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Records, Nov. 3, 2008

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Willmar, 56201
West Central Tribune
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Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

Attempted burglaries

WILLMAR -- An attempted burglary was reported around 3:45 a.m. Sunday along the 400 block of 15th Street Southeast.

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WILLMAR -- Multiple reports of attempted burglaries were reported Sunday morning along the 1400 block of Lake Avenue Northwest. Callers reported window screens were cut. One resident of the apartment complex reported the theft of cigarettes and more than $100 cash from their residence.

WILLMAR -- A attempted burglary was reported around 10:30 a.m. Sunday along the 200 block of Seventh Street Northwest. The caller reported a man had thrown a knife through a window, causing $75 in damage, around 4 a.m. that morning.

Theft

SPICER -- The theft of a laptop computer, valued at $800, was reported around 2 p.m. Friday along Miller Street.

WILLMAR -- The theft of a marine battery, battery charger and fishing tackle was reported around 1 p.m. Saturday along the 900 block of 24th Street Southeast.

NEW LONDON -- The theft of tools from a garage was reported around 3:30 p.m. Sunday along the 19400 block of Highway 9 Northeast.

Property damage

WILLMAR -- Vehicle tracks through a yard were reported around 2:45 p.m. Friday along the 1200 block of Becker Avenue Southeast.

WILLMAR -- Graffiti on a sidewalk was reported around 2:35 p.m. Friday along the 500 block of Russell Street Northwest.

WILLMAR -- Graffiti on a sidewalk was reported around 9:15 a.m. Saturday along the 500 block of 12th Street Northwest.

WILLMAR -- Graffiti on a fence was reported around 10:30 a.m. Saturday along the 1000 block of Olaf Avenue Northwest.

WILLMAR -- Graffiti on light poles was reported between 2 and 2:30 p.m. Saturday along the 600 block of Russell Street Northwest and at the intersection of 12th Street and Ella Avenue Northwest.

RAYMOND -- Damage to vehicles was reported around 8 a.m. Sunday at Neal Motors, 13298 105th Ave. S.W. A vehicle window was broken, vehicles had been egged and beer bottles were found.

WILLMAR -- Graffiti and a broken window were reported around 12:45 p.m. Sunday along the 300 block of Gorton Avenue Northwest.

Shoplifter

WILLMAR -- A 19-year-old Willmar woman was cited for shoplifting around 6:50 p.m. Friday at Cash Wise Foods, 1300 Fifth St. S.E.

Arrests

WILLMAR -- A Clara City woman, no age provided, was arrested for open bottle and speeding around 5:40 p.m. near the intersection of Highway 40 and Trott Avenue Southwest.

WILLMAR -- A Worthing male, no age provided, was arrested for driving after cancellation around 7:20 p.m. Friday along 19th Avenue and Ninth Street Southeast.

WILLMAR -- A 18-year-old Willmar male was arrested for driving while impaired around 10 p.m. Friday along 16th Avenue and Lakeland Drive Northeast. The charges include driving after revocation and failure to dim headlights.

WILLMAR -- A 23-year-old Alexandria man was arrested after a foot pursuit around 12:45 a.m. Saturday near Litchfield Avenue and Third Street Southwest. Charges are expected to be driving while impaired, open container, driving after suspension and fleeing a peace officer on foot.

WILLMAR -- A 27-year-old man was arrested around 3:20 a.m. Saturday along the 400 block of Rice Avenue Southwest on a California warrant for arrest.

WILLMAR -- A 19-year-old Willmar man was arrested for driving after suspension around 1:15 a.m. Sunday along the 1600 block of 15th Street Southeast.

WILLMAR -- A 20-year-old woman was arrested for possession of stolen property around 3:30 p.m. Sunday along the 1600 block of Ninth Street Southwest. A stolen vehicle, a 2007 Chevy, was also located after local authorities received information about the woman from Cottonwood County officials.

Fire calls

RAYMOND -- The Raymond Fire Department was called to a field fire around 12:50 p.m. Saturday near the intersection of County Road 3 and 120th Street. The department remained on the scene until around 2 p.m.

KERKHOVEN -- The Kerkhoven Fire Department was called to a cornfield fire around 3:25 p.m. Saturday along the 12700 block of 75th Avenue Northwest.

PRINSBURG -- The Prinsburg Fire Department was called to a grass fire around 3:30 p.m. Saturday along Railroad Avenue. The department was on scene for about 30 minutes.

SVEA -- The Blomkest Fire Department was called to a fire in a cornfield around 4:40 p.m. Saturday along U.S. Highway 71 north of Svea. The department was on scene for about 45 minutes.

SPICER -- The Spicer Fire Department was called to a fire in slough around 8 p.m. Saturday along the 7200 block of 93th Avenue Northeast.

District Court

Kandiyohi County

* Nicholas Austin Sorenson, 20, of Willmar was sentenced Thursday to 45 days in jail, five years of probation and a $1,000 fine on a felony charge of fifth-degree controlled substance.

He was given credit for 13 days of jail already served and ordered to complete a chemical dependency evaluation and make progress to obtain his GED.

Judge Donald M. Spilseth ordered that adjudication be withheld, meaning that if Sorenson meets the court's conditions, the conviction will not appear on his record.

As part of a plea agreement, a gross misdemeanor charge for failing to transfer the registration on a motor vehicle was dismissed.

The charges were filed after a Willmar police officer on patrol on June 18 observed a vehicle turning left onto Becker Avenue from Third Street. The car had no front license plate, a very loud muffler, illegal dark windows and was traveling at a high rate of speed. The officer recognized the driver as Sorenson, from previous contacts, and stopped the vehicle. The officer observed the strong order of marijuana when Sorenson, who had bloodshot and watery eyes, rolled down the window.

During a search of the vehicle, the officer found two bags of a leafy green substance, which tested positive as marijuana and weighed 86 grams.

The same officer had stopped Sorenson on June 11, at which time he advised him to get the vehicle title transferred to his name, as he claimed to own the vehicle. The second license plate for the car was found in the trunk.

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