Records published Sept. 4
This is the records summary for Sept. 4.Arrests LITCHFIELD -- Two Atwater men were arrested Wednesday afternoon after the Meeker County Sheriff's Office, along with the CEE-VI Drug Task Force, executed a search warrant at a residence on Minnesota...
This is the records summary for Sept. 4.
LITCHFIELD - Two Atwater men were arrested Wednesday afternoon after the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office, along with the CEE-VI Drug Task Force, executed a search warrant at a residence on Minnesota Highway 4 in Swede Grove Township.
One of the suspects, age 58, was arrested on a drug charge, according to the Sheriff’s Office. The other suspect, age 53, was arrested on a Kandiyohi County warrant.
WILLMAR - One of two suspects in a series of garage and vehicle break-ins this summer in Raymond was arraigned Thursday in District Court on multiple charges, including first-degree burglary, receiving stolen property, possessing a pistol without a permit and underage consumption.
Bail for Donquarius Malik Woods, 20, of Minneapolis, was set at $40,000 unconditionally. His next appearance in court will be for an omnibus hearing on Sept. 24.
Woods was arrested, along with a second suspect, after homeowners in Raymond reported suspicious activity in the early morning hours of July 31.
The first call, to the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office, was from someone who reported seeing a person enter a pickup parked at the curb, spend some time inside the vehicle and then walk over to a neighboring house and appear to get inside a vehicle parked in the driveway.
According to the criminal complaint, a deputy, accompanied by a Minnesota State Patrol trooper, arrived at the scene within minutes and found the suspect, later identified as Woods, reclined in the driver’s seat. As Woods exited the vehicle, a cocked revolver was found on the seat where he had been sitting. The gun was suspected to have been stolen earlier in Des Moines, Iowa.
A search of his person also turned up a cell phone, GPS unit, several pairs of headphones and two garage door openers, according to the court record.
Meanwhile, the state trooper tracked down and found the second suspect in a nearby yard while the homeowners watched from their deck.
According to the complaint filed in court, one of the residents of the house reported hearing a soft knock at the door during the early morning hours. The window frame surrounding an air conditioning unit in the bedroom then began to move, prompting the homeowner to grab a firearm and order the intruder to leave.
Further investigation the next morning revealed that another garage in the neighborhood appeared to have been broken into while the homeowners were asleep. The homeowners told law enforcement officers that they found the overhead garage door standing open and two of their vehicles - one parked on the street and one in the attached garage - had been rummaged through.
Woods made a first appearance in court Aug. 3. A warrant was later issued for his arrest after he allegedly violated the terms of his release. He was taken into custody again last week.
Both suspects have a previous conviction for possessing a pistol without a permit, according to court records.