Records, Aug. 12, 2008
SPICER -- Theft from a Snap-On Tools truck was reported around 6:30 a.m. Monday from the 13500 block of Skyline Drive.
According to the incident report, the truck, which was sitting in front of the caller's yard, was broken into sometime Sunday evening. The caller indicated that $7,712 in equipment, including a Dell laptop and numerous Snap-On tools, was stolen from the truck.
The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office requests that any information about the theft to be directed to the Sheriff's Office at 320-214-6700 or to Willmar Area Crime Stoppers at 320-235-3640.
SPICER -- A bicycle was reported stolen around 9:15 a.m. Monday from the 200 block of Lake Avenue North. The bicycle, a silver Trek 10-speed mountain bike, was stolen from outside the caller's residence.
BLOMKEST -- Theft of a car stereo was reported around 11 a.m. Monday from the 18900 block of County Road 5 Southwest. The caller indicated a 1999 Chevy Malibu was broken into overnight and a Pioneer CD player was stolen.
RAYMOND -- Theft was reported around 10:30 a.m. Monday from the 100 block of Fifth Street South. The caller told authorities that a window of his red 1998 Chevy S-10 pickup was broken and his car stereo stolen.
Damage to property
RAYMOND -- Criminal damage to a local pastor's home was reported around 4:45 p.m. Sunday from the 300 block of Menage Avenue. According to the incident report, the caller, reporting from St. John's Lutheran in Raymond, indicated that its pastor's home was damaged when someone threw a rock through the house's glass storm door.
WILLMAR -- House damage was reported around 10:45 a.m. Monday from a residence on the 3100 block of Seventh Avenue Northwest. The caller indicated that his door was kicked in sometime between 7 a.m. Friday and 5 p.m. Sunday. The replacement of the door's lockset and jam will cost about $275.
WILLMAR -- Graffiti was reported around 1 p.m. Monday from Roosevelt Elementary School, 1800 19th Ave. S.W. The caller indicated there was graffiti on the school's playground equipment.
* An Ortonville man was arraigned Monday on four counts of first-degree driving while impaired and one count of open bottle.
Jerry Dean Austin, 49, was arrested late Friday night in Atwater after an Atwater police officer, who was on routine patrol, observed a vehicle moving erratically and crossing the center line and fog lines at least four times, with oncoming traffic.
Court records said Austin failed a field sobriety test. Two open cans of beer also were found in his vehicle.
A check of his driving license found he had four prior revocations for alcohol-related offenses, the most recent one resulting in a felony conviction for driving while impaired.
Spilseth set the terms of Austin's conditional release at $3,000 cash or bond. Austin also was placed on electronic home monitoring and ordered to report immediately to probation.
His next court appearance is a hearing set for Aug. 25.
* Corey Michael Heald, 24, of Atwater was arraigned Monday on two counts of first-degree driving while impaired and one count of driving after cancellation.
Judge Donald Spilseth agreed to release Heald on his own recognizance, but required him to submit to home electronic monitoring and report immediately to probation. Unconditional release was set at $12,000 cash or bond.
A passerby reported at 6:30 a.m. Saturday that an idling truck was parked, partially on the highway, on Kandiyohi County Road 8, south of Kandiyohi, and that the driver appeared to be asleep inside.
A Kandiyohi County sheriff's deputy, who was dispatched to the scene, reported having to knock several times on the window before the driver, later identified as Heald, responded.
According to court records, a check of Heald's driver's license revealed that it had been canceled. Heald also failed a field sobriety test.
He is scheduled to appear again in court for a hearing on Aug. 25.
* An Atwater man has been charged with third-degree assault after hitting an acquaintance and breaking his jaw early Friday morning.
Cody Lyle Lawrence Jackson, 18, appeared Monday before Judge Donald Spilseth, who allowed him to be released conditionally. Terms of the release were set at $5,000 cash or bond.
The victim, along with several witnesses, told law enforcement officials that Jackson became involved in a fight at an Atwater home. After the fight broke up, the victim allegedly was handing Jackson his sandals when Jackson punched him in the jaw, breaking it in two places.
Jackson claimed to an investigator that he was swinging to hit someone else.
His next court appearance is Aug. 25.
* A 19-year-old Willmar man was arraigned Monday for allegedly having sex with an underage girl in Willmar last month.
Augustine Sanchez is charged with criminal sexual conduct in the third and fourth degrees.
Judge Donald Spilseth set his unconditional release at $75,000 cash or bond. Terms of conditional release include $5,000 cash or bond, and having no contact with the alleged victims or with any young women under age 18 without supervision.
Willmar police learned of the incident when the two victims, one 15 years old and the other just shy of 16, were brought to a medical clinic by their parents/ guardians on the evening of July 15. The girls had run away the day before.
The girls told an investigator they had gone to a house on Olena Avenue to hang out. At some point during the evening, one of them allegedly went into one of the bedrooms and had sex with Sanchez. The other girl also allegedly had sex with a second suspect, whom she knew as "Shorty" and who was later identified as Sanchez's cousin, Emmanuel Briones.
The girls told Willmar police they stayed at the house until 6:30 a.m. the next day, when Shorty walked them home. They later identified both men in a photo lineup.
According to court records, Sanchez told police the sex was consensual and that he thought the girl was 18. Briones has not been located.
Matthew Daniel Klein, Blomkest; Ashley Dawn Roemeling, Blomkest
Tyler Curtis Santjer, Eagan; Nicole Marie Bjork, Eagan
Dustin James Sharstrom, Yuma, Ariz.; Brooke Elizabeth Woestman, Yuma, Ariz.
Darin Terry Schirmers, Willmar; Magen Elizabeth Fugleberg, Willmar
Jose Hermer Tejeda Martinez, Willmar; Rebecca Jo Ledeboer, Willmar
Michael Warren Saulsbury, Willmar; Jacklyn Marie Leuze, Willmar
Benjamin Jeffery Anderson, Spicer; Sarah Ann Nordby, Becker
Joshua Douglas Martin, Willmar; Serena Joy Norling, Willmar
Thomas Joseph Spors, Hutchinson; Berit Ingrid Skurdahl, Appleton
Shane Robert Hansen, Willmar; Heather Nicole Christensen, Willmar
Jin Ho Meyerson, Paris; Etsuko Nakajima, Paris
Brandton Allen Lager, Onalaska, Wis.; Amanda Kate Lund, Cannon Falls
Andrew Martin Streling, Spicer; Jenna Lynn Nygaard, Hawick
Paul Gerard Schreiner, Blomkest; Elisabeth Gail Bonnema, Willmar
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