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Records, June 14, 2008


WILLMAR -- Graffiti on utility boxes was reported around 5:30 p.m. Thursday along the 300 block of 10th Street Northwest and at the corner of Lake Avenue and 13th Street Northwest.


WILLMAR -- Two women, ages 27 and 29, were arrested on drug charges around 4:15 p.m. Thursday along the 1700 block of First Street South.


WILLMAR -- The theft of a pair of shoes was reported around 9 p.m. Thursday at Herbergers, 1605 S. First St. The shoes, a pair of Anne Klein high-heeled flip flops, are valued at $59.99.

Fire call

WILLMAR -- The Willmar Fire Department was called to a fire around 9 p.m. Thursday at the Lakeview Highrise, 300 Seventh St. N.W. The apartment was full of smoke, caused by burnt food.

District Court

Kandiyohi County

* Robin Marie Piccote, 27, of Murdock, and Trisha Lea Lopez-Lopez, 29, of Willmar, were arraigned Friday on felony fifth-degree controlled substance charges.

Unconditional bail for Piccote was set at $5,000 with conditional release allowed on her personal recognizance. She faces two fifth-degree charges and her next appearance is June 24.

Lopez is charged with one felony. Unconditional bail was set at $10,000 and conditional bail at $1,000. She was ordered to cooperate with Kandiyohi County Family Services. Her next appearance is June 24.

According to the complaint, a Willmar police officer was on patrol Thursday along First Street and observed a vehicle driven by Picotte, whom he knew from prior contacts. Lopez was the front seat passenger and the officer knew she had warrants for her arrest. The officer stopped the vehicle and identified Lopez by her driver's license and by a very distinguishable butterfly tattoo on the right side of her face. She was placed into custody. The officer searched her purse and found a small white plastic container that contained a plastic bag of a white crystal substance that appeared to be methamphetamine and later tested positive as the drug.

The officer, with Picotte's consent, continued to search the vehicle and requested the department's narcotics dog to assist. The search revealed a soda can that contained a plastic bag of a green leafy substance that appeared to be marijuana, and a bottle of a prescription sleep aid. Picotte said the medication was hers, but that she didn't have a prescription.

In Picotte's purse, the officer found a $5 bill with a white powder substance that appeared to be meth. She was arrested and then, from under her shirt, produced a small bag of what appeared to be marijuana.

Both women were interviewed. Picotte admitted the white substance was meth and said she had just purchased it. Lopez said she had found the container that morning and thought it was neat, so she put it in her purse. She said she thought all of the bags were empty.

* Sanda Kay Block, 41, of Lake Lillian, was sentenced Thursday to 15 months in prison, which was stayed, a $3,000 fine and 15 years of probation on a felony charge of fourth-degree controlled substance possession.

As a condition of the stayed sentence, she was ordered to serve 365 days in jail, including 185 days immediately, and 90 days in June 2009 and June 2010. The second and third segments can be deferred. She was also ordered to complete her aftercare program, attend a MADD panel, write a two-page paper, attend a minimum of two 12-step meetings a week, obtain sponsors and verify her attendance with probation.

As part of a plea agreement, the charge was reduced from a second-degree controlled substance violation and a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge was dismissed.

The charges were filed against Block after a report of suspicious activity was made to the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Department on Feb. 2, 2007. The suspicious activity was reported at a residence north of Lake Lillian on Big Kandiyohi Lake. The executor of the estate told authorities that no one was supposed to be at the address.

A deputy found a set of tracks leading in and out of the driveway of the residence. The deputy found a van and car parked next to a garage on the property. The tires on both vehicles were flat, and the driver's side window of the car was smashed. The deputy found cords running from the garage into the van, which looked like someone was living in it.

While observing the property, the deputy saw a car drive into the driveway. The driver of the car, Block, got out of the vehicle and told the deputy she was there to check the property. When the deputy questioned whether Block had any drugs in her car, she allegedly pulled out a bag of 12.5 grams of marijuana. Upon searching Block and the car, authorities found more than 6 grams of meth, more marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Marriage licenses

Kandiyohi County

Christopher David Lindquist, New London; Jolyn Marie Schroeder, Willmar

Jesse Charles Baker, St. Paul; Sarah Ann Burns, Willmar

Matthew Peter Walter, Columbus, Ga.; Hanne Ruth Johnson, Columbus, Ga.

Daniel Ray Goodall, Belgrade; Heather Marie Urban, Belgrade

Bryan Keith Thorsrud, Spicer; Susan Joan Boklep, Spicer

Trenton Bruce Dexter, Willmar; Pamela Ashley Jones, Willmar

Robert Thomas Speary, Bellevue, Wash.; Wendy Lynn Loge, Newcastle, Wash.