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Records for Jan. 23
Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

Underage citations

WILLMAR -- Citations for underage consumption of alcohol were written fro 22 people around 12:45 a.m. Friday along the 900 block of Third Street Southeast.



WILLMAR -- The theft of a laptop and computer hard drives was reported around 8 p.m. Thursday along the 1600 block of 17th Street Northwest.

District Court

Kandiyohi County

- Erik Eduardo Santos-Espinal, 25, of Willmar, was sentenced Thursday to 54 days in jail, one year and one day in prison, which was stayed, five years of probation and a $50 fine on a felony charge of aggravated forgery.

Five additional counts of forgery, aggravated forgery and perjury were dismissed. He was given credit for 54 days served in jail and ordered to cooperate with agents from the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

The charges were filed after Santos-Espinal appeared Sept. 13 at the Law Enforcement Center with a woman to report harassment by a former girlfriend. During questioning, he was asked to spell his name, but could not. The woman answered questions for him. Officers contacted Santos-Espinal's former girlfriend, who said he was in the country illegally and used the name of Jesus Escamilla.

A review of department of motor vehicles records revealed that Escamilla's identification included a photo that matched Santos-Espinal's appearance. Jail records showed Santos-Espinal had been booked into the county jail in September 2006 under the Escamilla alias.

A review of his employment file at Jennie-O Turkey Store included numerous documents falsely signed in the Escamilla name. An accompanying photo matched Santos-Espinal's appearance.

- Angel Gabriel Torres-Maldonado, 18, of Montevideo, made his first appearance Friday on three felony charges of forgery and aggravated forgery.

Unconditional bail was set at $40,000. His next appearance is Feb. 1.

According to the complaint, a Willmar Police officer on Wednesday was looking for a David Hernandez, 21, who is wanted on a felony arrest warrant for assault. The officer received information that he was working at the Jennie-O Turkey Store plant #4 on Willmar Avenue. He contacted human resources who provided information that Hernandez was indeed working at the plant.

Two officers went to the plant, where they met a man who said he was Hernandez, but the man claimed he didn't speak English. However, one of the responding officers was aware that the man was born and raised in Willmar. The officer verified the man's Social Security number and date of birth and, because the case was suspected of being an aggravated forgery, requested and received employment forms from plant officials. The state ID card accompanying the man's I-9 form had a photo of Torres-Maldonado, but contained Hernandez's information.

The man was arrested and taken to the Law Enforcement Center, where he allegedly told police his real name. He also said he was born in Honduras and had been living in Willmar for a year. He'd said he's received a phone number to call for forged documents and received a birth certificate and Social Security number for $1,000.

Marriage licenses

Kandiyohi County

Patrick Joseph Weil, Paynesville; Jessica Lynn Weber, Paynesville

Dustin James Schroeder, Willmar; Laura Ann Streed, Willmar

Richard John Heidecker, Willmar; Theresa Marie Skinner, Willmar

Frank Saenz, Willmar; Adriana Jimenez Ibarra, Willmar