Dec. 4

  • Nykolas A. Nykanen, 26, no city listed, fugitive, extradition waived.



Jan. 2

  • Charles L. Austin, 38, Duluth, driving 101 mph in a 55 mph zone, fined $150.

  • Sarah M. Benvie, 40, Duluth, obstructing legal process, fined $50.

  • Jessie Buchanan Jr., 50, Duluth, theft by shoplifting, fined $50 and two days in local confinement.

  • Brock R. Carlson, 24, Hermantown, operating a motor vehicle with a prohibited-blood alcohol content, fined $1,000, 60 days in local confinement and one year of probation with conditions.

  • Rumeal L. Carlton, 29, Duluth, driving after revocation, fined $500 and 60 days in local confinement or NERCC, $250 and time stayed on one year of probation.

  • Leland C. Cone, 46, Duluth, theft of motor fuel from retailer, $41 restitution, adjudication stayed for one year.

  • Christopher L. Deschampe, 39, Duluth, threats of violence, fined $1,000, five days in local confinement and 18 months in prison, $900 and prison time stayed on three years of probation with conditions; violation of an order for protection, fined $1,000 and one year in local confinement or NERCC, $900 and 363 days stayed on two years of probation with conditions.

  • Julie A. Dickson-Lee, 55, Proctor, operating a motor-vehicle with a prohibited blood-alcohol content, fined $1,000, 60 days in local confinement and one year of probation with conditions.

  • Austin B. Gross, 21, Duluth, theft, adjudication stayed on three years of probation with conditions.

  • James H. Hinnenkamp, 64, Duluth, operating a motor-vehicle with a prohibited blood-alcohol content, fined $1,000, 60 days in local confinement and one year of probation with conditions.

  • Timothy K. E. Jennings, 33, Duluth, disorderly conduct, adjudication stayed for one year; obstructing legal process, statutory stay of adjudication for one year.

  • Marcus L. Johnson, 26, city not listed, fugitive, extradition waived.

  • Sierra M. Kniep, 29, Proctor, disorderly conduct and obstructing legal process, continued for dismissal on one year of probation per each count concurrent.

  • Ashley A. Lehman, 20, Superior, drinking and driving — underage and driving after suspension, continued for dismissal on one year of probation per each count.

  • Samantha J. Linder, 23, Two Harbors, misdemeanor theft violations, continued for dismissal for one year with conditions.

  • Nicole K. Meyers, 24, Deer River, contempt of court, fined $500 and 60 days in local confinement or female offender program, $400 and time stayed on one year of probation.

  • Joseph L. Morrow, 28, Saginaw, possession of a controlled substance, 19 months in prison, time stayed on three years of probation with conditions.

  • Teresa K. Nicolls, 50, no city listed, fugitive, extradition waived.

  • Charlene E. Risingsun, 42, Duluth, assault on a peace officer, one year in local confinement, 293 days stayed on two years of probation with conditions; assault - throw/transfer bodily fluid or feces on transit operator, fined $50 and one year in local confinement, 293 days stayed on two years of probation with conditions - concurrent; assault, 90 days in local confinement or female offender program.

  • Austin J. Sersich, 28, Duluth, driving after revocation, fined $200.

  • Justin R. V. Tesser, 32, Duluth, driving after suspension, continued for dismissal for one year.

  • Marcus W. Thibault, 20, threats of violence, fined $50 and 27 months in prison; threats of violence, 30 months in prison - concurrent.

  • Vincent G. White, 50, Duluth, theft by shoplifting, fined $1,000 and 90 days in local confinement, $900 and time stayed on one year of probation.

  • Leona K. M. Yellowhammer, 21, Duluth, assault, continued for dismissal for one year with conditions.



Jan. 3

  • Stephanie L. Anderson, 29, Duluth, driving after suspension, fined $200; wireless communications device violation, fined $50.

  • Randy S. Avery, 49, Duluth, interfering with an emergency call, fined $50 and 180 days in local confinement, 177 days stayed on two years of probation with conditions.

  • Kenneth D. Johnson, 33, Duluth, possession of a pistol without a permit and possess ammo/any firearm - domestic assault, fined $50 and one year in local confinement, 349 days stayed on two years of probation with conditions - per each count concurrent.

  • Cyle R. Jones, 20, no city listed, fugitive, extradition waived.

  • Troy A. Katzmark, 41, no city listed, fugitive, extradition waived.

  • Nathan D. Melander, 37, Superior, driving after suspension, fined $200.

  • Michael J. Sykes, 45, Duluth, domestic assault, fined $50 and 90 days in local confinement, 73 days stayed on one year of probation with conditions.



Jan. 6

  • Dale F. Barber, 49, Duluth, driving after suspension, fined $200.

  • Timothy N. Dilley, 34, Duluth, first count of violation of an order for protection, 71 days in local confinement, stay of adjudication on two years of probation with conditions; second count of violation of an order for protection, fined $50 and 61 days in local confinement, stay of adjudication on two years of probation with conditions - concurrent; giving false identification to peace officer, 13 days in local confinement.

  • Jonathan F. Gaitan, 35, Duluth, possession of a controlled substance, 365 days in local confinement or NERCC, 361 days stayed on two years of probation with conditions.

  • Joseph A. Smith, 36, Duluth, possession of a controlled substance, one month and one day in prison and three days in local confinement, prison time stayed on two years of probation with conditions.

  • Wesley D. Stanek, 54, Duluth, disorderly conduct, fined $100.

  • Albert Watson Jr., 47, Duluth, domestic assault, fined $50 and 21 months in prison.



Jan. 7

  • Kevin D. Buck, 60, Duluth, displaying tabs of another vehicle, fined $300.

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

  • Brittany K. Frye, 30, Minneapolis, marijuana in vehicle, fined $50.

  • Riley T. Gibson-Bunnell, 24, Lake Nebagamon, disorderly conduct - brawling or fighting, fined $50 and 10 days in local confinement.

  • Ronnie R. Henry Sr., 37, Duluth, two counts of driving after revocation, fined $200 - per each count.

  • Samantha R. Jackson, 27, Duluth, driving after revocation, fined $200.

  • Bryan M. Koecher, 33, Duluth, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicating substance, fined $2,000 and 180 days in local confinement or NERCC, $1,000 and time stayed on two years of probation with conditions.

  • Robert E. Porter Jr., 41, Duluth, petty-misdemeanor theft offenses, fined $100.

  • Jarrett M. Robinson, 33, Duluth, assault, stay of adjudication on three years of probation with conditions.

  • Tristan J. St. Clair, 19, Duluth, disorderly conduct - brawling or fighting, stay of adjudication on one year of probation with conditions; obstructing legal process, fined $50, stay of adjudication on one year of probation with conditions - concurrent.

  • Andrew T. Swenson, 37, Cloquet, driving while impaired, fined $2,000 and 180 days in local confinement or NERCC, $1,000 and time stayed on two years of probation with conditions.

  • Matthew J. Thornton, 25, Crystal, Minn., marijuana in vehicle and possession of drug paraphernalia, fined $50 - per each count.



Jan. 8

  • Justin M. Anderson, 24, Ely, misdemeanor theft, fined $500, stay of adjudication for one year with conditions.

  • Christopher A. Barrieau, 32, Duluth, disturbance - disorderly conduct, stay of adjudication for one year.

  • Scotty P. Blotti, 35, Duluth, chemical test refusal, fined $1,000 and one year in local confinement or NERCC, 327 days stayed on two years of probation with conditions.

  • Robert J. Brantley, 42, Duluth, driving after revocation, continued for dismissal on six months of probation.

  • Jennifer A. Chatterson, 38, Duluth, disorderly conduct - brawling or fighting, fined $50 and 30 days in local confinement, time stayed on one year of probation.

  • Tim D. Chevelle, 29, Duluth, disorderly conduct - offensive/abusive/noisy/obscene, continued for dismissal for one year.

  • Merlin A. Deegan Jr., 31, Duluth, theft by shoplifting, fined $115.

  • Brian S. Dominguez, 27, Superior, driving after revocation, fined $200.

  • Christopher T. Doughty, 22, White Bear Lake, Minn., inattentive driving, fined $40.

  • Jennifer R. Eckart, 47, Duluth, theft by shoplifting, fined $50 and 30 days in local confinement, time stayed on one year of probation.

  • Tyrone M. Feran, 24, Superior, domestic assault, continued for dismissal for one year.

  • Larissa A. Greensky, 29, Cloquet, driving while impaired - under the influence of alcohol, fined $1,000 and 90 days in local confinement, 89 days stayed on one year of probation with conditions.

  • Jane D. Hoffman, 59, Duluth, hands-free law violation, continued for dismissal for one year.

  • Joost Kap, 43, Duluth, operating a motor vehicle with a prohibited blood-alcohol content, stay of adjudication for one year with conditions; careless driving, fined $1,000 and 90 days in local confinement, time stayed on one year of probation with conditions - concurrent.

  • Dylan M. Laine, 19, Duluth, domestic abuse - violation of a no contact order, fined $50, stay of adjudication for one year.

  • Laveena M. Martinson, 19, Duluth, disorderly conduct - brawling or fighting, continued for dismissal for one year.

  • Sharon L. Mathison, 60, Duluth, driving after revocation, stay of adjudication on one year of probation.

  • Eric K. Nyame, 51, Crystal, Minn., driving while impaired - operating a motor vehicle with a prohibited blood-alcohol content, fined $1,000 and 90 days in local confinement, time stayed on one year of probation with conditions.

  • Martin A. Osberg II, 34, Duluth, driving after cancellation - inimical danger to public safety, fined $50 and 120 days in local confinement, time stayed on one year of probation.

  • Robert V. Przybyl, 50, Duluth, domestic abuse - violation of a no contact order, stay of adjudication for one year.

  • Danon J. Reives, 40, Duluth, misdemeanor theft, stay of adjudication for one year.

  • Brianna L. Schroder, 23, Duluth, assault, stay of adjudication for one year.

  • Daniel P. St. Arnold, 54, Duluth, possession of stolen property, fined $150 and 30 days in local confinement, time stayed for one year.



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