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Stabbing

WILLMAR -- Willmar Police are investigating an incident in which a 16-year-old Renville male received stab wounds in the arm Friday night. Police were notified by Rice Memorial Hospital after the individual was treated for the knife wounds at the Rice emergency room.

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The stabbing occurred in the 1200 block of Litchfield Avenue Southwest. Police are attempting to find a 21-year-old Willmar individual in connection with the stabbing.

Theft

WILLMAR -- Two depth finders were reported stolen from Runnings Farm and Fleet. The theft was reported to Willmar Police on Saturday.

District Court

Kandiyohi County

- Daniel Sanchez, 28, of Willmar, made his first appearance in court in Kandiyohi County on Friday on charges that he sold 10.2 grams of methamphetamine for $700 to a confidential informant working with the CEE-VI Drug Task Force last summer.

Sanchez is charged with second degree, controlled sale of meth, which carries a possible sentence of 25 years in prison and or $500,000 in fines.

The court set unconditional bail at $100,000 and conditional bail at $10,000. Conditions include no contact with a suspect in the alleged sale.

The complaint charges that Sanchez had agreed to sell three eight balls of meth, or 10.2 grams, to the confidential informant. The informant drove to the Willow Run Apartments on the 1400 block of Fifth Street Southwest in Willmar on Aug. 11 and parked next to a black, four-door vehicle holding Sanchez and another man.

The man handed plastic baggies to Sanchez, who handed the packages to the informant in exchange for the cash. The substances in the bags later tested positive as meth, according to the complaint.

- Eric Jon Larcom, 28, of Spicer, was arraigned in district court in Kandiyohi County on Friday on charges that he sold 12 grams of methamphetamine for $1,250 to a to a confidential informant working with the CEE-VI Drug Task Force last summer.

Larcom has a prior conviction for felony sale of simulated drugs or narcotics and had a prison sentence executed for a subsequent probation violation, according to court records.

He appeared Friday on a charge of first degree controlled sale of methamphetamine, which carries a possible sentence of 40 years in prison and a $1 million fine.

The court set unconditional bail at $200,000 and conditional bail at $75,000, and ordered that he placed on electronic home arrest if he posts bail.

The complaint charges that the confidential informant drove to Larcom's resident in Spicer on Aug. 13 where he handed over $1,250 from his vehicle to the defendant. The defendant allegedly handed back the cover face for a Pioneer radio with a plastic baggie attached to its back. Tests showed that the 11.3 grams of powder in the baggies tested positive for methamphetamine, according to the complaint.

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