Records, Aug. 20, 2008
Property damage WILLMAR -- Graffiti was reported around 1:20 p.m. Monday at the Kandi Mall, 1605 First St. S. NEW LONDON -- A broken door was reported around 10:45 a.m. Tuesday along Norwood Street. Theft SPICER -- The theft of a bicycle was repo...
WILLMAR -- Graffiti was reported around 1:20 p.m. Monday at the Kandi Mall, 1605 First St. S.
NEW LONDON -- A broken door was reported around 10:45 a.m. Tuesday along Norwood Street.
SPICER -- The theft of a bicycle was reported around 2 p.m. Monday along the 200 block of Lake Avenue South. The bike was valued at $165.
WILLMAR -- The theft of a bicycle was reported around 8:10 a.m. Tuesday along the 200 block of Manila Street.
WILLMAR -- The theft of traffic cones was reported around 10 a.m. Tuesday along the 400 block of County Road 5.
NEW LONDON -- A 42-year-old New London man was arrested for fifth-degree assault and disorderly conduct around 2:45 p.m. Monday along the 19200 block of 59th Street Northeast. The arrest was made after an individual reported that the man had assaulted him.
NEW LONDON -- The New London Fire Department was paged around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday to a gas line cut along the 7000 block of 150th Avenue Northeast. The department remained on the scene for about 90 minutes.
* Maira Alejandra Fernandez, 19, of Willmar, pleaded guilty Monday to a felony charge of fifth-degree drug possession and a misdemeanor charge of driving after suspension.
As part of a plea agreement, two additional misdemeanor charges and three petty misdemeanors will be dismissed and she will receive a stay of adjudication on her sentence. A stay of adjudication allows the conviction to be removed from her criminal record if she complies with all sentencing conditions.
The charges were filed after a Willmar police officer was on patrol around 2 a.m. March 5 on Lakeland Drive and saw a car make a left-hand turn from Willmar Avenue without stopping. The officer stopped the car over in the YMCA parking lot. The driver, Fernandez, said she didn't have her driver's license because it was in another pair of pants and was unable to provide insurance information. The officer checked and found that her driver's license was suspended. She was arrested and a search of the vehicle found a white substance, which tested positive as meth, in the ashtray and drug paraphernalia in her purse. The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office K-9 unit was brought in and found a bag of marijuana in the center console of the car.
She will be sentenced Sept. 19.
* Daniel Allen Ruter, 38, of Willmar, pleaded guilty Monday to a felony charge of fleeing a peace officer.
As part of a plea agreement, misdemeanor charges of reckless driving and failure to stop for a railroad crossing will be dismissed.
The charges were filed after a police officer observed Ruter violate a railroad crossing signal while driving a snowmobile around 10 p.m. Feb. 13 on Lakeland Drive. A train was on the tracks. The officer was subsequently able to drive his squad alongside the moving snowmobile and put on his signal lights, but the snowmobile driver sped away. A chase followed during which the snowmobile reportedly reached speeds in excess of 70 miles per hour. Officers found the snowmobile in an area near Ridgewater College where they also placed the defendant under arrest.
He will be sentenced Sept. 17.
* Nicole Marie Norton, 25, of Cottonwood, pleaded guilty Monday to an amended charge of gross misdemeanor issuing dishonored check.
As part of a plea agreement, the charge was reduced from a felony.
The charge was filed after Willmar police investigated bad checks written to Cash Wise Foods and Little Dukes. A total of eight checks, for $592.28, were written between Nov. 16 and Nov. 22, 2006. The bank issuing the checks told officers the account, in Norton's name, had been closed for non-sufficient funds.
She will be sentenced Sept. 16.