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Records published Sept. 19

This is the records summary for Sept. 19. Offender to live in rural Blomkest WILLMAR -- A man classified as a Level III predatory offender will be moving at the end of this month to rural Blomkest, according to a news release from the Kandiyohi C...

This is the records summary for Sept. 19. Offender to live in rural Blomkest WILLMAR - A man classified as a Level III predatory offender will be moving at the end of this month to rural Blomkest, according to a news release from the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office.
Jeffery Joseph Lingl, 55, is not wanted by the police, has served his sentence imposed by court and was released in May of 2011. Level III, a designation assigned by the state Department of Corrections when an offender leaves prison, is considered the highest risk to reoffend.
According to the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office, Lingl will be residing on the 22300 Block of 37th Street Southeast starting Sept. 25.
He has a history of sexual contact with male and female victims between the ages of 4 to adult. The offender was known to the victims.
According to the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office, the release of sex offender information in not meant to increase fear in the community, but inform the public.
Those who would like more information can contact the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office at 320-214-6700 or call 911 to report criminal activity by this offender or any other offender.
Criminal damage to property WILLMAR - A window was reportedly broken on a van Wednesday afternoon on the 400 block of 14th Street Southeast in Willmar.
WILLMAR - It was reported that a vehicle trailer had been tampered with on Wednesday afternoon on the 2900 block of 19th Avenue Southwest in Willmar. The owner of the trailer said the tires were loosened and one came off.
Theft WILLMAR - An iPod was reported stolen from an unlocked truck Thursday morning on the 1600 block of 16th Street Northwest in Willmar.
WILLMAR - A theft was reported Wednesday evening on the 600 block of Litchfield Avenue Southwest in Willmar. The suspect was reported to be a 17-year-old female.
District Court Kandiyohi County WILLMAR - Christopher Adam Granger, 31, New London, received a stay of adjudication when he was sentenced Wednesday on a felony charge of storing meth paraphernalia in the presence of a child charge.
He was ordered to serve 30 days in Kandiyohi County Jail with credit for three days served and placed on five years of probation.
Under the stay, the conviction will not appear on his criminal record if he complies with terms of probation.
According to the complaint, CEE-VI Drug Task Force agents served a search warrant on a New London residence and found Granger and two others.
Agents found meth pipes and smoking devices, scales, bags and other items that tested positive for meth. Both Granger and a woman allegedly admitted to smoking meth at the home and said that an 8-year-old child visits the home on a regular basis.
WILLMAR - Martha Guadalupe Salazar, 33, Willmar, was sentenced Wednesday on two counts of felony forgery.
She received a stay of imposition which will reduce the convictions to misdemeanors on her record if she complies with terms of probation.
She was sentenced two concurrent sentences of 233 days in the Kandiyohi County Jail and three years of probation.
According to the criminal complaint, Willmar police received a report on Nov. 18 from police in Yuma, Ariz., that a Maria Padilla had reported that someone in Willmar had used her identity, which had been stolen, to open a Charter Communications account.
The investigation revealed Salazar had applied twice, in 2005 and 2010, at the state Department of Vehicle Services for an identification card. Further information connected the name to a post office box in Willmar, which had recently received a letter from Jennie-O Turkey Store.
Officials at Jennie-O provided information that an employee, later identified as Salazar, was living at the same address as listed on the Charter account and had signed multiple employment documents in the Padilla name.
WILLMAR - Cesar Flores Jr., 25, pleaded guilty Wednesday to an amended charge of felony second-degree drug sale stemming from three alleged drug sales occurring in May.
Flores also faced charges of felony third-degree sale of narcotics and petty misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia from a separate alleged drug sale occurring in July. Those charges will be dismissed as part of a plea agreement. Sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 22.
According to the criminal complaints, Flores allegedly sold $780 of meth to CEE-IV Drug Task Force agents on three separate occasions in May. Additional charges stemmed from an incident in June when he allegedly sold 1.4 grams of meth to CEE-IV agents. All four incidents occurred in Willmar.
WILLMAR - John Ruben Garcia, 26, Willmar, pleaded guilty Thursday to an amended charge of felony second-degree assault.
As part of a plea agreement, an additional charge of felony second-degree assault and two charges of felony terroristic threats will be dismissed. Sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 22.
The criminal complaint alleges Garcia assaulted two men with an AR-15 rifle and threatened violence against the men in December at a residence in the 1700 block of Eighth Avenue Southeast in Willmar.
Garcia allegedly entered the home shortly before 3 a.m. and asked one of the men in the house where the keys were to a car that was owned by Garcia’s father and which had been stolen. The man said he did not know Garcia and said he did not know what Garcia was talking about, at which time Garcia allegedly pointed the rifle at the man.
The man said his brother entered the house, followed by Garcia’s father, who also asked where the keys were. The man’s brother pushed Garcia outside and went to get the phone. Officers then arrived and arrested Garcia.
WILLMAR - Two of the three women charged with beating a woman and stealing her cell phone last October have now been sentenced. The third woman also reached a plea agreement and sentencing is scheduled later this month.
Brandie Ilene Walton, 38, Willmar, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct July 8 for her role in the assault.
As part of a plea agreement, a charge of felony third-degree assault was amended to misdemeanor disorderly conduct. A charge of felony theft was also dismissed.
Walton was sentenced to 90 days in jail stayed, ordered to pay an $800 fine, $600 of which was stayed, and placed on one year of probation.
Conditions of her probation include that she must pay her share of joint restitution totaling about $1,000 to the victim, along with Philomene Rose Skinaway, 20, and Micahella Helen Froelich, 21, the other women involved in the assault case.
Froelich pleaded guilty Aug. 20 to third-degree assault as part of a plea agreement. Felony charges of third-degree assault and theft will be dismissed. Sentencing for Froelich is scheduled for Sept. 29.
Skinaway pleaded guilty to felony third-degree assault, and a felony theft charge was dismissed in a plea agreement.
She received a stay of imposition under which her felony conviction will be reduced to misdemeanor on her record if she complies with terms of her sentence. She was also sentenced to serve five years of probation with various conditions including paying restitution, writing a letter of apology and participating in cognitive skill training.
According to the complaints, a woman reported to Willmar police that she had been assaulted by Walton, Froelich and Skinaway.
She said all three women entered her bedroom by breaking the door and assaulted her, with Froelich taking her phone.
Walton eventually told the other women to stop hitting the victim and the trio left the residence.
The phone, an iPhone 5 with a case, was valued at $800.

The West Central Tribune publishes Records and Convictions as part of its obligation to inform readers about the business of public institutions and to serve as a keeper of the local historical record. All items are written by Tribune staff members based on information contained in public documents from the state court system and from law enforcement agencies. It is the Tribune’s policy that this column contain a complete record. Requests for items to be withheld will not be granted.

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