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Alan G. Rogalla turns his back on the law enforcement community again

Christopher Alan Olmstead, 26, Thief River Falls, was sentenced for a felony charge of fourth degree assault. Dismissed were a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct, and gross misdemeanor charges of fourth degree assault, fourth degree burglary and
obstruction the legal process.

For the felony charge, Olmstead was granted a two-year stay of imposition. As a condition of that sentence, he was ordered to serve supervised probation for two years. Olmstead was ordered to complete the DWI Program and a chemical assessment. He was ordered to not use or possess firearms, ammunition or explosives. Olmstead was ordered to submit a DNA sample.

The charges stemmed from a July 16 report to police at about 10:56 a.m., according to the complaint. A man reported that someone, who appeared to be on drugs or alcohol, had entered his garage at 109 Conley Ave. S. Olmstead offered to help the man with his project. The man asked him to leave multiple times. Olmstead then became belligerent, swearing at the man and his son. Police noticed that it appeared Olmstead was intoxicated.

He wrestled, kicked and tried pulling away from officers as they attempted to arrest him. Two to three more times, they placed him down on the ground as he struggled with them. While a sergeant transported him to the Law Enforcement Center, Olmstead made several threats to the sergeant. In the booking room, he began fighting with the sergeant. Two corrections officers and a deputy assisted in securing Olmstead, who was later placed in a restraint chair. In the process, Olmstead kicked one corrections officer in the stomach and spat on the other.

Drug Dealer Renee Cecilia Veselka gets another stay of imposition

Renee Cecilia Veselka AKA Renee Peralta, 37, Thief River Falls, was sentenced for a felony charge of fifth-degree controlled substance crime. She was granted a 10-year stay of imposition. As a condition of that sentence, Veselka was ordered to serve 90 days in jail. She was given credit for 13 days served. Electronic home monitoring, work release and STS privileges were granted.

Peralta was ordered to serve supervised probation for 10 years. She was ordered to undergo a chemical assessment. Veselka was ordered to take her medications in their prescribed dosage and frequency. She was ordered to provide a list of her prescribed medications to her probation agent. Veselka was ordered to submit a DNA sample. She was ordered to not use or possess firearms, ammunition or explosives. Veselka was also ordered to pay $210 in fees and fines.

The charge stemmed from a call to assist probation April 4 at the home Veselka shared with Jesus Peralta, according to the complaint. The sheriff’s office allegedly found a baggie containing 2.91 grams of presumed methamphetamine; a small glass pipe; a baggie containing 21.41 grams of presumed marijuana; two digital scales; a Xero grinder; and sandwich bags. Wrapped in a sock, they found a glass pipe with residue presumed to be meth.

Four Winchester 3030 bullets were found in a closet. During a visit at the probation office, Veselka brought her purse. Inside, authorities found 0.57 grams of presumed meth.

VESELKA, RENEE CECILIA
12/28/1978
07/16/2015
Pennington
Crim/Traf Mandatory
Under Court Jurisdiction
Controlled Substance Crime in the 5th Degree
Convicted
Convicted of a Felony
VESELKA, RENEE CECILIA
12/28/1978
04/11/2016
Pennington
Crim/Traf Mandatory
Under Court Jurisdiction
Controlled Substance Crime in the 5th Degree
Convicted
Convicted of a Felony

Anyone care to take a guess how this charge turned out for Austin Ray Mueller

Austin Ray Mueller, 20, Thief River Falls, was sentenced for a felony charge of receiving stolen property. A felony theft charge was dismissed. For the former charge, Mueller was ordered to serve 12 months and one day in prison stayed for five years. He was ordered to serve supervised probation for five years. Mueller was ordered to complete a chemical assessment. He was ordered to provide a list of his prescribed medications to his probation officer. Mueller was ordered to complete all programming, including cognitive behavioral programming. He was ordered to submit a DNA sample. Mueller was ordered to not use or possess firearms, ammunition or explosives. He was also ordered to pay $210 in fees and fines. The right to restitution has been reserved.

The charge stemmed from a June 6 report of a theft at 103 Tindolph Ave. N., according to the complaint. Mueller’s dad said he had arrived home after being gone for five days to find his home a mess and numerous items missing.

The items included five guns belonging to him, including an 1895 model 3220 Winchester and a 1911 model 45-magazine handgun. Also stolen were two black-powder Colt pistols owned by a woman. The pistols were replicas of Civil War black powder pistols. The man said Mueller was supposed to watch the home. He called Mueller, who then said he would bring a missing computer back. Mueller arrived and returned the computer and a missing iPad. He told police that he had stayed overnight at the home June 4.

Due to observations made by his probation agent, Mueller was arrested. The man said he had just seen a June 4 text message from a friend. The friend had been contacted by the pistol owner, who said she had seen Mueller’s girlfriend and brothers at the home all day. She asked the friend to contact Mueller’s father. The man showed police a contract that both he and Mueller had signed. The contract listed the requirements for Mueller to fulfill to move back into the home. It stated that he wasn’t supposed to take anything from the home. Police seized Mueller’s phone, finding pictures of the firearms that had been stolen. They also saw two Facebook Messenger conversations that Mueller had with two people about possibly trading or selling firearms.

On June 17, they learned that the firearms were located at a home in the 100 block of Sixth St. E. A search warrant was obtained. One gun – a JC Higgins 22-caliber gun – was found that matched the description of one of the stolen guns. The resident said he and Mueller spoke about the gun that was being stored at the home. He said Mueller offered to either trade or sell the gun to him. Another man told the resident that Mueller had a 45-caliber pistol that he wanted to sell.