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

This is the records summary for Sept 20.


WILLMAR — The theft of a camera and cash from a vehicle was reported around 8 p.m. Wednesday along the 200 block of Anthony Street Southeast.



WILLMAR — A burglary was reported around 7:45 a.m. Thursday along the 600 block of Pacific Avenue Southwest. A DVD player and food were included in the missing items.

Property damage

WILLMAR — Damage to equipment, specifically bullet holes, was reported around 7:15 a.m. near the intersection of U.S. Highway 71 and 45th Street Southwest.

District Court

Kandiyohi County

n Jory Michael Behrends, 40, of Atwater, pleaded guilty Wednesday to an amended charge of gross misdemeanor domestic assault.

As part of a plea agreement, the charge was reduced from felony level and another felony for second-degree assault will be dismissed. He will be sentenced Oct. 17.

The charges were filed after Kandiyohi County sheriff’s deputies were called to a rural Atwater address on June 16 for a domestic assault. A woman reported that Behrends had grabbed her by the hair and punched her in the head, dragging her outside of the residence by her hair. She said that when she attempted to call 911, Behrends got into a vehicle and drove it at her, nearly striking her and a child. She said he left the vehicle and ran away.

n Refugio Kooky Schorn, 17, of New London, made his first appearance Thursday on a felony charge of third-degree burglary for allegedly breaking into the Family Dollar store in Willmar and stealing cigars and cigarettes.

Schorn was released to parental custody. His next appearance is Oct. 7. He also faces misdemeanor charges of property damage, theft, assault and disorderly conduct and petty misdemeanor charges of possession of a nicotine product by a minor and possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to the petition, the burglary of the store was reported to Willmar Police just after 7 a.m. Wednesday by a store employee, who had arrived to find a broken window, blood in various places in the store and cigars and cigarettes missing.

Around 11:30 a.m., officers were called to the Super America store on First Street, where employees reported that a man was causing a disturbance and damaging the building. The person had been trying to sell cigarettes to customers, saying he had “busted a mission at Family Dollar and had gotten Swishers and Newports.”

The person had been told to leave the store, and did leave, but had smashed a bike into the door and then hit the door was his fist.

An officer located Schorn on a bike, noted that he was bleeding from his ring finger and that the cigars and cigarettes in his backpack matched those missing from the Family Dollar. He also had a glass pipe typically used to smoke drugs and his shoes matched a print found at the burglarized store.