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Records published Feb. 27

The following contains the records summary for Feb. 27.Three arrested Thursday in Litchfield for drug offenses LITCHFIELD -- Three people were arrested for felony drug charges Thursday morning at a Litchfield residence, according to police. The a...

The following contains the records summary for Feb. 27.
Three arrested Thursday in Litchfield for drug offenses
LITCHFIELD - Three people were arrested for felony drug charges Thursday morning at a Litchfield residence, according to police.
The arrests resulted from a search warrant executed at 8:05 a.m. on a residence on West Third Street, according to a news release from the Litchfield Police Department. The police department, along with officers from the CEE-VI Drug Task Force, recovered methamphetamine, along drug paraphernalia and packaging supplies.
This incident was part of an ongoing drug trafficking investigation. More arrests are expected, the release states.
Four people were arrested Wednesday at a different Litchfield residence located on East Second Street. The news release did not indicate whether or not these two incidents are related.
The three people who were arrested Thursday morning face pending felony controlled substance charges and remain in custody at the Meeker County Jail. One of the suspects also had outstanding warrants in Pope County and Swift County.
Crash
WILLMAR -  A property damage hit-and-run crash was reported at 4:10 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Ninth Street Southwest and Monongalia Avenue. Police were reportedly unable to locate the suspect vehicle.
Theft
LAKE LILLIAN - Tools and other household items were reported stolen at 4:56 p.m. Wednesday from a residence in the 11800 block of 165th Street Southeast. Among the stolen items were a handyman jack, fly fishing rod, three racing tires and rims and two pellet guns.
District Court
Kandiyohi County
WILLMAR - The court dismissed a felony charge Wednesday against Martin Torres Jr., 31, of Willmar, for violating the registration requirements for a predatory offender.
Torres had been placed on one year of probation on May 29 and the charge was to be continued for dismissal after successful completion of probation.
The charge was formally dismissed Wednesday because the conditions had been met or expired, according to court files.
According to the complaint in the matter, a Willmar police officer went to a residence in the southwest quadrant of the city on March 5 to look for Torres, who was wanted on an arrest warrant and for not complying with predatory offender requirements. A man there said that Torres wasn’t living there and that he didn’t know where Torres was staying.
Torres was interviewed March 27 at the county jail and said he was staying with friends, but wouldn’t say where. He also allegedly admitted that he knew he needed to register his address with law enforcement.
WILLMAR - Jesus Eduardo Gomez, 33, of Pennock, was convicted of an amended charge of misdemeanor domestic assault Wednesday stemming from a July incident.
Gomez was sentenced to 90 days in county jail, with credit for 30 days served.
An additional charge of felony domestic assault was dismissed Wednesday as part of a plea agreement.
Gomez had been charged with inflicting or attempting to inflict bodily harm on a family or household within 10 years of the first of any combination of two or more previous domestic violence-related convictions or adjudications of delinquency. The complaint said Gomez has four prior qualified domestic violence-related convictions within the last 10 years.
The complaint alleges Gomez slammed the victim against the counter in an apartment in July. Gomez was arrested and later denied pushing the victim.
WILLMAR - Christopher Michael Mead, 25, of Willmar, made a first appearance Wednesday on a felony charge of terroristic threats for allegedly threatening to kill a jail officer’s wife.
Bail was set Wednesday at $75,000 without conditions and $1,000 with conditions. Mead’s next court appearance is scheduled for March 9.
According to the criminal complaint on the charge, a correctional officer was conducting a well-being check of a pod in Kandiyohi County Jail when Mead began making derogatory comments toward the officer.
After he continued to make comments, the officer told him to pack up and move to a different pod.
Mead refused to move, so several officers arrived to help. Mead allegedly continued to swear and make comments.
Officers attempted to place him in lockdown and Mead allegedly threatened to kill one of the officers and his wife when he got out of jail.
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