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Records for Feb. 8

This is the records summary for Feb. 8.

Attempted break-in

WILLMAR — A building owner may have thwarted a break-in when he discovered around 7 a.m. Friday that a door had been broken on a building on the 3800 block of First Avenue West, Willmar.

The caller spotted two individuals in the area. No items were missing in the building.


WILLMAR — Police are searching for a green Honda believed to have caused damage around 3:25 a.m. Friday to two unoccupied, parked vehicles in a hit-and-run incident. The damage occurred on the 100 block of Trott Avenue Southeast, Willmar.

Youth assaulted

WILLMAR — The father of a 6-year-old boy from Murdock told police that his son had been assaulted Thursday afternoon while on a school bus going to the Willmar Library. The boy was struck in the face by another 6-year-old boy, according to the report.

The father told police he was reporting it to them since the alleged assault occurred in the city of Willmar.  He was advised to document the injuries and report the incident to the school.

District Court

Kandiyohi County

* Four people from Willmar appeared Thursday in Kandiyohi County District Court on felony charges of second-degree drug sale or possession and of storing drug paraphernalia in the presence of children.

Martin Hernandez, 30, Isabel Hernandez, 26, Jose Juan Rodriguez, 26, and Andrea Nicole Hernandez, 24, all of Willmar, are scheduled to make their next court appearance on Feb. 18.

In addition to the drug charges, Martin Hernandez faces another felony charge of being a fugitive from justice. He is wanted on a felony narcotics warrant in Texas.

According to court records, officers from the Willmar Police Department and agents from the CEE-VI drug and gang task force executed a search warrant Tuesday at a home in the 1700 block of Seventh Avenue Southeast in Willmar.

The four adults lived at the home along with four children from ages 3 to 9, according to the court file. The search occurred while the children were at school, and they were placed in the custody of Kandiyohi County Family Services.

The search yielded 14 grams of methamphetamine and 11.8 grams of marijuana. Also found were drug paraphernalia, small baggies, a digital scale and a sheet detailing payments and debts related to drug sales.

According to court records, the defendants said in interviews that they smoked meth in the house and the attached garage. The defendants allegedly said that Rodriguez had been selling meth and marijuana from the house.

On Friday afternoon, all four were being held in the Kandiyohi County Jail.

Bail for unconditional release on the drug charges was set at $75,000 cash or bond for each defendant. An additional $75,000 cash or bond was set as bail for Martin Hernandez on the fugitive from justice charge.

Bail for release with conditions was set at $5,000 bond or $1,000 cash for Isabel Hernandez; at $10,000 bond or $1,500 cash for Andrea Hernandez; $5,000 bond or $1,000 cash for Rodriguez; and $15,000 cash or bond for Martin Hernandez. On conditional release, all of the defendants would have to refrain from drug or alcohol use, submit to random testing, and not possess any firearms or dangerous weapons.

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