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This is the records summary for Sept. 21.

Car windows smashed, police investigating

WILLMAR -- The windows of four vehicles were smashed overnight along the 500 block of Lakeland Avenue Southeast. The vehicles were parked in a parking lot and police suspect the vandal or vandals used baseball bats to strike the vehicles.

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Theft

SPICER -- The theft of a battery was reported around 11 a.m. Wednesday along the 2400 block of 88th Avenue Northeast.

PENNOCK -- The theft of a starter from a truck was reported around 1:35 p.m. Thursday along First Street.

Burglary

BLOMKEST -- A burglary was reported around 1 p.m. Wednesday along Blomquist Street. Missing items included two iPods.

RAYMOND -- A burglary was reported around 12:30 a.m. Thursday along Spicer Avenue.

Property damage

SPICER -- Damage to a home, caused by thrown tomatoes and sprayed soap, was reported around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday along the 9200 block of 80th Street Northeast.

WILLMAR -- Damaged windows were reported around 12:50 a.m. Thursday along the 1400 block of Becker Avenue Southeast.

District Court

Kandiyohi County

n Nicole Lynn Manteuffel, 23, of Glencoe, was sentenced to five years of probation, a $500 fine and 30 days in jail on a felony count of theft.

As part of a plea agreement, she received a stay of adjudication on her sentence. Under the stay, no conviction will appear on her record if she complies with the conditions of probation.

The charge was filed after Willmar police were notified by Wal-Mart asset protection associates of a theft investigation they performed involving an employee of the store's Smart Style Salon, identified as Manteuffel.

The video showed a woman enter the store, gather numerous items into the cart and then push the cart past the registers without paying and into the salon. Six minutes later, another woman, identified as Manteuffel, walked out of the salon to a register, where she grabbed a handful of plastic bags and proceeded back to the salon.

Twenty-five minutes later, both Manteuffel and the other woman were observed attempting to exit the store with the items now bagged but were stopped when the alarms went off. The other woman left the store and Manteuffel went back to work. The amount of the items totaled $978.13.

Additional video indicated Manteuffel met up with the other woman and they went into the housewares section. There, Manteuffel was observed exiting the section with a second cart of additional items that were not counted. Manteuffel was observed walking through register 14 with a second cart full of items that were brought to the salon without paying for the merchandise.

An investigation and interview with Manteuffel indicated additional thefts occurred on Jan. 4, Jan. 10, Jan. 24 and Jan. 25, using the same method of taking the items to the salon, placing them in bags and then exiting the store without paying for the items. The total amount of items stolen from January to February was $3,175.12.

n Gabriella Marie Engelkes, 21, of Willmar, pleaded guilty Wednesday to a felony charge of fourth-degree assault of a peace officer for kicking a corrections officer in the face at the county jail.

As part of a plea agreement, she will receive a stay of adjudication on her sentence and serve no additional jail time. Under the stay, no conviction will appear on her record if she complies with the conditions of probation.

The charge was filed after June 19, when a deputy was called to the jail regarding an assault by a jail inmate on a corrections officer. The officer had attempted to put Engelkes in a restraint chair after Engelkes repeatedly hit her head against a wall in her cell. The officer had a red mark on her face and was experiencing pain and nausea. The deputy suspected the officer had suffered a concussion and she was taken to Rice Memorial Hospital for treatment.

n Ruben Lee Vallejo, 29, of Willmar, made his first appearance Thursday on a felony charge of second-degree burglary for allegedly breaking into an apartment Tuesday evening.

Unconditional bail was set at $40,000. His next appearance is Oct. 1.

Vallejo also faces a petty misdemeanor charge of possession of a small amount of marijuana.

According to the complaint, Willmar police were called around 11 p.m. Tuesday to the 400 block of 15th Avenue Southwest regarding a burglary in process. A citizen reported that they observed the burglary from another apartment in the complex and that one of the two men involved had fled from the scene.

Officers arrived to find a damaged window and a man, later identified as Vallejo, in the apartment. Vallejo said he had come to the apartment to get his money back, funds that he had given the tenants to get him drugs that they never delivered. He handed over a bag of marijuana to the officer. He claimed he did not know the other guy, who ran away, that the window was broken when he arrived that he did not take anything.

The tenants said they had not taken Vallejo's money and had never seen him before.

Vallejo was arrested and taken to the Law Enforcement Center.

This is the records summary for Sept. 21.

Car windows smashed, police investigating

WILLMAR -- The windows of four vehicles were smashed overnight along the 500 block of Lakeland Avenue Southeast. The vehicles were parked in a parking lot and police suspect the vandal or vandals used baseball bats to strike the vehicles.

Theft

SPICER -- The theft of a battery was reported around 11 a.m. Wednesday along the 2400 block of 88th Avenue Northeast.

PENNOCK -- The theft of a starter from a truck was reported around 1:35 p.m. Thursday along First Street.

Burglary

BLOMKEST -- A burglary was reported around 1 p.m. Wednesday along Blomquist Street. Missing items included two iPods.

RAYMOND -- A burglary was reported around 12:30 a.m. Thursday along Spicer Avenue.

Property damage

SPICER -- Damage to a home, caused by thrown tomatoes and sprayed soap, was reported around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday along the 9200 block of 80th Street Northeast.

WILLMAR -- Damaged windows were reported around 12:50 a.m. Thursday along the 1400 block of Becker Avenue Southeast.

District Court

Kandiyohi County

- Nicole Lynn Manteuffel, 23, of Glencoe, was sentenced to five years of probation, a $500 fine and 30 days in jail on a felony count of theft.

As part of a plea agreement, she received a stay of adjudication on her sentence. Under the stay, no conviction will appear on her record if she complies with the conditions of probation.

The charge was filed after Willmar police were notified by Wal-Mart asset protection associates of a theft investigation they performed involving an employee of the store's Smart Style Salon, identified as Manteuffel.

The video showed a woman enter the store, gather numerous items into the cart and then push the cart past the registers without paying and into the salon. Six minutes later, another woman, identified as Manteuffel, walked out of the salon to a register, where she grabbed a handful of plastic bags and proceeded back to the salon.

Twenty-five minutes later, both Manteuffel and the other woman were observed attempting to exit the store with the items now bagged but were stopped when the alarms went off. The other woman left the store and Manteuffel went back to work. The amount of the items totaled $978.13.

Additional video indicated Manteuffel met up with the other woman and they went into the housewares section. There, Manteuffel was observed exiting the section with a second cart of additional items that were not counted. Manteuffel was observed walking through register 14 with a second cart full of items that were brought to the salon without paying for the merchandise.

An investigation and interview with Manteuffel indicated additional thefts occurred on Jan. 4, Jan. 10, Jan. 24 and Jan. 25, using the same method of taking the items to the salon, placing them in bags and then exiting the store without paying for the items. The total amount of items stolen from January to February was $3,175.12.

- Gabriella Marie Engelkes, 21, of Willmar, pleaded guilty Wednesday to a felony charge of fourth-degree assault of a peace officer for kicking a corrections officer in the face at the county jail.

As part of a plea agreement, she will receive a stay of adjudication on her sentence and serve no additional jail time. Under the stay, no conviction will appear on her record if she complies with the conditions of probation.

The charge was filed after June 19, when a deputy was called to the jail regarding an assault by a jail inmate on a corrections officer. The officer had attempted to put Engelkes in a restraint chair after Engelkes repeatedly hit her head against a wall in her cell. The officer had a red mark on her face and was experiencing pain and nausea. The deputy suspected the officer had suffered a concussion and she was taken to Rice Memorial Hospital for treatment.

- Ruben Lee Vallejo, 29, of Willmar, made his first appearance Thursday on a felony charge of second-degree burglary for allegedly breaking into an apartment Tuesday evening.

Unconditional bail was set at $40,000. His next appearance is Oct. 1.

Vallejo also faces a petty misdemeanor charge of possession of a small amount of marijuana.

According to the complaint, Willmar police were called around 11 p.m. Tuesday to the 400 block of 15th Avenue Southwest regarding a burglary in process. A citizen reported that they observed the burglary from another apartment in the complex and that one of the two men involved had fled from the scene.

Officers arrived to find a damaged window and a man, later identified as Vallejo, in the apartment. Vallejo said he had come to the apartment to get his money back, funds that he had given the tenants to get him drugs that they never delivered. He handed over a bag of marijuana to the officer. He claimed he did not know the other guy, who ran away, that the window was broken when he arrived that he did not take anything.

The tenants said they had not taken Vallejo's money and had never seen him before.

Vallejo was arrested and taken to the Law Enforcement Center.

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