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Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

This is the records summary for Sept. 12.

Echo, Granite Falls drivers hurt in crash north of Echo

ECHO -- A 50-year-old Echo woman and a 17-year-old Granite Falls boy were treated and released from Granite Falls Hospital for injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash around 6:15 p.m. Monday north of Echo.

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According to the State Patrol, Carey L. Hoepner, 50, of Echo, was driving a 2009 Toyota Highlander that was struck from behind by a 1999 Ford Taurus driven by Kyle Z. Gluth, 17, of Granite Falls. The crash happened along State Highway 67 north of Echo.

Also responding to the crash was the Yellow Medicine County Sheriff's Office.

Clara City man suffers minor injury in motorcycle crash

CLARA CITY -- A 47-year-old Clara City man suffered a minor injury when the motorcycle he was driving rolled Monday afternoon along State Highway 7 east of Clara City.

According to the State Patrol, Darrel R. Schoep was westbound on Highway 7 about two miles east of Clara City when he lost control of the 1983 Honda cycle on the curve and went off the road to the right in the strong crosswind. The cycle rolled and Schoep was ejected. He was wearing a helmet.

Property damage

BELGRADE -- A case of property damage and theft was reported around 2 p.m. Monday along the 29000 block of 145th Street Northeast.

Arrest

WILLMAR -- A 30-year-old man was arrested on charges of assault around 7:20 p.m. Monday along the 900 block of Trott Avenue Southeast.

District Court

Kandiyohi County

n Juanel Anthony Mikulak, 24, of Danube, was sentenced Tuesday to 23 months in prison and a $500 fine on a fourth-degree drug sale charge for his role in selling 0.9 grams of methamphetamine to a CEE-VI Drug Task Force informant.

Mikulak was given credit for 70 days already served in custody. As part of a plea agreement, the charge was reduced from third-degree level.

Mikulak and Bobby Joel Taylor, 27, of Belgrade, are both charged in the case. Taylor's case was taken under advisement by Judge Kathryn N. Smith on Aug. 7.

According to the complaints against the men, the informant met Mikulak at a Willmar motel and they drove to meet Taylor at another Willmar location and exchanged a packet of crystal substance for $100. The informant handed over two packages after the sale was complete, with one package containing 0.9 grams testing positive for meth and another package, weighing 0.8 grams that did not conclusively test as meth. The second package was sent on to the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension for further testing.

n Heidi Sue Roggenkamp, 38, of Glenwood, pleaded guilty Tuesday to a felony charge of theft by swindle for taking thousands of dollars from her employer.

As part of a plea agreement, two additional felony charges of theft by swindle will be dismissed. She will be sentenced Oct. 15 and will be responsible for restitution on all counts.

The charges were filed after the owner of Dan's Diesel Service in Sunburg reported to the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office in December that suspicious checks had been written by his bookkeeper, Roggenkamp.

Roggenkamp had worked for the business since April 2010 and was allowed to write and sign checks. The suspicious activity included checks written to Roggenkamp for large amounts of money, more than for the hours she worked for the business, and carbon copies of checks that indicated checks had been altered after they were taken from the checkbook.

The investigation revealed $11,661.39 in overpayments between July and December 2010, $15,407.12 between January and June 2011 and $17,007.14 between July and December 2011.

Roggenkamp was interviewed and admitted to making the overpayments to herself because of medical issues. She said she would make arrangements to pay the money back and requested that she be taken to the local Crisis Center, where she checked herself into the facility.

n Sarah Faith Briggs, 29, of Willmar, pleaded guilty Monday to a felony charge of terroristic threats for threatening a man's life in July.

As part of a plea agreement, a felony charge of second-degree assault and two misdemeanors for domestic assault will be dismissed. She will be sentenced Oct. 9.

The charges were filed after July 20, when Willmar police officers were called to a residence in the southeast quadrant of the city just after midnight on a domestic incident. A man reported Briggs was upset with him over a pornographic email he had received and that she had accused him of cheating on her. She flushed a ring he had given her down the toilet and he began putting her property outside the home. The man said that Briggs locked him out of the home and that he broke down the door to get back inside.

The man also reported that Briggs had pressed a 13-inch kitchen knife against him and threatened him with the knife before punching him in the face and wrestling on the floor with him.

This is the records summary for Sept. 12.

Echo, Granite Falls drivers hurt in crash north of Echo

ECHO -- A 50-year-old Echo woman and a 17-year-old Granite Falls boy were treated and released from Granite Falls Hospital for injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash around 6:15 p.m. Monday north of Echo.

According to the State Patrol, Carey L. Hoepner, 50, of Echo, was driving a 2009 Toyota Highlander that was struck from behind by a 1999 Ford Taurus driven by Kyle Z. Gluth, 17, of Granite Falls. The crash happened along State Highway 67 north of Echo.

Also responding to the crash was the Yellow Medicine County Sheriff's Office.

Clara City man suffers minor injury in motorcycle crash

CLARA CITY -- A 47-year-old Clara City man suffered a minor injury when the motorcycle he was driving rolled Monday afternoon along State Highway 7 east of Clara City.

According to the State Patrol, Darrel R. Schoep was westbound on Highway 7 about two miles east of Clara City when he lost control of the 1983 Honda cycle on the curve and went off the road to the right in the strong crosswind. The cycle rolled and Schoep was ejected. He was wearing a helmet.

Property damage

BELGRADE -- A case of property damage and theft was reported around 2 p.m. Monday along the 29000 block of 145th Street Northeast.

Arrest

WILLMAR -- A 30-year-old man was arrested on charges of assault around 7:20 p.m. Monday along the 900 block of Trott Avenue Southeast.

District Court

Kandiyohi County

- Juanel Anthony Mikulak, 24, of Danube, was sentenced Tuesday to 23 months in prison and a $500 fine on a fourth-degree drug sale charge for his role in selling 0.9 grams of methamphetamine to a CEE-VI Drug Task Force informant.

Mikulak was given credit for 70 days already served in custody. As part of a plea agreement, the charge was reduced from third-degree level.

Mikulak and Bobby Joel Taylor, 27, of Belgrade, are both charged in the case. Taylor's case was taken under advisement by Judge Kathryn N. Smith on Aug. 7.

According to the complaints against the men, the informant met Mikulak at a Willmar motel and they drove to meet Taylor at another Willmar location and exchanged a packet of crystal substance for $100. The informant handed over two packages after the sale was complete, with one package containing 0.9 grams testing positive for meth and another package, weighing 0.8 grams that did not conclusively test as meth. The second package was sent on to the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension for further testing.

- Heidi Sue Roggenkamp, 38, of Glenwood, pleaded guilty Tuesday to a felony charge of theft by swindle for taking thousands of dollars from her employer.

As part of a plea agreement, two additional felony charges of theft by swindle will be dismissed. She will be sentenced Oct. 15 and will be responsible for restitution on all counts.

The charges were filed after the owner of Dan's Diesel Service in Sunburg reported to the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office in December that suspicious checks had been written by his bookkeeper, Roggenkamp.

Roggenkamp had worked for the business since April 2010 and was allowed to write and sign checks. The suspicious activity included checks written to Roggenkamp for large amounts of money, more than for the hours she worked for the business, and carbon copies of checks that indicated checks had been altered after they were taken from the checkbook.

The investigation revealed $11,661.39 in overpayments between July and December 2010, $15,407.12 between January and June 2011 and $17,007.14 between July and December 2011.

Roggenkamp was interviewed and admitted to making the overpayments to herself because of medical issues. She said she would make arrangements to pay the money back and requested that she be taken to the local Crisis Center, where she checked herself into the facility.

- Sarah Faith Briggs, 29, of Willmar, pleaded guilty Monday to a felony charge of terroristic threats for threatening a man's life in July.

As part of a plea agreement, a felony charge of second-degree assault and two misdemeanors for domestic assault will be dismissed. She will be sentenced Oct. 9.

The charges were filed after July 20, when Willmar police officers were called to a residence in the southeast quadrant of the city just after midnight on a domestic incident. A man reported Briggs was upset with him over a pornographic email he had received and that she had accused him of cheating on her. She flushed a ring he had given her down the toilet and he began putting her property outside the home. The man said that Briggs locked him out of the home and that he broke down the door to get back inside.

The man also reported that Briggs had pressed a 13-inch kitchen knife against him and threatened him with the knife before punching him in the face and wrestling on the floor with him.

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