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This is the records summary for May 16.

Willmar Police warn of new scam

WILLMAR — Another new scam has reached our area, according to the Willmar Police Department.

According to a post on the department’s Facebook page, the department has received reports of people receiving what appears to be a legitimate email from the IRS about crediting their tax refund directly to their credit card. This email asks for their Social Security Number and credit card information.

This is a fraudulent email and the Police Department advises citizens to not provide this information.

The email appears to be a legitimate website with IRS contact information. Use caution. The IRS does not refund to a credit card.

Benson woman hurt in Fillmore County crash

RUSHFORD — A 76-year-old Benson woman was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester for treatment of non-life threatening injuries sustained in a one vehicle crash around 7 p.m. Wednesday southeast of Rochester.

According to the State Patrol, Marjorie Kjeseth was driving a 2011 Ford Fusion eastbound on State Highway 30 near Rushford when she fell asleep and the car went into the ditch.

Citation issued in road rage assault

WILLMAR — A 35-year-old man was cited for fifth-degree assault around 9:40 p.m. Wednesday along the 3300 block of First Street South. The man allegedly punched a 16-year-old boy in the nose after a road-rage incident.


WILLMAR — A 32-year-old man was arrested for domestic assault around 3 a.m. Thursday along the 300 block of Litchfield Avenue Southeast.


LAKE LILLIAN — A burglary and the theft of coins from a jar and piggybanks was reported around 9:15 a.m. Thursday along Second Street East.

Property damage

NEW LONDON — A smashed mailbox was reported around 1:30 p.m. Thursday along Main Street.

District Court, Kandiyohi County

-Nora Lizeth Luna, 30, of Willmar, pleaded guilty and was sentenced Thursday on a gross misdemeanor charge of child endangerment in a drug-related case in which CEE-VI Drug Task Force agents found cocaine in her home.

As part of a plea agreement, a felony for second-degree drug possession and petty misdemeanors for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia were dismissed.

She was sentenced to two days in jail, a $250 fine and two years of probation.

Luna and Manuel Antonio Luna, 31, of Willmar, were charged in the case. Manual Luna pleaded guilty pleaded guilty Tuesday to an amended third-degree drug possession charge for the 11 grams of cocaine found in his residence. He will be sentenced June 19.

According to the complaints, a search was conducted at the home around 8:45 a.m. Dec. 12 and revealed a total of 11 grams of cocaine, a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia found in a bedroom. The paraphernalia included a marijuana grinder and bong, drug pipes, a drug snorting tube and a WD-40 can used to conceal the cut corners of plastic bags, commonly used as drug packaging material.

The search also revealed drug paraphernalia in the kitchen and photos of marijuana and other drug items on digital memory cards.

Nora Luna was interviewed and claimed to know nothing about the cocaine, that she never saw her husband use cocaine and that he went outside of the residence to smoke marijuana. She denied using either cocaine or marijuana.

Manuel Luna admitted to using cocaine and that he had recently purchased 7 grams for $350, noting that the stash was in his sock drawer. He also told agents there was a half gram of cocaine in a red toolbox in the entry of the home and agents found the drugs in the toolbox.