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This is the records summary for June 27.

Coffee van recovered,

call WPD with information

RAYMOND -- The 2011 Chevy Express van, bearing "New England Coffee" logos, reported stolen Monday morning from Bernick's Pepsi, 2400 19th Ave. S.W. was located and recovered around 8 p.m. Monday along the 9100 block of 142nd Street Southwest.

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Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Willmar Police Department at 320-235-2244 or Crimestoppers at 320-235-3640.

Theft

RAYMOND -- The theft of two rabbits from an outdoor cage was reported around 2:15 p.m. Monday along Spicer Avenue.

District Court

Kandiyohi County

n Ismael Gomez, 30, of Willmar, pleaded guilty Monday to a felony charge of third-degree drug possession for possessing methamphetamine when he was arrested in March on a warrant.

He will be sentenced July 24.

The charge was filed after a Willmar police officer verified March 21 that there was a felony warrant for Gomez's arrest and then went to an apartment complex where Gomez has been seen by officers.

Gomez was located and asked for his identification. He was extremely nervous and began to search his pockets for his wallet. After he handed the officer a knife, Gomez was handcuffed. A search of his pockets, which were filled with many items, turned up several small plastic bags, one with meth residue.

After he was arrested and taken to jail, corrections officers located a bag of meth, weighing 4 grams, in the items in Gomez's pockets.

He has two prior convictions for fifth- and third-degree drug possession, both in 2009.

n Lynae Marie Whitmore, 36, of Atwater, pleaded guilty Tuesday to a fifth-degree drug possession charge for methamphetamine found in her home by CEE-VI Drug Task Force agents in August.

As part of a plea agreement, a gross misdemeanor for possession of a weapon by a user of controlled substance and a petty misdemeanor for paraphernalia possession will be dismissed.

In addition, two felony charges, for third-degree drug sale to a person under 18 years old and permitting a child to be exposed to methamphetamine, and a gross misdemeanor for child endangerment, will be dismissed. She will be sentenced July 30.

Whitmore and Rodney Allan Schliemann, 39, were both charged after CEE-VI agents located Schliemann at their rural Atwater home on Aug. 5 and arrested him on a Department of Corrections warrant. The agents returned with a search warrant and found nine firearms, a large amount of ammunition, numerous items of drug paraphernalia, some with meth residue, and marijuana seeds in the home.

Schliemann faces felony charges of fifth-degree drug possession and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon. His next appearance is July 9.

The second set of charges, relating to children, were filed after the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office began investigating after receiving family services reports regarding maltreatment of children. The children told investigators that they are not living at Whitmore's residence any more.

A 6-year-old told investigators that Whitmore, Schliemann and a 14-year-old had smoked "weed" in front of her with a pipe and that she had observed the 14-year-old sniffing "white stuff that kills you" at Whitmore's home. The child said she had found the same kind of white stuff in a bag in the home and had thrown it away. She said she didn't tell anyone about throwing it away because she didn't want to get into trouble.

The 14-year-old told investigators that she and Whitmore had smoked marijuana together, both before and after school, on a daily basis beginning in December 2010 or January 2011. She also said that Whitmore crushed meth on a mirror and formed lines for the teen to snort.

A 15-year-old said she also smoked marijuana with Whitmore and the 14-year-old. She had observed Whitmore and the 14-year-old snorting cocaine, but said she refused the drug when it was offered to her. She said she saw meth in a safe under a bed and that the 6-year-old was present in the same room while cocaine and marijuana were being used.

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The West Central Tribune publishes Records and Convictions as part of its obligation to inform readers about the business of public institutions and to serve as a keeper of the local historical record.

All items are taken from public documents at county courthouses and from law enforcement agencies.

It is the Tribune's policy that this column contain a complete record. Requests for items to be withheld will not be granted.

This is the records summary for June 27.

Coffee van recovered,

call WPD with information

RAYMOND -- The 2011 Chevy Express van, bearing "New England Coffee" logos, reported stolen Monday morning from Bernick's Pepsi, 2400 19th Ave. S.W. was located and recovered around 8 p.m. Monday along the 9100 block of 142nd Street Southwest.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Willmar Police Department at 320-235-2244 or Crimestoppers at 320-235-3640.

Theft

RAYMOND -- The theft of two rabbits from an outdoor cage was reported around 2:15 p.m. Monday along Spicer Avenue.

District Court

Kandiyohi County

- Ismael Gomez, 30, of Willmar, pleaded guilty Monday to a felony charge of third-degree drug possession for possessing methamphetamine when he was arrested in March on a warrant.

He will be sentenced July 24.

The charge was filed after a Willmar police officer verified March 21 that there was a felony warrant for Gomez's arrest and then went to an apartment complex where Gomez has been seen by officers.

Gomez was located and asked for his identification. He was extremely nervous and began to search his pockets for his wallet. After he handed the officer a knife, Gomez was handcuffed. A search of his pockets, which were filled with many items, turned up several small plastic bags, one with meth residue.

After he was arrested and taken to jail, corrections officers located a bag of meth, weighing 4 grams, in the items in Gomez's pockets.

He has two prior convictions for fifth- and third-degree drug possession, both in 2009.

- Lynae Marie Whitmore, 36, of Atwater, pleaded guilty Tuesday to a fifth-degree drug possession charge for methamphetamine found in her home by CEE-VI Drug Task Force agents in August.

As part of a plea agreement, a gross misdemeanor for possession of a weapon by a user of controlled substance and a petty misdemeanor for paraphernalia possession will be dismissed.

In addition, two felony charges, for third-degree drug sale to a person under 18 years old and permitting a child to be exposed to methamphetamine, and a gross misdemeanor for child endangerment, will be dismissed. She will be sentenced July 30.

Whitmore and Rodney Allan Schliemann, 39, were both charged after CEE-VI agents located Schliemann at their rural Atwater home on Aug. 5 and arrested him on a Department of Corrections warrant. The agents returned with a search warrant and found nine firearms, a large amount of ammunition, numerous items of drug paraphernalia, some with meth residue, and marijuana seeds in the home.

Schliemann faces felony charges of fifth-degree drug possession and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon. His next appearance is July 9.

The second set of charges, relating to children, were filed after the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office began investigating after receiving family services reports regarding maltreatment of children. The children told investigators that they are not living at Whitmore's residence any more.

A 6-year-old told investigators that Whitmore, Schliemann and a 14-year-old had smoked "weed" in front of her with a pipe and that she had observed the 14-year-old sniffing "white stuff that kills you" at Whitmore's home. The child said she had found the same kind of white stuff in a bag in the home and had thrown it away. She said she didn't tell anyone about throwing it away because she didn't want to get into trouble.

The 14-year-old told investigators that she and Whitmore had smoked marijuana together, both before and after school, on a daily basis beginning in December 2010 or January 2011. She also said that Whitmore crushed meth on a mirror and formed lines for the teen to snort.

A 15-year-old said she also smoked marijuana with Whitmore and the 14-year-old. She had observed Whitmore and the 14-year-old snorting cocaine, but said she refused the drug when it was offered to her. She said she saw meth in a safe under a bed and that the 6-year-old was present in the same room while cocaine and marijuana were being used.

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The West Central Tribune publishes Records and Convictions as part of its obligation to inform readers about the business of public institutions and to serve as a keeper of the local historical record.

All items are taken from public documents at county courthouses and from law enforcement agencies.

It is the Tribune's policy that this column contain a complete record. Requests for items to be withheld will not be granted.

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