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This is the records summary for Sept 10.

District Court

Kandiyohi County

n Matthew Allen Bloomquist, 24, of New London, was sentenced Monday to 21 months in prison, which was stayed, five years of probation, 150 days in jail and a $5,000 fine on a felony third-degree burglary charge for stealing items in June from a Belgrade address.

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Bloomquist was given credit for 75 days already served in jail and $4,000 of the fine was stayed. He was also ordered to follow the recommendations of a chemical use assessment and pay restitution, which was reserved for 30 days.

As part of a plea agreement, a misdemeanor theft charge was dismissed.

Bloomquist and John Joseph Goltz, 46, of Paynesville, were both charged in the case. Goltz’s next appearance is Sept. 18.

The charges were filed after Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s deputies were called June 27 to a burglary in progress along Highway 71 in Belgrade. A man had caught two people, identified as Bloomquist and Goltz, taking items from a shed and placing them into a van, which is registered to Goltz.

Bloomquist admitted to taking the items, including a stainless steel sink, five electric motors, pails of copper items, a stainless steel milk bucket, a tall metal bucket containing plumbing items and a .22-caliber rifle with a scope.

After he was arrested, Bloomquist claimed he had permission to take the copper items but that he did not have permission to take the brass items or electric motors. He also allegedly admitted to calling the owner of the property, finding out that he was away from the location, before going to the place to take the items.

n Rodney Allan Schliemann, 40, of Kerkhoven, pleaded guilty Monday to an third-degree charge of assault.

The conviction was reduced from a felony to a gross misdemeanor and he was sentenced to 365 days in jail, with credit for 113 days served, and a $3,000 fine, with $2,250 stayed. He was also ordered to follow the recommendations of a domestic abuse evaluation.

As part of a plea agreement, a misdemeanor charge of domestic assault was dismissed.

The charges were filed after a woman reported on March 6 that she’d been assaulted five days earlier by Schliemann at a rural Atwater residence. The woman had visible injuries to her face and said that Schliemann had thrown her to the ground and hit and kicked her. Friends brought the woman to Rice Memorial Hospital, where she was treated for a concussion, nasal bone fracture and facial contusions.

n A man with only one name, Say, 37, of Willmar, pleaded guilty Monday to two felony charges of terroristic threats for threatening two men in July.

As part of a plea agreement, two counts of second-degree assault will be dismissed. He will be sentenced Oct. 10.

The charges were filed after Willmar Police officers were called around 3:30 a.m. July 20 to Regency East, where they found a man pointing a gun at another man, later identified as Say.

The officer took the gun and ejected four buckshot and slug shells from the gun, including the shell in the chamber.

Say told officers he had been assaulted by several people and was upset, wanting to kill them. He appeared intoxicated. He said he returned to the location with a shotgun and pointed it at two men before one of the men took the gun away from him and called law enforcement.

Say said he was upset and took matters into his own hands, but wasn’t going to shoot anyone and never pulled the trigger. He had 23 rounds, including more slugs and buckshot, in his pockets. A preliminary breath test showed a blood-alcohol content of 0.198.

The two men who Say had pointed the gun at reported that Say and other individuals had an altercation around 1:30 a.m. in front of their residence. One of the men had yelled at the group to leave and then went to bed, awakening to a man on his front step with a gun.

That man said Say was pointing the gun at his son and threatening him. The man stepped in between Say and his son and then grabbed the gun and took it away from Say. The son reported the same information to police.

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