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Records, Oct. 14, 2006

19-year-old arrested for tampering with cars

WILLMAR -- A 19-year-old Willmar man was arrested early Friday morning by Willmar police officers after allegedly breaking into a vehicle along the 700 block of Ninth Street Southeast.

Three police officers responded to the area after a caller reported seeing a suspicious person looking into vehicle windows around 12:50 a.m. Officers found one vehicle broken into.

The man was later arrested on charges of theft, tampering with motor vehicles and underage consumption.


WILLMAR -- A burglary was reported to the Willmar Police Department around 6:20 a.m. Friday at Taco John's, 1303 S. First St.

A safe in the office was broken into and money stolen.

ID theft

WILLMAR -- An identity theft case was reported to the Willmar Police Department around 2:25 p.m. Thursday at Rice Memorial Hospital, 301 Becker Ave. S.W. The caller reported that someone else was using his Social Security number and his name.


SPICER -- The theft of an outboard motor was reported to the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Department around 9:40 p.m. Thursday along the 12300 block of 13th Street Northwest.

SPICER -- The theft of a car stereo was reported to the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Department around 7:50 a.m. Friday along the 100 block of Lakeview Drive.


WILLMAR -- A vehicle was reported keyed to the Willmar Police Department around 8:30 a.m. Friday along the 1300 block of Fifth Street Southeast.

Fire call

WILLMAR -- The Willmar Fire Department responded to a fire alarm around 3:55 a.m. Friday at the Focus House, 405 Willmar Ave. S.W.

Two Willmar police officers also responded to the alarm. Firemen were on scene for about 30 minutes.

District Court

Kandiyohi County

* A 39-year-old Willmar man was sentenced Thursday after pleading guilty to a felony drug charge.

Terry Michael Mead was charged with two first-degree counts of possessing a controlled substance and aiding and abetting in the sale of a controlled substance. Mead pleaded guilty Sept. 5 to an amended count of second-degree controlled substance crime.

On Thursday, Judge David L. Mennis sentenced Mead to 62 months in prison and fined him $1,000. The prison time was stayed as part of the plea agreement.

However, Mead was put on probation for 10 years and must also serve 365 days in jail as part of the sentencing conditions. He was given credit for 67 days already spent in jail.

Charges were filed against Mead after a Sept. 24, 2004, incident when a confidential informant was able to purchase more than 13 grams of methamphetamine from Mead and another man, Robert Edward Workman, 24, of New London.

The drug purchase was monitored by CEE-VI Drug Task Force agents. According to the complaint, the confidential informant set up the drug purchase through Mead at his residence along the 300 block of Ferring Street in Willmar. The confidential informant told agents that Workman handed him two bags of methamphetamine while he was at Mead's residence. Mead was also present during the drug purchase.

Workman was charged with two first-degree drug charges for possession and aiding and abetting. A jury found Workman guilty on both counts Sept. 13. He was sentenced Oct. 5 to 86 months in prison and fined $50. Workman was given credit for 102 days already served in jail.

Marriage licenses

Kandiyohi County

Timothy Dean Penfield, Brainerd; Sara Ann Bipes, Lake Lillian

Robert Lawrence Hahn, Springfield, Ill.; Linae Ruth Kendall, Pontiac, Ill.

Jamie Nick Flickinger, Sauk Rapids; Kristen Ranae Jaeb, Sauk Rapids

Lawrence Paul Monnens, Spicer; Carol Jean Nickles, Duluth

Eric Lee Hargrave, Montevideo; Alissa Marie Olson, Montevideo

Michael Lou Ball, Blomkest; Angela Nicole Oslund, Blomkest

Brian Keith Beals Jr., Willmar; Lacey Jo Peterson, Willmar


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