Records published April 22
The following contains the records summary for April 22.
Power outage reported Monday evening in Willmar
WILLMAR — A total of about 1,700 Willmar Municipal Utilities customers were left without power during a short outage around
6:45 p.m. Monday.
An underground electricity vault shorted, which caused much of the city to lose power for about 25 minutes, Willmar Police Department Captain Michael Anderson said.
Some traffic lights in downtown Willmar were affected by the outage and Willmar Police Department officers assisted in directing traffic.
WILLMAR — An 18-year-old Willmar woman faces felony charges of first-degree burglary and theft for allegedly burglarizing a rural Paynesville woman’s home and taking her dog.
Brenna Lynn Ahlquist made her first appearance Tuesday on the two felony charges, along with two misdemeanor counts of driving while impaired.
Ahlquist was released on her own recognizance Tuesday and granted a public defender. She will make her next court appearance May 4.
The criminal complaint alleges that the incident occurred around 6 a.m. Saturday at a residence southwest of Paynesville.
A woman living at the residence reported to law enforcement that she was woken up by her dog barking and then saw a young woman, later identified as Ahlquist, on her breezeway. Ahlquist allegedly grabbed the woman’s dog and took it to her car, according to the criminal complaint.
The woman reportedly followed Ahlquist to her vehicle to get her dog back. When the woman asked Ahlquist what she was doing, the woman said she could not understand Ahlquist because of her slurred speech.
The woman was able to provide law enforcement with a physical description of Ahlquist and a young man who was with her. She was also able to provide a description of Ahlquist’s vehicle.
A sheriff’s deputy later located Ahlquist’s vehicle in Atwater and conducted a traffic stop.
The deputy who took the initial report arrived on scene and noticed that both of the vehicle’s airbags had deployed and the vehicle had front end damage. A 17-year-old boy who matched the woman’s description was also in the passenger’s seat.
Ahlquist was allegedly too intoxicated to perform field sobriety tests, so she was arrested and brought to jail, according to the criminal complaint.
The deputy administered a blood alcohol level test in the jail around 8:38 a.m. Ahlquist’s blood alcohol content allegedly registered at 0.19 percent, more than twice the drunken driving threshold of 0.08 percent.
The deputy then interviewed Ahlquist at the jail. He asked her why she was at a stranger’s house and trying to take a dog. Ahlquist allegedly said she did not remember being there and was likely blacked out from drinking alcohol the night before.
Another sheriff’s deputy then interviewed the young man who was with Ahlquist at the time of the incident.
He said he was at a friend’s house drinking with Alquist when she said she wanted to go for a drive. While driving around, the boy said Ahlquist got out of her vehicle and stopped at the woman’s residence because she thought she knew where she was.
He said Ahlquist got out of her vehicle, entered the home and walked out of the house holding a dog by its collar.
The boy also said Ahlquist later drove off the road after taking the dog and ran into a silo.
WILLMAR — Jacobo Ajualip Jimon, 26, of Willmar, was sentenced Tuesday on a misdemeanor domestic assault charge stemming from a June incident.
Ajualip was sentenced to 90 days of jail, stayed for one year, and ordered to pay a $1,000 fine.
As part of his sentencing, Ajualip was ordered to abide by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement laws.
He was taken into custody by ICE on Tuesday for allegedly having an undocumented immigration status, Willmar Police Captain Michael Anderson said during a Tribune interview.
Court documents show that additional counts of felony domestic assault by strangulation and misdemeanor fifth-degree assault were dismissed Tuesday as part of a plea agreement.
According to the criminal complaint on the charges, the Willmar Police Department was dispatched June 30 to a women’s shelter in Willmar regarding a domestic violence situation.
An officer met with a woman there, who said Ajualip had assaulted her at their home the night before while their children watched. He reportedly strangled her, grabbed her by the shoulders, and kicked her to the floor. The woman moved to another room in the house and Ajualip reportedly followed her, continuing to hit her on her face, according to the criminal complaint.
WILLMAR — Warren James Larson, 78, of Marshall, was sentenced Tuesday on a felony second-degree assault charge for allegedly pulling a handgun on a neighbor in Spicer.
Larson was sentenced Tuesday to three years of prison, stayed for five years. As part of his probation, he will be required to complete 30 days of electronic home monitoring and pay a $5,000 fine.
According to the complaint, the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office received a report on July 4 that a neighbor pulled a handgun on another neighbor over a property line dispute on Highway 71 Northeast in Spicer.
The neighbor said he and Larson have had many disputes regarding the property line.
He said Larson went to the backseat of his vehicle, took a pistol out of the case and pointed the pistol.
Larson told law enforcement that there has been a longstanding property line dispute and the incident arose because the neighbor did not hook up the fence between their properties as he had been asked.