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Records for June 19

This is the records summary for June 19.

Property damage

WILLMAR — Damage to a car window was reported around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday along the 1100 block of Second Street Southeast.


WILLMAR — The theft of a wallet, cellphone, cash and documents was reported around 3:50 p.m. Tuesday along the 400 block of 30th Street Northwest.

WILLMAR — The theft of a purse from a cart was reported around 1:20 a.m. Wednesday at Wal-Mart, 700 19th Ave. S.E.


WILLMAR — An assault was reported around 3:15 a.m. Wednesday along the 1200 block of Pleasant View Drive Southeast.

District Court

Kandiyohi County

* Shane Allen Peterson, 27, of Willmar, was sentenced Wednesday to five years of probation, 277 days in jail and a $100 fine on a second-degree burglary count for his role burglarizing an occupied residence last June in rural Spicer.

Peterson was given credit for 277 days already served in custody and ordered to comply with his mental health plan.

Peterson was one of three people charged in the case.

William Michael Peterson, 44, of Willmar, was sentenced to 23 months in prison, which was stayed, five years of probation, a $5,000 fine, of which $3,500 was stayed, and five days in jail on a second-degree burglary count.

Dawn Jean Meyer, 39, of Kerkhoven, was sentenced on a felony charge of second-degree burglary to 28 months in prison, which was stayed, and must serve 10 years of probation and 150 days in jail and pay a $1,500 fine.

According to the complaints against the trio, the burglary was reported via 911 around noon June 28, 2013, along 122nd Avenue Northeast.

A woman was home from work that day and sleeping and woke to find a man, later identified as Shane Peterson, in her home.

The woman reported that the man ran up the stairs and outside, where he got into a silver Buick that sped away toward U.S. Highway 71.

The woman said she had heard the front door of the house slamming repeatedly and the dog barking continuously before she saw the man in the house.

A deputy stopped the car along County Road 5 in Willmar and found that Meyer was the driver of the vehicle and the two men were passengers. The woman who reported the burglary was brought to the scene of the traffic stop and identified Shane Peterson as the man who was in her home.

Meyer and William Peterson told deputies that Shane Peterson told them that a person at the home owed him a drug debt, and that he gave directions to get to the residence and then knocked and entered the home.

Meyer said she assumed someone let him into the home, but she did not see anyone at the door. She said he later came out of the house walking fast and said “let’s go” with something in his hand. William Peterson confirmed that they had been at the residence.

The stolen items, recovered when deputies searched the vehicle, included a laptop computer and several archery bows. The total value of the items was $2,550.

* Joshua James Zenner, 33, of New London, made his first appearance Wednesday on two felony charges of violating a no-contact order.

Unconditional bail was set at $30,000. His next appearance is June 30.

Zenner also faces a misdemeanor charge of careless driving.

According to the complaint, a Kandiyohi County sheriff’s deputy was called May 29 to a Spicer address on a report that Zenner had contact with a person with whom he was prohibited by court order from having contact.

A woman there said that another woman had left Zenner’s residence and was walking to another residence to get away from Zenner. The first woman, who had the court order against Zenner, said that Zenner approached the vehicle she was in while she was attempting to help the woman who was walking away from Zenner.

The deputy located Zenner’s vehicle, which went faster than the speed limit and failed to stop at a stop sign before stopping for the squad car’s lights. Zenner claimed he didn’t know the woman with the court order was in the vehicle and that she set him up so that he would violate the court order.

He has prior violations of orders for protection in 2007 and 2011.

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