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Records, Aug. 11

Property damage

WILLMAR -- Damage to a vehicle's windshield was reported around 11:50 a.m. Sunday along the 1400 block of Fifth Street Southwest.

ID theft

WILLMAR -- A case of identity theft was reported around 8:15 p.m. Sunday along the 1600 block of 48th Avenue Northeast. The caller reported someone using their credit card information.


WILLMAR -- A gas drive-off theft was reported around 6:45 p.m. Sunday at the Willmar Auto Plaza, 1406 U.S. Highway 12 E.

WILLMAR -- A case of identity theft was reported around 9:10 a.m. Monday at North American State Bank, 2800 First St. S. The caller reported the theft of a credit card and cash from a purse.

WILLMAR -- Five teens, three females and two males ages 15 to 19, were cited for shoplifting and released to a relative around 7:45 p.m. Sunday at Super Wal-Mart, 700 19th Ave. S.E.


WILLMAR -- A 43-year-old Willmar man was arrested Sunday afternoon after a sexual assault report was made around 1:45 p.m. Sunday from the Rice Memorial Hospital emergency room. An adult female reported the assault happened at an apartment complex along the 300 block of Fourth Street Southwest.

KANDIYOHI -- A 36-year-old Juliette, Ga., man was arrested on charges of driving while impaired in a commercial vehicle around 10:30 p.m. Sunday after officers were called regarding a semi truck in the ditch around one mile east of Kandiyohi along U.S. Highway 12.

District Court

Kandiyohi County

- Jose Rosario Martinez, 26, of Willmar, was sentenced to one year and one day in prison, which was stayed, three years of probation and a $50 fine on a felony charge of fourth-degree assault of a peace officer for kicking a Willmar officer attempting to arrest and transport him to the county jail.

He was ordered to serve 83 days in jail, with credit for 83 days already served. As part of a plea agreement, another felony for assaulting an officer and domestic assault were dismissed.

The charges were filed after two Willmar police officers were called May 20 to a home along Robert Street Southeast on a domestic incident. A couple there reported that Martinez was out of control, had been drinking for two days and had physical altercations with both of them. Officers attempted to take Martinez into custody. In response, he swore at them, resisted and kicked one officer in the kneecap. As the officer was leading Martinez out of the house, he spit on the officer's face and, once inside the squad car, spit through the cage onto the front seat, computer and other equipment. On the way to the Law Enforcement Center, he continued to threaten the officer and was escorted into the jail by five jail staff members. Somehow, Martinez kicked the officer in the kneecap again.