Records, April 8, 2006
Theft WILLMAR -- Several people were suspected of stealing a license plate from a car dealership and putting it on a pickup so they could steal a tank full of gas Thursday night. According to a report from Willmar Police, several people were in t...
WILLMAR -- Several people were suspected of stealing a license plate from a car dealership and putting it on a pickup so they could steal a tank full of gas Thursday night.
According to a report from Willmar Police, several people were in the pickup that drove off from a gas station in the 1700 block of East Highway 12 in Willmar. However, the license plate reported was registered to another vehicle.
Later in the evening, the occupants of the pickup got into a fight with another group of people. When police arrived at the scene, they realized the pickup there matched the description of the one from the earlier gas drive-off.
The evening ended with the driver of the pickup, a 19-year-old Spicer man arrested for underage consumption. Investigation into the earlier incidents continues, according to Police Capt. Dave Wyffels.
District Court, Kandiyohi County
- Jeremy Justin McKenna, 27, of Willmar was convicted Thursday by a jury of two counts of violating an order for protection.
McKenna was convicted of violating the order while in possession of a dangerous weapon and of violating the order within five years of a previous domestic-related offense. His previous conviction was in April 2003.
On Feb. 2, 2006, a caller told authorities that McKenna was at the home of a woman who had an active order for protection against him. Police found McKenna hiding in a storage space under the floor in the home. On a ledge next to him, officers found a folding knife with the blade out and locked in position. They also found a circular folding knife with three blades in his pocket, according to the court file.
Judge Kathryn Smith ordered a presentence investigation.
- Erica Gomez, 26, of Willmar pleaded guilty to two charges stemming from a traffic stop on March 1.
Gomez was driving on Highway 12 in Willmar when she was pulled over because her vehicle did not have a front license plate, according to court records. She told the officer that her driver's license had been revoked. A search of the vehicle revealed a small amount of marijuana. When the officer took her to the jail, a corrections officer found a pipe for smoking methamphetamine hidden on her.
Gomez pleaded guilty to a fifth-degree controlled substance charge and to driving after revocation. Charges of bringing contraband into the jail and possession of drug paraphernalia are to be dismissed.
Gomez is to be sentenced on May 10.
ATWATER - An 11-year old boy was injured Wednesday evening in a dirt bike accident south of Atwater. The boy was riding a dirt bike in a ditch when he lost control, according to a Kandiyohi County Sheriff Deputy. He was taken to Rice Memorial Hospital by the Atwater ambulance with leg and back injuries. The name of the youth was not released.
The accident happened around 7 p.m. on Kandiyohi County Road 4, one-fourth mile east of 15 Avenue Northeast.
Marriage licenses, Kandiyohi County
Alfredo Rodriguez, Willmar; Erika Martinez Castellanos, Willmar
Edward George Nowacki, Spicer; Gloria Ann Chapin, Spicer
Norman Gerard Kveene, Pennock; Kelly Marie Klema, Willmar
Titus Mark Broberg, Raymond; Donna Marie Smith, Raymond
Andrew David Viessman, Paynesville; Carrie Ann Holzheimer, Paynesville
Ricardo Serrano Villarreal, Willmar; Ligia Guadalupe Chavez Ruiz, Willmar
Scott Allen Detloff, Elrosa; Kari Elizabeth Halls, Brooten