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Bemidji, 56619

Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

In Beltrami County District Court before Judge John Melbye:

Gilbert Lee Rodriguez, 40, of Cass Lake, pleaded guilty and was sentenced Jan. 19 for gross misdemeanor driving after cancellation as inimical to public safety.

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He was sentenced to one year in jail with 345 days stayed for one year on the following conditions: He must serve 20 days I jail; serve one year of probation to the court; pay fine and costs of $583; not drive without insurance; and have no driving violations.

At 6:40 p.m. June 24, 2009, a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy clocked Rodriguez driving at 69 mph in a 55 mph zone. The deputy made a traffic stop and discovered that Rodriguez was driving with a cancelled license.

Terrence Lee Senogles, 36, of Red Lake, pleaded guilty Dec. 14 and was sentenced Jan. 18 for felony fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle. A second charge of misdemeanor driving after revocation was dismissed,

He was sentenced to serve 179 days in jail. He must serve three years of supervised probation; pay fine and costs of $358; complete chemical dependency assessment and follow recommendations; not used or possess alcohol or controlled substances or enter establishments where they are sold or served; undergo random testing; undergo cognitive skills training and aftercare; and submit a DNA sample.

At 2:40 a.m. April 1, a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy saw Senogles speeding in a 55 mph zone, weaving across lines and driving north in a southbound lane. Senogles was racing with another driver. The deputy made a traffic stop for the second driver and called for backup to deal with that arrest. The deputy continued to chase Senogles, who headed north at speeds up to 100 mph. Senogles crossed the Red Lake Reservation border where Red Lake Police officers took up the chase. Senogles stopped for the Red Lake officers. His driving privileges had been revoked at the time of his arrest.

Douglas Dean Kingbird Jr., 27, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty Jan. 18 top felony domestic abuse - violation of an order for protection. His sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 22.

At 2:58 a.m. Jan. 6, a Bemidji Police officer responded to a call about a vehicle in the ditch. In the vehicle was a woman whom Kingbird had been ordered no contact. At the time of his arrest, Kingbird had prior convictions for domestic assault against in Beltrami County from 2005, 2008 and 2009, was on probation for gross misdemeanor domestic assault against the same woman in 2010 2010 and was wanted on a warrant out of Cass County at the time of his arrest Jan. 6.

Curtis Jay French, 24, of Ponemah, pleaded guilty Jan. 18 to felony domestic abuse - violation of an order for protection. His sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 28.

At 8:30 a.m. Dec. 16, a Bemidji Police officer responded to a report of a domestic disturbance. A no contact order for the same woman had been issued against French Oct. 19. At the time of his arrest, French had three prior convictions for domestic assault in Beltrami County.

Calvin Lee Jackson, 40, of Cass Lake, pleaded guilty and was sentenced Jan. 18 for driving after cancellation as inimical to public safety.

He was sentenced to one year in jail with 355 days stayed for two years on the following conditions: He must serve 10 days in jail; serve two years of probation to the court; and pay or work off fine and costs of $908.

At 12:57 a.m. Dec. 21, 2009, he was arrested for driving with a cancelled license.

Michael James Good, 41, of Red Lake, pleaded guilty Jan. 18 to felony third-degree assault causing substantial bodily harm. His sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 22.

On Dec. 14 in a car parked in a Bemidji lot, he beat a woman in the face with a crutch smashing her nose and mouth. Two children were in the back seat and tried to protect the woman. Good elbowed the children causing one of them to suffer a bloody nose. On Aug. 16 Good had been convicted of felony third-degree assault of the same woman breaking her arm. He was under a no-contact order with her.

Joseph Christopher Martell, 26, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty Dec. 10 and was sentenced Jan. 18 for felony third-degree burglary.

He was sentenced to 21 months in prison stayed for five years on the following conditions: He must serve 30 days in jail; serve five years of supervised probation; pay fine and costs of $783; pay restitution; complete chemical dependency assessment and follow recommendations; not use or possess alcohol or controlled substances or enter establishments where they are sold or served; undergo random testing; undergo cognitive skills training and aftercare; and submit a DNA sample.

On April 23, a Bemidji Police officer responded to a report of a burglary. Martell had entered a home and stolen a laptop computer. He had at the time of his arrest convictions for burglary and stolen firearms in 2004 in North Dakota.

Andrea Lynn Miller, 32, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty and was sentenced Jan. 18 for gross misdemeanor third-degree DWI with one aggravating factor.

She was sentenced to one year in jail with 335 days stayed for three years on the following conditions: She must serve 30 days in jail with credit for 13 days served; serve three years of probation to the court; pay or work off fine and costs of $935; complete chemical dependency assessment and follow recommendations; not use or possess alcohol or controlled substances or enter establishments where they are sold or served; undergo random testing and aftercare.

At 2:18 a.m. Dec. 30, a Bemidji Police officer responded to a report of a vehicle in a ditch. Miller failed field sobriety tests and registered .209 on a preliminary breath test. She was taken to the Beltrami County Jail where she registered .16 on the Intoxilyzer test. Her driver's license had been revoked in 2008 and she had one prior conviction for DWI at the time of her arrest.

Arlene Theresa Bell, 19, of Bemidji, pleaded innocent Jan. 18 to two counts of felony first-degree damage to property. Her next court appearance is scheduled for March 8.

According to the criminal complaint:

At 10:35 p.m. Oct. 22, a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy responded to a report that Bell threw a rock through a screened glass patio door into a room where a child was sleeping. The child suffered a slight cut from flying glass.

Anthony Dean Salzl, 19, of Shevlin, pleaded guilty Jan. 18 to felony fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance, namely Clonazepam, and misdemeanor tampering with a motor vehicle. His sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 28.

On May 18, a Bemidji Police officer responded to a report of someone siphoning gas out of a vehicle. Salzl was found in the act. A search of his vehicle turned up Clonazepam pills.

In Beltrami County District Court before Judge Shari Schluchter:

Reggina Kelly-Irene Eagleman, 25, of Minneapolis, pleaded guilty and was sentenced Jan. 3 for gross misdemeanor third-degree DWI refusal to submit to chemical testing.

She was sentenced to one year in jail with 355 days stayed for two years on the following conditions: She must serve 10 days in jail with credit for five days served; serve two years of probation to the court; pay or work off fine and costs of $685; complete chemical dependency assessment and follow recommendations; not drink and drive; and undergo random testing.

At 11:58 p.m. Oct. 20, a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy responded to a report of a vehicle in a ditch. Eagleman had a female passenger and children in the car. The deputy detected the odor of alcohol on Eagleman. She failed field sobriety tests and registered .22 on a preliminary breath test. She was taken to the Beltrami County Jail where she refused further testing.

Julian Michael Thomas Reuter, 22, of Pine River, Minn., pleaded guilty and was sentenced Jan. 13 for gross misdemeanor fourth-degree assault of a peace officer and two counts of misdemeanor fifth-degree assault.

He was sentenced to one year in jail on the gross misdemeanor conviction with 350 days stayed for two years on the following conditions: He must serve 15 days in jail with credit for three days served; serve two years of probation to the court; pay or work off fine and costs of $510; pay restitution; complete chemical dependency assessment and follow recommendations; not use alcohol or enter establishments where it is sold or served; undergo random testing; and have no contact with victims.

On the two misdemeanor convictions, he must serve one year of probation to the court and follow the same requirements as for the gross misdemeanor conviction.

At 12:40 a.m. Oct. 31, a Bemidji Police officer responded to a report from a Bemidji bar that Reuter was unruly and throwing punches at customers. The officer calmed Reuter, but when the officer tried to put the suspect in the squad car to take him to the Beltrami County Jail, Reuter pushed the officer and tried to punch the officer in the face. He continued to be aggressive and threatened the officer's family. Reuter was on probation at the time of his arrest for a DWI conviction from Mille Lacs County until March 30.

Michael James Caccia, 28, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty and was sentenced Jan. 11 for gross misdemeanor theft of items valued between $550 and $1,000. The charge was amended from felony theft.

He was sentenced to one year in jail with 345 days stayed for two years on the following conditions: He must serve 20 days on work release with credit for five days served; Serve two years of probation to the court; pay fine and costs of $408; pay restitution; have no contact with the victim and stay away from victim's residence.

At 7 p.m. Sept. 4, a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy responded to a report from a salvage yard of stolen auto parts valued at $2,575. Caccia entered the business and stole the items with another person.

At the time of his arrest, he had prior convictions for felony third-degree burglary in 2000 in Sherburne County, and second-degree burglary in 2001, check forgery in 2001 and tampering with a motor vehicle in 2003, all in Beltrami County.

Dusty Elroy Vitalis, 39, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty and was sentenced Jan. 11 for gross misdemeanor receiving stolen property valued between $1,001 and $5,000.

He was sentenced to one year in jail with 283 days stayed for two years on the following conditions: He must serve 82 days in jail; serve two years of probation to the court; and pay fine and costs of $358.

At noon Aug. 10, 2009, Beltrami County Sheriff's deputies responded to a report of stolen fishing tackle - 15 rods and reels and tackle boxes - from Waskish Township. Vitalis had the stolen equipment in his van.

John Arthur McElmury, 59, of Blackduck, pleaded guilty and was sentenced Jan. 11 for misdemeanor hunter harassment, amended from felony terroristic threats.

He was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 84 days stayed for one years on the following conditions: He must serve six days in jail with credit for six days served; serve one year of probation to the court; and pay fine and costs of $235.

At 6:20 p.m. Nov. 7, a man reported that McElmury threatened to shoot him and two friends while they were at a hunting camp near Blackduck.

Derick Jay Borntrager, 24, of Cass Lake, pleaded guilty and was sentenced Dec. 13 for misdemeanor fourth-degree damage to property, amended from gross misdemeanor third-degree damage to property.

He was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 90 days stayed for one year on the following conditions: He must serve one year of probation to the court; pay fine and costs of $408; pay restitution; and have no contact with victims.

At 10 p.m. June 16, a Blackduck Police officer contacted a man in regard to property damage that occurred in the parking lot of the American Legion. The man explained that he and a friend were in his vehicle when they were confronted by Borntrager. Borntrager swung his closed fist and broke the passenger window of the truck. Damages were estimated at $581.38.

William Joseph Triplett, 44, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty and was sentenced Jan. 11 for gross misdemeanor theft of items valued between $55 and $1,000, amended from felony theft.

He was sentenced to one year in jail with 345 days stayed for two years on the following conditions: He must serve 20 days on work release with credit for four days served; serve two years of probation to the court; pay or work off fine and costs of $408; pay restitution; have no contact with the victim; and stay away from the victim's residence.

At 7 p.m. Sept. 4, a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy responded to a report from a salvage yard of stolen auto parts valued at $2,575. Triplett entered the business and stole the items with another person.

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