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Records for March 26

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West Central Tribune
Records for March 26
Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

This is the records summary for March 26.


LAKE LILLIAN — A burglary was reported around 10:10 a.m. Monday along Lakeview Street South.


WILLMAR — Damage to door frames was reported around 8:45 a.m. Monday along the 400 block of Lakeland Drive Southeast. Someone had attempted to break into the maintenance rooms of multiple apartment buildings.

District Court

Kandiyohi County

* Juan Antonio Soto, 33, of Willmar, made his first appearance Friday on a felony charge of escape from custody for walking away from his community work service assignment.

Unconditional bail was set at $20,000. His next appearance is April 1.

According to the complaint, officials at the county recycling center reported to Willmar police around 1:40 p.m. March 18 that Soto had been working at the center and had left without permission around 1:15 p.m. Soto had been in custody on a felony charge,

* Amanda Annette Alonso, 18, of Willmar, made her first appearance Monday on a felony charge of third-degree drug possession for cocaine and methamphetamine found during a traffic stop Friday evening.

Unconditional bail was set at $30,000. Her next appearance is April 8.

Alonso also faces petty misdemeanor charges of marijuana and paraphernalia possession.

According to the complaint, Alonso was a passenger in a sport utility vehicle stopped by Kandiyohi County sheriff’s deputies around 10:50 p.m. Friday near the county fairgrounds because the vehicle did not stop at a stop sign.

The deputies smelled marijuana in the vehicle and questioned the driver and Alonso, who said she had marijuana in her purse. She handed over the handbag and the deputy found a bag of marijuana in the purse. A further search of the purse revealed 2 grams of meth and 2.4 grams of cocaine, along with more bags of marijuana for a total of 27.5 grams. Officers also searched the vehicle and found a partially smoked marijuana joint in the ashtray.

The driver, who is not currently charged in the case, appeared to be impaired and told deputies that he had smoked marijuana earlier in the day and that he did not believe there was marijuana or paraphernalia in the vehicle.

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