Paul Bueltel says video shows Dakota County deputies unlawfully arresting, questioning him

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Bueltel, handgun visible in his pocket, is patted down by a deputy before being placed under arrest.
Around 2 a.m. on October 27, 2012, Paul Bueltel and a friend were sitting in Bueltel's father's vehicle on the side of a road in Coates consulting a GPS system when a car pulled up behind them.

Unsure who was in the car, Bueltel began pulling away. But then the vehicle turned on its emergency flashers. Turns out two Dakota County deputies were inside.

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As one of the deputies approached on foot, he saw a handgun jutting out of Bueltel's pocket. The deputy quickly drew his weapon.

"Don't you fucking move, you understand us?!" one of the deputies yelled, while Bueltel told him, "I've got my [gun] permit, man."

Here's the footage:



Bueltel, 35, ended up being arrested and charged with refusal to submit to a sobriety test, driving under the influence, and carrying a pistol while under the influence. But reached for comment today, he says he thinks the whole case should be thrown out.

First of all, Bueltel argues the deputies had no probable cause for the traffic stop. He says he was merely on the side of the road because he was lost and wanted to safely look up directions back to his place in Rosemount. The deputies, on the other hand, claim probable cause was established both by the chain of events leading up to the stop and the fact that Bueltel's vehicle was parked in front of a business that had been burglarized months earlier.

"I observed a vehicle that appeared to be driving the wrong way on Highway 52," the incident report pertaining to the case says. "As I got closer the vehicle was not traveling on Highway 52 but was parked on the shoulder in front of the Amish Furniture Store."

Bueltel also argues a breath test that pegged him at more than twice the legal limit for driving shouldn't be admitted in court.

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pfleetham
pfleetham

Surprise ~ ! ~


Paul Thomas Bueltel, D.O.B 1.22.79, has a history of several driving, disorderly conducts and a few Driving after Suspensions convictions.

Paul Thomas Bueltel, aka thaNorthStar, is a loser as his multiple convictions indicate.

Perhaps he should take his legal defense monies and get treatment for his cough syrup addition, or whatever it is that caused him to register at twice the legal limit.

Own up to your responsibilities and grow up.

Stop your self-pity whining and accept what the court gives you.

If you straighten up these problems would not occur.


I hope the State of Minnesota takes your/his permit to carry away, as this dude is too far out there to have a gun.


Just my opinion.

Christopher Rohling
Christopher Rohling

I am Not surprised by this Post... Dakota county and Anoka County are the MOST CORRUPT force's in the State ....Worthless P.O.S's .

Chad Howard
Chad Howard

So cop looks into car it's dark out and sees the butt end of a gun....so he draws his out and thats wrong? Is that how I am interpreting some of these comments? Gun for gun proper response they didn't know who or what these guys were up to...don't fault the cops for reacting like they did.

Jesse Spalding
Jesse Spalding

Just because someone has a carry permit, doesn't mean they want a confrontation. In fact, carrying a gun might indicate that you may have a fear of others, unless you just carry it for the status quo or a psychopath.

Kenny Nelson
Kenny Nelson

The cop also says as I was running his plate he pulled away so I stopped him. The cop could have continued to follow him for a erratic behavior and then pulled him over.

Bryanne Horne
Bryanne Horne

Indeed. And that's where the trial comes in.

Kenny Nelson
Kenny Nelson

And just because cops say it's true doesn't make it true.

Kenny Nelson
Kenny Nelson

Yes after spending how much on a lawyer? If Bueltel did not have one statement would've been admissible.

Bryanne Horne
Bryanne Horne

Oh, I see that there was a court hearing where the court said Bueltel's statements weren't admissible due to having a gun pointed at him (thus, courts and prosecutors clearly weren't covering anything up or automatically siding with the cop). However, what Bueltel is referring to as "lying under oath" is merely statements in the cop's incident report.

Bryanne Horne
Bryanne Horne

"The deputies, on the other hand, claim probable cause was established both by the chain of events leading up to the stop and the fact that Bueltel's vehicle was parked in front of a business that had been burglarized months earlier. "I observed a vehicle that appeared to be driving the wrong way on Highway 52," the incident report pertaining to the case says. "As I got closer the vehicle was not traveling on Highway 52 but was parked on the shoulder in front of the Amish Furniture Store."" Just because this guy disagrees or claims that what they're saying isn't true, that doesn't make it not true. But, yeah, just idling on a street in the middle of the night can be suspicious and be worthy of checking out. I wouldn't mind if I was idling somewhere looking at directions and cops pulled up to find out what I was doing. Then again, I actually wouldn't be doing anything wrong.

Kenny Nelson
Kenny Nelson

How are they acting suspiciously? A parked car running on a side street is suspicious?

Kenny Nelson
Kenny Nelson

He said there straight up lying under oath. It states they have testified. Probably in pretrial, or depositions. There are good cops and good prosecutors and good judges out there. But it's been my personal experience that a lot of judges just take a cops word for it. And a lot of prosecutors just care about getting convictions not about justice.

Bryanne Horne
Bryanne Horne

What are you talking about? The court date is scheduled for January of 2015--how could a court or prosecutor cover anything up when there hasn't even been a trial?

Bryanne Horne
Bryanne Horne

Wow, this Bueltel guy is an idiot. These cops acted entirely reasonably (it's almost as if their lives are in danger every day and they have to act accordingly, especially when someone acting suspiciously has a gun on them--having a permit doesn't mean you won't use your gun on them!). So he's using whatever he can after the fact to try and make the claim that he totally shouldn't have been arrested for the crimes he committed, based on assumptions and B.S. he's made up. (Such as claiming the muffled audio said anything about arresting two black males--it doesn't sound like that at all). Also, not reading you your Miranda rights prior to arresting you isn't a Miranda rights violation, nor are cops required to do it (and most don't--this only happens on TV). You only need to let people know their rights prior to questioning while a suspect is in police custody.

Jay Saari
Jay Saari

I was cuffed up and detain for an hour crossing the small street in front of my house,one 1230 am 6 police f'd up my front door to tell me to turn my tv down. A drunk driver smashed into a truck in front of my house. 911 and 2 hours got no response.

Michael Mitchell
Michael Mitchell

Pulled over for bogus reasons and having weapons drawn on lost guys figuring out gps is just the start of BS charges by zealous officers

BigHerbDickerson
BigHerbDickerson

moron fucking drunk with a gun gets arrested for being a moron fucking drunk with a gun.  

Curt Arndt
Curt Arndt

Until one has been put in that position, you cannot comment. The officers had every right to pull the car over and react the way they did. It doesn't matter how many times or how calmly a person says they have a permit to carry, as an officer, their safety and the safety of the public is number one. That is why they react the way they do. I'm a big believer in the 2nd Amendment, however carrying under the influence is not a path to do down.

Carrie Graf
Carrie Graf

Denny, it is everyone's responsibility to do what they can to avoid any situation where you need to use a gun. They teach you that in the CC classes.

Denny Sid Scanlon
Denny Sid Scanlon

You're on the side of the road with a permit to carry. You have a gun and you are scared a car pulls up behind you? Maybe you need some guts to go with the gun.

Donald S Walen
Donald S Walen

This is one if the reasons I have a problem with cops, dude may have broken a law but they immediately treated him as hostile the second they saw a gun and you can hear the guy, calmly, trying to let them know he had his permit. His story didn't change at any point during that video and now in the article. They should have put their flashers on the second they pulled behind him, I would probably have tried to leave too if some random ass car pulled up behind me at night.

polysteiner
polysteiner

Just so it's clear, the guy commenting below under the name "theNorthStar" is Paul Bueltel, even if he's referring to himself in the third person. 

Carrie Graf
Carrie Graf

You're exactly right, Brad, and they probably won't be able to prosecute him. But he was still breaking the law.

KennyX
KennyX

Meanwhile in Norf Minneapolice, some baby daddy got shot to death on Mass Confusion Day (aka Father's Day).

thaNorthStar
thaNorthStar

Police shouldnt be approaching people who have done nothing illegal & putting a gun in their face when the police arent in any danger.

We have a right to bear arms just like police

We have a right to open carry as well. Anyone familiar with guns will tell u the police we under no threat. The police if hesitated beforr drawing his weapon because he was not in danger & was using that as a reason to illegally search & disarm these guys.

thaNorthStar
thaNorthStar

Thats what they are suppose to do. If they wanted to offer assistance than they wouldnt have approached in a threatening manner.

If they wanted to make an arrest then they shouldve waited until a crime was committed.

thaNorthStar
thaNorthStar

Police said under oath on the witness stand that there was multiple recent burglaries & a getaway driver was used.

Pole said he is certain of this.

But both are untrue statements.

thaNorthStar
thaNorthStar

Theres been 2 contested omnibus hearings already where the deputy testified

thaNorthStar
thaNorthStar

What crimes did he commit? Theres no evidence any crimes were committed. Wtf r u talking about?

We have legal system where they need to prove guilt, not that people have to prove innocence.

Now if this guy was drunk dont u think there 'd be 1 piece of evidence showing that?

Why did police delete the audio? Why did police hide other evidence for over 9 months?

This is about police misconduct including miranda violations, freedom of moement, unlawful search, seizure, lying under oath, they even are heard conspiring together to say they thought the car was in a ditch so they all came over to help. But they all said in reports they thougjt he was driving the wrong side of the hwy.

BesideS, there is no way possible that any burglars could be caught in this manner. Its all 1 big lie

dmbry
dmbry

*I see now that the miranda rights violation was for other reasons, but of course citypages just steals comments from facebook and leaves them here permanently regardless of editing or even deletion.

thaNorthStar
thaNorthStar

Another interesting FACT is that police have no right to disarm you or arrest you simply because youre carrying a gun.

In the real world, we have a justice system that is to protect citizens from police like this who violate citizen's rights in order to make an arrest & be rewarded.

Its very dangerous when you have police who see 2 people & intend on arresting them simply because of their skin color. Then they stop the guys & say they stopped them because the guys were suspicious because theres been multiple recent burglaries that a getaway driver was used but its very dangerous when you have members of law enforcement who make all that stuff up, lie to judges under oath & theres no limit to what those tyoe of criminals wearing police uniforms are capable of.

There was 0 burglaries, 0 getaway drivers, 0 laws broken & 0 evidence any crimes were committed other than the violations police made & a judge ruled the police made.

thaNorthStar
thaNorthStar

Actually the judge ruled that the police did NOT have a right to act like this.

They interrogated someone at gunpoint, tampered with evidence, lied under oath & pulled these guys over because they thought they were black.

Your comment is a slap in the face to all african-americans

thaNorthStar
thaNorthStar

And before the driver was rear-end, he put the car in drive but still waited for any signs that this vehicle was a member of law enforcement & that he was not going to be a potential-assault victim.

But this deputy did nothing so the driver pulled off because he feared he was about to be attacked.

Turns out he wasnt carjacked at gunpoint, kidnapped & robbed of all the money in his pockets....... wait..... oh

KennyX
KennyX

That's why they teach you to never go anywhere near Minneapolis and Brooklyn Park.

thaNorthStar
thaNorthStar

Most people who carry try to avoid using their weapon.

thaNorthStar
thaNorthStar

You hit it all right all the head.

now what we have here is members of law enforcement breaking the law & breaking their oath to uphold the Constitution. That is a very dangerous type of person & are the most serious offenses.

Take lying under oath, which there is evidence of in this case. That charge alone would make it impossible for officers to ever become a police officer again, they would lose their pensions & i believe its a 5yr mandatory min prison sentence.

thaNorthStar
thaNorthStar

Duh thats why the site is thaNorthstar.com where all the evidence is posted

thaNorthStar
thaNorthStar

Which law? Pulling over to check gps is what your suppose to do.

In reports, police say when they were talking to the driver as he stood outside of the car, they smelled alcohol coming from inside the car.

You should read all the facts before jumping to conclusions.

After the permit to carry was validated, then the police says he smelled alcohol coming from the drivers breath. Which is a very funny coincidence

Troll_Decoder_5000
Troll_Decoder_5000

@KennyX Here is the troll translation of KennyX's comment:


I am an angry, racist pig, and my derision stems from the fact that I have a tiny, shame-inducing penis.  It is really small.  It is so microscopic and beyond the measure of even the most powerful microscopes that it is soon going to be added to the Periodic Table of Elements.  It will hereafter be known as the element TP, for Troll Penis.  The rage I feel as a result of having the kind of diminutive genitalia that allows even newborn babies to point and laugh at me, leads me to troll sites like this with my hateful comments.  Please forgive me and my millimeters of shame.

KennyX
KennyX

@thaNorthStar Well, we have a President who lies every fucking time he opens his mouth and he has trampled on the Constitution more than once, and he gets a free pass. Why not the cops?

thaNorthStar
thaNorthStar

Clearly, is that why it says THANORTHSTAR on the back of the car

thaNorthStar
thaNorthStar

The police thought he was black, called in that he needs help arresting 2 young black males & backup arrived with ar15s locked, loaded & ready to go.

Really, the deputy was so sure these 2 guys were the masked burglars who drive a dark van 4.5 months before that he needed help arresting them... why ? Bcz he thought they were black & they had to be the burglars who wore masks to conceal their identities?

Get real. Its racist.

Ask any african american & they will tell u its racist.

thaNorthStar
thaNorthStar

The evidence shows otherwise. Why did the police hide the the video of the field sobriety tests for 11 months? Why do they show 0.00 on the breathalyzer to the camera but hide the results of the test from the cameras view?

Why is the driver seen coughing as he's blowing & unable to do the test? Why is the audio missing?

Something is up with these police. He called in he needs help arresting to young black males & thats why the others showed up.

KennyX
KennyX

@Troll_Decoder_5000 If only your lame attempt at humor had actually insulted me, it could have been really effective.  

Troll_Decoder_5000
Troll_Decoder_5000

@KennyX @Troll_Decoder_5000 Here is the troll translation of KennyX's comment:


I am sorry again for my rage-filled commentary.  My penis is just so small.  It can only really be described as "Smurf-like."  If my penis weren't so beyond the capability of human eyesight, perhaps I wouldn't scapegoat other races like the hateful piece of garbage that I am.  I apologize on behalf of myself and my mangina.

sierrafern
sierrafern

If you didn't care what people said to you, you wouldn't respond. Everything you post is either racist, sexist or just plain ignorant.

thaNorthStar
thaNorthStar

You should join the police & use an ar15 to terrorize people than everyone will think u have huge balls like the short blond guy in this video

KennyX
KennyX

@Troll_Decoder_5000 You must be a pinkboy, what with your fascination with penises. Are you in a bad mood because you can't find another guy to fill your shit pussy with rock hard cock? 

KennyX
KennyX

@sierrafern So you are saying that a baby daddy didn't get shot to death yesterday? That I just made it up?

KennyX
KennyX

@Troll_Decoder_5000 Here's a hint: Go to Norf Minneapolice and find a black guy who needs some money for malt liquor. They'll fuck anything with a hole. Such as your mom.

Troll_Decoder_5000
Troll_Decoder_5000

@KennyX @Troll_Decoder_5000 Here is the troll translation of KennyX's comment:


As you can see, my pygmy-like penis is causing me all kinds of hateful anxiety.  It is just so much easier for me to turn my rage towards people of other races instead of at myself and my pint-size pud.  In fact, the reason I chose Kenny as my account name is because my crotch looks EXACTLY like that of a Ken doll.  Nothing there.  So I will continue to spew my troll comments here in the hopes that it will momentarily turn my attention away from the fact that I need to employ nanoscientists to help me find my penis for when I urinate.  I am so, so sorry.

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