Records for June 11
This is the records summary for June 11.
WILLMAR — The theft of a purse and other items from a vehicle was reported around 9 a.m. Monday along the 400 block of Becker Avenue Southwest.
WILLMAR — The theft of a 2012 Ford F150 pickup was reported around 2:50 a.m. Monday along the 2200 block of Gorton Avenue Northwest.
WILLMAR — The theft of a photo and a diamond ring was reported around 9 p.m. Sunday along the 200 block of Augusta Avenue Southeast.
* Jaime Roberto Mejia Bonilla, 34, of Willmar, was sentenced Monday to 175 days in jail, a $300 fine and five years of probation on a felony charge of forgery for using another man’s name to gain employment.
He was given credit for 175 days already served and ordered to cooperate with agents from the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
As part of a plea agreement, two additional felonies for aggravated forgery were dismissed.
The charges were filed after Willmar police were called Nov. 22 to a domestic assault at an apartment complex in the city. The female victim said that Mejia Bonilla, the suspect in the assault, used another name for work purposes at a job he had held for three weeks at Willmar Poultry Company. She said he is from El Salvador and had two state identification cards, one bearing his real name and another in the name of Gilberto H. Carrio Bauzo.
The investigation revealed that two identification cards had been issued, and then canceled by the state Department of Vehicle Services, because the same person had used two names and two dates of birth. Human resources officials at Willmar Poultry provided the police with signed employment documents and copies of identification and Social Security cards in the Bauzo name.
Mejia Bonilla was interviewed in December and admitted to using the false name because his work visa had expired and said that he was in the process of correcting that situation, but that he needed to work to support his family.
* Paulo Natividad Portillo, 22, of Walnut Grove, made his first appearance Monday on a second-degree drug sale charge for allegedly selling a total of 8.9 grams of cocaine to an informant for the CEE-VI Drug Task Force between December and March.
Unconditional bail was set at $30,000. His next appearance is Aug. 14.
According to the complaint, the informant purchased 1.2 grams on Dec. 21, 1.4 grams of Feb. 21, 1.9 grams on Feb. 22, 2.2 grams on March 5 and 2.2 grams on March 8. All of the transactions happened at a trailer in Regency Estates West, along the 400 block of 30th Street Northwest. Each of the purchases tested positive as cocaine.