District Court, Kandiyohi County, Sept. 17
n Decarlo Angelo Serrano, 21, of Willmar, was arraigned Tuesday on a felony charge of making terroristic threats.
Unconditional bail was set at $15,000 with conditional bail at $2,500. He was ordered to have no contact with two people involved in the case, be excluded from a Willmar residence and possess no firearms or weapons.
He also faces misdemeanor charges of assault and damage to property.
According to the complaint, four Willmar Police officers and a State Patrol trooper were dispatched around 5:25 p.m. Sunday to the corner of 16th Street and Minnesota Avenue Southwest for a fight call.
The trooper observed a man, identified as Serrano, throwing a punch at another man. A woman there said she had gone to the residence, which was subleased to Serrano, and that he had threatened her and told her he wouldn't let her go until she paid him money he claimed was stolen. She managed to run away to a neighboring home, but said that Serrano caught up to her at the door of the home and that he slammed her into the door and broken a window with her head. The man arrived and got involved in the fight, which officers responded to.
A review of Serrano's criminal history shows an adjudicated sentence for aggravated battery of a law enforcement officer in 2001 in Florida.
His next appearance is Sept. 29.
- Daniel Allen Seidl, 19, of Willmar, was sentenced to five years of probation, a $500 fine and ordered to pay $836 in restitution on a felony charge of check forgery.
He was also ordered to serve 15 days in jail and serve 45 days of electronic monitoring. Seidl received a five-year stay of imposition on his sentence, so if he complies with the court's conditions, the felony conviction will be reduced to a misdemeanor on his record.
Seidle was also sentenced to 15 days in jail and ordered to pay $77 in restitution on two misdemeanor charges of giving a false name to a peace officer and theft.
As part of a plea agreement, three additional felony charges for burglary and forgery and a misdemeanor theft charge were dismissed.
The charges were filed after an asset protection agent at Cub Foods in Willmar witnessed a man shoplifting April 9. The man was confronted, admitted to taking the products and gave the agent and police officers the identification of another man. He was processed at the county jail and released. Later, the officer went to his home and asked for the ID, but Seidl said he didn't have it. He admitted to using the ID and said he was going to pay the ticket and notify the real owner of the ID the next day. He said he had the ID to buy alcohol and gave it to the officer. He was brought back to the jail and admitted to giving a false name to the agent and officers and to signing jail documents in the false name.
According to the complaint on the burglary and forgery charges, the police were dispatched to a home on the city's northwest side on March 21 for a burglary report. A man told them someone entered his apartment and took checks while he was away for spring break. He had realized the checks were forged on his account because there wasn't any money in the account. A total of 10 checks for $505 had been forged at several local businesses. Also missing from the apartment were a video game, beer and a bottle of rum.
- Brandon Edward Rose, 27, of Kandiyohi, was sentenced to 365 days in jail, with 275 days stayed, a $3,000 fine, with $2,500 stayed, and two years of probation for a felony charge of fleeing a peace officer.
He was also ordered to pay $3,555 in restitution for damages to a building. Rose was also sentenced to a $3,000 fine, with $2,250 stayed, and 60 days of electronic monitoring on a gross misdemeanor charge of driving while impaired.
Seven other charges including those for driving while impaired and damage to property and misdemeanor charges for driving while impaired, fleeing an officer on foot, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia were dismissed.
The charges were filed after a Minnesota State Patrol officer, on routine patrol in Spicer, saw a vehicle turn into a parking lot at 11:39 p.m. Dec. 21 without using a right-turn signal. When the officer followed the vehicle into the parking lot and activated his squad car's emergency lights, the suspect -- later identified as Rose -- began to accelerate across the parking lot and crashed into the corner of a building.
The suspect then scrambled from the vehicle and fled on foot. The state trooper chased him on foot for about 100 yards before catching him. The two scuffled briefly before Rose was handcuffed. A weapons search revealed a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia in his jacket pocket. While being taken in the squad car to the Law Enforcement Center in Willmar, Rose also chewed on the fabric on the rear seat, causing an estimated $300 in damage.
It took eight attempts for him to give a first breath sample, which registered at 0.17 percent blood-alcohol content. Efforts to obtain a second breath sample failed after 14 tries.