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Records, May 30
Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

Kidnapping report

SPICER -- The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Department is investigating a report that an individual had been kidnapped, was in the trunk of a vehicle and feared for his life.


A Spicer woman called the Sheriff's Department Thursday afternoon saying she received a text message on her computer that was generated from her cell phone. The message was apparently from a male relative, according to the initial complaint.

A sheriff's deputy said Friday the incident is being investigated, but no further information was available.


NEW LONDON -- A New London woman called the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Department Thursday morning to report that her son's grave had been damaged at the Oak Hill Cemetery.

Online harassment

WILLMAR -- A Willmar individual reported a case of harassment over the Internet through the social networking system, Facebook. The incident was reported at 3:38 p.m. Thursday.

Suspect photos

WILLMAR -- Police received a call at 7:11 p.m. Thursday from Cash Wise Foods regarding photos that had been developed at the photo department there that appeared to show someone smoking an illegal substance.


MILAN -- Blake Wold, 32, of Dawson, was injured when the Suzuki motorcycle he was driving collided with a deer.

The incident was reported at 3:53 a.m. Friday on state Highway 40, west of Milan, in Lac qui Parle County.

Wold suffered minor injuries, according to the State Patrol.

District Court

Kandiyohi County

- Dawn Jean Meyer, 33, of Kerkhoven, was sentenced Friday in connection with a burglary of a home last year in Lake Lillian.

Judge Donald Spilseth sentenced Meyer to spend 220 days in the Kandiyohi County Jail, with credit given for four days served.

An 18-month prison sentence was stayed for 10 years.

She was also ordered to pay fines and fees of $2,587 and pay restitution of $6,033 jointly with Destinee Abrego, Andrei Russell and Juanel Mikulak, who were also involved with the crime.

She must also write a letter of apology to the victims and have no contact with the victims or the other defendants.

Meyer was originally charged with eight felonies. As part of the plea agreement, she was sentenced on an amended count of burglary in the second degree and one charge of liability for crimes of another - receiving stolen property. The other six charges were dismissed.

- Terrance Jonathan Savoy, 19, of Willmar, was sentenced Thursday for damaging a half-dozen Willmar businesses by spraying graffiti on the buildings.

Savory had originally been charged with two felonies. As part of the plea agreement, he was sentenced on an amended charge of criminal damage to property in the third degree, which is a gross misdemeanor.

He was sentenced to 365 days in jail, but will serve 45 days. The remaining 320 days will be stayed for a period of two years, during which time he'll be on supervised probation. He was given credit for four days he's already served in jail.

Savoy will pay a total of $6,035 in restitution to the businesses, along with Scott Riley Olson and Phillip John Konsor, who were also involved with the Oct. 28 incident.

Police used surveillance video to help identify the individuals.

The businesses that were sprayed with graffiti were Ed Davis Business Machines, Gurly's Foods, Rick's Schwinn and Sports Center, Security Coin and Pawn, Relco and Heartland Community Action Agency.

The amount of damage to the businesses ranged from $77 to $2,408.

- Amber Lynn Pillatzki, 27, of Willmar, was sentenced Thursday to two years of supervised probation, ordered to pay restitution of $1,550 and pay fines and fees of $490 for her role in purchasing items with stolen credit cards last December.

She had originally been charged with two felony charges.

As part of the plea agreement, Pillatzki pleaded guilty to an amended charge of financial transaction card fraud - liability for crimes of another, which is a gross misdemeanor.

She will pay the restitution jointly with Mahmoud Ameen Abdul Shareef and Jorge Armando Benavides, who were also charged with the incident.

Pillatzki was also ordered to attend victim-offender mediation if the victim is willing.