Law enforcement not fooled by the ruse
A Henriette man thought he’d put the old aphorism “Try, try again” into practice March 29 when he gave the same false identity — that of his identical twin brother — to law enforcement as he did Jan. 30.
Jacob Allen Lindman, 33, was driving in the area of Fairfield Avenue and 530th Street around 8:18 p.m. March 29 when he was pulled over by a Chisago County Sheriff’s Office sergeant for having an A1 car dealership plate, but a 21-day sticker did not appear visible in the back windshield.
According to the criminal complaint:
The sergeant approached the vehicle and observed Lindman in the driver’s seat. The sergeant was familiar with Lindman from previous contacts. The driver identified himself as his twin brother, information the deputy knew to be untrue.
Lindman said he did not have a driver’s license on him. In the rear windshield, the sergeant observed a yellow traffic citation for Lindman fleeing on foot from law enforcement. The citation was placed in the section of the window a 21-day temporary registration would be located. It appeared the citation was put in this spot to deceive anyone looking at the window from a distance. Lindman admitted he put the citation there to be able to drive the vehicle.
He continued saying he was his twin brother numerous times during the traffic encounter. The sergeant was aware Lindman had fled officers numerous times during encounters and waited for backup to arrive before having Lindman exit the vehicle. The sergeant determined Lindman did not have a valid driver’s license or insurance for the vehicle.
After two deputies arrived on scene to assist the sergeant, he had Lindman exit the vehicle. During an inventory search of the vehicle, the sergeant located a glass pipe, commonly used to smoke methamphetamine, in the center console.
One of the deputies observed the plastic casing around the center console appeared tampered with. The deputy removed the loose casing and found a glass pipe with crystal residue inside it and a plastic baggie containing suspected methamphetamine.
The substance in the baggie field-tested positive for methamphetamine and weighed 2.4 grams.
The Jan. 30 incident involved Lindman being pulled over in Rush City for having expired tabs. During that traffic stop, the deputy doing radar patrol initially let Lindman go — after Lindman had furnished the deputy with the false identify of his twin brother — but the deputy noticed that Lindman was very nervous during the stop, so he did some additional checking and found Lindman had lied to him. Subsequently, the deputy tracked Lindman down at an impound lot in Pine City, where he fled from the deputy, first on foot and then in a vehicle. He was eventually captured, after responding law enforcement found him lying in a field near the impound lot.
In Lindman’s vehicle authorities found a silver and black loaded handgun, a broken methamphetamine pipe and a sunglass case with a plastic bag containing 8.3 grams of a substance that field-tested positive for methamphetamine.
Due to that incident crossing the border into Pine County, Lindman was charged with a single county of providing a false name to a peace officer in Chisago County, and in Pine County he was charged with possession of a firearm by an ineligible person, possession of ammo by an ineligible person, fleeing a peace officer and receiving stolen property.
Regarding the Chisago County false name charge, Lindman posted $6,000 non-cash bail. For the Pine County charges, he posted $20,000 non-cash bond.
“Lindman has numerous pending matters in four east central Minnesota counties,” Chisago County Attorney Janet Reiter said. “However, all criminal matters in Minnesota are eligible for bail, and he has been able to continue to work with bond companies to arrange for his release.”