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Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

In Beltrami County District Court before Judge Paul Benshoof:

Orin Ronald Fogelquist, 74, of Bemidji, case was continued for dismissal on Feb. 8 for felony fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle.

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The case was continued for dismissal, with successful completion of probation will result in a dismissal. He was placed on one year probation to the courts; he must remain law-abiding; pay restitution and DPS to report regarding re-test of driver's license.

On March 4, a Bemidji Police officer encountered a westbound vehicle that appeared to be traveling above the posted speed limit. The officer used an on-board radar unit to determine that the vehicle was traveling at 49 miles per hour. The officer initiated a traffic stop and the vehicle refused to stop. The officer activated the lights and sirens but the driver still didn't stop and tried to elude the officer by driving down an alley. Another squad car arrived on the scene and maneuvered their car directly in front of the vehicle in an effort to stop the person. The driver crashed into the officer's vehicle's left bumper. The driver was identified as Fogelquist, who repeatedly informed officers that he "did not have to stop." He then claimed that he was having heart pains and an ambulance was called to the scene. Fogelquist was transported to the hospital where doctors advised the officers that he did not appear to have any health issues and that his heart tests came back normal.

John Stoneman Wyllie, 19, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty Dec. 15 and was sentenced Feb. 8 for felony fourth-degree drugs sale. Two separate counts of felony fourth-degree drugs sale were dismissed at sentencing, as well as felony fifth-degree drugs sale of marijuana mixture.

He was granted a stay of imposition, with successful completion resulting in a misdemeanor conviction. He was sentenced to 75 days in jail with credit for 50 days served; supervised probation for 15 years; pay a fine of $1,343; follow all instructions of probation; pay restitution; complete chemical dependency evaluation/treatment; follow recommendations of evaluation; complete aftercare; not use alcohol or controlled substances; not enter bars or liquor stores; submit to random testing and searches; submit a DNA sample; remain law-abiding; must have no contact with co-defendants and must comply with all mental health providers orders. Sign medical authorizations to Department of Corrections.

At 11 a.m. Feb. 2, 2009, Paul Bunyan Drug Task Force agents received a call from a confidential reliable informant in reference to purchasing marijuana from Darrell Partridge. The CRI purchased half an ounce of marijuana for $120. At 3 p.m. the CRI purchased a quarter ounce of marijuana for $60. On March 21, the CRI purchased a quarter-ounce of mushrooms for $80 from a different man at this location. All the sales were made while Partridge's 1-year-old child was in the room. A search warrant was executed March 22. Seized were 47 grams of marijuana broken up into six baggies pre-packaged for sale; four baggies containing 10 grams of hallucinogenic psilocybin mushrooms; and drug paraphernalia and scales. A woman at the residence said she resided with Partridge at on the 1400 block of Irvine Avenue Northwest. She said she was aware that Wyllie was using the premises to sell drugs while she and the child were present. Wyllie admitted that the mushrooms and marijuana belonged to him and that he was using the home to sell drugs.

Shane Louis Stillday, 32, of Crookston, pleaded guilty Feb. 8 to felony fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle. His next court date will be Feb. 22.

At 5 p.m. June 10, 2008, a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy encountered a northbound vehicle on Irvine Avenue that did not have a front license plate affixed to the bumper. The deputy initiated a traffic stop and pulled in behind the vehicle. The vehicle increased its speed and fled north towards the Red Lake Reservation. The vehicle continued over the Red Lake Reservation Line, where Red Lake Police officers initiated a traffic stop and identified the driver as Stillday. Stillday informed the officers that he had fled from the deputy because "I just got scared." The Red Lake officer asked Stillday if he had seen the lights prior to going over the reservation line. He said, "Yeah, he was in a Durango, but I knew I should have stopped, and I was scared."

Paul Anthony Mix, 27, of Bemidji, pleaded innocent Feb. 8 to felony receiving stolen property. His next court date will be March. 9.

According to the criminal complaint, in October, a special agent of the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension was contacted by officers of the Grand Forks Sheriff's Department regarding stolen property. The agent has been actively involved in an investigation of a man suspected of stealing several ATVs and snowmobiles. A past associate of his was identified as Steven Lee O'Brien. On Oct. 21, the agent received information from a confidential reliable informant that the man was attempting to sell a semi-load of stolen tires in the Bemidji area. The description matched that of a truckload of tires that had been stolen from a store in Fargo. The CRI identified the residence on the 2000 block of Royal Estates Road Northeast as a location where he had personally observed the man with hundreds of new tires stored. This property is where the man had previously stored the stolen ATVS. Deputies approached the man who was parked in the driveway of his residence. Two men exited the vehicle and fled into the woods. One of the men was captured and identified as O'Brien. The tires were found in the backyard of the residence. Upon questioning, both men confessed to knowingly receiving, possession, transferring or concealing stolen property. O'Brien admitted to knowing that the tires were stolen and assisting the other man in moving the tires. The value of the tires was $35,000. O'Brien was convicted of felony aiding and abetting on Jan. 11.

In Beltrami County District Court before Judge Shari Schluchter:

Rodney Jay Mudge, 52, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty Feb. 16 to felony fifth-degree drugs possession and an amended charge of misdemeanor fourth-degree DWI. The original charge was for gross misdemeanor third-degree DWI. His next court date will be March 15.

At 10:45 p.m. Feb. 12, a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy saw a vehicle drive into a driveway at a residence known methamphetamine user in the 5000 block of Grange Road. The deputy saw the vehicle was traveling with its high beams illuminated. The deputy initiated a traffic stop and saw a passenger in the vehicle hunching downwards. The driver was identified as Mudge. The deputy observed Mudge to have bloodshot, watery, dilated eyes that did not react to a flashlight. The deputy seized methamphetamine pipes and two morphine sulphate pills, a Schedule II controlled substance. Mudge failed field sobriety tests and was arrested for DUI and possession of meth and was transported to the North Country Regional Hospital for a blood or urine test, but refused to submit. The pipe tested positive for meth. At the time of this arrest he was on probation for a felony drug conviction.

Curtis Paul Kingbird, 39, of Redby, pleaded guilty to felony domestic assault on Feb. 12. A second felony charge of malicious punishment of a child is scheduled to be dismissed at sentencing March 15.

At 6 a.m. Nov. 11, a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy responded to a call regarding a domestic assault at a home on the 400 block of Archery Road. Upon arrival the officers met with Kingbird. The deputies found a woman and a child in a bedroom of the home. Both of them had visible injuries to their faces. Officers interviewed the child who stated that Kingbird had struck him in the head with an empty Vodka bottle and that he threatened to use a pipe to hurt him. A bruise was visible from the corner of his eye to the top of the temple and into the hairline. The child retrieved the empty vodka bottle and gave it to the deputies. He said Kingbird was mad at him for staying up all night playing video games and had struck him with the bottle and yelled at him. The woman informed the officers that she had been informed by the child what had happened and had called the police. Kingbird was arrested and transported to the Beltrami County Jail. He has a prior conviction for felony assault, resulting in serious bodily injury and has two prior domestic assault convictions.

Jennifer Elizabeth Rogers, 21, of Hines, pleaded guilty and was sentenced Feb. 9 for an amended charge of misdemeanor obstruction of legal process and misdemeanor minor consumption. The original charges were gross misdemeanor obstruction of legal process and gross misdemeanor minor consumption.

She was sentenced to 90 days in jail, of which 80 days were stayed for one year. She must serve five days in jail; granted credit for five days served; placed on probation to the courts for one year; pay a fine of $341; remain law-abiding, write an apology letter to the officers; not have any alcohol violations; submit to random testing and not enter bars or liquor stores.

At 12:20 a.m. Aug. 28, when Rogers was 20 years old, Bemidji Police officers responded to a report of a man and woman arguing over car keys at a home on the 800 block of 26th Street N.W. The caller reported that the woman was intoxicated and had taken the car keys in attempt to leave. Officers proceeded to the area and saw a woman identified as Rogers walking on the sidewalk. The officer identified her by her first name. The officer observed a strong odor of alcohol and ordered her to complete preliminary breath alcohol tests as she was under the age of 21. She accompanied the officers to the patrol car, where she was ordered to have a seat. She refused to comply, when informed that she was under arrest, she began to run. Officers forced her to the ground, where she continued to battle, at one point kicking one of the officers. The officers were eventually able to handcuff her, and she had to be picked up off the ground and walked to the car, where she again refused to enter the vehicle. They were able to put her in the car, but the she slid onto her stomach and refused to go any further. While on her stomach, she began to kick at the officer. After some time, the officers were able to get her into the car. She refused to comply with a preliminary breath alcohol test and was taken to the Beltrami County Jail. She has two prior convictions for minor consumption and a prior conviction for disorderly conduct and fifth-degree assault.

Denise Marie Mattison, 36, of Burnsville, Minn., pleaded guilty Nov. 19 and was sentenced Feb. 18 for felony first-degree drugs sale of 10 or more grams of cocaine, heroine, and methamphetamine within a 90-day period.

She was sentenced to 60 months in prison with credit for 253 days served; sentence mitigated downward because she showed remorse and accepted responsibility; pay a fine of $130 of which $50 was stayed; restitution reserved.

Between July 1, 2006, and Sept. 1, 2006, agents of the Paul Bunyan Drug Task Force and Headwaters Safe Trails Task Force arranged controlled buys of crack cocaine between a confidential informant and Mattison. The CI purchased 11.8 grams of crack cocaine from Mattison during this time.

In Beltrami County District Court before Judge John Melbye:

Simon Anthony White III, 27, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty Feb. 16 to gross misdemeanor domestic assault-subsequent violation. His next court date will be March 15.

On Jan. 28, Bemidji Police officers were dispatched to the 2900 block of Pine Ridge Avenue N.W. to a physical assault that occurred earlier in the evening. Dispatch was informed that the suspect in the domestic assault case was sleeping in an apartment and that he had an active warrant for his arrest. The officer met with a woman who said that White had assaulted her. Specifically she reported that Simon had choked her. There were scratches on her face, red marks around her neck, blood in her left ear and a bruise on her chest. The woman was photographed and refused to provide a statement, stating that she was "afraid of retaliation by White." She said White was sleeping in her apartment and she was afraid to return. Officers entered her apartment and arrested White, who was transferred to the Beltrami County Jail. He refused to provide a statement, however when he was advised that he was being held for domestic assault, he saidd, "She won't testify anyways." He has a prior conviction for felony domestic assault by strangulation. He had a separate charge of domestic assault by strangulation which was continued for dismissal. He also has convictions for second degree burglary, obstructing legal process, giving a false name and birth date and fleeing a police officer on foot.

David Lee King, 27, of Bemidji, pleaded innocent Feb. 16 to felony theft of a motor vehicle. His next court date will be May 4.

According to the criminal complaint, at 7:40 a.m. Nov. 2, 2008, the Beltrami County Sheriff's Department was contacted by a woman who reported that her vehicle had been stolen by King. A short time later, the woman called back to say that King had dropped off the vehicle by a friend's house in Skyline Village. The woman decided to press charges and provided a statement to the officers. She reported that she had gotten up early on Nov. 2 and yelled for King, who was upstairs. He did not respond and she looked outside and noticed her vehicle was missing. She then went to her purse and noticed that her keys were gone along with $100 from her wallet. There was also a bottle of brandy and a cell phone missing. She informed the deputy that King only returned her car, because she had informed him that the cops were looking for the car.

Leanne Rose Auginaush, 24, of Mahnomen, pleaded innocent Feb. 16 for gross misdemeanor giving a peace officer a false name and misdemeanor trespass on premises of another and refuse to depart. Her next court date will be April 6.

According to the criminal complaint, on Dec. 20, a Bemidji Police officer was dispatched to a local store in response to a female shoplifter who had been detained by store security. The female was found to be switching tags on merchandise, attaching tags for lower priced items to valuable items. The woman failed to provide identification and identified herself with a false name and birthday. A photograph of the person was sent to the officer, which did not match the woman who had been shoplifting. She then gave her real name and birth date and stated that she gave a different name because she was prohibited from being present in the store. She was arrested and transported to the Beltrami County Jail. She has a prior conviction for gross misdemeanor giving a peace officer a false name.

Chelsea Lurinda Cantu, 19, of unknown address, pleaded innocent Feb. 16 to felony theft of a motor vehicle. Her next court date will be April 6.

According to the criminal complaint, at 1:20 p.m. Oct. 8, a Bemidji Police officer met with a woman about the theft of her vehicle. She had loaned the vehicle to Cantu for an hour, but the car had not been returned after two days. On Oct. 12, an investigator spoke with the woman who stated that her car had still not been returned and that she wanted to report it stolen. On Oct. 16, the investigator was contacted by security from a local casino. The stolen vehicle was in their parking lot and Cantu was located with the vehicle. Cantu was transported to the jail and brought into the interview room. She acknowledged that she had borrowed the car on Oct. 9 and reported that she had paid the woman $100 to use the vehicle. Cantu claimed that there was no time limit placed on her use of the vehicle. She further admitted that she had spoken with the owner of the car and admitted that she was asked to return the car. On Oct. 16, the owner of the vehicle was re-interviewed. She said she allowed Cantu to borrow the car to go to the store and denied receiving any money. In a subsequent statement by Cantu, she reported that she drove around Bemidji for four-five hours before leaving Beltrami County.

Joshua Bradley Sandmeyer, 23, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty and was sentenced Feb. 16 for gross misdemeanor purchasing or giving liquor to a person under age 21.

He was sentenced to one year in jail, which was stayed for 355 days for two years. He must serve 10 days on work release; placed on probation to the courts for two years; pay a fine of $583; not have any same or similar offenses and remain law-abiding.

On Oct. 2, Bemidji Police officers conducted an investigation into persons furnishing alcohol to minors. Officers observed Sandmeyer exit a liquor store at 8:15 p.m., walk to a vehicle and give a bottle of liquor to the occupants of the car. He then got into his own car and drove away. Officers identified the person who accepted the alcohol, who said he was 20 years old. He admitted that he could not purchase alcohol legally so he had asked Sandmeyer to purchase a bottle of rum for him. Sandmeyer was aware that the other man was underage, and had agreed to purchase the alcohol anyway. Officers located Sandmeyer's vehicle and initiated a traffic stop. Sandmeyer admitted to purchasing the bottle of rum.

Julian Lee Benais, 24, of Red Lake, pleaded guilty and was sentenced Feb. 16 for gross misdemeanor terroristic threats.

He was sentenced to one year in jail, which was stayed for two years; he was placed on supervised probation for two years; pay a fine of $1,083 of which $500 was stayed; not use controlled substances; not use or possess firearms or dangerous weapons; not have any same or similar offenses and must not have any contact with victims.

On Nov. 11, Bemidji Police officers were dispatched to the area of 2800 block of Ridgeway Ave. N.W. to respond to a fight in progress. Upon arrival officers spoke with witnesses to the fight. Two of the witnesses said they were in their apartment playing cards between 9:30-10 p.m. At this time two individuals entered the apartment and reported that some "older boys" had stolen their football from them. The four kids went back outside to confront the "older boys", one of which was identified as Benais. Two of the kids confronted the "older boys" about the return of the football. They said they had observed Benais display what appeared to be a handgun in a menacing manner. After displaying the gun to the children, two of older boys attacked one of the children with closed fists. Benais and the other "older boys" fled the scene when they found out that the police had been called. One of the children described the gun as a black-and-silver pistol and that he was frightened after seeing Benais point it at him and his family. Officers found Benais in a near by apartment and seized the BB gun. The other "older kids" were found in a closet of the apartment. Benais was arrested and transported to the Beltrami County Jail.

Charles Everett Goodwin, 22, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty Jan. 12 and was sentenced Feb. 16 for an amended charge of felony third-degree assault causing substantial bodily harm. The original charge was for felony first degree aggravated robbery.

He was granted a stay of imposition, with successful completion of probation resulting in a misdemeanor conviction. He was placed on five years of supervised probation; pay a fine of $1,083 of which $1,000 was stayed; complete a chemical dependency evaluation/treatment within 30 days; follow all recommendations of evaluation; not have any contact with victim; not enter bars or liquor stores; submit to random testing; submit a DNA sample; cooperate and be truthful with agents in all matters; restitution reserved; complete a diagnostic assessment and follow all recommendations; not use or be in the presence of anyone consuming drugs or alcohol and not possess alcohol or controlled substances.

At 8:40 a.m. June 2, a man reported that he had been assaulted and robbed earlier that morning. Photographs were taken of the man's bruised and swollen face. The man said he had been at home in the 700 block of Woodland Avenue the previous evening. He said two men showed up, one who was subsequently identified as Goodwin. When they entered the house, Goodwin demanded that the man give him all his money. When he refused, Goodwin punched him in the face, put him in a headlock and continued to pummel his face.

The victim received medical treatment for at least two broken bones in his cheek as a result of the beating. A detective went to the home on Woodland Avenue to speak to a witness who said he took the money from the victim's pocket simply to make Goodwin stop assaulting him. Goodwin was located on July 6 and taken into custody.

Derek Bryce Fontenot, 32, of Westlake, La. pleaded guilty and was sentenced Feb. 16 for an amended charge of gross misdemeanor interfering with a 911 call. The original charges of felony burglary in the first degree and felony assault-third degree were dismissed at sentencing.

He was sentenced to one year in jail, which was stayed for two years; placed on probation to the courts for two years; pay a fine of $583; not have any same or similar offenses and remain law-abiding.

On Nov. 2, a man was assaulted at a bar in Northern Township. A preliminary investigation suggested that a disgruntled pipeline worker had arranged for another man to assault his former foreman, Fontenot. Fontenot had fired the disgruntled man a week earlier. The man hired to assault Fontenot assaulted the wrong man.

Fontenot, his brother, Sean Andrew Fontenot, who was sentenced on Feb. 1, and another man went to the home in the early morning hours of Nov. 5, when they entered the home without permission and went to the basement where the man was sleeping. The Fontenot brothers began to beat the man, while the other man restrained his girlfriend. The man was beaten severely, suffering a broken nose and a concussion. After the men left, the girlfriend called the police.

Jeanne Louise Goose, 44, of St. Paul, pleaded guilty Feb. 8 and was sentenced Feb. 16 for gross misdemeanor issuing a dishonored check valued between $250-$500.

She was sentenced to one year in jail of which 340 days were stayed for two years. She served 25 days in jail; placed on probation to the courts for two years; pay a fine of $580; not have any same or similar offenses; remain law-abiding and restitution reserved.

Goose wrote $363.94 of dishonored checks in Bemidji and Blackduck, which incurred $150 of NSF fees.

Melissa Marie Padilla, 36, of Cass Lake, pleaded guilty Jan. 12 and was sentenced Feb. 16 for felony fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle and gross misdemeanor third-degree DWI - refusal to submit.

She was granted a stay of imposition with successful completion of probation resulting in a misdemeanor conviction. She was sentenced to 20 days in jail; granted furlough to attend treatment; placed on four years supervised probation; pay a fine of $1,156; must complete out patient treatment at Leech Lake Opiate Clinic; not use or possess alcohol or controlled substances; submit to random testing; not enter bars or liquor stores; submit a DNA sample; take medications in the prescribed dosage and frequency; complete counseling; complete cognitive skills training; not have any driver's license violations; not drive without insurance and remain law-abiding.

Padilla was identified as the female driver in the Byron William Garbow case. Padilla was a passenger in a vehicle that had been stopped for speeding. She appeared intoxicated. While the deputy was performing field sobriety tests on Garbow, Padilla drove away. The deputy initiated a traffic stop. She had a blood-alcohol concentration of .219. She was arrested and taken to Beltrami County Jail, where she failed to give adequate breath samples, which was deemed refusal to submit, the complaint states. She has two prior DWI convictions.

Troy Allen Faughn, 25, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty Jan. 12 and was sentenced Feb. 16 for an amended complaint of gross misdemeanor neglect of a child. The original charge was felony third-degree assault of a person under the age of four.

He was sentenced to one year in jail, of which 345 days were stayed for three years. He must serve 30 days in jail; placed on supervised probation for three years; pay a fine of $783, of which $250 was stayed; complete a domestic violence program; complete a chemical dependency evaluation/treatment; follow recommendations of evaluation; attend parenting skills programming; maintain employment; remain law-abiding; not have any same or similar offenses; complete cognitive skills training if deemed appropriate by DOC.

Faughn met a woman in a bar. They had a one-night stand which resulted in the birth of a child. The woman contacted Faughn for a blood sample, which confirmed that he was the father. On Jan. 20, 2009, the woman surrendered physical custody of the child to Faughn. It was anticipated that Faughn would take the child to Bemidji for a couple of weeks. The child remained with Faughn until March 1, 2009. Faughn was almost exclusively responsible for the child during the stay in Bemidji. On March 1, the woman traveled to Bemidji to reclaim custody of the child from Faughn. At 2:30 a.m., she removed the child's clothing to change his diaper and noticed multiple bruises scattered over his body. She immediately took the child to the hospital in Grand Rapids, Minn., to be examined. The child was examined at 4:10 a.m. that morning. The degree, pattern and various stages of healing of the bruising on the child's body resulted in a referral to Child Protection. The child was further checked at a clinic and referred to the Midwest Children's Resource Center. The clinician observed multiple bruises in various stages of healing and bruising on his ears and neck.

Lucas Jacob Krebs Samsa, 26, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty and was sentenced Feb. 16 for gross misdemeanor third-degree DWI.

He was sentenced to one year in jail of which 355 days were stayed for three years. He must served 10 days in jail; placed on probation to the courts for three years; pay a fine of $1,108; not use or possess alcohol or controlled substances; not enter bars or liquor stores; submit to random testing; remain law-abiding; complete and submit a chemical dependency evaluation/treatment within 45 days; follow recommendations of evaluation and restitution reserved.

At 12:20 a.m. Oct. 2, Bemidji Police officers were called to the intersection of Second Street and Bemidji Avenue N.W. to investigate a one car accident. Upon arrival, the officers located the vehicle which collided with a semaphore at the southwest corner of the intersection. The driver was seated in the driver's seat unbelted. The driver was identified as Samsa, who informed officers that he was not injured and was on his way home. Officers detected odor alcohol and Samsa was complaining that his knees hurt. A preliminary breath alcohol concentration registered .193. He was transported to North Country Regional Hospital by ambulance. A blood sample was drawn for further testing. On Nov. 18, the results revealed his blood concentration to be .23.

Travis Andrew Buskirk, 27, of Fargo, N.D., pleaded guilty and was sentenced Feb. 16 for gross misdemeanor third-degree DWI.

He was sentenced to one year in jail of which 335 days were stayed for four years. He must serve 29 days in jail; sentence can be served in Clay County if at no expense to Beltrami County; credit given for one day served; placed on probation to the courts for four years; pay a fine of $1,083 of which $250 is stayed; not use or possess alcohol or controlled substances; not enter bars or liquor stress, submit to random testing; remain law-abiding and able to have ignition interlock if at no expense to Beltrami County.

At 1:35 a.m. Sept. 17, a Bemidji Police officer observed a vehicle traveling eastbound in the westbound lane on Paul Bunyan Drive. The vehicle was heading straight towards the squad, car which caused the officer to change lanes, the complaint stated. The driver corrected the path of the vehicle and moved back to the eastbound lane, the complaint stated. The officer initiated a traffic stop and identified the driver as Buskirk, who smelled of alcohol and had slurred speech and had bloodshot, watery eyes, according to the complaint. Buskirk failed field sobriety tests and was arrested and transported to Beltrami County Jail, where he registered a blood-alcohol concentration of .15, the complaint stated. He has a prior conviction of driving with an alcohol concentration of .15 in the state of Nebraska.

Warren Jeffrey Klema, 51, of Clearbrook, pleaded guilty Feb. 1 and was sentenced Feb. 16 for gross misdemeanor third-degree DWI

He was sentenced to one year in jail of which 335 days were stayed for four years. He must serve 30 days on work release; placed on probation to the courts for four years; pay a fine of $1,100 of which $250 was stayed; not use alcohol or controlled substances; not enter bars or liquor stores; submit to random testing; complete a chemical dependency evaluation/treatment within 30 days; follow recommendations of evaluation and remain law-abiding.

At 10:40 p.m., Aug. 1, a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy observed a vehicle with one of its lights hanging loose and was hanging by its wiring harness below the truck's bumper. The deputy initiated a traffic stop and identified the driver as Klema, who told the deputy he was unaware of the problem. He displayed the odor of alcohol. He failed field sobriety tests and registered a preliminary breath alcohol concentration of .085. He also had an outstanding warrant for his arrest in Anoka County. He was arrested and transported to the Beltrami County Jail, where he provided a urine sample for further analysis. In a statement, Klema admitted that he was driving from Minneapolis and had stopped in Motley and bought a pint of blackberry brandy. He also admitted to consuming half of the bottle.

Roberta Pacheco Quinn, 49, of Bemidji, pleaded innocent Feb. 16 for gross misdemeanor driving after cancellation as inimical to public safety and misdemeanor uninsured vehicle. Her next court date will be April 6.

According to the criminal complaint, at 5:10 p.m. Dec. 6, a Bemidji Police officer responded to a two-vehicle accident near the 1000 block of America Ave. Upon arriving on the scene the officer found a small vehicle had apparently rear-ended a parked truck. The car had extensive damage to the front end and the airbag had been deployed. The driver was identified as Quinn, who stated that she rear-ended the truck with her new car she had just purchased two days ago. She stated that she did not have her driver's license and there was no insurance on the vehicle. Her driving privileges were cancelled as inimical to public safety.

Lisa Ann Roulette, 42, of Bemidji, pleaded innocent Feb. 16, for gross misdemeanor third degree DWI. Her next scout date will be April 6.

According to the criminal complaint at 1:22 p.m. Sept. 23, a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy observed a vehicle being driven erratically on the Wilton Hill Road. The vehicle also could not keep a consistent speed and at one point crossed into the opposing lane of traffic. The deputy initiated a stop and identified the driver as Roulette, who displayed odor alcohol and bloodshot, watery eyes. She refused to submit to a preliminary blood alcohol concentration test and was arrested and transported to North Country Regional Hospital, where she agreed to submit a blood sample for further analysis. On Nov. 11, the results showed a blood alcohol concentration of .21. Her license was under revocation at the time of the arrest.

Joseph Edgar Medina, 46, of Blackduck pleaded innocent Feb. 16 for gross misdemeanor driving after cancellation as inimical to public safety. His next court date will be April 6.

According to the criminal complaint, at 5:55 p.m. Jan. 20, a Bemidji Police officer stopped a vehicle on Highway 197 and Irvine Avenue for an inoperable headlight. The driver was identified as Medina, whose license had been cancelled as inimical to public safety. He had six prior DWI convictions. He had slurred speech and smelled of alcohol. He registered a preliminary breath alcohol concentration of .046 and admitted to drinking three beers earlier in the day.

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