Records, May 24, 2008

Accident WILLMAR -- A 7-year-old boy was injured Friday evening when his bicycle and a vehicle collided at 15th Avenue Northwest and College Park Circle in Willmar. According to a Willmar Police report, the boy ran into the side of a car going by...


WILLMAR -- A 7-year-old boy was injured Friday evening when his bicycle and a vehicle collided at 15th Avenue Northwest and College Park Circle in Willmar. According to a Willmar Police report, the boy ran into the side of a car going by at about 7:35 p.m.

The boy got up after the accident, and he was walking and talking when police officers arrived at the scene, said Police Sgt. Dan Erickson. He was taken to Rice Hospital by Willmar Ambulance as a precaution, Erickson said. No information about his condition was available Friday evening.


WILLMAR -- A shoplifter reportedly stole clothing worth $78 from the JC Penney store at the Kandi Mall Thursday afternoon. The suspect was not apprehended. He is described as a Latino male from 15 to 20 years old. He was wearing blue jeans and a black T-shirt with white writing.


WILLMAR -- A 17-year-old female was cited and released to her mother Thursday afternoon at Wal-Mart after attempting to shoplift several small items.

KANDIYOHI -- A woman reported the theft of her iPod Nano from a house party in Kandiyohi sometime Wednesday night. The owner had plugged the iPod into the stereo at the party and left for a time. When she returned, the iPod was gone. The theft was reported Thursday afternoon. The owner's name is engraved on the iPod.


WILLMAR -- A vehicle was keyed sometime during Thursday night in the 700 block of Augusta Avenue Southeast. The driver's door, drive's side passenger door and the trunk were scratched. The damage was reported Friday morning.

Suspicious person

WILLMAR -- A suspicious person was reported outside the Women's Shelter in Willmar at 10:30 a.m. Friday. Officers were notified, but the person was gone when they arrived at the scene.

Fire call

WILLMAR -- The Willmar Fire Department was called to 801 24th Street S.E. around 5:10 p.m. Wednesday for a fire involving a barbecue grill.


According to Fire Chief Marv Calvin, the resident was preparing dinner when the grill caught fire. Calvin said the fire damaged a few boards of the home's deck, but did not reach the house itself before the department extinguished the fire. The fire department cleared the location at 5:47 p.m.

Calvin said the fire was caused by either a loose fitting on the propane tank or a loose fitting on the grill.

District Court

Kandiyohi County

* Sergio Ramos, 32, of Raymond, pleaded guilty Thursday to a felony charge of liability for crimes of another-check forgery and to a misdemeanor charge of domestic assault.

As part of a plea agreement, a felony for check forgery, a gross misdemeanor for interfering with a 911 call and another misdemeanor for domestic assault will be dismissed. Ramos agreed to pay restitution.

The charges were filed after two Clara City men reported a check forgery to the Chippewa County Sheriff's Office on Oct. 18. Three checks from a farm account were missing. The men provided affidavits that a total of $3,200 had been swindled with the checks. The men suspected Ramos, a former employee, and his girlfriend, Rosa Isela Cardoza, 35, of Willmar, had taken the checks while retrieving Ramos' belongings after he stopped working for the farm.

Police used bank records and surveillance video from a Willmar bank to identify Cordoza and Ramos, as the individuals who deposited $1,700 from two checks into an account and cashed the third check for $1,500 in early October. Police also used the surveillance video to identify Rosa's vehicle, which was used in the drive-through window for one of the transactions. Her ownership of the vehicle was verified against Department of Vehicle Services records.


The domestic assault charges were filed after an Oct. 1 incident in Willmar.

Ramos will be sentenced June 16.

* Jenny Maldonado-Arriaga, 30, of Willmar, was arraigned Thursday on felony charges for forgery and aggravated forgery.

Unconditional bail was set at $40,000 bond or $4,100 cash. Conditional bail was set at $5,000 or $500 cash, provided she report to probation every Monday by 4:30 p.m.

She has been charged with two felonies for aggravated forgery and two felonies for forgery. She is also known as Annie Amalia Colon Mattei and Glerian Yellisse Ortiz-Santiago.

According to the complaint, Willmar Police were contacted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents on Jan. 28 regarding Maldonado, who had been arrested by ICE agents in April 2007 for using the Mattei identity. Maldonado, as part of a lawsuit, had submitted an affidavit attesting to her identity as Jenny Maldonado-Arriaga.

Police found that the booking photo of Maldonado taken on April 10, 2007 matched ID photos of Mattei and Ortiz-Santiago taken by the Department of Vehicle Services. The investigation also revealed employment documents, using the Mattei birth certificate from Puerto Rico, Social Security number and Minnesota ID card, from Jennie-O Turkey Store.

A local booking photo of Maldonado, taken April 12, 2007, when she was arrested for having no Minnesota driver's license, matched the ICE booking photo.


Her next appearance is June 9.

Kandiyohi County

Marriage licenses

Joseph Michael Marquardt, Atwater; Heidi Jo Redepenning, Atwater

David Jon Nieland, Spicer; Leah Jean Nickels, Spicer

Curtis Reed Donner, Pennock; Mariah Nicole Manson, Pennock

John David Nething, Belgrade; Rita Marie Schaeffer, Hawick

Aaron Michael Kingery, Willmar; Brittany Ann Fettig, Willmar

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