Cloquet woman charged with theft of firearms, burglaryA Cloquet woman faces felony charges of theft of firearms and second-degree burglary after allegedly stealing a gun and other items from her stepfather and pawning them.
By: Wendy Johnson, Pine Journal
A Cloquet woman faces felony charges of theft of firearms and second-degree burglary after allegedly stealing a gun and other items from her stepfather and pawning them.
Amie Mae Baker, 31, made an initial appearance in court on Monday for a Rule 8 hearing. Defense Attorney Sonia Sturdevant indicated to Judge Robert Macaulay that she and her client were willing to waive probable cause at this time but want to reserve any further challenges until Sturdevant is able to gain additional information regarding photos and/or security videos that have been made available from the pawn shop.
Sturdevant then requested Baker be placed on pre-trial conditional release and given a chemical use assessment. She pointed out that Baker has no previous criminal record and added that Baker’s mother has indicated she was willing to allow Baker to stay with her. She indicated the step-father no longer lives in the home.
Judge Macaulay directed the district attorney’s office to supply Sturdevant with whatever discovery is available in the case and requested that Baker undergo a chemical use assessment. He further directed that Probation Agent Cris Bennett review whether Baker is an appropriate candidate for conditional release and if so, to provide the supervision while Baker’s case works its way through the legal system.
According to the criminal complaint filed in the case:
On April 15, a burglary was reported in the 100 block of Marks Road in Esko. The complainant indicated several items were missing from his home and he suspected his step-daughter, Amie Baker. Among the items were a Marlin Model 60 SB firearm and a fish finder. Both of the items were later located at a pawn shop in Duluth and had allegedly been pawned by Baker.
The complaint went on to indicate that a neighbor had witnessed Baker come to the Marks Road home on the date of the burglary, along with another female and two males, followed by a subsequent attempt by Baker to get into the home.
Baker is scheduled for an omnibus hearing at 9 a.m. on Sept. 16.