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One day before she is scheduled to appear at a court hearing on an Harassment Restraining Order filed against her, Dede Evavold has been caught lying in documents she submitted to a court in Dakota County.

Evavold has a court appearance tomorrow at the Dakota County Western Service Center in Apple Valley, for an evidentiary hearing on the Harassment Restraining Order (HRO) granted by a court in Dakota County.

In her Motion to Vacate the HRO filed with the court in Dakota County on Sunday, Evavold claimed she “filed a police report against David Rucki on 12/6/2017 with the Lakeville Police Dept…”   According to Evavold’s motion, she filed a police report against David Rucki for “falsely reporting a crime” committed by Evavold.

Year was bookended by big leadership changes in Lakeville

Jeffrey Long                    Lakeville Chief of Police

From: Dede Evavold []
Sent: Wednesday, December 6, 2017 12:35 PM
To: Long, Jeffrey <>; Dronen, James <>
Subject: Police Report

To: Jeff Long, Lakeville Police Dept. Police Chief Phone: (952) 985-2800 Email:
James Dronen, Lakeville Police Dept. (952) 985-2800 Email:
Lakeville Police Department
9237 183rd St W Lakeville, MN 55044
(952) 985-2800

Re: Falsely Reporting a Crime, Witness Tampering, Stalking, Harassment

Case #’s LA 17002499 and 17002613

On 7/26/2017, David Rucki filed a police report with Officer Ronald Hvinden indicating that Suspect Deirdre Evavold violated probation by posting public information online.

On 7/31/207 David Rucki was granted an Order for an Ex-Parte Harassment Restraining Order entered on July 28th, 2017 in Dakota Co. Court File No. 19AV-CV-17-1950.

On 8/04/2017 David Rucki filed a police report with Officer Ronald Hvinden indicating that Suspect Deirdre Evavold had violated the Harassment Restraining Order on 8/02/2017 and 8/03/2017 by posting public information online.

On 8/17/2017 David Rucki filed a police report with Officer Ronald Hvinden indicating that Suspect Deirdre Evavold had violated the Harassment Restraining Order on 8/15/2017 by posting public information online.

On 9/11/2017 Deirdre Evavold was charged with 3 counts of Violating a Restraining Order 609.748.6 (a) and 609.748.6 (b)

The basis of the HRO and HRO violation is blog posting with no threatening statements listed, no acts of harassment cited, and no proof that any posts constitute harassment or threats as defined by law.  David Rucki has falsely reported a crime and made material omissions and false claims of an immediate and present danger to get the malicious and capricious Ex-Parte HRO granted against me.

§609.505 Falsely reporting a Crime Subdivision 1. False reporting. Whoever informs a law enforcement officer that a crime has been committed or otherwise provides information to an on-duty peace officer, knowing that the person is a peace officer, regarding the conduct of others, knowing that it is false and intending that the officer shall act in reliance upon it, is guilty of a misdemeanor. A person who is convicted a second or subsequent time under this section is guilty of a gross misdemeanor.

David Rucki also included his adult daughter Samantha Rucki as a petitioner on the Affidavit and Petition for Harassment Restraining Order with no police reports filed or signature of Samantha Rucki.

On June 7th, 2016, David Rucki engaged in witness tampering by harassing, threatening and intimidating me via the U.S. Mail in an attempt to alter my testimony in Sandra Grazzini-Rucki’s criminal case. (See Attached Hellmuth & Johnson extortion letter). David Rucki also coerced and intimidated his daughter Samantha Rucki into recanting her testimony for our criminal trials:


Q: Ok you are in a really tough spot and I totally understand that. Um no kid should ever have to be in this spot and you are in a tough one. But we are looking to see kind of what happened and how we got to this point. And l, my heart breaks for you Sam, it really does. Are you being forced to be here?

A: No but it’s definitely not on free will choice.

Q: Ok what do you mean by that?

A: They basically said I have to, and I have to be here and I have to recant everything I said and it’s gonna and that’s the way its gonna have to be and they made me feel really guilty about not doing it, I started crying

Q: Ok, who is they?

A: My dad and Tammy.

I filed a criminal complaint for witness tampering prior to my criminal trial with no action taken.

609.498 TAMPERING WITH WITNESS. Subdivision 1.Tampering with witness in the first degree. Whoever does any of the following is guilty of tampering with a witness in the first degree and may be sentenced as provided in subdivision 1a:

(e) by means of force or threats of injury to any person or property, intentionally coerces or attempts to coerce a person to provide false information concerning a crime to law enforcement authorities;

(f) intentionally causes injury or threatens to cause injury to any person or property in RETALIATION against a person who has provided information to law enforcement authorities concerning a crime within a year of that person providing the information or within a year of the actor’s release from incarceration, whichever is later. (I was released from incarceration in January 2017).

Use with Stalking B. Influence/Tamper/Retaliate Juror/Judicial Proceeding/Officer Minnesota Offense Codes (MOC) Revised August 2010

David Rucki was able to harass and intimidate witnesses, interfere with the legal process and lie to law enforcement with impunity in our criminal trials and he continues to be allowed to do so.

The Lakeville Police Dept. is well aware of the fact that David Rucki has a well-documented history of coercion and intimidation and his five children, ex-wife, two neighbors and an in-law all successfully took out restraining orders against him. David Rucki also has a long history of violence including a bar fighta road rage incidentincidents of stalkingmultiple violations of restraining orders, and choking his wife.

609.749 STALKING As used in this section, “stalking” means to engage in conduct which the actor knows or has reason to know would cause the victim under the circumstances to feel frightened, threatened, oppressed, persecuted, or intimidated, and causes this reaction on the part of the victim regardless of the relationship between the actor and victim.

Directly or indirectly intending to injure the person, property, or rights of another. David Rucki filed a false personal injury case against me on 11/09/2017 in an attempt to extort further finances from my family.

David Rucki is using the criminal process for improper purposes and intentionally instituting and pursuing malicious legal actions against me. This is clear harassing and stalking behavior that is causing me to feel threatened and persecuted and I want this report filed to document the criminal activity of David Rucki.

Please send me a copy of the public portion of this incident report that includes the LA Case No.

Deirdre Evavold
3015 30th Street Ct. South
St. Cloud, MN 56301
(320) 293-6233

From: Long, Jeffrey []
Sent: Thursday, December 7, 2017 9:41 AM
To: Dede Evavold <>; Dronen, James <>
Cc: Kornmann, John <>; Bastyr, Diane <>
Subject: Proper Venue

Good Morning,

Thank you for your email.

If you are feeling harassed, stalked and threatened, you should immediately contact your local law enforcement agency to file a report.

Lakeville is not the proper jurisdiction/venue to file your report. Any criminal charges would be initiated by your local law enforcement agency with their Prosecutor or County Attorney’s Office for your area. If your local agency has any questions of us, they will request that information directly. That agency will determine the direction of an investigation.

For any additional concerns or questions, you will need to speak with your local authorities and/or County Attorney’s Office.  I encourage you to call them directly versus emailing them information.

Most agencies, including Lakeville, do not accept reports via email.

From: Dede Evavold []
Sent: Thursday, December 7, 2017 12:42 PM
To: Long, Jeffrey <>
Subject: RE: Proper Venue

Mr. Long,

I would like my response filed into David Rucki’s police report as a supplement to Case #’s LA 17002499 and 17002613. I’m reporting the crime of filing a false police report and his witness tampering which is Lakeville’s jurisdiction.

Deirdre Evavold
3015 30th Street Ct. South
St. Cloud, MN 56301
(320) 293-6233

From: Long, Jeffrey []
Sent: Thursday, December 7, 2017 1:34 PM
To: Dede Evavold <>
Subject: RE: Proper Venue

Thank you for your reply.

If you feel you are the victim of a crime, your local law enforcement agency will initiate a report.

At their request, we will work with that agency to assist them with their investigation into these allegations. If we were to add a supplement to a case file, it would be based on the investigation of your home agency.

In order to initiate the process, I encourage you to contact your local authorities by phone, versus email.  The sooner you do so, the fewer delays you will have in any potential investigation.


TS Radio Shut Down While Discussing Grazzini-Rucki Case

Journalist and author, Michael Volpe says, “Broadcast was hacked twenty minutes in. Someone must not like what I’m saying about this case.

Listen Here: TS Radio:Mike Volpe & Sandra Grazzini..Minnesota, Dakota County battle continues

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Join us this eveing as Mike Volpe and Sandra Grazzini talk about the latest developments in what has to be THE divorce case of the century here in Minnesota.  Dakota County, notoriously infamous for its blatant corruption continues its aggression against the defendant.  Tune in for the latest in this extremely strange case.  Just goes to show you….money talks and can buy you all sorts of things in the right places!

Mike Volpe

Check out my new book Sandra Grazzini-Rucki and the World’s Last Custody Trial

“I always said no matter how much corruption there is, it’s never greater than the individual or the might of doing the right thing-” Frank Serpico


Appellate Briefs Reveal More Shocking Behavior in Rucki Case

Get the Down and Dirty from Dakota County …

Appellate Briefs Reveal More Shocking Behavior in Rucki Case

** BREAKING NEWS ** From Michael Volpe and PPJ Gazette reporting on the appellate cases of Sandra Grazzini-Rucki and Dede Evavold

“In separate response briefs to pro se attorneys, the Dakota County Prosecutor’s Office has acknowledged jury tampering, misdirected an allegation of witness tampering, and refused to respond to address all allegations of judicial misconduct in the Rucki case.

The briefs from Dakota County Prosecutor James Backstrom were in response to briefs filed by Dede Evavold and Sandra Grazzini-Rucki, both representing themselves.

(James Backstrom)

Evavold has been representing herself after the state ruled her too well off to receive an attorney while Grazzini-Rucki was represented but was so disgusted by her attorney’s brief that she filed one on her own.

Her attorney, Steven Russett, who was provided by the Minnesota Appellate Public Defender’s Office, did not respond to an email and voicemail for comment.

In the most startling admission, the prosecutors acknowledge- responding to Grazzini-Rucki- that a reporter approached the jury while they were in a common area during a lunch break and asked if any wanted to be interviewed when the trial ended.

The reporter’s name is Laura Adelmann, who works for the Sun Current, the hometown newspaper of Lakeville, Minnesota, where the Rucki’s live. “There was one occasion during trial in which it was it was reported to Judge Asphaug that a reporter (I.E. Laura Adelmann) had approached the jurors while they were eating in the common area of the courthouse and asked if she could interview them after the trial was over.” Backstrom’s brief stated.

 This incident occurred on Friday July 18, 2016, while the trial was ongoing, and on Monday July 21, 2016, Judge Asphaug issued this statement to the court gallery.

I also received information that a member of the press approached our jurors last week and asked if jurors would be willing to speak after the trial. It is- I am ordering that you may not approach the jurors in the common area of the courthouse. It is- it has a chilling effect. It concerns jurors don’t do it.” An email to Adelmann was left unreturned. A voicemail to her editor, Tad Johnson, was also left unreturned.

(Judge Asphaug)

Though the trial was covered internationally there was not one story which referred to Asphaug’s statement while the trial was ongoing.

Emails to Karen Zamora and Brandon Stahl, who each covered parts of the trial for the Minneapolis Star Tribune, were left unreturned.

An email to Michael Brodkorb, who has boasted that he covered each day of the trial, was also left unreturned.

Emails to 20/20 host, Elizabeth Vargas, and her two producers, Beth Mullin and Sean Dooley, were also left unreturned; 20/20 covered parts of the trial though it’s not clear if they were there that day.

Beau Berentson said “Our office does not conduct legal research,” in an email.

But when asked if an investigation had been started or if anyone had been disciplined for allowing press to get so close to the jury- a major break in protocol according to everyone this reporter spoke with- Berentson did not respond.

While lawyers who spoke with this reporter said it was unprecedented that press would ever get so close to a jury during trial, they were split on its significance.

Michael McCray, a United States Department of Agriculture whistleblower and lawyer, said he believed that such an interaction would cause all sorts of thoughts to enter a jury’s head “not one will be about the merits of the case.”

Lee Dryer is a Nashville attorney and part-time judge.

No trial is perfect,” Dryer said, but was less concerned since nothing about the case was discussed.

Dryer said he was more concerned with an allegation of witness tampering; Samantha Rucki, Grazzini-Rucki’s daughter who ran away, responded to Kelli Coughlin a Lakeville Police Department Detective, who asked her if she was at a police interview conducted approximately a month before her mother’s trial.

This police interview occurred approximately a month prior to her mother’s trial on June 30, 2016.

“They (her father and his sister) basically said I have to (go to the interview) and I have to be here and I have to recant everything I said and it’s going and that’s the way it’s gonna be- and they made me feel guilty about it and I started to cry.” Samantha responded when asked if she was at the interview of her own free will.

Judge Asphaug refused to allow the interview into Grazzini-Rucki’s trial, Samantha Rucki testified by Skype, with her aunt, grandmother, and attorney in the same room but not in camera, her father was listening in from outside the door.

(David Rucki)

Furthermore, Judge Asphaug would only allow a limited number of questions. Samantha then downplayed the abuse and claimed she ran away to get away from a bad divorce.

Dryer said that having Samantha testify by Skype raises sixth amendment issues, of a defendant confronting their accuser.

Judge Asphaug argued that Samantha was too fragile to see her mother, but child rape victims are forced to confront their alleged rapist if that rapist is to be convicted.

In their response brief, prosecutors argued that since they weren’t directly involved in the witness tampering, they shouldn’t be held responsible.

Appellant (Evavold) fails to detail what misconduct Respondent (Dakota County Prosecutor) engaged in. In support of her argument, Appellant points to an interview that was conducted by law enforcement of SVR (Samantha). Appellant is under the misbelief that Respondent somehow coerced SVR into providing the statement and that SVR lied in the statement.

The prosecutor’s brief only alludes to a police interview but does not detail what Samantha said in the interview.

Dede Evavold also argued that there was judicial and prosecutorial misconduct, charges not answered by Backstrom.

Judge Asphaug placed herself on Evavold’s, Grazzini-Rucki’s, and the Dahlen’s cases, and refused to recuse herself when each of the four defendants asked.

Furthermore, in 2010, she appears to have fixed a case for David Rucki.

On September 8, 2009, David Rucki went into a fit of rage against his neighbors while they were escorting approximately a dozen two and three-year-old children to the daycare facility they ran.

Complainant stated his wife, two children, and six daycare kids ages three and under were in the driveway when suspect (David Rucki) approached. He stated the suspect threatened his wife, his son, and called them all assholes while standing in the cul-de-sac in front of their home. While I was speaking with the complainant, he informed me that the suspect drove by as we were speaking and put up his middle finger on his left hand at him. Complainant said that they have had on-going harassment type issues with the suspect and his dogs as a result of operating a home daycare facility. He said suspect’s dogs repeatedly come into his yard when daycare parents and kids arrive, barking and growling and the guests as the children are dropped off. He said they have tried to talk to the suspect in the past to mediate the situation, but that he no longer feels comfortable due to elevated language and behavior.

Rucki was charged with disorderly conduct and the case came in front of Judge Asphaug. On the eve of trial, Asphaug dismissed the case for a lack of probable cause, an inexplicable decision which has never been explained.

Lack of probable cause applies to cases with little or no evidence not an incident witnessed by several adults and approximately twelve children. Furthermore, if a case is dismissed due to a lack of probable cause it would be during normal pre-trial hearings, not on the eve of trial, and there’s no evidence that any sort of motion was even filed to trigger this.

Asphaug proceeded to exclude approximately 90% of the evidence of abuse: including David Rucki’s police report, all Child Protective Services reports, all orders for protection against David Rucki, and letters, from Sandra Grazzini Rucki’s, Dede Evavold’s, and the Dahlen’s trials.

Backstrom’s office provided answers to most of the charges of judicial misconduct but not all.

For instance, in their reply brief, the prosecution claims that Grazzini-Rucki only referred to three items as being excluded: The Fox 9 Newscast from June 2013, the GPS tracker from when David Rucki placed a tracker under Grazzini-Rucki’s friend and advocate’s car, Michael Rhedin, and Social Services records.

(Prosecutor Kathryn Keena)

But while Grazzini-Rucki did complain about these, and their exclusion is significant, police reports, letters, and other recordings were also excluded; Sandra Grazzini-Rucki complained of clear judicial bias.

The prosecution downplayed in its brief the breadth of the evidence excluded during trial.

Backstrom’s office did not respond to emails for comment.”


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