Records for June 22
This is the records summary for June 22.
Suspects identifiedi n Kerkhoven car thefts, property damage
KERKHOVEN — The Swift County Sheriff’s Office has identified three juvenile suspects, from Kerkhoven and Murdock, in connection to the June 11 and 12 thefts of vehicles and vandalism in Kerkhoven.
According to Sheriff John Holtz, more information will become available once charges are filed in the case.
The investigation began after two vehicles were reported stolen early the morning on June 11. The vehicles were located elsewhere in Kerkhoven. The third vehicle was reported stolen on the morning of June 12 and was recovered later in the morning in Willmar. In addition, there was spray paint vandalism on the front doors to the Kerkhoven swimming pool and at the city’s water tower.
WILLMAR — Willmar police received two reports of shoplifting Friday morning. The thefts occurred at the same location in the 400 block of First Street South.
WILLMAR — Willmar police received a report Thursday afternoon of the theft of a wallet, IDs, credit cards, $200 in cash and iPod charger from a location in the 600 block of Richland Avenue Southwest.
Van driver tries to pick up youth
WILLMAR — A woman reported Thursday evening to Willmar police that the driver of a minivan with rust on the bottom tried to pick up her son while he was walking west on Monongalia Avenue between Eighth and Ninth Streets Southwest.
According to the son, the driver was traveling east on Monongalia, slowed down, asked the youth if he needed a ride home and asked the boy to get into the van. The driver said he would take the boy wherever he wanted to go.
The boy told the driver that he just lived down the block and the van drove away and turned south on Eighth Street. The boy described the vehicle as an older red or maroon minivan with rust on the bottom and the driver as a heavyset male with brown shaggy hair and a light beard.
Mitchell Adam Pulkrabek, Willmar; Megan Audrey Peterson, Willmar.
Brandon Michael Bengtson, Willmar; Lydia Louise Johnson, Willmar.
Efrain Castellon Lopez, Willmar; Olivia Campos, Willmar.
Derek Justin Hoffman, Kerkhoven; Kathleen Marie Skerven, Kerkhoven.
Paul Robert Peterson, New London; Angela Kay Winter, New London.
Joseph Robert Poluka, Spicer; Tara Rae Hagen, Spicer.
* Christopher Ray Maeyaert, 20, of Lucan, pleaded guilty Wednesday to a felony charge of check forgery for forging another man’s checks at a Willmar business.
As part of a plea agreement, Maeyaert will serve his Kandiyohi County sentence concurrently with sentences in other counties where he faces prosecution for writing bad checks. He also faces charges in Renville, Jackson and Watonwan counties.
The charge was filed after Aug. 15, when Willmar police received information from Coborn’s Inc. that four checks had been forged on a man’s account at the Willmar Cash Wise Foods store. Information from the bank holding the account revealed that the checks had been stolen and were forged. The owner of the account told investigators he had previously dated a relative to Maeyaert.
Coborn’s officials also had information that checks had been written on the same account at their stores in New Ulm and Hutchinson. A Redwood County sheriff’s deputy identified Maeyaert as the man in video surveillance footage from the stores, when comparing the images to jail booking mugs of Maeyaert.
Four checks were written to the local Cash Wise Foods, on July 4 and 5, 2012, for a total of $347.29.
* Christopher Michael Mead, 24, of Willmar, made his first appearance Friday on felony charges of assault and domestic assault for a allegedly assaulting a woman on Sunday.
Unconditional bail was set at $25,000. His next appearance is July 1.
According to the complaint, a woman reported the assault around 1:30 p.m. Sunday at an apartment building in the southeast quadrant of the city. The woman said Mead had fled on foot. She had an abrasion on her lip and rug burns on her knee.
The woman said that she heard a knock on her door and peeked through the peephole to see two men, one of whom she knew. When she opened the door, Mead, whom she didn’t see through the peephole, came running at her, shoving his foot in the door and causing the door to hit her in the face. The woman said Mead grabbed her by the arms, demanded that she give him a sweatshirt back and then dragged her into the hallway and threw her to the floor when she said she didn’t have the sweatshirt.
Mead has prior juvenile adjudications for terroristic threats and felony assault, plus adult convictions for domestic assault and felony violation of an order for protection.