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Information sought in thefts at BOLD School

OLIVIA -- The Olivia Police Department is investigating the theft of cell phone memory cards and a necklace. The necklace is described as being silver and containing an angel figurine. The items were stolen Oct. 20 from a locker at BOLD School in Olivia.

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The Police Department is seeking information about the current location of the items as well as the person responsible for committing the alleged thefts. Parents are encouraged to talk with their children in an attempt to locate the missing items.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Renville County Crime Stoppers at 320-523-3790 or 1-800-720-3790. 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.

Gas drive-off

WILLMAR -- Willmar police received a report Friday morning of a motorist who did not pay for their $59.64 gas bill at the Kum and Go store on U.S. Highway 12 East. An alert was issued for an attempt to locate the gray Chevy pickup pulling a tank east on Highway 12.

District Court

Kandiyohi County

- James Russel Parks Jr., 23, of Glenwood, was sentenced Friday to five years of probation, 90 days in jail and a $1,500 fine on a felony charge of motor vehicle theft for taking a running minivan and crashing it into some mailboxes and a snowbank in New London.

Parks was also ordered to pay $3,284.74 in restitution and was given credit for 14 days already served. He was ordered to serve 30 days immediately. The rest of the jail time can be deferred if he keeps his job, makes at least $300 in monthly payments on the restitution and is in compliance with probation.

As part of a plea agreement, two misdemeanor charges for property damage and driving after revocation were dismissed.

The charges were filed after a Kandiyohi County sheriff's deputy was called to the New London Bowl around 1:30 a.m. Jan. 14 on a report of a stolen vehicle. A man reported he had found the missing vehicle crashed into a snowbank along Main Street in town.

The vehicle, a 1999 Ford Windstar, appeared to have traveled northbound in the southbound lane and destroyed mailboxes before striking the snow pile on the west side of the street, which caused substantial frontend damage.

The owner of the vehicle said she had started it around 1:20 a.m. and left it running and unlocked and returned to find it missing minutes later.

A patron told the officer he had seen a man he knew as "Jimmy" get into the vehicle and drive away at a high rate of speed.

The investigation showed that the man had used a credit card recently at the establishment, which revealed Park's full name, and that was used to search the Department of Vehicle Services. Several others involved in the case identified Parks in a photo lineup.

Marriage licenses

Kandiyohi County

Lazaro Domingo Diaz, Omaha, Neb.; Andrea Lee Adauto, Willmar

Samuel Michael Neubauer, Willmar; Trisha Jane Albers, Willmar

Daniel Lee Rende, Willmar; Lisa Ann Foley, Willmar

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