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Fargo man charged with stealing DL catalytic converter

Casey William Kroll, 42, of Fargo, was charged in Becker County District Court with felony first degree property damage, felony theft and felony possession of burglary tools

According to court records, at 2:25 a.m. on January 18, Detroit Lakes police officers found Kroll in the fenced area behind R&G Subaru in Detroit Lakes. He had a DeWalt Sawzall under a vehicle he was hiding near.

An officer looked under the vehicle and noticed that one end of a pipe on a catalytic converter had been cut. Kroll was arrested and taken to jail.

Footprints led officers to a duffel bag containing tools and a large spool of coated copper wire.

Footprints also led officers to an enclosed trailer. The rear end was open and the trailer contained large spools of copper wire similar to the type found in the duffel bag. The closed trailer’s aluminum latch had been cut in half.

The total amount of stolen parts recovered exceeded $2,000 and included items such as a concrete vibrator, torch, carjack and wrench.

An R&G Subaru employee said total damage to two vehicles and the enclosed trailer was over $8,000.

On January 19, cash bond for Kroll was set at $500 or $5,000 bond, with standard release conditions, or $15,000 bond with no conditions. On January 27, he was released on $500 cash bond.

DL man charged with stealing weapons

Justin Robert Marlen, 37, of Detroit Lakes, was charged in Becker County District Court with felony theft and unlawful possession of a firearm or ammunition.

According to court records, on Dec. 31, 2021, a Detroit Lakes police officer responded to a report of two Taurus revolvers stolen from a residence. Informants said they allowed Marlen to stay at the residence for a month in October and November 2021, and they suspect he took the guns.

Police investigated and found that a Becker County man purchased a Taurus 357 revolver from Marlen in October, which matched the one stolen.

On January 24, the cash bond was set at zero, under standard release conditions. His next court date is March 7.

DL man accused of selling LSD candy

Alfonso Macias-Pulido, 31, of Detroit Lakes, was charged in Becker County District Court with a second-degree controlled substance felony.

According to court records, on March 24, 2021, he sold 10 watermelon-flavored LSD candies to an undercover agent with the West Central Minnesota Drug and Violent Crime Task Force.

The sale was set up via Snapchat using the “Detroit Lakes Dispensary” account associated with a cellphone number used by Macias-Pulido. The account advertised the sale and distribution of marijuana, cocaine, THC edibles, and LSD.

An advertisement on the “Detroit Lakes Dispensary” account showed several watermelon-shaped gummies with the caption “Lsd watermelon gummies double dose $20 each”.

The sale was arranged by text message and the undercover agent purchased them from Macias-Pulido at the Riverview Mobile Home Park in Detroit Lakes.

The gummies weighed 32.8 grams without packaging and tested positive for lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), a controlled substance.

On January 19, a summons was issued for him to appear in a remote court on March 3.

Lake Park man charged with felony assault

Christopher Leo Stanley Munter, 28, of rural Lake Park, was charged in Becker County District Court with felony domestic assault.

According to court records, on January 17, a Becker County deputy responded to a residence near Lake Park following a report of an assault.

A woman said Munter, her ex-boyfriend, elbowed her in the face and fled the property. When the officer arrived, the woman reported that there had been an argument between her and Munter. At one point he started throwing alcohol down the sink. The woman tried to stop him, which resulted in Munter elbowing her.

The woman went to her room and locked the door. Munter kicked the bedroom door open and pushed her, causing her to fall into the tub. He started punching her in the side of the face.

The vehicle Munter left was in the 120th Avenue ditch. There were footprints in the snow leaving the vehicle, but he was not found.

On January 20, an arrest warrant was issued against him.

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