Records, July 17
Police, others nab four bike thieves
WILLMAR -- Four would-be bicycle thieves were chased and caught by Willmar police and family members of the bike owner Wednesday night.
Police were called at 8:52 p.m. by the bike owner to a residence in the 1000 block of Second Street Southeast. Police at first thought the call was to a burglary but it turned out to be a theft.
Four males, 13, 16 and two age 17, took the bike but were chased for a couple of blocks by police and family members of the bike owner to the area of the Middle School where the thieves were caught.
All were released to the custody of their parents. All will be charged with theft and liability for crimes of another, and one will be charged with giving a peace officer a false name.
Robbery in Olivia
OLIVIA -- An undetermined amount of cash was taken Wednesday night from the Super America Station in Olivia, according to Olivia police.
Officers were called at 7:33 p.m. and told by the store employee that money had been taken by a white male, 20 to 30 years of age with short brown hair, approximately 5-feet-8 with a thin build, wearing a black wind jacket and black pants.
The suspect went behind the counter and grabbed cash that the clerk was going to place in the drop box. A struggle with the clerk ensued while the suspect tried to escape. No threats were made to the clerk and no weapon was observed. The suspect was last seen leaving south on foot from the store.
WILLMAR -- Isaiah Ardoff, 17, of Spicer received minor injuries in a one-vehicle rollover Wednesday afternoon on 92nd Street Northeast, 300 feet north of North Shore Drive, in New London Township.
The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office report said Ardoff made a U-turn on 92nd Street, accelerated rapidly and lost control. The 1996 Jeep overturned in the ditch. He was taken to Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar by his mother to checked, the report said.
WILLMAR -- Willmar police said a window was broken in a trailer house at Regency Estates West and a window on a 1996 Chrysler parked at Sonshine.
Also, police on Tuesday investigated a report of criminal damage and burglary of a residence in the 400 block of Benson Avenue Southeast. A plasma television was stolen.
WILLMAR -- Reports of gang-related graffiti were investigated by Willmar police Wednesday and Thursday at various locations: a shed in the 1100 block of Second Street Southeast and a garage in the 900 block of Second Street Southeast; on a trailer connected to a truck and on a 1993 Pontiac van, both parked in the 800 block of Fifth Street Southwest; a utility box on South First Street and August Avenue; and on the fence owned by KFC and on an unattached shed at Subway.
Update July 20
Couple had already paid restitution
Asad Bayle Idd, 33, and Fowsiya Bayle Idd, 28, of Willmar, were sentenced July 15 in Kandiyohi County District Court on charges of wrongfully obtaining assistance. The Records item should have included that the couple had already repaid $25,970 in restitution at the time of their sentencing hearings.
Asad Bayle Idd was also placed on supervised probation for one year and ordered to pay $575 in fine and fees and to serve two days in the county jail, with credit two days already served.
Fowsiya Idd was ordered to serve 365 days in the county jail; 363 days were stayed and she was given credit for serving two days. She was placed on probation for one year and ordered to pay $575 in fines and fees.
The couple was charged after a Kandiyohi County Family Services investigation revealed that they had collected $25,970 in public assistance from March 2005 through May 2008 by claiming that Asad was Fowsiya's brother, when in fact he was her husband and the father of two chil-dren for which she was receiving public assistance.
- A husband and wife from Willmar were sentenced Wednesday on charges of wrongfully obtaining assistance-theft. Asad Bayle Idd, 33, and his wife, Fowsiya Bayle Idd, 28, both pleaded guilty on May 18: he to a gross misdemeanor level offense and she to a felony level offense. Perjury charges were dismissed against both defendants.
Court records said they applied for and received public assistance benefits from Kandiyohi County Family Services from February 2005 through May 2008. At all times it was represented that Asad Bayle Idd was the brother of Fowsiya Bayle Idd when in fact he was her husband and father of two children, for which Fowsiya had applied for and receive public assistance.
Court records said they were obligated to report household composition accurately so that any income earned by household members could be properly accounted for in determining continuing eligibility. An anonymous tip in February 2008 led to an investigation. Since the information on their marital status and children was not properly reported, the defendants were overpaid $25,970 in public assistance from March 2005 through May 2008.
Judge Donald Spilseth stayed imposition of sentence for Asad Bayle Idd and placed him on supervised probation for one year. The judge said successful completion of the sentence would result in a misdemeanor conviction. Idd was ordered to pay fine and fees totaling $575 and to serve two days in the county jail, with credit for having served two days.
The judge also stayed imposition of sentence for Fowsiya Idd and said successful completion will result in a misdemeanor conviction. She was ordered to serve 365 days in the county jail; 363 days were stayed for one year and she was given credit for serving two days. She was placed on supervised probation for one year and may perform community service work in lieu of paying $575 in fine and fees.