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Records for May 1

This is the records summary for May 1.

Three arrested for heroin in Redwood Falls

REDWOOD FALLS — Three people were arrested recently in Redwood Falls for possession or sale of heroin by the Brown/Lyon/Redwood/Renville Drug Task Force.

According to the task force, a 43-year-old Woodbury man was arrested on April 22 in the Redwood Falls Wal-Mart parking lot after delivering a large amount of heroin, with a street value of $5,200, to a confidential informant for the task force. The man faces second-degree drug sale charges.

On Tuesday, a 48-year-old man and a 46-year-old woman were arrested after a search warrant was served at the Select Inn. Evidence seized included 27 individually wrapped bundles of heroin with a street value of more than $2,700 and more than $1,100 cash.

Assisting in these arrest were the Redwood Falls Police Department, Redwood County Sheriff’s Office, the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and State Patrol.


SPICER — A burglary was reported around 3:15 p.m. Tuesday along the 6000 block of 150th Avenue Northeast.


ATWATER — A stolen boat was recovered around 9:45 a.m. Wednesday along Fourth Street South.


WILLMAR — The theft of prescription medication was reported around 9 a.m. Wednesday along the 1700 block of Emerald Trail.

Property damage

WILLMAR — Damage to vehicle tires was reported around 10 a.m. Wednesday along the 400 block of 12th Street Southwest.

District Court

Kandiyohi County

* Onesimo Juarez Jr., 56, of Willmar, pleaded guilty and was sentenced Tuesday on two gross misdemeanor charges of fifth-degree assault and domestic assault.

As part of a plea agreement, the charges were reduced from felony level and two additional felony charges for domestic assault were dismissed.

He was sentenced to 365 days in jail and a $50 fine and was given credit for 79 days already served.

The charges were filed after Feb. 10, when Willmar police were called to the Viking Motel on a domestic incident. An officer knocked on the door of a room and Juarez and a woman came to the door, but Juarez wouldn’t open the door or let the woman talk with the officer. Juarez claimed the visible injuries to the woman’s face were because she fell on the ice.

The officer persisted in his request to speak with the woman, who then took the officer into the bathroom of the motel room. She turned on the bathroom fan before telling the officer that Juarez had assaulted her on multiple occasions, including choking her with his hands. The woman showed the officer injuries to her face, chest, arms, legs and abdomen.

Juarez’s criminal history includes multiple convictions for assault, domestic assault and violating harassment restraining orders and orders for protection, including two felony convictions in Swift and Kandiyohi counties in 2013 and 2010.

* Matthew Alan Schorn, 24, of Willmar, made his first appearance Wednesday on felony charges of second-degree criminal sexual conduct and domestic assault.

Unconditional bail was set at $100,000. His next appearance is May 12.

According to the complaint, Willmar police were called during the early morning of April 13 to a home in the northwest quadrant of the city for a domestic assault. A woman there reported that Schorn had assaulted her, threatened her and told her he was going to kill her. Schorn had left when the woman told another person at the residence to call police.

The woman later reported to police that Schorn had also repeatedly punched her in her vagina, causing bruises and pain. The woman said she hadn’t reported that information earlier because she was embarrassed about the nature of the assault.

Schorn has prior convictions for misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor domestic assault in February and May 2011 and for two counts of violation of a no-contact order in November 2011.

* Shane Mitchell Broten, 43, of Willmar, made his first appearance Wednesday on a felony charge of violating a no-contact order.

Unconditional bail was set at $50,000. His next appearance is May 12.

According to the complaint, a woman reported Monday to the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office that Broten had called and texted her and that there was a court-issued no-contact order restricting him from contact with her. While the deputy was taking the report, Broten called the woman. The deputy called Broten back on the same phone number and he answered, said “this is Shane,” and then hung up.

Broten was later interviewed in person and initially denied calling the woman, but then admitted it. He has prior convictions for domestic assault and violating an order for protection.

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