District Court, Kandiyohi County, July 23

n Joseph Robert Jennum, 29, a prisoner at the Minnesota Corrections Facility in Lino Lakes, was arraigned Monday on two felony charges for violating the registration requirements of a predatory offender.

n Joseph Robert Jennum, 29, a prisoner at the Minnesota Corrections Facility in Lino Lakes, was arraigned Monday on two felony charges for violating the registration requirements of a predatory offender.

Unconditional bail was set at $1,000. His next appearance is Aug. 4.

According to the complaint, around Oct. 11, 2007, local police were informed that Jennum was non-compliant with his requirements to register as a predatory offender. His last known address was the Willmar Regional Treatment Center. He had been released in September to an unknown address in Willmar. Police investigated and later found out from Stearns County officials that he was staying with a woman in Willmar and that she was pregnant with his child. In November, the woman called local police and informed them that she wanted him arrested on an outstanding warrant from Stearns County. He was arrested and gave the woman's address when he was booked into the jail.

Information from the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension shows that he had not made an attempt to register his address with state officials since his release from treatment in September.

- David Lawrence Pillatzki, 32, of Brooten, was sentenced Monday to 62 months in prison and a $50 fine on a felony charge of driving while impaired.


As part of a plea agreement, another felony and a gross misdemeanor for driving after cancellation - inimical to public safety were dismissed. He was given credit for 117 days of jail time already served.

The charges were filed after a March 26 incident in which police followed Pillatzki's vehicle because of a loud muffler. The officer then witnessed Pillatski's poor driving and saw him walk unsteadily as he got out of his vehicle. Pillatzki was arrested after he failed field sobriety tests, including a breath test that registered .181. It was also discovered he did not have a driver's license. When he was transported to the law enforcement center, Pillatzki then refused to take a test to measure the alcohol level that can be used as evidence in court.

According to the police report, Pillatzki has a previous conviction for driving while impaired in 2000; a prior conviction for refusing to test in July of 2004; and three convictions for driving while under the influence in 2004.

- Luke Adam Frank, 19, of Paynesville, pleaded guilty Monday to a third-degree criminal sexual conduct charge for sexual involvement with a 15-year-old girl.

As part of a plea agreement, he will receive a stay of execution on his sentence and a maximum of 120 days in jail as a condition of his probation.

The charge was filed after a Kandiyohi County Sheriff 's deputy talked with a juvenile on Dec. 21 regarding information that had been given to the Paynesville Police. The juvenile said that Frank had sexually touched another girl on Nov. 9 at a house in rural Hawick. When interviewed, the other girl said she had dated Frank, but that they were now just friends. She confirmed that he had touched her over and under her clothing and that he knew how old she was because the incident happened on her 15th birthday.

When interviewed, Frank admitted to touching the girl and to knowing her age and that she was a freshman in high school. He has a previous conviction, as an adjudicated delinquent, of first-degree criminal sexual conduct.

- Alexander James Lotthammer, 19, of Willmar, pleaded guilty Monday to an amended charge of felony fifth-degree controlled substance.


As part of a plea agreement, the charge was reduced from a fourth-degree controlled substance crime. He will be sentenced Aug. 29.

The charge was filed after CEE-VI agents were contacted by a confidential informant on Feb. 28. The informant said he had been approached by Lotthammer, who offered to sell him steroids. The informant said that he had arranged to meet Lotthammer on March 5 and that he had told Lotthammer that he would bring a friend along who wanted to purchase steroids.

The informant and an agent met Lotthammer and the agent purchased a vial for $155. The vial was understood to contain a steroid solution. The solution was tested and found to contain approximately 250 milliliters of a solution called "TEST E 250," with each milliliter containing 250 milligrams of testosterone enanthate. Enanthate is a Schedule III drug and a commonly used form of testosterone or steroid.

Lotthammer was arrested on May 1 on a probation violation and on the drug charge.

He agreed to talk with officers and admitted to selling the vial of steroids.

- Homero Garcia III, 22, of Willmar, pleaded guilty Monday to a felony forgery charge.

As part of a plea agreement, another felony for aggravated forgery will be dismissed. He will be sentenced Aug. 22.

The charges were filed after Willmar police were called June 13 to Regency Estates West on a domestic call. When asked for his name, Garcia allegedly looked down and away and began to walk away from the officer. He later produced a Washington driver's license, which the officer suspected was not valid. The officer had seized other similar licenses and recognized that the photo background was not correct. The license was under the Zarate name and was not valid. Garcia gave the officer a Mexican consular ID card, which was also recognized as not valid by the officer. The man allowed officers to follow him into the home, where he produced five forms of identification from a lockbox. The documents included a Mexican voter registration card, passport and driver's license, an international driver's license and another form of foreign identification. As he was looking through the documents in the box, the officer saw other documents with other names, including a letter from the Department of Vehicle Services to Anselmo Quirot. He also produced a Mexican birth certificate in the Zarate name.


A local records check showed a warrant for Garcia's arrest from Lyon County. He was placed into custody. The officer checked the open lockbox and found more documents in the Garcia, Quirot and Zarate names.

Garcia was taken to the jail, where officers discovered a 1½-inch square photo on him that matched the photo on the driver's license. Jail officials used the booking photo from Lyon County and matched it to a photo from the Department of Vehicle Services.

- Darren Robert Oeltjen, 33, of Willmar, was arraigned Monday on a felony charge of fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle.

Unconditional bail was set at $20,000. Conditional bail was allowed at $1,000 bond or cash, provided he submit to electronic alcohol monitoring. His next appearance is Aug. 4.

Oeltjen also faces gross misdemeanor charges for driving while impaired and for violating driving restrictions by consuming alcohol or controlled substances.

According to the complaint, around 10 p.m. on Friday, Willmar police received a driving complaint that a black pickup was all over the road on First Street. Officers located the vehicle along 16th Avenue Southwest and initiated a traffic stop. The driver exited the vehicle, smelled of alcohol and got upset with officers for stopping him. As one of the officers was attempting to conduct field sobriety tests on Oeltjen, the other officer went back to his squad car to adjust the camera in the car. Oeltjen allegedly ran back to his vehicle and took off with the other officer standing on the running board. The officer jumped off and both officers pursued the vehicle with lights and sirens on. Eventually, Oeltjen pulled over along the 1200 block of Sixth Street. He was arrested and taken to jail. A search of the vehicle revealed a cooler containing numerous beers. At the Law Enforcement Center, Oeltjen refused to submit to a breath test.

A review of his record shows driving while impaired convictions in December 2005, April 2004 and June 1998.

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