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This is the records summary for March 8.


WILLMAR — The theft of a battery charger and jump start box from a vehicle was reported around 4:40 p.m. Wednesday along the 200 block of 28th Street Southeast.

WILLMAR — The theft of items from vehicles was reported around 8 a.m. Thursday along Abbott Drive Southeast.

PENNOCK — The theft of firearms was reported around 3:40 p.m. Wednesday along 105th Street Northwest.

WILLMAR — The theft of a game system was reported around 9:50 a.m. Thursday along the 400 block of 30th Avenue Northwest.


WILLMAR — A 25-year-old woman was arrested on theft charges around 7:20 p.m. Wednesday along the 1300 block of Fifth Street Southeast.

District Court

Kandiyohi County

n Ashley Jean Swanson, 22, of Willmar, pleaded guilty Wednesday to a fifth-degree drug possession charge for 1.9 pounds of marijuana and drug-related items found in her residence when police searched the home in December.

As part of a plea agreement, another felony for fifth-degree drug sale, plus a gross misdemeanor charge of child neglect and a petty misdemeanor for possession of drug paraphernalia, will be dismissed. She will be sentenced April 19.

Swanson and Nicholas Michael Hurlbut-Voight, 24, of Willmar, are charged in the case. Hurlbut-Voight pleaded guilty last week to a fifth-degree drug sale charge. He will be sentenced April 4.

According to the complaint, on Dec. 21, Willmar police officers went to an apartment along the 2400 block of Fifth Street Southeast in an attempt to arrest Hurlbut-Voight on an outstanding warrant for selling marijuana. Hurlbut-Voight met the officers at the door. He told the officers that there was no marijuana on his person or in the apartment, but the officers reported an overwhelming smell of marijuana coming from the apartment. Hurlbut-Voight was arrested and taken to the county jail.

Swanson was also at the apartment, which was leased in her name, and said there was a young child sleeping in the residence. She gave consent for officers to search the apartment and initially said she did not know what was in the residence.

Officers found a total of 864 grams of marijuana, 8 grams of hashish, multiple pieces of drug paraphernalia, digital scales and more than $1,200 in cash in the apartment. The marijuana was located in multiple bags, in a safe in a bedroom closet and on the top of a bedroom dresser.

Swanson admitted later to officers that she knew there was marijuana in the apartment, that she believed there was a large amount of marijuana in the safe, that she wanted to call law enforcement but did not do so and that she suspected Hurlbut-Voight was dealing drugs.