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

This is the records summary for May 29.

Property damage

WILLMAR — Damage to several vehicles was reported Tuesday morning.


Slashed tires were reported in the 400 block of 30th Street Northwest at 6 a.m. Tuesday.

A smashed driver’s side window of a van parked along the street in the 1500 block of Trott Avenue Southwest was reported at 6:42 a.m.

Tire slashing on a vehicle parked in a driveway in the 200 block of 18th Street Northwest was reported at 7:33 a.m. Tuesday. Another case of slashed tires was reported in the same block at 7:57 a.m.

A back window was reported shattered in a vehicle in the 800 block of Fifth Street Southwest. The damage was thought to have occurred between 12:30 a.m. and 8 a.m.

Stolen vehicle

WILLMAR — A blue 2006 Jeep Liberty was reported stolen between 6 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. Tuesday from Cash Wise, 1300 Fifth St. S.E.

District court

Kandiyohi County

n Juan Gabriel Martin, 29, of Willmar, was sentenced to a stayed prison sentence Tuesday on a felony charge of escape from custody for leaving his community work service assignment in January.

Martin was ordered to serve 70 days in the Kandiyohi County and was given credit for 70 days already served. He was also ordered to pay $1,590 in fines and court fees.

The charge was filed after Jan. 29, when jail officials reported around 9 p.m. that Martin hadn’t returned from his work service location. He had reported to the community service building at 7:30 a.m., worked on the snow removal crew and then at removing decals from a squad car, but then left the building in the afternoon and did not return to the location.

He had been serving a jail sentence on a domestic assault conviction.

n Jorge Isaac Tabora Rivera, 33, of Willmar, entered a guilty plea to a felony forgery charge Tuesday.

According to the criminal complaint, Tabora Rivera was driving a vehicle that was stopped by a Willmar Police officer because the driver wasn’t wearing a seat belt. Tabora Rivera said there was no insurance on the vehicle and the officer saw a child in the car without a seat belt.

The identification card that Tabora Rivera gave police what appeared to be a fake ID, and the information he provided conflicted with the information provided by a friend who came to the traffic stop. Tabora Rivera was arrested and cited for the driving offenses and released. Using Jennie-O Turkey Store gift certificates found in Tabora Rivera’s wallet written out to Juan Pagan Febres, officers contacted human resources at Jennie-O.

The photo on record at Jennie-O, under the Pagan Febres name, matched Tabora Rivera, who admitted to signing several employment documents in the false name. He admitted to using a Missouri identification card and a Social Security card he’d purchased to work at the local plant and said he’d also worked there under another name, that of Moises Santiago Reyes.

n Travis Lee Beyer, 20, of Willmar, pleaded guilty to a felony charge of third-degree criminal sexual conduct for having sexual relations with a 14-year-old girl.

Beyer also pleaded guilty to a gross misdemeanor charge for contributing to the delinquency of a child.

Sentencing is scheduled for June 24.

According to the complaint, Willmar Police were notified in April 2012 by the girl’s guardian that she was sneaking out of the house and going to an apartment complex. The guardian reported the girl was having sex with an older man and that he was providing alcohol to her.

The guardian confronted Beyer, who told the guardian he never touched the girl and that he knew she was 14 years old.

However, when Beyer was interviewed by police, he admitted to numerous sexual encounters with the girl and that she told him she was 16 when they met on the internet, but that she told him she was 14 years old later on during their relationship.