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District Court, Kandiyohi County, Jan. 7

n Sonia Faith Jimenez, 17, of Willmar made her first appearance Monday on felony charges of second-degree burglary and theft for allegedly breaking into a rural Willmar residence and taking a number of electronic items.

She pleaded not guilty to the charges and was ordered to have no contact with the victims or their residence. Her next court date is Feb. 6.

According to the petition, a Kandiyohi County Sheriff's deputy was called on Nov. 5 to a burglary along the 6600 block of Highway 71 Northeast. A man reported electronic items, including a laptop, gaming consoles, controllers, games and other items were missing. The value of the items was $3,740.

Investigators reviewed surveillance footage from a St. Cloud pawn shop and identified Jimenez as one of four people who pawned several items from the burglary on Nov. 11. Two others who were involved informed officers that they had either allowed Jimenez to use their ID to pawn items or that Jimenez had told them a friend wanted her to pawn the items. One of the individuals had gone with Jimenez after the burglary to return some of the items to the man.

During an interview with investigators, Jimenez allegedly admitted to taking the items, asking the others to help her pawn it and that she returned some of the items to their rightful owner on Nov. 15.

- Roberto Resendiz, 16, of Willmar made his first appearance Monday on a third-degree criminal sexual conduct charge for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old girl.

He pleaded not guilty to the charge and his next court date is Feb. 17.

According to the petition, Resendiz's mother reported to county family services on Nov. 20 that she suspected the boy and a girl were in a sexual relationship. She brought him to the Law Enforcement Center, where he denied the allegations. He later admitted that they did have sex, but not recently, as he learned he could get in trouble for his actions. The girl was interviewed and said the sexual relations were not forced upon her.

- Carlos Rueben Es-pinoza, 22, of Willmar was sentenced Monday to 13 months in prison, which was stayed, $2,500 in fines, five years of probation and 150 days in jail on two felony charges of criminal damage to property and a gross misdemeanor charge for domestic assault.

He was given credit for 83 days already served, ordered to have no contact with the victims and have no assaultive behavior.

As part of a plea agreement, another felony charge for possessing a pistol or assault weapon within 10 years of a violent crime conviction and several lesser charges were dismissed.

One of the two criminal damage charges was filed after a Willmar officer was called around 1 p.m. Sept. 20 to the Law Enforcement Center parking lot. One of the women there said she was at a local supermarket getting gas when Espinoza approached and assaulted her, threaten her and damaged her vehicle by throwing a rock at the door, causing a dent. He had also pounded on the vehicle's stereo, cut the dash and smashed some sunglasses. The estimated repairs were $2,162.

The other criminal damage charge and domestic assault charge were filed after police were called around 11:30 a.m. Sept. 21 to a Willmar home for a domestic incident. A woman there said Espinoza had been looking for something and was out of control breaking things. He had knocked a television onto the floor and broke the TV's case and threw a Nintendo Wii across the room. He had left when she called authorities, but had punched the driver's side door of her van, causing a dent that was estimated at $942 to repair.

The gun charge was filed after a July 23 incident in which a Willmar police officer was dispatched to a street corner for a domestic incident. A woman there said Espinoza had been using and dealing meth, carrying handguns and becoming more violent and threatening. She wanted him and the guns out of her home. Back at the house, the woman handed over a bag that contained a .22-caliber revolver, with all six cylinders loaded with rifle ammunition. Espinoza first claimed the gun, but then denied possession of the firearm.

- Juan Carlos Carbajal Aviles, 27, of Willmar was sentenced to a year and a day in prison, which was stayed, a $50 fine and five years of probation on an aggravated forgery charge.

He was also ordered to cooperate with agents from the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and serve 81 days in jail, with credit for 81 days already served.

As part of a plea agreement, three other felony charges for falsely impersonating another and aggravated forgery and two gross misdemeanor charges for giving a false name to a court official were dismissed.

Carbajal Aviles is also known as Jesse Lara.

The charges were filed after the Willmar Police Department received information on Sept. 25 that Carbajal Aviles was using the false identity of Lara. The investigation revealed that photos in local databases matched and that he was charged in Kandiyohi County District Court and appeared under the false name in April 2007.

The investigation also revealed that he had applied for work at Jennie-O Turkey Store in May 2002 and signed employment documents and retirement savings beneficiary documents in the false name.

Two officers, who were dispatched to a home where Carbajal Aviles lived on Sept. 14 and Oct. 3, positively identified him in photo lineups.

- Eswin Rojas, 24, of Willmar, pleaded guilty Tuesday to a felony charge of aggravated forgery.

As part of a plea agreement, another charge for aggravated forgery will be dismissed. He will be sentenced Feb. 2.

The charges were filed after an incident on Oct. 2 when Willmar police were called to a burglary and assault along 14th Street Southwest. A man there identified himself as Gallegos, said his wife's real name was Sara Rojas and said he used the Gallegos name for work.

Officers investigated and used Department of Vehicle Services information and information from Jennie-O Turkey Store to connect Rojas to the Gallegos identity.

He was arrested and said his real name was Rojas. He admitted to buying a Social Security card and birth certificate in the Gallegos name in Minneapolis and said he arrived in Minnesota in 2002 or 2003 from Guatemala. He also admitted to signing employment documents in the false name.

- Damion Francos Ortiz, 59, of Willmar, pleaded guilty Tuesday a felony charge of forgery.

As part of a plea agreement, another charge for aggravated forgery will be dismissed. He will be sentenced Feb. 2.

The charges were filed after Oct. 17, when a Willmar Police officer was following up on an incident during which a person identified himself as Marrero Burgas, but said his real name was Ortiz. The officer received a state identification card from the Department of Vehicle Services for Ortiz. Human resources officials from Jennie-O Turkey Store provided an application for employment from March 2003, plus a copy of a state identification card and a Social Security card. The ID card matched the information received from the DVS. The officer also received information that the Social Security number and a Puerto Rican birth certificate were presented with an application for the ID card in 2002.

Officers arrested Ortiz. During a search of his wallet, they found an ID card and Social Security card in the Marrero Burgas name. He admitted to buying the identity for $800, signing employment documents in the name and that his real name was Ortiz.

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