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Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

This is the records summary for Nov. 8.

Arrest

WILLMAR -- A 19-year-old man was arrested on warrants and for fifth-degree drug possession around 11:40 p.m. Tuesday along the 1600 block of First Street South.

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Theft

WILLMAR -- The theft of a purse was reported around 10:15 a.m. Wednesday at Target, 2505 First St. St.

Fire call

WILLMAR -- The Willmar Fire Department was called around 4 a.m. Wednesday to a house fire at 220 Trott Avenue S.E.

According to interim chief Jeff Gilbertson, a resident had put a pan of soup on the stove to heat, but then fell asleep. The residents were able to escape to safety and the damage was contained to the stove, wall and cabinets. The department was at the scene for about 30 minutes.

Eden Valley man hurt in deer crash

EDEN VALLEY -- Three people were taken by ambulance to Paynesville Hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in a one-vehicle crash reported around 10 p.m. Tuesday along State Highway 55 about one-half mile west of County Road 34.

According to Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin, David Nelson, 46, of Eden Valley, was driving eastbound in a 1994 Plymouth Voyager when he swerved to miss a deer causing the vehicle to go into the south ditch and roll over. The van came to a rest on a replacement power line pole.

Nelson and passengers, Danielle Nelson, 16, of Eden Valley, and Caramon Hansen, 19, of Watkins, were transported by Watkins Ambulance to Paynesville Hospital.

The crash is currently under investigation by the Minnesota State Patrol. Also responding were the Eden Valley fire and rescue squads.

District Court

Kandiyohi County

n Nevin Joseph Rogalski, 21, of New London, made his first appearance Wednesday on a felony charge of fifth-degree drug sale for allegedly selling marijuana to a CEE-VI Drug Task Force informant.

Unconditional bail was set at $25,000. His next appearance is Nov. 19.

Rogalski also faces petty misdemeanor charges of possession of a small amount of marijuana and of drug paraphernalia.

According to the complaint, the informant arranged to purchase 4.4 grams of marijuana for $60 from Rogalski on June 13 in the parking lot of the county office building in downtown Willmar. The informant told agents that another man had handed him the marijuana and took the money, while Rogalski was inside the county building.

On Tuesday, agents went to Rogalski's home and were allowed to search it for drugs. They found 29 grams of marijuana and the drug paraphernalia.

This is the records summary for Nov. 8.

Arrest

WILLMAR -- A 19-year-old man was arrested on warrants and for fifth-degree drug possession around 11:40 p.m. Tuesday along the 1600 block of First Street South.

Theft

WILLMAR -- The theft of a purse was reported around 10:15 a.m. Wednesday at Target, 2505 First St. St.

Fire call

WILLMAR -- The Willmar Fire Department was called around 4 a.m. Wednesday to a house fire at 220 Trott Avenue S.E.

According to interim chief Jeff Gilbertson, a resident had put a pan of soup on the stove to heat, but then fell asleep. The residents were able to escape to safety and the damage was contained to the stove, wall and cabinets. The department was at the scene for about 30 minutes.

Eden Valley man hurt in deer crash

EDEN VALLEY -- Three people were taken by ambulance to Paynesville Hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in a one-vehicle crash reported around 10 p.m. Tuesday along State Highway 55 about one-half mile west of County Road 34.

According to Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin, David Nelson, 46, of Eden Valley, was driving eastbound in a 1994 Plymouth Voyager when he swerved to miss a deer causing the vehicle to go into the south ditch and roll over. The van came to a rest on a replacement power line pole.

Nelson and passengers, Danielle Nelson, 16, of Eden Valley, and Caramon Hansen, 19, of Watkins, were transported by Watkins Ambulance to Paynesville Hospital.

The crash is currently under investigation by the Minnesota State Patrol. Also responding were the Eden Valley fire and rescue squads.

District Court

Kandiyohi County

- Nevin Joseph Rogalski, 21, of New London, made his first appearance Wednesday on a felony charge of fifth-degree drug sale for allegedly selling marijuana to a CEE-VI Drug Task Force informant.

Unconditional bail was set at $25,000. His next appearance is Nov. 19.

Rogalski also faces petty misdemeanor charges of possession of a small amount of marijuana and of drug paraphernalia.

According to the complaint, the informant arranged to purchase 4.4 grams of marijuana for $60 from Rogalski on June 13 in the parking lot of the county office building in downtown Willmar. The informant told agents that another man had handed him the marijuana and took the money, while Rogalski was inside the county building.

On Tuesday, agents went to Rogalski's home and were allowed to search it for drugs. They found 29 grams of marijuana and the drug paraphernalia.

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