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This is the records summary for July 15, 2014.


ATWATER — Two drivers were injured in a rear-end crash Saturday between a car and a skid loader.

The crash was reported at 3:21 p.m. in the 28000 block of Kandi-Meeker Road in Swede Grove Township.

The Meeker County Sheriff’s Office said the call started as a driving complaint on Minnesota Highway 12. While deputies were en route, the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze driven by Kyle Macziewski, 39, from Montevideo, turned north on Kandi-Meeker Road. Macziewski then reportedly rear-ended an 1845C Case skid loader driven by Ralph Behm, 74, from Atwater.

The car sustained major damage and was towed from the scene. The skid loader sustained minor damage and was driven away from the scene.

Both drivers were transported to Rice Memorial Hospital for their injuries.

The crash remains under investigation by the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office.

District Court, Kandiyohi County

- Sentencing took place Monday in Eighth District Court for Ray Travis Rivera, 19, of Willmar, charged in connection with a robbery at a downtown apartment.

Rivera received a stay of adjudication on one count of fourth-degree burglary. Additional charges of aggravated robbery, theft, receiving stolen property and fifth-degree assault were dropped. If Rivera successfully completes two years of supervised probation, the remaining burglary charge will be dismissed as well.

His sentence also included 19 days in jail, with credit for time served, and $590 in fines that may be paid through community service work. Judge Jennifer Fischer also ordered him to write a letter of apology to the victim and participate in an offender-victim dialogue if the victim is willing.

Rivera was arrested after a burglary and altercation at a downtown Willmar apartment, reported this past April, during which the tenant was pushed to the floor and threatened. About $2,000 worth of items, including athletic shoes, a flat-screen TV and a diamond earring, were taken from the apartment.

- A suspect in a theft at a Roseville Township home this past February made an initial appearance Monday in Eighth District Court on one count of felony theft.

Justin Paul Nelson, 27, of Lake Lillian was granted a public defender. Judge Jennifer Fischer set bail at $6,000 and released Nelson on his own recognizance.

He was arrested on a warrant this week after failing to show up for his first court appearance last month.

According to the criminal complaint filed with the court, the theft involved $1,100 to $1,200 worth of electronics that disappeared from a rural Paynesville home where Nelson had recently been staying with his then-girlfriend. An investigation by the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office led officers to Nelson as a suspect.

- Tyler Norstedt, 18, of Clara City pleaded guilty in Eighth District Court Monday to a felony charge of third-degree burglary. As part of a plea agreement, additional charges of third-degree possession of a controlled substance, fifth-degree drug possession, possession of a synthetic cannabinoid and possession of drug paraphernalia will be dismissed.

Sentencing has been set for Aug. 20.

The charges stem from a break-in and theft reported in March at a New London home. Tools, a four-wheeler and several other items were stolen, and most of them ended up being sold.

During the course of an investigation by the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office, Norstedt was identified as a possible suspect. At the time he was arrested, drug paraphernalia and substances later identified as methamphetamine and synthetic marijuana were found on him.———

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