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August 14, 2014
Plymouth man faces felony burglary charges
LITCHFIELD — A 27-year-old Plymouth man faces a felony charge of third-degree burglary in connection with an incident at a vacant house near Litchfield. The Meeker County Sheriff’s Office received a call from the property owner saying his house, located on the 59000 block of...
August 14, 2014 - 11:16pm
July 30, 2014
Warrant issued for Montrose man facing charges in Sunburg home invasion last fall
WILLMAR –– A Montrose man failed to appear Wednesday in Kandiyohi County District Court on felony charges linked to a 2013 burglary and theft from a rural Sunburg home, and an arrest warrant was issued. Michael John Walker, 46, was scheduled to make a first court appearance Wednesday...
July 30, 2014 - 11:45pm
June 23, 2014
Willmar man pleads to knuckles charge, charges from alleged burglary reduced after further investigation
WILLMAR — Five felony charges against two Willmar men accused of burglarizing a man’s residence and threatening and robbing him in April have been eliminated from the complaints against the men after investigators found new information about the case. The charges against Rene...
June 23, 2014 - 11:05pm
June 2, 2014
Man pleads to charge in burglary, robbery case
WILLMAR — Ray Travis Rivera, 19, of Willmar, pleaded guilty Monday to an amended gross misdemeanor charge of fourth-degree burglary for his role in robbing and assaulting a man on April 5 in Willmar. As part of a plea agreement, the charge was reduced from felony level and three...
June 2, 2014 - 11:50pm
April 17, 2014
Man accused of Tasing, trying to kidnap ex-girlfriend in Comstock
MOORHEAD, Minn. – A Bismarck man is charged with seven felonies, including attempted kidnapping and burglary, after allegedly breaking into his girlfriend’s Comstock home late one night last week and Tasing her while wearing gloves and wearing a hood over his face. William...
April 17, 2014 - 6:00am
April 8, 2014
Three men face slew of charges for alleged burglary, robbery
WILLMAR — Three Willmar men made their first court appearance Tuesday on multiple felony charges for their alleged roles in robbing and assaulting a man Saturday in Willmar. Unconditional bail was set at $100,000 for each of the men, Hippolito Manuel Sanchez, 23, Rene Rivera III,...
April 8, 2014 - 10:49pm
March 7, 2014
Couple involved in shootout with deputy tied to burglary at vet clinic in Douglas County
ALEXANDRIA — Authorities believe the Fargo couple who were involved in a shootout with a Douglas County sheriff’s deputy Feb. 24 were also responsible for a burglary at the Douglas County Animal Hospital hours before the shooting. “We have enough evidence to show that Devin...
March 7, 2014 - 3:56pm
February 10, 2014
Kerkhoven woman pleads to burglary at Spicer property, gets stayed prison
WILLMAR — Dawn Jean Meyer, 39, of Kerkhoven, pleaded guilty and was sentenced Monday on a felony charge of second-degree burglary for her role in burglarizing an occupied residence last June in rural Spicer. She was sentenced to 28 months in prison, which was stayed, and must serve...
February 10, 2014 - 11:50pm
Fish house burglaries on Lake Ripley under investigation, sheriff says check your shack
LITCHFIELD — Meeker County authorities are asking the public to check their fish houses on Lake Ripley to determine if items are missing after a string of burglaries on the lake. According to the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office, two reports of burglarized fish houses were taken...
February 10, 2014 - 1:45pm
Men arrested while attempting to steal medical-grade freezer near Litchfield
LITCHFIELD — A 25-year-old Hawick man and a 17-year-old boy from Litchfield were arrested Sunday morning for allegedly attempting to steal a medical-grade freezer north of Litchfield. According to a news release from the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office, the burglary in progress...
February 10, 2014 - 9:26am
November 15, 2013
Three arrested in connection to Marshall, Minn., gun burglary
By Erin Trester Forum News Service WORTHINGTON — Three people have been arrested in conjunction with an Oct. 29 burglary in Marshall. As a result of a routine traffic stop on Sunday, the Worthington Police Department arrested Michele Lopez and Julio Hernandez, both...
November 15, 2013 - 10:17am
September 12, 2013
Willmar, Minn., men busted for burglary after witness takes pictures, IDs them
WILLMAR — Two Willmar men made their first court appearances Thursday on felony charges of second-degree burglary, along with a gross misdemeanor count of theft and a misdemeanor count of property damage, for allegedly breaking into an apartment Tuesday afternoon on the southwest...
September 12, 2013 - 11:22pm
September 11, 2013
Two men in jail, held for Tuesday home burglary in Willmar
WILLMAR — Two men are in the Kandiyohi County Jail on charges of second-degree burglary, theft and criminal damage to property for allegedly burglarizing a southwest Willmar home Tuesday afternoon. According to a news release from Willmar Police Sgt. Michael Anderson, officers...
September 11, 2013 - 8:42am
August 7, 2013
Bemidji, Minn., police say burglar turns up in woman's bathroom
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- A Bemidji man broke into a woman's home early Saturday, broke a towel rack in the bathroom of the master bedroom and urinated in the toilet, according to Bemidji police. Lance Francise Day, 24, was arrested not far from the home just after 5 a.m. Saturday....
August 7, 2013 - 9:00am
July 1, 2013
Three face burglary, theft charges for roles in burglary of Spicer home
WILLMAR -- Three people made their first court appearances Monday on felony first-degree burglary and theft charges for their alleged roles in burglarizing an occupied residence Friday in rural Spicer. Unconditional bail was set at $50,000 for Shane Allen Peterson, 26, of Willmar....
July 1, 2013 - 11:32pm