This is the records summary for Oct. 24.
WILLMAR — The theft of an iPhone 4 was reported around 11:50 a.m. Wednesday at Willmar Senior High, 2701 30th St. N.E.
WILLMAR — A 22-year-old man was arrested on drug possession charges around 12:25 p.m. Wednesday along the 1300 block of Lakeland Drive Southeast.
- Charges of felony aggravated forgery and misdemeanor theft against Maqsuud Ali Adeys, 26, of Willmar, were dismissed Tuesday by the county attorney’s office because there was insufficient proof to prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt.
The charges were filed after December 2011, when Willmar Police were informed by UCare investigators that they suspected Adeys had submitted fraudulent work orders as a Somali language interpreter for United Language Services for services rendered at Affiliated Community Medical Centers in Willmar.
- Dalia Sonora Nino, 45, of Willmar, made her first appearance Wednesday on a check forgery charge for allegedly falsely endorsing and cashing a check for $3,905 to another person.
She was released on her personal recognizance. Her next appearance is Nov. 4.
According to the complaint, Willmar Police were called to a check cashing business in the city on Aug. 22 on a report of a forged check. The proprietor reported that a woman had cashed a check from Willmar Medical Services and that the name on the driver’s license, that of Tina Barrientoz, given during the transaction didn’t match the name on the check.
The investigation showed that the intended recipient of the check, for overpayment on medical charges, hadn’t received the check from Affiliated Community Medical Center, so ACMC officials had issued another check and issued a stop payment order for the first check.
The intended recipient of the check said she didn’t know a Tina Barrientoz and she signed an affidavit of forgery for police.
Tina Barrientoz was interviewed and claimed Sonora Nino had asked her to help a friend who didn’t have any identification to cash the check. She said she didn’t get any money for her efforts.
Sonora Nino was interviewed and claimed she did cash the check for a friend and gave a name, which did not match any police records. She allegedly admitted to forging the check when she was shown the forged check, but claimed she gave the money to the friend.