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Records for June 8

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Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

This is the records summary for June 8.

Theft

WILLMAR — A Beats Pill speaker valued at $200 was reported stolen from a vehicle in the 1300 block of First Street South in Willmar. The theft was reported at 4:23 p.m. Thursday.

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NEW LONDON — A large brown tackle box and three fishing rods were reported stolen from a garage in the 100 block of Ridge Road in New London. The theft was reported at 10:51 a.m. Friday and was thought to have occurred after 10:30 p.m. Thursday.

District Court

Kandiyohi County

* Tyrese Thomas, 35, of Mankato and formerly of Willmar, pleaded guilty Thursday to a third-degree drug sale charge for selling crack cocaine to a CEE-VI Drug Task Force informant.

As part of a plea agreement, the charge was reduced from a second-degree drug sale for selling in a public housing zone. He will be sentenced Aug. 5.

The charge was filed after an informant told a CEE-VI agent on Jan. 25 that he could buy crack cocaine from Thomas for $200 at the Highrise building along the 300 block of Seventh Street Northwest. The location is a public housing zone.

After the sale was complete, the informant turned over 1.9 grams of crack cocaine to the agent and identified Thomas as the man who sold it.

* Dustin Ray Kimball, 33, of Willmar, made his first appearance Friday on a felony charge of domestic assault by strangulation.

Unconditional bail was set at $25,000. His next appearance is June 17.

Kimball also faces a misdemeanor charge of domestic assault.

According to the complaint, Willmar police were called around 11 p.m. Wednesday to a residence in the southwest quadrant on an assault. The officers found Kimball outside of the residence and a woman inside the home. The woman reported that Kimball had assaulted her, including grabbing her by the neck and lifting her off the floor, after they had argued.

Kimball was interviewed and claimed that they had only argued and that he had not laid a hand on the woman. He was arrested and taken to the county jail.

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