Records, Jan. 13, 2005

District Court, Kandiyohi County - A Willmar man was sentenced to 24 months in prison Tuesday for beating up a woman and her mother. According to the criminal complaint, Rogelio Roy Juarez, 35, showed up at a Willmar home on Nov. 6, 2004, and dem...

District Court, Kandiyohi County

- A Willmar man was sentenced to 24 months in prison Tuesday for beating up a woman and her mother.

According to the criminal complaint, Rogelio Roy Juarez, 35, showed up at a Willmar home on Nov. 6, 2004, and demanded a ride from the woman living there. The woman refused. Juarez then asked the woman's mother. She also refused, the complaint says.

Juarez then grew angry, and began shoving the woman and her mother, the complaint says.

He broke the woman's cell phone and shoved her again, the complaint says.


He then punched the woman in the head several times, knocking her unconscious, the complaint says.

He had one prior conviction for fifth-degree assault and one prior conviction for domestic assault from Michigan in 2003.

He was convicted of fifth-degree assault. One count of third-degree assault, one count of fifth-degree assault and one count of fourth degree criminal damage to property were dismissed.

Judge Gerald Seibel sentenced Juarez to 24 months in prison, fined him $175 and set restitution costs at $548.44.

Juarez will receive credit for serving 120 days in jail.

- A 17-year-old Kerkhoven boy was given five years of probation in December for breaking into several businesses and stealing items.

According to the criminal complaint, Jeremias Eugene Gulke, 17, of Kerkhoven, stole and broke thousands of dollars worth of items and materials in May 2005.

On May 9, he and a juvenile friend broke into Owen Lea's Truck shop in Kandiyohi, where the two stole $2,000 cash from a safe, several NASCAR flags and three Dale Earnhardt framed metal pictures, the complaint says.


On May 12, the two broke into the Little Crow Country Club in Spicer and stole five Motorola Radius portable radios worth $1,250 and a pellet gun with a scope, the complaint says.

On May 12, the stole four tires and rims off of a truck from John Pulsifer Construction in New London. The items were said to be worth $1,500, the complaint says.

On Jan. 10, the two broke into Tinner's Framing, Inc. and Automotive Repair Specialists, Inc. in Willmar, where they stole several items and vandalized things. The total estimated cost of the items stolen and the damage for those two businesses was $20,452.92, the complaint says.

On Jan. 11, police took a report from Papa John's Latte Da in Willmar, which was broken into and had a cash register stolen, the complaint says. The juvenile admitted he and Gulke had done the burglary.

On May 19, an informant working with the Willmar Police bought some of the stolen property from Gulke, the complaint says.

The two also admitted to breaking into American Enterprises Maintenance, Inc. and stole go-cart parts and tools.

The two also broke into Imes Garage, the juvenile told police.

Gulke pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree burglary. Thirty-four theft, burglary and vandalism charges were dismissed as part of a plea agreement.


However, Gulke will have to pay restitution on all the burglaries. Restitution has yet to be set.

Judge Kathryn Smith gave Gulke five years of probation, and ordered him to pay $137 in fines and do victim offender mediation. Gulke is also facing charges in Swift County, the complaint says.

- A Willmar man pleaded guilty to one count of financial transaction card fraud and one count of receiving stolen property for stealing several items from vehicles in October.

According to the criminal complaint, Jeremy Justin McKenna, 27, broke into several vehicles after getting out of jail on Oct. 4. He was arrested for the break-ins on Oct. 12.

Willmar Police received a report on Oct. 12 that McKenna had been breaking into vehicles and had used debit cards stolen in the break-ins to withdraw money, the complaint says.

Police went to McKenna's home and found several purses, wallets, and other items stolen in the break-ins, including a radio scanner worth $859.75.

Nine other counts related to the thefts were dismissed as part of a plea agreement.

He will be sentenced on Feb. 27.


- A Hazel Run man was found guilty by jury Tuesday of felony driving while intoxicated charges.

According to the criminal complaint, Kelly Lee Trotter, 28, was pulled over on Jan. 29 after a caller alerted law enforcement that Trotter was weaving while driving south on U.S. Highway 71.

A Kandiyohi County Sheriff's deputy found Trotter on U.S. Highway 12 in Willmar, where he'd blown out a tire.

Trotter failed a field sobriety test given by the officer, but refused to submit to a breathalyzer test.

He admitted to the deputy that he'd been at a party in St. Cloud early that night and had been drinking, the complaint says.

Trotter was found to have three prior DWI offenses since 1998.

A jury found him guilty of two first-degree DWI charges and one count of open bottle.

He will be sentenced on Feb. 21.



WILLMAR -- Two 10 lb. packages of hamburger patties, one 10 lb. package of whole turkey breasts and two 2 lb. packages of sliced roast beef were reported stolen Thursday afternoon from Hi-Tops Bar & Grill, 915 U.S. Hwy. 71 N.

WILLMAR -- A house was reported burglarized Wednesday night at the 200 block of Seventh Street Northwest.

Three arrested

WILLMAR -- Three men were arrested Wednesday night after a person called police reporting that the men were urinating outside of the Wal-Mart parking lot along the 3000 block of First Street South.

Willmar Police arrested an 18-year-old Renville man for fourth-degree DWI and indecent exposure and two 19-year-old Danube men were arrested for underage consumption.


WILLMAR -- A vehicle was reported vandalized Wednesday afternoon at the 1300 block of 24th Avenue Northwest.

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