District Court, Kandiyohi County, Feb. 27

n Jose Dimas Enamorado-Pineda, 39, of Willmar, was sentenced to a year in prison, which was stayed, a $50 fine and five years of probation on an aggravated forgery charge. He was also ordered to cooperate with agents from the federal Bureau of Im...

n Jose Dimas Enamorado-Pineda, 39, of Willmar, was sentenced to a year in prison, which was stayed, a $50 fine and five years of probation on an aggravated forgery charge. He was also ordered to cooperate with agents from the federal Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Enamorado-Pineda was also sentenced to 365 days in jail, a $50 fine and two years of probation on a gross misdemeanor charge of driving while impaired. A total of 305 days were stayed, and he was given credit for 41 days already served. He was ordered to complete a chemical dependency evaluation, and 60 days of electronic alcohol monitoring.

The charges were filed after a Willmar police officer was on patrol around 1:20 a.m. Jan 13 when he observed a vehicle turning and swerving in traffic. The officer followed the car and stopped it in an apartment complex. The driver gave the identification of Enamorado-Pineda and failed field sobriety tests. He was arrested and taken to the law enforcement center, where a breath test showed a 0.14 percent blood-alcohol level, above the 0.08 threshold for DWI. Officers then found that he had more than one identity on file. He admitted that he used the false name Isabelo Velasquez Torres to work at Jennie-O Turkey Store, that he was from Honduras and he then handed over the documents. Further investigation showed that he appeared in court and was convicted of driving while impaired under the Torres name in 2006.

- Brittney Jean Bomstad, 20, of Lake Lillain, made her first appearance Monday on a felony charge of check forgery.

Unconditional bail was set at $2,500 and conditional release was allowed on her personal recognizance.


According to the complaint, Willmar police investigated a report of stolen and forged checks from a relative, who suspected Bomstad. Three checks, for approximately $380, were written on the relative's account Nov. 28. When interviewed, Bomstad admitted to stealing the blank checks and writing one check, but said she threw the rest of the check blanks away.

Bomstad's next appearance is April 7.

- Monty Roger Hanson, 45, of Crystal, pleaded guilty Monday to a felony charge of fourth-degree assault on a peace officer for kicking and biting a Kandiyohi County sheriff's deputy in July.

As part of a plea agreement, a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge filed after the same incident will be dismissed. Hanson is seeking a stay of imposition on the sentence, jail time to be served concurrently with a Hennepin County file and a maximum of two years of probation. A stay of imposition reduces a felony conviction to a misdemeanor if conditions are met.

The charges were filed after two Kandiyohi County sheriff's deputies were called July 7 to Atwater on a report of a male who was intoxicated and uncooperative. At the same time, an ambulance was called. The ambulance crew members reported to the deputies that Hanson took off on foot while they were trying to assist him. One of the ambulance team tackled Hanson after Hanson took a swing at him. The ambulance crew then strapped Hanson into the ambulance.

Hanson was arrested for disorderly conduct and transported in the county squad car to the jail. He began to vomit extensively all over the rear of the squad car. Because another car was not available, the Willmar Ambulance assisted with the transport to Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar, but not before Hanson resisted, was placed in handcuffs by the deputy and lifted off the floor by the deputy and ambulance crew members.

At the hospital, hospital workers reported to the same deputy that Hanson was uncooperative, and the deputy went to talk to him. The deputy was kicked and bitten in the hand by Hanson and then the officer used a stun gun to bring Hanson into compliance.

Hanson will be sentenced March 31.


- Roberto Sanchez, 34, of Pennock, pleaded guilty Monday to an amended charge of gross misdemeanor aiding and abetting receiving stolen property.

As part of a plea agreement, the charge was reduced from a felony and Sanchez agreed to pay $1,600 in restitution.

Sanchez and Ludivina Castellanos, also 34 and of Pennock, were charged after police officers responded to a theft complaint June 1 in southwest Willmar. Taken from a home were three pieces of personalized jewelry, valued at $1,500. A week later, a local pawn shop owner informed police he had items that matched the description of the jewelry. Two individuals, identified as Castellanos and Sanchez, had attempted to pawn the goods on June 2. They told police that her sister got the jewelry from a friend to sell and that they were suspicious because each piece of the jewelry was personalized, but not in the name of the sister or her friend.Sanchez will be sentenced March 31.

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