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Beltrami County Court Report for April 17

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

In Beltrami County District Court before Judge Paul Benshoof:

Bradley Harold Durkin, 30, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty and was sentenced April 4 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 in jail with credit for three days served; serve three years of probation; pay or work off fine and costs of $610; complete treatment; and undergo random testing.

At 1:50 a.m. March 26, a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy saw Durkin weaving in his lane. The deputy followed as Durkin drove to a gas station, stopped and got out of his vehicle. The deputy detected the odor of alcohol and slurred speech on Durkin, who failed field sobriety tests and registered .141 in a preliminary breath test. He was taken to the Beltrami County Jail where he registered .14 in a breath test. At the time of his arrest, his driving privileges were valid and he had one prior DWI conviction.

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.

Cory Lee Jackson, 39, of Pinewood, pleaded guilty and received a stay of adjudication on conviction March 28 for gross misdemeanor driving after cancellation as inimical to public safety on the following conditions: Jackson must pay fine and costs of $375 and serve one year of probation.

At 9:13 p.m. May 11, a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy ran Jackson's license plates through the onboard computer and recognized the driver's license was cancelled. The deputy made a traffic stop and arrested Jackson for driving after cancellation.

Kevin Robertson, 24, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty April 5 to gross misdemeanor domestic assault and gross misdemeanor domestic abuse - violation of a no-contact order, amended from felony domestic abuse. His sentencing is scheduled for May 9.

On Feb. 27, 2006, and Aug. 3, 2007, he was convicted twice for gross misdemeanor fifth-degree domestic assault resulting in no-contact order.

At 3:05 a.m. Oct. 10, he entered the home of the victims and struck a 60-year-old woman and struggled with a 57-year-old man. On Nov. 16, he returned to the victims' home.

In Beltrami County Circuit Court before Judge John Melbye:

Melvin Edmond Smith Sr., 66, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty April 11 to gross misdemeanor third-degree DWI - refusal of chemical testing. His sentencing is scheduled for May 3.

At 3:15 p.m. Feb. 26, a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy responded to a report of a drunk driver and found Smith in a vehicle stuck in a snowbank. Smith was so intoxicated he had trouble unlocking the door and tried to get out without unbuckling his seat belt. When he exited the vehicle, he couldn't stand alone. He was taken to the Beltrami County Jail where he refused an Intoxilyzer test.

He has 10 prior DWI convictions from 1973, two in 1977, 1978, 1982, 1984, 1987, 1994, 1997 and 1998.

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