Man caught on Web cam gets stayed prison sentence
WILLMAR -- A 21-year-old Willmar man caught on video breaking into a neighbor's apartment, buying an adult film on their cable television and performing a sex act while watching the film was sentenced Friday to 365 days in jail, a $1,500 fine, 10 years of probation and a stayed prison sentence of 28 months.
Timothy Louis Streling, 21, of Willmar was also ordered not to gamble or enter casinos, to cooperate with Kandiyohi County Family Services for mental health care referrals and pay $247.75 in restitution. He was given credit for 96 days already served in jail.
He was sentenced in Kandiyohi County District Court on a second-degree burglary charge for the Sept. 15 incident.
Streling's public defender, Jay Liedman, had argued that a year in the county jail was a more than reasonable sentence. Judge Michael J. Thompson, however, disagreed. "I realize it's a fairly long time in jail, but you've earned your way in," Thompson said.
Thompson also revoked Streling's stay of imposition on another burglary charge, ordering him to serve one year and one day in jail for breaking into a Willmar hotel room in January. The charge, plus several others, was filed after Streling was accused of ordering a pizza Jan. 5 from a room at the Lakeview Inn Motel on Business Highway 71 in Willmar. He paid the delivery person $5 for a $32.92 bill, according to court documents. Officers who responded to the scene discovered Streling was not authorized to be in the room.
Streling is also scheduled for a jury trial in January for his alleged role in a string of daytime burglaries of rural Kandiyohi County homes. He faces seven felonies for burglary, theft and aiding an offender. He is one of four people charged for the December 2007 crimes.
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, who was using the name Raymond Narro III, was sentenced 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 last winter. He also faces aggravated forgery charges and four gross misdemeanor charges for providing a false name to a judicial officer.
A warrant has been issued for Monica Luna Coronado, 38, of Willmar who faces eight felony charges.
According to the complaint, the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office received two reports of burglaries Dec. 6, 2007, within an hour of each other. The residents of the first home reported that a large-screen TV, a computer, video games, DVDs and jewelry were stolen. The owners of the second home reported a TV/DVD player, video games, a laptop, digital cameras, an 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 indicated it was a large four-wheel-drive vehicle.
Five days later a deputy was called to a rural Pennock residence 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 Delvalle's residence in Willmar. Two detectives visited the home and found a television that matched the description of one reported missing.
When interviewed at Douglas County Jail, Coronado claimed Schrupp approached her to "clean" several computers, which she did for a payment. Streling admitted to investigators that he had a role in the burglaries and participated at Coronado's request. He said their cover story was that if someone answered the door, they would ask for directions. He continued that if no one answered, they would enter the home.