Brandon Douglas Carpentier, 19, of Frazee has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony third-degree burglary.
According to court records, on July 3, 2019, a police officer dispatched to the Frazee school grounds found three doors to the summer recreation building had been kicked open, damaging the frames, and a door to the concession stand had also been kicked in, with candy and other items stolen.
The officer found partial shoe prints, on two of the doors, that matched Carpentier’s Nike Air Force 1 shoes. Carpentier was one of three young people believed to be involved in the case. The other two were juveniles.
On Oct. 19, District Judge Jay Carlson stayed imposition of sentence and placed Carpentier on supervised probation for five years.
He was ordered to serve eight days in jail, with credit for eight days served, and can do 22 additional days on electronic home monitoring at his own expense. Work release privileges were granted.
He was fined $250 plus $400 in court fees, and was ordered to pay $3,174 in restitution. He must get a chemical dependency evaluation and follow the recommendations, including aftercare.
A gross misdemeanor third-degree criminal damage to property charge was dropped in a plea agreement.
Frazee man sentenced for felony threats of violence
Jason Robert Haataja, 37, of rural frazee has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony threats of violence.
A felony charge of domestic assault was dropped in a plea agreement.
According to court records, at 7:41 a.m. on Aug. 4, a woman called the sheriff’s office and said her ex-boyfriend, Haataja, was acting “psycho” and threatening to kill multiple people.
A deputy at the scene heard the victim tell a White Earth investigator that Haataja had thrown objects around the house and threatened to bash her head in.
The front door had damage consistent with being kicked in, and a broken glass vase was on the floor. She said that Haataja told her he would bash her head in with it, and then threw it at her, putting a hole in the drywall, according to the criminal complaint.
She said they have been dating for eight years and seven years ago he was arrested for a domestic assault on her.
Haataja denied he had threatened her and said he broke things because he was angry and was trying to get rid of his aggression. He admitted kicking in the door so he could use the shower and get some clothes. He has three prior domestic assault-related convictions from 2011, 2012 and 2013.
On Oct. 19, District Judge Jay Carlson stayed imposition of sentence and placed him on supervised probation for five years.
Haataja was ordered to serve 60 days in jail, with credit for 40 days served, and no more time required to be served. He was fined $1,000 plus $1,090 in court fees. He must get chemical dependency, domestic abuse and mental health evaluations and follow the recommendations, including aftercare.
Man sentenced after being spotted in field by infrared camera
Kenneth Shayne Gartner, 47, of rural Park Rapids has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony fifth-degree controlled substance crime.
According to court records, on Oct. 22, 2019, a White Earth police officer came across an unoccupied car on Becker County Road 58. The officer scanned fields nearby with an infrared camera, and spotted a man lying down about 30 yards away. It was Gartner, and the officer found 2.2 grams of methamphetamine in a hat where he had been laying.
On Oct. 14, District Judge Jay Carlson issued a stay of adjudication and continued the case. Gartner was ordered to serve six days in jail, with credit for six days served, and was fined $500 plus $500 in court fees. He must get a chemical dependency evaluation and follow the recommendations, including aftercare. He was placed on supervised probation for five years.
Woman sentenced for meth after erratic driving complaint
Jodi Lynn Mata, 40, of Blaine, Minn., has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony fifth-degree controlled substance crime.
According to court records, on June 18, 2019, a state trooper responded to a complaint of a white Chevy Tahoe driving in and out of the ditch and swerving in and out of its traffic lane.
The trooper pulled over the Tahoe on Highway 10 in Detroit Lakes. Mata was the driver. The trooper saw a brown marijuana pipe in the center of the dash (that was claimed by a passenger) and a small baggie of meth was found in the car.
On Oct. 19, District Judge Jay Carlson sentenced Mata to a year and a day in prison at Shakopee, stayed five years.
She was ordered to serve 44 days in jail, with credit for 44 days served, and must pay $1,150 in court fees. Mata was ordered to get chemical dependency and mental health evaluations and follow the recommendations, including aftercare.
She was placed on supervised probation for five years.
New charges in 'my car, my rules' case
Charges have been dismissed and refiled in Becker County District Court against Ziboy Akiba Noah, 37, of Fargo.
He is now charged with felony threats of violence and misdemeanor DWI.
The original charges of felony false imprisonment, felony threats of violence, gross misdemeanor DWI and misdemeanor DWI were dismissed Oct. 22 as part of a plea agreement that included refiling charges in a new court file, according to court records.
According to court records, on July 19, officers responded to complaints of a silver Honda with North Dakota plates driving erratically on Highway 10, at speeds ranging from 30 mph to 80 mph.
The vehicle was pulled over. Noah was the driver. As officers tried to talk to a passenger, Noah locked the car door and rolled up the window, saying officers didn’t need to talk to him (Noah) and it was his car, his rules.
A Detroit Lakes police officer opened the driver’s door and told Noah to step out. He smelled strongly of alcohol, and after one DWI test, he refused to take any more. He was arrested on suspicion of DWI.
A female in the back seat said she had agreed to go with him from Fargo to the lakes, but he was taking shots of vodka and got crazy. He took her phone away and kept her locked in the back seat, telling her “my car, my rules -- what I say goes.” He wouldn’t return her phone, she couldn’t get out because the door was locked, and he was waving a knife around, she said.
Officers recovered her phone and a knife from the front seat, and found an open bottle of vodka in the trunk