Records published Feb. 3
This is the records summary for Feb. 3. District CourtKandiyohi County WILLMAR -- Derek Bergen Ellingson, 25, of Renville, was convicted Monday of felony third-degree burglary stemming from a June incident. Ellingson was sentenced Monday to 90 da...
This is the records summary for Feb. 3.
WILLMAR - Derek Bergen Ellingson, 25, of Renville, was convicted Monday of felony third-degree burglary stemming from a June incident.
Ellingson was sentenced Monday to 90 days in jail, with credit for 38 days served. He was also ordered to serve five years of probation and pay a $1,500 fine and $2,500 of restitution.
As part of a plea agreement, an additional charge of felony theft was dismissed Monday.
According to the criminal complaint, the charges stem from a burglary and theft reported June 23 on the 300 block of Litchfield Avenue Southeast. The resident told Willmar police that $2,500 in cash was stolen while he was at work.
A witness who reported seeing a vehicle at the scene later positively identified Ellingson as the suspect, according to court documents.
WILLMAR - Handerson Aron Tevalan, 20, formerly of Willmar, pleaded guilty Monday to an amended charge of gross misdemeanor stalking.
Tevalan formerly faced a charge of felony terroristic threats and entered a plea agreement Monday to reduce his charge to a gross misdemeanor offense. Sentencing is scheduled for March 10.
The criminal complaint alleges that Tevalan sent a woman a number of text messages containing threats, including a threat that he would kill the woman and her father.
WILLMAR - A woman reportedly almost lost $1,700 Monday after falling victim to a scam that has been sweeping the area.
The customer reportedly went to the customer service desk at Cub Foods around noon Monday in an attempt to transfer $1,700 to Haiti to bail their grandson out of jail.
The woman was victim of the “grandparent” scam, in which the caller claims to be a law enforcement officer. The caller tricks people into thinking they need to transfer money to bail out relatives.
An employee working at Cub Foods reported the incident to Willmar Police. A police officer advised the woman of the scam and told her not to accept any more calls from the number.