Woman caught trying to bring drugs into prison

A West St. Paul woman must serve 10 days in jail after being charged with bringing contraband into the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Stillwater.
The woman, identified in court documents as Abby Teuber, was in contact with an inmate at the prison and their monitored calls from July 3-6 revealed she and the prisoner, identified as Kurtis Rich, were planning how to smuggle drugs into the prison.

Court documents indicate that listening in on the conversations allowed investigators to learn their plans. The pair talked about how they would smuggle the package in and when Teuber would visit.

On July 6, Teuber was observed on video surveillance in the parking lot and registered to visit Rich, according to court documents. Teuber was intercepted and when questioned, admitted to having drugs on her to give it to Rich. She reached behind her hair and pulled out a small blue balloon, which was glued to the back of her shirt collar. The substance in the balloon tested positive for marijuana.

Man to serve two months in prison after theft

A Stillwater man was sentenced to 59 days in jail and four years probation after his conviction for third-degree burglary.

The man, identified in court documents as James Hanson, was apprehended after an early morning incident July 21, 2012.

Court documents said a resident in the 700 block of Olive Street called police saying he a man holding a belt sander and motorcycle helmet walking toward saw a car parked in the street. The caller told officers that the belt sander belonged to his neighbor and when he had asked the men what they were doing. they ran north on Martha Street.

When officers arrived, they found the car filled with property and set up surveillance thinking that the men might return. While officers were waiting the original caller’s wife contacted them and said one of the men returned to the area and that her husband had apprehended him in their backyard.

Inside the vehicle, which court documents said was registered to Nicholas Derosier, officers found a set of golf clubs with an identification tag, two Garmin GPS units, a five-gallon gas can, Apple tablet or iPad and two DVDs.
Court documents said officers answered a call on Hanson’s cell phone in which the caller identified himself and said he’d given a ride to Derosier’s residence just before 4 a.m. but no one was there.

Court documents added that various calls came in during the time of this investigation from people reporting items missing from their garages. One caller reported a missing iPad, laptop computer and briefcase with legal documents. Another reported a five-gallon gas can was missing and his vehicles had been rummaged through. All items reported matched the descriptions of the stolen items in the vehicle.

Hanson admitted to stealing the belt sander and helmet but they were outside the garage and not in the garage and denied knowing about the other items in Derosier’s car.

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