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

This is the records summary for July 8.

Property damage

RAYMOND -- Damage caused by someone breaking into a vehicle was reported around 7:50 a.m. Wednesday along Spicer Avenue in Raymond


RAYMOND -- Broken windows were reported around 7 p.m. Tuesday at St. John's Lutheran Church, 401 Day St. A suspect was identified by witnesses and law enforcement, but the person is too young for prosecution.

ID theft

WILLMAR -- A case of identity theft was reported around 6 p.m. Tuesday along Anthony Street Southeast.


RAYMOND -- The theft of a water pump, valued at $300, was reported around 2:10 p.m. Tuesday along 15th Avenue Southwest.

NEW LONDON -- The theft of a wallet was reported around 9 p.m. Tuesday at County Park 7 on Games Lake. The case is under investigation by the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's office and two juvenile suspects were identified.

District Court

Kandiyohi County

- Pedro Garcia, 32, of Willmar, made his first appearance Wednesday on felony charges of forgery and aggravated forgery for allegedly using another man's name.

Unconditional bail was set at $60,000. His next appearance is Monday.

Garcia, who is also known as Carlos Ramone Ramos-Gomez, also faces a gross misdemeanor charge of giving a false name to a peace officer.

According to the complaint, a person known as Garcia was arrested by Willmar Police on June 27 and taken to the Law Enforcement Center. The interpreter assisting the officer said he'd assisted with translating for the man before, possibly in a driving while impaired case. The man's fingerprints were run through a database and matched to the Ramos-Gomez name. There was an active warrant for Ramos-Gomez for an impaired driving offense in April 2008.

Garcia allegedly admitted to giving the false name when he was processed by law enforcement on the drunk driving charge. He'd given the local officer a Florida identification card in the Gomez name and had signed jail documents in the false name.

Bomb squad helps detonate explosives found in McLeod County shed

GLENCOE -- A bomb squad from the Twin Cities joined McLeod County law enforcement officials Wednesday in disposing of several sticks of dynamite, along with some blasting caps, found in a shed in rural Silver Lake.

The McLeod County Sheriff's Department said deputies were called at 10:30 a.m. to the shed on Garden Avenue, southeast of Silver Lake. According to the sheriff's department, 20 to 25 sticks of dynamite were crystallizing on top of what appeared to be fertilizer. The shed also contained some blasting caps.

The Bloomington Bomb Squad was called in, arriving at around 1:15 p.m. The explosives were safely detonated in a meadow.

The Silver Lake Fire Department and Silver Lake Ambulance Service assisted.