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

This is the records summary for Oct. 20.

Theft

NEW LONDON -- A rural New London resident reported that someone entered his garage on Thursday night and stole miscellaneous change and two bottles of alcohol from a vehicle parked in it. The incident occurred on the 19000 block of 63rd Street, New London.

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District Court

Kandiyohi County

* Mathew Kern Hanson, 19, of Willmar, made his first appearance Friday in Kandiyohi County District Court in Willmar on three separate cases for allegedly selling marijuana and prescription narcotics to a drug task force informant.

The court ordered bail set at $75,000 bond or $7,500 cash concurrent on the three cases.

Kandiyohi County filed two felony charges of third-degree and two felony charges of fifth-degree drug sales against the defendant.

The charges allege that Hanson met a confidential informant for the drug task force at the Nest Lake public access on Nov. 16, 2010, and sold two bags containing marijuana.

The complaints also charge that he sold eight Vyvanse tablets, a Schedule II narcotic, to an informant on May 11 in the parking lot of the Kandi Mall in Willmar and three Vicodin pills, also a Schedule II narcotic, to an informant on Nov. 29, 2011, at the Nest Lake access.

* Michael Sanders Hurd, 22, of Willmar, appeared Thursday in Kandiyohi County District Court in Willmar on a felony charge of aiding an offender to avoid arrest.

The court ordered bail set at $5,000 and approved the appointment of a public defender. Hurd had entered a not guilty plea in the case on May 7, but had failed to make subsequent court hearings.

The complaint charges that Hurd told Willmar police officers that he did not know anybody by the name of Cody Lee Slagter and that there was no one else was in the house when they came to his residence in Willmar on April 5.

Shortly after, Slagter came out of the house and was arrested on a warrant.

The West Central Tribune publishes Records and Convictions as part of its obligation to inform readers about the business of public institutions and to serve as a keeper of the local historical record.

All items are taken from public documents at county courthouses and from law enforcement agencies.

It is the Tribune's policy that this column contain a complete record. Requests for items to be withheld will not be granted.

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