Records published Aug. 27

Here is the records summary for Aug. 27:Boyfriend charged with injuring 3-month-old baby APPLETON -- An Appleton man was charged Wednesday in Swift County District Court on two felony charges of injuring his girlfriend's 3-month-old baby girl. Je...

Here is the records summary for Aug. 27:
Boyfriend charged with injuring 3-month-old baby

APPLETON –– An Appleton man was charged Wednesday in Swift County District Court on two felony charges of injuring his girlfriend’s 3-month-old baby girl.
Jeffrie Jerome Korte, 24, was charged with one count of malicious punishment of a child and one count of assault in the third degree.
During a first court appearance, Judge Michael Thompson set bail at $25,000 with conditions or $75,000 without conditions.
According to the complaint filed against him, Korte was taking care of the baby for about 45 minutes on Monday.
When the mother returned, she immediately noticed bruising on both sides of the baby’s head and forehead, scratches on the cheek and blood coming from a fresh wound on the inside of the mouth.
After Korte claimed to not know what had happened to the child, the woman ran across the street, sought help from a neighbor and called 911.
The child was initially taken to the Appleton Hospital. The court documents say that a doctor at Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis who specializes in child abuse injuries examined the baby and determined the there were multiple injuries and that at least one on the head was caused by an impact.
There was also petechial hemorrhaging on the arms from being grabbed, according to the complaint. Petechial hemorrhaging is occurs when broken capillaries cause tiny red or purple spots to appear on the skin.
Korte initially told police the baby’s head may have struck the side of a swing as he lifted her out.
After further questioning, Korte allegedly told police he was frustrated when the baby didn’t stop crying and may have used too much force as he was laying the baby down on the couch and that he could have caused the injuries.
He also allegedly told police that when he was holding the baby her head “flopped” and hit his collarbone, which may have caused the injury to the mouth.
There is no indication in the report on the current medical condition of the child.
The complaint indicates additional findings will be forthcoming.
Korte’s next court appearance is set for Sept. 1.
Man can’t pay for food; asks to be arrested
WILLMAR –– A man who had just eaten Wednesday afternoon at McMillans restaurant in Willmar, but didn’t have money to pay for his food, called the Willmar Police Department and asked to be arrested.
According to a preliminary police report, the unidentified man told police he could not pay his bill and wanted police to come and arrest him.
According to Police Chief Jim Felt, a Good Samaritan paid the man’s bill and the police call was canceled.

WILLMAR –– A wallet was reported stolen from a vehicle Tuesday afternoon in the 200 block of Willmar Avenue Southeast.
WILLMAR –– A purse was reported stolen from a cart Tuesday at Target.
The report was filed at about 8 p.m.
Meth in auction car

WILLMAR –– An individual who said he bought a vehicle at an auction told police Wednesday afternoon that he discovered a pipe full of meth in the car when he took possession of the vehicle.
Renville County reports multiple IRS scam calls
OLIVIA ––The Renville County Sheriff’s Office reports they have received multiple reports in recent days from local citizens who have been contacted by individuals claiming to be from the IRS.
The citizens were told that they were being audited by the IRS and an “urgent” response was needed.
The Renville County Sheriff’s Office said the incidents are a scam.
According to a news release on the IRS website, the IRS will never call to demand immediate payment; never demand that you pay taxes without giving you the opportunity to question or appeal the amount they say you owe; never require you to use a specific payment method for your taxes, such as a prepaid debit card; never ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone and will never threaten to bring in local police or other law enforcement groups to have you arrested for not paying.

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