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Beltrami County Court Report for October 2

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

In Beltrami County District Court before Judge Shari Schluchter:

Betsy Lorraine Maxwell, 25, of Red Lake, pleaded guilty Sept. 20 to felony fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance, namely hydrocodone. Her sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 24.

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At 5 p.m. Feb. 12, Beltrami County Sheriff's deputies responded to a snowmobile accident in which the rider was to be airlifted by helicopter to a hospital. The helicopter landed in the road. Maxwell was a passenger in a vehicle that stopped at the blocked road. A deputy spoke to the driver to explain the detour. The male driver acted confused and dazed and did not respond. Maxwell also was unresponsive. A snort tube and marijuana cigarettes were visible to the deputy, who asked the driver and Maxwell to exit the vehicle. They were taken to the Beltrami County Jail where 98 morphine tablets and 13 hydrocodone tablets were seized from Maxwell. At the time of her arrest, she had prior 2007 convictions for fourth-degree DWI and fifth-degree assault.

Kyle Michael Tatreau, 20, of Solway, pleaded guilty and was sentenced for misdemeanor fifth-degree assault, inflicting or attempting to inflict bodily harm, amended from felony terroristic threats.

He was sentenced to 90 days in jail and a $160 fine.

At 10 p.m. July 4, Bemidji Police officers responded to a call about an attempted break-in. Tatreau tried to ram in the door of a residence and threatened to kill the occupant.

In Beltrami County District Court before Judge John Melbye:

Michael James Frank, 40, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty Sept. 26 to felony first-degree DWI within 10 years of three or more DWI convictions and a previous felony DWI conviction. His sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 24.

At 10:20 p.m. July 31, a Minnesota State Patrol trooper saw Frank turn without signaling. The trooper made a traffic stop and detected the odor of alcohol and bloodshot, watery eyes on Frank, who failed field sobriety tests and registered .22 in a preliminary breath test. He was taken to the Beltrami County Jail where he registered .22 on the Intoxilyzer. At the time of his arrest, his driver's license was canceled as inimical to public safety, and he had three prior DWI convictions in 2001, 2003 and 2008.

Mark Allen Nelson, 47, of Kelliher, pleaded guilty Sept. 26 to felony first-degree DWI, refusal to test and having a previous felony DWI. His sentencing is scheduled for Nov. 7.

At 10:53 p.m. July 22, a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy on routine patrol saw Nelson crossing the center line and fog line. The deputy made a traffic stop and detected the odor of alcohol and bloodshot, watery eye on Nelson, who failed field sobriety tests and refused a preliminary breath test. He was taken to the Beltrami County Jail where he refused an Intoxilyzer test. At the time of his arrest, his driver's license was canceled as inimical to public safety and he had DWI convictions in 1998, 1995, 1996 and January and April 2004. The April 2004 conviction was a felony. At the time of his arrest, Nelson had prior convictions for felony fifth-degree controlled substance crime in 2007 and felony fleeing a peace officer in 2007.

Nacole Ivabelle Petersen, 32, of St. Cloud, pleaded innocent Sept. 26 to felony check forgery. She requested a jury trial, which is scheduled for Nov. 15.

According to the criminal complaint:

Between Aug. 4and 21, 2010, Petersen forged another woman's name on checks to six Bemidji businesses for a total of $1,767.73.

Jeffrey Alan Lindseth Jr., 32, of Bemidji, pleaded innocent Sept. 26 to felony theft by swindle between $1,000 and $5,000. He requested a jury trial, which is scheduled for Nov. 11.

According to the criminal complaint: Between October 2010 and March 2011, Lindseth was working for a Bemidji retail store. During that time, he falsified returned items 74 times, pocketing $3,856.

Roger Lynn Hiller, 54, of Bemidji, pleaded innocent Sept. 26, to gross misdemeanor second-degree DWI. He requested a jury trial, which is scheduled for Jan. 10.

According to the criminal complaint:

At 7:50 p.m. July 16, a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy responded to a report of reckless driving. The deputy saw a vehicle matching the description of the complaint vehicle pull into a driveway and the driver go into the house. The deputy knocked on the door and Hiller answered. The deputy detected the odor of alcohol, slurred speech and bloodshot, watery eyes on Hiller, who failed field sobriety tests and refused a preliminary breath test. He was taken to the Beltrami County Jail where he registered .22 on the Intoxilyzer. At the time of his arrest, his driving privileges were valid, and he had two prior DWI or alcohol-related license revocations in 1989 and 2007.

Zachariah Demetrius McDermott, 35, of Bemidji, pleaded innocent Sept. 26 to gross misdemeanor interfering with a 911 call. He requested a jury trial, which is scheduled for Nov. 15.

According to the criminal complaint:

At 12:45 p.m. Aug. 6, a Bemidji Police officer responded to a report of a domestic altercation. A woman was going to call 911 against McDermott, but he grabbed the cell phone and smashed it against a wall.

Kevin Wayne Mountain, 48, of Bemidji, pleaded innocent Sept. 26 to gross misdemeanor third-degree DWI. He requested a jury trial, which is scheduled for Nov. 15.

According to the criminal complaint:

At 1:13 a.m. June 5, a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy responded to a report of a vehicle stuck in a ditch. Mountain had been the driver. The deputy detected the odor of alcohol on Mountain, who failed field sobriety tests and registered .21 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, his driving privileges were cancelled, and he had one prior DWI or alcohol related license revocation in 2008.

Ryan John Prince, 24, of Bemidji, pleaded innocent Sept. 26 to gross misdemeanor temporary theft. He requested a jury trial, which is scheduled for Nov. 15.

According to the criminal complaint:

On July 19, 2010, he stole more than 20 personal items valued at more than $500 from a family member and pawned them.

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