Six drug charges for Coon Rapids man
A Coon Rapids man was arraigned in Anoka County District Court on six felony drug charges March 7.
Cody James Delpeches Graves, 31, is accused of four second-degree and two third-degree charges for possession and intent to sell methamphetamine.
The Anoka-Hennepin Drug Task Force executed a search warrant of Graves’ residence in the 50th block of 105th Avenue, where they allegedly found 7 grams of meth in Graves’ bedroom March 5, the criminal complaint states.
Additionally, law enforcement found a number of items that indicated the trafficking of narcotics, according to the complaint, including “numerous cellphones, drug packaging, digital scales, drug paraphernalia and surveillance equipment.”
In a post-Miranda statement, Graves said that the meth was his, and he had sold meth the day before the task force came to his home, the complaint states.
Bail was set at $30,000, and Graves remained in jail. His initial court appearance is scheduled for April 9.
Graves was convicted of a third-degree drug charge and a fifth-degree drug charge in the mid-2000s.
~ Olivia Koester
Brothers allegedly possess stolen antiques
Two brothers were brought into custody after law enforcement executed a search warrant at their residence in Ham Lake March 13.
Bradley Paul Schulze, 37, and Brandon Michael Schulze, 34, were charged with receiving stolen property, a felony.
The criminal complaint states that officers found items reported missing when an antiques store was burglarized in the Schulzes’ possession. Twelve crocks, valued at approximately $8,400, were recovered.
Brandon Schulze was also arraigned on a fifth-degree drug possession charge after authorities allegedly found 0.5 grams of methamphetamine on his person upon arrest.
Allegedly, Bradley Schulze told police that he knowingly took possession of the stolen items, but he denied stealing the antiques, the complaint states.
An omnibus hearing for Brandon Schulze is scheduled April 8. Bradley Schulze’s omnibus hearing will occur April 17.
~ Olivia Koester
Burned-out headlight leads to meth bust
A Blaine police officer allegedly sped after a pickup truck because its headlight was burned out March 15. Then, the officer found more than 25 grams of illegal drugs.
Michael Ray Ridge, 52, of Coon Rapids, was arraigned in Anoka County District Court on two felony charges March 18 – a first-degree drug possession charge and fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle.
Around 10:30 p.m. on March 15, Blaine Police Officer Jason Oman attempted to pull over a pickup truck with a burned-out headlight on Highway 65.
According to the criminal complaint, the pickup driver pulled over to the side of the road and slowed down, but did not stop.
As the truck made a right turn onto 113th Avenue, Oman allegedly saw a black object fly out of the driver’s side window.
The truck came to a stop, and Oman picked up a black bag filled with a crystalline substance that tested positive for methamphetamine, with a total packaged weight of 30.39 grams, the complaint alleges.
Upon arrest, Oman allegedly found nearly $3,900, needles and drug paraphernalia on Ridge, according to the complaint.
Ridge’s initial appearance is set for April 16.
In 2009, he was convicted of a fifth-degree felony drug possession charge.
~ Olivia Koester
Assault charges from incident at shelter
One man is facing assault charges stemming from an incident at Stepping Stone Emergency Housing.
Dharuba Monja Majors, 43, has been charged in Anoka County District Court with second and third degree assault.
According to the criminal complaint, Anoka police responded to the shelter during the morning of March 16 where they found two men who appeared to be suffering from injury as a result of a fight.
The victim allegedly told police he was attempted to clean up a spilled mess with a vacuum when he was attacked by Majors, another resident of the shelter.
The victim told police Majors did not like him being so close to his possessions and picked up a folding chair and began striking him with it, the complaint states.
Despite the efforts of staff and other guests to break up the fight, Majors allegedly picked up a wood walking stick and began striking the victim with the stick.
According to the complaint, the victim suffered from bruises, lacerations, cuts and a broken finger.
~ Mandy Froemming
Domestic assault charge
A 31-year-old Ham Lake man was arraigned in Anoka County District Court on a felony domestic assault charge March 18.
Jonathan Samuel Lillo allegedly assaulted the mother of his infant daughter when she attempted to leave his home.
According to the criminal complaint, the woman brought their daughter to see Lillo March 16, and when she gathered her things to leave that evening, he allegedly kneed her in the thigh.
She allegedly hit Lillo back and threw her water bottle at him.
The complaint states that she was unable to leave the house until Lillo’s mother arrived.
Lillo was convicted of fifth-degree assault in 2012 and violated a domestic abuse no contact order last year – both misdemeanors.
An omnibus hearing is scheduled for April 14.
~ Olivia Koester