Records for June 21
This is the records summary for June 21.Theft WILLMAR -- A woman reported Thursday afternoon that her purse had been stolen in Willmar. It included debit cards, credit cards, identification and other personal papers. She reported that her bank ca...
This is the records summary for June 21.
WILLMAR - A woman reported Thursday afternoon that her purse had been stolen in Willmar. It included debit cards, credit cards, identification and other personal papers. She reported that her bank cards had already been used twice in Kerkhoven.
WILLMAR - The staff at an assisted living center on Gorton Avenue in Willmar asked Thursday evening that an officer help remove an angry snapping turtle from their yard. The turtle was removed and released at a nature park near Ridgewater College.
WILLMAR - Authorities received a report Thursday evening of a possible identity theft in the 1500 block of First Street North in Willmar.
ATWATER - A 32-year-old man was arrested early Friday on suspicion of second-degree driving while impaired. He also fled on foot from the traffic stop at Fourth Street North and Pleasant Avenue in Atwater.
LAKE LILLIAN - A 29-year-old man was arrested early Friday on suspicion of driving while impaired after a traffic stop at County Road 8 Southeast and Big Kandi Drive north of Lake Lillian.
* Manuel Antonio Luna, 31, of Willmar was sentenced Thursday to serve 30 days in jail and 20 years on probation on a charge of third-degree drug possession.
Luna pleaded guilty last month to possessing 11 grams of cocaine, which had been found in his home in December during a search by CEE-VI Drug Task Force agents.
Luna was sentenced to 21 months in prison, but that was stayed for 20 years, the term of his probation. Luna was ordered to serve 30 days in the Kandiyohi County Jail and given credit for 2 days already served. He will be allowed to serve his sentence on weekends and will be required to follow all conditions of his probation.
Luna was arrested after a search at his home in December found 11 grams of cocaine, a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia in a bedroom. The search also revealed drug paraphernalia in the kitchen and photos of marijuana and other drug items on digital memory cards.
According to court records, Luna had admitted to using cocaine and directed drug agents to another hiding place in his home.
* Humberto Acevedo Jr., 32, of Willmar made his first court appearance Friday on a felony charge of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon, causing substantial bodily harm.
Bail was set at $60,000. His next court appearance will be June 30.
Acevedo is accused of stabbing a man in the abdomen on June 4.
According to court records, the victim and a witness said a man had arranged to meet the victim south of Willmar at a field approach near the intersection of U.S. Highway 71 and Kandiyohi County Road 3 to talk about a possible construction job.
As the victim stood by the man’s truck talking to him, another man, later identified as Acevedo, got out of the truck and stabbed the victim, calling him a snitch, according to the criminal complaint.
The victim’s companion took him to Rice Memorial Hospital, where he arrived bleeding on his left side and having difficulty breathing, according to the complaint. He was found to have a stab wound in his abdomen measuring 1.8 centimeters, about three-quarters of an inch.
During the investigation, the victim told authorities he thought the assault may have been connected to an old drug charge.
Bishar M. Yusuf, Willmar; Hamdi Mohamoud Iman, Willmar
Tabitha Lea Washek, Willmar; Francisco Quintanilla Perez, Willmar
Rebecca Ann Pehrson, DeGraff; Kerry Francis Hettver, DeGraff
Roney Espinoza, Appleton; Joseph Thomas Schalmo, Appleton
Maria Carolina Leiva Zavala, Willmar; Denis Orlando Rivera, Willmar
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