Records, Feb. 25, 2006
District Court, Kandiyohi County - Jeremy Robert Willprecht, 22, Spicer, made his first court appearance Friday on charges of assaulting a young couple and stealing their cell phones during an incident Tuesday in Spicer. Willprecht was charged wi...
District Court, Kandiyohi County
- Jeremy Robert Willprecht, 22, Spicer, made his first court appearance Friday on charges of assaulting a young couple and stealing their cell phones during an incident Tuesday in Spicer.
Willprecht was charged with nine offenses, including aggravated robbery in the first degree, interference with a 911 call, riot in the third degree, assault in the fifth degree, theft of property and four counts of liability for the crimes of another.
A motion to dismiss the charges was denied.
Judge Donald Spilseth set unconditional bail at $20,000 and conditional bail at $8,000.
A 26-year old man and a 24-year old man were also involved with the altercation but have not yet been located, according to the complaint.
The victims were assaulted Tuesday in their car when they drove to Willprecht's residence to retrieve a calculator they'd left there. After seeing Willprecht outside, the male driver rolled down the car window. Willprecht then began punching the male victim in the head. The two other men then appeared and got into the backseat of the vehicle and also began striking the male victim in the head.
According to the criminal complaint, the female victim called 911 on her cell phone when one of the assailants grabbed the phone from her, striking her in the eye. The male victim had also called 911 on his cell phone when the men took his cell phone, as well as the keys to the vehicle.
The complaint said the female victim "pleaded" with the three men to return the keys and phones but was told that the male victim would have to "fight them for it."
The stand-off lasted for about an hour before the assailants threw the keys towards the car. The men kept the cell phones.
One of the men allegedly told the victims, "If you call the cops, there's gonna be hell to pay and we'll make sure you're ten feet under."
The victims drove to the law enforcement center to report the incident on Tuesday night.
The next day, the female victim called the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Department to say that Willprecht had contacted her and wanted to meet her to return the cell phones, according to the complaint. A law enforcement officer went with her to the pre-arranged location, where Willprecht was arrested.
An omnibus hearing is set for March 22.
- Amanda Jean Steffens, 26, of Willmar, was arraigned Thursday on one count of theft.
According to the complaint filed against her, Steffens took $2,870 from Uniform Outlet in the Kandi Mall in Willmar, where she was employed. The theft, which occurred from July through December of 2005, was in the form of cash and receiving pay for 250 hours that she did not work.
A public defender was appointed.
She was released on her own recognizance.
WILLMAR -- A man stole a pick-up belonging to an acquaintance and then drove to Godfather's Pizza and took $500 in cash, according to Willmar Police.
The pickup, a 1990 blue Chevrolet with Minnesota license plate of MJF383, was reported stolen at 9:05 a.m. on Friday from the 400 block of Southwest 25th Avenue.
Shortly before the pickup was reported stolen, employees from Godfather's Pizza reported that an individual had taken money from the store.
The suspect was either a current, or former employee from Godfather's, according to the police.
ST. PAUL -- A squad car belonging to the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Department was broken into this week while it was in a parking lot at the Holiday Inn at 2201 Burns Avenue in St. Paul. A deputy was at a training session there at the time of the incident.
Leather snowmobile gear and helmet with the county sheriff's department identification label were taken from the squad car.
No weapons, computers or other law enforcement equipment was taken.
At least one other squad car belonging to a different agency that was in the parking lot was also damaged and broken into.
The incident, which was reported at 6:43 a.m., Friday to the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Department, was also filed with the St. Paul police department.
WILLMAR -- A garage in the 300 block of Northwest First Avenue was damaged and $3,000 of personal items taken. The incident was reported at 4:45 p.m. Thursday.
WILLMAR -- A fight was reported at 1:03 a.m. Friday in the 2000 block of Southwest Litchfield Avenue. One individual was taken to detox.
LITCHFIELD -- Two people were arrested on felony drug charges Thursday in Litchfield. The action was taken as part of an undercover investigation that involved the purchase of methamphetamines at a residence in the 300 block of East Fourth Street. The investigation, which in-volved the Litchfield Police Department and the CEE-VI Drug Task Force, included a search warrant of the home, where the two individuals were arrested.
According to a press release from the Litchfield Police Department, a 33-year old woman was arrested on charges of sale of a controlled substance in the second degree, felony possession of methamphetamine drug paraphernalia in the presence of children and child endangerment.
A 49-year old man was arrested for felony possession of methamphetamine drug paraphernalia in the presence of children, child endangerment and fourth degree controlled substance driving while under the influence. He also had an outstanding arrest warrant from Wright County.
Marriage Licenses, Kandiyohi County
Peter Wayne Fostervold, Willmar; Carla Jean Peitz, Willmar
Alexis Mauricio Tello, Willmar; Luanna Roxanne Lozano, Willmar
David Anthony Munson, Willmar; Debra Lee Dotseth, Atwater