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This is the records summary for Aug. 25.

Burglary

WILLMAR -- A burglary and the theft of a air compressor were reported around 4:10 p.m. Monday along North Eagle Drive.

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SPICER -- The theft of compact discs and cigars from a vehicle was reported around 7:30 a.m. Monday along Lake Avenue South.

WILLMAR -- The theft of a hammock was reported around 9 p.m. Monday along the 700 block of Ninth Street Northwest.

Arrests

WILLMAR -- A 19-year-old Dawson male was arrested on charges of driving while impaired around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday along U.S. Highway 12 near Anthony Street.

WILLMAR -- A 43-year-old Willmar woman was arrested on charges of driving while impaired around 1 a.m. Tuesday along Lakeland Drive near Becker Avenue Southeast.

Fraud

NEW LONDON -- A case of fraud was reported around noon Tuesday along the 7100 block of 199th Avenue Northeast. Someone had purchased flash drives on eBay and they were believed to be counterfeit.

District Court

Kandiyohi County

- Rodney Gene Vega Jr., 20, of Willmar, was sentenced Monday to 67 days in the county jail, a $1,500 fine and 20 years of probation on a felony charge of third-degree drug sale.

Vega was given credit for 67 days already served in jail and may do community service work to pay the fine. He was also ordered to submit to a chemical dependency evaluation and to follow the recommendations, to use no drugs or alcohol and to remain law-abiding.

As part of a plea agreement, a felony for storing methamphetamine paraphernalia in the presence of a child was dismissed.

The paraphernalia charge was filed after CEE-VI Drug Task Force agents were conducting surveillance June 18 on a Willmar residence. They were looking for Vega, who had a warrant on the drug sale charge. They observed Vega come to a window and look out at the street. The officers went to the door, where they asked a woman if Vega was there. She went to get him. Also present at the time were three children, ages 10, 5 and an infant. When Vega was searched, officers found a glass pipe on him. It tested positive for meth.

The drug sale charge stems from the purchase of 2.5 grams of meth by a CEE-VI informant on Nov. 11, 2008. According to the complaint, the informant bought the drugs from Vega at a trailer in Regency Estates West. The drugs were tested by the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and were determined to be meth weighing 2.5 grams.

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