Records for Friday November 24, 2006

District Court Kandiyohi County - A 45-year-old Clear Lake woman made appearances on two separate cases Nov. 13 involving felony charges for harassment. Michelle Lind Lesnau is facing three felony charges of pattern of harassing conduct, two misd...

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Kandiyohi County

- A 45-year-old Clear Lake woman made appearances on two separate cases Nov. 13 involving felony charges for harassment.

Michelle Lind Lesnau is facing three felony charges of pattern of harassing conduct, two misdemeanor charges of violating an order for protection and three misdemeanor charges of domestic abuse -- no contact order in two separate cases.

Judge Donald M. Spilseth set unconditional bail at $100,000 with conditional bail set at $60,000 or $5,000 cash. Lesnau is also not allowed to make telephone calls from jail except to her attorney and a select group of others.


Charges were filed against Lesnau after she allegedly began leaving a large number of messages on the answer machine and cell phone belonging to her estranged husband and his girlfriend. The husband has a order for protection against Lesnau.

According to the complaint, the Willmar Police Department was first alerted to the calls around Oct. 6. The husband reported a number of calls from Lesnau and their children, who live with Lesnau.

Initial charges were filed Oct. 27 after nearly 80 messages had been left, according to the complaint. Some of the messages -- which occur in groups of six to eight in a row -- threaten the husband's girlfriend. On one occasion, eight messages were received between 6:06 p.m. and 6:24 p.m. from Lesnau's children. The calls occurred on a number of days throughout October.

A second set of charges was filed against Lesnau after a Nov. 6 incident after the husband received more phone messages from Lesnau.

Lesnau is also facing felony charges for a Sept. 7 incident in which she allegedly broke into her estranged husband's house on the 300 block of 23rd Street Southeast and threatened him. Lesnau allegedly rammed his vehicle before fleeing the scene. Lesnau is scheduled to appear in court again Jan. 25.

- A Willmar couple facing felony charges for wrongfully obtaining assistance pleaded guilty Nov. 7.

Fabiola Samano Carreno Cisneros, 30, and Vincente Abonce Cisneros, 42, were both charged individually with felony counts of theft -- wrongfully obtaining assistance.

Both pleaded guilty Nov. 7 to an amended version of the the theft charge. As part of the the plea agreement both asked the prosecution not argue for more than 30 days in jail, agreed to pay restitution in full and asked for a stay of imposition on the charges.


Charges against the couple stem from an incident in 1997 when they applied to receive medical assistance from Family Services. As a condition of the assistance, the two were supposed to report all income to Family Services.

A January investigation revealed that Fabiola had allegedly been working since 1997 and that income was not reported to Family Services.

According to the complaint, Family Services estimated the overpayment of medical assistance to the Cisneros family at $22,050.16, over a period since March 1998.

- A 23-year-old Spicer man facing a felony charge of assault after allegedly beating up his mother's boyfriend, made his initial appearance Nov. 16.

Shane Gray Cecil is charged with a felony count of third-degree assault and gross misdemeanor charges of domestic assault, fifth-degree assault and interfering with a 911 call. He is also charged with a misdemeanor count of fourth-degree criminal damage to property.

Judge Michael J. Thompson set unconditional bail at $20,000, with condtional release at $1,000 cash only.

Charges were filed against Cecil after Kandiyohi County Sheriff's deputies were called to a trailer in Spicer on a report of a fight.

According to the complaint, Cecil allegedly became upset after not being able to find a remote. He flipped over a chair and began ranting before allegedly throwing a vacuum at his mother, who was holding a 10-month-old child at the time. The mother told deputies she then tried to call the 911 but was stopped when Cecil allegedly grabbed the phone and threw it against the wall.


Cecil then allegedly began fighting with his mother's boyfriend, eventually dragging him outside and hitting him with a plastic lawn chair. The boyfriend told deputies he was able to push Cecil off him and lock him out of the trailer. Cecil allegedly kept ramming his body against the door.

At the trailer, deputies reported finding a broken storm door and large amount of blood spattered on the window, main door and side of the trailer. The boyfriend also had a deep cut on his shoulder blade, which required medical attention.

Cecil was arrested by authorities Nov. 14 in Spicer. He allegedly admitted to backhanding the boyfriend and said he may have used the lawn chair to strike the man.

Cecil's next court appearance is scheduled for Dec. 4.

- A 22-year-old St. James man pleaded guilty Monday to a felony drug charge.

Michael Bruce Macmaster was charged with a felony fifth-degree controlled substance crime and misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana in a motor vehicle and failure to produce proof of insurance.

Macmaster pleaded guilty to the drug charge Monday under the agreement that the remaining two charges would be dismissed. He also requested a stay of adjudication at the time of sentencing.

Charges were filed against Macmaster after an Aug. 13 trafic stop, during which he was found in possession of marijuana and cocaine.


A Minnesota State Trooper pulled Macmaster over for speeding on U.S. Highway 71, near County Road 90. The complaint states that Macmaster admitted he and his passenger had been smoking marijuana in the vehicle.

During a search, a Β½ gram of cocaine was also found in Macmaster's wallet. Macmaster is scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 17.

- A 23-year-old man made his first appearance Nov. 17 on felony burglary charges.

Arturo Enriquez-Quintana is charged with first-degree burglary and a misdemeanor charge of trespassing after an incident Nov. 16.

Judge Michael J. Thompson set unconditional bail at $40,000 with conditional bail set at $15,000.

Charges were filed against Enriquez-Quintana after he allegedly was found sleeping on a woman's porch Nov. 16 around 1:20 p.m. along the 400 block of Litchfield Avenue Southeast.

According to the complaint, the woman called the Willmar Police Department after she found the man, later identified as Enriquez-Quintana, sleeping on her porch. A window to the porch was broken. The woman told officers that Enriquez-Quintana had also been at the home around 12:30 a.m. asking to speak to his girlfriend, who used to live at the same address.

During a police interview, Enriquez-Quintana told officers that he had not had a place to stay for three days and had been homeless for a month. He also said he had entered the porch through the door and that the window was broken when he arrived.


Two injured after four-vehicle crash on First Street

WILLMAR -- Four cars heading southbound on First Street South collided Tuesday evening at the intersection of 19th Avenue, injuring two people.

The crash occurred around 5:50 p.m. after one of the vehicles, a 1983 Buick driven by James A. Norwood, 27, of Brainard stopped in the left southbound lane at the intersection. The Buick was then hit by a 1996 Oldsmobile driven by Holly M. Carlson, 24, of Atwater.

A third vehicle, a 2003 Chevy driven by Nathaniel R. Barney, 19, of Willmar began slowing down to avoid the crash. The Chevy was then rear-ended by a 1996 Toyota driven by Caitlin E. Johnson, 17, of Willmar, causing a collision between all four vehicles.

Johnson and her 15-year-old passenger, Baily A. Black, were transported to Rice Memorial Hospital by Willmar Ambulance.

Darin D. Becker, 25, Ryan D. Selisker, 28, Nathanial A. Selisker, 30, and Adam E. Foreland, 19, were all riding in Norwood's Buick and were uninjured in the crash. Addresses were not listed for any of the passengers on the accident report filed by the Willmar Police Department.

The Willmar Police Department, Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Department, Kandiyohi County Rescue Squad, Willmar Ambulance and Willmar Fire Department assisted at the scene.



NEW LONDON -- A burglary and theft of cash was reported to the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Department around 8:25 a.m. Wednesday at Concrete Products of New London, 17550 N.E. state Highway 23.

ID theft

WILLMAR -- Two identity theft cases were reported to the Willmar Police Department Tuesday afternoon.

The first incident was reported around 1:55 p.m. along the 200 block of Becker Avenue Southwest. The second incident was reported around 4:25 p.m. along the 200 block of Anthony Street Southeast.


ATWATER -- The front tire of a vehicle was reported slashed to the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Department around 6:50 p.m. Tuesday at McPete's II Sports Bar & Lanes, 122 N. Third St.

WILLMAR -- A mailbox, post and fire number were reported run over to the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Department around 7:10 a.m. Wednesday along the 2100 block of 45th Street Northwest.

NEW LONDON -- A mailbox was reported damaged to the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Department around 9:15 a.m. Wednesday along the 20000 block of 115th Street Northeast.


WILLMAR -- A case of employee theft was reported to the Willmar Police Department around 10:15 p.m. Wednesday at Target, 2502 First St. A 19-year-old woman was arrested for taking $388.66.

WILLMAR -- A gas drive off was reported to the Willmar Police Department around 7:15 p.m. Wednesday at Little Duke's, 1300 Fifth Street Southeast. The value of the fuel was $19.06.


Ross Michael Powers, Grove City; Carolyn Faith Berge, Grove City

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