Records, April 4, 2006
District Court, Kandiyohi County Johnny Juan Molina, 21, of Willmar was sentenced to five years probation on a felony charge of theft-liability for the crimes of another. Judge Donald Spilseth stayed the imposition of sentence for five years and ...
District Court, Kandiyohi County
Johnny Juan Molina, 21, of Willmar was sentenced to five years probation on a felony charge of theft-liability for the crimes of another.
Judge Donald Spilseth stayed the imposition of sentence for five years and ordered him to pay a $2,000 fine plus court fees. Molina received credit for 144 days already served in jail.
He was also ordered to participate in a property crime victim impact panel, to pay the cost of participating and to write a three-page paper. He was ordered to participate in victim-offender mediation if his victim wishes.
Molina was arrested June 5, 2005, after some items were stolen from a garage at a home in northwest Willmar. The homeowner saw two people leaving the area, called 911 and then followed the suspects. He later identified Molina as one of the people he saw. An air compressor and a toolbox were stolen from the garage, and the vehicles in the garage had been opened and searched.
GRANITE FALLS -- A Sacred Heart woman died as the result of injuries sustained in a two-vehicle accident Thursday in Granite Falls.
Margaret Hanson, 74, died at the Granite Falls Hospital on Friday.
The vehicles collided at the intersection of Highway 212/23 and Jefferson Street in the city limits of Granite Falls. Margaret Hanson was a passenger in a 1999 Mercury driven by Sanford Hanson, 84. Sanford Hanson was taken to Granite Falls Hospital, too. The driver of the other vehicle, a 1996 Dodge, was not injured.
Granite Falls Police responded to the accident and were aided by the Yellow Medicine County Sheriff's Office, Minnesota State Patrol, Granite Falls Fire/Rescue and Granite Falls Ambulance. The accident is still under investigation, according to a news release from the Granite Falls Police Department.
BENSON -- Two Swift County deputies were assaulted by a 17-year-old boy after a traffic stop Friday evening in the area of Highway 29 and County Line Road.
A sedan driven by the boy was stopped for minor traffic violations. When officers attempted to take the driver into custody for driving while intoxicated, he threatened to assault the deputies and physically resisted arrest, according to a news release from the swift County sheriff's Office.
He struck Deputy John Holtz, who sustained injuries to his neck, shoulder blade and back. Deputy Larry Hindberg came to Holtz's aid. He was scratched in the face, and his glasses were bent. Deputy Holtz discharged his Taser into the youth, "resulting in immediate compliance," according to the release.
The young was treated and released from the Swift County-Benson Hospital emergency room and detained at Prairie Lakes Youth Center in Willmar. Both deputies were back on duty the following evening.
A 19-year-old male passenger in the car was cited for underage consumption and giving false information to a peace officer.
The juvenile appeared in court Monday afternoon and was charged with felony assault on a peace officer, felony sale of a controlled substance, misdemeanor DWI and misdemeanor possession of marijuana.
WILLMAR -- A Willmar man reported Monday morning that someone broke into a shed in the 1200 block of High Avenue Northeast. The man said 12 gallons of gas has been stolen from the shed in the past 10 days.