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Records for July 30

This is the records summary for July 30.


WILLMAR — One person was injured in a two-vehicle crash Monday afternoon at the intersection of Minnesota Avenue Southeast and Charlotte Street Southeast in Willmar. A passenger from one of the vehicles was extricated from a vehicle and transported to Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar.

Property damage

WILLMAR — Residents in the 500 block of 36th Street Northwest and in the 3500 block of Fourth Avenue Northwest reported that graffiti and profanity had been spray painted on their homes. The damage was reported between 6:30 and 7 a.m. Tuesday.

ATWATER — Damage to crops was discovered Monday afternoon at the intersection of Kandiyohi County Roads 2 and 10 about six miles north of Atwater. The damage was reported at about 2 p.m. Monday.

District Court

Kandiyohi County

* Daniel Miguel Villarreal, 38, of Willmar, pleaded guilty to a gross misdemeanor charge of domestic assault Monday. A felony charge of d omestic assault by strangulation and a gross misdemeanor charge of interfering with a 911 call.

He was sentenced to one year in the Kandiyohi County Jail with credit for 72 days already served. He was also ordered to pay a $3,000 fine plus court fees and to undergo domestic abuse evaluation.

The charges st emmed from a May incident in which a woman reported that she had been assaulted by Villarreal, saying he punched and choked her and took away her phone when she threatened to call the police.

* Tyler Dean Ryks, 24, of New London pleaded guilty Tuesday to a felony charge of selling synthetic marijuana.

He will be sentenced on Aug. 4.

A confidential reliable informant tipped off local authorities in April that synthetic cannabinoid, or marijuana, allegedly could be purchased from Ryks. An informant was sent in to make a buy. The transaction, which was conducted under surveillance, netted a small container of a leafy green substance that field-tested positive for synthetic cannabinoid.

* Andrea Nicole Hernandez, 25, of Willmar, was sentenced to 30 days in the Kandiyohi County Jail with credit for 14 days already served on a felony charge of storing methamphetamine paraphernalia in the presence of a child.

Hernandez was ordered to pay a $500 fine plus court fees and placed on five years’ supervised probation.

Hernandez was one of four people charged after Willmar Police and CEE-VI drug agents searched a Willmar home in February.

Four adults, including Hernandez, lived in the home along with four children.

* Erik Ozornia, 25, of Willmar was sentenced on separate felony charges of terroristic threats and violating a domestic abuse no-contact order. He was given concurrent but slightly different sentences.

On the charge of violating the no-contact order, Ozornia was sentenced to 21 months in prison, stayed for five years. He was ordered to serve five years of supervised probation. He was sentenced to 98 days in the Kandiyohi County Jail and given credit for 98 days already served. He was ordered to pay a fine of $1,000 plus court fees.

On the charge of terroristic threats, he was sentenced to 18 months in prison, stayed for five years. He was ordered to serve five years’ probation and 165 days in the Kandiyohi County Jail and given credit for 165 days already served. He was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine and court fees.

Ozornia was ordered to undergo chemical assessment and a domestic abuse evaluation.

Ozornia was charged with violating the no-contact order in March after using another person as a go-between to make contact with a woman while he was in the Kandiyohi County Jail. He has two prior convictions for violating no-contact orders, in December 2010 and August 2004.

The terroristic threats charge stemmed from a domestic assault complaint in December in which he allegedly assaulted a woman and dangled a 6-month-old baby out of a second-story window when authorities attempted to question him. Court records indicated that he had threatened to drop the baby if the officers didn’t stay back. One of the officers stepped in to prevent the child from being dropped and Ozornia was subdued and placed under arrest.


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