Records, Jan. 6, 2007
District Court Kandiyohi County * A 19-year-old Willmar man made his initial appearance Dec. 26 facing a felony drug charge after a traffic stop in December. Jeremy Matthew Thorpe is charged with a fifth-degree controlled substance violation alon...
* A 19-year-old Willmar man made his initial appearance Dec. 26 facing a felony drug charge after a traffic stop in December.
Jeremy Matthew Thorpe is charged with a fifth-degree controlled substance violation along with a petty misdemeanor for possession of drug paraphernalia.
Thorpe was released conditionally Dec. 19 after posting $1,000 cash.
Charges were filed against Thorpe after the car in which he was riding was stopped by a Willmar police officer Dec. 16.
According to the complaint, the officer stopped the car because it didn't have rear tail or brake lights. After the car was stopped, the officer saw the rear seat passenger, later identified as Thorpe, reaching around the floor area.
The complaint states the officer informed the driver about the broken taillights and asked Thorpe to step out of the car. When asked if he had anything on him, Thorpe allegedly gave the officer a glass pipe used for smoking methamphetamine. No other drugs were found in the car, but about 1 gram of meth was allegedly found in Thorpe's left shoe.
Thorpe is scheduled to appear in court again March 1.
* A 29-year-old Willmar man made his first appearance Dec. 26 facing a felony drug charge after allegedly being found snorting cocaine in a men's bathroom.
Emigdio Diaz Rodriguez is charged with a fifth-degree controlled substance violation. A gross misdemeanor charge of giving a peace officer a false name was also filed against Rodriguez.
Judge Donald M. Spilseth set unconditional bail at $30,000.
Charges were filed against Rodriguez after the Willmar Police Department received a report around 12:30 a.m. Dec. 23 that two men were snorting drugs in the men's bathroom at the Kandi Entertainment Center.
According to the complaint, the officer confirmed the reported complaint with a bouncer at the bar. The officer walked into the men's bathroom and saw two pairs of feet in one of the stalls and also reportedly heard snorting noises. The officer then looked over the stall and saw a man using a Florida identification card to snort a white powder from a small baggie, the complaint states.
The officer asked the men to come out of the stall. A man later identified as Rodriguez came out of the stall, allegedly still holding the card and baggie. According to the complaint, the bag contained about 1 gram of cocaine. Rodriguez later admitted that his real name was Jose Danilo Gonzales with a date of birth in April 1984.
Rodriguez is scheduled to appear in court again Jan. 25.
CLARKFIELD -- The Yellow Medicine County Sheriff's Office is investigating the Jan. 2 burglary of the Waller Fur Company, rural Clarkfield. Items taken in the reported crime include numerous raccoon, mink, coyote and bear furs, seven or eight guns and miscellaneous knives.
Anyone with information regarding this case is requested to contact the Yellow Medicine County Sheriff's Office at 320-564-2130.
WILLMAR -- A theft was reported to the Willmar Police Department around 1:15 p.m. Friday at Ridgewater College, 2101 15th Ave. N.W. A calculator, valued at $80, and a book, valued at $108, were reported stolen.
RAYMOND -- A theft was reported to the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office around 10 a.m. Friday along the 500 block of Mason Street. The tenants had moved out of a rental property and the washing machine was reported missing. The Whirlpool was valued at $500.
RAYMOND -- Property damage was reported to the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office around 7:45 a.m. Friday along the 500 block of North Cofield Street. The passenger window of a pickup was shot out with a BB gun.