Records, Oct. 20, 2006
Fight call leads to arrest of 14-year-old WILLMAR -- A 14-year-old Willmar boy was arrested by Willmar police officers Wednesday evening at Bjorsell Park. The Willmar Police Department received a report of a fight around 9:45 p.m. involving kids ...
Fight call leads to arrest of 14-year-old
WILLMAR -- A 14-year-old Willmar boy was arrested by Willmar police officers Wednesday evening at Bjorsell Park.
The Willmar Police Department received a report of a fight around 9:45 p.m. involving kids with bats and report of a possible gun.
According to the report, when officers arrived they cited two 18-year-old Willmar men for underage consumption, and one of the men also was cited for disorderly conduct.
The 14-year-old was arrested and taken to Prairie Lakes Detention Center on charges of fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle, fleeing a police officer on foot, underage consumption as a driver, no Minnesota driver's license and outstanding warrants.
WILLMAR -- The theft of a terrier puppy was reported to the Willmar Police Department around 6:20 p.m. Wednesday at the Bluebird Pet Shop, 1305 S. First St. The puppy was valued around $699.
WILLMAR -- The theft of a $1,500 check was reported to the Willmar Police Department around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday along the 1100 block of Second Street Southeast.
WILLMAR -- A gas drive-off of more than $31 was reported to the Willmar Police Department around 12:20 a.m. Thursday at SuperAmerica, 415 S. First St.
SUNBURG -- The theft of license plates from a vehicle was reported to the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Department around 8:15 a.m. Thursday at Jorgenson Auto Sales & Repair, 225 Central Ave.
* A 29-year-old Willmar man was sentenced Oct. 2 on a felony charge of theft in connection with a home burglary that occurred July 6. Raul Patino Jr. along with David Lelyn Doering, 29, and Adam Alvarado, 25, of Willmar were charged with burglarizing the home along the 2100 block of Sixth Avenue Southeast
Patino was charged with second-degree burglary, second-degree burglary -- liability for crimes of another, and theft -- receiving stolen property.
Patino pleaded guilty to the theft charge Aug. 17 with the condition that the remaining charges would be dismissed. As a part of the agreement Patino also agreed to cooperate with the investigation of the other two men's alleged involvement with the crime.
Judge Donald M. Spilseth sentenced Patino to 15 months in prison and ordered a fine of $1,500. The prison time was stayed and Patino was put on probation for five years. Patino is also jointly responsible for restitution of $6,228.39. As part of the conditional sentence, Patino must also remain employed or seek employment during his probation.
According to the criminal complaint, a daughter of the homeowners reported the crime while her parents were out of town.
The daughter reported that a $5,000 TV, coin collection, digital camera and jewelry were among things stolen from the home. The daughter also identified Alvarado and Doering -- who live with Patino -- as suspects in the incident.
Police officers obtained search warrants for Patino's home at 341 Ferring St. S.E., and Alvarado's home at 1500 Dana Drive S.E. Alvarado was found at home in his room and arrested. According to the complaint, officers found burglary tools in the trunk of the car at his home. The car was later found to be registered to Doering.
At the Ferring Street home, officers found Patino lying on the couch. Along with items stolen from the home, officers also found drugs, a digital scale and small baggies, the complaint says. Doering was found hiding in an upstairs bedroom crawl space, and the officers found a suitcase in the crawl space with more of the stolen property in it, according to the complaint.
All three of the men faced felony charges of second-degree burglary, second-degree burglary -- liability for the crimes of another and theft.
* A 19-year-old Hawick man accused of assaulting his brother with a bat pleaded guilty Monday to a charge of domestic assault.
Adam Michael Schwalbe faced a felony charge of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon after an Aug. 23 incident when he allegedly used a steel baseball bat to strike his 15-year-old brother in the head.
On Monday, Schwalbe pleaded guilty to a second charge of domestic assault -- a misdemeanor. The felony charge was dismissed as part of the plea agreement.
Judge David L. Mennis set unconditional bail at $15,000 and conditional bail at $1,500. The release order was also modified to allow Schwalbe to have contact with his brother during family events. Schwalbe was previously restricted from any contact with his brother.
Charges were filed against Schwalbe after the August incident when the two brothers began arguing and fighting. Schwalbe later picked up a bat and threatened to hit his brother if he was pushed again. Schwalbe's brother allegedly tried to push him and was hit in the head with the bat.
Schwalbe's brother was taken to the Paynesville hospital for medical attention.
Schwalbe is scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 27.
* A 24-year-old New London man was arraigned Monday on two felony charges after allegedly pointing a gun at his girlfriend's head.
Desmond Jon Sweep is facing charges of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon and terroristic threats after an Oct. 13 incident. Sweep is also charged with two misdemeanor counts of disorderly conduct and reckless driving for an incident later that day.
Judge Michael J. Thompson set unconditional bail at $20,000 and conditional bail at $5,000. Sweep was released conditionally on a $5,000 bond.
Charges were filed against Sweep after the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Department responded to a report that a woman had been assaulted by her boyfriend.
Sweep's girlfriend told deputies that Sweep had allegedly picked her up in his truck and refused to let her out. According to the complaint, the two began arguing, during which Sweep threatened to kill her. At one point during the argument, Sweep allegedly reached behind the seat and pulled out what the girlfriend believed was a gun and pointed it at her head.
The woman was able to escape the truck when it came to a stop in traffic.
Sweep's next court date is scheduled for Oct. 30.
* A 21-year-old man registered as a predatory offender pleaded guilty Wednesday to a felony charge of failing to report change of information.
Dennis Lee Richardson was charged after he failed to report a new address and phone number to authorities in March.
On Wednesday, Richardson pleaded guilty to the charge and asked the state to move for the court to waive the mandatory minimum sentence for the crime. The minimum sentence for a predatory offender convicted of the charge is prison time between one year and a day and five years. The plea agreement also asked that the state remain silent at the sentencing hearing.
Charges were filed against Richardson after a Willmar police officer attempted to contact him in March. Richardson had allegedly left the residence he was living at and changed his phone number without alerting authorities.
Richardson is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 11.
* A 20-year-old Spicer man was sentenced Oct. 2 on a felony charge of criminal damage to property in the first degree.
Jeremy Chris Flickinger was charged after being linked to vandalism of more than 15 businesses and vehicles in Willmar. The incidents happened between April 14 and April 16 and all involved windows being broken by a small projectile shot from a BB gun.
Flickinger pleaded guilty to the charge Aug. 1. On Oct. 2, he was sentenced to 90 days in jail and fined $500. Flickinger is also responsible for the restitution of $10,282.25 for the broken windows.
Judge Donald M. Spilseth allowed the jail time to be served in three separate 30-day periods. The final two 30-day periods may be waived if Flickinger is compliant with his probation.
Charges were filed against Flickinger after Willmar police officers interviewed one of Flickinger's friends about the incident. Flickinger's car was also recorded outside of one of the damaged buildings.
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