Woman sentenced in Sam’s Club thefts

A 43-year-old former Coon Rapids woman received diversion after pleading guilty to a theft charge.

June Lenora Rogers, whose address is listed as Brooklyn Park in charging documents, pleaded guilty to one felony count of theft, valued between $1,000 and $5,000.

On May 15 Rogers received diversion, wherein the charges will be dismissed upon successful completion of two years of supervised probation. Rogers may be discharged from probation earlier if she pays approximately $4,000 in restitution.

Rogers drove two accomplices to Sam’s Club stores to steal electronics on Feb. 4, 2018, according to the criminal complaint.

~ Connor Cummiskey

Anoka woman pleads guilty to vehicle theft

A 25-year-old Anoka woman pleaded guilty to stealing a vehicle.

Sarah Anne Tubman was convicted on one count of felony theft of a motor vehicle. She received a stay of imposition April 24 and upon successful completion of five years of supervised probation the conviction will be reduced to a misdemeanor. Tubman also was sentenced to 42 days in the Anoka County Jail, credit for time served.

Tubman was charged after being stopped by a Coon Rapids officer Nov. 1, 2018, who had observed the vehicle she was driving was missing a front license plate.

~ Connor Cummiskey

Guilty plea in purse theft

A 32-year-old St. Francis woman pleaded guilty to theft charges in Fridley.

Sara Audrey Adriaens was convicted on one felony count of theft. She was sentenced April 39 to one year and nine months in the St. Cloud state correctional facility, stayed for five years.

Adriaens also was sentenced to 123 days in the Anoka County Jail, credit for time served, and five years of supervised probation.

On Nov. 18, 2018, Adriaens attacked and robbed a woman known to her of her purse, which included the second woman’s wallet, cellphone and credit cards.

~ Connor Cummiskey

Coon Rapids man pleads guilty to attacking pregnant woman

A 27-year-old Coon Rapids man pleaded guilty to domestic assault charges.

Ivan Earl Dennis III was convicted on two felony counts of domestic assault. He was sentenced to two years and eight months in the St. Cloud state correctional facility, stayed for three years as well as 73 days in the Anoka County Jail, credit for time served and three years of supervised probation.

On Nov. 24, 2018, Mercy Hospital informed police of a pregnant woman reporting an assault. Dennis had thrown a cellphone at her and then choked the woman.

~ Connor Cummiskey

Personal care attendant pleads guilty to stealing from clients

A 50-year-old Coon Rapids woman pleaded guilty to stealing from two vulnerable adults.

Teresa Ann Partlow was convicted of one felony count of theft, valued between $1,000 and $5,000.

Partlow received a stay of imposition May 14 and upon successful completion of five years of supervised probation the conviction will be reduced to a misdemeanor. She also was sentenced to 20 days in the Anoka County jail and is required to pay almost $3,900 in restitution.

Coon Rapids police were alerted to Partlow’s thefts Aug. 6, 2018, after she stole over $3,000 from a woman with Alzheimer’s disease and a man with autism while serving as a personal care attendant.

~ Connor Cummiskey

Andover man gets almost 3 years in sexual abuse case

A 28-year-old Andover man pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a 5-year-old girl.

Matthew Thomas Norman was convicted on one felony count of second degree criminal sexual conduct.

Norman was sentenced May 9 to two years and eight months in the St. Cloud state correctional facility, 365 days in the Anoka County Jail with 215 days credit for time served and 25 years of supervised probation.

On Oct. 7, 2018, the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office was informed Norman had forced the girl to touch his penis.

~ Connor Cummiskey

Charges dismissed in alleged burglary and assault

Burglary charges against a 46-year-old woman with no listed address have been dismissed.

Kari Marie Claeys had been charged with one felony count of first degree burglary and one felony count of domestic assault.

Claeys had been accused of kicking in the door to an ex-boyfriend’s Coon Rapids apartment, punching him in the eye and smashing dishes on Dec. 13, 2018, according to the criminal complaint.

~ Connor Cummiskey

Guilty plea in Coon Rapids burglary

A 23-year-old Brooklyn Center man pleaded guilty to a Coon Rapids burglary.

Dakaree Raejon Pointer was convicted on one felony count of first degree burglary.

Pointer received a stay of imposition April 30, and upon successful completion of 10 years of supervised probation the conviction will be reduced to a misdemeanor. He also was sentenced to 31 days in the Anoka County Jail, credit for time served as well as paying approximately $1,000 in restitution.

On Dec. 18, 2018, Pointer entered a residence in the 9700 block of Yellow Pine Street through the garage while the residents were asleep, according to the criminal complaint.

~ Connor Cummiskey

Vehicle stolen from attached garage

A vehicle and its contents were stolen from the attached garage of a residence on the 3900 block of 123rd Avenue NW, Coon Rapids, the night of May 25.

According to the Coon Rapids Police report, the vehicle, a 2012 Jeep Patriot, contained karate equipment, including clothing and swords, worth $2,000 as well as a purse that had $350 in cash inside it and a debit card that had been used after the vehicle theft.

The owner believed the overhead garage door was closed, but the keys were left in the ignition of the Jeep Patriot when it was parked at 9 p.m., the police report states.

~Peter Bodley

Burglars strike Coon Rapids restaurant

Two burglars struck a Coon Rapids restaurant the early morning hours of May 28.

The owner of Pappy Cafe, 11496 Martin St. NW, contacted police after seeing someone inside the restaurant with a flashlight via a few-minute delay remote camera just before 4 a.m., according to the police report. When officers arrived, they found the front door damaged and the glass pane shattered, but no one inside.

Video surveillance showed two suspects enter the business by prying open the front door, and one of them took a safe, which contained an unknown amount of money, police say. Then both suspects pried open wooden cabinets at the pull tab station, causing damage, the police report states.

~Peter Bodley

Man pleads guilty to one of two felony charges

A former Coon Rapids resident has entered a guilty plea and been sentenced on one of two felony charges for offenses committed within a week of each other.

Daniel Scott Allen, 49, no permanent address, was charged Aug. 15, 2018, with a felony protection order violation, and the court issued a warrant because his whereabouts were unknown. Then he committed a second violation Aug. 20, 2018, for which he was arrested on a new felony charge Aug. 23, 2018.

On Feb. 20, Allen entered a guilty plea to the second charge, and in a plea agreement, the first count was dismissed at sentencing May 24 when an 18-month prison term was stayed. He was placed on probation for five years, jailed for 24 days and ordered to complete 30 hours of community service in lieu of a $300 fine.

According to Allen’s criminal history, he has five previous domestic abuse-related convictions.

~Peter Bodley

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