Willmar man enters guilty plea for his role in spate of burglaries at rural homes
WILLMAR -- Timothy Louis Streling, 22, of Willmar pleaded guilty Friday to two counts of second-degree burglary for a string of daytime burglaries at rural Kandiyohi County homes.
As part of a plea agreement entered in Kandiyohi County District Court, five other felony charges will be dismissed and he will be responsible -- along with his co-defendants -- for paying restitution. He will be sentenced March 30.
Streling is one of four people charged in the burglaries. Amanda Kay Schrupp, 26, of Willmar pleaded guilty Sept. 29 to four charges of second-degree burglary. She was sentenced to 44 months in prison, fined $200 and was ordered to pay $23,238.16 in restitution, jointly with others involved in the case. A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Monica Luna Coronado, 38, of Willmar who faces the same eight charges as Schrupp.
Francisco Gomez Delvalle, 35, was sentenced Feb. 23 to a year and a day in prison, which was stayed, five years of probation, 127 days in county jail and a $50 fine on a felony charge of aggravated forgery. Delvalle, who was using the name Raymond Narro III, was sentenced in October to a year and a day in prison, which was stayed, a $1,500 fine and five years of probation for possessing a television and computer accessories stolen during the burglaries last December. He was also ordered to serve 15 days in jail and write an apology to the victims.
The charges were filed after the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office on Dec. 6 received two reports of burglaries within an hour from homes southwest of Willmar. The residents of the first home reported that a large-screen television, computer, video games, DVDs and jewelry were stolen.
The owners of the second home reported a television/DVD player, video games, laptop computer, digital cameras, iPod, jewelry, a cell phone, coins and foreign currency were stolen.
During the investigation, deputies noted tire tracks and footprints in the snow matched at the homes. It also appeared the suspects slid into a ditch at one of the homes. The tracks left by the vehicle indicated it was a large four-wheel-drive.
Five days later a deputy was called to a rural Pennock home after a homeowner reported jewelry, a laptop computer, air compressor, cordless drill and imported yarn from Norway had been stolen. A neighbor stated witnessing a white car with two women inside come onto her property. The neighbor said a woman then came to the door seeking directions.
The next day, Dec. 12, deputies were called to a rural Spicer home, where the residents reported a computer, DVD player, jewelry and cash missing. Also missing were Christmas and birthday presents, including video games, movies, an iDog puppy, games and other items.
An informant told investigators in February that Schrupp and Coronado were involved in the burglaries and that a majority of the items were sold. However, the informant said a computer and television were at Narro's residence in Willmar. Two detectives visited the home and found a television that matched the description of one reported missing.