Records published Jan. 30
This is the records summary for Jan. 30. Woman arrested after high-speed pursuit in Spicer SPICER -- A woman was arrested Saturday night in Spicer for allegedly driving while drunk and leading three Kandiyohi County deputies on a high-speed chase...
This is the records summary for Jan. 30.
Woman arrested after high-speed pursuit in Spicer
SPICER - A woman was arrested Saturday night in Spicer for allegedly driving while drunk and leading three Kandiyohi County deputies on a high-speed chase.
Colleen Regina Gigliotti, 51, of Willmar, faces a felony charge of fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle, a gross misdemeanor charge of driving after cancellation, and misdemeanor charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence, fleeing a peace officer by means other than a motor vehicle and reckless driving. She will make her first court appearance on these charges Feb. 11.
According to court documents, a sergeant was traveling eastbound around 11:40 p.m. Saturday on Minnesota Highway 23 in Willmar, near the junction of U.S. Highway 71, when a driver in front of her lost control of his or her vehicle and started traveling in the oncoming lane of traffic.
The driver, later identified as Gigliotti, allegedly did not stop after the sergeant activated her emergency lights and siren, but instead righted her vehicle and proceeded toward Spicer, weaving in and out of both lanes.
Meanwhile, two other deputies waited in Spicer with their emergency lights activated.
According to court documents, the chase continued eastbound on Highway 23, with Gigliotti colliding with the center median and one deputy’s squad car and then continued onto Manitoba Avenue and Miller Street.
While traveling eastbound on Miller Street, Gigliotti allegedly hit her brakes, causing one of the deputy’s squad cars to collide with her vehicle. She then got out of her vehicle and started running towards a residence in the 200 block of Miller Street.
Deputies caught up with Gigliotti at the door of the residence, where she continued to resist arrest.
One sergeant could smell alcohol and found an open bottle of alcohol inside Gigliotti’s vehicle.
After some resistance, Gigliotti submitted to a breath test in jail around 3 a.m. The test revealed a blood alcohol concentration of 0.05.
WILLMAR - Sharika Latoya Webb, 25, of Willmar, was sentenced Thursday on a felony charge of transaction card fraud for charging $530 on a stolen debit card.
Webb was sentenced Thursday to a total of 240 days in jail, 75 of which may be deferred. She was also ordered to serve five years of probation with conditions including paying restitution of $534 and writing a letter of apology.
She received a stay of imposition on the transaction card fraud charge, which means that the felony offense may be reduced to a misdemeanor if Webb successfully completes probation.
As part of a plea agreement, three additional felony charges of aggravated forgery were all dismissed Thursday.
Another woman also faces charges resulting from the incident. Johnnie Marie Tomlinson, 58, of Willmar, faces two felony charges of aggravated forgery and a charge of gross misdemeanor financial transaction card fraud stemming from the August incident.
The criminal complaint alleges that a woman reported unauthorized use of her debit card Aug. 27. She said she lost the card two days prior at Arby’s in Willmar.
The unauthorized purchases were made at various Willmar businesses. Video footage and receipts from those businesses showed evidence of Webb and Tomlinson making the purchases.
Arby’s reported that Webb was an employee and was working at the time the woman’s debit card was reported missing.
WILLMAR - A portable fish house valued at about $350 was reported stolen at 9:20 a.m. Thursday near the intersection of 60th Street Northwest and U.S. Highway 12 Northwest.
WILLMAR - An assault was reported around
1:12 a.m. Thursday at a residence in the 500 block of Fourth Street Southeast.
Officers arrived to find a man and woman at the house and spoke with the woman, who said the man hit and pushed her, Police Chief Jim Felt said.
The man then told officers the woman pulled a knife on him and pushed him around.
Both parties face pending assault charges, Felt said.