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Man gets sentences executed after pleading to new charges

WILLMAR -- Jesus Gabriel "Jesse" Rivera, 26, of Willmar, pleaded guilty Monday to two misdemeanor charges for disorderly conduct and tampering with a motor vehicle. After the pleas were entered in Kandiyohi County District Court, Judge Donald M. Spilseth ordered Rivera's stay of execution revoked on a 15-month sentence for stealing a vehicle last December.

Rivera was arrested on the lesser charges on Sept. 4, just hours after he had been released from a Minnesota Corrections Facility and while he was still wearing prison-issued clothing.

On the motor vehicle theft charge, Rivera was given credit for 208 days already served. Probation officer Jay Vagle told Spilseth that Rivera had an estimated 97 days remaining on the sentence. Rivera also agreed to have another stayed sentence, 17 months in prison on a felony for interfering with privacy on March 17, executed. He was arrested on that felony charge just four hours after he was released from the county jail on the motor vehicle theft charge.

He was given credit for 327 days already served in that case. Each of the jail terms is to be served concurrently, or at the same time.

According to police reports on the latest charges, law enforcement was called around 4:20 a.m. Sept. 4 to a home along Fourth Street Southeast in Willmar. A woman said she saw a man urinating in her driveway and that he rode away on a bicycle.

A Willmar police officer and two Kandiyohi County sheriff's deputies responded and located a man matching the description a short distance away.

The woman told officers she was getting ready for work and saw the man -- identified as Rivera -- in the driveway. She said she saw Rivera the day before at a nearby business, that he was lurking around her vehicle and that she didn't know him.

Rivera told officers he had to urinate, so he stopped and did so in the driveway. He showed the officers the spot he urinated on.

He said he saw the woman the day before, but at a different local business. He also told the officers he had been released the day before from the prison in Lino Lakes. He was arrested and taken to the county jail on the disorderly conduct and indecent exposure charges.

The other charges were filed after a Willmar police officer was called to a downtown business around 7 a.m. Thursday to investigate damage to a vehicle.

A pickup's windshield had been smashed by a rock or brick. Employees at the business reviewed security video that showed a man, immediately recognized by the officer as Rivera, pick up a brick, move out of the camera range, move back into the camera range, pick up some rocks and then run away.