District Court

St. Louis County

Dec. 21

  • Troy D. Otterson, 49, Bovey, possession of a controlled substance, statutory stay of adjudication, fined $50, credit for three days local confinement, 40 hours Community Work Service and pay $2,701 in restitution.
  • Xzaviean O. Young, 27, Superior, disorderly conduct, fined $50 and 30 days local confinement; shoplifting, fined $50, 30 days local confinement and pay $86 in restitution.

Dec. 22

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  • Sara L. Bienusa, 22, Alexandria, Minnesota, give false information to a peace officer, four days local confinement.
  • Travis J. Dicks, 45, Colfax, Wisconsin, exceed allowable 80000 pound gross weight violation, fined $300.
  • Eddie M. Edwards, 25, Esko, driving while intoxicated, fined $600 and 60 days local confinement, 59 days stayed on one year probation with conditions.
  • Lashel A. Flaherty-James, 27, Duluth, damage to property, fined $50 and 60 days local confinement, time stayed on one year probation.
  • Venita M. Glover, 49, Duluth, driving after cancellation, fined $200.
  • Trisha L. Merrill, 30, Superior, theft, adjudication stayed for two years, credit for five days local confinement, pay $502 in restitution.
  • Chantel R. Moose, 22, Duluth, disorderly conduct, 60 days local confinement, time stayed on one year probation.
  • Jesse W. Peterson, 39, Duluth, driving while impaired, fined $2,000 and one year local confinement, 307 days and $1,800 stayed on two years probation with conditions; reckless driving, 60 days local confinement, concurrent.
  • Jeffrey M. Quigley, 34, unknown address, fugitive, extradition waived.
  • Felix A. Rayford, 33, Togo, sale of 17 grams or more cocaine or meth within a 90-day period, fined $50 and 90 months in prison; Felon convicted crime of violence - firearm violation, fined $50 and 60 months in prison, concurrent.
  • Krzysztof J. Tatarowicz, 32, Duluth, fleeing a peace officer, theft by swindle or trick, theft and two counts shoplifting, fined $50 and 30 days local confinement per each count concurrent.
  • Matthew D. Vangorder, 36, Duluth, violation of order for protection, fined $50 and 60 days local confinement, time stayed on one year probation with conditions.

Dec. 23

  • Brooke M. Auginash, 30, Saint Paul, Minnesota, shoplifting and give false information to a peace officer, continued for dismissal for one year per each count.
  • Amanda J. Collins, 31, Hermantown, hands-free law violation, fined $50.
  • Alissa L. Finch, 27, Forbes, Minnesota, give false information to a peace officer, 15 days local confinement.
  • Blake A. Hirdler, 26, Cloquet, driving after revocation (offense dated: 11/3/18), adjudication stayed for one year.
  • Edward S. Miller, 68, Grand Rapids, exceed allowable 80000 pound gross weight violation, fined $1,000.
  • Emily A. Phinney, 26, Hermantown, inattentive driving, fined $40.
  • Daevon M. Sanders, 23, Duluth, shoplifting, continued for dismissal for one year, pay $120 in restitution.
  • Tanner J. Sobczak, 24, Proctor, failure to transfer title, fined $200.
  • Corey D. R. Taylor, 33, Bowling Green, Missouri, theft - indifferent to owner rights, fined $50 and one year local confinement.

Dec. 24

  • Dillon A. Reyna, 29, Duluth, operating a motor vehicle with a prohibited blood-alcohol content, fined $50 and one year local confinement, 361 days stayed on three years probation with conditions.
  • Jeffrey A. Walkowiak, 51, Superior, conspiracy to commit drug sale of 17 grams or more of cocaine or meth within a 90-day period, fined $50 and 73 months in prison.
  • Leona K. M. Yellowhammer, 22, Duluth, assault, adjudication stayed for one year.

Dec. 26

  • Michael E. Biskey, 25, Cloquet, driving after suspension, fined $200.
  • Jesse J. Nelson, 30, Grand Rapids, fined $500.

Dec. 27

  • Samantha J. McKinney, 29, International Falls, inattentive driving, fined $50.
  • Jordan L. Hendrickson, 16, Eveleth, driving 98 mph in a 65 mph zone, fined $150.

Dec. 28

  • Cassandra L. Bolen, 35, Duluth, driving after revocation (offense dated: 8/3/14), fined $200.
  • Ronald W. Dianoski, 37, Duluth, possession of a scheduled narcotic in a school/park/public housing zone, fined $50, 61 days local confinement and 46 months in prison, prison time stayed on five years probation with conditions; felon in possession of a firearm, fined $50, 61 days local confinement and 60 months in prison, prison time stayed on five years probation with conditions, concurrent.
  • Maria G. Grenier, 28, Superior, driving after suspension (offense dated: 1/5/13), fined $200.
  • Daniel K. Hill, 34, Esko, operating a motor vehicle with a prohibited blood-alcohol content, fined $2,000 and one year local confinement, time and $1,500 stayed on two years probation with conditions.
  • Emil Ibadov, 32, Agawan, Massachusetts, driver refuses to submit vehicle for weighing or unload excess weight, fined $500.
  • Charles A. King, 26, Silver Bay, operating a motor vehicle with a prohibited blood-alcohol content, fined $1,000 and 60 days local confinement, time and $750 stayed on one year probation with conditions.
  • Michael J. McDonald, 51, Superior, criminal vehicular operation - great bodily harm, imposition stayed on three years probation with conditions, $50 fine, pay $100 a month in restitution and 300 hours Community Work Service.
  • Robert E. Miller III, 34, Hermantown, violation of no contact order, fined $50, 9 days local confinement and 36 months in prison, prison time stayed on three years probation with conditions.
  • Rachel M. Pritchard, 27, Duluth, hands-free law violation, fined $50.
  • Wyatt C. Robison, 18, Duluth, violation of a restraining order, 90 days local confinement, 83 days stayed on one year probation with conditions; second count violation of a restraining order, 90 days local confinement, 85 days stayed on one year probation, concurrent.
  • Cleo Salinas, 26, Duluth, violation of no contact order, 90 days local confinement, time stayed on one year probation; second count violation of no contact order, adjudication stayed on one year probation.
  • Lauren A. Sandstrom, 33, St. Paul, Minnesota, driving while impaired, 90 days local confinement; give false information to a peace officer, 180 days local confinement, 124 days stayed on one year probation with conditions, concurrent; burglary in the third degree, imposition stayed on three years probation with conditions, credit for 56 days local confinement, concurrent; possession of a controlled substance, one year local confinement, 331 days stayed on two years probation with conditions, concurrent.
  • Melanie E. Sternberg, 35, Superior, careless driving, adjudication stayed for one year with conditions.
  • Joel W. Thunder, 47, Duluth, assault, 90 days local confinement, 54 days stayed on one year probation.
  • Maurion J. Travis, 33, Duluth, driving after suspension, fined $200.
  • Tanya L. Tucker, 47, Duluth, theft, continued for dismissal for one year, pay $100 in restitution.
  • Mathias J. Turbes, 32, Saint Cloud, Minnesota, shoplifting, fined $200 and 20 days local confinement, time stayed on one year probation.

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