) complete an anger management

evaluation and follow all recommendations; (5) complete parenting classes

and follow all recommendations; (6) do not commit any assaultive acts or

threats of violence; (7) defendant may have supervised probation with the

victim, as directed by the victim's mother and must comply with all family

court orders, and (7) have no same or similar offenses, remain law

abiding, and follow all conditions of probation; the remaining counts of

the complaint were dismissed.

DATE: 4/24/2009

DEFENDANT: Joseph William Robideaux

DOB: 12/25/1975

CITY/RESIDENCE: WOODBURY, MN

AGENCY: Woodbury Police Department

CONVICTION: Drugs - Fifth Degree

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

conditions: 1) Defendant to serve 30 days in the Washington County Jail

with credit for 7 days served. Time to be served is recommended on

in-custody Sentence to Service or out-of-custody Sentence to Service, if

qualified/criteria waived; 2) Pay a fine in the amount of $50 plus

surcharges; 3) Complete an evaluation for Cognitive Skills Programming

and follow all recommendations; 4) Complete his current chemical

dependency treatment, including any recommended aftercare, unless the

supervising probation officer deems it unnecessary; 5) 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; 6) Attend AA/NA meetings one

time per week for six months and provide verification to supervising

probation officer; 7) Seek and maintain gainful employment or schooling

and provide verification to the supervising probation officer; and 8)

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

the standard conditions of probation.

DATE: 4/27/2009

DEFENDANT: Mark Anthony Veesenmeyer

DOB: 9/19/1969

CITY/RESIDENCE: COTTAGE GROVE, MN

AGENCY: Cottage Grove Police Department

CONVICTION: Assault-3rd Degree and Fleeing a Peace Officer

SENTENCE: On Assault-3rd Degree charge: sentenced to 90 days in jail

and $1000 fine with 70 days and $700 fine stayed - 1 year probation, serve

20 days, credit 2 days, fine $300, restitution ordered, no same or similar

offenses and be law abiding, follow recommendations of chemical dependency

evaluation. On Fleeing a Peace Officer: 90 days in jail and $1000 fine

with 70 days and $700 fine stayed - 1 year probation, serve 20 days,

credit 2 days, follow chemical dependency evaluation recommendations, no

same or similar offenses, remain law abiding and sentence to be concurrent

with Assault-3rd Degree charge.

DATE: 4/28/2009

DEFENDANT: Forrest Kent Tobias

DOB: 6/6/1964

CITY/RESIDENCE: OAK PARK HEIGHTS, MN

AGENCY: Oak Park Heights Police Department

CONVICTION: Indecent Exposure/Lewd Exhibition - Under 16 Present

SENTENCE: Sentenced to 365 days in jail and a $3,000 fine with 320

days and $2800 stayed and placed on probation for 2 years on the following

conditions: 1) Serve 45 days in jail with credit for 1 day served,

straight time; 2) Pay $200 fine; 3) Restitution ordered; 4) Follow Project

Pathfinders policy on alcohol use; 5) Complete a psycho-sexual evaluation

and sex offender treatment and follow all

recommendations; 6) Follow all the standard conditions of the Sex Offender

Unit; 7) Submit to and cooperate with polygraph testing; 8) Cooperate and

comply with the transfer of his probation to the State of Wisconsin; 9) No

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

standard conditions of probation; 10) No direct or indirect contact with

the victim or victim's immediate family; 11) Take all prescribed

medications and submit to blood screening; 12) Ordered to have

unsupervised contact with minors including

his own children only after approved by the therapist and supervising

probation officer.

DATE: 4/24/2009

DEFENDANT: Jonathon James Nelson

DOB: 5/14/1990

CITY/RESIDENCE: St. Paul, MN

AGENCY: Woodbury Police Department

CONVICTION: Second Degree Burglary

SENTENCE: Stay of imposition, 5 years probation on the following: 1)

Defendant to serve 90 days in the Washington County Jail with credit for

three days served. Time may be served on Work Release or in-custody

Sentence to Service, criteria waived; 2) Pay a fine in the amount of $50

plus surcharges on a schedule to be established by Court Administration;

3) Pay restitution to victims through

Washington County Court Administration; 4) Obtain his GED and provide

verification to the supervising probation officer; 5) Have no same or

similar offenses, be law abiding and cooperate with standard conditions of

probation; 6) Cooperate with transfer of supervision to his county of

residence; and 7) Pursuant to §609.117, provide a biological specimen for

purposes of DNA analysis.

DATE: 4/24/2009

DEFENDANT: Farren Shawn Earring

DOB: 1/5/1980

CITY/RESIDENCE: WOODBURY, MN

AGENCY: Washington County Sheriff's Office

CONVICTION: Fleeing a Peace Officer in a Motor Vehicle

SENTENCE: Stay of imposition, three years probation on the

following: 1) Serve 60 days in the Washington County Jail with credit

for 12 days served. Time to be served on work release, in-custody

Sentence to Service, out-of-custody Sentence to Service, if

qualified/criteria waived. Defendant may arrange to serve jail time in

his county of residence at his own expense. Defendant to report to the

Washington County Jail on June 15, 2009, unless arrangements have been

made in county of residence to serve jail time; 2) Pay a fine in the

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

Administration; 3) Abstain from the use of all mood-altering chemicals,

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

own expense; 4) Have no same

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

conditions of probation; 5) Cooperate with the transfer of his

supervision to his county/state of residence; 6) Pursuant to Sec.

609.117, defendant to provide a biological specimen for purposes of DNA

analysis; 7) Chemical dependency evaluation within 45 days and follow

recommendations; and 8) Maintain full-time employment or schooling.

DATE: 4/28/2009

DEFENDANT: Katrina Antonike Steward

DOB: 3/30/1983

CITY/RESIDENCE: ST PAUL PARK, MN

AGENCY: Oak Park Heights Police Department

CONVICTION: 5th Degree Controlled Substance

SENTENCE: Commissioner of Corrections for 12 months and 1 day,

execution of sentence stayed and placed on probation for 10 years on the

following conditions: 1) Serve 180 days in jail with credit for 123 days,

to be served straight-time; 2) Pay $50 fine; 3) Abstain from the use of

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

testing at own expense; 4) Complete residential

chemical dependency treatment followed by halfway house placement, and

follow all recommendations; 5) Seek and maintain gainful employment and

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

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

weekly contact with probation officer for at least the first six months;

8) Cooperate with all the standard conditions of Intensive Supervision

Probation should obtain a Washington County address. Cooperate with

Intensive Supervision in Ramsey County if they deem it appropriate; 9)

Cooperate with the transfer of supervision to county of residence; 10)

Provide a biological specimen for purposes of DNA analysis.

DATE: 4/30/2009

DEFENDANT: Todd Michael Tuley

DOB: 12/3/1974

CITY/RESIDENCE: Woodbury, MN

AGENCY: Woodbury Police Department

CONVICTION: DWI - Operate Motor Vehicle - Alcohol Concentration .08

Within 2 Hours

SENTENCE: The defendant was committed to the Commissioner of

Corrections for 36 months. Execution of sentence was stayed and the

defendant was placed on probation for 7 years and is subject to the 5 year

mandatory conditional release period, with the following conditions: 1)

serve 180 days by serving 30 days on in-custody Sentence to Service, the

next 30 days on Electronic Home Monitor and the remainder can be served on

staggered sentencing of 60 days for each of the subsequent two years; 2)

pay $700 fine plus surcharge; 3) 30 days mandatory Electronic Home Alcohol

Monitoring for one year; 4) Driving With Care Skills is ordered and he is

to follow the recommendations; 5) abstain from mood-altering chemicals,

including alcohol, submit to random testing; 6) minimum of 30 hour relapse

out-patient chemical dependency treatment program within 60 days; 7)

attend AA meetings one time per week for 12 months; 8) attend MADD Impact

Panel; 9) provide a DNA sample.

DATE: 4/28/2009

DEFENDANT: Anthony Michael Yanez

DOB: 10/13/1986

CITY/RESIDENCE: Woodbury, MN

AGENCY: Woodbury Police Department

CONVICTION: 5th Degree Drugs

SENTENCE: Adjudication of sentence stayed and placed on probation

for 5 years on the following conditions: 1) Serve 2 days in jail with

credit for 2 days served; 2) Pay $200 fine; 3) Complete out patient

treatment at The Haven in Woodbury and complete aftercare; 4) Abstain from

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

random testing at own expense; 5) Obtain a mental health assessment with

Human Services Inc.; 6) No same or similar offenses, be law abiding, and

cooperate with all the standard conditions of probation.

DATE: 4/30/2009

DEFENDANT: Shamus Erick Lende

DOB: 12/16/1982

CITY/RESIDENCE: Oakdale, MN

AGENCY: Woodbury Police Department

CONVICTION: Theft of a Motor Vehicle

SENTENCE: The defendant was committed to the Commissioner of

Corrections for 19 months. Execution of sentence was stayed and the

defendant was placed on probation for five years with the following

conditions: 1) remain law abiding and have no same or similar offenses;

2) abstain from chemicals, including alcohol, submit to random testing; 3)

complete New Choices for Recovery Aftercare; 4) attend AA or NA; 5) he is

to receive credit for 93 days served and he is to do an additional 30 days

on out-of-custody Sentence to Service; 6) pay a $50 fine; 7) cooperate

with the transfer of probation to his county of residence; 8) complete a

cognitive skills assessment and follow the recommendations.

DATE: 4/29/2009

DEFENDANT: Andrew Francis Lacoursiere

DOB: 1/26/1963

CITY/RESIDENCE: Hastings, MN

AGENCY: Cottage Grove Police Department

CONVICTION: Assault in the Fourth Degree

SENTENCE: $3,000 fine and 365 days in jail, with $2,700 and 350 days

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

probation for up to two years; (2) serve 15 days in jail, with credit for

five days served; defendant may serve this sentence concurrently with the

DWI sentence he is serving in the Dakota County Safe Streets Program; (3)

pay a $300 fine and surcharges on a

schedule to be determined by Court Administration; (4) defendant to have

no same or similar offenses, remain law abiding, and cooperate with

standard conditions of probation; (5) defendant to cooperate with the

transfer of supervision to his county of residence, and (6) defendant to

provide a biological specimen for DNA purposes.

DATE: 4/28/2009

DEFENDANT: Nicholas Allan Schultze

DOB: 4/9/1990

CITY/RESIDENCE: Afton, MN

AGENCY: Washington County Sheriff's Office

CONVICTION: 4th Degree DWI

SENTENCE: $1000 fine and 90 days in jail with $500 and 75 days

stayed. 2 years probation, time to be done on out-of-custody Sentence to

Service, chemical dependency evaluation and follow all recommendations,

MADD and remain law abiding, abstain from mood altering chemicals and

submit to random testing, no same or similar offenses.

DATE: 4/29/2009

DEFENDANT: Gerald Jermaine Schanus

DOB: 10/23/1987

CITY/RESIDENCE: Mahtomedi, MN

AGENCY: Oak Park Heights Police Department

CONVICTION: Controlled Substance Crime in the Fifth Degree

SENTENCE: (1) Serve four days in jail, with credit for four days

served; (2) pay a $50 fine and surcharges on a schedule to be determined

by Court Administration; (3) follow the recommendations of the chemical

dependency evaluation, including outpatient chemical dependency treatment

and aftercare plans; (4) abstain from the use of mood-altering chemicals,

including alcohol and submit to random

urinalyses at his own expense; defendant must also provide a baseline

urinalysis today; (5) attend AA/NA meetings once per week for 12 months

and provide verification to the supervising probation agent, and (6) have

no same or similar offenses, remain law abiding, and cooperate with

probation.

DATE: 4/27/2009

DEFENDANT: Jonathon Lance Coty

DOB: 10/15/1965

CITY/RESIDENCE: Hudson, WI

AGENCY: Washington County Sheriff's Office

CONVICTION: 4th Degree DWI

SENTENCE: 90 days in jail and $1000 fine with 80 days and $400

stayed. 2 years probation, 10 days Sentence to Service, chemical

dependency evaluation and follow all recommendations, MADD, remain law

abiding and no alcohol related offenses.

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