This is the records summary for March 13.
Willmar police investigating burglary, seek information
WILLMAR — Willmar Police are investigating a home burglary reported during the early morning hours Sunday along the 700 block of Fourth Street Southeast.
According to a post on the department’s Facebook page, the burglar or burglars entered the home and took a cellphone, a woman’s wallet and cameras from a purse while the residents were sleeping. They were awakened by the family dog.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the department at 320-235-2244 or CrimeStoppers at 320-235-3640.
Citizens are reminded to fully secure doors and windows, keep a phone near the bed and talk over a family safety plan about how to respond if someone breaks in.
WILLMAR — Two drills were reportedly stolen from a van parked in the 3300 block of First Street South in Willmar. The theft was reported Monday afternoon.
WILLMAR — A man reported to Willmar police Tuesday that he had received information that his Social Security number was being used by at least three people in three different states. He provided identification, a birth certificate and employment records to aid in the investigation, according to the police report.
- Trey Donovan Wittenberg, 22, of Willmar, made his first court appearance on second-degree drug sale and possession charges for allegedly selling meth to a CEE-VI Drug Task Force informant in September and for possessing meth in August.
Unconditional bail was set at $200,000. His next appearance is March 25.
Wittenberg also faces a petty misdemeanor charge of drug paraphernalia possession.
According to the complaints, a Willmar police officer responded Aug. 17 to a report that a man was passed out in an apartment along the 700 block of Fifth Street Southwest. The owner of the property described the man, a skinny white man in his early 20s wearing a black shirt and carrying a red toolbox. The man was located walking in the area by the officer and was identified as Wittenberg. The officer searched Wittenberg and found a large amount of cash, but no contraband, on his person.
Wittenberg told the officer he had gone to the apartment, but a friend living there would not let him in, so he went into the downstairs apartment and slept. He denied having a red toolbox.
Later that same day, the owner of the property called the officer again, saying that Wittenberg came back for clothing left at the residence and that Wittenberg left quickly when the owner mentioned that he thought the police had Wittenberg’s red toolbox.
The owner searched the nearby area for the toolbox, located it and turned it over to law enforcement when he found what was suspected to be drugs inside the box. The drugs were tested and identified as 7 grams of meth.
According to the sale complaint, the informant purchased 8.6 grams of meth from Wittenberg, whom the informant identified by photo, on Sept. 26. They met at a downtown Willmar location and the informant drove Wittenberg to the area of 13th Street and Kandiyohi Avenue Southwest before Wittenberg got out of the vehicle.
The informant turned over the drugs to agents after the sale was complete.