Records, Feb. 18, 2006
District Court, Kandiyohi County A 42-year-old man made his first appearance in Kandiyohi County District Court Thursday on a felony drug charge. Steven Lee Wick of Willmar was arrested Feb. 1 after he turned over cocaine to two Willmar police of...
District Court, Kandiyohi County
A 42-year-old man made his first appearance in Kandiyohi County District Court Thursday on a felony drug charge.
Steven Lee Wick of Willmar was arrested Feb. 1 after he turned over cocaine to two Willmar police officers at his apartment in the 700 block of Ninth Street Southeast, according to the criminal complaint.
The officers went to the residence because they were informed of drug activity there, according to the complaint.
Wick told the officers that friends had come over to use drugs and that some were there when the officers arrived, the complaint said. Wick told police that he knows he "has to stop," according to the complaint, and that the officers being at his residence was a "wake-up call."
Wick brought one of the officers to a bedroom, where there were two women. Wick asked them to turn over any drugs, according to the complaint. One woman gave police cocaine contained within a syringe and was arrested, the complaint said.
Wick gave the officers a bag containing a white substance, which tests showed was 0.8 grams of cocaine, according to the complaint.
The officers also found a "great deal" of drug paraphernalia in the apartment, the complaint said.
Wick was charged with one felony count of a fifth-degree controlled substance crime and one petty misdemeanor count of possessing drug paraphernalia.
Thursday, Judge Michael Thompson appointed him a public defender and released him on his own recognizance with conditions that he not possess or consume alcohol or mood-altering drugs and that he comply with his probation conditions.
WILLMAR -- A 38-year-old man was arrested Friday morning pending drug charges after a search warrant was executed in the 200 block of Bernard Street, according to Willmar police.
The Willmar Police Department and CEE-VI Drug Task Force found cocaine at the residence, Police Chief Jim Kulset said.
The man likely faces fifth-degree drug possession charges, Kulset said.
ATWATER -- A gasoline drive-off was reported Thursday night at Schmidty's in Atwater.
WILLMAR -- Gasoline worth $35.85 was reported stolen Friday afternoon from the Shell gas station on First Street South.
WILLMAR -- A window in a kindergarten classroom at Kennedy Elementary School was reported broken Friday morning.
KANDIYOHI -- Windows of an RV were reported shot out Thursday in the 5200 block of 120th Street Southeast in Kandiyohi.
WILLMAR -- Damage to the rear door of a vehicle was reported Friday morning in the 300 block of Third Street Southwest.
LAKE LILLIAN -- Cash in the amount of $2,650 was reported stolen Thursday from a residence in the 15600 block of 165th Avenue Southeast in Lake Lillian. An 18-year-old woman is a suspect, according to the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Department report.
Marriage Licenses, Kandiyohi County
Moses Cristo Garcia, Willmar; Angelica Elizabeth Mendiola, Willmar.
Joseph Larry Butler, Willmar; Danielle Marie Thorson, Willmar.
Robert James Lindahl Jr., Spicer; Nichole Ann Gjerde, Spicer.
Miles Edward Bessman, Willmar; Amber Rae Tremblay, Willmar.
Michael Bruce Felt, Spicer; Amanda Marie Thorson, Spicer.
Judd Matthew Hanson, Spicer; Katherine Allyn Kraemer, Spicer.
Snowshoe hike at Sibley cancelled
NEW LONDON -- Due to extreme cold weather, the snowshoe hike from 2 to 3:30 p.m. today at Sibley State Park in New London has been canceled.
Next weekend at the same time, participants can join the park naturalist on a snowshoe hike. Reservations are required and participants must be at least 10 years old. Call (320) 354-2002 or 354-2055.
For more information on state park events that have been canceled, visit the state Department of Natural Resources Web site at www.dnr.state.mn.us and check the calendar of events, or call the individual park for more details.