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West Central Tribune
Records for Feb. 13
Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201


WILLMAR -- A 43-year-old Blomkest woman was arrested on charges of fifth-degree controlled substance, possession of stolen property and theft around 11:10 a.m. Wednesday after a stolen trailer was discovered along the 1500 block of 30th Street Southwest.


WILLMAR -- A 47-year-old Willmar man was arrested for disorderly conduct and obstruction of the legal process around 10:40 p.m. Wednesday along the 500 block of Lakeland Drive. The arrest came after officers responded to a complaint about harassing messages and man banging on neighboring apartment doors.

Property damage

HAWICK -- Damage to a mailbox was reported around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday along the 24500 block of 130th Street Northeast.


WILLMAR -- The theft of a $200 digital camera was reported around 10:15 a.m. Thursday at Thrifty White Drug, 1604 S. First Street.

SPICER -- The theft of checks was reported around 1 p.m. Thursday along the 14400 block of Highway 23.

Fire call

KANDIYOHI -- The Kandiyohi, Spicer and Willmar fire departments responded to a barn fire around 4 a.m. Thursday along the 5800 block of County Road 9 Northeast.

The Spicer and Willmar departments were on the scene until about 7 a.m. and the Kandiyohi department cleared around 8 a.m.

District Court

Kandiyohi County

- Jose Luis Sanchez Vazquez, 42, of Willmar, made his first appearance Thursday on felony charges of aggravated forgery and check forgery.

Unconditional bail was set at $40,000 with conditional bail at $5,000. His next appearance is Feb. 23. He is also known as Carlos Javier Abril Grajales and also faces a gross misdemeanor charge for giving a false name to peace officers.

According to the complaint, a Willmar Police officer was called to the local branch of Wells Fargo around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday on a report of a person using a false identification card.

A bank employee informed the officer that a person had presented himself as Grajales and tried to cash a $1,000 check with a state identification card in the Grajales name. However, a teller had determined that the ID card was fake and confronted the man, who was identified as Sanchez Vazquez. He was arrested and taken to the Law Enforcement Center. In an interview, he allegedly admitted he received the ID card in the mail from someone and that his real name is Sanchez Vazquez.