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Records, July 11


WILLMAR -- A woman told police on Thursday that she saw a new white Dodge pickup with an extended cab pull to a stop at 1:30 a.m. in the 400 block of Litchfield Avenue Southeast and that individuals got out and sprayed graffiti on a garage.

Job scam

WILLMAR -- A Willmar man told police Thursday that his bank account had become overdrawn after he spent money from a bad check he'd received from a "mystery shopper" job.

When he responded to the job offer, the man received a check from the company, which he deposited into his checking account. He was also supposed to wire the Internet company money from his bank account, which he did not do. But the man did spend the money from the company check, which turned out to be fraudulent.

Squad car hits deer

WILLMAR -- A Kandiyohi County squad car was damaged when it struck a deer at 5:16 a.m. on Highway 23 Northeast. The right front section of the vehicle was damaged.

District Court

* Roberto Celestino Dominguez, 35, no permanent address, was arraigned Friday on a felony charge of terroristic threats in connection with a May 25 incident in Willmar when he allegedly assaulted and threatened his girlfriend and slashed a tire on her van as she was trying to escape.

Dominguez was also charged with assault in the fifth degree within three years of a previous conviction, which is a gross misdemeanor, and two misdemeanor charges of domestic assault and damage to property.

The woman told police that she and Dominguez were homeless and living in her van that was parked at a friend's house in Willmar. She and Dominguez argued and after she told him to leave, Dominguez grabbed her and pushed and held her face to the floor of the van, the complaint states.

The woman said Dominguez repeatedly told her, "You know I could kill you. You know the things I could do to you."

When she attempted to leave with the van, Dominguez took a knife and punctured a tire. She drove until the tire was completely flat and then fled on foot to the Willmar Public Library, where she met with police.

The woman's face and eye were bruised and swollen, according to the complaint, and the tire of the van was flat to the rims.

Dominguez was arrested on a warrant on Thursday and appeared Friday before Judge Michael Thompson.

Dominguez is being held in the Kandiyohi County Jail on $20,000 unconditional bail and $10,000 conditional bail.

His next court appearance is set for July 20.