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McLeod County District Court
Herald Journal, May 2, 2016

The following cases were heard in McLeod County District Court April 15, Judge Terrence Conkel presiding:

Nathan Allen George, 32, of Glencoe, had previously appeared in court and had pleaded guilty to communication of sexually explicit materials to children. He appeared for sentencing. The court stayed the imposition of sentence and placed him on probation for five years, with the following conditions: that he serve 90 days in the McLeod County Jail, complete a psychiatric evaluation and follow its recommendations, complete a sex offender treatment program and after care, have no possession of pornographic or sexually explicit materials, have no use or access to the internet, have no use or possession of alcohol or drugs, have no unsupervised contact with minors except for at work, have no contact with the victim, and pay a surcharge of $85.

Cara E. Patnode, 36, of Hutchinson, had previously appeared in court and had pleaded guilty to one felony count of possession of stolen property and one felony count of storing methamphetamine paraphernalia in the presence of a child. She appeared for sentencing. The court stayed the imposition of sentence and placed her on probation for five years, with the following conditions: that she serve 60 days in the McLeod County Jail, complete a chemical dependency and psychological evaluations and follow their recommendations, have no use or possession of alcohol or drugs, and have no contact with the victim. The issue of restitution is reserved for 60 days.

Thomas E. Nelson, 55, of Hutchinson, had previously appeared in court and had pleaded guilty to one felony count of controlled substance crime – possession of methamphetamine. He appeared for sentencing. The court stayed the imposition of sentence and placed him on probation for three years, with the following conditions: that he serve 144 days in the McLeod County Jail, complete chemical dependency and psychological evaluations and follow their recommendations, have no use or possession of alcohol or drugs, and pay a surcharge of $85.

Joshua B. Stark, 33, of Buffalo Lake, had previously appeared in court and had been found guilty in a court trial of one gross misdemeanor count of driving after cancellation after being deemed inimical to the public safety. He appeared for sentencing, and was ordered to serve 10 days in the McLeod County Jail and pay a surcharge of $85.

Marcos G. Alonso, 25, of Hector, pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of driving while impaired. He was ordered to serve 18 days in the McLeod County Jail.

The following misdemeanors and petty misdemeanors were heard in District Court April 15-24. Minnesota State Patrol (MSP); Sheriff’s Office, (SO); Brownton Police Department (BPD); Hutchinson Police Department (HPD); Glencoe Police Department (GPD); Lester Prairie Police Department (LPPD); Silver Lake Police Department (SLPD); Winsted Police Department (WPD); Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

Rolando Sauceda, 19, Glencoe, snowbird, $62, GPD; Cara E. Patnode, 36, Dodge Center, driving after revocation, local confinement 30 days, 16 days credit for time served, serve as work release or sentence to service if eligible, driver must carry proof of insurance, dismissed, HPD;

Evangeline R. Thompson, 21, Brownton, third-degree driving while impaired, two years probation, local confinement 10 days, 10 days credit for time served, no possession of alcohol or drugs, no alcohol or controlled substance use, no alcohol-related offenses, victim impact panel, chemical dependency evaluation and treatment, follow recommendations of evaluation, no driver license violations, no driving without insurance, keep court/attorney informed of current address, remain law abiding, no same or similar, contact with probation, $560, no proof of insurance, dismissed, driving afer revocation, 10 days confinement concurrent with above, open container, dismissed, possession of drug paraphernalia, dismissed;

Evangeleine R. Thompson, 21, Brownton, fourth-degree driving while impaired, one year probation, no possession of alcohol or drugs, no alcohol or controlled substance use, no alcohol-related offenses, victim impact panel, chemical dependency evaluation and treatment, follow recommendations of evaluation, no driver license violations, keep court/attorney informed of current address, no driving without insurance, remain law abiding, no same or similar, contact with probation, $485, no insurance, dismissed, HPD;

Greggory S. Jensen, 24, Stewart, speed, $185, failure to obtain new driver’s license after changing name or address, $20, expired plates, $30, SO; Aaron J. Hellquist, 26, Lester Prairie, speed, $125, no proof of insurance, $200, MSP; Corey D. Lemke, 19, Glencoe, seat belt, $110, MSP;

Joel J. Mattsfield, 71, Darwin, seat belt, $110, MSP; Thaddeus L. Neis, 19, Morton, speed, $385, MSP; Peter J. Roumel, 85, Edina, speed, $125, MSP; Matthew G. Shupe-Botner, 25, New Germany, taillights not working, $125, improper display of registration stickers, $30, MSP;

Jesse L. Womack, 21, Albany, speed, $145, MSP; Dustin B. Klabunde, 27, Brownton, speed, $125, WPD; Aaron J. Staples, 27, Hutchinson, snow emergency parking, $62, HPD; Andrew M. Miller, 18, Chanhassen, seat belt, $110, MSP;

Jacqueline A. Shelton, 31, Savage, speed, $125, MSP; Karki Ranjan, 26, Brookings, South Dakota, speed, $125, MSP; Jerome J. Burmeister, 53, Hutchinson, failure to stop for traffic control signal, $135, HPD; Mark J. Corbin, 34, Hutchinson, speed, $135, HPD; Stephen S. Kalenberg, 18, Hutchinson, speed, $145, HPD; Renee A. Vasko, 51, Lester Prairie, blight, dismissed;

Bethany L. Habisch, 29, Buffalo Lake, unlawful depsoit of garbage or littering, $185, SO; Jessyca Y. Ramirez, 33, Glencoe, speed, $135, SO; Betsi B. Bowman, 35, Lafayette, texting/use of electronic device while driving, $135, MSP; Roxanne D. Braun-Billings, 38, Manktao, speed, $125, MSP; Bethany L. Habisch, 29, Buffalo Lake, seat belt, $110, MSP; Kelly M. Hansen, 32, Minneapolis, speed, $135, MSP;

Brent W. Litzau, 20, Glencoe, loud muffler/exhaust, $135, MSP; Alberto Garcia Narvaez, 35, Winsted, driving without a valid license, $185, WPD; Khuong T. Duong, 37, Sleepy Eye, speed, $145, GPD; Pedro R. Gonzalez, 49, Hutchinson, driving with a valid license, $185, GPD; Eric E. Grack, 27, Brownton, driving after revocation, $285, GPD;

Anthony O. McKenzie, 38, Glencoe, driving after revocation, one year probation, no driver license violations, local confinement 30 days, stay 20 days for one year, serve as work release or sentence to serve, $150, no proof of insurance – driver, not owner, dismissed; Marvin G. Finstrom, 92, Hutchinson, issuance of dishonored check, $85, pay restitution of $52.05, HPD;

April D. Parker, 51, Hutchinson, theft – take/use/transfer movable property without consent, local confinement 90 days, 60 days for one year, serve 30 days within 30 days, $85, HPD; Todd M. Anderson, 54, Glencoe, use of wireless communications device, second or subsequent offense, dismissed, SO; Riley B. Brandt, 22, LeSueur, speed, $135, commercial motor vehicle – log book not current, $50, MSP;

Patricia M. Geib, 55, Arlington, speed, $125, MSP; Donald N. Mason, 58, Menomee Falls, Wisconsin, speed, $125, MSP; Kari Jo Ohmann, 35, Jordan, speed, $145, MSP; Devin E. Compton, 25, Dassel, winter parking violation, $62, WPD; Dale A. Dorpinghaus, 28, New Ulm, speed, $135, BPD; Amy T. Penaz, 36, Silver Lake, fail to stop at stop sign, $135;

Nicholas D. Selle, 30, Brownton, theft by swindle, $135, restitution, $9.62, HPD; Javier C. Gandarillas, 48, Hutchinson, speed, $135; Joel E. Woski, 45, Stewart, disorderly conduct, dismissed, SO; Amy R. Jacobson, 23, Waverly, possession of drug paraphernalia, $135, GPD; Joshua E. Behning, 20, Woodstock, Illinois, speed greater than reasonable, $125, HPD; Melissa S. Lamere-Dragovich, 34, Cokato, speed greater than reasonable, $125, HPD;

Zachary A. Haney, 16, Olivia, speed, $135, SO; Jordan T. Lindhorst, 22, Darwin, expired plates, $115, uninsured vehicle – owner, $200, failure to obtain a new driver’s license after changing name or address, $20, SO; Jesse J. Rooney, 37, Howard Lake, speed, $135, SO;

Julie M. Elder, 50, Huchinson, fail to change address/name within 30 days, $105, MSP; Tyler T. Fortun, 31, Dassel, seat belt, $110, MSP; Tami Lea Hook, 50, Glencoe, child passenger restraint system – child under 8 and under 57 inches not fastened, $135, MSP; Stephen D. Price, 30, Hutchinson, speed, $135, MSP; Warren H. Pringnitz, 19, Dassel, speed, $135, MSP; Cassandra M. Sletten, 19, Hutchinson, driving after revocation, $285, MSP; Kaisha J. Hagen, 24, Winsted, possession of drug paraphernalia, $135, WPD.