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This is the records summary for Dec. 18.


WILLMAR -- A client at a group home had a small piece of his ear bitten off in an assault reported at Thursday evening.

Willmar Police officers responded to the call at the group home on Richland Avenue around 7:40 p.m. A 21-year-old male is alleged to have bitten off a piece of a 14-year-old male's ear in the incident.


WILLMAR -- Two drivers were treated for non-life threatening injuries in a two-vehicle accident at 6:49 a.m. on Friday west of Willmar Avenue on Highway 40 in Willmar.

Traffic was blocked in the accident involving a 1997 Jeep Cherokee driven by Marcello Eaton, 28, of Willmar, and a 1990 Ford Ranger driven by Rick Wandersee, 44, of Clara City. The Jeep went into the ditch and the Ford sustained front end damage in the accident.

WILLMAR -- A semi-truck jack-knifed at 11:49 a.m. on Friday on County Road 4 near 161th Avenue. The driver was unharmed.


WILLMAR -- The owner of a 1992 Buick Park Avenue reported that his windshield was cracked and a side window broken out. The vehicle was parked Thursday night on the 1200 block of 24th Street Northwest when the damage occurred.

WILLMAR -- The owner of a vehicle parked on the 12000 block of Southwest 17th Street in Willmar reported that two tires had been slashed.

District Court

Kandiyohi County

- Judge Donald Spilseth set sentencing for Jan. 21 for Thomas Harold Kremer, 63, of Kandiyohi after Kremer pleaded guilty on Wednesday to a charge of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and to a charge of second-degree criminal sexual conduct.

The presumptive sentence on the first charge is 144 months in prison, according to court records. In exchange for the guilty plea, six other criminal sexual conduct charges were dismissed.

The charges against Kremer were filed in March after a sheriff's deputy was called to a home in Kandiyohi on a domestic incident.

A now 16-year-old girl said Kremer had touched her inappropriately multiple times over the last couple of years and that Kremer had told her it was a personal thing between them and not to tell anyone else.

On March 15, a child protection worker and a detective spoke with the girl, who clarified that Kremer had touched her body inappropriately and performed sex acts on her.

The girl told the detective she believed Kremer had also inappropriately touched a 15-year-old boy.

The boy was interviewed and said the girl had told him about what Kremer did to her. The boy also said Kremer had touched him inappropriately and had performed sex acts on him. Like the girl, the boy said he didn't want to tell anyone or speak to an officer because he was embarrassed and afraid of getting in trouble.

- Ryan Scott Unke, 21, of Brooten entered an amended guilty plea Friday to a charge of second-degree sale of 3 grams or more of cocaine/heroin/methamphetamine within a 90-day period. As part of the plea agreement, two other drug charges were dismissed.

Unke was charged with selling drugs on two separate occasions on Aug. 2 and on Aug. 27 in a motel parking lot in Willmar. The amount of drugs totaled 17.4 grams. Judge Donald Spilseth ordered a presentence investigation and set sentencing for Jan. 31.

- A presentence investigation was ordered by Judge Donald Spilseth for Juan Adolph Arredondo, 41, of Omaha, Neb., who pleaded guilty Thursday to fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle and driving while impaired - refuse to submit to chemical test. Sentencing was set for Jan. 18.

According to court records, Arredondo was driving a stolen vehicle on Nov. 16 and was arrested after a vehicle pursuit by Kandiyohi County sheriff's deputies. The defendant refused to answer questions and refused to take a breathalyzer test after officers detected the smell of alcohol.

- Glynda DeLeon, 47, of Willmar made her first appearance on Thursday on a charge of ineligible voter knowingly voting, a felony, in connection with voting on Nov. 4, 2008. Judge Donald Spilseth released DeLeon on her own recognizance and set Dec. 27 as the date for an initial appearance.