Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Brian James Mehlhorn was sentenced in early March following incidents in Woodbury and Oakdale.
An Oakdale man was sentenced earlier this month following convictions on two burglaries and one car theft. Brian James Mehlhorn, 30, who has a lengthy rap sheet according to state records, was sentenced to nearly two years in prison, with credit for 156 days served, following his convictions for: Mehlhorn must also pay nearly $20,000 in combined in restitution to the victims. He is also a suspect in other cases. According to the criminal complaints: Woodbury burglary Woodbury police were called in December 2011 on a report that an unattached garage at an apartment complex at the 6700 block of Ashwood Road had been burglarized, and tires and rims (valued at $2,424) and a $330 bicycle had been stolen. Swabs from a crowbar found at the scene …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Anthony Neil Sweet, 51, was sentenced to more than 11 years in prison.
A Woodbury has been sentenced to more than 11 years in prison following his conviction for sexually assaulting two girls. Anthony Neil Sweet, 51, who was given credit for 157 days served, must register as a sex offender and submit a DNA sample to the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. In September 2012 police were called about a possible sexual assault, and subsequent interviews with two girls revealed further accusations against Sweet. One of the girls told officers he had been sexually assaulting her since she was 5 years old. Sweet later admitted to the assaults and to taking sexually explicit photos of one of the girls, according to the criminal complaint. He was convicted of first-degree criminal sexual conduct. Like Patch on …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Ace Arthur Collins, 25, was sentenced on a burglary charge related to incidents at an apartment complex on Guider Drive.
A St. Paul man was sentenced after DNA evidence linked him to a series of vehicle break-ins at a Woodbury apartment complex in December 2010. Ace Arthur Collins, 25, must pay restitution to the victims following the burglary conviction. He was given credit for 335 days served in jail. Police on Dec. 9, 2010, were called about a number of vehicle break-ins in a garage at an apartment complex at the 7200 block of Guider Drive in Woodbury. The victims, according to the criminal complaint, reported missing: From one of the vehicles police obtained a piece of bloody glass, and an analysis from the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension found that it was Collins’ blood. Like Patch on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up for our free newsletter
Thursday, November 1, 2012
The safe contained more than a third of a pound of marijuana, a digital scale, drug paraphernalia, baggies and a “large amount” of cash.
A Woodbury man has been sentenced to three years of probation stemming from a February incident in which police found more than a third of a pound of marijuana, a digital scale, drug paraphernalia, baggies and a “large amount” of cash in a hidden safe at a home at 8800 block of Summer Wind Circle. Steven Charles Heinn, 26, must also complete community service work and a drug evaluation, and remain law abiding. Authorities executed a search warrant at the home on Feb. 15. A Washington County Sheriff's Office detective was told by Woodbury officers that while executing the warrant they would find the hidden safe, which was located in one of the bedrooms, according to the criminal complaint. Officers found a Social Security card and other …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Woodbury woman convicted of domestic assault and malicious punishment of a child.
A Woodbury woman was convicted today for malicious punishment of a child and domestic assault after she made her boyfriend’s daughter kneel on the floor while holding a chair above her head and sent her to school wearing a shirt that read: “I am a thief.” Ahavel Scherz, 27, faces up to a year in prison stemming from the April incidents, according to a release from the Washington County Attorney’s Office. Her boyfriend, the father of the 13-year-old girl, was also charged. When the girl’s arms could no longer remain fully extended while she was holding the chair, Scherz would strike the girl repeatedly with a wooden spoon, the release says, and the girl suffered numerous bruises on her arms and legs. The next day Scherz wrote, “My name is (…
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Timothy Peter Noirjean, 27, must pay $1,000 in restitution to each of his 13 victims after he apparently tricked them into giving him personal information while posing as a friend on Facebook.
A Woodbury man convicted of stealing women’s photos from their computers and posting them on an adult website has been sentenced to 150 days in jail and five years of probation. Timothy Peter Noirjean, 27, must also pay $1,000 in restitution to each of his 13 victims. He apparently tricked several women into giving him personal information while posing as a friend on Facebook. According to the court complaint, in February 2010 a then-18-year-old Oakdale woman reported to the Oakdale Police Department that someone had accessed a friend’s Facebook account and exchanged instant messages with her, posing as her friend. She told police she had unwittingly given the person the answers to security questions while chatting, allowing them to get …
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
John Albert Gerst, 39, was sentenced to two years in prison on latest the drug charge.
A Woodbury man who has had a series of run-ins with police was recently convicted of third-degree drug possession. John Albert Gerst, 39, was sentenced to two years in prison, with credit for 139 days served, after Forest Lake police found him in a car with 5.5 grams of methamphetamine. Gerst has already been convicted of domestic assault and possession of methamphetamine, an incident during which he apparently threatened to hole up in his Woodbury home and engage in a shootout with police. The latest conviction stems from a Feb. 2 incident in which he and another man, St. Paul resident Allen Todd Young—who was also arrested for driving after his license was revoked—were found with the drugs in their vehicle in Forest Lake. According to …
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
St. Paul resident Brian Thomas McCarthy, 25, was arrested in Woodbury in December 2010.
The St. Paul man convicted of felony burglary charges stemming from a series of break-ins in Woodbury was recently sentenced in Washington County District Court. Brian Thomas McCarthy, 25, was sentenced to more than 17 months in custody and nearly nine months of supervised release following the burglary conviction. He was arrested in Woodbury on Dec. 22, 2011, and was suspected of breaking into a detached garage in Woodbury and vehicles in Woodbury, Oakdale, Maplewood, Newport and St. Paul. He was also wanted in Chisago County. According to the criminal complaint: A little after 7 a.m. on Dec. 22, police were dispatched to the 6800 block of Glen Road after a resident spotted a man she didn’t recognize in her driveway. The man saw her and …
Thursday, October 27, 2011
The Woodbury 20-year-old was convicted after brandishing the weapon at a high school party last May.
A 20-year-old Woodbury man who brandished a pistol during a high school party last May has been convicted of recklessly displaying a handgun and possessing a pistol while under the influence. Jacob Scott Hanson was recently sentenced in Washington County District Court to a combined 455 days in jail (385 suspended) and three years of probation, along with other conditions, on the two counts. Witnesses told police that Hanson had been drinking and smoking marijuana at the party, which was attended by some Woodbury High School students, according to the criminal complaint. The party was at Hanson's home, on the 7200 block of Braemar Lane in Woodbury. Fearing for their safety, several people left the party soon after Hanson took out the …
Monday, June 20, 2011
After leaving cigarette butts behind at a 2008 burglary in Lakeland, Darrick Jerald Vall, 23, was recently convicted in Washington County District Court.
A Woodbury man whose cigarette butts were left behind during a 2008 burglary was recently sentenced to jail time and 10 years of probation. Darrick Jerald Vall, 23, was convicted after he was linked to DNA evidence obtained from cigarettes found at a Lakeland, MN, home that was burglarized in May 2008. A month after the break-in, the daughter of the homeowner, who helps take care of the home because her parents are in a nursing home, flagged down deputies who were doing extra patrols in the area. She gave them two cigarette butts she found while cleaning the house, which had been ransacked. Several items at the home were stolen and someone had attempted to hot wire a car in the garage. The cigarette butts were sent to the Minnesota Bureau …