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

This is the records summary for Sept. 14.

Theft

WILLMAR -- The theft of a digital music player from a motorcycle was reported around 6 p.m. Sunday at Menards, 3330 First St. S.

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Property damage

HAWICK -- Six windows that had been shot out were reported around 9 p.m. Sunday along the 22000 block of 141st Street Northeast.

WILLMAR -- Damage to window screens was reported around 5:10 a.m. Monday along the 1400 block of Lake Avenue Northwest.

Arrests

WILLMAR -- A 49-year-old Willmar man was arrested on charges of driving after suspension, driving while impaired, no insurance and child endangerment around 1:45 p.m. Sunday after officers were called to a domestic situation along 19th Avenue Southwest. The caller reported a man chasing a woman through a parking lot. Officers stopped the vehicle nearby and arrested the man.

Underage consumption

WILLMAR -- Ten people were cited for underage consumption around 11 p.m. Saturday along the 600 block of Third Street Southwest.

District Court

Kandiyohi County

- Brent Allen Pankow, 34, of Willmar, made his first appearance Monday on a felony charge of fourth-degree assault of a peace officer for allegedly kicking an officer in the head and elbow. The incident occurred as several officers were attempting Friday evening to detain Pankow.

Unconditional bail was set at $25,000. Conditional bail was set at $5,000. Pankow also faces a gross misdemeanor for obstructing the legal process and misdemeanor charges for trespassing and disorderly conduct. His next appearance is Sept. 27.

According to the complaint, Willmar police were called around 10:40 p.m. Friday to the Eagles Club regarding a man causing problems. Pankow was located nearby and was very agitated that he had been asked to leave the club. Officers told him to go home, and he did so.

Around 11:30 p.m. dispatch received a call from Pankow who said he was going back to the Eagles to get his cigarettes and was going to cause enough trouble to get arrested. Four officers responded, found Pankow outside of the club and, after finding that his cigarettes were not inside the club, told him to go home. He walked away, then returned to the patio area of the club and refused to leave.

Officers attempted to take him into custody and got him handcuffed and into a squad car. Pankow allegedly refused to put his feet into the car and kicked one of the officers in the head and the elbow. He was taken out of the car and officers used a stun gun to subdue him. He was put in the car and began to kick at the doors and windows. Officers then hobbled him, and he was taken to jail.

- Alicia Rachell O'Connor, 20, of New Hope, pleaded guilty Monday to a felony charge of receiving stolen property for possessing a vehicle reported stolen in the Twin Cities.

As part of a plea agreement, two misdemeanor charges for receiving stolen property and driving without a valid license will be dismissed. O'Connor will receive a stay of imposition on her sentence. Under the stay, the felony conviction will be reduced to a misdemeanor if she is in compliance with probation. She will be sentenced Oct. 18.

The charges were filed after a Kandiyohi County sheriff's deputy on patrol on Nov. 7 in Willmar came upon a 2000 Dodge Intrepid, registered to a New Hope woman and reported stolen, at a gas station on First Street. The driver, O'Connor, was taken into custody. She said the car belonged to her boyfriend, that he had no problem with her driving it and that she was visiting a friend in Bird Island for a few days. She was taken to the Law Enforcement Center.

The person who had reported the vehicle stolen was contacted and said O'Connor's boyfriend was the person's relative. The boyfriend had found the car missing from his apartment parking lot on Thursday morning, along with electronic equipment and O'Connor's clothing. He said they had argued and he presumed she had taken the car.

- Jonathan Roy Mead, 22, of Brainerd and formerly of Willmar, was sentenced Monday to five years of probation, 62 days in jail and a $50 fine on a felony charge of criminal damage to property for damaging a sport utility vehicle on April 2.

Mead was also ordered to pay $2,068.81 in restitution and given credit for 62 days already served in jail. He received a stay of imposition on his sentence. Under the stay, the felony conviction will be reduced to a misdemeanor if he is in compliance with probation.

As part of a plea agreement, a misdemeanor charge of motor vehicle tampering was dismissed.

The charges were filed after April 2, when Willmar police officers were dispatched to the 400 block of Litchfield Avenue Southwest regarding suspicious noises. A man there reported that someone had smashed the window of his vehicle. Pieces of glass were found on the ground, with dents in the side of the vehicle. The mirror was also damaged.

Officers located Mead nearby and discovered that he had glass fragments embedded in the soles of his shoes. He claimed the fragments came from a broken plate in his apartment, but wouldn't allow officers into the apartment.

Several witnesses identified Mead as the person who damaged the vehicle. The estimated cost to repair the vehicle was $2,068.81.

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