Records, Aug. 21, 2008

Theft WILLMAR -- Theft of an air compressor was reported around 5:15 p.m. Tuesday from Monson Excavating, 2783 45th Ave. S.E. WILLMAR -- Shoplifting was reported around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday from the Wal-Mart Supercenter, 700 19th Ave. S.E. A 20-year...


WILLMAR -- Theft of an air compressor was reported around 5:15 p.m. Tuesday from Monson Excavating, 2783 45th Ave. S.E.

WILLMAR -- Shoplifting was reported around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday from the Wal-Mart Supercenter, 700 19th Ave. S.E. A 20-year-old Willmar woman was arrested and cited with theft. A 24-year-old Willmar man was cited with theft and released.

PRINSBURG -- Theft and criminal damage to property were reported around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday from Auto Collision & Color, 302 Pleasant Ave. According to the incident report, a passenger window of a 1993 Pontiac was broken and the vehicle's in-dash CD player was stolen. The caller indicated the theft happened sometime between midnight Tuesday and 6:30 a.m. Wednesday.



WILLMAR -- A burglary was reported around 10:15 p.m. Tuesday from the 1400 block of Dana Drive Southeast. The caller indicated that someone broke into the residence through a window and stole a Dell computer, computer monitor, an X-Box video game system and two video game controllers. The burglary reportedly happened sometime between 8 and 10:15 p.m. Tuesday.


WILLMAR -- A domestic assault was reported around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday from the 3100 block of Seventh Avenue Northwest. A 23-year-old Willmar man was arrested and will be arraigned on a fifth-degree assault charge.

LAKE LILLIAN -- Domestic assault and criminal damage to property were reported around 8:15 p.m. Tuesday from the 700 block of First Street East. The caller indicated that his 18-year-old son was breaking everything at the residence including the windows and doors of the house. The caller also reported that his face was hit by glass shards during the incident.

WILLMAR -- A report about an assault with a knife was called in around 9:45 a.m. Wednesday from an apartment complex on the 500 block of 16th Street Southwest. The caller indicated the assault happened on Aug. 17, but he was afraid to report the incident because he thought he might be arrested if he did. The county attorney's office will decide whether to file charges for the incident.

District Court

Kandiyohi County

n Eric Jon Larcom, 27, of Spicer, was arraigned Wednesday on felony charges of conspiracy to sell drugs and to sell a simulated controlled substance for his role in an alleged drug deal on July 16.


Unconditional bail was set at $75,000 with conditional bail at $2,500. He was ordered to have no contact with three other men charged in the case and not to possess firearms.

According to the complaint, CEE-VI Task Force agents served a search warrant July 16 on a Spicer home after a confidential informant allegedly purchased suspected methamphetamine there from Phillip Christian Rice, 39, of Litchfield. Rice faces two drug sale conspiracy charges and a fifth-degree drug possession charge. Two other men who lived at the home, Troy David Travis, 38, and Jason Robert Peterson, 39, both of Spicer, are charged with felony drug possession.

According to the complaint, the informant informed a CEE-VI agent that Rice had offered to sell an "eight-ball" of meth for $360. The informant had made arrangements for the buy to happen that day. Agents set up the informant and gave her $400 in task force funds.

The informant went to the Spicer residence and later met the agents, handed over the bag of suspected meth and the remaining money. The drugs had a rough weight of 6 grams, but a field test was inconclusive for methamphetamine. The agents informed the informant of the results of the test, and then the informant called Rice and confronted him with the information that the drugs were not good. The informant was supposed to return the suspected drugs to Rice the next day.

However, that evening a number of law enforcement officers served a search warrant on the home and confirmed that Rice, Travis and Peterson lived there. They recovered drug paraphernalia from several rooms in the house, plus cutting agents, a list of products used to make meth, a propane torch adapted to use to smoke meth and a meth smoking device made of a light bulb that contained meth residue. They also found cocaine in the home.

Rice denied that Larcom was at the home during the buy, and said that an audio recording of the buy was of a voice on the radio, and not Larcom.

His next court date is Sept. 2.

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