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This is the records summary for Aug. 31.

Local law planning extra patrols for

'move over' day

WILLMAR -- Statewide law enforcement agencies, including the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office and the Willmar Police Department, will have extra patrols on the roads today to increase enforcement of the Ted Foss Move Over Law.

State Patrol Trooper Ted Foss was killed 12 years ago, on Aug. 31, 2000, by a passing vehicle on the shoulder of Interstate 90 in Winona.

According to a news release from Kandiyohi County Sheriff Dan Hartog, the "move over" law means when traveling on a road with two or more lanes, drivers must keep one full lane away from stopped emergency vehicles with flashing lights activated. Those vehicles include ambulance, fire, law enforcement and maintenance and construction vehicles.

Drivers must reduce speed if they are unable to safely move over a lane. Failing to move over or slow down endangers the people who provide critical and life-saving services. And the fine can exceed $100.

"The roadway is the office for emergency responders, and it's important to have a safe work place to assist the motoring public," says Hartog. "When you're driving, pay attention for flashing lights and be prepared to safely move over to keep Minnesota roads safe."

Willmar motel robbed Thursday morning, police seeking information

WILLMAR -- Three men robbed the clerk of the Cozy Inn motel in Willmar around 5 a.m. Thursday morning.

According to a news release from Police Capt. Jim Felt, the Police Department is investigating and is asking anyone with information about the case to call the department at 320-235-2244 or Crimestoppers at 320-235-3640.

Officers were dispatched around 4:55 a.m. to the motel along the 1500 block of 19th Avenue Southeast. The clerk had opened the door for an individual claiming he wanted to rent a room. As the clerk opened the office door, two more suspects barged in, brandished weapons and demanded money.

After taking some money, the suspects fled on foot. They were described as Hispanic males wearing dark clothing and having clothes covering their faces.

There were no injuries. Deputies from the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office also responded and assisted at the scene.

Burglary

HAWICK -- Damage to a window screen and the theft of prescription medication from a home was reported around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday along the 22000 block of 157th Street Northeast.

Theft

SPICER -- The theft of "half a dozen beers" was reported around 12:45 p.m. Thursday along the 12000 block of Indian Beach Road. The complainant reported that it appeared nothing else at the residence had been tampered with.

WILLMAR -- The theft of an mp3 player and other items from a vehicle was reported around 7:15 a.m. Thursday along the 1000 block of Ninth Street Southeast.

WILLMAR -- The theft of prescription medication from a vehicle was reported around 10:10 a.m. Thursday along the 900 block of Olena Avenue Southeast.

WILLMAR -- The theft of items from a vehicle was reported around 11:40 a.m. Thursday along the 1200 block of Ninth Street Southeast.

Property damage

WILLMAR -- Damage to a car window was reported around 1:50 p.m. Wednesday in a parking lot near the intersection of Becker Avenue and Fifth Street Southwest.

District Court

Kandiyohi County

n Ryan R. Pederson, 22, of Willmar, was sentenced Thursday to 50 days in jail, a $500 fine and five years of probation on a felony charge of third-degree criminal sexual conduct for having sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl.

Pederson was also ordered to submit to a psychological-sexual evaluation, have no contact with the victim or with girls under the age of 18 and not use internet chat rooms or social networking sites. Forty five of the days in jail can be deferred if he is in compliance with conditions of probation.

He received a stay of adjudication on his sentence. Under the stay, no conviction will appear on his record if he complies with the conditions of probation.

The charges were filed after Willmar police were informed by Oakdale police on Feb. 5 that a 14-year-old girl was listed as a runaway and that her parents had reported she had contact with a 22-year-old man, identified as Pederson, in Willmar.

Local police interviewed Pederson, who said a friend drove him to Oakdale, where they picked up the girl and another female juvenile and then came back to Pederson's Willmar apartment.

He said the sexual contact with the girl was consensual and that he thought she was 17. He said the girl later told him that she was 16 and that he later got texts from the girl's parents informing him that she was 14.

Two weeks prior to the incident, the girl's parents reported that they had told their daughter to tell Pederson she was 14. The girl's father said he also told Pederson the same information over the phone.

n Robert James Mullins, 31, of Marshall, was sentenced Thursday to 21 months in prison, which was stayed, five years of probation, 30 days in jail and a $50 fine on a felony charge of violating a domestic assault no-contact order.

The charge was filed after December, when a Chippewa County probation agent saw Mullins in a Willmar restaurant, recognized the woman with Mullins and knew that there was a no-contact order in effect. According to court records, Mullins was convicted of violating a domestic assault no-contact order in March 2011 and April 2011 in Chippewa County. He was also previously convicted of misdemeanor domestic assault in May 2010 in Kandiyohi County and of a gross misdemeanor domestic assault charge in November 2010.

This is the records summary for Aug. 31.

Local law planning extra patrols for

'move over' day

WILLMAR -- Statewide law enforcement agencies, including the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office and the Willmar Police Department, will have extra patrols on the roads today to increase enforcement of the Ted Foss Move Over Law.

State Patrol Trooper Ted Foss was killed 12 years ago, on Aug. 31, 2000, by a passing vehicle on the shoulder of Interstate 90 in Winona.

According to a news release from Kandiyohi County Sheriff Dan Hartog, the "move over" law means when traveling on a road with two or more lanes, drivers must keep one full lane away from stopped emergency vehicles with flashing lights activated. Those vehicles include ambulance, fire, law enforcement and maintenance and construction vehicles.

Drivers must reduce speed if they are unable to safely move over a lane. Failing to move over or slow down endangers the people who provide critical and life-saving services. And the fine can exceed $100.

"The roadway is the office for emergency responders, and it's important to have a safe work place to assist the motoring public," says Hartog. "When you're driving, pay attention for flashing lights and be prepared to safely move over to keep Minnesota roads safe."

Willmar motel robbed Thursday morning, police seeking information

WILLMAR -- Three men robbed the clerk of the Cozy Inn motel in Willmar around 5 a.m. Thursday morning.

According to a news release from Police Capt. Jim Felt, the Police Department is investigating and is asking anyone with information about the case to call the department at 320-235-2244 or Crimestoppers at 320-235-3640.

Officers were dispatched around 4:55 a.m. to the motel along the 1500 block of 19th Avenue Southeast. The clerk had opened the door for an individual claiming he wanted to rent a room. As the clerk opened the office door, two more suspects barged in, brandished weapons and demanded money.

After taking some money, the suspects fled on foot. They were described as Hispanic males wearing dark clothing and having clothes covering their faces.

There were no injuries. Deputies from the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office also responded and assisted at the scene.

Burglary

HAWICK -- Damage to a window screen and the theft of prescription medication from a home was reported around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday along the 22000 block of 157th Street Northeast.

Theft

SPICER -- The theft of "half a dozen beers" was reported around 12:45 p.m. Thursday along the 12000 block of Indian Beach Road. The complainant reported that it appeared nothing else at the residence had been tampered with.

WILLMAR -- The theft of an mp3 player and other items from a vehicle was reported around 7:15 a.m. Thursday along the 1000 block of Ninth Street Southeast.

WILLMAR -- The theft of prescription medication from a vehicle was reported around 10:10 a.m. Thursday along the 900 block of Olena Avenue Southeast.

WILLMAR -- The theft of items from a vehicle was reported around 11:40 a.m. Thursday along the 1200 block of Ninth Street Southeast.

Property damage

WILLMAR -- Damage to a car window was reported around 1:50 p.m. Wednesday in a parking lot near the intersection of Becker Avenue and Fifth Street Southwest.

District Court

Kandiyohi County

- Ryan R. Pederson, 22, of Willmar, was sentenced Thursday to 50 days in jail, a $500 fine and five years of probation on a felony charge of third-degree criminal sexual conduct for having sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl.

Pederson was also ordered to submit to a psychological-sexual evaluation, have no contact with the victim or with girls under the age of 18 and not use internet chat rooms or social networking sites. Forty five of the days in jail can be deferred if he is in compliance with conditions of probation.

He received a stay of adjudication on his sentence. Under the stay, no conviction will appear on his record if he complies with the conditions of probation.

The charges were filed after Willmar police were informed by Oakdale police on Feb. 5 that a 14-year-old girl was listed as a runaway and that her parents had reported she had contact with a 22-year-old man, identified as Pederson, in Willmar.

Local police interviewed Pederson, who said a friend drove him to Oakdale, where they picked up the girl and another female juvenile and then came back to Pederson's Willmar apartment.

He said the sexual contact with the girl was consensual and that he thought she was 17. He said the girl later told him that she was 16 and that he later got texts from the girl's parents informing him that she was 14.

Two weeks prior to the incident, the girl's parents reported that they had told their daughter to tell Pederson she was 14. The girl's father said he also told Pederson the same information over the phone.

- Robert James Mullins, 31, of Marshall, was sentenced Thursday to 21 months in prison, which was stayed, five years of probation, 30 days in jail and a $50 fine on a felony charge of violating a domestic assault no-contact order.

The charge was filed after December, when a Chippewa County probation agent saw Mullins in a Willmar restaurant, recognized the woman with Mullins and knew that there was a no-contact order in effect. According to court records, Mullins was convicted of violating a domestic assault no-contact order in March 2011 and April 2011 in Chippewa County. He was also previously convicted of misdemeanor domestic assault in May 2010 in Kandiyohi County and of a gross misdemeanor domestic assault charge in November 2010.

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