This is the records summary for Aug. 22.
Canoeist rescued in Meeker County
LITCHFIELD — A canoeist was rescued Tuesday night in Meeker County after his canoe tipped over and he walked through thick woods and a cornfield.
Robert Tiwari, 45, of New Prague, was not injured in the ordeal.
Tiwari told authorities that he had rented a canoe from The Riverside Store in Forest City at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and planned to canoe on the North Crow River for a few hours, camp overnight and then return the following day.
He said the river current was stronger than he had anticipated and his canoe overturned. Tiwari was able to get back into his canoe and paddle to shore and eventually walked through a dense wooded area and a cornfield to get out to 675th Avenue.
He called his family to say he was lost. But when his family failed to make continued contact, they called the Sheriff’s Office at about 8:45 p.m. Tuesday asking for assistance.
As a deputy worked with the canoeist’s cellular provider to try and pinpoint his location, Tiwari called 911.
A dispatcher was able to determine Tiwari’s approximate location by asking him to describe his surroundings and the dispatcher relayed the information to the deputies, who eventually located Tiwari by driving in the area and activating sirens.
Tiwari was able to describe to the dispatcher when the sirens were most audible.
Tiwari declined medical attention and he was driven by a deputy back to the vehicle he had left parked at the Riverside Store.
n Donavan Douglas James Wold, 19, of Willmar, pleaded guilty Wednesday to a felony charge of fourth-degree possession of drugs with intent to sell.
Two felony charges of second-degree sale of drugs were dismissed.
Sentencing is set for Sept. 24.
According to the complaint filed against him, Willmar Senior High School officials reported to the Willmar Police Department school resource officer on March 20 that there was reasonable suspicion that Wold was dealing drugs at the school.
Wold allegedly turned over a bag of Adderall pills when he was questioned by a school staff member. He also said he was planning to sell the pills.
When interviewed by the school resource officer, Wold allegedly admitted he was selling the pills for $3 per pill and that he was going to sell the six pills for $20. He also named the students he was going to sell the pills to and allegedly admitted to contacting other students about selling drugs through emails, tweets and text messages.
n Mowalid Muse Hirsi, 28, of Willmar, made a first court appearance Wednesday on a felony charge of financial card transaction fraud — liability for crimes of another, for taking a credit card from a gas station that a customer had accidentally left on the counter.
Hirsi, who was arrested Tuesday on a warrant, is being held in the Kandiyohi County Jail of $10,000 unconditional bail and $5,000 conditional bail.
According to the complaint filed against him, Hirsi was in Trav’s Dino Mart on July 19 when a female customer forgot her credit card at the checkout counter after using it. Hirsi allegedly picked up the card and left the store.
The card was allegedly used by several individuals over a couple of days to rack up purchases totaling $1,105 at various Willmar businesses, including a liquor store, fast-food restaurant and Walmart.
Hirsi was appointed a public defender. His next court appearance is set for Sept. 3.