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Records published Oct. 21

This is the records summary for Oct. 21.Tractor valued at $600,000 stolen, driven through Meeker County DASSEL -- A tractor and cultivator valued at $600,000 were reportedly stolen Friday night from McLeod County and taken on a joyride through Me...

This is the records summary for Oct. 21.
Tractor valued at $600,000 stolen, driven through Meeker County
DASSEL - A tractor and cultivator valued at $600,000 were reportedly stolen Friday night from McLeod County and taken on a joyride through Meeker County.
An unknown person reportedly stole the John Deere tractor and cultivator, proceeding to drive on Meeker County Road 18 near Dassel, damaging road signs, according to a news release from the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office.
During the route along Meeker County County Road 18, the cultivator reportedly entered the ditch, broke free from the tractor and rolled. According to the news release, the suspects later returned the tractor to the location in McLeod County where it had been stolen.
The McLeod County Sheriff’s Office reported to the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office that the tractor’s GPS was used to track the tractor’s route.
According to the news release, the cultivator was significantly damaged. Meeker County and McLeod County Sheriff’s Offices are currently investigating this incident.
Fire
DASSEL - The Meeker County Sheriff’s Office and Dassel Fire Department responded to a fire around 2 p.m. Sunday southwest of Dassel in Ellsworth Township.
A deputy arrived on scene at the intersection of Meeker County Road 33 and Meeker County Road 14 and reportedly found a small grass fire confined to the south ditch of Meeker County Road 33, according to a news release from the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office.
The Dassel Fire Department extinguished the fire and there was no monetary loss, only charred grass. The fire was reportedly starting by someone dumping hot charcoal embers onto the grass in the ditch.
Theft
WILLMAR - An iPod, purse and clothes were reported stolen from a vehicle Sunday afternoon in the 1100 block of Campbell Avenue Northwest in Willmar.
WILLMAR - A car was reported stolen around 5:13 p.m. Sunday in the 600 block of Seventh Street Southwest in Willmar. It was recovered around 5:34 p.m. and returned to its owner.
NEW LONDON - A laptop computer and ring valued at $1,200 were reportedly stolen Sunday afternoon in the 6200 block of 193rd Avenue Northeast in New London.
SPICER - A trailer and chainsaw were reported stolen Monday morning in the 100 block of Progress Way in Spicer.
Disorderly conduct
ATWATER - The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Atwater Police Department Saturday night with a reported fight at Atwater’s community center.
WILLMAR - Two juveniles were reportedly placed under citizens arrest Sunday evening and transported to Prairie Lakes Youth Programs, where they were cited for disorderly conduct.
Criminal damage to property
WILLMAR - A vehicle was reportedly damaged Sunday afternoon in the 1300 block of Becker Avenue Southwest in Willmar. The damages reportedly totaled $2,150.
District Court
Kandiyohi County
WILLMAR - Matthew Harold Holmgren, 21, of New London was sentenced Monday to 36 years at St. Cloud Correctional Facility, which was stayed 15 years, on a felony charge of third-degree criminal sexual conduct.
Holmgren was placed of 15 years of probation with terms of completing a psychological evaluation and attending counseling, having no contact with the victim or her family and registering as a predatory offender.
According to the complaint, a Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office detective interviewed a girl in October 2013 who reported that she had just turned 16 and that she had had sex with Holmgren on two occasions in August and October that year. The girl said that Holmgren knew she was only 15 years old at that time.
Holmgren was interviewed and initially denied the allegations, but then allegedly admitted to sex with the girl on the two occasions. He also allegedly admitted that he knew she was 15 years old.

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