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

This is the records summary for Feb. 21.

Property damage

WILLMAR — Damage to a vehicle’s tires was reported around 8 a.m. Thursday along the 900 block of Second Street Southwest.

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Theft

WILLMAR — The theft of a vehicle, a 2011 Ford Ranger, was reported around 8:15 a.m. Thursday along the 500 block of Ann Street Southeast.

District Court, Kandiyohi County

- Jesse Ryan Gussisberg, 35, of Maynard, was sentenced Thursday to 60 months in prison, which was stayed, 10 years of probation and a $1,500 fine on a felony charge of possession of a pistol or assault weapon by a person convicted of a violent crime.

The charges were filed after May 11, when two Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s deputies were informed of a suspicious vehicle along 120th Avenue Northwest in Pennock. The person reporting the incident said there was a hunting rifle in the vehicle and gave an Indiana license plate.

One of the deputies located the vehicle along 114th Street near 105th Street Northeast, finding Gussisberg in the driver’s seat, and a woman and child in the vehicle. There was a loaded rifle between the front seats and .22-caliber shell casings in the gravel roadway.

Gussisberg admitted to taking the gun from a relative’s home and that he was responsible for it being uncased and loaded in the car.

He has prior convictions for third-degree controlled substance in 2002 and third-degree burglary in 2003. Both convictions make him ineligible to possess or transport firearms.

n- Jeremy Chris Flickinger, 27, of Spicer, was sentenced to 19 months in  prison, which was stayed, five years of probation and a $100 fine on a fifth-degree drug sale for selling 7.4 grams of marijuana to an informant for the CEE-VI Drug Task Force.

The charge was filed after 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.

- Dora Alicia Garza, 52, of Renville, made her first appearance Thursday on a felony charge of financial transaction card fraud for allegedly using a stolen EBT card.

Unconditional bail was set at $10,000. Her next appearance is April 22.

According to the complaint, Renville County officials began investigating the theft of an EBT card on Nov. 20. The owner of the card reported there had been numerous uses or attempts to use the card after the card had been missing.

The transactions included two transactions at the Willmar Wal-Mart Supercenter on Nov. 12. The card had also been used at the Casey’s store in Olivia.

Law enforcement officers in Renville County recognized Garza as the person using the card in the Casey’s surveillance video footage. The same person was in the footage gathered from Walmart.

When a deputy attempted to contact Garza by phone, she allegedly hung up on him when he explained why he was calling. She didn’t answer the phone on the second call and didn’t come to an appointment as requested in a voice mail left on her phone.

The total theft was $308.23.

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