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This is the records summary for April 19.

Girl to hospital after pickup-truck crash on U.S. Highway 12

WILLMAR -- A 10-year-old passenger was taken by Willmar Ambulance to Rice Memorial Hospital for treatment of a neck injury after a two-vehicle crash around 3:20 p.m. Tuesday along U.S. Highway 12.

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According to the crash report by Willmar police, Stephanie Perez was a passenger in a 2001 Ford pickup driven by Robert Perez, 45, of Willmar. The pickup was eastbound on Highway 12 and attempted to make a left-hand turn onto Litchfield Avenue when it was struck from behind by a 2006 Sterling truck driven by Dean Elfering, 44, of Melrose. The truck was owned by Shred-It USA and was towed for a required commercial vehicle inspection by the State Patrol.

Burglary

BELGRADE -- A burglary and the theft of a battery and fishing depth finder was reported around 3 p.m. Tuesday along the 9600 block of 255th Avenue Northeast.

Theft

ATWATER -- A theft was reported around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday along the 16700 block of First Avenue South.

NEW LONDON -- The theft of calves was reported around 8:35 p.m. Tuesday along the 16000 block of 54th Street Northeast. The bovines were valued at $350 each.

Counterfeit money

WILLMAR -- A counterfeit $10 bill was reported around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Home State Bank, 1610 Highway 12 E.

District Court

Kandiyohi County

n A felony charge of theft against Nicholas Kevin Oman, 30, of Dawson, was continued for dismissal Wednesday.

Oman was placed on unsupervised probation for six months and ordered to pay $175.38 in restitution to Green Lake Bible Camp.

The charge was filed after June 7, 2011, when a Kandiyohi County Sheriff's detective received information on the stolen vehicle while investigating a missing person report from Woodland Centers.

Oman was located in Morrison County and taken to the hospital, leaving the 1978 Chevy pickup along a road. Officers traced the pickup back to the camp, where the vehicle had been reported missing.

n Luis Miguel Solis, 25, of New London, pleaded guilty Wednesday to a felony charge of domestic assault.

As part of a plea agreement, another felony for domestic assault will be dismissed. He will be sentenced June 11.

The charges were filed after Kandiyohi County Sheriff's deputies were called around 2 a.m. March 6 to a New London residence regarding a domestic incident. They arrived to find a man and a woman with wounds that the victims said that Solis inflicted on them. They said that all three were drinking and that Solis "blew up" and began assaulting them.

Solis has prior convictions for fifth-degree assault in July 2004 and terroristic threats in July 2009.

n Joseph Balboa, 26, of Willmar, made his first appearance Wednesday on a felony charge of domestic assault and a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct.

Unconditional bail was set at $50,000. His next appearance is April 30.

According to the complaint, Willmar Police were called around 12:40 p.m. Monday to a residence in the southeast quadrant of the city on a domestic incident. A woman there reported that Balboa had thrown her to the ground and hit her head on the floor after they had argued. The woman had visible injuries on her face and neck.

Balboa was arrested and claimed that what he did not commit the assault, that he'd only held the woman on the ground. He has prior assault or harassment restraining order violation convictions in October 2005, September 2006, October 2006 and February 2007.

n Marlon James Sands, 26, of Willmar, made his first appearance Wednesday on two felony charges of check forgery and a misdemeanor charge of theft by swindle.

Unconditional bail was set at $25,000. His next appearance is April 23.

According to the complaint, a New London business reported to the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's office on Jan. 13 that Sands was at their business and that he had an active warrant for his arrest. He was searched before the deputy took him into custody and two checks, written to and signed by Sands, were found in his pockets.

The investigation revealed that checks had been written on closed accounts belonging to Sands.

This is the records summary for April 19.

Girl to hospital after pickup-truck crash on U.S. Highway 12

WILLMAR -- A 10-year-old passenger was taken by Willmar Ambulance to Rice Memorial Hospital for treatment of a neck injury after a two-vehicle crash around 3:20 p.m. Tuesday along U.S. Highway 12.

According to the crash report by Willmar police, Stephanie Perez was a passenger in a 2001 Ford pickup driven by Robert Perez, 45, of Willmar. The pickup was eastbound on Highway 12 and attempted to make a left-hand turn onto Litchfield Avenue when it was struck from behind by a 2006 Sterling truck driven by Dean Elfering, 44, of Melrose. The truck was owned by Shred-It USA and was towed for a required commercial vehicle inspection by the State Patrol.

Burglary

BELGRADE -- A burglary and the theft of a battery and fishing depth finder was reported around 3 p.m. Tuesday along the 9600 block of 255th Avenue Northeast.

Theft

ATWATER -- A theft was reported around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday along the 16700 block of First Avenue South.

NEW LONDON -- The theft of calves was reported around 8:35 p.m. Tuesday along the 16000 block of 54th Street Northeast. The bovines were valued at $350 each.

Counterfeit money

WILLMAR -- A counterfeit $10 bill was reported around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Home State Bank, 1610 Highway 12 E.

District Court

Kandiyohi County

- A felony charge of theft against Nicholas Kevin Oman, 30, of Dawson, was continued for dismissal Wednesday.

Oman was placed on unsupervised probation for six months and ordered to pay $175.38 in restitution to Green Lake Bible Camp.

The charge was filed after June 7, 2011, when a Kandiyohi County Sheriff's detective received information on the stolen vehicle while investigating a missing person report from Woodland Centers.

Oman was located in Morrison County and taken to the hospital, leaving the 1978 Chevy pickup along a road. Officers traced the pickup back to the camp, where the vehicle had been reported missing.

- Luis Miguel Solis, 25, of New London, pleaded guilty Wednesday to a felony charge of domestic assault.

As part of a plea agreement, another felony for domestic assault will be dismissed. He will be sentenced June 11.

The charges were filed after Kandiyohi County Sheriff's deputies were called around 2 a.m. March 6 to a New London residence regarding a domestic incident. They arrived to find a man and a woman with wounds that the victims said that Solis inflicted on them. They said that all three were drinking and that Solis "blew up" and began assaulting them.

Solis has prior convictions for fifth-degree assault in July 2004 and terroristic threats in July 2009.

- Joseph Balboa, 26, of Willmar, made his first appearance Wednesday on a felony charge of domestic assault and a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct.

Unconditional bail was set at $50,000. His next appearance is April 30.

According to the complaint, Willmar Police were called around 12:40 p.m. Monday to a residence in the southeast quadrant of the city on a domestic incident. A woman there reported that Balboa had thrown her to the ground and hit her head on the floor after they had argued. The woman had visible injuries on her face and neck.

Balboa was arrested and claimed that what he did not commit the assault, that he'd only held the woman on the ground. He has prior assault or harassment restraining order violation convictions in October 2005, September 2006, October 2006 and February 2007.

- Marlon James Sands, 26, of Willmar, made his first appearance Wednesday on two felony charges of check forgery and a misdemeanor charge of theft by swindle.

Unconditional bail was set at $25,000. His next appearance is April 23.

According to the complaint, a New London business reported to the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's office on Jan. 13 that Sands was at their business and that he had an active warrant for his arrest. He was searched before the deputy took him into custody and two checks, written to and signed by Sands, were found in his pockets.

The investigation revealed that checks had been written on closed accounts belonging to Sands.

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