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Washington County summary of major cases for the week of May 25

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The following is a summary of cases handled by the Washington County Attorney's Office for the week of May 25, 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 5/25/2009

DATE: 5/26/2009

DEFENDANT: Curtis Eugene Watson

DOB: 3/27/1979

CITY/RESIDENCE: St. Paul, MN

AGENCY: Woodbury Police Department

CHARGE: I: Aiding and Abetting Theft-Take/Use/Transfer Movable Prop-No

Consent; II: Aiding and Abetting Receiving Stolen Property

DATE: 5/21/2009

DEFENDANT: Kristin Inez Cicha

DOB: 2/27/1970

CITY/RESIDENCE: HUDSON, WI

AGENCY: Stillwater Police Department

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

Stolen Property

DATE: 5/29/2009

DEFENDANT: Travis Joseph Ramsbacher

DOB: 8/25/1980

CITY/RESIDENCE: Eagan, MN

AGENCY: Cottage Grove Police Department

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

Checks-Penalties-2 or 3 Direct Victims/Value to Direct and Indirect

Victims $501-$2,500

DATE: 5/21/2009

DEFENDANT: Amanda Lynn Nygaard

DOB: 3/11/1980

CITY/RESIDENCE: Minneapolis, MN

AGENCY: Forest Lake Police Department

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

Substance

DATE: 5/27/2009

DEFENDANT: Robert Raymond Wipson

DOB: 9/30/1970

CITY/RESIDENCE: St Louis Park, MN

AGENCY: Washington County Sheriff's Office

CHARGE: I: Terroristic Threats-Reckless Disregard Risk

DATE: 5/27/2009

DEFENDANT: Belinda NMN Page

DOB: 6/7/1970

CITY/RESIDENCE: St. Paul, MN

AGENCY: Oakdale Police Department

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

DATE: 5/21/2009

DEFENDANT: Jodelle Kay Zappa

DOB: 4/30/1977

CITY/RESIDENCE: Bayport, MN

AGENCY: Washington County Sheriff's Office

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

Amount Marijuana; II: Traffic Regulation-Uninsured Vehicle-Driver

Violation; III: Drugs - 3rd Degree - Possess - 10 Grams or More Narcotic -

Not Cocaine/Heroin

DATE: 5/29/2009

DEFENDANT: Travis Joseph Ramsbacher

DOB: 8/25/1980

CITY/RESIDENCE: Eagan, MN

AGENCY: St. Paul Police Department

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

Amount Marijuana

DATE: 5/26/2009

DEFENDANT: Phillip James Westvik

DOB: 3/15/1976

CITY/RESIDENCE: Hastings, MN

AGENCY: St. Paul Police Dept. - Eastern Dist.

CHARGE: I: Drugs - 2nd Degree - Possess 6 Grams or More

Cocaine/Heroin/Meth

DATE: 5/27/2009

DEFENDANT: Margaret May Rock

DOB: 9/17/1986

CITY/RESIDENCE: Minneapolis, MN

AGENCY: Minnesota State Patrol Dist. 2400-East Metro

CHARGE: I: Drugs - 3rd Degree - Possess 50 or More Dosages Narcotic

Mixture; II: Drugs - 5th Degree - Possess Schedule 1,2,3,4 - Not Small

Amount Marijuana

DATE: 5/21/2009

DEFENDANT: Michael Paul Polzin

DOB: 11/11/1985

CITY/RESIDENCE: Stillwater, MN

AGENCY: Oak Park Heights Police Department

CHARGE: I: Fleeing a Peace Officer in a Motor Vehicle

DATE: 5/22/2009

DEFENDANT: Brian Kent Nelson

DOB: 9/8/1964

CITY/RESIDENCE: Cottage Grove, MN

AGENCY: Cottage Grove Police Department

CHARGE: I: Criminal Sexual Conduct-1st Degree-Penet or Contact Under

13-Victim Under 16-Signif Relationship

DATE: 5/22/2009

DEFENDANT: Brian Kent Nelson

DOB: 9/8/1964

CITY/RESIDENCE: Cottage Grove, MN

AGENCY: Cottage Grove Police Department

CHARGE: I: Criminal Sex Cond-5th Degree-Nonconsensual Sexual Contact

DATE: 5/27/2009

DEFENDANT: Tonya Genevieve Schwinn

DOB: 11/23/1977

CITY/RESIDENCE: St. Paul, MN

AGENCY: Forest Lake Police Department

CHARGE: I: Drugs - 5th Degree - Procure/Possess/Control by False

Title/Representation as Authorized Person

DATE: 5/27/2009

DEFENDANT: Luis Alfredo Benejam

DOB: 1/5/1966

CITY/RESIDENCE: Cottage Grove, MN

AGENCY: Cottage Grove Police Department

CHARGE: I: Domestic Assault-Felony; II: Domestic Assault-Felony; III:

Emergency Telephone Calls/CommunicInterfere with 911 Call

DATE: 5/28/2009

DEFENDANT: Michael Allen Schnobrich

DOB: 9/14/1990

CITY/RESIDENCE: Mounds View, MN

AGENCY: Washington County Sheriff's Office

CHARGE: I: Aiding and Abetting Riot-2nd Degree-Armed w/Dangerous WeaponI:

Aiding and Abetting Riot-2nd Degree-Armed w/Dangerous Weapon; II: Aiding

and Abetting Dangerous Weapon-Discharge Firearm-Municipality; II: Aiding

and Abetting Dangerous Weapon-Discharge Firearm-Municipality

DATE: 5/28/2009

DEFENDANT: Jonathan Jay Hinnenkamp

DOB: 2/2/1989

CITY/RESIDENCE: Mounds View, MN

AGENCY: Washington County Sheriff's Office

CHARGE: I: Aiding and Abetting Assault-2nd Degree-Dangerous WeaponI:

Aiding and Abetting Riot-2nd Degree-Armed w/Dangerous Weapon; II: Aiding

and Abetting Riot-2nd Degree-Armed w/Dangerous Weapon; II: Aiding and

Abetting Dangerous Weapon-Discharge Firearm-Municipality; III: Aiding and

Abetting Dangerous Weapon-Discharge Firearm-Municipality

DATE: 5/28/2009

DEFENDANT: Demetreus Anthony McGinnis

DOB: 3/4/1991

CITY/RESIDENCE: Maplewood, MN

AGENCY: Washington County Sheriff's Office

CHARGE: I: Attempted Aggravated Robbery-1st Degree; II: Aiding and

Abetting, Attempted Aggravated Robbery-1st Degree

DATE: 5/28/2009

DEFENDANT: Matthew Robert Podvin

DOB: 4/7/1988

CITY/RESIDENCE: Blaine, MN

AGENCY: Washington County Sheriff's Office

CHARGE: I: Aiding and Abetting Assault-2nd Degree-Dangerous WeaponI:

Aiding and Abetting Riot-2nd Degree-Armed w/Dangerous Weapon; II: Aiding

and Abetting Riot-2nd Degree-Armed w/Dangerous Weapon; II: Aiding and

Abetting Dangerous Weapon-Discharge Firearm-Municipality; III: Aiding and

Abetting Dangerous Weapon-Discharge Firearm-Municipality

DATE: 5/29/2009

DEFENDANT: Valeriy M Yevdokimov

DOB: 5/2/1988

CITY/RESIDENCE: St Francis, MN

AGENCY: Stillwater Police Department

CHARGE: I: Aiding and Abetting Burglary-3rd Deg-Steal/Commit Felony or

Gross Misd; II: Theft-Take/Use/Transfer Movable Prop-No Consent

DATE: 5/29/2009

DEFENDANT: David James Zhakevich

DOB: 12/29/1989

CITY/RESIDENCE: Anoka, MN

AGENCY: Stillwater Police Department

CHARGE: I: Aiding and Abetting Burglary-3rd Deg-Steal/Commit Felony or

Gross Misd; II: Theft-Take/Use/Transfer Movable Prop-No Consent

DATE: 5/29/2009

DEFENDANT: Brandon Alan Bellamy

DOB: 1/30/1980

CITY/RESIDENCE: Blaine, MN

AGENCY: Washington County Sheriff's Office

CHARGE: I: Aiding and Abetting Riot-2nd Degree-Armed w/Dangerous Weapon;

II: Aiding and Abetting Dangerous Weapon-Discharge Firearm-Municipality

DATE: 5/29/2009

DEFENDANT: Melina Marie Podvin

DOB: 8/17/1989

CITY/RESIDENCE: Moundsview, MN

AGENCY: Washington County Sheriff's Office

CHARGE: I: Aiding and Abetting Riot-2nd Degree-Armed w/Dangerous Weapon;

II: Aiding and Abetting Dangerous Weapon-Discharge Firearm-Municipality

SENTENCING FOR THE WEEK OF 5/25/2009

DATE: 5/22/2009

DEFENDANT: Aurelio Raul Cortes, IV

DOB: 4/30/1987

CITY/RESIDENCE:

AGENCY: St. Paul Park Police Department

CONVICTION: Criminal Damage to Property-1st Degree

SENTENCE: Probation for 5 years on the following conditions: 1)

serve 30 days in jail with credit for 2 days served, to be served on

in-custody Sentence to Service if qualified/criteria waived; 2) pay $50

fine plus surcharges; 3) restitution ordered; 4) abstain from the use of

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

testing at own expense; 5) seek and maintain gainful employment or

schooling and provide verification; 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: 5/26/2009

DEFENDANT: Brian Francis Anderson

DOB: 2/18/1981

CITY/RESIDENCE: New Richmond, WI

AGENCY: Stillwater Police Department

CONVICTION: Felony 5th Degree Assault

SENTENCE: The court committed the defendant to the Commissioner of

Corrections for a period of 24 months and stayed the execution of sentence

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

conditions: 1) Serve no additional jail at this time with credit to be

verified. 2) Pay a fine of $50 plus surcharges on a schedule to be

established by court administration. 3) Pay restitution of $776.01 to

victim on a schedule to be established by court administration. The court

allowed 1 days wages for the victim's wife. 4) Successfully complete anger

management and anger management evaluation and follow any recommendations.

5) Obtain a

psychological evaluation and follow all recommendations. 6) Abstain from

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

random urinalysis or breathalyzers at his own expense. 7) Have no same or

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

conditions of probation. 8) Cooperate with the transfer of his supervision

to his county of

residence and participate in the intensive supervision program if

defendant is a Washington County resident.

DATE: 5/27/2009

DEFENDANT: Lee Rockne Kennedy

DOB: 8/20/1979

CITY/RESIDENCE: Oakdale, MN

AGENCY: Woodbury Police Department

CONVICTION: First Degree DWI

SENTENCE: The defendant was committed to the Commissioner of

Corrections for 48 months. He is to receive credit for time served and

this sentence is concurrent to the 42 month stayed sentence out of Ramsey

County. He is also on a 5 year conditional release and he is to pay a $50

fine plus surcharge.

DATE: 5/22/2009

DEFENDANT: Jeffrey George Hanson

DOB: 6/3/1972

CITY/RESIDENCE: ST PAUL, MN

AGENCY: Forest Lake Police Department

CONVICTION: Check Forgery

SENTENCE: Committed to Commissioner of Corrections for 19 months,

concurrent to any other sentences, restitution ordered, $50 fine plus

surcharges.

DATE: 5/21/2009

DEFENDANT: John Edward Ammerman

DOB: 3/23/1990

CITY/RESIDENCE: BAYTOWN TWP, MN

AGENCY: Stillwater Police Department

CONVICTION: First Degree Criminal Damage to Property; Fleeing a Peace

Office

SENTENCE: First Degree Criminal Damage to Property: The Court

stayed the imposition of sentence, placed defendant on probation for a

period not to exceed five years on the following conditions: That the

defendant serve 45 days in the Washington County jail on any alternative;

the defendant pay fine of $50 plus surcharge; that the defendant pay

restitution in the amount of $10,985.13; complete a psychological

evaluation, follow recommendations, be law abiding, and provide a sample

pursuant to 609.117. Fleeing a Peace Officer in a Motor Vehicle: The

Court sentenced the defendant to a $3,000 fine and 365 days in the

Washington County jail with $2,950 and 320 days suspended for 2 years on

the same conditions.

DATE: 5/27/2009

DEFENDANT: Khang Vang

DOB: 8/15/1962

CITY/RESIDENCE:

AGENCY: Woodbury Police Department

CONVICTION: Terroristic Threats

SENTENCE: Imposition of sentence was stayed and the defendant was

placed on probation for five years with the following conditions: 1) 125

days jail to be done on in-custody Sentence to Service or straight time;

2) $50 fine plus surcharge; 3) restitution was ordered; 4) no direct or

in-direct contact with the victim, the victim's residence or the victim's

family members; 5) complete an evaluation for cognitive skills and follow

the recommendations; 6) complete a domestic abuse evaluation and follow

the recommendations; 7) no same or similar

offenses, remain law abiding; 8) cooperate with the transfer of probation

to county of residence; 9) cooperate with standard conditions of

probation; 10) provide a DNA sample.

DATE: 5/27/2009

DEFENDANT: Nathan Robert Jorgenson

DOB: 5/4/1989

CITY/RESIDENCE: STILLWATER, MN

AGENCY: Stillwater Police Department

CONVICTION: Controlled Substance Crime in the Fifth Degree

SENTENCE: Imposition of sentence was stayed and the defendant was

placed on probation for five years with the following conditions: 1) 15

days jail with credit for 2 days, can be done on out-of-custody Sentence

to Service; 2) $500 fine plus surcharge; 3) abstain from the use of

chemicals, including alcohol, submit to random testing; 4) follow

recommendations of chemical dependency evaluation from Human Services,

Inc.; 5) seek and maintain gainful employment or full time school and

provide verification; 6) no same or similar offenses, remain law abiding;

7) provide DNA sample.

DATE: 5/21/2009

DEFENDANT: Michael William Steinhauer

DOB: 4/27/1977

CITY/RESIDENCE: Cottage Grove, MN

AGENCY: Cottage Grove Police Department

CONVICTION: Felony - Stolen Checks

SENTENCE: The defendant was sentenced under a stay of imposition of

sentence and placed on probation for 5 years, subject to the following

conditions: 23 days to serve in the Washington County Jail, credit for 7

days served, serve as work release, in-custody or out-of-custody Sentence

to Serve; pay a fine of $50 plus surcharges; chemical dependency

evaluation; complete treatment, aftercare; random testing; cognitive skill

training; DNA sample; no drug-related, alcohol, same or similar

violations; maintain employment; complete RUDI Program (Resources for the

Unemployed and Determined Individual); provide a biological specimen for

DNA analysis; ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $321.22 to In

Concert and $863.28 to Red Rock Saloon; ordered to have no contact with

the victims.

DATE: 5/21/2009

DEFENDANT: Petrina Lynn Watson

DOB: 6/24/1965

CITY/RESIDENCE: St. Paul, MN

AGENCY: Woodbury Police Department

CONVICTION: Receiving Stolen Property

SENTENCE: The defendant was committed to the Commissioner of

Corrections for a period of 24 months. 24 months execution ordered

forthwith sentence to run concurrent with what she is currently serving.

DATE: 5/29/2009

DEFENDANT: Jose Manuel Salazar

DOB: 4/26/1975

CITY/RESIDENCE: COTTAGE GROVE, MN

AGENCY: Cottage Grove Police Department

CONVICTION: Drugs - First Degree

SENTENCE: 86 months, stay of execution, 30 years probation on the

following: 1) Defendant to serve 180 days, credit 1 day, balance on work

release, in-custody Sentence to Service or straight. 2) $1,000 fine plus

surcharges; 3) Complete chemical dependency evaluation and follow

recommendations; 4) Abstain including alcohol and submit to random

testing; 5) Defendant to maintain employment and provide proof to

probation; 6) Pursuant to 609.117, defendant to provide a biological

specimen for DNA analysis; and 7) No same or

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

probation.

DATE: 4/27/2009

DEFENDANT: Chong Chueneng Moua

DOB: 5/2/1968

CITY/RESIDENCE: Oakdale, MN

AGENCY: Oakdale Police Department

CONVICTION: Domestic Assault

SENTENCE: $1,000 and 90 days with $950 and 80 days stayed for 2

years, 2 years probation, no same or similar, complete an anger management

or domestic assault assessment, no contact order vacated.

DATE: 5/21/2009

DEFENDANT: Michael William Steinhauer

DOB: 4/27/1977

CITY/RESIDENCE: Cottage Grove, MN

AGENCY: Washington County Sheriff's Office

CONVICTION: Drugs in the 5th Degree

SENTENCE: The defendant was sentenced under a stay of imposition of

sentence and placed on probation for 5 years, subject to the following

conditions: 23 days to serve in the Washington County Jail, credit for 7

days served, serve as work release, in-custody or out-of-custody Sentence

to Serve; pay a fine of $50 plus surcharges; chemical dependency

evaluation; complete treatment, aftercare; random testing; cognitive skill

training; DNA sample; no drug-related, alcohol, same or similar

violations; maintain employment; complete RUDI Program (Resources for the

Unemployed and Determined Individual); provide a biological

specimen for DNA analysis.

DATE: 5/26/2009

DEFENDANT: Curtis Alan McElderry

DOB: 3/17/1959

CITY/RESIDENCE:

AGENCY: Oakdale Police Department

CONVICTION: Theft

SENTENCE: The defendant was committed to the Commissioner of

Corrections for 19 months and ordered to pay restitution to Target in the

amount of $1,199.96, pay a $50 file and provide a DNA sample.

DATE: 5/26/2009

DEFENDANT: Anthony Jay Plumley

DOB: 4/29/1977

CITY/RESIDENCE: Oakdale, MN

AGENCY: Woodbury Police Department

CONVICTION: Drugs - Fifth Degree; Gross Misdemeanor DWI

SENTENCE: On the charge of Drugs - Fifth Degree - stay of

adjudication, 5 years probation on the following: 1) Defendant be

ordered to serve 4 days in the Washington County Jail with credit for 4

days served; 2) Pay a fine in the amount of $50 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, unless the supervising

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

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

probation. On the charge of Gross Misdemeanor DWI - $3,000 and 365 days

with $2,700 and 335 days suspended for three years probation with the

following conditions: 1) Defendant be placed on probation to and under

the supervision of Washington County Community Corrections for a period

not to exceed three years; 2) Serve 30 days in the Washington County

Jail with credit for 4 days served. Time to be served under any

alternative, if qualified/criteria waived, balance to include Electronic

Home Monitoring, Sentence to Service or work release; 3) Pay a fine in

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

Administration; 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 a MADD Victim Impact

Panel within 90 days, unless the supervising probation officer deems it

unnecessary; 6) Have no same or similar offenses, be law abiding and

cooperate with all the standard conditions of probation.

DATE: 5/21/2009

DEFENDANT: Jeremy Eugean Johnson

DOB: 3/21/1987

CITY/RESIDENCE: St. Paul, MN

AGENCY: Oakdale Police Department

CONVICTION: Damage to Property; Theft

SENTENCE: Damage to Property to be sentenced as a Gross Misdemeanor.

Defendant was given 1 year and $3000 fine concurrent on both files. 275

days and $2750 of fine suspended for 1 year on the condition that he be

law abiding and pay the fine and surcharges

DATE: 5/27/2009

DEFENDANT: Nicholas Paul Rosen

DOB: 10/9/1989

CITY/RESIDENCE: Rochester, MN

AGENCY: Cottage Grove Police Department

CONVICTION: Deprive Parental Rights

SENTENCE: Imposition of sentence was stayed and the defendant was

placed on probation for two years with the following conditions: 1) 74

days jail with credit for 74 days served; 2) $50 fine plus surcharge; 3)

no direct or in-direct contact with victim; 4) follow recommendations from

psychological evaluation including taking prescribed medications at the

direction of a mental health professional;

5) complete chemical dependency evaluation and follow recommendations

including aftercare plans; 6) no use of mood-altering chemicals, including

alcohol, and submit to random testing; 7) complete the RUDI Program

(Resources for the Unemployed

and Determined Individual); 8) seek and maintain gainful employment,

provide verification; 9) no same or similar offenses, remain law abiding;

10) provide DNA sample.

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