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This is the records summary for June 8.

Glenwood man dead; cause

under investigation

GLENWOOD -- The cause of death for a 23-year-old Glenwood man is under investigation by the Glenwood Police Department.

According to a news release from Glenwood Police Chief Dale Danter, officers found Matthew Chan unresponsive and not breathing when they were called around 6:45 p.m. Monday to the Glenwood Fire Department where Chan was a member.

Members of the fire department, Glacial Ridge ambulance personnel and police officers administered first aid and Chan was taken to the emergency room at Glacial Ridge Hospital.

Chan was later pronounced dead at the hospital.


WILLMAR -- A case of fraud was reported around 6 p.m. Monday along the 400 block of 30th Avenue Northwest. The caller reported that a lawyer in California claimed the caller owed the attorney $1,400.

Dog bite

WILLMAR -- The owner of a dog was cited for having a dog at large after a child was bitten around 8:15 p.m. Monday at Regency Estates West.

KANDIYOHI -- The owner of a dog was cited for having a dog at large after a child was bitten around 8:30 p.m. Monday along Atlantic Avenue.


WILLMAR -- The theft of an ATV was reported around 8 p.m. Monday along the 17000 block of County Road 2 Northwest.

District Court

Kandiyohi County

- Richard Emmit Jones, 29, of Willmar made his first appearance Tuesday on a felony charge of domestic assault for allegedly assaulting a woman Monday.

Unconditional bail was set at $20,000. His next appearance is June 20.

According to the complaint, Willmar Police were called to domestic incident at a residence in the northwest quadrant. Jones was located outside of the home, calmly eating and said the woman had hit him in the head with a picture frame. He wanted her arrested.

The woman told officers they had argued over car keys and that it had escalated into an assault. She said he'd been drinking and that he hit her and pulled her hair. She did hit him with the picture frame, but did so when she was down on the floor and he was on top of her.

Jones has prior convictions for second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon in November 2001, for domestic assault in August 2008 and for violation of an order for protection in April.

- Two felony charges of fifth-degree drug sale, for possession of marijuana found in a Willmar home, against Richard Michael Carl Houske, 22, of Willmar were dismissed May 24.

Houske was one of two young men charged with felony counts after CEE-VI Drug Task Force Agents served a search warrant on their home on Nov. 19. Colin Terrance Spooner, 20, of Paynesville, also faces two felony charges of fifth-degree drug sale.

In the dismissal order, District Judge David L. Mennis notes that agents had sufficient evidence from a garbage search to get the search warrant, but that there was not sufficient evidence to support the fifth-degree sale charge against Houske. Mennis noted that there were no drugs in Houske's bedroom, only baggies, a scale, money and paraphernalia. The drugs in the home were located in Spooner's room and another man's room and a small amount of marijuana was located in the common living areas of the home.

Spooner's next court appearance in his case is June 24.

- Brent Allen Pankow, 35, of Willmar was sentenced Monday to 50 days in jail, three years of probation and a $100 fine on a felony charge of fourth-degree assault of a peace officer for kicking an officer in the head and elbow.

He was given credit for 23 days already served and ordered to follow the recommendations of a chemical use assessment.

As part of a plea agreement, a gross misdemeanor for obstructing the legal process and misdemeanor charges for trespassing and disorderly conduct, were dismissed. Pankow received a stay of imposition on his sentence. Under the stay, if he abides by the conditions of sentence, the felony conviction will be reduced to a misdemeanor.

The charges were filed after Willmar police were called around 10:40 p.m. Sept. 10 to the Eagles Club regarding a man causing problems. Pankow was located nearby and was very agitated that he had been asked to leave the club. Officers told him to go home, and he did so.

Around 11:30 p.m. dispatch received a call from Pankow who said he was going back to the Eagles to get his cigarettes and was going to cause enough trouble to get arrested. Four officers responded, found Pankow outside of the club and, after finding that his cigarettes were not inside the club, told him to go home. He walked away, then returned to the patio area of the club and refused to leave.

Officers attempted to take him into custody and got him handcuffed and into a squad car. Pankow refused to put his feet into the car and kicked one of the officers in the head and the elbow. He was taken out of the car and officers used a stun gun to subdue him. He was put in the car and began to kick at the doors and windows. Officers then hobbled him, and he was taken to jail.

Marriage dissolutions

Kandiyohi County

Sandra Marie Zenzen, Belgrade; Corey David Zenzen, Belgrade, May 18

Jessica Marie Lozano-Ozornia, Willmar; Erik Ozornia, Willmar, May 18

Susan Lillie Bierwerth, Atwater; Travis John Bierwerth, Atwater, May 18

Mitzi Rein, Glenwood; Ronald Jay Rein, Willmar, May 2

Nancy Jo Juarez, Willmar; Onesimo Juarez Jr., Willmar, May 23

Nichole Rae Kubesh, Detroit Lakes; Matthew James Kubesh, Willmar, May 26

Kristen Ranae Flickinger, Blaine; Jamie Nick Flickinger, Willmar, May 4

Amanda Jae Day, Raymond; John-Adam Waldo Day, Raymond, May 5

District Court

Kandiyohi County

- A felony charge of issuing a dishonored check against Richard Andrew Panek, 40, of Avon was dismissed May 31 by District Judge Michael J. Thompson.

In the order, Thompson noted that Panek did not pay Marcus Building Movers for moving a building, but that the case didn't rise to a level that required prosecution under state law because there wasn't evidence of fraud or another tort.

The charge was filed after a representative from Marcus Building Movers reported to law enforcement in October that they had received a bad check. The $5,750 check was written by Panek in July for a building that had been moved. The person had contacted Panek, who allegedly said that he'd make the payment as soon as possible, but did not.