Records, Jan. 26, 2008
Garage fire NEW LONDON -- New London firefighters responded to a garage fire at 7:50 a.m. Friday at the Charles and Kathleen Hunt residence, 2361 County Road 40 N.W. The fire damaged a corner of the garage. The owner had reported he had knocked d...
NEW LONDON -- New London firefighters responded to a garage fire at 7:50 a.m. Friday at the Charles and Kathleen Hunt residence, 2361 County Road 40 N.W. The fire damaged a corner of the garage.
The owner had reported he had knocked down the blaze but asked for assistance from the fire department. New London Fire Chief Sig Holme said firefighters assisted at the scene for about one hour. The damage was limited to the detached garage. The cause is under investigation, according to the chief.
Worker reportedly loses hand
WILLMAR -- Willmar Ambulance crew members responded to an accident at the Jennie-O Turkey Store Plant 4, 1530 30th St. S.W., Willmar, in which a 29-year-old man had his hand cut off, according to the incident report. The accident was reported at 2:28 a.m. Friday.
* Joaquin Cortez, 20, of Willmar, was arraigned Friday on two felony charges of forgery.
The court set unconditional bail at $25,000.
The complaint charges that Cortez was stopped by a Willmar police officer on Thursday as he exited the Jennie-O Turkey Store plant on Litchfield Avenue. The defendant provided a driver's license identifying himself as Ronnie Ramirez. The complaint states that he also had in his possession other identification materials, including a W-4 form and Social Security card, in the name of Ronnie Ramirez.
He initially told the officer his name was Ramirez and that he was originally from Kansas, but after further questioning acknowledged that his name was Joaquin Cortez and that he was from Mexico, the complaint states.
* Miranda Joy Douvier, 19, of Willmar, was arraigned Thursday on two felony charges of burglary in the first degree and a misdemeanor charge of assault in the fifth degree.
The court allowed Douvier to be released on her own recognizance provided she have no contact with the alleged victims in the case.
The complaint states that Douvier, two other females and one male entered an apartment in the 1200 block of 24th Street Northwest in Willmar. Douvier ex-boyfriend was present there with a woman described as the ex-girlfriend of Douvier's male companion.
The complaint charges that Douvier struck the woman with her ex-boyfriend, and that the male who accompanied her into the apartment struck her ex-boyfriend. Douvier and the others also were responsible for damage in the apartment, ranging from ripping apart the door of a bedroom, smashing dinner plates and wrecking the top of a coffee table, according to the allegations in the complaint.
* Isabel Armando Martinez, 48, of Willmar, was arraigned Thursday on a charge of violating the criminal sexual predatory offender registration requirements.
The court set bail at $25,000 unconditional and $2,500 with conditions.
The complaint charges that Martinez failed to register as a criminal sexual offender in Kandiyohi County during the period of April 1, 2007, to Oct. 9, 2007. He failed to show up for an Aug. 9 hearing scheduled on the original charge, and letters sent to him were returned by the post office, the complaint states.
It also charges that a Willmar police officer went to a residence in Parkwood Estates looking for Martinez and was told by a relative of the defendant that he had gone to Texas.
Eleazar Gutierrez Jr., Willmar; Vivian Yvonne Trevino, Willmar
Crispin Silvas Rodriguez Jr., Willmar; Jessica Lee Christensen, Willmar
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