Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12The Criminal Division of the St. Louis County Attorneys Office is responsible for charging and prosecuting all levels of adult crimes that occur in St. Louis County including all felonies gross misdemeanors misdemeanors and county ordinance violations. Assistant St. Louis County Attorney Gary Bjorklund has led the 13 prosecutors in his division. They are hardworking dedicated and smart Bjorklund said. They routinely go above and beyond to help law enforcement victims you name it. In 2015 3332 cases were referred by law enforcement to the county attorneys office. Some of the prosecutors each handled more than 220 felony cases. Its the volume of cases and all of the work that goes into the cases that is most challenging Bjorklund said. The public defenders staff is very aggressive in pre-trial and trial motions and we have to keep up with them answer motions prepare motions make victim contacts. Everybody is busy. Bjorklund said that in addition to preparing cases for prosecution his divisions attorneys spend extra hours training and educating police probation officers victims advocates and others on such subjects as report writing domestic abuse sex trafficking testifying in court search and seizure issues and they annually provide to law enforcement and probation officers updates on new laws that have gone into effect. The attorneys also participate in Drug DWI and Mental Health Problem Solving specialty courts which Bjorklund says are model programs that other professionals around the state and nation look to for best practices. In St. Louis County 12.8 percent of licensed drivers have a DWI conviction. The DWI Court has been successful with high-need high-risk offenders because of the intensive supervision involved in the program which has an 86 percent graduation rate. Among the important and high-profile cases the criminal division prosecuted in 2015 Shawn Doherty of Babbitt was sentenced to more than 27 years in prison after pleading guilty to the intentional second-degree murder of his mothers boyfriend Paul Bulen. Lydia Barney pleaded guilty to the intentional second-degree murder of her aunt Waubunoquay Randall. She received a 25 12 year prison sentence. Michael Daufelt of Virginia pleaded guilty to unintentional second-degree murder for causing the death of David M. Super while committing first-degree assault. He received a 16 12 prison term the maximum guideline sentence for the crime. A St. Louis County jury found Arne Henry Mahlberg guilty of four counts of criminal sexual conduct. The Duluth man was sentenced to 30 years in prison. Criminal Division 2015 ST. LOUIS COUNTY ATTORNEYS ANNUAL REPORT 4 Gary Bjorklund CriminalDivisionHeadDuluth Michelle Anderson CriminalDivisionHeadRange Duluth Office Jessica Fralich Jon Holets Chris Pinkert Nate Stumme Rebekka Stumme Kristen Swanson Vicky Wanta Virgina Office Leah Stauber Karl Sundquist Bonnie Thayer Hibbing Office Brian Simonson Jeff Vlatkovich CRIMINAL DIVISION