Court news: Detroit Lakes man sentenced for felony DWI
On the evening of Aug. 8, he was seen “tearing up and down the road,” on 400th Avenue in rural Becker County. The silver, 2002 Oldsmobile Bravada he was driving broke down and a deputy found him with the car on the side of the road with the hood open.
Ryan Victor Heinen, 42, of rural Detroit Lakes has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony DWI.
According to court records, on the evening of Aug. 8, he was seen “tearing up and down the road,” on 400th Avenue in rural Becker County. The silver, 2002 Oldsmobile Bravada he was driving broke down and a deputy found him with the car on the side of the road with the hood open. He admitted to being under the influence of alcohol.
A search of the Oldsmobile turned up an open bottle of vodka and a pipe commonly used to smoke methamphetamine. Also found were a black zippered container with multiple marijuana pipes and a plastic baggie with a trace amount of suspected methamphetamine.
Heinen was previously convicted of DWI in 2017 and 2018 and has a prior implied consent revocation from April 2018.
On Dec. 8, District Judge Gretchen Thilmony sentenced Heinen to 36 months in prison at St. Cloud, stayed seven years. He was ordered to serve 180 days in jail, with credit for 68 days served. He must serve 150 days in jail, but the last 30 days can be served on electronic home monitoring at his own expense. He must serve 30 days on home monitoring for each year on probation.
He was fined $1,000 plus $1,180 in court fees, and must get a a chemical dependency evaluation and follow the recommendations, including aftercare. He was placed on supervised probation for seven years.
A gross misdemeanor charge of driving after his license was canceled and a misdemeanor charge of obstructing justice were dropped in a plea agreement.
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Ponsford man gets 26 months for residential burglaries
William Brandon Annette, 40, of rural Ponsford, has been sentenced in Becker County District Court on two felony charges of third-degree burglary and a misdemeanor theft charge involving residential properties.
According to court records, on Sept. 19, 2020 trail cam footage showed Annette and a 26-year-old woman moving items using a wheelbarrow and a winter sled at an unoccupied residence.
Alarms at the front gate and at the residence alerted deputies, who found the front door of the house had been broken to gain entry, and another building on the property had items displaced, according to property owners. Annette and the woman were not found on the property, but were arrested a few days later, according to court records.
In the second case, on Sept. 22, 2020, a special agent was monitoring a car driven by a 51-year-old Alexandria man, because people arrested for burglary a few days earlier had said that he had dropped them off at the burglary site.
The special agent saw the Alexandria man stop at a secluded house in a heavily wooded area off Highway 34, and a short while later the vehicle traveled to another secluded property off Highway 34. The vehicle then left and was stopped by a deputy on Highway 34, who found two chainsaws, a power washer, a propane heater and a framed picture in the back seat.
A pry bar was found in the vehicle, and Annette and the 26-year-old woman were also in the vehicle.
The items were found to have been taken from the two properties. The front door latch of a house had been pried open at one site and glass had been broken in a shed door at the other site.
On Dec. 3, District Judge Jay Carlson sentenced Annette on the first burglary charge to 26 months in prison at St. Cloud. He was fined $50 and must pay $200 in court fees.
On the second burglary charge, he was sentenced to 23 months in prison, and was ordered to pay $5,000 restitution, along with a $50 fine and $200 in court fees. To be served concurrently with the first charge. On the misdemeanor theft charge, he was ordered to pay $41 restitution, a $50 fine and $200 in court fees. Two charges of felony second-degree were dropped in a plea agreement.
Woman sentenced after caught in motel room search
Iza Marie Aldes, 43, of Fergus Falls has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony first-degree controlled substance crime.
According to court records, on Aug. 13, 2020 agents with the West Central Minnesota Drug and Violent Crime Task Force executed a search warrant on a Detroit Lakes motel room. Agents saw Aldes walk down the hallway with multiple bags, and then heard her ask at the front desk for the man whose room was being searched.
At the front desk, she no longer had the bags, which were found in a laundry room, with keys to a Toyota pickup truck on top. A search warrant was obtained to search the truck and the bags. One bag held just over a half-gram of heroin, another bag held 4.7 grams of meth, and 96 grams of meth was found in the truck.
On Dec. 8, District Judge Gretchen Thilmony sentenced Aldes to 85 months in prison at Shakopee, stayed five years. She was ordered to serve 180 days in jail, which can be served on electronic home monitoring at her own expense. Credit was granted for four days served.
She was fined $1,000 plus $1,075 in court fees, and must get a a chemical dependency evaluation and follow the recommendations, including aftercare. She was placed on supervised probation for five years.