This is the records summary for Dec. 16.
DWI patrols net 675 around state, continue through New Year's Eve
ST. PAUL -- Midway through a December-long statewide increased driving while impaired enforcement campaign, preliminary reports from 170 law enforcement agencies indicate 675 motorist DWI arrests. Around 400 agencies are conducting the increased patrols through New Year's Eve.
Area agencies involved in the DWI campaign are the Willmar, Atwater and Benson police departments, along with the Kandiyohi and Swift County sheriff's offices.
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety is coordinating the campaign that is supported by $350,000 in federal funds -- translating to 7,000 extra hours of enforcement.
In Minnesota during December, 2007-2009, alcohol-related crashes accounted for 34 traffic deaths. During this same period, 8,503 motorists were arrested for DWI.
Consequences for a DWI include loss of license for up to a year, up to $20,000 in legal costs and heightened insurance rates, and possible jail time.
Each year, alcohol-related crashes account for more than 140 traffic deaths and nearly 400 serious injuries. These crashes and fatalities have been declining in recent years, and DPS officials say enhanced DWI enforcement campaigns have been a major factor in Minnesota's continuing trend of lower alcohol-related traffic deaths.
SPICER -- A 24-year-old Willmar man was arrested for driving while impaired and for possession of marijuana and paraphernalia in a vehicle around 3:15 a.m. Wednesday along Lake Avenue South.
WILLMAR -- A 37-year-old Willmar man was arrested on charges of domestic assault around 10:45 p.m. Tuesday along the 400 block of 30th St. N.W.
- Erik Ozornia, 22, of Willmar, was sentenced Wednesday to five years of probation, 106 days in jail and a total of $1,600 in fines on a charge of second-degree burglary and two gross misdemeanor charges of violating a domestic abuse no-contact order.
He was ordered to have no contact with the couple involved in the case and stay away from their residences, along with submitting to a domestic abuse evaluation, a batterer's intervention program and not using alcohol or drugs.
As part of a plea agreement, the burglary charge was reduced from first-degree. Another first-degree burglary charge, eight gross misdemeanors for violating a domestic abuse no-contact order and a misdemeanor for domestic assault were dismissed.
According to the complaint, a woman was granted a no-contact order against Ozornia on May 25. Under the order, he was to have no contact with her and stay away from her residence.
The woman reported contact with Ozornia on multiple occasions in June and July, including that he entered a home where she was staying in the middle of the night, damaged her car, texted her using another person's cell phone, came to a party she attended and followed her in a car.
- Joshua Wayne Roschild, 19, of Willmar, was sentenced Wednesday to 63 days in jail, a $50 fine and five years of probation on a felony first-degree property damage charge for kicking a vehicle and causing more than $1,500 in damage.
He was also ordered to pay $1,659 in restitution and serve 40 hours of community service. He was ordered to serve three days in jail immediately, but given credit for three days served. The remaining 60 days of jail can be deferred if he is in compliance with probation.
Under a plea agreement, he received stay of imposition on his sentence. Under the stay, the felony conviction will be reduced to a misdemeanor conviction if he complies with the conditions of sentencing.
The charge was filed after Willmar police were called around 5 p.m. June 1 to the area of 16th Street and 13th Avenue. A man there reported that he had seen two vehicles, a black Pontiac and a red Ford pickup nearby with the people in them yelling at one another. He said a man got out of the pickup and kicked the car, then got back into the pickup and both vehicles sped away. A woman who observed the scene from a nearby yard told officers she had seen the same thing happen.
The witnesses described the vehicles and the man, and another officer located the vehicles -- Roschild and a woman in the pickup and a man and woman in the car. The man reported he had had a relationship with the woman who was with Roschild and had let her use the pickup, but that he went to the home to get the pickup. He said Roschild got upset when he confronted him to get the keys and that he had spit on the car, attempted to pull him out of the vehicle and then kicked the car. There was a large dent and a footprint left on the Pontiac.
The repair bill was estimated at $1,509.95.
- Lucio Triquin Delacruz, 42, of Willmar, pleaded guilty Tuesday to felony charges of fifth-degree drug possession and forgery.
As part of a plea agreement, another felony for aggravated forgery and misdemeanor driving while impaired and three traffic offense charges will be dismissed. He will be sentenced Jan. 13.
Delacruz, who is also known as Carlos Javier Borrero Rosa, first appeared in court on Nov. 29 on the drug possession, plus two driving while impaired and three traffic offense charges. The forgery charges were added last week after investigators received copies of forged employment documents.
According to the complaint, around 1 a.m. Nov. 28 a Willmar police officer was at the Caribbean Club along Business 71 at closing time. A club security officer pointed out that an intoxicated man was in a vehicle and appeared to be about to drive away. The officer approached the vehicle and convinced the man and his passenger to leave the vehicle parked.
However, the same car later exited the parking lot and pulled onto the highway. The officer followed and stopped the car. The driver was ultimately identified as Delacruz, but gave the officer a Missouri identification card and a Jennie-O Turkey Store ID in the Borrero name. He said he had four beers and failed field sobriety tests. The officer saw and confiscated a baggie of white substance on the seat of the vehicle.
The man was taken to the jail, where he submitted to a breath test that showed a blood-alcohol content of 0.09. The drugs tested positive as cocaine.
While he was being interviewed, Delacruz told the officer his real name and said he was working at Jennie-O under the false name. He said he'd bought the identity for $75.
Investigators received several employment documents from Jennie-O in the Borrero name, all signed in August of this year.