n Humberto Acevedo Jr., 27, of Willmar, made his first appearance Monday on a felony charge of second-degree drug possession.
Unconditional bail was set at $75,000. Conditional bail was allowed for $50,000, provided he not use or possess firearms. His next appearance is Dec. 8. He is also charged with misdemeanors for giving a false name to a peace officer and fleeing an officer on foot.
According to the complaint, a Willmar Police officer was in the parking lot of the Green Mill Restaurant around 1 a.m. Friday and observed a man walking toward his squad car. The officer believed he was wanted on arrest warrants and verified that the man was indeed wanted.
The same man exited the bar a short time later with a group. The officer asked for identification and the man said he didn't have any. He gave the officer another name. He was arrested and attempted to get rid of his jacket before the officer secured him. Acevedo and the officer struggled over the jacket and then Acevedo ran away. He was apprehended a short distance away after he fell down.
Another officer secured the jacket and found 13.2 grams of a substance that tested positive as methamphetamine, a glass pipe and a digital scale.
- Alma Veronica Cabrera, 34, of Willmar, made her first appearance Monday on seven felony charges of aggravated forgery, forgery and perjury for allegedly using another woman's identity.
Unconditional bail was set at $50,000. Conditional bail was set at $10,000. Her next appearance is Dec. 15.
Cabrera, who was also known as Carla Irene Gonzalez, also faces a gross misdemeanor for giving the name of another person to a peace officer and a misdemeanor for identity theft.
According to the complaint, a Willmar Police officer was assigned on Oct. 16 to investigate an identity theft case with a person living in Willmar under a false identity. The real Gonzalez had reported she received a letter at her home in Texas stating that she had unpaid income taxes from employment at Jennie-O Turkey Store in Willmar. She had never worked at the local company.
Officers contacted Jennie-O and learned that the person using that ID had applied for work in July 2006. The person was later identified as Cabrera, who had signed employment forms in the false name and presented a false Social Security card and driver's license. She is a citizen of Mexico.
On Nov. 25, the officer received more information and went to Cabrera's home. She answered the door and allegedly presented the Gonzalez identification as her own. She insisted that she was Gonzalez, even after she was arrested. However, she later allegedly admitted her real name was Cabrera.
- Chad Leroy Soine, 33, of Spicer, made his first appearance Monday on felony driving while impaired charges.
Unconditional bail was set at $12,000. Conditional bail was allowed at $2,000. His next appearance is Dec. 15. He also faces a petty misdemeanor charge for speeding.
According to the complaint, around midnight Sunday, a Kandiyohi County Sheriff's deputy was running stationary radar along County Road 10 and observed a vehicle traveling at 83 mph in a 55-mph zone. The deputy pulled the vehicle over, identified the driver as Soine and detected alcohol on him. He failed field sobriety tests and was arrested. An Intoxilyzer test showed a blood-alcohol content of 0.13.
According to his record, he has three previous impaired driving convictions, from incidents in June 2000 in Stearns County, June 1999 in Meeker County and January 1999 in Texas.