Local woman beater Jose Angel Trevino charged with felony
Captured in Becker county.
Local woman beater Jose Angel Trevino charged with felony
Captured in Becker county.
John Wayne Balderston, 38, was sentenced for a felony offense of motor vehicle theft. In a separate case, he was sentenced for felony offenses of aiding and abetting a motor vehicle theft and aiding and abetting first degree criminal damage to property.
For the vehicle theft charge, Balderston was sentenced to 26 months in prison. He was ordered to supply a DNA sample. Balderston was ordered to pay $210 in fees and fines.
Balderston was also sentenced for a misdemeanor charge of receiving stolen property in that case. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail to be served concurrently with the theft charge. Balderston was also ordered to pay a $50 fine. In that case, a misdemeanor offense of tampering with a motor vehicle was dismissed.
Those charges stemmed from a Sept. 14, 2014, report of a vehicle theft in Thief River Falls. A man reported that his Chevy Impala had been stolen, according to the complaint. The car had Iowa license plates. He said that he had been speaking with a man who identified himself as “Eric.” The two of them then went to the man’s home to play video games. After a while, “Eric” left. The man then discovered that his car keys were missing and his car was gone. Police took a DNA swab of a cup used by “Eric.” It matched Balderston.
Police also learned that the car was involved in a high speed chase later that day in Morrison County. Law enforcement had tried to stop the motorist for a traffic violation. The car then crashed and Balderston ran. Nearby, two men were hunting. They encountered Balderston, who told them he had been kicked out of his house. They didn’t believe him and said they thought he was involved in the chase. Balderston then said if they helped him, he would give them some methamphetamine. They told him to get off of their property. One of the men then called 911.
The license plates of the car had been changed. The new license plates matched a vehicle belonging to a Thief River Falls woman, who said she didn’t know Balderston or anyone from Iowa. Fingerprints on the initial Iowa license plates matched Balderston. For the aiding and abetting motor vehicle theft charge, Balderston was sentenced to 13 months and 15 days in prison. That sentence is to be served concurrently with other charges.
He was ordered to pay $210 in fees and fines. For the aiding and abetting first degree criminal damage to property charge, Balderston was sentenced to 25 months in prison. That sentence is to be served concurrently with other charges. Balderston was ordered to supply a DNA sample. He was ordered to pay $50 in fees and fines, and $2,180.36 in restitution.
In that case, Balderston was also sentenced for a misdemeanor charge of motor vehicle tampering and petty misdemeanor charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana. For the former charge, he was sentenced to 90 days in jail to be served concurrently with another charge. He was ordered to pay $50 fines for each of the misdemeanor and petty misdemeanor offenses.
That case stemmed from a July 27, 2015, incident while police were on routine patrol near the 100 block of Third St. E. Police saw two men – Balderston and Christopher Marvin Leeper – allegedly crouched down by a motorcycle, according to the complaint. When they saw officers, they quickly walked away.Balderston told police that he always runs when he sees cops. He said he was checking out the motorcycle, which belongs to a friend. Balderston said he was interested in buying it.
Police later saw Leeper walking out from behind a tree and walking toward a car. He allegedly said he didn’t walk away, but he said he saw Balderston running. Leeper said he was wondering what Balderston was doing and then went into a building to talk with someone else. Leeper allegedly said Balderston asked him to do some mechanical work on the motorcycle. After speaking with Leeper and Balderston, police allowed the two men to leave.
Later, they found a vice grip connected to a bolt underneath the seat of the motorcycle. The bolt had been loosened. The next morning, police spoke with the owner. Prior to the incident, he said he driven the motorcycle to that location and then left in a car. He said the handle bars were locked and the motorcycle would only be able to be navigated if the lock were disengaged. He said it appeared the men were trying to remove the gas tank to get to the electrical wiring controlling the ignition switch.
Officers saw tool marks on the bolt connected to the gas tank. They also saw another bolt on the ground nearby. That bolt had connected the gas tank to the motorcycle frame. Once the gas tank were removed, they would have been able to move the handle bars. About a month later, police learned that the owner had obtained an estimate of $2,298.29 to repair the damage
Jordan Scott Stone, 23, Middle River, was granted a 10-year stay of imposition for a felony charge of fifth degree controlled substance crime. As a condition, he was ordered to serve 180 days in jail. Credit for time served will be determined administratively. Work release and STS privileges were granted. Community work service was ordered. Stone was ordered to serve supervised probation for 10 years. If he successfully completes probation, the charge will be reduced to a misdemeanor.
Stone was also ordered to have no contact with people associated with illegal drugs. He was ordered to supply a DNA sample. He was ordered to not use or possess firearms, ammunition or explosives. Stone was ordered to undergo a chemical assessment. He was ordered to take his medications in their prescribed dosage and frequency. Stone was ordered to provide a list of his prescribed medications to his probation officer. He was ordered to follow all instructions of probation, including cognitive skill programming.
Stone was also ordered to pay $410 in fees and fines.
The charge stemmed from a March 9 incident at about 2:45 a.m. An officer saw Stone’s vehicle and knew that Stone didn’t have a valid driver’s license. After verifying that information, he stopped the vehicle near the intersection of Fourth Street and Main Avenue. The driver was allegedly Anthony Joseph Garcia. Stone was a passenger.
Behind Stone, police saw an item wrapped in clear plastic bubble wrap. It appeared to contain a glass tube commonly used to smoke marijuana. It was, in fact, later found to be a bong. Police also smelled a strong odor of perfume, which is commonly used to cover the smell of illegal drugs. An odor of marijuana was also present. Stone denied knowing what was contained in the bubble wrap.
Garcia allegedly admitted that he possessed a small glass pipe. He said the two of them had smoked two hours earlier, but he was no longer high and could drive. Both men had bloodshot, red eyes. Police later searched the vehicle, finding a glass pipe lying on top of a bag. The bag had an odor of marijuana.
A transparent plastic bag was found inside the bag. It contained a large amount of green, leafy buds determined to be marijuana.
A total of 15.3 ounces were found. The complaint indicated that Stone had been convicted of a felony controlled substance crime in April 2015.
Probation violation for the crime of felony controlled substance crime in April 2015
|04/12/2016||Probation Violation Hearing (9:00 AM) (Judicial Officer Schieferdecker, Eric P.) Result: Held|
|04/12/2016||Probation Violation Admitted|
|04/12/2016||Probation Violation Found (Judicial Officer: Schieferdecker, Eric P. )|
|04/12/2016||Probation Continued – Same Terms and Conditions
Stay of Imposition is a sentence in which a jail or prison sentence is not pronounced as part of the sentence. You may have to serve a jail term as part of probation but it would not be part of the stayed sentence. If you violate the stay of imposition, you could be re-sentenced under a stay of execution.
STEPHEN RICHARD MOELLER prosecuted the case and Kurt J. Marben, handed down this sentence
Karla Stavnes – crime victim advocate, waste of tax dollars
We have had victims of crimes message this page and tell us what they have to deal with, this so called Crime Victim Advocate talks victims into dropping the most serious charges against these scumbags……. VICTIMS THIS PERSON IS NOT IN THAT OFFICE TO HELP YOU, SHE IS IN THAT OFFICE TO GET ROGALLA A WIN…AND IF THAT MEANS A SCUMBAG PLEADS TO A LESSER CHARGE…THATS A WIN FOR ROGALLA…REMEMBER THAT WHEN THIS “CRIME VICTIM ADVOCATE” WANTS TO HELP YOU