This is the records summary for April 29.
More than $400 in cash was missing. It was found that the rear door of the business was closed, but not secured.
WILLMAR — A counterfeit $20 bill was discovered with the cash receipts brought to a Willmar bank Monday morning from a fast food restaurant on U.S. Highway 12 East.
District Court, Kandiyohi County
- Mahad Muhidin Tahlil, 22, of Willmar, pleaded guilty Monday to a felony charge of attempted simple robbery for his role in assaulting and robbing the clerk of Trav’s Dino Mart on Jan. 25, 2012.
As part of a plea agreement, two misdemeanor charges of theft and assault will be dismissed. He will be sentenced May 21.
Tahlil and Abass Warsame Mumin, 24, of Willmar, were charged in the case. Mumin was sentenced to 14 months in prison, which was stayed, 92 days in jail, five years of probation, 250 hours of community service and a $50 fine on the same simple robbery charge.
The charges were filed after the men were identified as the perpetrators of the Dino Mart robbery and another theft in the downtown Willmar area after Willmar police posted video surveillance images of the men on the department’s Facebook page.
According to the complaints, police officers were called to the First Street South gas station, where a cashier reported that three men had entered the station and that one had grabbed her by the neck and pushed her. The man also grabbed the drawer of the cash register, causing it to fall the floor. The cashier reported that the men smelled of alcohol and that her cell phone was also missing. The third man is mentioned, but not identified in the court documents.
Security video showed the assault and the theft of the phone. During the same time period as the investigation into the robbery, police also took reports from other local businesses that three Somali men were entering businesses and being disruptive.
- Jonathan Paul Carlson, 20, of Willmar, pleaded guilty Monday to an amended gross misdemeanor theft charge for stealing money from the Willmar Wal-Mart Supercenter.
As part of a plea agreement, the charge was reduced from felony level. He will be sentenced June 2.
The charge was filed after Dec. 17, when Wal-Mart officials reported to Willmar Police that an investigation had revealed that Carlson had taken cash from store registers between October and December. Carlson had admitted to store officials that he’d taken $2,171.49.
Wal-Mart officials turned over documents and store surveillance video showing Carlson pocketing money from the registers in the wireless department of the store. The thefts ranged from $20 to $499.96 between Oct. 8 and Dec. 14, according to documents provided by store officials.