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Records, June 20

District Court

Kandiyohi County

* Michael Mario Buzzeo, 54, of Willmar, pleaded guilty Friday to a felony charge of having child pornography on his computer from July through November 2008.

Judge David Mennis set a sentencing date of Sept. 18.

Buzzeo was charged earlier this year after an ongoing investigation into child pornography traced a computer to Buzzeo which had been used to distribute pornography through file sharing. Eight video files on the computer were found to contain child pornography.

* Ricardo Cadena, 24, of Willmar has pleaded not guilty to six felony charges connected to an alleged kidnapping and vehicle theft that took place in Willmar in May.

Judge Michael Thompson set a jury trial for Aug. 5.

Cadena faces charges of kidnapping, false imprisonment, aggravated robbery, simple robbery, aiding in a motor vehicle theft and second-degree riot. Two boys from Willmar, ages 15 and 17, were also charged in the incident.

According to the complaint against Cadena, multiple Willmar police officers were called late May 21 to a fight in progress at the Willmar McDonald's parking lot. Officers were told that a person involved had a handgun and the suspects were leaving the location.

Officers stopped a vehicle along First Street and Trott Avenue and identified Cadena, the other defendants and the alleged victim, who was a passenger. A carbon-dioxide-powered pistol was found under the front passenger seat.

Juvenile female witnesses told officers they had been talking with the alleged victim and another male juvenile in the parking lot when four or five Hispanic males came up to them and confronted one of the boys about starting their sister's hair on fire. One boy ran away, while the other, the teen located in the vehicle, was assaulted by the group.

The girls indentified Cadena as the person in possession of the handgun.

Other officers located the boy, who confirmed the allegations about starting a female's hair on fire. He said he had been hit in the face and stomach and that he had been forced to go with the group of males and was very afraid.

Cadena, when interviewed by an officer, claimed they just went for a ride in a "white boy's" vehicle. He denied that the gun was his or was in the vehicle and denied that they were going to do anything with the boy.


WILLMAR -- A yellow leather purse and its contents were stolen from a vehicle inside a garage in the 2300 block of Richland Avenue Southwest. The purse contained a checkbook, $500 cash, credit cards and a Motorola Razr cell phone. The theft was reported Friday morning.

WILLMAR -- A Sony digital camera was reported stolen from a vehicle in the 100 block of High Avenue Northeast in Willmar. The camera was valued at $271. The theft was reported shortly after noon Friday.

Property damage

WILLMAR -- Willmar Police received a report of rocks being thrown at two houses in the 2100 block of 21st Avenue Southwest in Willmar. Siding was damaged on one of the houses. The incident was reported at about 11 p.m. Thursday.

A witness reported seeing four or five juveniles running from the area. The police department is investigating.