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Records for June 5

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This is the records summary for June 5.

Redwood Falls man hurt in crash on U.S. Highway 71

OLIVIA — A 21-year-old Redwood Falls man suffered serious injuries and was taken to a metro-area hospital after a two-vehicle head-on collision around 9:10 a.m. Tuesday along U.S. Highway 71.

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According to the State Patrol, Dillion D. Gregg was driving a 2000 Ford Mustang northbound and collided with a southbound 2007 Volvo semi tractor driven by Mitchell A. Lovitt, 46, of Apple Valley. Lovitt suffered a non-life-threatening injury and was taken to the Redwood Falls hospital.

Also responding were the Redwood County and Renville County sheriff’s offices and North Memorial Ambulance.

Property damage

WILLMAR — Damage to a vehicle was reported around 9:15 p.m. Monday while the vehicle was parked in the Little Dukes parking lot, 1300 Fifth St. S.E.

Burglary

WILLMAR — A burglary was reported around 11 p.m. Monday along the 100 block of Minnesota Avenue Southwest.

WILLMAR — A burglary was reported around 4 a.m. Tuesday along the 1600 block of Seventh Street Southwest.

WILLMAR — A garage burglary was reported around 8 a.m. Tuesday along the 1500 block of Fifth Street Southwest.

Theft

SPICER — The theft of part of a dock was reported around 4:30 p.m. Monday along the 13000 block of Skyline Drive.

WILLMAR — The theft of jewelry was reported around 10:25 a.m. Tuesday along the 900 block of Willmar Avenue Southeast.

District Court

Kandiyohi County

* Brandon Charles Sorgatz, 29, of Willmar, pleaded guilty Monday to a felony charge of domestic assault by strangulation.

As part of a plea agreement, a misdemeanor charge of domestic assault will be dismissed. He will be sentenced July 12.

The charges were filed after Jan. 28, when Willmar police and Kandiyohi County sheriff’s officers were called around 9 p.m. to Gay Street on a domestic assault. A woman reported that Sorgatz had assaulted her after they had been out drinking at a local establishment.

The woman, and other witnesses, reported that Sorgatz had choked the woman, threatened her and then took her to the ground and repeatedly punched her in the face. A neighbor intervened to free the woman from Sorgatz. The woman had injuries to her face and neck. Sorgatz also had injuries from the neighbor hitting him.

* Jaime Roberto Mejia Bonilla, 34, of Willmar, pleaded guilty Monday to a felony charge of forgery for using another man’s name to gain employment.

As part of a plea agreement, two additional felonies for aggravated forgery will be dismissed. He will be sentenced Monday.

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.

* Daniel Anthony Torres, 37, of Willmar, pleaded guilty Monday to a felony charge of first-degree damage to property.

As part of a plea agreement, another felony for third-degree burglary and a gross misdemeanor count for violating an order for protection will be dismissed. He will be sentenced July 12.

The charges were filed after March 24, when Willmar police officers were called to a residence on the southwest side of the city on a case of property damage and violation of an order for protection. A person there reported that they discovered that Torres had taken their cell phone and had used it to text another person, with whom Torres was prohibited to have contact by a court-issued order for protection.

The resident of the home, the woman with the order for protection against Torres, discovered that someone had damaged her television and DVD player and cut her clothing.

Torres was interviewed and admitted to texting the woman, to entering the home and causing the damage to the property. The total value of the property damage was $1,312.

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