Sections

Weather Forecast

Close
Advertisement

Records

Email Sign up for Breaking News Alerts
news Willmar, 56201
Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

This is the records summary for Nov. 20.

Theft

SPICER -- The theft of guns from a storage area was reported around 3:20 p.m. Sunday along the 100 block of Lake Avenue South

Advertisement
Advertisement

District Court

Kandiyohi County

n Eric Piceno, 37, of Willmar, pleaded guilty and was sentenced Monday on a felony charge of aggravated forgery for using another man's name.

Piceno was sentenced to one year and one day in prison, which was stayed; 10 years of probation; 69 days in jail; and a $1,500 fine. He was also ordered to cooperate with agents from the federal Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

The charge was filed after a vehicle driven by Piceno, who is also known as Eric Bernardino Piceno-Ramirez and Steven Solis, was pulled over by a law enforcement officer on Sept. 12 near state Highway 7. Piceno was cited for driving on a cancelled license and then arrested on a Todd County warrant. As he was being booked into the county jail, officials noticed a Social Security number associated with Piceno and the Solis alias. The men had identical criminal history.

While he was being booked into the jail, staff members noticed a tattoo "Piceno" on the man's back and used fingerprints to identify him as Piceno.

The investigation revealed employment documents signed in the Solis name, identification cards and driver's licenses in that name and a Social Security card associated with both names, plus a booking mug on a city of Willmar arrest where Piceno was identified as Solis and a driver's license application signed by Solis with Piceno's birthdate.

n Christopher Bravo, 17, of Willmar, pleaded guilty Friday to an amended charge of gross misdemeanor fifth-degree assault.

As part of a plea agreement, the charge was reduced from felony level and a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct will be dismissed. His dispositional hearing will be Jan. 7.

The charges were filed after Willmar police were called around 9:30 p.m. June 21 to the intersection of Becker Avenue and Sixth Street Southwest, where a woman reported her child had been punched by Bravo.

The child told the officer that Bravo had approached him, wanted to fight him, flashed a gang sign and then hit him in the face.

Bravo was interviewed later and said that he wasn't in town on the day in question. Another party who was involved reported that Bravo was in town that day. A witness said that he saw Bravo hit the boy in the face.

Bravo was two prior juvenile adjudications for assault in March and October 2011.

Felony-level matters against 16- and 17-year-old juveniles are public record.

n Cody Thomas Wolf, 22, of Willmar, pleaded guilty Friday to a fourth-degree drug sale charge and was sentenced Friday to 21 months in prison and a $5,000 fine, of which $3,000 was stayed, for selling methamphetamine to a CEE-VI Drug Task Force informant in October 2011.

Wolf was given credit for 331 days already served. His sentence was executed at his request and is to be served concurrently, at the same time, as a 58-month prison sentence for second-degree drug possession.

The drug sale charge was filed after Oct. 18, 2011, when an informant purchased 0.2 grams of meth from Wolf in an apartment complex parking lot along Seventh Street Southwest. The informant identified Wolf by a Department of Vehicle Services photo.

n Gail Suzanne Guptill, 53, of Spicer, made her first appearance Friday on felony charges of fifth-degree drug possession and for storing methamphetamine paraphernalia in the presence of a child.

Unconditional bail was set at $12,000. Her next appearance is Nov. 26.

Guptill also faces a gross misdemeanor for driving while impaired and a petty misdemeanor for possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to the complaint, CEE-VI Drug Task Force agents were attempting to locate Timothy John Anderson, 48, of Paynesville, on Nov. 14 at a Spicer motel. Anderson was wanted in Meeker County.

Anderson answered the door when the agents knocked and was taken into custody. There was crystalline rock of methamphetamine visible in the room, so the agents secured the room and sought a search warrant. While the agents were waiting for the search warrant to be drafted and signed, a woman, identified as Guptill, came to the room. She told agents she had been told to warn the people in the room to leave immediately. Agents saw a small child in the vehicle that Guptill drove to the location and noticed that Guptill showed signs of controlled substance use. She failed field sobriety tests, but a breath test showed no alcohol consumption. She was taken to Rice Memorial Hospital so that a blood sample could be drawn for laboratory testing.

A search of Guptill's vehicle revealed a "snort tube" that had tested positive for methamphetamine residue. She said she was taking care of the child in the vehicle and allegedly admitted to snorting meth and smoking marijuana in the previous two days.

Anderson faces a fifth-degree drug possession charge in the case. His bail was set at $12,000 and his next appearance is also Nov. 26.

This is the records summary for Nov. 20.

Theft

SPICER -- The theft of guns from a storage area was reported around 3:20 p.m. Sunday along the 100 block of Lake Avenue South

District Court

Kandiyohi County

- Eric Piceno, 37, of Willmar, pleaded guilty and was sentenced Monday on a felony charge of aggravated forgery for using another man's name.

Piceno was sentenced to one year and one day in prison, which was stayed; 10 years of probation; 69 days in jail; and a $1,500 fine. He was also ordered to cooperate with agents from the federal Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

The charge was filed after a vehicle driven by Piceno, who is also known as Eric Bernardino Piceno-Ramirez and Steven Solis, was pulled over by a law enforcement officer on Sept. 12 near state Highway 7. Piceno was cited for driving on a cancelled license and then arrested on a Todd County warrant. As he was being booked into the county jail, officials noticed a Social Security number associated with Piceno and the Solis alias. The men had identical criminal history.

While he was being booked into the jail, staff members noticed a tattoo "Piceno" on the man's back and used fingerprints to identify him as Piceno.

The investigation revealed employment documents signed in the Solis name, identification cards and driver's licenses in that name and a Social Security card associated with both names, plus a booking mug on a city of Willmar arrest where Piceno was identified as Solis and a driver's license application signed by Solis with Piceno's birthdate.

- Christopher Bravo, 17, of Willmar, pleaded guilty Friday to an amended charge of gross misdemeanor fifth-degree assault.

As part of a plea agreement, the charge was reduced from felony level and a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct will be dismissed. His dispositional hearing will be Jan. 7.

The charges were filed after Willmar police were called around 9:30 p.m. June 21 to the intersection of Becker Avenue and Sixth Street Southwest, where a woman reported her child had been punched by Bravo.

The child told the officer that Bravo had approached him, wanted to fight him, flashed a gang sign and then hit him in the face.

Bravo was interviewed later and said that he wasn't in town on the day in question. Another party who was involved reported that Bravo was in town that day. A witness said that he saw Bravo hit the boy in the face.

Bravo was two prior juvenile adjudications for assault in March and October 2011.

Felony-level matters against 16- and 17-year-old juveniles are public record.

- Cody Thomas Wolf, 22, of Willmar, pleaded guilty Friday to a fourth-degree drug sale charge and was sentenced Friday to 21 months in prison and a $5,000 fine, of which $3,000 was stayed, for selling methamphetamine to a CEE-VI Drug Task Force informant in October 2011.

Wolf was given credit for 331 days already served. His sentence was executed at his request and is to be served concurrently, at the same time, as a 58-month prison sentence for second-degree drug possession.

The drug sale charge was filed after Oct. 18, 2011, when an informant purchased 0.2 grams of meth from Wolf in an apartment complex parking lot along Seventh Street Southwest. The informant identified Wolf by a Department of Vehicle Services photo.

- Gail Suzanne Guptill, 53, of Spicer, made her first appearance Friday on felony charges of fifth-degree drug possession and for storing methamphetamine paraphernalia in the presence of a child.

Unconditional bail was set at $12,000. Her next appearance is Nov. 26.

Guptill also faces a gross misdemeanor for driving while impaired and a petty misdemeanor for possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to the complaint, CEE-VI Drug Task Force agents were attempting to locate Timothy John Anderson, 48, of Paynesville, on Nov. 14 at a Spicer motel. Anderson was wanted in Meeker County.

Anderson answered the door when the agents knocked and was taken into custody. There was crystalline rock of methamphetamine visible in the room, so the agents secured the room and sought a search warrant. While the agents were waiting for the search warrant to be drafted and signed, a woman, identified as Guptill, came to the room. She told agents she had been told to warn the people in the room to leave immediately. Agents saw a small child in the vehicle that Guptill drove to the location and noticed that Guptill showed signs of controlled substance use. She failed field sobriety tests, but a breath test showed no alcohol consumption. She was taken to Rice Memorial Hospital so that a blood sample could be drawn for laboratory testing.

A search of Guptill's vehicle revealed a "snort tube" that had tested positive for methamphetamine residue. She said she was taking care of the child in the vehicle and allegedly admitted to snorting meth and smoking marijuana in the previous two days.

Anderson faces a fifth-degree drug possession charge in the case. His bail was set at $12,000 and his next appearance is also Nov. 26.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
randomness