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Records, Aug. 21

ID theft

WILLMAR -- A case of identity theft was reported around 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Law Enforcement Center. A 35-year-old Willmar woman made the report.

WILLMAR -- A case of identity theft was reported around 10 a.m. Thursday at the Law Enforcement Center. A 27-year-old Willmar woman made the report.


WILLMAR -- The theft of a candy machine was reported around 12:15 p.m. Thursday at the Comfort Inn, 2200 U.S. Highway 12 E. The caller reported the machine had been missing since July 31, and was valued at $350.


WILLMAR -- A 28-year-old woman was cited for shoplifting around 7:15 p.m. Wednesday at Super Wal-Mart, 700 19th Ave. S.E. The woman allegedly took $396 of goods from the store.

District Court

Kandiyohi County

- Jeffrey Alan Halls Jr., 18, of Atwater, made his first court appearance Wednesday on two felony third-degree criminal sexual conduct charges for allegedly having sex with a girl when she was 14 years old and for sexually assaulting her in July.

Hall is charged as a juvenile as the alleged crime happened before his 18th birthday. Felony matters against 16- and 17-year-olds are public record. His next appearance is Wednesday.

According to the petition, a Kandiyohi County sheriff's deputy met with the girl, 15, and her parents on July 7. The girl said Halls raped her on the night of July 3 at a rural Atwater home. The girl said that he knew how old she was and that they had dated last summer and had sex three or four times in a car at Neer Park in New London.

- Olga Star Alvarez, 27, of Willmar, pleaded guilty Thursday to a felony charge of escape from custody for walking away from her community work service job in September 2005.

She will be sentenced Nov. 25 and is expected to be ordered to serve 13 months in prison. The sentence will be served concurrently with another sentence, for a property damage case also dating back to 2005.

According to the escape from custody complaint, Alvarez received a stay on her property damage sentence, served time in the county jail and went to in-patient treatment, but failed to follow the expectations of the program. She was arrested and ordered to serve more time in jail. While on community work service, she walked away from her job at Goodwill Industries in Willmar.

The property damage sentence was for a June 2005 incident that involved Alvarez vandalizing a vehicle, assaulting a woman and driving a vehicle into a garage door.

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