This is the records summary for Feb. 27.
Information sought on theft of vehicle, snowmobile
LITCHFIELD — A 29-year-old Annandale man is in custody for stealing several vehicles in Meeker and Wright counties and the Meeker County Sheriff is asking citizens with any information regarding the thefts to report the information to the Sheriff’s Office at 320-693-5400.
According to Sheriff Jeff Norlin, Jeremy David Munson was arrested Saturday and allegedly confessed Monday to stealing a snowmobile and a car. The investigations are ongoing. Anyone who wishes to remain anonymous and report at tip is asked to call 1-800-222-TIPS (8744), or you can text a tip to “TIP674 plus your message” to CRIMES (274637).
On Feb. 19, a 2005 Polaris 550 snowmobile was reported stolen from along 645th Avenue, just north of Forest City.
On the same date, a 2008 Acura car was reported stolen from Kingston Auto Sales in Dassel. The car was later recovered just south of Annandale.
On Wednesday, a 1999 Ford Econoline van, with “Larry’s Plumbing” marked on the side, was stolen from along 648th Avenue in Forest City. The van was full of plumbing equipment and tools and was taken from an address about one mile from the address where the snowmobile was stolen. The van was recovered in St. Cloud.
On Friday, investigators from both counties issued an arrest warrant for Munson for the possession of the stolen 2008 Acura.
On Saturday, Munson was believed to be involved in a police pursuit on the stolen snowmobile just south of Clearwater in Wright County. He was later arrested on the probable cause arrest order and other charges stemming from the Wright County incident.
WILLMAR — A 34-year-old man was arrested on charges of driving after cancellation and possession of controlled substance after a traffic stop around 1:50 p.m. Monday along the 1700 block of Highway 12 East.
- Juan Pablo Guzman Rodriguez, 32, of Willmar, pleaded guilty and was sentenced Monday on a felony charge of aggravated forgery and a misdemeanor charge of false certification by a notary public.
As part of his sentence, if Guzman Rodriguez complies with the conditions of probation for one year, the felony charge will be dismissed. He was sentenced to 10 days in jail, which was stayed, a $200 fine and a year of probation on the misdemeanor charge.
The charges were filed in August 2010, after the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office received an anonymous letter containing documents including an expired driver’s license for Alfredo Juarez Jr., a Honduran birth certificate for Guzman, a state identification card for Jeliot Quinones Romia with the same birth date as the Honduran birth certificate and a photo of Guzman.
The investigation showed that a prior investigation had found that Guzman had been employed at Jennie-O Turkey Store under the Juarez name. Information from the Department of Vehicle Services connected the Romia name with the Juarez name and a DVS photo of Juarez matched Guzman’s photo on a Honduran identification card.
Two women connected to Guzman were interviewed. One said he used the Juarez name and the other identified him as Juarez.
- Emilio Florez, 38, of Atwater, pleaded guilty Monday to a felony charge of violating a domestic assault no-contact order.
As part of a plea agreement, another felony for domestic assault will be dismissed. He will be sentenced April 2.
The no-contact order charge was filed after a Willmar police officer was informed Jan. 22 that Florez had contacted a woman with whom he was ordered by the court not to have contact. The contact was via a letter mailed from the county jail. The letter came from another inmate, but was from Florez, who asked the woman to get another domestic assault charge against him dismissed. The letter was signed “King,” a known alias for Florez.
The investigation showed that there is a current no-contact order prohibiting Florez from contacting the woman. Florez was interviewed at the county jail and said the letter was to his soon-to-be mother-in-law, not the woman he had been jailed for assaulting. He claimed he borrowed the envelope from the other inmate.
The domestic assault charge was filed after Jan. 8, when a citizen reported to an Atwater police officer that a woman had been assaulted at a home on Third Street North. There Florez said he and the woman had argued over money and that he had pushed the woman away when she tried to get his wallet.
The woman said she had asked Flores for a money card, to get food, and that he had struck her in the head with his closed fist.
- Tyler Dean Ryks, 23, of New London, pleaded guilty Monday to a felony charge of violating a domestic assault no-contact order and a gross misdemeanor charge of fifth-degree assault.
As part of a plea agreement, another felony charge of domestic assault will be dismissed. He will be sentenced April 2.
The charges were filed after Sept. 14, when Willmar police officers were called to the 1400 block of Dana Drive Southeast on a fight call.
A woman there reported that Ryks and the woman with whom he was to have no contact had been staying with her. Apartment officials had notified her that she was not allowed to have the couple stay there and would be evicted if the couple did not leave. The woman said she then told Ryks that he and his girlfriend needed to leave and that he got upset and argued with her.
The woman said she left her apartment to get away from Ryks, but that Ryks’ girlfriend then pushed her friend. Her friend was attempting to keep Ryks’ girlfriend from entering another apartment.
Ryks then pushed the woman’s friend against a wall, threw her to the floor and punched and choked her. Several individuals who witnessed the assault pulled Ryks off the woman’s friend and he ran away and left in a vehicle that sped away from the apartment complex.
When interviewed by police, Ryks’ girlfriend said the woman’s friend had pushed her and that Ryks was simply restraining the woman by holding her on the floor.
She claimed Ryks had been at the first woman’s apartment to talk with her because she owed him money.
The girlfriend admitted she knew there was a court order prohibiting contact between her and Ryks.
- Jorge Luis Solis Jr., 32, of Pennock, made his first appearance Monday on a felony charge of fifth-degree drug sale for allegedly selling 118 grams of marijuana to a CEE-VI Drug Task Force informant.
Unconditional bail was set at $5,000. His next appearance is April 18.
According to the complaint, on April 19, 2012, the informant informed task force agents that he could buy an ounce of cocaine from Solis for $900. The informant went to a residence in the southwest quadrant of Willmar, where he met with Solis in his car. The informant discussed with Solis wanting to buy cocaine and not marijuana and left the location. After consulting with agents, the informant went back to the home and purchased a quarter pound of marijuana for $250 from Solis.
The informant later told agents that he had asked Solis to show him the drugs before he handed over the money and that Solis went into the house, got a 1-pound brick of marijuana and threw it onto the informant’s car seat and said he wanted $900 for the pound. The informant turned over the quarter pound of marijuana he did buy from Solis and the drugs tested positive as marijuana.