District Court

St. Louis County



Aug. 8

  • Lyndsey L. Bender, 22, Duluth, two counts of driving after revocation, fined $200 per each count.

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Nov. 6

  • Mary E. Zakovich, 52, Duluth, careless driving, fined $1,000 and 90 days in local confinement, $500 and time stayed on one year of probation with conditions.



Nov. 13

  • Joseph L. Morrow, 28, Duluth, fleeing from a police officer, fined $100 and 45 days in local confinement or NERCC.

  • Justin M. Olenski, 30, Duluth, possession of a controlled substance, 35 days in local confinement, statutory stay of adjudication on two years of probation with conditions.

  • Curtis L. Thompson, 39, Cloquet, possession or sale of stolen or counterfeit check, fined $50, $600 restitution and one year in local confinement, 331 days stayed on one year of probation with conditions; first count of receiving stolen property, 90 days in local confinement, 56 days stayed on one year of probation with conditions - concurrent; second count of receiving stolen property, fined $50 and 17 months in prison, time stayed on two years of probation with conditions - concurrent; financial transaction card fraud, fined $50 and 17 months in prison, time stayed on two years of probation with conditions - concurrent.



Nov. 14

  • Carlos G. Andujar, 32, Superior, theft by shoplifting, continued for dismissal for one year with conditions.

  • John A. Browdy, 40, Duluth, theft by shoplifting, continued for dismissal for 12 months.

  • Tavaris D. Cobbins, 29, Chicago, controlled substance crime (offense date 7/17/16), 75 months in prison, time stayed.

  • Ethan C. Hendrickson, 19, Duluth, careless driving, fined $1,000 and 90 days in local confinement, 89 days stayed on one year of probation with conditions.

  • William B. Koetters, 20, Duluth, disturbing the neighborhood, stay of adjudication for 12 months.

  • Daniel J. Kriesel, 46, Duluth, assault, 158 months in prison.

  • Roxane R. Lein, 33, Duluth, theft by shoplifting, stay of adjudication for one year.

  • Diane L. Maeberry, 57, Duluth, misdemeanor theft violations, stay of adjudication for one year.

  • James M. Matson, 48, Eveleth, domestic assault - violation of an order for protection and domestic abuse - violation of no-contact order, continued for dismissal for one year - per each count.

  • Richard A. Merrill, 49, Duluth, theft by shoplifting, $10 restitution, stay of adjudication for one year with conditions.

  • Thomas D. Moynan, 52, Cloquet, driving after suspension, fined $200.

  • Alex V. Palmgren, 27, Duluth, park/obstruct physically disable parking space and three counts of driving after revocation, fined $200 per each count.

  • Brian J. Peterson, 26, Proctor, collision with unattended vehicle, stay of adjudication for one year.

  • Larry R. Peterson, 62, Duluth, disorderly conduct - offensive/abusive/noisy/obscene, continued for dismissal for one year.

  • Farrah J. Pierre, 31, Askov, driving while under the influence of alcohol, fined $1,000 and 60 days in local confinement or female offender program, 58 days stayed on one year of probation with conditions.

  • Jose A. Rivera, 38, Chicago, careless driving, fined $1,000 and 90 days in local confinement, time stayed on one year of probation.

  • Jesse M. Roberts, 37, Superior, theft by shoplifting, continued for dismissal for one year with conditions.

  • Quedia C. Robertson, 20, Duluth, theft by shoplifting, stay of adjudication for one year.

  • Carey C. Sikes, 41, Cotton, domestic assault, stay of adjudication for one year.

  • Andrea J. Springer, 32, Superior, possession of a controlled substance, 365 days in local confinement.

  • Spencer K. Stroschein, 21, Alborn, possession of drug paraphernalia, fined $50.

  • Adam J. Warner, 29, Rice Lake, operating a motor vehicle with a prohibited blood-alcohol content, fined $1,000 and 60 days in local confinement, time stayed on one year of probation with conditions.



Nov. 15

  • Lindsay J. Anderson, 37, Britt, misdemeanor theft violations, fined $400 and $40 restitution, $300 stayed.

  • Michael A. Bray, 28, Duluth, fugitive, extradition waived.

  • Isaac A. Curtis, 29, Duluth, possession of a controlled substance, 25 months in prison.

  • Verleen P. Fulton, 52, Duluth, disturbing the neighborhood, fined $100.

  • Miranda R. Galliford, 29, Superior, fugitive, extradition waived.

  • Bobby H. Hall, 41, Duluth, theft by shoplifting, one day in local confinement.

  • Catherine C. Hinze, 74, Siren, Wis., inattentive driving, fined $50.

  • Harold L. Jackson, 28, Duluth, first count of chemical test refusal, fined $50 and 60 months in prison; second count of chemical test refusal, fined $50 and 66 months in prison - concurrent; possession of heroin, fined $50 and 95 months in prison - concurrent.

  • Mason B. Johnson, 45, Superior, driving after suspension (offense date 6/8/14), fined $200.

  • Christina G. Jong Pao, 19, Duluth, wireless communications device violation, fined $50.

  • Deiondray A. Lovelady, 44, Duluth, possession of a controlled substance, three days in local confinement, statutory stay of adjudication on three years of probation with conditions; child endangerment/firearm, fined $50 and one year in local confinement or NERCC, time stayed on two years of probation with conditions - concurrent.

  • Chazmun S. McBeath, 24, Duluth, interfering with an emergency call, fined $50 and 365 days in local confinement, 293 days stayed on two years of probation with conditions; threats of violence, fined $50 and 28 months in prison, time stayed on three years of probation with conditions; violation of domestic abuse no-contact order, fined $50 and 365 days in local confinement, fined $50 and 365 days in local confinement, 296 days stayed on two years of probation - concurrent with first count.

  • Brian M. O’Brien, 50, Duluth, domestic assault, fined $50 and eight days in local confinement, stay of adjudication on one year of probation with conditions; disorderly conduct - offensive/abusive/boisterous/noisy/obscene, fined $50 and 90 days in local confinement or NERCC, 82 days stayed on one year of probation with conditions.

  • David J. Rock, 53, Duluth, chemical test refusal, fined $2,000 and 365 days in local confinement, 362 days stayed on two years of probation with conditions.

  • Timothy A. Spawn, 59, Duluth, inattentive driving, fined $50.



Nov. 18

  • Juron Carter, 27, Duluth, aiding and abetting - sale of a controlled substance, fined $50 and 56 in months in prison.

  • Kenneth K. Clark, 66, Duluth, first count of criminal sexual conduct (offense date 11/13/12), fined $50 and 144 months in prison; second count of criminal sexual conduct (offense date 11/13/12), no sentence pronounced.

  • Maurice V. Crawford, 18, Cloquet, receiving stolen property, fined $50 and one year ion local confinement, 361 days stayed on two years of probation with conditions.

  • Bruce P. Eisenach, 72, Duluth, assault on a peace officer, fined $50 and 180 days in local confinement, 172 days stayed on two years of probation with conditions.

  • Shauna L. Erickson, 30, Fridley, Minn., marijuana in vehicle, stay of adjudication for one year.

  • Tyler L. Hautajarvi, 24, Duluth, driving after suspension, fined $200.

  • Jacob Y. Her, 22, Duluth, social host violation, fined $300; disturbing the neighborhood, fined $100.

  • Krystal M. Howes, 32, Duluth, driving while impaired - under the influence of alcohol, fined $2,000 and one year in local confinement or female offender program, $1,000 and time stayed on two years of probation with conditions.

  • Kevin C. Hren, 58, Duluth, disorderly conduct - offensive/abusive/noisy/obscene, 30 days in local confinement, 26 days stayed on one year of probation.

  • Nathan G. Keuten, 29, Superior, disorderly conduct - offensive/abusive/noisy/obscene, fined $50 and four days in local confinement.

  • Troy A. Lepisto, 35, Duluth, driving while impaired - operating a motor vehicle with a prohibited blood-alcohol content, fined $2,000 and one year in local confinement, $1,000 and 361 days stayed on two years of probation with conditions.

  • Peter J. Mack, 39, Minneapolis, driving while impaired - operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol (offense date 7/1/16), fined $750 and 90 days in local confinement or NERCC, time stayed on one year of probation with conditions.

  • Matthew A. Mehling, 43, Duluth, fleeing in a motor vehicle from a peace officer, fined $50 and 22 months in prison.

  • Jesse B. Moody, 23, Duluth, fleeing from a police officer, fined $50 and four days in local confinement.

  • Chris A. Mrozinski, 48, Duluth, threats of violence, one year in local confinement, 355 days stayed on one year of probation with conditions; three counts of threats of violence, no sentence pronounced.

  • James E. Nordstrom, 47, Duluth, financial transaction card fraud and assault on a peace officer, fined $50, five days in local confinement and one year and one day in prison, prison time stayed on three years of probation with conditions - per each count concurrent; damage to property, fined $50, $1,434 restitution, five days in local confinement and 13 months in prison, prison time stayed on three years of probation with conditions - concurrent.

  • Jason A. Nowling, 23, Brook Park, Minn., hands-free law violation, fined $50.

  • Zachary I. Oruruo, 23, Madison, Wis., driving while impaired - under the influence of alcohol, fined $1,000 and 90 days in local confinement, $500 and time stayed on one year of probation with conditions.

  • Sherron A. Payne, 25, Chicago, utter or possess counterfeit currency, fined $50 and one year and one day in prison, time stayed on two years of probation.

  • James L. Pearson, 33, Saginaw, driving while impaired, fined $2,000 and one year in local confinement, $1,000 and 364 days stayed on two years of probation with conditions.

  • Alexzander J. Peterson, 23, Edinburg, N.D., driving while impaired - operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, fined $2,000 and one year in local confinement or NERCC, $1,000 and 360 days stayed on two years of probation with conditions.

  • Michael R. Poukka, 33, Duluth, solicit child or believe to be a child through electronic communication to engage in sexual conduct, fined $50, one year in local confinement or NERCC and 30 months in prison, prison time stayed on five years of probation with conditions; distribute via electronic communication material that relates/describes sexual conduct to a child, fined $50, one year in local confinement or NERCC and 36 months in prison, prison time stayed on five years of probation with conditions; four counts of distribute via electronic communication material that relates/describes sexual conduct to a child, no sentence pronounced.

  • Kley R. Reich, 18, Maplewood, Wis., possession of drug paraphernalia, fined $50.

  • Juan L. Rivera-Reyes, 21, Duluth, social host violation, fined $300; disturbing the neighborhood, fined $100.

  • Lori K. Ryan, 42, Duluth, domestic assault, continued for dismissal for one year.

  • Jarod J. Schiebout, 23, Minneapolis, damage to property, fined $50, $1,545 restitution and three days in local confinement or NERCC, stay of adjudication on two years of probation.

  • Theresa D. Shinall, 37, Chicago, reckless driving, fined $1,000, $250 stayed on one year of probation.

  • James S. Smith, 57, Duluth, operating a motor vehicle with a prohibited blood-alcohol content, fined $1,000 and 90 days in local confinement or NERCC, time stayed on one year of probation with conditions.

  • Jennifer B. Tomaich, 40, Duluth, inattentive driving, fined $50.

  • Nichole J. Valla, 40, Meadowlands, assault, fined $50 and two days in local confinement or female offender program, stay of imposition on three years of probation with conditions.

  • Nathaniel S. Veit, 37, Coon Rapids, Minn., burglary, fined $50, 188 days in local confinement and 24 months in prison, prison time stayed on three years of probation with conditions; two counts of contempt of court - penalty, fined $50 and 90 days in local confinement - per each count concurrent; violation of an order for protection, fined $50 and one year in local confinement, 274 days stayed on two years of probation with conditions - concurrent; two counts of driving after revocation, fined $200 per each count.

  • Matthew T. Ware, 19, Duluth, malicious punishment of a child, fined $50, stay of adjudication on two years of probation with conditions.

  • Frank W. Zuniga, 38, Duluth, domestic assault, fined $50 and 21 months in prison, time stayed on four years of probation with conditions.



Nov. 19

  • Christopher A. Berg, 46, Duluth, two counts of driving after revocation, fined $200 per each count.

  • Lee E. Brodin, 48, Duluth, driving after revocation (offense date 4/25/15), fined $200.

  • Ashley K., Gilbert, 22, New Hope, Minn., driving while impaired - under the influence of alcohol, fined $1,000 and 60 days in local confinement or female offender program, 57 days stayed on one year of probation with conditions.

  • Howard D. Hunter, 55, Duluth, domestic assault, fined $50, 48 days in local confinement and 21 months in prison, prison time stayed on three years of probation with conditions.

  • Jacob A. Nemec, 21, Proctor, driving after revocation, fined $200.

  • Andrew J. Ohlinger, 33, Esko, theft of motor fuel from retailer (offense date 2/11/14), $11 restitution and seven days in local confinement.

  • Dallas S. Randall, 29, Duluth, contempt of court - willful disobedience to court mandate, fined $50 and 90 days in local confinement or NERCC, 85 days stayed on one year of probation with conditions.

  • Lorene G. Suonvieri, 39, Floodwood, driving while impaired, fined $1,000 and 60 days in local confinement or female offender program, $300 and time stayed on one year of probation with conditions; theft by shoplifting, fined $600 and 60 days in local confinement or female offender program, $500 and time stayed on one year of probation - concurrent.



Nov. 20

  • Suzanne L. Brittan, 50, Duluth, inattentive driving, continued for dismissal for one year.

  • Zachery L. Bulen, 27, Finland, obstructing legal process, fined $50 and 120 days in local confinement.

  • Dawn M. Delille, 42, Duluth, driver involved in collision failed to notify owner of damaged property, stay of adjudication for one year.

  • Loni L. Downs, 39, Duluth, inattentive driving, continued for dismissal for one year.

  • Kian E. Fisher, 23, Duluth, theft by shoplifting, continued for dismissal for six months.

  • Seth A. Fromberg, 32, Duluth, driving after revocation, fined $200.

  • Acuna S. Garcia, 22, Duluth, social host violation, fined $300; disturbing the neighborhood, fined $100.

  • Brian S. Johnson, 55, Duluth, two counts of driving after cancellation - inimical danger to public safety, fined $2,000 and one year in local confinement, $1,000 and time stayed on two years of probation - per each count concurrent; plates not registered to vehicle, no sentence pronounced; giving a false name or date-of-birth, fined $300 and 30 days in local confinement, time stayed on one year of probation - concurrent.

  • Robert A. Kotera, 37, Superior, driving after revocation (offense date 1/4/16), first count of driving after suspension (offense date 3/1/16) and second count of driving after suspension, fined $200 per each count consecutively.

  • Shondez L. Morris, 20, no city listed, possession or sale of a small amount of marijuana, fined $50.

  • William T. Stewart IV, 19, Duluth, possession or sale of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, continued for dismissal for one year with conditions.

  • Kathy A. Thompson, 50, Superior, driving after suspension (offense date 5/6/16), fined $200.

  • Bobbi S. Vredenburgh, 29, Virginia, chemical test refusal, fined $2,000 and 365 days in local confinement, $1,000 and 364 days stayed on two years of probation with conditions; careless driving, no sentence pronounced.

  • Nicole E. Westermann, 26, Duluth, driving while impaired - under the influence of alcohol, fined $1,000 and 90 days in local confinement, time stayed on one year of probation with conditions.

  • Lajuan D. Williams, 25, Duluth, driving after revocation, stay of adjudication for one year.

  • David J. Wohnoutka, 37, Saginaw, driving after revocation, fined $200.

  • Megan J. Yeazle, 30, Superior, traffic violation - possession of open bottle, fined $100.



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