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

This is the records summary for May 30.

Property damage

WILLMAR — Damage to vehicle windows was reported around 8:25 a.m. Thursday along the 800 block of Pleasant View Drive Southeast.

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NEW LONDON — Damage to property was reported around 4:45 p.m. Wednesday along Birch Street Southeast.

Theft

WILLMAR — The theft of a game system was reported around 5:45 p.m. Wednesday along the 700 block of Second Street Southeast.

District Court, Kandiyohi County

- Andrea Nicole Hernandez, 25, of Willmar, pleaded guilty Wednesday to a felony charge for storing meth paraphernalia in the presence of a child.

As part of a plea agreement, a second-degree drug possession charge will be dismissed. She will be sentenced July 29.

Hernandez was one of four people charged in the case. Jose Juan Rodriguez, 27, of Willmar, has pleaded guilty Thursday to a second-degree drug possession charge and will be sentenced June 19. Martin Hernandez, 30, of Willmar, was sentenced to 13 months in prison, which was stayed, five years of probation, 100 days in jail and a $1,500 fine on a felony charge for storing meth paraphernalia. Isabel Hernandez has pleaded guilty to a felony charge of storing drug paraphernalia in the presence of children and will be sentenced June 3.

The charges were filed after officers from the Willmar Police Department and agents from the CEE-VI drug and gang task force executed a search warrant Feb. 4 at a home in the 1700 block of Seventh Avenue Southeast in Willmar.

 The four adults lived at the home along with four children from ages 3 to 9, according to the court file. The search occurred while the children were at school, and they were placed in the custody of Kandiyohi County Family Services.

 The search yielded 14 grams of methamphetamine and 11.8 grams of marijuana. Also found were drug paraphernalia, small baggies, a digital scale and a sheet detailing payments and debts related to drug sales.

 The defendants told investigators that they smoked meth in the house and the attached garage and that Rodriguez had been selling meth and marijuana from the house.

- Beverly Ann Montag, 46, of Willmar, made her first appearance Wednesday on two felony charges of theft and financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult for allegedly taking $2,000 from a person whose finances she was managing.

Unconditional bail was set at $10,000. Her next appearance is June 9.

According to the complaint, a woman reported in March to Willmar Police that Montag was her representative payee and had withdrawn $2,000 from the woman’s account. The woman said she hadn’t received any of the money.

During the investigation, Montag was shown the bank statements showing the withdrawn amount and claimed she took the money from the woman’s account to save it, as she claimed the woman making purchases and spending money.

Montag claimed the money was in a lockbox at another person’s home. That person was interviewed by police and said he hadn’t seen Montag with money and had no idea that he was supposedly holding it in a lockbox.

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