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This is the records summary for Nov. 3.

Kerkhoven teen killed Sunday in crash near Clara City

CLARA CITY -- A teen from Kerkhoven was killed in a two-vehicle crash Sunday near Clara City.

According to the State Patrol, Dane McClenahan, 19, of Kerkhoven died after the 1996 Toyota Camry he was driving collided head-on with a 2006 Dodge pickup.

McClenahan was traveling east on state Highway 23 at the time of the 6:40 p.m. accident.

The pickup was traveling west.

The vehicles collided about 1½ miles south of Clara City.

The driver of the pickup, Anthony Jaenisch, 31, of Maynard and a passenger, Julie Jaenisch, 31, were treated for injuries at the Granite Falls Hospital.

Information sought in elevator burglaries

MADISON -- The Lac qui Parle Sheriff's office and the Ortonville Police Department are seeking information on the burglaries at two grain elevators Sunday evening or early Monday morning.

According to the sheriff's office, someone forced entry into the Bellingham Farmer's Elevator office and stole cash, garbage cans, chips, jerky, a stereo, computer monitor, car stereo and leather work gloves.

The burglary is under investigation by the sheriff's office. The public is asked to keep an eye out for suspicious activity and call 320-598-3720 with any information related to the case, or any other case.

The West-Con Elevator in Ortonville was also burglarized during the same time period. The suspects took an undisclosed amount of money. Anyone with information about that burglary is asked to call the police department at 320-839-6161.

ID theft

WILLMAR -- A case of identity theft was reported around 2:20 p.m. Monday along the 400 block of Eighth Street Southwest. The caller reported that they'd received a letter from the IRS regarding income from a job they were not aware of.

WILLMAR -- A case of identity theft was reported around 8:40 a.m. Tuesday along the 800 block of Northwood Court. The caller reported that they'd received a letter from the IRS regarding income from a job they were not aware of and a statement regarding a credit card that someone else had opened in their name.


SPICER -- A 40-year-old Spicer man was arrested on charges of driving while impaired around 6:30 p.m. Monday along Highway 23 near County Road 10.

WILLMAR -- A 21-year-old Willmar man was arrested on domestic assault charges around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday along the 200 block of Becker Avenue Southeast. The arrest came after a woman reported she'd been assaulted and had gone to the emergency room for care.


WILLMAR -- The theft of a purse and a laptop computer from a vehicle was reported around 4:40 a.m. Tuesday along the 1000 block of Olaf Avenue Northwest.

LAKE LILLIAN -- The theft of air compressors was reported around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday along 195th Avenue Southeast.

WILLMAR -- The theft of a purse and an iPod from a vehicle was reported around 10 a.m. Tuesday along the 600 block of Richland Avenue Southwest.

Property damage

WILLMAR -- Damage to windows was reported around 8 a.m. Tuesday along the 700 block of Fourth Street Southeast.

District Court

Kandiyohi County

- Jason Lloyd Landin, 37, of Raymond, pleaded guilty Monday to two felony theft charges of theft by swindle for taking more than $12,000 from his employer.

As part of a plea agreement, another felony and a gross misdemeanor for theft by swindle will be dismissed and he will pay $12,359.36 in restitution. He will be sentenced Dec. 20.

The charges were filed after a Willmar police detective was called on May 21 to CATCO Parts in Willmar by a supervisor of the Willmar branch regarding an employee theft. The company was auditing its financial records.

On June 15, the detective met with company officials and learned that Landin, the branch manager, had been fired May 25 and had admitted stealing to company officials. He had altered checks to make himself the recipient and took the money to pay bills or pay other accounts where he had charged items, charged parts for personal vehicles to the company and created credit memos and other actions to cover his actions. He had also allowed a customer to receive a replacement differential under warranty even though it was not under warranty. He said he felt sorry for the customer because he was going through a divorce and custody hearings.

Landin was interviewed by the detective and admitted to taking money to try to help a relative who was in trouble with the law and chemically dependent. He admitted to the wrongdoing.

- Jesus Gabriel "Jesse" Rivera, 28, of Willmar, was sentenced Monday to 24 months in prison on a felony charge of harassment for allegedly making harassing phone calls to a woman in February 2009.

He was given credit for 299 days already served and ordered to pay a $50 fine.

The charges were filed after Feb. 21, 2009, when a woman reported to the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's office that Rivera had made multiple phone calls to her home during the nighttime hours. He'd gotten her number by loitering at her business in Willmar. The loitering had been reported to Willmar Police .

Rivera was interviewed and admitted to making the calls. He has a prior conviction for violation of a harassment restraining order and was sentenced in October 2007 on that charge.

Rivera was also sentenced to 17 months in prison and a $50 fine on a felony charge of fourth-degree assault of a correctional employee for striking a jail officer in the face.

He was given credit for 351 days already served.

The charge was filed after a Kandiyohi County Sheriff's deputy was called to the county jail around 9:15 a.m. July 16, 2009 on a report of an inmate assaulting a corrections officer. A video showed that Rivera had struck the officer in the face. The officer told the deputy he had gone to Rivera to tell him he wasn't going to be released from custody that day because he had pending charges against him and that Rivera hit him in the left side of the face. The officer was taken to urgent care for treatment of his injury, which included bruising, pain and a swollen eye.

Finally, Rivera was sentenced to 365 days in jail, with credit for 351 days served and a $50 on a gross misdemeanor charge of property damage for damaging an electronic kiosk at the jail and causing $750 in damage.