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

This is the records summary for Feb. 21.

Theft

NEW LONDON — The theft of money from a purse was reported around 11 p.m. Tuesday along the 100 block of Glen Oaks Drive.

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Arrest

WILLMAR — A 23-year-old man was arrested on charges of driving while impaired around 8:20 p.m. Tuesday along the 2300 block of First Street South.

District Court

Kandiyohi County

- Anita Kay Anderson, 28, of Brooten, made her first appearance Tuesday on a felony charge of offering a forged check.

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

According to the complaint, a man reported to Willmar Police on Jan. 18 that someone had forged checks on his account. The man had received a call from a Bennett Ventures that a $400 check had been returned on his account. The man hadn’t written any checks and couldn’t find his checkbook.

The man sought information from the credit union holding the account and was informed that three checks had been written at Willmar businesses. One of them had been written by Anderson, whom the man knew.

An employee of Bennett Ventures reported to police that Anderson had cashed a $400 check at the business and had attempted to cash another $400, but it was declined.

Anderson was interviewed on the telephone by the officer and allegedly denied taking the man’s checks and knowing that Bennett was a check cashing business. She hung up on the officer when told about the check she’d cashed at the business.

Police also gathered information that checks had been written on the same account to two Willmar pizza businesses. A total of $855 in checks had been forged or attempted to be forged.

- Havard Clarence Barnes, 34, of Minneapolis and formerly of Willmar, pleaded guilty Tuesday to a second-degree drug sale charge for selling a total of 4.9 grams of methamphetamine to a CEE-VI Drug Task Force informant.

 As part of a plea agreement, Barns will receive a “bottom of the box” sentence based on the state sentencing guidelines and can argue for a lesser sentence. He will be sentenced April 18.

The charge was filed after the informant purchased meth from Barnes at his residence on the southwest side of Willmar on March 20 and 23 and in a retail store parking lot on May 15. Barnes was arrested soon after the May sale and had recorded CEE-VI funds in his possession.

- Cory Ray Danielson, 41, of Grove City, made his first appearance Wednesday on a felony charge of receiving stolen property for possessing items reported stolen from a rural Belgrade address.

Unconditional bail was set at $15,000. His next appearance is March 4.

Danielson also faces a misdemeanor charge of receiving stolen property in another case, filed after a theft report from a rural Atwater address.

According to the felony complaint, a man reported that items, including mini motorcycles, an air compressor, a log chain and tools were missing from his garage at the Belgrade address. The man suspected Danielson, who knew the man was out of state working and where the items were stored because Danielson had worked for the man.

Danielson was arrested on June 9 and his truck was impounded. The Belgrade man was allowed to look into the vehicle, where he immediately identified the air compressor and log chain as items from his garage. The value of the compressor and chain was estimated at more than $1,000.

Also located in the truck was an air impact wrench identified as the property of the owner of the rural Atwater property. The value of the wrench was estimated at $150.

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