District Court

St. Louis County

Sept. 24

  • Tyler J. Bishop, 21, Hibbing, possession of a controlled substance, 19 months in prison.

Sept. 27

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  • Melanie L. Eck, 45, Proctor, possession of 10 grams or more of narcotic other than heroin, imposition stayed on three years probation with conditions, $50 fine.
  • Kristen K. Hughes, 51, Duluth, failure to file a tax return, imposition stayed on three years probation with conditions, pay $1,682 in restitution.
  • Mark A. Moton, 20, Duluth, possession of a controlled substance, adjudication stayed on one year probation with conditions, seven, days local confinement and 40 hours Community Work Service; carry/possess pistol without a permit in a public place, adjudication stayed on one year probation with conditions, five days local confinement and 40 hours Community Works Service, concurrent.
  • Rosanne J. Mitchell, 64, Duluth, restraining order violation, fined $50 and 90 days local confinement, 87 days stayed on one year probation with conditions.
  • Ryan L. Olson, 31, Duluth, possession of a controlled substance and give false information to a peace officer, one year local confinement and 40 hours Community Work Service, 363 days stayed on one year probation with conditions per each count, concurrent; theft, fined $50 and one year local confinement, time 363 days stayed on one year probation with conditions, 40 hours Community Work Service, concurrent.
  • Joshua R. Seline, 32, Duluth, driving while impaired, fined $1,000 and 90 days local confinement, time stayed on one year probation with conditions.
  • Charles A. Swenson, 41, Duluth, domestic assault, fined $50 and 90 days local confinement, 85 days stayed on one year probation with conditions; violation of no contact order, fined $50 and 90 days local confinement, 88 days stayed on one year probation with conditions, concurrent.
  • Jeremy J. Valerius, 43, Two Harbors, theft, adjudication stayed on three years probation with conditions, $50 fine and one day local confinement.

Sept. 28

  • Laura L. Anderson, 52, Saginaw, driving 80 mph in a 55 mph zone, fined $70.
  • Melanie A. Berntson, 37, Cloquet, driving after suspension, fined $200.
  • Laura M. Houle, 31, Duluth, domestic assault, fined $50 and 15 months in prison, prison time stayed on three years probation with conditions.
  • Larry E. Kofstad, 65, Duluth, possession of a controlled substance, 15 months in prison, prison time stayed on three years probation with conditions; driving after cancellation - inimical to public safety, fined $50 and one year local confinement, 335 days stayed on one year probation with conditions, concurrent.
  • Danielle J. Kriesel, 50, Little Falls, Minnesota, sale of 10 grams or more of heroin, one year local confinement and 90 months in prison, prison time and 295 days local confinement stayed on five years probation with conditions.
  • Kadin A. Madrinich, 18, Duluth, disturb the neighborhood, fined $100.
  • Jocelyn R. Russell, 21, Sherman, Texas, driving after suspension, fined $200.

Sept. 29

  • Ashley P. Bohn, 20, Stacy, Minnesota, hands-free law violation, fined $50.
  • Roman A. Eastin, 18, Woodbury, Minnesota, possession of drug paraphernalia, fined $50; possession small amount of marijuana, fined $50.
  • Jon J. King, 53, Richland, Washington, careless driving, fined $1,000 and 90 days local confinement, time stayed on one year probation with conditions.
  • Dean A. Kulaszewicz, 41, Carlton, driving after suspension, fined $200.
  • Nora M. Lorenz, 27, Nashwauk, hands-free law violation, fined $50.

Sept. 30

  • Joshua R. Carlson, 34, Duluth, eight counts driving after revocation (offenses dated: 6/26/09, 6/22/10, 8/8/10, 5/4/11, 2/2/12, 10/29/15, 11/29/16, 6/27/18), fined $200 per each count.
  • Taylor A. Fredrickson, 29, Duluth, driving while under the influence, fined $1,400 and one year local confinement, 275 days stayed on two years probation with conditions.
  • Taylor J. Grones, 33, Duluth, hands-free law violation, fined $50.

Oct. 1

  • Jermaine A. Carter, 48, Duluth, open bottle violation, fined $100.
  • Melanie A. Jamison, 47, Georgetown, Texas, careless driving, fined $100; driving wrong way on one way street, fined $100.
  • Jacob K. Johnson, 38, Duluth, driving after cancellation, fined $440.
  • Derrick A. Kluge, 21, Chisago City, Minnesota, hands-free law violation, fined $50.
  • Buddy R. Mattila, 26, Duluth, driving while impaired, fined $1,000 and 90 days local confinement, time and $500 stayed on two years probation with conditions.
  • Xavier J. J. Petonquot, 26, Duluth, driving after revocation (offense dated: 5/22/15), fined $200.
  • Emerson M. Roseen, 18, Proctor, hands-free law violation, fined $50.

Oct. 2

  • Austin J. Hansen, 24, Alborn, driving 93 mph in a 65 mph zone, fined $100.
  • Kalene M. Polling, 27, Duluth, driving after revocation, fined $200.

Oct. 4

  • Robert C. Adamiec, 60, Duluth, operating a motor vehicle with a prohibited blood-alcohol content, fined $2,000 and 180 days local confinement, time and $1,500 stayed on two years probation with conditions.
  • John A. Anderson Jr., 44, Duluth, domestic assault, fined $50 and one year local confinement, 361 days stayed on two years probation with conditions.
  • Animikence J. Aubid, 22, Duluth, test refusal, fined $50 and one year local confinement, 163 days stayed on two years probation with conditions; violation of no contact order, fined $50 and 90 days local confinement, concurrent; possession of metal knuckles or switchblade knife, fined $50 and 132 days local confinement; domestic assault, 90 days local confinement, concurrent.
  • Daniel J. Audette, 53, Duluth, possess electronic pornographic work, 20 months in prison, prison time stayed on five years probation with conditions; second count possess electronic pornographic work, 25 months in prison, prison time stayed on five years probation with conditions, concurrent; third count possess electronic pornographic work, 30 months in prison, prison time stayed on five years probation with conditions, concurrent.
  • Charles L. Begay, 58, Saginaw, disorderly conduct, fined $50 and 90 days local confinement, 87 days stayed on one year probation with conditions.
  • Adam W. Birkeland, 21, Proctor, criminal sexcual conduct, adjudication stayed on three years probation with conditions.
  • Isaac T. Brown, 25, Duluth, felony receiving stolen property, fined $1,000, 90 days local confinement and one year and one day in prison, prison time and $900 stayed on three years probation with conditions; fleeing on foot, 60 days local confinement, concurrent; second count felony receiving stolen property, fined $1,000, 85 days local confinement and 13 months in prison, prison time and $900 stayed on three years probation with conditions, concurrent, pay $2,237 in restitution.

  • Franklin J. Brewster, 24, Sandstone, assault, adjudication stayed on two years probation with conditions, $50 fine and 39 days local confinement.
  • Justin M. Carter, 38, Duluth, driving after revocation (offense dated: 10/6/13), fined $200.
  • Justin M. Closson, 43, Superior, driving after revocation, fined $200.
  • Ian D. Dahl, 21, Duluth, interference with an emergency call, imposition stayed on two years probation with conditions, six days local confinement and pay $1,329 in restitution; domestic assault, 90 days local confinement, time stayed on one year probation with conditions, concurrent.
  • Garrett A. Dorsher, 26, Eveleth, assault, fined $50 and 90 days local confinement.
  • Steven J. Fontaine, 39, Virginia, over legal tandem axle weight violation, fined $100.
  • Guy R. Gaskill, 49, Duluth, shoplifting, continued for dismissal on one year probation.
  • Miranda M. Hanson, 43, Duluth, give false information to a peace officer, fined $50 and one year local confinement, time stayed on two years probation with conditions, 50 hours Community Work Service; burglary, fined $50, 178 days local confinement and 21 months in prison, prison time stayed on three years probation with conditions, pay $8,340 in restitution, concurrent.
  • Michael D. Hegg, 52, Baxter, Minnesota, operating a motor vehicle with a prohibited blood-alcohol content, fined $1,000 and one year local confinement, 360 days and $900 stayed on two years probation with conditions.
  • Cindy L. Hendricks, 51, Duluth, 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.
  • Natalya R. Hermanson, 17, Duluth, hands-free law violation, fined $50.
  • Eric B. Kettunen, 30, confidential address, driving after cancellation/revocation/suspension (offense dated: 12/25/11), fined $300, driving after suspension (offense dated: 1/26/12), fined $200.
  • Samantha M. Morris, 30, Duluth, possession of a controlled substance, adjudication stayed on two years probation with conditions, $50 fine and four days local confinement; own or operate a disorderly house, fined $50 and one year local confinement, time stayed on two years probation with conditions, concurrent.
  • Martin R. Nelson, 38, Duluth, operating a motor vehicle with a prohibited blood-alcohol content, fined $2,000 and 180 days local confinement, time stayed on two years probation with conditions.
  • Samuel J. Nelson, 31, Duluth, driving under the influence, driving after revocation and operating a motor vehicle with a prohibited blood-alcohol content, continued for dismissal for one year per each count.
  • Roger S. Norgren, 46, Duluth, theft by fraud, obstructing legal process, shoplifting, pick-pocketing and disorderly conduct, 60 days local confinement, 57 days stayed on one year probation with conditions, per each count, concurrent.
  • Shawn P. Norman, 32, Superior, operating a motor vehicle with a prohibited blood-alcohol content, fined $1,000 and 90 days local confinement, time and $500 stayed on one year probation with conditions.
  • Christian T. Ostern, 30, Duluth, disorderly conduct, 90 days local confinement, 87 days stayed on one year probation with conditions.
  • Richard S. Parson, 37, Superior, harassment, fined $50 and one year local confinement, 357 days stayed on two years probation with conditions; violation of order for protection, 90 days local confinement, 85 days stayed on one year probation with conditions, concurrent.
  • Calder J. Pfeifer, 33, Duluth, hit and run - fails to stop for collision, 30 days local confinement, 27 days stayed on one year probation with conditions.
  • Michael J. Raskie, 38, Duluth, operating a motor vehicle with a prohibited blood-alcohol content, fined $1,000 and 90 days local confinement, time stayed on two year probation with conditions.
  • Cole D. Rasmussen, 19, Walker, Minnesota, driving 85 mph in a 60 mph zone, fined $70.
  • Jason T. Reynolds, 50, Hermantown, domestic assault by strangulation, adjudication stayed on two years probation with conditions.
  • Jess E. Rother, 38, Duluth, threats of violence, imposition stayed on three years probation, 70 days local confinement.
  • Evan P. Scherber, 26, Duluth, receiving or possessing stolen property, adjudication stayed for one year.
  • Clinee A. Streeter, 23, Virginia, driving after suspension, fined $200.
  • Justin J. Vinge, 44, Elk River, Minnesota, domestic assault, adjudication stayed on one year probation with conditions, pay $1,499 in restitution.
  • Solomon R. Walker, 24, Duluth, assault, 60 days local confinement, 59 days stayed on one year probation with conditions, pay $975 in restitution.
  • Reed A. Washek, 20, Cloquet, violation of no contact order, adjudication stayed on one year probation with conditions, five days local confinement.

Oct. 5

  • Paul H. Carpenter, 60, Cloquet, hands-free law violation, fined $50.
  • Jakob P. Hey, 23, Plymouth, Minnesota, driving 100 mph in a 70 mph zone, fined $100.
  • Vincent R. Lipinski, 48, Saginaw, over legal tandem axle weight violation, fined $300.

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