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West Central Tribune
Records for Jan. 19
Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

This is the records summary for Jan. 19.

Hutchinson man charged for stealing camper, fish house

LITCHFIELD — A 24-year-old Hutchinson man faces a felony theft charge in Renville County and could face charges in Stearns County for stealing a fish house and a camper.


According to Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin, Cody Alan Vorbeck allegedly admitted to stealing a fish house from Bird Island and to taking a travel trailer from a Paynesville RV lot.

Vorbeck made his first court appearance Monday and pleaded not guilty to the single theft charge. His next appearance is March 8 in Renville County District Court.

Both the fish house and the travel trailer were located recently in Meeker County. The fish house was located on Jan. 8 on Star Lake southwest of Litchfield after law enforcement received an anonymous tip. The house was valued at more than $10,000 and was identified by the owner. According to Norlin, the license number affixed to the house led investigators to Vorbeck.

On Monday, a citizen reported to investigators that a camper, a 2010 18-foot Four-Winds trailer valued at more than $10,000, was parked at a rural Litchfield address for a considerable length of time. The investigation showed the trailer had been taken from Ted’s RV in Paynesville and that theft was reported to Stearns County officials on Oct. 2.

The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office is involved in the investigation and the case is being sent to the Stearns County Attorney’s Office for a formal charging decision.


WILLMAR — A report of theft by check forgery was reported Friday to Willmar police in the 2200 block of 23rd Street Northeast.

WILLMAR — A boy’s BMX bike was reported stolen from Willmar Middle School on Friday. The bike was black, purple and red.  

District Court

Kandiyohi County

* Jose Daniel Bobadilla, 28, of Willmar, pleaded guilty and was sentenced Friday on a gross misdemeanor charge of fraudulent use of a credit card.

As part of a plea agreement, the charge was reduced from felony level. He was sentenced to 365 days in jail, with 337 days stayed and 28 days already served, a $50 fine and two years of probation. He was also ordered to cooperate with agents from the federal Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

According to the complaint, Bobadilla used a credit card that did not belong to him to make 11 transactions in January 2012 with total charges of $278.89. The police report indicates others may have also used the card that had been reported missing by the owner.

Marriage licenses

Kandiyohi County

Zachary John Cunningham, Kandiyohi; Katherine Moya Simenson, Kandiyohi

Fredy Alberto Cruz Ordonez, DeGraff; Ana Cristina Rodriguez, Willmar

Chad Michael Jeseritz, Spicer; Ronelle Marie Schwalboski, Spicer

Jesse Lee Meyer, Atwater; Tanya Jo Dengerud, Atwater

David Wayne Gubrud, Willmar; Betty Ann Newberg Wright, Willmar