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Washington County summary of major cases for the week of May 18

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The following is a summary of cases handled by the Washington County Attorney's Office for the week of May 18, 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 5/18/2009

DATE: 5/20/2009

DEFENDANT: Louis Stephen Baratto

DOB: 1/22/1963

CITY/RESIDENCE:

AGENCY: Forest Lake Police Department

CHARGE: I: Receiving Stolen Property; II: Drugs - 5th Degree - Possess

Schedule 1,2,3,4 - Not Small Amount Marijuana

DATE: 5/22/2009

DEFENDANT: Nathan Allen Miller

DOB: 3/2/1984

CITY/RESIDENCE: Isanti, MN

AGENCY: Woodbury Police Department

CHARGE: I: Aiding and Abetting Drugs - 2nd Degree - Possess 6 Grams or

More Cocaine/Heroin/Meth; II: Check Forgery-Offer/Possess W/Intent to

Defraud

DATE: 5/19/2009

DEFENDANT: Tyler Barnard

DOB: 6/28/1987

CITY/RESIDENCE: Lake Elmo, MN

AGENCY: Woodbury Police Department

CHARGE: I: Aiding and Abetting Stolen Checks-Penalties-2 or 3 Direct

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

DATE: 5/14/2009

DEFENDANT: Dawn Rose Skoug-Feinberg

DOB: 11/21/1970

CITY/RESIDENCE: Somerset, WI

AGENCY: Stillwater Police Department

CHARGE: I: Wrongfully Obtaining Assistance-Theft- By False

Stmts,Concealment, Impersonation; II: Wrongfully Obtaining

Assistance-Theft- By False Stmts,Concealment, Impersonation

DATE: 5/20/2009

DEFENDANT: Bruce Arthur Hastings

DOB: 6/24/1965

CITY/RESIDENCE: Scandia, MN

AGENCY: Minnesota Department of Revenue

CHARGE: I: Taxes-failure to file return,report, document-F; II:

Taxes-failure to pay or collect-F; III: Taxes-failure to file

return,report, document-F; IV: Taxes-failure to pay or collect-F; V:

Taxes-failure to file return,report, document-F; VI: Taxes-failure to pay

or collect-F; VII: Taxes-failure to file return,report, document-F; VIII:

Taxes-failure to pay or collect-F; IX: Taxes-failure to file

return,report, document-F; X: Taxes-failure to pay or collect-F; XI:

Taxes-failure to file return,report, document-F; XII: Taxes-failure to pay

or collect-F

DATE: 5/19/2009

DEFENDANT: Erika Lee Viner

DOB: 3/24/1972

CITY/RESIDENCE: South St. Paul, MN

AGENCY: Woodbury Police Department

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

DATE: 5/13/2009

DEFENDANT: John Brockbank Mooney

DOB: 3/25/1973

CITY/RESIDENCE: Inver Grove Heights, MN

AGENCY: Oakdale Police Department

CHARGE: I: Theft-by Swindle

DATE: 5/14/2009

DEFENDANT: Christopher John Benson

DOB: 4/13/1984

CITY/RESIDENCE: Prior Lake, MN

AGENCY: Bayport Police Department

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

Amount Marijuana; II: Traffic-Drivers License-Driving After Revocation;

III: Traffic - Speeding - Exceed Limit of 30 mph - Urban District; IV:

Traffic Regulation-Seat belt driver must use

DATE: 5/14/2009

DEFENDANT: Scott Richard Seelye

DOB: 8/25/1953

CITY/RESIDENCE:

AGENCY: Minnesota Correctional Facility Stillwater

CHARGE: I: Terroristic Threats-Reckless Disregard Risk

DATE: 5/20/2009

DEFENDANT: Victor Deciko Ellis

DOB: 8/27/1984

CITY/RESIDENCE: Roseville, MN

AGENCY: Oakdale Police Department

CHARGE: I: Domestic Assault - By Strangulation; II: Domestic

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

DATE: 5/19/2009

DEFENDANT: Michael Charles Johnson

DOB: 5/23/1974

CITY/RESIDENCE: St Paul Park, MN

AGENCY: St. Paul Park Police Department

CHARGE: I: Predatory Offender-Fail to Register/False Info

DATE: 5/14/2009

DEFENDANT: Troy Thomas Larson

DOB: 2/26/1985

CITY/RESIDENCE: Cottage Grove, MN

AGENCY: Cottage Grove Police Department

CHARGE: I: Aiding and Abetting Burglary-2nd Deg-Dwelling

DATE: 5/14/2009

DEFENDANT: Ozzie B Mims

DOB: 9/17/1988

CITY/RESIDENCE:

AGENCY: Cottage Grove Police Department

CHARGE: I: Aiding and Abetting Burglary-2nd Deg-Dwelling

DATE: 5/14/2009

DEFENDANT: Nicole Marie Buckles

DOB: 8/21/1985

CITY/RESIDENCE: Hudson, WI

AGENCY: Oak Park Heights Police Department

CHARGE: I: Drugs - 5th Degree - Procure/Possess/Control Over a Controlled

Substance

DATE: 5/18/2009

DEFENDANT: Gregory Elliott Slagle

DOB: 11/22/1957

CITY/RESIDENCE: Roseville, MN

AGENCY: Forest Lake Police Department

CHARGE: I: Aiding and Abetting Theft-Take/Drive Motor Vehicle-No Owner

Consent; II: Aiding and Abetting Theft-Take/Use/Transfer Movable Prop-No

Consent; III: Aiding and Abetting Theft-Take/Use/Transfer Movable Prop-No

Consent; IV: Aiding and Abetting Tamper With Motor Vehicle/Enter w/o Owner

Permission

DATE: 5/19/2009

DEFENDANT: Michael Scott Montbriand

DOB: 6/13/1966

CITY/RESIDENCE: Somerset, WI

AGENCY: Stillwater Police Department

CHARGE: I: Traffic - DWI - First-Degree Driving While Impaired; II:

Traffic-DL-Driving after cancellation-inimical to public safety

DATE: 5/19/2009

DEFENDANT: Michael John Thill

DOB: 9/18/1949

CITY/RESIDENCE: White Bear Lake, MN

AGENCY: Newport Police Department

CHARGE: I: Theft-Take/Drive Motor Vehicle-No Owner Consent; II: Receiving

Stolen Property

DATE: 5/20/2009

DEFENDANT: Samuel Peter Wallin

DOB: 5/20/1987

CITY/RESIDENCE: Gem Lake, MN

AGENCY: Oakdale Police Department

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

Amount Marijuana; II: Traffic-DL-Driving after cancellation-inimical to

public safety

SENTENCING FOR THE WEEK OF 5/18/2009

DATE: 5/14/2009

DEFENDANT: Joseph Albert Ives

DOB: 11/21/1966

CITY/RESIDENCE: Stillwater, MN

AGENCY: Oak Park Heights Police Department

CONVICTION: Check Forgery - Falsely Endorse

SENTENCE: The court sentenced this as a Gross Misdemeanor and placed

the defendant on probation for a period of 2 years under the following

conditions: 1) Serve 365 days with 345 days suspended with credit for 3

days served. The time may be served as out-of-custody Sentence to Service.

2) Pay a fine of $3,000 with $2,900 suspended plus surcharges on a

schedule to be established by Court Administration. 3) Continue all mental

health programming including taking all prescribed medication at the

directions of the mental health professional unless the supervising

probation officer deems it unnecessary. 4) Have no same or similar

offenses and be law abiding and cooperate with all of the standard

conditions of probation. 5) Provide a biological specimen for purposes of

DNA analysis. 6) Preform 40 hours of Community Work Service by 10/1/09.

DATE: 5/15/2009

DEFENDANT: Michele Caroline Mackey

DOB: 2/5/1956

CITY/RESIDENCE: Woodbury, MN

AGENCY: Woodbury Police Department

CONVICTION: Financial Exploitation - Vulnerable Adult - Fail Provide

Care

SENTENCE: The court stayed the imposition of sentence and placed the

defendant on probation for a period of 5 years on the following

conditions: 1) Serve 15 days in the Washington County Jail with credit

for 1 day served. The time may be served on Electronic Home Monitoring and

the defendant may do orientation in September 2009. 2) Pay a fine of $200

plus surcharges. 3) Pay restitution in the amount of $5,275 to Woodbury

Villas, $1,197.13 to Woodbury Healthcare Center, and $7,426.46 to

Washington County Community Services. The defendant provided checks in

those amounts to probation today. 4) Complete all mental health

programming including taking all prescribed medication at the direction of

the mental health professional unless the supervising probation officer

deems it unnecessary. 5) Have no same or similar offenses, be law abiding

and cooperate with all of the standard conditions of probation. 6)

Pursuant to

Statute 609.117 provide a biological specimen for purposed of DNA analysis

DATE: 5/18/2009

DEFENDANT: Chad Nicholas Downs

DOB: 8/6/1980

CITY/RESIDENCE: FARIBAULT, MN

AGENCY: Cottage Grove Police Department

CONVICTION: Burglary in the Second Degree and Motor Vehicle Theft

SENTENCE: Burglary in the Second Degree: he was sentenced to 20

months in prison. Motor Vehicle Theft: he was given credit for time

spent in custody since August 3, 2007; he was ordered to provide a DNA

sample, if he has not already done so.

DATE: 5/12/2009

DEFENDANT: Steven Duane Silkworth

DOB: 6/20/1986

CITY/RESIDENCE: Lake Elmo, MN

AGENCY: Washington County Sheriff's Office

CONVICTION: 5th Degree Controlled Substance

SENTENCE: Court sentenced the defendant to 365 days in jail and a

$3,000 fine. 180 days and $2,950 of the fine suspended for a period of

three years on the following conditions: Defendant serve 180 days on

Electronic Home Monitoring. Defendant pay fine in the amount of $50, plus

surcharges. Defendant abstain from the use of mood-altering chemicals,

including alcohol and submit to random testing.

Defendant attend AA/NA meetings once per week for 6 months and provide

verification to supervising officer. Defendant have no same or similar

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

conditions of probation; defendant cooperate with the transfer of

supervision to county of residence; defendant remain in Sober House at

direction of supervising probation officer. Defendant receive an updated

chemical dependency evaluation and follow recommendations regarding where

he is to live.

DATE: 5/14/2009

DEFENDANT: Michael John Henry

DOB: 6/20/1958

CITY/RESIDENCE: WILLERNIE, MN

AGENCY: Washington County Sheriff's Office

CONVICTION: Drugs - 5th Degree - Possess Schedule 1, 2, 3, 4 - Not

Small Amount Marijuana

SENTENCE: The court stayed the adjudication of sentence pursuant to

152.18 and placed defendant on probation for 5 years under the following

conditions: 1) Serve 1 day in the Washington County Jail with credit for

1 day served. 2) Pay a fine of $300 plus surcharges. 3) Perform 80 hours

of Community Work Service by 10/1/09. 4) Continue current mental health

programming including taking all prescribed medication at the direction of

the mental health professional unless the mental health professional deems

it unnecessary. 5) Abstain from the use of all mood altering chemicals

including alcohol and submit to testing, specifically hair sample testing

unless the supervising probation officer deems it unnecessary. 6) Have no

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

standard conditions of probation.

DATE: 5/20/2009

DEFENDANT: Derek Anthony Allery

DOB: 4/8/1990

CITY/RESIDENCE: Oakdale, MN

AGENCY: Washington County Sheriff's Office

CONVICTION: 5th Degree Assault

SENTENCE: The defendant was given a $1,000 fine and 90 days jail.

$700 of the fine and 87 days were suspended with the following conditions:

1) 2 years probation; 2) no same or similar offenses; 3) remain law

abiding; 4) complete an anger management evaluation and follow the

recommendations.

DATE: 5/14/2009

DEFENDANT: Lance Jason Best

DOB: 1/26/1971

CITY/RESIDENCE: Woodbury, MN

AGENCY: Woodbury Police Department

CONVICTION: Count I: Reckless Driving; Count II: Misdemeanor DUI

SENTENCE: Count I: The defendant was given 90 days with 75 days

suspended and a $1,000 fine with $600 suspended with the following

conditions: 1) 1 year probation; 2) no same or similar offenses. Count

II: The defendant was given 90 days with 75 days suspended and a $1,000

fine with $500 suspended with the following conditions: 1) 2 years

probation; 2) complete a chemical dependency evaluation and follow the

recommendations; 3) participate in MADD Impact Panel; 4) have no same or

similar offenses, remain law abiding.

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