Records, May 6, 2008
Woman airlifted to HCMC in Kimball rollover KIMBALL -- A 55-year-old Annandale woman was reported in critical condition Monday afternoon after a rollover car accident on state Highway 15 north of Kimball. According to the Minnesota State Patrol r...
Woman airlifted to HCMC in Kimball rollover
KIMBALL -- A 55-year-old Annandale woman was reported in critical condition Monday afternoon after a rollover car accident on state Highway 15 north of Kimball.
According to the Minnesota State Patrol report, Jeanette M. Gunnerson was airlifted to the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis after rolling her 2000 Jeep Cherokee around 1:13 p.m. Monday on state Highway 15.
According to the State Patrol, Gunnerson was on state Highway 15 when a car turned into a driveway off the highway. Gunnerson swerved to avoid hitting the car and went off the road, rolling the vehicle. Gunnerson was reported to have suffered head and internal injuries.
The State Patrol had yet to identify the passenger of the Jeep Monday evening or what the person's condition is. The State Patrol report, posted just after 4 p.m. on a public Web site, is listed as being incomplete.
The Kimball Police Department and the Stearns County Sheriff's Office assisted the State Patrol at the scene of the accident.
Sartell man facing drug charges after arrest
ST. CLOUD -- A 44-year-old Sartell man is facing first-degree controlled substance charges after he was apprehended Thursday with 10 grams of meth and $3,000 in cash.
According to a news release from Stearns County Sheriff John Sanner, Thomas Allen Kleis was stopped by officers as part of an investigation by the Central Minnesota Drug and Gang Task Force. The investigation, called Operation Speed Trap, involved the distribution of meth in the central part of the state and included monitoring of Kleis' activity.
According to Sanner, investigators believe Kleis was the supply for a number of people involved in distributing meth around the area. Distribution points were located in Todd and Benton counties and in St. Cloud, Rice and Sartell. More arrests are expected as part of the investigation.
Sanner encourages citizens with any information that may assist in the investigation to call the drug and gang task force at 320-656-6685. The information received is completely confidential.
WILLMAR -- Spray-painted graffiti was reported around 7:25 a.m. Monday at the American Legion, 220 19th Ave. S.W. The damage was to a wall and a garbage container.
WILLMAR -- Graffiti was reported around 8:10 a.m. Monday at several locations downtown, including Rick's Schwinn, 320 Third St. S.W., and the Barn Theatre, 321 Fourth St. S.W.
SPICER -- A 5-year-old child was treated for a minor injury to the arm from a dog bite around 5 p.m. Saturday. The incident happened along the 4600 block of 132nd Avenue Northwest.
WILLMAR -- A 7-year-old boy was bitten by a neighbor's dog, described as a pit bull, around 11:15 a.m. Sunday along the 700 block of Third Street Southeast.
LITCHFIELD -- A dog bite was reported around 4:30 p.m. Saturday along 608th Avenue. The responding Meeker County sheriff's deputy issued a dangerous dog packet to the owner of the animal.
NEW LONDON -- Slashed vehicle tires and missing lug nut caps were reported around 8:30 a.m. Monday along the 19200 59th Street Northeast.
ATWATER -- Property damage, theft and burglary were reported around 8:30 a.m. Monday at the Island Pines Golf Course, 1601 W. Wyoming Ave.
DASSEL -- The Dassel Fire Department was dispatched around 9 p.m. Saturday to Atlantic Avenue East on a report of an ammonia tank leaking.
* Lucilia Solorio, 19, of Willmar, made her first appearance Friday on a third-degree criminal sexual conduct charge for having a sexual relationship and a child with a then 15-year-old boy.
Unconditional bail was set at $25,000 with conditional release allowed on her personal recognizance. She was ordered to have no contact with the boy and find an alternative place to live.
According to the complaint, an investigation and report from Kandiyohi County Family Services showed that Solorio was living with the boy and his family in Willmar and got pregnant by the boy in 2006. She miscarried in December 2006, but got pregnant again and was reported to be due in February 2007. In an interview with Family Services personnel, she admitted to living with the family, having sex with the boy and being pregnant with his child. In a separate interview, the boy confirmed Solorio's statements. In April, law enforcement confirmed the birth of the child on Feb. 15 and that the boy and Solorio were listed on the state parenting form. DNA samples were collected from all three and sent to the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension for analysis.
Solorio's next appearance is May 12.
* Donato Brito, 33, of Willmar, was arraigned Friday on three felony charges of offering a forged check, aiding in the offering of a forged check and theft by swindle.
Unconditional bail was set at $10,000 and conditional bail at $5,000, provided he have no contact with the alleged victims or accomplices in the case.
According to the complaint, a Lake Lillian woman reported Feb. 14 that her purse was stolen at Super Wal-Mart in Willmar. The purse was later found, but cash, a check card and a checkbook in the bag had been stolen. The next day, a check from the woman's account was used to get $200 cash at U.S. Bank in Willmar.
On Feb. 19, a Spicer woman reported to law enforcement that her billfold had been taken from her purse, also at Wal-Mart. The woman believed that only cash had been taken, but later discovered that two checks were missing. The checks were later passed at U.S. Bank, for $1,000 and $800.
An investigation revealed that Brito and two other men had passed the checks. When interviewed, the men told investigators they knew Brito through work and church and that he had asked them to cash the checks because he didn't have proper identification. They both said they had no idea the checks were stolen or forged. The bank had withdrawn the totals of the checks from the men's accounts. Surveillance footage showed Brito accompanying the men at the bank and bank officials identified him.
His next appearance is May 12.
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