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This is the records summary for April 24


WILLMAR -- Police are investigating a case of vandalism Thursday to a car parked on the 400 block of Litchfield Avenue Southwest in Willmar. Someone sprayed paint on its hood.

Hit and run driver cited

WILLMAR -- A 17-year-old male was cited for leaving the scene of an accident, failure to yield, and driving in violation of his instructor's permit after a minor accident around 9:14 a.m. on Friday near the intersection of U.S. Highway 12 East and 28th Street in Willmar.

The youth was driving a Ford Windstar and bumped a Hyundai Sonata driven by a 46-year-old woman. He allegedly did not stop and continued on, but was pulled over by an officer. He had an instructor's driving permit. He had a juvenile passenger, but there was not a licensed, adult driver accompanying him, according to the police report.

Suspicious person

ATWATER -- A suspicious male, age 31, was returned to a care facility after he reportedly had gone to a home in Atwater and asked the man answering the door a set of religious questions. The resident reported the incident and the man was found walking on Kandiyohi County Road 4. A metal railroad spike found on his person was confiscated.

District Court

Kandiyohi County

- Jory Michael Behrends, 36, of Grove City, was ordered Thursday to serve 21 months in prison on a third-degree drug possession conviction dating back to October 2005.

The stay of execution on the stayed prison time was revoked by Judge Kathryn N. Smith, who noted it was Behrends' fifth probation violation in the case. He was given credit for 283 days already served.

Behrends was charged with four felony drug sale and possession counts after the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Department and CEE-VI were informed he and a woman were selling drugs from their home. A search of their rural Atwater home recovered more than 19 grams of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, a long gun and other items.

- Rodolfo Rodriguez, 28, of Kandiyohi, pleaded guilty Thursday to a gross misdemeanor charge of domestic assault - subsequent violation.

Charges of felony terroristic threats and a third count of gross misdemeanor domestic assault were dismissed.

Sentencing will be held June 1.

The complaint charges that Rodriquez threatened a woman with whom he had a 2½-year long romantic relationship during an incident Feb. 10 at her home in Willmar. Rodriquez allegedly threatened her with a knife during the incident, and also allegedly pushed the woman's sister several times, knocking her down in one instance.

The defendant has a prior conviction for domestic abuse in November 2007, according to court records.

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