Indecent exposure charge just latest of 20 for woman in Duluth
DULUTH - A 32-year-old woman with 20 criminal cases filed against her in four Minnesota counties was arraigned in St. Louis County District Court on Thursday, accused of exposing herself to a Duluth police officer.
Janelle Rae Reynolds, also known as Wendi Erin Baker, is charged with indecent exposure.
According to police reports, an officer found Baker lying on the stairs at the 21 W. Superior St., entrance to the skywalk shortly after 5 p.m. on Friday. The officer asked Reynolds her name and after providing it she said, "I'm a ... prostitute,'' and pulled out her breasts. The male officer reported that he smelled alcohol on the woman and he called for a female officer to respond as backup.
A preliminary breath test indicated Reynolds had an intoxication level nearly four times the legal limit to drive.
Reynolds also has been charged with crimes including writing worthless checks, DWI, first-degree assault, disorderly conduct, trespassing, drinking in public, forgery and felony attempted theft by swindle in Anoka, Mille Lacs, St. Louis and Stearns counties.
Police reports indicate that the defendant had stayed at the CHUM shelter.
Reynolds is being held in the St. Louis County Jail. She is scheduled to appear in Stearns County District Court today under the alias of Wendi Erin Baker on charges of forgery and attempted theft by swindle. She has pleaded not guilty to both charges.
She is scheduled to appear back in St. Louis County District Court on Tuesday in a separate case, to be arraigned on charges of criminal damage to property and disorderly conduct.