Records published Aug. 20

The following is the records summary for Aug. 20.Accident WILLMAR -- A pickup truck driven by a 17-year old male rear-ended a school bus Wednesday that had one passenger - a five-year old girl - on board. There were no injuries. The incident was ...

The following is the records summary for Aug. 20.

WILLMAR –– A pickup truck driven by a 17-year old male rear-ended a school bus Wednesday that had one passenger – a five-year old girl – on board.
There were no injuries.
The incident was reported at 12:32 p.m. on Litchfield Avenue Southeast and Lakeland Drive Southeast.
There was minor damage to the bus, which is owned by the Willmar Bus Company. The pickup was towed away.

WILLMAR –– A 27-year old woman was arrested Tuesday night on charges of theft and interfering with an emergency telephone call. The incident was reported at 6:34 p.m. at a location on 19th Avenue Southeast and Fifth Street Southeast.

WILLMAR –– An individual said they’d been assaulted at 2:35 a.m. Wednesday at apartments in the 300 block of Seventh Street Northwest. The suspect was described as a tall, skinny white male wearing a blue T-shirt and blue jeans.

SPICER –– A vehicle was broken into and a pocket knife and radar detector taken. The incident was reported at 11:48 a.m. Wednesday in the 300 block of Martinson Boulevard.
District Court


Kandiyohi County

WILLMAR –– Following a one-day jury trial Tuesday in Kandiyohi County District Court, Corey James Fordham, 21, of Spicer, was found guilty of a charge of criminal sexual conduct in the third degree.
The charge stems from an incident in September of 2014 when Fordham had sex with a female who was 15 years old at the time.
In the complaint filed against him, Fordham had told an individual that he’d been “hiding” a female juvenile runaway at his residence for a weekend where the two had sex.
That individual contacted the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Department, which initiated an investigation.
The girl’s mother told investigators that her daughter is “vulnerable” and in some instances has the brain capacity of a nine-year old.
The report indicates Fordham did not use force or make threats or promises during the incident.
Sentencing is set for Sept. 21.

Chippewa County

MONTEVIDEO –– David Alan Bauer, 55, of Montevideo, made a first court appearance Monday in Chippewa County District Court on a felony charge of possession of pornographic material involving a minor.
According to the complaint filed against him electronic devices, including two computers, four hard drives, cell phones, DVDs, floppy disks and a couple gaming systems were seized from Bauer’s home in Clara City on March 31 during the execution of a search warrant.
The search was conducted while Bauer was present in the house.
According to court records, Bauer allegedly told law enforcement officers at that time that he had pornography on his computers but it was only adult material.
The devices were sent to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension for analysis, which revealed “numerous images of minors engaged in sexual acts with adults,” according to the complaint.
Bail for Bauer was set at $50,000 without conditions or he had the option to be released on his own recognizance with conditions, including that he not have contact with anyone under the age of 18.
His next court appearance is set for Sept. 14.

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