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

This is the records summary for Aug. 8, 2014.

Burglary WILLMAR — Willmar police investigated a burglary Wednesday of a residence in the 900 block of Third Street Southeast. A $100 bill was taken from just inside the entry area and two $100 bills were taken from an upstairs jewelry box.

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District Court, Kandiyohi County WILLMAR — Jordan Alexander Blaskowski, 20, of Willmar, made his first appearance Thursday on two felony charges of first-degree burglary of an occupied dwelling and possession of burglary or theft tools. He also faces two misdemeanor charges of fourth-degree damage to property and driving after suspension.

Judge Donald Spilseth ordered the defendant to be held in custody until $25,000 bail is paid or bond of $25,000 is posted. Also, Blaskowski was ordered to stay a reasonable distance away from the victim’s residence, among other conditions.

Blaskowski is charged with breaking into a residence in the 500 block of Kandiyohi Avenue Southwest on Wednesday morning while the residence was occupied. The criminal complaint states that officers found Blaskowski in the porch entryway of the residence. Blaskowski allegedly told officers that he came to the residence to steal X-Box games so that he could  pawn them for money.

Lac qui Parle County MADISON — The second of two defendants who pleaded guilty to a felony charge of criminal damage to property was sentenced on Wednesday for his part in spray-painting graffiti on public and private property in Dawson, Madison and the Montevideo Middle School.

The court sentenced Burton Alexander Nelson, 20, of Montevideo, to serve three years of supervised probation, requiring that he pay $4,610.88 in restitution along with a co-defendant, as well as fees and fines of $500.

The court had sentenced co-defendant Myles Daniel Hickman, 19, of Montevideo, on June 6 to the same.

Criminal complaints allege that the two spray-painted graffiti at a baseball field, an elevator and apartment buildings in Dawson and Madison, as well as in the Montevideo Middle School in early March. The graffiti included the word “Brush,’’ in some cases spelled as “Bru$h.’’

Law officers executed a search warrant at a Dawson address earlier this year where the two resided, and officers seized spray paint cans, a stencil with the word “Brush,’’ and a jacket with the word “Brush” spray-painted on it.  

The complaint alleges that video surveillance cameras at the Montevideo Middle School showed images of the two defendants. Also, postings on snap chat and Instagram contained images of spray-paint cans and a disguised individual, and the electronic address was traced back to the defendants. 

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