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Roschild receives stayed prison, fines in property damage, fraud and drug sentences

WILLMAR — Joshua Wayne Roschild, 23, of Willmar, was sentenced to 18 months in prison, which was stayed, 15 years of probation and a total of $2,050 on three felony charges.

Roschild was convicted of criminal damage to property for damaging a canvas door in June at the Willmar Walmart store, fourth-degree drug sale for selling meth in July 2013 to a CEE-VI Drug Task Force informant and financial transaction card fraud for using a credit card stolen in January 2013 from a Dooley’s Petroleum truck.

As part of his sentence handed down by District Judge David Mennis in Kandiyohi County District Court, Roschild was ordered to pay $6,724.11 in restitution in the fraud case and serve 90 days in jail now and another 90 days next June, plus 40 hours of community work service.

Roschild was also ordered to follow the recommendations of a chemical dependency evaluation, submit to testing and be evaluated for cognitive skills training, and not use or possess drugs or alcohol.

Roschild entered the guilty pleas, plus a plea to a lesser charge of receiving stolen property for possessing a computer stolen last summer from a Willmar church, last month in a plea agreement. In that case, he was sentenced to 90 days in jail and two years of probation plus a $250 fine and $1,523 in restitution.

According to the drug sale complaint, the informant purchased 1.9 grams of meth from Roschild on July 10, 2013, in Willmar. When agents went to Roschild’s residence in October to arrest him, he admitted to participating in the sale.

The property damage case was filed after staff at the Willmar Walmart called Willmar police on June 24, 2013, to report that a person had been hiding in the garden section of the store and, when noticed, got out of the store without being stopped by the store personnel. There was also a large hole cut in a canvas door in that area of the store and a cart, containing more than $600 in items, near the door. The damage to the door was estimated at $2,500.

Police reviewed surveillance video and identified Roschild as the person attempting the theft. When he was interviewed, Roschild admitted to cutting a hole in the door and admitted that he was attempting to steal the items in the cart.

The fraud charges were filed after officials from Dooley’s Petroleum reported in April 2013 that there had been unauthorized use of a company credit card, which had been missing since January 2013 from a company truck.

The card had been used for a total of $6,724.11 in purchases from area gas stations and a gas station in Hastings. Investigators reviewed video surveillance footage from one local station and identified Roschild as the person making the purchases.

Gretchen Schlosser

Gretchen Schlosser is the public safety reporter, and writes about agriculture occasionally, for the West Central Tribune. She's been with the Tribune since 2006 and has 17 years of experience working in news, media and communications. 

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