Final suspect in '07 burglaries in court on multiple charges
WILLMAR -- Monica Luna Coronado, 40, of Willmar, made her first court appearance Tuesday on eight felony charges of burglary and theft for her role in a string of daytime burglaries in December 2007 at rural Kandiyohi County homes.
Unconditional bail was set at $100,000. Coronado's next appearance in Kandiyohi County District Court is Oct. 25.
Coronado is the last of four defendants in the case to be prosecuted. Timothy Louis Streling, 23, of Willmar, was sentenced in March 2009 to 29 months in prison for his role in the burglaries.
Amanda Kay Schrupp, 26, of Willmar, was sentenced to 44 months in prison, fined $200 and was ordered to pay $23,238.16 in restitution, jointly with others involved in the case.
Francisco Gomez Delvalle, 35, was sentenced to a year and a day in prison, which was stayed, five years of probation, 127 days in county jail and a $50 fine on a felony charge of aggravated forgery. Delvalle, who was using the name Raymond Narro III, was sentenced in October 2008 to a year and a day in prison, which was stayed, a $1,500 fine and five years of probation for possessing a television and computer accessories stolen during the burglaries.
The charges were filed after the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office on Dec. 6 received two reports of burglaries within an hour from homes southwest of Willmar. The residents of the first home reported that a large-screen television, computer, video games, DVDs and jewelry were stolen.
The owners of the second home reported a television/DVD player, video games, laptop computer, digital cameras, iPod, jewelry, a cell phone, coins and foreign currency were stolen.
During the investigation, deputies noted tire tracks and footprints in the snow matched at the homes. It also appeared the suspects slid into a ditch at one of the homes. The tracks left by the vehicle indicated it was a large four-wheel drive.
Five days later a deputy was called to a rural Pennock home after a homeowner reported jewelry, a laptop computer, air compressor, cordless drill and imported yarn from Norway had been stolen. A neighbor stated witnessing a white car with two women inside come onto her property.
The neighbor said a woman then came to the door seeking directions.
The next day, Dec. 12, deputies were called to a rural Spicer home, where the residents reported a computer, DVD player, jewelry and cash missing. Also missing were Christmas and birthday presents, including video games, movies, an iDog puppy, games and other items.
An informant told investigators in February that Schrupp and Coronado were involved in the burglaries and that a majority of the items were sold.
However, the informant said a computer and television were at Narro's residence in Willmar.
Two detectives visited the home and found a television that matched the description of one reported stolen.