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Willmar man fined, given probation for possessing items taken in spate of burglaries around county

WILLMAR -- Raymond Narro III, 29, of Willmar was sentenced Monday 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 a series of daytime burglaries last winter in rural Kandiyohi County.

Narro was also ordered to serve 15 days in jail and write an apology letter. He was found guilty Sept. 10 of one felony and one misdemeanor charge of receiving stolen property in a court trial in Kandiyohi County District Court. Restitution in the case was ordered to remain open for 30 days.

Narro is one of four people charged in connection with a string of burglaries at four rural homes in December. 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 Monica Luna Coronado, 38, of Willmar who faces the same eight charges as Schrupp. Timothy Louis Streling, 21, of Atwater, has been charged with seven felonies for burglary, theft and aiding an offender. His next court date has not been set.

The charges were filed after the owners of four rural homes reported thefts from their residences while they were gone during the day. The thefts were reported from Dec. 6 to Dec. 12 from homeowners in rural Willmar, Pennock and Spicer.

Items missing from the homes included the large-screen television, computers, video games, DVDs, jewelry, coins and currency, digital cameras, tools and imported yarn. The owners of one of the homes reported Christmas and birthday presents were stolen.

During the investigation, officers learned that many of the stolen items were sold and that a computer and television were at a home in Willmar. Two detectives went to the home, and found the television that matched the description of one reported missing.

On Feb. 27, law enforcement officials executed a search warrant for the home, which is listed in the complaint as Narro's address. The officers matched the serial number of the large-screen television found there to the one missing from one of the four burglarized homes. They also found a laptop case and a number of computer cords, but no computer.

According to the judge's order finding Narro guilty of the charges, Narro admitted to possessing the television and computer bag and said he bought them from Coronado and "an American girl" at a trailer park. He testified that he negotiated a price of just $300 for the television, a 46-inch model worth $1,700.