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

This is the records summary for Oct. 3.

Teen to hospital

after car-bike crash

NEW LONDON — A 17-year-old New London boy was taken by New London Ambulance to Rice Memorial Hospital for treatment of minor injuries sustained in a car-bicycle crash around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in New London.

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According to the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office, Phillip Iverson was riding a bicycle that collided with a Chevy Impala driven by Alex Meder, 17, of New London. Meder was attempting a right-hand turn from County Road 40 onto State Highway 9 when the crash occurred.

Property damage

WILLMAR — Damage to a boat was reported around 4:20 p.m. Tuesday along the 4900 block of County Road 9 Northeast.

Theft

SPICER — The theft of a boat trailer was reported around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday along the 500 block of 137th Avenue Northeast.

WILLMAR — The theft of a 1995 Saturn car was reported around 5:40 p.m. Tuesday along the 400 block of 14th Street Southwest.

Arrest

WILLMAR — A 23-year-old man was arrested on charges of domestic assault around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday along the 2600 block of First Street South.

Fraud

WILLMAR — A scam, involving sending wire transfers to secure rental property, was reported around 7:40 a.m. Wednesday along the 1400 block of Monongalia Avenue Southwest.

District Court

Kandiyohi County

n Raquel Garcia Morales, 34, of Willmar, was sentenced Wednesday to 57 months in prison, which was stayed, 10 years of probation, one year in jail and a $1,000 fine on a second-degree drug sale or possession charge for methamphetamine found in her apartment when a search warrant was served on the residence in March by CEE-VI Drug Task Force agents.

Morales was also ordered to submit to a chemical dependency evaluation and follow the recommendations, including treatment, not use drug or alcohol and submit to testing. She was given credit for 196 days in jail.

As part of a plea agreement, additional felony charges for second- and third-degree drug sale and for theft were dismissed.

Garcia Morales and Francisco Fredrick Galvan, 32, of Olivia and formerly of Willmar, were charged in the case. Galvan was sentenced on a fifth-degree drug possession charge.

One of the drug complaints was filed after an informant purchased 3.3 grams of meth from her on Nov. 26 at a southwest Willmar residence. The informant told agents he was put into a bedroom by Morales while the supplier of the drugs was at the residence because she did not want the informant or the supplier to see the other person.

The second drug case was filed after CEE-VI agents went to Morales’ apartment on March 21 to speak to her about pending charges against her for selling meth. Morales showed the agents into the apartment, where they saw meth in plain view in a bedroom. She showed them a glass pipe and said the box of baggies with the pipe was “to sell methamphetamine.”

Morales told agents that Galvan was out getting more meth and would return to the apartment. When he returned, Galvan told agents he was not carrying any drugs, and allowed the agents to look into a bag he was carrying. There was a bag containing 0.6 grams of meth hidden in a men’s deodorant stick in the larger bag.

Both individuals were taken to the jail and a search warrant was executed on the apartment. Agents located notes containing pay/owe sheets on drug debts, drug paraphernalia, a total of 8.5 grams of meth, a digital scale and a water bong.

The theft complaint was filed after officials from the Salvation Army reported to Willmar police on April 5 that Morales, who rented from the organization, had been provided with an eviction notice and that her apartment was furnished as part of the lease. The lease included $1,569.97 worth of furniture, including chairs, sofa, tables, lamps and a chest of drawers.

n Natasha Marie Peterson, 22, of Willmar, made her first appearance Wednesday on a felony charge of receiving stolen property for allegedly possessing a stolen computer and selling it to a Sauk Centre woman.

Unconditional bail was set at $10,000. Her next appearance is Oct. 14.

Peterson and Joshua Wayne Roschild, 22, of Willmar, are charged in the case. Roschild’s next appearance is Nov. 7.

According to the complaint, Willmar Police were called to a church in the city on July 25 regarding the theft of an iMac computer. A tracking application located the computer at a rural Sauk Centre residence.

Local officials requested that Todd County officials visit the residence. A woman there said two people, later identified as Peterson and Roschild, had sold her the computer for $300. The deal had been arranged on a Facebook page.

Others who had been present during the sale identified Roschild and Peterson by their photos. The woman who bought the computer said Roschild told her he was the person whose name appeared as the owner of the computer and that Roschild sat down and showed her how to use the machine.

Peterson was interviewed by a detective and said that Roschild came to her residence with a computer and said he’d gotten it from a man. She posted it for sale on Facebook and they drove to Sauk Centre to deliver it. She said he kept the $300 that the woman paid. She denied knowledge that the computer was stolen.

Roschild said he had sold the computer, but that he’d gotten it from a man, who was later identified and claimed he’d had troubles with Roschild in the past.

n Joey Anthony Wolf, 31, of Willmar, made his first appearance Wednesday on a felony charge of fifth-degree drug sale for allegedly selling 8.6 grams of marijuana to an informant for the CEE-VI Drug Task Force.

Unconditional bail was set at $10,000. His next appearance is Nov. 6.

According to the complaint, the informant purchased the marijuana from Wolf on July 24 at a residence along Fourth Street Southeast for $120. The informant identified Wolf by a Department of Vehicle Services photo.

n Ronald Leland Kussatz Jr., 43, of New London, made his first appearance Wednesday on a third-degree drug sale charge for allegedly selling oxycodone pills to an informant for the CEE-VI Drug Task Force.

Unconditional bail was set at $15,000. His next appearance is Nov. 4.

According to the complaint, the informant purchased five oxycodone pills from Kussatz on May 14 at a residence along Trott Avenue in Willmar.

n Jeremy Chris Flickinger, 27, of Spicer, made his first appearance Wednesday on a felony charge of fifth-degree drug sale for allegedly selling 7.4 grams of marijuana to an informant for the CEE-VI Drug Task Force.

Unconditional bail was set at $10,000. His next appearance is Oct. 14.

According to the complaint, the informant purchased the marijuana from Flickinger on June 21 along Fifth Avenue in Spicer. Flickinger was followed by agents, who arrested him and found the $120 in recorded task force funds in his possession.

n Bronson Cody Evenson, 21, of Willmar, made his first appearance Wednesday on a felony charge of domestic assault by strangulation.

Unconditional bail was set at $10,000. His next appearance is Tuesday. Evenson also faces a gross misdemeanor charge for interfering with a 911 call and a misdemeanor charge of domestic assault.

According to the complaint, Willmar Police officers were called around 2 a.m. Sept. 13 to a residence on the southwest side of the city on a 911 hang-up call and that the dispatch center had received multiple calls from a woman at the address.

A woman at the residence reported that Evenson had choked, punched and slapped her after they had argued over his allegedly contact with an ex-girlfriend, including choking her every time she attempted to scream during the assault. The woman had visible injuries to her head, neck, hands, back and ankle. The woman also said she tried to call for help, and that Evenson took her phone from her.

A neighbor had heard the woman screaming at her assailant and crying out for help.

Evenson left the residence before police officers entered the home.

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