Conviction in Coon Rapids attack

A 39-year-old Coon Rapids man pleaded guilty to attacking a woman in her home.

Jamison Kenneth Barott was convicted of one felony count of domestic assault by strangulation. One misdemeanor count of violating a domestic abuse no contact order and one misdemeanor count of domestic assault causing fear of immediate bodily harm dismissed.

Barott was sentenced June 19 to 27 days in the Anoka County Jail, credit for time served. He was also placed on three years of supervised probation.

On Dec. 23, 2018, a woman fled to her neighbor’s home on 127th Avenue Northwest in Coon Rapids saying Barott was trying to kill her, according to the criminal complaint.

~ Connor Cummiskey

Guilty plea in pellet gun robbery

A 30-year-old Brooklyn Center man pleaded guilty to robbing a man at gunpoint in Anoka.

Isaiah Thomas was convicted on one felony count of first-degree aggravated robbery.

Thomas was sentenced July 2 to six years and three months in the St. Cloud state correctional facility, stayed for 10 years and 10 years of supervised probation.

In addition Thomas was sentenced to one year in the Anoka County Jail with 169 days credit for time served.

On Jan. 15 Thomas robbed a man of his cell phone and wallet using a pistol that was later identified as a pellet gun.

~ Connor Cummiskey

Man charged with breaking into apartment he was kicked out of

A 39-year-old Champlin man is charged with breaking into a Coon Rapids apartment.

Benjamin Perry Richardson Jr. faces one felony count of first-degree burglary and one misdemeanor count of domestic assault.

On July 4 Coon Rapids officers were dispatched to an apartment on Redwood Street Northwest to remove Richardson from a woman’s apartment, according to the criminal complaint.

Approximately an hour later Richardson allegedly returned, kicked in the door and struck the resident. He then allegedly took his safe and phone charger before leaving.

~ Connor Cummiskey

Charges: Woman steals car with keys left in it

A 21-year-old Loretto woman is charged with stealing a vehicle from an Andover residence.

Kinsey Madison Mohs faces one felony count of theft of a motor vehicle.

On Sept. 26, 2018, Anoka County deputies responded to a theft report on 147th Avenue in Andover, according to the criminal complaint.

The victim reported his Toyota Corolla was parked, unlocked in the driveway with the spare key in the glove box.

The vehicle was recovered in Anoka with a blue, plastic dealership-type plate and a fake temporary tag in the back window.

Mohs was found in custody with a number of belongings from the vehicle, including an insurance card and the vehicle manual and keys, according to the complaint.

Mohs allegedly admitted to stealing the car because she was cold.

~ Connor Cummiskey

Andover man charged with sexually abusing third-grader

A 58-year-old Andover man is charged with sexually abusing a minor.

Peter Zamora faces two felony counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct.

On Dec. 8, 2018, a female reported to the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office that she had been repeatedly sexually assaulted by Zamora years ago, according to the criminal complaint.

The victim reported that when she was in third and fourth grade Zamora had repeatedly touched her inappropriately while drinking. Zamora allegedly touched her roughly once a month until he was imprisoned for a drunken driving-related crash.

Zamora denied the allegations, according to the complaint.

~ Connor Cummiskey

Charges: Blaine man breaks into Coon Rapids apartment, steals car

A 31-year-old Blaine man is charged with breaking into the home of a woman who had a domestic abuse no contact order against him.

Travis Allyn Hafterson faces one felony count of first-degree burglary, one felony count of theft of a motor vehicle and one misdemeanor count of violating a domestic abuse no contact order.

On July 9 law enforcement received a report of a violation of a domestic abuse no contact order at a Coon Rapids residence, according to the criminal complaint.

The victim told police she had been feeding a 2-year-old child when Hafterson allegedly opened the sliding back door and walked in. The apartment had been obtained through the Safe at Home placement program, and the victim was frightened Hafterson had found her.

Hafterson did not speak but entered the victim’s bedroom, and when she began calling the police, Hafterson drove away in the victim’s vehicle, the complaint alleges.

The victim’s car was later found in Balsam Lake, Wisconsin, and towed back to Coon Rapids.

~ Connor Cummiskey

Charges: Man breaks into Fridley apartment with babysitter present

A 29-year-old Coon Rapids man is charged with breaking into a Fridley apartment he was legally banned from entering.

Luis Reinaldo Olivencia III faces one felony count of first-degree burglary.

On April 21 Fridley police were called to an apartment in the 100 block of Island Park Drive Northeast on a report of a man knocking on the windows, according to the criminal complaint.

The caller reportedly had been babysitting at the apartment when Olivencia woke the caller by knocking loudly on the windows, according to the complaint.

Olivencia allegedly broke a window to gain access to the apartment, and when the victim and children hid in the bathroom, damaged the door attempting to gain entry.

Olivencia reportedly fled once police arrived.

~ Connor Cummiskey

East Bethel woman pleads guilty to domestic assault charges

A 43-year-old East Bethel woman has pleaded guilty to assaulting her girlfriend.

Angela Marie Wanquist pleaded guilty to one felony count of domestic assault with one felony count of domestic assault by strangulation dismissed.

Wanquist was sentenced May 22 to one year and nine months in the Shakopee State Correctional Facility with 36 days credit for time served.

On Jan. 21 the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office received a report from a woman at the Alexandra House shelter that Wanquist had attacked her after an argument.

~ Connor Cummiskey

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