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This is the records summary for July 19.


WILLMAR — The theft of a wallet out of a vehicle was reported around 12:20 a.m. Thursday along the 1500 block of 30th Street Southwest.


Property damage

WILLMAR — A smashed window on a vehicle was reported around 3 a.m. Thursday along the 400 block of First Street South.

District Court

Kandiyohi County

- Hunter Patrick Kavanagh, 19, of Willmar, pleaded guilty and was sentenced on an amended charge of gross misdemeanor burglary charge for his role in breaking into a storage shed and damaging a vehicle in September.

Kavanagh was sentenced to 364 days in jail, with 350 days stayed and 15 days to serve, a $3,000 fine, with $2,700 stayed, and two years of probation. He was also ordered to pay $4,993 in restitution, jointly with his co-defendant, and follow the recommendations of a chemical use assessment.

Kavanagh and Tyler Chase Sanders, 19, of Kandiyohi, were charged in the case. Sanders also pleaded guilty to a gross misdemeanor charge.

As part of a plea agreement, the charge was reduced from felony level and another felony for first-degree property damage was dismissed.

 The charges were filed after a Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s deputy was called to an address in Kandiyohi on Sept. 13 regarding a case of property damage. A man reported that someone had entered a storage shed and tampered with a pickup, including going through the glove box, scratching the paint on both sides and the tailgate of the pickup and taking the dipstick, air filter and air filter cover.

Investigators found a fingerprint on an aerosol can in the vehicle and sent it to the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension for analysis. The print matched as Sanders’ left ring finger.

The investigation was aided by anonymous information that Sanders and Kavanagh were bragging about the incident.

- David Bruce DeLong, 49, of New London, pleaded guilty Thursday to a felony charge for violating the registration requirements for a predatory offender.

As part of a plea agreement, two additional felonies for the same charge will be dismissed. He will be sentenced Aug. 29.

According to the complaint, DeLong is required to provide that information to correction officers because he has a record for being a predatory offender.

He was arrested in Willmar, where he’d been living for a couple of months even though he’d told probation officers he was living in rural New London.

Authorities discovered the discrepancy while doing a routine check to make sure he was living at the residence that’s on record.

- Simon Torres III, 18, of Willmar, pleaded guilty Thursday to a felony charge of fifth-degree controlled substance possession.

As part of a plea agreement, a fifth-degree sale charge will be dismissed. He will be sentenced Aug. 29.

Torres was arrested and charged after April 18, when a Willmar police officer saw him in his vehicle, which was running and parked in front of a Willmar residence, and confirmed that Torres had a suspended driving license.

Police discovered 91 grams of marijuana and $525 in cash in Torres’ possession in the vehicle.