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Beltrami County Court Report for April 10

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Bemidji, 56619
Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

In Beltrami County District Court before Judge John Melbye:

Leland Doug Rockstead, 28, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty and was sentenced for gross misdemeanor third-degree DWI with one aggravating factor.

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He was sentenced to one year in jail with 335 days stayed for three years on the following conditions: He must serve 30 days on work release, in Clearwater County if there is no cost to Beltrami County; serve three years of probation; pay fine and costs of $860; undergo random testing; not drink and drive; not drive without license and insurance; and complete treatment.

At 1:30 a.m. Jan. 30, a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy on routine patrol saw Rockstead driving with expired license plate tabs. The deputy made a traffic stop and detected the odor of alcohol on Rockstead, who failed field sobriety tests and registered .145 in a preliminary breath test. He was taken to the Beltrami County Jail where he underwent a urine test. At the time of his arrest, he driving privileges were valid. He had one prior DWI conviction in 2008.

Charles Everett Goodwin, 25, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty and was sentenced March 22 for gross misdemeanor domestic abuse - violation of a no-contact order.

He was sentenced to 228 days in jail with credit for 47 days served, concurrent with a sentence he is serving in prison, and he must pay fine and costs of $160.

At 6:23 a.m. Feb. 4, he broke down a residence door where a 3-year-old child was present. On Feb. 14, 2010, he had pleaded guilty to multiple counts of assault and domestic abuse. The court issued a no-contact order naming the victim.

Matthew Ryan Olsen, 21, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty and was sentenced March 21 for gross misdemeanor third-degree DWI.

He was sentenced to one year in jail with 350 days stayed for three years on the following conditions: He must serve 15 days in jail with credit for six days served; serve three years of probation; pay fine and costs of $860; not use or possess alcohol or controlled substances or enter establishment where they are sold or serve, expect for work; and undergo random testing. The court issued a furlough for work.

At 2:10 a.m. Oct. 17, a Bemidji Police officer responded to a report of a drunk driver. The officer made a traffic stop and detected the odor of alcohol, bloodshot, watery eyes and slurred speech on Olsen, who registered .257 in a preliminary breath test. He was taken to the Beltrami County Jail where he registered .24 on the Intoxilyzer. At the time of his arrest, his driving privileges were valid and he had no prior DWI convictions.

Donald Herman Boren, 71, of Kelliher, pleaded guilty and was sentenced March 21 for gross misdemeanor driving after cancellation as inimical to public safety. He received a stay of adjudication and must serve one year of probation on the following conditions: He must not drive without license and insurance and have no driving violations. Successful completion of probation will result in a dismissal of the charge.

At 1:04 a.m. Oct. 18, a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy on routine patrol called in the license plate number and found that Boren had no driver's license. The deputy made a traffic stop and found that Boren's driving privileges had been cancelled 20 years earlier.

Marie Lynn Spears, 23, of Red Lake, pleaded guilty and was sentenced March 22 for gross misdemeanor second-degree DWI with two or more aggravating factors.

She was sentenced to one year in jail with 335 days stayed for four years on the following conditions: She must serve 30 days in jail with credit for seven days served; serve four years of probation; 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; and undergo random testing.

At 2:50 p.m. April 16, a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy on routine patrol saw Spears driving 80 mph in a 55 mph zone. The deputy made a traffic stop and detected the odor of alcohol, slurred speech and bloodshot, watery eyes on Spears, who failed field sobriety tests and registered .213 in a preliminary breath test. She was taken to the Beltrami County Jail where she registered .20 on the Intoxilyzer. At the time of her arrest, her driving privileges had been revoked, and she had one prior DWI conviction in 2006.

Gabriel Delano Cleveland, 38, of St. Paul, pleaded guilty and was sentenced March 8 for gross misdemeanor giving police officer a false name of another person.

He must serve 19 days of a one-year jail sentence, with credit for 17 days served. He was placed on probation for two years. He must remain law-abiding and have no contact with his victim.

At 7:15 a.m. July 5, 2004, Bemidji Police responded to an area parking lot on a report of an assault. A woman said Cleveland had assaulted her. She was upset and crying and had bruises on her neck. Police spoke to Cleveland at a residence. He said they had argued, but he denied assaulting her. He gave an officer a false name.

In Beltrami County District Court before Judge Shari Schluchter:

Darlene Marie Lee Kembitskey, 28, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty and was sentenced March 28 for gross misdemeanor second-degree DWI with two or more aggravating factors.

She was sentenced to one year in jail with 275 days stayed for four years on the following conditions: She must serve 90 days in jail with credit for 40 days served; serve four years of probation to the court; pay a fine and costs of $935; not use or possess alcohol or controlled substances or enter establishments where they are sold or served; complete treatment; and undergo random testing.

At 11:15 p.m. Feb. 15, a Bemidji Police officer saw her driving and made a traffic stop. At the time of her arrest, her driving privileges were revoked. She refused field sobriety testing and was taken to the Beltrami County Jail where she supplied a urine sample. She had two prior DWI convictions in 2007 and 2009.

Kristin Paige Stene, 42, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty Feb. 14 and was sentenced March 28 for felony theft of items valued at more than $1,000.

She was sentenced to 17 months in prison stayed for five years on the following conditions: She must serve 127 days in jail with credit for 85 days served; pay or work off fine and costs of $1,160; pay restitution; not use or possess controlled substances; undergo random testing; submit a DNA sample; and have no contact with her victims.

On Sept. 30, she stole jewelry and video games valued at $3,945 from a residence and pawned them. She was arrested Jan. 4.

Dale Allen Whitefeather, 23, of Bemidji, was found guilty by a jury and was sentenced March 3 for felony fourth-degree assault of a peace officer.

He was sentenced to 13 months in prison with credit for 74 days served. He must pay a fine and costs of $160 and submit a DNA sample.

On Jan. 14, a Bemidji Police officer arrested Whitefeather for a probation violation of a no-drink order. He struggled with the officer and threatened to kill the officer and the officer's family. He was taken to the Beltrami County Jail, where he spat in the officer's face. He has prior convictions for gross misdemeanor theft in 2007; gross misdemeanor third-degree DWI in 2008; gross misdemeanor second-degree DWI in 2010; and felony second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon in 2010.

Dale Christopher Kromrey, 37, of Kelliher, pleaded guilty Jan. 25 and was sentenced March 28 for two counts of gross misdemeanor domestic abuse - violation of a no-contact order.

He was sentenced to one year in jail on each count, to be served concurrently, with 344 days stayed for two years on the following conditions: He must serve 21 days in jail with credit for one day served; serve two years of supervised probation; pay or work off a fine and costs of $866; not use controlled substances; undergo random testing have no contact with the victim; undergo domestic abuse counseling/treatment; and not ship, transport, possess or receive firearms or ammunition.

On May 28, he was arraigned on a gross misdemeanor domestic assault charge with a no-contact order issued by the judge in relation to the female victim. He contacted her that same afternoon. He violated the no-contact order a second time Aug. 5. He has prior convictions for domestic assault in 2002 in Anoka County and fifth-degree assault in 2006 in Dakota County.

In Beltrami County District Court before Judge Paul Benshoof:

Josh Robert Coyle, 23, of Shevlin, pleaded guilty and was sentenced April 4 for gross misdemeanor third-degree DWI with one aggravating factor.

He was sentenced to one year in jail with 335 days stayed for three years on the following conditions: He must serve 30 days in jail with credit for two days served; serve three years of probation; pay or work off fine and costs of $610; complete chemical dependency assessment and follow recommendations; not drink and drive; and undergo random testing.

At 1:20 a.m. April 5 a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy saw Coyle driving in the wrong lane. The deputy made a traffic stop and detected the odor of alcohol on Coyle, who failed sobriety tests and registered .14 in a preliminary breath test. He was taken to the Beltrami County Jail where he registered .15 in a breath test. At the time of his arrest, his driving privileges were valid and he had one prior DWI conviction in 2008.

Daniel Martin Crowe Jr., 48, of Ponemah, pleaded guilty and was sentenced April 4 for gross misdemeanor third-degree DWI with one aggravating factor.

He was sentenced to one year in jail with 335 days stayed for three years on the following conditions: He must serve 30 days on work release with credit for three days served; serve three years of probation; pay fine and costs of $860; complete chemical dependency assessment and follow recommendations; not use alcohol or controlled substances; complete treatment; and undergo random testing.

At 2 a.m. Jan. 298, a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy saw Crowe turn into the wrong lane. The license plate light on his car was also missing. The deputy made a traffic stop and detected the odor of alcohol, bloodshot, watery eyes and slurred speech on Crowe, who failed field sobriety tests and registered .172 in a preliminary breath test. He was taken to the Beltrami County Jail where he registered .13 in a breath test. At the time of his arrest, his driving privileges had been cancelled as inimical to public safety. He had three prior DWI convictions in 1990, 1993 and 2009.

John Oliver MacDonald, 35, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty Feb. 22 and was sentenced April 4 for felony fifth-degree cultivating or manufacturing marijuana.

He was sentenced to 45 days in jail with credit for three days served and five years of supervised probation. He must pay or work off fine and costs of $1,083; complete chemical dependency assessment and follow recommendations; not use alcohol or controlled substances; undergo random testing and searches; and submit a DNA sample.

At 9:15 a.m. Feb. 3, agents of the Paul Bunyan Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at MacDonald's home. The woman who said she would bring MacDonald to the door was away for an extended period, so the agents entered and found MacDonald trying to destroy marijuana plants using a charcoal smoker doused with gasoline in the bathtub. He has prior convictions for growing marijuana and fifth-degree sale of marijuana.

Brandon James White, 22, of Longville, Minn., pleaded guilty April 4 to felony domestic abuse, violation of a non-contact order. His sentencing is scheduled for May 16.

On Feb. 17, Bemidji Police officers were notified that White and a woman, who had a no-contact order out against him, were fighting in a Bemidji parking lot. He had been convicted on Sept. 1 and Jan. 10 of domestic violence against the same woman and ordered to have no contact with her.

Lonnie Ray Smith Jr., 24, of Crookston, pleaded guilty Feb. 22 and was sentenced April 4 for gross misdemeanor domestic assault within 10 years of a previous domestic violence conviction.

He was sentenced to one year in jail with 335 days stayed for two years on the following conditions: He must serve 30 days in jail with credit for 20 days served; serve two years of supervised probation; pay fine and costs of $660; complete chemical dependency assessment and follow recommendation; not use alcohol or controlled substances or enter establishments where they are sold or served; undergo random testing; have not contact with victim; undergo aftercare and domestic counseling/treatment; have no assaultive behavior; and not ship, transport, possess or receive firearms or ammunition.

At 6:30 a.m. Feb. 13, a Bemidji Police officer responded to a report of a man beating a woman in a Bemidji parking lot. Smith punched her, knocked her down and dragged her across the parking lot by her hair. At the time of his arrest, he had prior convictions for misdemeanor possession of marijuana in Texas in 2006; and in Polk County, gross misdemeanor contributing to the delinquency of a child in 2007; misdemeanor domestic assault in 2010; and was on probation with the conditions of remaining law abiding and having no same or similar offenses.

In Beltrami County District Court before Judge Shari Schluchter:

Jared Dale Boye, 24, of Bemidji pleaded guilty April 5 to felony third-degree burglary and felony possession of codeine. His sentencing is scheduled for May 9.

At 11:30 p.m. Nov. 1, a resident reported that Boye had entered his garage and walked out with a chainsaw. The resident restrained Boye at the scene until officers arrived.

In a separate case, at 7:10 p.m. March 4, a Bemidji Police officer saw Boye driving erratically and made a traffic stop. Boye's driving privileges were revoked. The officer detected the odor of alcohol and bloodshot, watery eyes on Boye, who failed field sobriety tests and registered .o97 in a preliminary breath test. He was taken to the Beltrami County Jail where he registered .07 on the Intolilyzer. He had a 30 mg tablet of codeine in his pocket at the time of his arrest. He was also on pretrial release on condition that he use no illegal drugs and undergo random testing.

Joshua David Tollefson, 27, of Leonard, pleaded guilty and was sentenced April 5 for gross misdemeanor third-degree DWI with one aggravating factor.

He was sentenced to one year in jail with 335 days stayed for three years on the following conditions: He must serve 30 days on work release with credit for three days served; serve three years of probation to the court; pay or work off fine and costs of $1,185; complete chemical dependency assessment and follow recommendations; and not use alcohol or enter establishments where it is sold or served.

At 12:40 a.m. Nov. 21, he passed a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy's car with a loud muffler. He also failed to use a turn signal. The deputy made a traffic stop and detected the odor of alcohol, slurred speech and bloodshot, watery eyes on Tollefson, who failed field sobriety tests and registered .16 in a preliminary breath test. He was taken to the Beltrami County Jail where he submitted to a urine test. At the time of his arrest, his driving privileges were revoked; he had two prior DWI convictions from Clearwater County in 2010; under 21 drinking and driving in 2004; and felony fifth-degree controlled substance crime in 2006.

James Eugene Bisonette, 53, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty and was sentenced April 5 for gross misdemeanor 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; pay fine and costs of $558; not drive without insurance; and have no driving violations.

At 3:15 p.m. Jan. 2, 2010, a Minnesota State Patrol trooper on routine patrol saw improper license tabs on Bisonette's vehicle. The trooper made a traffic stop. Bisonette's driving privileges had been cancelled as inimical to public safety.

Kelly Monroe Hendrickson, 51, of Blackduck, pleaded guilty April 5 to felony second-degree burglary of a dwelling. His sentencing is scheduled for May 9.

At 9:07 a.m. Feb. 9, a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy responded to a burglary report. Hendrickson had entered a woman's home and left when she asked him to. Later, he re-entered the home by breaking down the door. She woke up with Hendrickson, naked, lying next to her in bed fondling her. She screamed and he left.

Brian John Williams, 45, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty March 8 and was sentenced April 1 for gross misdemeanor obstructing the legal process by force or violence, amended from felony disarming a peace officer and fourth-degree assault of a peace officer. A charge of felony disarming a peace officer was dismissed at his sentencing.

He was sentenced to one year in jail with 265 days stayed for two years on the following conditions: He must serve 100 days in jail; serve two years of supervised probation; pay or work off fine and costs of $910; not use or possess alcohol, controlled substances or inhalants or enter establishments where they are sold or served; and undergo random testing.

On Jan. 24 a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy went to the home of a woman who wanted Williams removed because he had been threatening her. In response, Williams kicked deputies and grabbed a deputy's Taser. He has prior convictions of felony first-degree burglary; third degree burglary; aggravated robbery; gross misdemeanor third-degree DWI; and fleeing peace officer on foot.

Dallin Richard Padilla, 20, of Kirkland, Wash., pleaded guilty April 5 to felony fifth-degree possession of marijuana and felony possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute. His sentencing is scheduled for May 9.

At 8 p.m. Nov. 11, a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy on routine patrol stopped Padilla for driving at 69 mph in a 55 mph zone. In the vehicle were bags containing a total of 97.79 grams of marijuana; five Oxycodone pills; and $14,390 in cash.

Cynthia Irene Jurek, 28, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty April 5 to felony third-degree burglary. Her sentencing is scheduled for May 9.

At 3:21 a.m. Dec. 29, a Bemidji Police officer responded to a report of a burglary in progress. Jurek and another woman were leaving the scene in a vehicle, which struck the police car. Jurek is charged with breaking into a residence and stealing two snowboards.

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