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Washington County summary of major cases for the week of March 9

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The following is a summary of cases handled by the Washington County Attorney's Office for the week of March 9, 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 3/9/2009

DATE: 3/12/2009

DEFENDANT: Miranda Jo Korstad

DOB: 6/19/1989

CITY/RESIDENCE: Cottage Grove, MN

AGENCY: Cottage Grove Police Department

CHARGE: I: Financial Transaction Card Fraud-Use-No Consent

DATE: 5/9/2008

DEFENDANT: Alexius Justin Mcmullin

DOB: 2/14/1974

CITY/RESIDENCE: Cottage Grove, MN

AGENCY: Cottage Grove Police Department

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

Assault-2nd Degree-Dangerous Weapon; III: Domestic Assault - By

Strangulation; IV: Terroristic Threats-Reckless Disregard Risk; V: False

Imprisonment-Intentional Restraint; VI: Felon Convicted Crime of Violence

- Firearm Violation

DATE: 3/11/2009

DEFENDANT: Charles Rivers Helgeson

DOB: 3/13/1985

CITY/RESIDENCE: MAHTOMEDI, MN

AGENCY: Stillwater Police Department

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

Amount Marijuana

DATE: 3/11/2009

DEFENDANT: Jeannette Alexis Hurt

DOB: 6/11/1985

CITY/RESIDENCE: White Bear Lake, MN

AGENCY: Washington County Sheriff's Office

CHARGE: I: Check Forgery-Offer/Possess W/Intent to Defraud; II: Check

Forgery-Offer/Possess W/Intent to Defraud; III: Check

Forgery-Offer/Possess W/Intent to Defraud

DATE: 3/10/2009

DEFENDANT: Roman Lee Demenge

DOB: 2/15/1986

CITY/RESIDENCE: Little Canada, MN

AGENCY: Forest Lake Police Department

CHARGE: I: Assault-3rd Degree-Substantial Bodily Harm; II: Emergency

Telephone Calls/CommunicInterfere with 911 Call

DATE: 12/10/2008

DEFENDANT: John Thomas Gitzen

DOB: 11/8/1975

CITY/RESIDENCE: Somerset, WI

AGENCY: Oakdale Police Department

CHARGE: I: Receiving Stolen Property

DATE: 3/11/2009

DEFENDANT: Christopher Robert Glass

DOB: 2/26/1985

CITY/RESIDENCE: Woodbury, MN

AGENCY: Woodbury Police Department

CHARGE: I: Criminal Sex Conduct-4th Degree-Force or Coercion; II: Criminal

Sex Conduct-5th Degree-NonConsensual Sex Contact

DATE: 3/11/2009

DEFENDANT: Nicholas Robert Dingle

DOB: 12/31/1984

CITY/RESIDENCE: St Paul Park, MN

AGENCY: St. Paul Park Police Department

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

Amount Marijuana

DATE: 3/11/2009

DEFENDANT: Blaize Colin Wold

DOB: 6/3/1983

CITY/RESIDENCE: SCANDIA, MN

AGENCY: Washington County Sheriff's Office

CHARGE: I: Assault-5th Deg-2/More Prev Convict in 3 years

DATE: 3/3/2009

DEFENDANT: Todd David Heir

DOB: 1/28/1960

CITY/RESIDENCE: Maplewood, MN

AGENCY: Woodbury Police Department

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

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

Concentration 0.08 Within 2 Hours; III: Traffic Regulation - Driver Must

Carry Proof of Insurance when Operating Vehicle;Misd; IV: Traffic-Drivers

License-Driving After Suspension

DATE: 3/3/2009

DEFENDANT: Thomas Richard Tennant

DOB: 4/24/1962

CITY/RESIDENCE: Denmark Twp, 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 - Refuse to Submit to Chemical Test;

III: Traffic - DWI - Operate Motor Vehicle Under Influence of Alcohol; IV:

Drugs - Possess/Sale Small Amount of Marijuana - No Remuneration; V: Drugs

- Possession of Drug Paraphernalia - Use or Possession

DATE: 3/4/2009

DEFENDANT: Chad Alexander Christiansen

DOB: 12/30/1983

CITY/RESIDENCE: Forest Lake, MN

AGENCY: Forest Lake Police Department

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

Threats-Reckless Disregard Risk

DATE: 3/10/2009

DEFENDANT: Stephen Lyle Haines,Jr

DOB: 1/12/1966

CITY/RESIDENCE: Cottage Grove, MN

AGENCY: Cottage Grove Police Department

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

Threats-Reckless Disregard Risk; III: Domestic

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

DATE: 3/12/2009

DEFENDANT: Shawn Michael Jennrich

DOB: 12/8/1980

CITY/RESIDENCE: Cottage Grove, MN

AGENCY: Woodbury Police Department

CHARGE: I: Stolen Cks.-Penalties-4 or More Direct Victims/Value to Direct

and Indirect Victims $2,501 or More; II: Stolen Checks-Penalties-2 or 3

Direct Victims/Value to Direct and Indirect Victims $501-$2,500; III:

Traffic-Drivers License-Driving After Suspension

SENTENCING FOR THE WEEK OF 3/9/2009

DATE: 3/11/2009

DEFENDANT: Marie Constantinos Marks

DOB: 3/19/1971

CITY/RESIDENCE: St Paul, MN

AGENCY: Oak Park Heights Police Department

CONVICTION: Possession of Shoplifting Gear

SENTENCE: Committed to Commissioner of Corrections for 15 months.

DATE: 3/9/2009

DEFENDANT: Lynella Marie Rowe

DOB: 12/9/1971

CITY/RESIDENCE: St. Paul Park, MN

AGENCY: Oakdale Police Department

CONVICTION: Theft

SENTENCE: $3,000 fine and 365 days with $2,900 and 350 days

suspended, 2 years probation, $9,000 restitution to victim, remain law

abiding and provide a DNA sample.

DATE: 3/6/2009

DEFENDANT: Alexius Justin Mcmullin

DOB: 2/14/1974

CITY/RESIDENCE: Cottage Grove, MN

AGENCY: Cottage Grove Police Department

CONVICTION: Terroristic Threats

SENTENCE: 21 months in prison, execution stayed for up to five years

on the following conditions: (1) supervised probation for up to five

years; (2) serve 180 days in jail, with credit for five days served;

defendant may serve the jail sentence on work release or in-custody

Sentence to Service, and criteria were waived; he should begin his work

release or in-custody Sentence to Service jail sentence on June 9, 2009;

(3) defendant to pay a $200 fine and surcharges on a schedule to be

determined by Court Administration; (4) defendant to pay

restitution; (5) defendant to have no direct or indirect contact with

victim, and will abide by the order for protection; (6) complete a

Cognitive Skills Programming evaluation and following all recommendations;

(7) follow all recommendations of the Human Services, Inc. psychological

evaluation; (8) abstain from the use of mood-altering chemicals, including

alcohol, and submit to random

urinalyses at his own expense; (9) have no same or similar offenses,

remain law abiding, and cooperate with probation; (10) cooperate with the

transfer of supervision to the defendant's county of residence, and (11)

provide a biological specimen for DNA analysis.

DATE: 3/9/2009

DEFENDANT: Keith Curtis Brown

DOB: 4/7/1980

CITY/RESIDENCE: Cottage Grove, MN

AGENCY: Woodbury Police Department

CONVICTION: Theft-Take/Drive Motor Vehicle - No Owner Consent

SENTENCE: Defendant committed to the Commissioner of Corrections for

18 months; concurrent sentence to Dakota County. DNA ordered if not

already provided.

DATE: 3/11/2009

DEFENDANT: Melissa Ann Iverson

DOB: 12/7/1977

CITY/RESIDENCE: Stillwater, MN

AGENCY: Stillwater Police Department

CONVICTION: 5th Degree Controlled Substance

SENTENCE: Court stayed the adjudication of sentence and placed on 5

years of probation on following conditions: 1) Serve 2 days in jail with

credit for 2 days served; 2) Pay $50 fine plus surcharges; 3) Complete an

evaluation for Cognitive Skills Programming and follow all

recommendations; 4) Complete a chemical dependency evaluation within 10

days and follow all recommendations; 5) Have no same or similar offenses,

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

probation; 6) Have her medical prescriptions monitored by her probation

officer.

DATE: 3/11/2009

DEFENDANT: Tysheldin Lamont Forrest

DOB: 2/15/1989

CITY/RESIDENCE: Fargo, ND

AGENCY: Minnesota State Patrol Dist. 2400-East Metro

CONVICTION: 5th Degree Controlled Substance

SENTENCE: Court stayed the adjudication of sentence and placed

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

13 days in jail with credit for 13 days served; 2) Pay $100 fine; 3)

Complete an evaluation for Cognitive Skills Programming and follow all

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

including alcohol and submit to random urinalysis/breathalyzers at own

expense; 5) Attend AA/NA meetings once a week for 3 months; 6) Seek and

maintain gainful employment; 7) No same or similar offenses, remain law

abiding, and cooperate with all the standard conditions of

probation; 8) Cooperate with the transfer of his supervision to his

County/State of residence; 9) Complete his GED.

DATE: 3/6/2009

DEFENDANT: Bernard Rashee Benson

DOB: 9/6/1973

CITY/RESIDENCE: St Paul, MN

AGENCY: Forest Lake Police Department

CONVICTION: Felony Theft

SENTENCE: On the charge of felony theft over $5,000, the Court

committed the defendant to the Commissioner of Corrections for 17 months

and stayed the execution of sentence and placed the defendant on probation

for a period of five years under the following conditions: 1) Serve 113

days in the Washington County Jail with credit for 45 days served; 2) Pay

a fine of $50 plus surcharges. 3) Have no contact with any Target store.

4) Pay restitution in the amount of $5,320.26 to Target Corporation

through Washington County Court

Administration; 5) Complete an evaluation for cognitive skills

programming if available in his county of residence and follow all

recommendations; 6) Complete a chemical dependency evaluation within 60

days of sentencing and follow all recommendations including aftercare

plans; 7) Abstain from the use of all mood altering chemicals including

alcohol and submit to random

urinalysis/breathalyzers at his own expense; 8) Seek and maintain

gainful employment and provide verification to the supervising probation

officer; 9) Follow all the standard conditions of the intensive

supervision unit if the defendant becomes a Washington County resident;

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

all the standard conditions of

probation; and 11) Cooperate with the transfer of his supervision to his

county/state of residence.

DATE: 3/5/2009

DEFENDANT: Richard David Koepke

DOB: 5/9/1986

CITY/RESIDENCE: St Paul, MN

AGENCY: Washington County Sheriff's Office

CONVICTION: First Degree Burglary

SENTENCE: Committed to the Commissioner of Corrections for 33

months.

DATE: 3/11/2009

DEFENDANT: Blaize Colin Wold

DOB: 6/3/1983

CITY/RESIDENCE: SCANDIA, Mn

AGENCY: Washington County Sheriff's Office

CONVICTION: 5th Degree Assault

SENTENCE: Committed to the Commissioner of Corrections for 21

months.

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