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This is the records summary for March 12.


ATWATER — The theft of items from a trailer was reported around 4:30 p.m. Monday near the intersection of 195th Street and 30th Avenue Southeast.


Property damage

WILLMAR — Damage to a door was reported around 11 p.m. Monday along the 700 block of Third Street Southwest.


WILLMAR — A 27-year-old man was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and obstruction of the legal process around 11:45 p.m. Monday along the 200 block of Fifth Street Southwest.

District Court, Kandiyohi County

- Hope Ranae Rudolph, 42, of Montevideo, pleaded guilty Monday to an amended charge of fourth-degree drug sale for selling two grams of meth to a CEEVI Drug Task Force informant.

As part of a plea agreement, the charge was reduced from third-degree. She will be sentenced April 16.

The charge was filed after the informant arranged to buy meth from Rudolph on June 19 at a downtown Willmar location. The deal was completed in a parking lot and the informant turned over two bags of white powder that tested positive as meth.

- Marcel Dylan Zephier, 23, of Redwood Falls, pleaded guilty Monday to a gross misdemeanor charge of domestic assault.

As part of a plea agreement, a felony charge of second-degree assault will be dismissed. He will be sentenced April 15.

The charges were filed after Oct. 2, when Willmar Police officers were called around 4:30 a.m. to a motel in the city on a fight call. They arrived to find a man with blood on his face, hands and clothing. He said he was intoxicated and didn’t remember what happened.

Zephier was interviewed and said he also had been drinking and that he and the man had argued and that the man had broken an aluminum crutch. Zephier admitted to stabbing and beating the man with the crutch and hitting the man with his fist.

The man was taken to the emergency room at Rice Memorial Hospital for treatment of his injuries.

- Charliyn Justine Rodriguez, 16, of Willmar, made her first appearance Monday on a felony charge of theft of a motor vehicle.

Her next appearance is April 14.

Rodriguez also faces misdemeanor charges of tampering with a motor vehicle and underage consumption.

Felony charges against 16- and 17-year-old juvenile defendants are public record.

According to the petition, Willmar Police responded on Jan. 11 to a report from a relative that Rodriguez had come home intoxicated, cut her hand on a glass and then left the home on foot. The officer responding to the call stopped nearby to check on a vehicle, where a person was scrapping frost from the windows and a person was sitting in the vehicle, before going to the residence.

At the residence, the officer realized the person in the car was Rodriguez and an alert was issued to other officers to look for the vehicle. The car was located at a nearby gas station and Rodriguez was arrested, taken for medical attention for her injured hand, and then interviewed. She allegedly admitted that she had been drinking and that she took the vehicle and that keys were inside of the vehicle.