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Records, Feb. 19, 2009


SPICER -- A 20-year-old Willmar man was arrested for an instruction permit violation and for not having insurance around 10 p.m. Tuesday along state Highway 23 and County Road 32. The arrest came after law enforcement was notified of an erratic driver.

WILLMAR -- A 19-year-old Willmar woman and a 25-year-old St. Paul man were arrested for possession of marijuana and driving after revocation around 9:10 p.m. Tuesday along Litchfield Avenue Southwest.


ATWATER -- A burglary was reported around 2:45 p.m. Tuesday at Jimmy's Pizza, 306 Atlantic Ave. S. A safe and about $250 cash were missing from the business


WILLMAR -- An unauthorized withdrawal from an account was reported around 5 p.m. Tuesday along the 1300 block of First Street. The party reported that $40 was taken from their account.


WILLMAR -- The Willmar Fire Department was called to a car fire around 11 p.m. Tuesday along the 900 block of Litchfield Avenue Southeast. The department was on the scene for about 30 minutes.

District Court

Kandiyohi County

n Alexis Mauricio Tello, 28, of Willmar, pleaded guilty and was sentenced Tuesday on a felony charge of fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle and a misdemeanor charge of driving while impaired for speeding away from a pursuing officer at speeds reaching 70 mph on city streets.

His sentence includes three years of probation, 30 days in the county jail and a total of $1,000 in fines. He was given credit for four days already served in jail and ordered to complete a chemical dependency evaluation and attend a MADD panel.

The charges were filed after two Willmar police officers were dispatched around 3 a.m. Dec. 6 to a home along Kandiyohi Avenue Southwest on a domestic incident. An officer observed a vehicle backing out of the driveway and recognized it as Tello's vehicle. The officer followed it and attempted to stop the car. The vehicle accelerated and continued north on 15th Street.

The officer activated both the lights and sirens and followed the car onto Trott Avenue, allegedly reaching speeds of 70 mph. The car stopped at 11th and Trott where Tello was taken into custody. He said he ran from the officer because he just wanted to get away from the domestic situation. He said he was going to play it cool and just drive away slowly, but then realized the officer was stopping him, and that he didn't want to go to jail. A breath test showed a blood-alcohol level of 0.09.

n Jose Catarino, 25, of Redwood Falls, was sentenced Wednesday to 13 months in prison, which was stayed, a $1,000 fine and five years of probation on a felony charge of falsely impersonating another.

He was also ordered to serve 78 days in jail and to cooperate with agents from the federal Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. As part of a plea agreement, a felony charge for aggravated forgery, plus a gross misdemeanor for giving a court official the name of another and a misdemeanor for identity theft were dismissed.

Catarino is also known as Arnulfo Levario.

The charges were filed after Nov. 19, when the Willmar police received a report from Kandiyohi County Family Services that Catarino was living in Willmar under the false name and had fathered a child in the state.

Information received from the real Arnulfo Levario included that he was living in Texas, had his identification stolen and had child support erroneously taken from his paycheck to support a child in Kandiyohi County. Texas law enforcement had determined that the Texas man was the real Levario.

Catarino had been booked into the local jail and had appeared in court under the false name. Information from the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement verified his real identity as Catarino.

Catarino was arrested and taken to the Law Enforcement Center. He denied that he had any other name than Levario, but a search of his wallet revealed a Minnesota identification card with Levario's information and Catarino's photo and a Social Security card with the same number as the real Levario.

n Roberto Resendiz, 16, of Willmar, pleaded guilty Tuesday to a third-degree criminal sexual conduct charge for having a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old girl.

His disposition is scheduled for May 12.

The charge was filed after Resendiz's mother reported to county family services on Nov. 20 that she suspected the boy and a girl were in a sexual relationship. She brought him to the Law Enforcement Center, where he denied the allegations. He later admitted that they did have sex, but not recently, as he learned he could get in trouble for his actions. The girl was interviewed and said the sexual relations were not forced upon her.