Court Report 10/17/13

Woman sentenced in connection to criminal sexual conduct

Sara Meghan Anderson must register as a sex offender for 10 years in connection to an incident that took place April 5, 2012.

Stillwater police were called to the 300 block of Laurel Ave. on reports of a woman attempting to break down a door. When officers arrived, they were unable to locate Anderson. A then-17-year-old who lived in the residence told officers that Anderson, who was living with him and his father, had shown him her privates earlier in the day and forced herself on him after he asked where she’d been. The 17-year-old said Anderson had problems with chemical abuse in the past and had been away for two days and then threatened to blame him for the incident if he told anyone.

When was questioned, she told officers that the incident was the 17-year-old’s fault but admitted to showing her privates to the 17-year-old. Anderson was put on probation for 10 years, must submit to random testing, have a psychological exam and have no contact with the victim.

Man gets 72 days in jail after drug charge

A Lake Elmo man, identified in court documents as Chad Michael Nelson, must serve 72 days in jail in connection with a drug-related incident that occurred March 24, 2012.
Washington County Sheriff deputies responded to a call of a reckless driver on the 11000 block of 10th Street N. When deputies found the car, they initiated a traffic stop due to it’s high rate of speed.

When deputies spoke with Nelson, officers saw an open container of beer and noticed that he had bloodshot watery eyes, and a smell of alcohol. Nelson failed field sobriety tests, and his  and provided a PBT sample of .366.

When the man was taken into custody, Nelson refused a breath test because he was “not drunk.” Court documents state that he has two prior alcohol-related incidents. Drug paraphernalia and a baggie in Nelson’s car with pills that later tested positive for oxycodone were found.

Inmate sentenced to 15 months for assault

An Oak Park Heights prison inmate had 15 months added to his sentence and was charged a $50 fine in connection with an incident of assault that took place Jan. 11, 2013.
On the evening in question the inmate, Brian Jeffrey Miller, walked into the office near the kitchen of the correctional facility and told a corrections officer to cuff him.

Miller then told the officer he had just knocked out an employee in the kitchen.
Officers responded to the kitchen and found the victim with blood on the right side of his face. He needed 11 stitches to close a cut on his right eyelid.

Surveillance video shows that Miller entered the kitchen cooler and immediately started throwing punches and continued to hit the victim when they ended up on the floor. Court documents state that the victim didn’t know why Miller would have hit him but a supervisor said that Miller was upset because another inmate was fired from kitchen duties the week before.

Man faces credit card fraud charges

Ryan Robert Munson of Stillwater has been charged with credit card fraud in connection with an incident that occurred July 5, 2013.

The victim’s wallet was stolen the previous day and had been used in Oakdale at Fleet Farm. Time stamping and a search of surveillance video showed the alleged thief, Munson, placing the credit card into a gas pump to fill up his green Saturn while another person sat in the vehicle, according to police.

Officers stopped the Saturn on an unrelated matter and searched the car and found several credit cards that didn’t belong to Munson. A positive identification was made of Munson and another person.

The men allegedly attempted to make several purchases at various stores including two Apple tablets and two wristwatches for $753.05 at a Target store and an inflatable boat and rope for $187.44 at Fleet Farm, though the card was denied. Other purchases were also made at area stores for $435.13 and $33.80.

Compiled by Avery Cropp –