This is the records summary for Jan. 28.

Property damage

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NEW LONDON -- Damage to a coin operated machine and the theft of coins from within was reported around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Country Stop, 17280 Highway 23 N.E.


PRINSBURG -- A 23-year-old Litchfield woman was arrested on charges of driving after revocation, no proof of insurance and following too closely around 7:40 a.m. Thursday along the 16000 block of County Road 1.

Underage consumption

ATWATER -- Three males were cited for underage consumption and possession of drug paraphernalia around 7:35 p.m. Wednesday near the intersection of Montana Avenue and Fifth Street.

District Court

Kandiyohi County

- Barrett Jon Holien, 27, of St. Cloud, was sentenced Thursday to 50 months in prison on a second-degree drug sale charge for selling 10.9 grams of meth and possessing 1.7 grams of cocaine in 2005.

The stay of execution on Holien's sentence was revoked by District Judge Michael J. Thompson because of probation violations by Holien. He was given credit for 166 days already served.

The charges were filed after November 2005. Holien sold meth to a confidential informant for the CEE-VI Drug Task Force on two occasions, including 3.5 grams on Sept. 13 and 7.4 grams on Sept. 16, 2005. The cocaine was discovered in a light fixture in Holien's residence when law enforcement officials searched his home on Nov. 22, 2005.

- Linda Denise Carlson, 51, of Willmar, made her first appearance Thursday on a felony charge of storing meth paraphernalia in the presence of a child or vulnerable adult for allegedly allowing a man to store drugs and paraphernalia near two children.

Unconditional bail was set at $20,000 or $2,500 cash. Conditional release was allowed on her person recognizance. Her next appearance is Feb. 7.

According to the complaint, CEE-VI Drug Task Force agents were attempting to locate Todd Espelien around 1 p.m. Wednesday and went to Carlson's home. They arrested him and located a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia on his person. The residence was secured and the agents sought and received a search warrant. The search of the home revealed meth paraphernalia in plain view, .2 grams of meth on a plate and a vial with .5 grams of meth in a bedroom, plus numerous other paraphernalia items.

Other adult members of the household told agents that Espelien was using meth in the home and that minor children had access to the bedroom where the drugs and paraphernalia were found.

Carlson was interviewed and allegedly admitted Espelien lived with her and that two children, both age 9, lived at the home. She knew he smoked meth, but she'd asked him to smoke it outside.

- Jason David Rusthoven, 26, of Benson, made his first appearance Thursday on two felony charges of receiving stolen property and property damage for allegedly driving a stolen vehicle and damaging it.

Unconditional bail was set at $30,000 with conditional bail at $3,000. His next appearance is March 29.

According to the complaint, a Kandiyohi County Sheriff's deputy was called on July 17 regarding a vehicle in the ditch along 141st Street north of Calhoun Lake. A caller reported he'd found two young men walking in the area and gave them a ride to a Hawick address. The caller remembered the house number of the address and gave descriptions of the men.

The deputy located the vehicle, which had all the windows except one smashed and damage to a door. The tires were was 4 to 6 inches into the ground. There were no plates on the car, so the deputy searched the vehicle identification number, which came back to a Starbuck couple. The vehicle had been reported stolen in Swift County the day before from an unlocked garage in Kerkhoven.

A sample was collected from blood on the door handle and steering wheel and sent to the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension for analysis.

The deputy searched for the house number and found the address. Rusthoven and another man were interviewed at the Hawick address. Rusthoven claimed he had nothing to do with the car in the ditch. He said he was being "110 percent" truthful and said he was confident the blood sample wouldn't match him. He also said he had DNA on file with the state because he'd been to prison.

The BCA analyzed the blood sample and matched it to Rusthoven's DNA, which was in the state database of convicted offenders. The sheriff's office also collected a new sample from Rusthoven on Nov. 8, which was allowed by a search warrant.

The owner of the vehicle reported to law enforcement that their insurance company had totaled the vehicle, a Ford Taurus, for a value of $4,974.60. They had received a check for that amount, less the deductible, from the company.