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17-year-old pleads to theft for stealing from vehicles on Green Lake, taking cop badge


WILLMAR -- Zachary Curtis Thompson, 17, of Burnsville, pleaded guilty Tuesday to a felony theft charge for his role in breaking into numerous cars parked around Green Lake and taking items from the vehicle, including two Willmar police badges.

As part of a plea agreement in Kandiyohi County District Court, a misdemeanor for motor vehicle tampering will be dismissed. The case will be transferred to Dakota County for disposition.

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Gretchen Schlosser

Gretchen Schlosser is the public safety reporter, and writes about agriculture occasionally, for the West Central Tribune. She's been with the Tribune since 2006 and has 17 years of experience working in news, media and communications. 

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