Court news: Alexandria man has probation extended in check forgery case
According to court records, from September of 2009 through January of 2010, Jerry Crawford took check blanks from several accounts belonging to the woman he lived with, and used them to write $8,905 in checks, mostly to himself.
Jerry Anthony Crawford, 48, of rural Alexandria, has had his supervised probation extended one year on a felony check forgery charge from 2010.
According to court records, from September of 2009 through January of 2010, he took check blanks from several accounts belonging to the woman he lived with, and used them to write $8,905 in checks, mostly to himself.
Back in 2010, he was sentenced to pay $12,900 in restitution, pay $260 in fines and fees, serve 128 days in jail, and serve 10 years supervised probation.
On March 15, District Judge Jay Carlson extended his supervised probation to 2022, ordered Crawford to pay $100 a month towards his restitution, and ordered him to get a chemical dependency evaluation and follow the recommendations, including aftercare.
Burglary charge dropped against woman in Detroit Lakes case
Heather May Henderson, 37, of Horace, N.D., has had a felony charge of third-degree burglary dismissed in Becker County District Court.
According to court records, on Nov. 15, 2020, a business owner in Detroit Lakes reported that keys stolen from his business on Nov. 10 had been used Nov. 15 to steal coins from his laundry machines. Store surveillance photos and videos pointed to Henderson and Kenneth Darrell Hanna, 57, of Detroit Lakes, as suspects.
Video shows the two entering the business with a small bulldog-type dog. Hanna used keys to take coins from laundry machines, and Henderson stood next to him, apparently to hide what he was doing. They left in a dark-colored sedan with no license plates.
The car was spotted later that evening at Holiday convenience store in Detroit Lakes. Hanna was arrested, and told the officer he was only at the business to do his laundry. A plastic bag containing $110 in quarters was found in the car, also a syringe, a marijuana pipe, a small bottle of brown liquid, and a small bag of what appeared to be marijuana.
A Dewalt power drill, taken from the coin laundry business in the Nov. 10 burglary, was also found in the car. Hanna had multiple sets of keys, including at least one for the coin laundry machines, according to the criminal complaint.
When Hanna was arrested at the Holiday store, a small bulldog-type puppy was in the car, and was taken to the city pound at The Marshmallow Animal Shelter. Henderson called the police about 2 a.m. to ask about getting her dog out of the pound. When she met with an officer, she was wearing the same clothes as the suspect in the video, and was arrested.
On March 17, the charge against Henderson was dismissed by the Becker County Attorney’s Office, which said in a court filing that “the state is unable to prove beyond reasonable doubt that (her) conduct rises to the level of criminal conduct.”
It added that the Becker County Attorney’s Office will proceed with the prosecution of Hanna.
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