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This is the records summary for June 29.

Buffalo Lake, Hector authorities release video of burglary

RENVILLE -- The Buffalo Lake and Hector police departments are investigating burglaries that have occurred at liquor establishments in their respective cities.


On Wednesday, an unknown person entered the Buffalo Lake Liquor Store and took an undisclosed amount of cash. On Monday, an unknown person entered The Other Place in Hector and also took an undisclosed amount of cash. It is yet unknown whether or not the two cases are related.

Video footage of the burglary in Buffalo Lake is available on the Renville County website: Once at that web page, go to "County Departments", click on "Sheriff," then click on the link for "Burglary Video" on the right side of the page.

Investigators are urging people to watch the video and contact Renville County Crime Stoppers at 800-720-3790 if you recognize the person in the video or have other information about these crimes. You may also call the Buffalo Lake Police Department at 320-833-2101 or the Hector Police Department at 320-848-2500 to report your information.

Remember, you may remain anonymous and if your information leads to the arrest and prosecution of those responsible for committing this crime, you may be eligible for a reward.

Dirt bike theft under investigation on Olivia

OLIVIA -- The Olivia Police Department is investigating a burglary that occurred Saturday at Special Touch in Olivia. An unknown person or persons entered the business and stole a smaller 2006 Honda dirt bike. Investigators are seeking any information related to the current location of this motorcycle or whoever is responsible for the crime.

If you have information about this crime, call Renville County Crime Stoppers at 800-720-3790 or the Olivia Police Department at 320-523-2700.

North Oaks man killed in tractor accident

GROVE CITY -- A 74-year-old North Oaks man was killed Saturday morning in a tractor-related incident along 335th Street in rural Grove City.

According to the Meeker County Sheriff's Office, Delmar Weiss was pronounced dead at the scene by responding medical personnel. The call came into the dispatch center at 8:01 a.m. Weiss was attempting to load a tractor on a trailer when the tractor flipped over onto him.

The Grove City fire and rescue departments, Gold Cross Ambulance and North Air Care were also dispatched. The county coroner was also called to the scene.

Property damage

WILLMAR -- A case of property damage was reported around 1 p.m. Sunday at Rice Memorial Hospital, 301 Becker Ave. S.W. A patient had broken a sprinkler head.

WILLMAR -- Damage to the windows of a recreational vehicle was reported around 9:30 a.m. Monday along the 1000 block of Elizabeth Avenue Southeast.

WILLMAR -- Damage to the windows of a payloader was reported around 9:35 a.m. Monday along the 3400 block of Fourth Avenue Northwest.

Shoplifters cited

WILLMAR -- Two women, ages 19 and 18, from Brooten were cited for shoplifting around 11 a.m. Monday at Super Wal-Mart, 700 19th Ave. S.E. The women were cited for possessing $47.50 and $95.42 in shoplifted goods.

District Court

Kandiyohi County

- Rojelio Garza, 23, of Hawick, made his first appearance Monday on felony charges of bringing stolen goods into the state and receiving stolen property for allegedly stealing his girlfriend's vehicle in North Dakota and driving it to Willmar.

Unconditional bail was set at $15,000 with conditional bail allowed for $1,000 cash. His next appearance is July 6.

According to the complaint, Willmar police were called around 8 p.m. Friday to an address along Third Avenue Northwest to determine if a stolen vehicle was at the address. Police had received a report from Jamestown, N.D., that a woman had reported she'd had an argument with her boyfriend, Garza, and that he'd taken her vehicle and left with it, even though she'd told him not too. Officers located the vehicle and Garza allegedly admitted to taking the vehicle and driving to Willmar, even though he assumed the woman would report it stolen.

- Labarron Suntel Black, 31, of Willmar, pleaded guilty and was sentenced on a misdemeanor fifth-degree assault charge for his role in a June 2 incident that started due to an argument over $20.

As part of a plea agreement, another fifth-degree assault charge, along with a felony for second-degree assault, was dismissed. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail, with 27 days to serve and 63 days stayed. He was given credit for 27 days already served, ordered to pay a $50 fine and serve one year of probation.

Black and Abdikadir Muhumed Mire, 18, also of Willmar, were charged after Willmar police responded around 8:30 p.m. June 2 to Lakeview Highrise, 300 Seventh St. N.W., after receiving a report of men fighting and chasing each other around the parking lot with baseball bats.

Upon arriving on scene, Black told the officers he'd given $20 to a friend, who had passed the money on to Mire and Qaman Mohamed Hirsi, 21, of Willmar.

He said he'd asked for the money back and an argument ensued. He said Mire and Hirsi then assaulted him. Black said he went to a vehicle to get a bat and chased Mire, while swinging it.

Hirsi, who faces misdemeanor fifth-degree assault and disorderly conduct charges for his role in the incident, told officers Black gave them $20 to purchase drugs and got upset when they couldn't find any. He said Black punched him, at which point Black and Mire got out their bats. Hirsi said he then ran away.

Mire told officers Black approached him about the $20 and punched him in the face. At that point, he said, is when they both grabbed their bats and began chasing each other.

- Bo Brian Anderson, 18, of Belgrade, was sentenced Monday to 43 days in jail, a $100 fine, 100 hours of community service work and 10 years of probation on a felony charge of theft by swindle for forging checks and writing bad checks at Kandiyohi and Stearns county businesses.

He was also ordered to complete chemical dependency evaluation and treatment, use no drugs or alcohol, not enter bars or liquor stores, pay restitution of $5,500, write an apology letter and attend a property crime-impact panel.

The charges were filed when the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office took a report Jan. 25 from a Belgrade couple who reported that checks had been written on an inactive account and that they suspected Anderson of forging the checks. A number of checks had been forged, with checks written to Skindeliens Standard and the New London Legion and Tollefson Oil in Sunburg. Anderson was arrested and allegedly admitted to taking the checks and forging them.

Further investigation in cooperation with Stearns County officials revealed more forged and bad checks, totaling $5,602.19, according to the complaint.