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

Go-cart can'tgo on streets

NEW LONDON -- A 17-year-old male who was driving a go-cart Thursday night on Main Street and Second Avenue in New London was stopped by a sheriff's deputy. The youth was asked to call someone to haul the go-cart to his home, which was several miles away.

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Llama struck, killed

KANDIYOHI -- A llama was struck and killed around 10:30 p.m. Thursday on U.S. Highway 12 East in the area of 105th Street. A car, and then a semi, struck the animal which was owned by an individual who lives in the area.

Graffiti

WILLMAR -- Gang-related graffiti was discovered on the west door of Eid's Refrigeration in the 100 block of Benson Avenue Southeast. The incident was reported at 8 a.m. Friday.

Theft

SPICER -- About 20 saws were reported stolen from Spicer Power Products. According to the preliminary report filed at 6:49 a.m. Friday, someone had broken into the store during the night. The business is located in the 6000 block of 113th Avenue Northeast.

WILLMAR -- A Willmar man told police Thursday that someone else was using his personal documents. He was informed about the ID theft from the human resources department at Jennie-O Turkey Store, where he is employed.

WILLMAR -- An Olivia woman reported that her debit card had been used by someone to purchase $62.31 in unauthorized purchases. The woman told police she'd accidentally left her debit card Thursday afternoon at Super Walmart. It was taken and used to purchase items Thursday evening at Cash Wise Foods.

District Court

Kandiyohi County

- Kimberly Kay Barocio, 38, of Raymond, made a court appearance Thursday on several felony drug sale and conspiracy charges that date back to 2005.

She was ordered held until her next court hearing Tuesday. According to court files, Barocio failed to appear for a jury trial on the charges in July 2005. The charges include three first-degree drug sale and conspiracy counts, plus a fifth-degree drug possession charge and a gross misdemeanor child endangerment charge.

The charges were filed after Barocio and Mattilde Augustin Villegas, 29, were allegedly involved in a methamphetamine sale with an informant for the CEE-VI Drug Task Force on Feb. 8, 2005.

According to the complaint, the informant set up a buy and went to Barocio's home, where Villegas was also located. Barocio showed the informant three ounces of meth, but said it wasn't "glass," the purest form of meth.

Barocio then left the house with Villegas to get the drugs and returned in 45 minutes. The informant bought 14.5 grams of meth for $550.

A search warrant was executed at the home on Feb. 18. Barocio was searched and as she reached in her pocket to take out cigarettes, she dropped a small bag of meth on the ground.

She said all the drugs in her home were her ex-husband's, who she'd recently divorced and who had moved to Washington state.

But the complaint says she then admitted to dealing methamphetamine and marijuana a handful of times during the previous six months. While police were searching the home, the complaint says, a person called asking for drugs. The person came over and told officers that they'd called wanting to get drugs from Barocio. Officers located drug paraphernalia, about 20 grams of marijuana, a tan powder substance weighing 1.53 grams and a 28.27 gram bag of white powder, neither of which was identified in the complaint.

- Jonathan James Voorhees Thran, 20, of Spicer, made his first appearance Thursday on a felony charge of issuing a dishonored check for allegedly writing a check for sporting goods on a closed checking account.

Unconditional bail was set at $10,000, with conditional release on his personal recognizance. His next appearance is Oct. 26.

According to the complaint, a Kandiyohi County sheriff's detective was called on Aug. 20 to Spicer Sports and Marine to take a report of a dishonored check. Employees there reported that the business had received a check on July 21 for $522.56 from Thran for three water tubes and three ropes. The check was returned to the business as written on a closed account. The employee who received the check identified Thran from a photo lineup.

- Matthew Dwight Gades, 31, of Cyrus, pleaded guilty Thursday to two gross misdemeanor charges of violating an order for protection.

As part of a plea agreement, the charges were reduced from felony level and another felony for stalking will be dismissed. He will be sentenced Nov. 6.

The charges were filed after two incidents when a Willmar woman reported that Gades had sent flowers and a letter to her home this spring, even though she had filed an order for protection against him. The order prohibited any contact with the woman.

Marriage licenses

Kandiyohi County

Jason Ross Swierenga, Wilmar; Krystal Lynn Senske, Willmar

Jose Alberto Guevara, Willmar; Natasha Kathleen Malvin, Willmar

John Jeffery Clarence Goodall, Willmar; Jennifer Alleyene Jacobson, Willmar

Gilberto Ramon Santos, Willmar; Elizabeth Carolyn Zaske, Willmar

Gary Alton King, Lake Lillian; Cristal Anna Villar, Lake Lillian

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