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

This is the records summary for Nov. 16.

Property damage

WILLMAR -- Property damage was reported around 9:15 a.m. Thursday along the 800 block of Campbell Avenue Northwest.

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Marriage dissolutions

Kandiyohi County

Kenneth Stanley Inselmann, Willmar; Lynnea Marie Inselmann, Willmar, Oct. 2

DeeAnn Dahlke, Willmar; Wayne Robert Dahlke, Raymond, Oct. 2

Jeremy Jay Urban, Willmar; Shellece Alane Urban, Willmar, Oct. 10

Wilmer Geovany Zelaya Pavon, Willmar; Maribel Zelaya, Willmar, Oct. 16

Jason Ryan Roelike, Willmar; Jan Jolette Roelike, Brooten, Oct. 17

Harvey Dewayne Arends, Spicer; Sharon Louise Arends, Alexandria, Oct. 18

Darrel Leonard Webb, Willmar; Johnnie Marie Webb, Willmar, Oct. 24

Tatiana Ledeneva, Prinsburg; Alexander Aleksandrovich Ledenev, Prinsburg, Oct. 25

Blake Raymond Klinger, Willmar; Micah Sue Tolzin-Klinger, Willmar, Oct. 26

District Court

Kandiyohi County

- Jeremiah James Schmeichel, 33, of Willmar, was sentenced Thursday to 21 days in jail, a $50 fine, 100 hours of community service and five years of probation on a felony stalking charge.

Schmeichel was given credit for 21 days already served, was ordered to continue his programming at Woodland Centers and pay $1,734.21 in restitution.

As part of a plea agreement, a misdemeanor charge for disorderly conduct was dismissed.

The charges were filed after Kandiyohi County sheriff's deputies were called Jan. 20 to Lakeview Drive in Spicer. A woman there reported that Schmeichel had been watching her and that he had quickly approached a vehicle she was in and confronted a man she was with, trying to fight with the man.

The woman told a deputy that she had told Schmeichel to leave her alone, but that in the past two weeks, he had invited her to an event and to help put up curtains in his apartment and had given her a Christmas present.

According to a psychologist's report in the court file, Schmeichel has a long history of mental illness and was in the Woodland Center crisis center before he signed himself out.

- Michael John Wortham, 48, of Atwater, was sentenced Thursday to 24 months in prison, which was stayed, five years of probation, 150 days in jail and a $50 fine on a felony charge of domestic assault.

He was also ordered to follow the recommendations of a chemical use assessment and a mental health evaluation, along with attending a batterer's intervention program.

The charge was filed after Aug. 10, when the Atwater Police Department was called to a residence after a woman said Wortham had struck her in the face with the back of his hand.

Police said Wortham was uncooperative and appeared to be intoxicated.

He had prior convictions for stalking and assault in October 2006 and for domestic assault in September 2009.

- Tina Marie Nelson, 39, of Spicer, pleaded guilty Tuesday to a felony charge of fifth-degree drug possession for methamphetamine found in her home in April.

As part of a plea agreement, another felony for storing methamphetamine paraphernalia in the presence of a child and two petty misdemeanor charges for possessing a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia will be dismissed. She will be sentenced Dec. 18.

Nelson and David Lawrence Pillatzki Jr., 36, of Spicer, were both charged in the case.

The charges were filed after CEE-VI Drug Task Force agents received information, that a child was living at the home and was neglected and that Pillatzki was selling drugs, in February and March that led to a garbage search at the couple's Spicer residence in April. The garage contained plastic bags with meth residue. Agents served a search warrant on April 12 and located 2.7 grams of meth, more than $1,000 cash, marijuana, multiple pieces of drug paraphernalia, narcotic pain pills and surveillance equipment in the home.

Pillatzki was arrested and claimed the drugs were his and the money was from selling drugs. Nelson was arrested when she arrived at the home and admitted to using meth.

- Arturo Ruiz, 42, of Willmar, pleaded guilty Tuesday to a felony charge of terroristic threats for a domestic incident in September in Willmar.

As part of a plea agreement, three additional felony charges of second-degree assault and terroristic threats and two misdemeanor charges of domestic assault will be dismissed. He will be sentenced Dec. 12.

The charges were filed after Willmar Police were called around 7 p.m. Sept. 25 to the southwest quadrant of the city regarding an ongoing assault.

A woman reported that Ruiz had used a knife to cut up items in a residence and threatened her with the knife, cutting her neck with the blade. Ruiz was arrested at the scene and taken to the county jail.

The woman, who had a 2½-inch cut on her neck, was interviewed and said that Ruiz was upset with a relative, threw a television on the floor, flipped over a table and used the knife to stab the sofa and a suitcase. The woman had attempted to call for help, but Ruiz cut the phone cord and line to disconnect the connection.

Ruiz also held the knife to the woman's stomach and neck, but she managed to get away and leave the house. However, Ruiz caught up to the woman as she walked down the street and put the knife against her back and threatened her and the relative.

Officers found two knives in the home, including one in Ruiz' possession, and household items damaged as the woman had reported.

- Geoffrey Alan Irwin, 21, of Willmar, pleaded guilty Tuesday to felony charges of terroristic threats and fifth-degree drug possession for a domestic incident on June 30 and for possessing methamphetamine.

His sentencing is Dec. 27. As part of a plea agreement, an additional felony charge of second-degree assault and misdemeanor charges of domestic assault will be dismissed.

The charges were filed after June 30, when a Willmar Police officer was called to the Rice Memorial Hospital emergency room regarding an assault. A woman there reported that Irwin had kicked her in the stomach multiple times, cut her with a knife and threatened to cut her throat with the knife. The incident happened in a motel room in the city and because the woman hadn't brought Irwin any methamphetamine for his consumption.

Irwin was also at the hospital, claiming he was injured when the woman beat on him because he was going to break off their relationship. He said the woman injured herself.

He was arrested and a digital scale was located in his possession. Residue on the scale tested positive as methamphetamine.

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