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

This is the records summary for June 4.

State Patrol seeks info on semi that passed school bus

NEW LONDON — The State Patrol is looking for the public’s help tracking down a semi that illegally passed a stopped school bus on Friday along Highway 23, nearly killing a young female student waiting alongside the highway.

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Cameras inside the bus captured the close call, which happened between Paynesville and New London. Footage shows the semi blow past the stopped bus — lights flashing and stop arm down — and continue along the highway. The girl and bus driver were not injured.

Several witnesses called 911 but were unable to provide enough details for authorities to locate the semi. Anyone with information about this incident or the semi is asked the call Minnesota State Patrol Lt. Brian Reu at 651-405-6047.

Burglary

RAYMOND — A burglary was reported around 5:45 a.m. Tuesday along the 7400 block of Highway 23 Southwest.

WILLMAR — The burglary of a garage and the theft of bicycles was reported around 6:15 a.m. Tuesday along the 1000 block of 14th Avenue Southeast.

Assault

WILLMAR — A domestic assault was reported around 12:25 a.m. Tuesday along the 600 block of Pacific Avenue Southwest.

Fraud

SPICER — A case of credit card fraud was reported around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday along the 8500 block of North Shore Drive.

District Court, Kandiyohi County

- Isabel Hernandez, 26, of Willmar, was sentenced Tuesday to a year and a day in prison, which was stayed, five years of probation and a $1,000 fine on felony charge of storing drug paraphernalia in the presence of children.

She was also ordered to follow the recommendations of a chemical use assessment and cooperate with Kandiyohi County Family Services and the agency’s child protection plan.

Hernandez was one of four people charged in the case. Jose Juan Rodriguez, 27, of Willmar, has pleaded guilty to a second-degree drug possession charge and will be sentenced June 19.

Andrea Nicole Hernandez, 25, of Willmar, pleaded guilty Wednesday to a felony charge for storing meth paraphernalia in the presence of a child and will be sentenced July 29.

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.

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.

- Estella Blanca Posadas Contreras, 23, of Willmar, made her first appearance Tuesday on a felony charge of second-degree burglary for allegedly entering a woman’s apartment in March to assault the woman.

Unconditional bail was set at $20,000. Her next appearance date was not available.

Posadas Contreras also faces a misdemeanor charge of fifth-degree assault.

According to the complaint, the assault was reported to Willmar Police on March 26 along the 1400 block of Fifth Street Southwest when a woman reported that Posadas Contreras had confronted her about the woman saying unflattering statements about her. The woman had gone into her apartment and said that Posadas Contreras entered the apartment, grabbed her by the hair and punched her.

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