Records for Feb. 9
This is the records summary for Feb. 9.
WILLMAR — Burned food triggered a Willmar Fire Department call shortly after noon on Friday to an apartment in the 500 block of Lakeland Drive East. No fire or damage was reported.
WILLMAR — Willmar police responded at 10:50 a.m. Friday when a resident in the neighborhood of Olena Avenue and Ninth Street Southeast reported hearing a loud bang like a gunshot.
The noise turned out to be from a fuse on a power pole that was accidentally blown out by a squirrel. A Willmar Municipal Utilities crew was called in to help restore power after a brief outage.
• Lauren Diane Kieschnick, 24, of Apple Valley, made her first appearance Friday on three felony charges of issuing a dishonored check for allegedly using other people’s credit cards for unauthorized transactions.
Unconditional bail was set at $20,000 in the new cases, plus another bad check case dating to 2008.
Kieschnick was ordered held in the Kandiyohi County Jail until a Feb. 14 revocation hearing in another case, a conviction on a gross misdemeanor charge of issuing dishonored checks in 2008. That case was filed after Willmar police were called Jan. 2, 2008, to the Vanity store in the Kandi Mall where the officer learned that Kieschnick had written two checks on insufficient funds, totaling $826.93, on Dec. 11, 2007, at the store.
According to the complaint in the 2008 case, between Jan. 2 and Jan. 10, 2008, Kieschnick wrote five checks to Cash Wise Foods totaling $1,244.03. Four checks were returned for non-sufficient funds and one check was returned on a closed account. Coborns officials — parent company of Cash Wise — mailed a notice of nonpayment or dishonored check for all five checks in June but received no payment.
According to the new complaints, Willmar police received reports in January and February 2009 that Kieschnick had used a debit card belonging to someone else to purchase items at Little Dukes and Holiday in Willmar, totaling $40.77, and had used a credit card number to purchase a phone card and canteen money for an inmate in the Kandiyohi County Jail.
The investigation revealed information from the phone and vending companies that connected Kieschnick to the transactions, including her name and email accounts. Police also reviewed phone conversations between Kieschnick and an inmate discussing the card and the transactions into their jail canteen account.
Mark Alvin Schwanke, Raymond, and Nicole Marie Niemeyer, Raymond.
Cody Jack Aston, Willmar, and Tenae Michelle Zondervan, Willmar.
Elwood Dean Peterson, Brooten, and Ellen Diane Radke, Brooten.
Ellen Diane Radke, Brooten; Robert Allan Radke, Two Harbors, Jan. 3 James Melvin Langmo, Willmar; Susan Dee Langmo, Willmar, Jan. 17 Brenda Camacho, Litchfield; Albino Camacho Altamirano, Willmar, Jan. 17 Sharon E. Mason, Atwater; Lee H. Mason, Atwater, Jan. 24 LeeAnna Geri Lorensen, Atwater; Jeremiah Lee Lorensen, Atwater, Jan. 31