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Records for Feb. 28

Willmar teen injured on I-94

ROTHSAY -- Brittany Dafoe, 18, of Willmar, suffered minor injuries when the 1999 Pontiac Grand Am she was driving rolled over at 12:18 p.m. Thursday while westbound on Interstate 94 west of Rothsay, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

Dafoe was treated for her injuries at Merit Care in Fargo, N.D., according to the report.

Montevideo man injured in Madison fuel tanker rollover

MADISON -- A 66-year-old Montevideo man was transported Thursday to Madison Hospital after rolling a fuel tanker into a ditch on U.S. Highway 75, south of Madison.

Around 11:45 a.m. Thursday Roy L. Hadrath was driving his 2009 International semi trailer northbound on Highway 75 when he lost control, entered a ditch and rolled the vehicle. He was also hauling a 2000 Heil tanker trailer filled with gasoline and diesel fuel.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the extent of Hadrath's injuries is unknown.

The Lac qui Parle County Sheriff's Office assisted the State Patrol at the scene.


WILLMAR -- Theft was reported around 12:30 p.m. Thursday from the 900 block of Olaf Avenue Northwest. The caller indicated that a woman who had been staying at his residence for the last two weeks had taken $360 from him while he was at work. The caller suspected the woman had traveled to St. Cloud.

KANDIYOHI -- Theft of snowmobiles and a trailer was reported around 1:30 p.m. Thursday from the 100 block of Third Street North. According to the incident report, three Polaris snowmobiles and a Sled Bed trailer were stolen from the residence.

SPICER -- Theft was reported around 2:15 p.m. Thursday from the 200 block of Lake Avenue North. According to the caller, some items were stolen from a 2001 Chevy Lumina.

WILLMAR -- Shoplifting was reported around 12:30 p.m. Friday from Cash Wise Foods, 1300 S.E. Third Street. Two men are suspected of the crime.


WILLMAR -- Fraud was reported around 12:30 Thursday from the 1200 block of Ninth Street Southeast. The caller reported a scam on eBay.

District Court

Kandiyohi County

* Eliseo Romero Santiago, 27, of Willmar, made his first appearance Friday on two felony charges of aggravated forgery for using two allegedly false names.

Unconditional bail was set at $25,000. His next court appearance is March 9.

Santiago, who is also known as Daniel Guzman Diaz and Wilmer Hernandez Perez, is also charged with two gross misdemeanors for giving a false name to a peace officer and a misdemeanor for driving without a valid license.

According to the complaint, a Willmar police officer stopped Santiago on Wednesday evening for driving on an instruction only permit. He was identified as Perez, but then gave the officer an ID in the Diaz name. He was taken to the Law Enforcement Center, where he again gave the Perez name, and said he had purchased the Diaz name for employment purposes. Then he said Perez was his roommate and that his real name was Santiago, and that he had signed a false name to an ID card and Social Security card.

* Angela Lynn Leindecker, 31, of Spicer, made her first appearance Friday on a felony fifth-degree controlled substance charge for allegedly receiving drugs not ordered by a doctor's prescription.

Unconditional bail was set at $20,000. Conditional bail was allowed at $5,000.

According to the complaint, a Spicer pharmacist called an agent from the CEE-VI Drug Task Force on Feb. 4 to report than a prescription order for vicoden had been called in by Leindecker. The pharmacy thought the message was from her doctor's office, so called to verify the information. However, the doctor's office hadn't ordered the prescription and didn't know anything about it. The pharmacy had also filled a prescription, two days before, for Tylenol 3 with codeine for Leindecker. The doctor's office had no information about that prescription either. Records show that Leindecker has four previous fifth-degree controlled substance convictions, three in 2006 and one in 2004.

* Jordan Craig Rue, 18, of Kerkhoven, pleaded guilty Thursday to a first-degree burglary charge for breaking into a Pennock family's home.

As part of a plea agreement, a misdemeanor property damage charge will be dismissed. He will be sentenced April 9.

The charges were filed after a Kandiyohi County sheriff 's deputy was called around 11 a.m. Jan. 27 to a home in Pennock on a burglary report. The homeowner had returned home to find a vehicle in their driveway, the front door kicked open and a person she said was Rue in the home. She attempted to frisk him to see if Rue had anything in his pockets before he fled. The woman also observed that a gaming system had been moved. She said Rue claimed that a relative had given him permission to enter the home; however, the officer observed clear signs of forced entry on the door of the home.