This is the records summary for June 1.
Holloway woman killed in crash at Montevideo
MONTEVIDEO — A 75-year-old Holloway woman was killed in a two-vehicle crash around 5:45 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of County Road 15 and U.S. Highway 59/State Highway 7.
According to the State Patrol, Joan M. Arnold was a passenger in a 2013 Chrysler van driven by her husband, Vernon Arnold, 82, of Holloway. The van was southbound on the highway and make a left turn in front of a northbound 2007 Ford pickup driven by Reid A. Griess, 30, of Watson, causing the vehicles to collide.
Griess was not injured. Vernon Arnold was taken to Chippewa County-Montevideo Hospital.
Also responding were the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office and Montevideo police, fire and ambulance personnel.
* Kelsey Marie Mack, 20, of Duluth, pleaded guilty Tuesday to an amended charge of check forgery for stealing another person’s check and forging it to purchase a vehicle, which she and others used to take a road trip to Florida.
As part of a plea agreement, the charge was reduced from felony level.
Mack was sentenced to 90 days in jail, which was deferred if she cooperates with probation and pays $1,487.20 in restitution. She was also ordered to pay a $50 fine, serve one year of probation and 40 hours of community work service.
The charge was filed after a man reported to the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office on Sept. 16 that he had sold a 2000 Dodge Durango to Mack for $1,400 on Sept. 9. The check, on another woman’s account, had been returned for insufficient funds.
The owner of the account reported that the check had been stolen and forged by Mack.
On Oct. 16, local law enforcement was informed that the vehicle had been located and impounded in Florida.
The investigating officer received a phone message from Mack, in which she admitted to stealing the check blank and using it to purchase the vehicle. She said she and friends went from Duluth to Florida for a road trip and that she returned to Minnesota, but left the vehicle in Florida with the friends.
As part of a plea agreement, an additional felony charge of theft, plus misdemeanor counts of theft and property damage, will be dismissed. He will pay restitution.
Hookom’s disposition hearing is July 1.
Felony charges against 16- and 17-year-olds are public record.
Hookom was one of four young men charged in the case. James Harold Handt III, 21, of Willmar, and Tyler Chase Sanders, 19, of Kandiyohi, also face felony charges of third-degree burglary and misdemeanor charges of theft and property damage.
Handt’s next appearance is June 17. Sanders’ next hearing is July 31.
Jesse Allen Maag, 17, of Willmar, has pleaded guilty to a felony charge of third-degree burglary. He will be sentenced June 20.
According to the complaints and petitions, Kandiyohi County sheriff’s deputies responded after the business owner reported around 10:50 p.m. May 13 that someone had broken into his shop.
There was surveillance video that showed Hookom forcing open a door with his foot, while the others milled around outside, and Hookom and Maag rummaging around an office before Maag picked up a muffler and walked out the door with the item.
Deputies located Hookom, who was wearing the same clothing as he was in the surveillance video. The tread of his shoes matched the shoeprint left on the business door. Hookom was interviewed and said they went to the business looking for a muffler.
The other three were located two hours later in Willmar and were interviewed. Sanders allegedly admitted to going to the business to steal items and claimed they left the location, leaving Hookom behind.
Handt also admitted to going to the business because he needed a muffler, which was located in a ditch and returned to the business owner.
Maag told officers that they went to the business to get some property and that he carried away the muffler.
The second-degree burglary charge was filed after a rural Willmar resident reported on April 2 that a lockbox safe was missing from his residence. The safe contained about $3,000 in cash and other items. The investigation, including interviews with two men, revealed that Hookom had taken the safe from the house and another man had broken it open at Hookom’s request.
Tyler Grayson Auspos, Willmar; Gabriella Marie Engelkes, Willmar
Andrew Michael Brower, St. Cloud; Nancy Olivia Millan Soriano, St. Cloud