Felony charges urinating in police car

A 20-year-old Anoka woman has been charged with a felony for urinating on the floor of a Coon Rapids police car in July.

Suji Sanstilaus John Godo faces one felony count of first-degree criminal damage to property.

On July 12 Coon Rapids Police responded to the 9000 block of Springbrook Drive Northwest on reports of a disorderly passenger on a Metro Transit Bus, according to the criminal complaint.

After removing Godo from the bus, an officer began transporting her to jail on a felony theft warrant from Hennepin County.

Godo reportedly told an officer she had to use the toilet but was told to wait until they arrived at Anoka County Jail.

While handcuffed Godo allegedly pulled down her pants and peed on the floor before sitting behind the officer and kicking the squad’s windows and screaming.

The squad car was removed from rotation until July 22 for cleaning.

~ Connor Cummiskey

Man charged with attempting sexual contact with teen

A 54-year-old Coon Rapids man is accused of attempting to make sexual contact with a teenager.

Kenton William Ziegler faces one felony count of solicitation of a child to engage in sexual conduct.

On July 20 Coon Rapids police received a report regarding soliciting a child, according to the criminal complaint.

A 15-year-old child told police Ziegler had asked her for her underwear so he could smell them.

Ziegler also allegedly told the child he had purchased a sex toy for her to use while he watched.

The charges say he admitted to these actions during recorded phone calls with the child’s family members and while being interviewed by the police.

~ Connor Cummiskey

Coon Rapids man charged with repeatedly raping child

A 31-year-old Coon Rapids man is charged with raping a child repeatedly for years.

Dean Robert Hoversten faces four first-degree counts of criminal sexual conduct.

On July 24 Coon Rapids police received a report of a 13-year-old girl being sexually abused, according to the criminal complaint.

The child told police Hoversten began raping her when she was in first grade, the charges say.

Hoversten allegedly raped her “too much” and limited himself to once a week. If Hoversten missed a week he would allegedly rape the child twice the next week, the complaint says.

The child refused the last time Haversten attempted to rape her and then told her mother using a note, the charges say.

~ Connor Cummiskey

Man charged with swindling using bad checks

A 46-year-old St. Paul man is charged with writing false checks to numerous Cub Foods stores.

Jamee Leah Spillman faces one felony count of theft by swindle, valued between $1,000 and $5,000.

On April 16 an employee reported a theft from Cub Foods in the 10800 block of University Avenue Northeast in Blaine, according to the criminal complaint.

Spillman allegedly wrote 33 bad checks between September 2018 and February 2019 with a total value of $1,860.22 at locations including Blaine, Champlin and Coon Rapids.

Spillman reportedly got around the store’s anti-fraud measures by providing a fake driver’s license number to cashiers so as not to be flagged for previous bad checks.

~ Connor Cummiskey

Ramsey woman charged with long-term sexual abuse of a teen

A 40-year-old Ramsey woman is charged with sexually abusing a minor for years.

Jennifer Rose Grusel faces one felony count of second-degree criminal sexual conduct and one felony count of third-degree criminal sexual conduct.

On Dec. 13, 2018, a young woman reported she had been in a sexual relationship with Grusel from the age of 14, according to the criminal complaint.

The victim allegedly attempted to end the relationship when she was 17, but Grusel allegedly threatened to kill herself if she did.

Grusel told deputies that the alleged victim and she had become close after the victim graduated high school. The victim allegedly expressed feelings for Grusel and was sent to therapy to “recover from her lesbian feelings,” according to the complaint.

Grusel accused the victim of making up the sexual relationship, according to the complaint.

The mother of one of the victim’s friends told deputies that in October 2018 Grusel admitted to having an inappropriate relationship with the victim, the charges say.

The victim’s sister also told deputies she found a box of love letters between Grusel and the victim that Grusel disposed of when she learned about the investigation, according to the complaint.

~ Connor Cummiskey

Man charged with assaulting tow truck driver

A Ham Lake man is charged with attacking a man who attempted to tow his Jeep.

Joshua Michael Harrington faces one felony count of third-degree assault.

On July 26 an Anoka County Sheriff’s Deputy was dispatched to an assault report in the Flamingo Terrace trailer home community on Ivy Lane NE in Ham Lake, according to the criminal complaint.

The victim told the deputy he was a tow truck driver contracted to tow any non-permitted vehicle from the Flamingo Terrace community.

That morning the victim allegedly saw a Jeep with no permit and took a picture. After hooking it up, the victim was allegedly confronted by Harrington, who allegedly punched him and choked him from behind until he lost consciousness. Deputies reported a large cut above the victim’s eye.

Harrington denied punching the victim but said he choked him in self-defense because he feared the victim would hurt him with a tow dolly bar the victim was holding, the charges say.

~ Connor Cummiskey

DWI charges against Maple Grove man in Coon Rapids

A Maple Grove man is charged with driving drunk in Coon Rapids.

Matthew James Bydlon faces one felony count of first-degree DWI with a prior felony conviction and one gross misdemeanor count of obstructing the legal process.

On July 27 Coon Rapids police received reports of a possible drunken driver in the 1800 block of Northdale Boulevard Northwest who was driving other cars off the road, according to the criminal complaint.

Upon arrival officers observed the vehicle leave a parking lot and park on a sidewalk where Bydlon then exited the vehicle and attempted to flee, the charges say.

Bydlon allegedly had slurred speech when officers located and arrested him, and an alcohol container was found during a search of his car.

Bydlon reportedly began screaming and banging on the cage once he was in the squad car and attempted to break out of his handcuffs.

A warrant was obtained for Bydlon’s blood. The complaint said the results were pending. He has one prior felony conviction for a DWI from 2009.

~ Connor Cummiskey

Mounds View man sentenced for stealing car

A Mounds View man was convicted of stealing a car and fleeing Coon Rapids police.

Jacob Andrew Huey, 26, was convicted on one felony count of theft of a motor vehicle and one felony count of fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle.

Huey was sentenced June 12 to one year and seven months in the St. Cloud prison, stayed for five years, for the theft and one year and three months for fleeing a peace officer stayed for three years, according to court documents. Huey also was sentenced to one month in the Anoka County Jail.

Huey was arrested after fleeing Coon Rapids police on Jan. 19 in a stolen vehicle before he leapt from the moving vehicle and fled on foot, according to the criminal complaint.

~ Connor Cummiskey

Stay of imposition granted in white van theft

A 19-year-old Lexington man pleaded guilty to stealing a white van in Ramsey.

Damien Worley-Devries was convicted on one felony count of theft of a motor vehicle.

Worley-Devries received a stay of imposition June 11 and was sentenced to 45 days in the Anoka County Jail, credit for time served, and was required to pay $3,200 in restitution. He also was placed on supervised probation for three years.

On Jan. 25, Worley-Devries stole a van from a parking lot in the 6400 block of Highway 10 Northwest in Ramsey, according to the criminal complaint.

~ Connor Cummiskey

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