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

This is the records summary for Jan. 11.

Willmar man to hospital after struck by pickup in parking lot

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WILLMAR — A 90-year-old Willmar man was taken by Willmar Ambulance Service to Rice Memorial Hospital for treatment of injuries suffered around 7:10 a.m. Wednesday when he was struck by a pickup.

According to the crash report by Willmar police, Leroy Ekstrom was walking in the parking lot at the BNSF depot, 400 Highway 12 Bypass Southwest, and was struck by a 2008 Toyota pickup driven by Scott R. Irwin, 47, of Willmar.

Irwin was not injured.

Child struck in parking lot, taken to hospital

WILLMAR — A 4-year-old boy was struck by a car around 8:30 a.m. Thursday in an apartment complex parking lot and was taken by Willmar Ambulance Service to the emergency room at Rice Memorial Hospital.

According to the crash report by Willmar police, Lucas Terzich was struck by a 2003 Chevy Malibu driven by Zamzam Ahmed Abdullahi, 28, of Willmar. Abdullahi was backing out of a parking spot and did not see the boy. The child’s mother reported the boy was playing outside while he was waiting to leave for school and that he may have run behind the car to get to her.

Property damage

WILLMAR — A case of property damage was reported around 12:50 p.m. Wednesday along the 1000 block of Seventh Street Southwest.

ATWATER — Damage to a door was reported around 5:45 p.m. Wednesday along the 16000 block of Lake Elizabeth Pass.

Spicer woman arrested after high-speed chase, had $4K in stolen goods

WAITE PARK — A 27-year-old Spicer woman led law enforcement officers in Stearns County on a high-speed chase Tuesday that ended with the woman in custody and nearly $4,000 in stolen merchandise returned to businesses she allegedly stole from.

According to Stearns County Sheriff John Sanner, Kayla Nicole Dahl was arrested after Waite Park police received a shoplifting report around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. A sheriff’s deputy located the vehicle identified in the report, a red 1998 Pontiac, in Waite Park and pursued into St. Joseph Township.

Dahl was arrested for felony theft and fleeing in a motor vehicle, plus on arrest warrants in Stearns, Douglas and Kandiyohi counties. Deputies located the stolen property in the car and Dahl allegedly admitted to shoplifting from stores in Waite Park, St. Cloud and Sartell. She remains in the Stearns County Jail.

District Court

Kandiyohi County

- Matthew Allen Bloomquist, 24, of Hawick, was sentenced Wednesday to 13 months in prison, which was stayed, 120 days in jail, a $1,500 fine and five years of probation on a felony charge of receiving stolen property.

Bloomquist was also ordered to pay $6,440.85 in restitution, follow the recommendations of a chemical use assessment and cognitive skills program evaluation and not use or possess drugs or alcohol.

The charge was filed after a Kandiyohi County sheriff’s deputy was called Jan. 28 to a rural Hawick residence on a burglary and theft report. Someone had taken the copper wiring from the house, shed and barn and had stolen items from the place, including a trailer, log splitter, boat, propane cylinders, electrical cords, gas cans and gas.

Stearns County officials had issued an attempt-to-locate notice on a vehicle leaving the residence on Jan. 26 and the vehicle was located by Meeker County deputies, with Bloomquist and another man.

Paynesville police located the stolen trailer and turned it over to the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office. Bloomquist was questioned and said he got the trailer from a man in Kerkhoven. However, he had told the Paynesville officer he borrowed the trailer from someone else.

- Michael Sanders Hurd, 22, of Forest Lake, pleaded guilty and was sentenced Thursday on a misdemeanor charge of contempt of court to 90 days in jail and a $50 fine.

As part of a plea agreement, the charge was reduced from felony level. He was given credit for 90 days already served in custody.

The charge was filed after Hurd failed to appear on Oct. 16 for a trial in Kandiyohi County District Court. He had been served by a subpoena by Washington County Sheriff’s deputies ordering him to appear at 8:30 a.m. that day.

- Cory Ray Danielson, 40, of Grove City, was sentenced Thursday to 18 months in prison, which was stayed, five years of probation, $3,000 in fines and 180 days in jail on felony charges of third-degree burglary and theft for his role in burglarizing a shed in rural Belgrade and stealing metal, equipment, a trailer and a tractor from a rural Atwater residence.

 As part of a plea agreement, a misdemeanor theft charge and felony charges of storing methamphetamine paraphernalia in the presence of a child and fifth-degree drug possession were dismissed. Restitution was reserved in the case.

 Danielson and Jacob Wayne Streich, 29, of Atwater, were both charged in connection to the Belgrade burglary. Streich was sentenced in August to 365 days in jail and a $50 fine on a gross misdemeanor theft charge in the case.

Those charges were filed after June 9, when a man called the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office around 5 p.m. reporting that he had seen a man taking a brass part off of a propane tank at a property along Highway 71 Northeast. The man identified Danielson, said that both men were in a shed on the property and that he didn’t recognize the other burglar.

The responding deputy found Danielson and Streich in the shed and they were arrested. Several items, including batteries and tools, were located in the back of a pickup. A shed door was damaged.

The complaint against Danielson was later amended to add the drug possession and paraphernalia charges. The deputies noted that there were two children, ages 1 and 4, in Danielson’s pickup at the scene. The pickup was impounded and searched, with officers locating 1.1 grams of meth and drug paraphernalia in the vehicle.

The theft charge was filed after a man reported to the Sheriff’s office in February that metal, tools and equipment had been disappearing from his property in rural Atwater. Danielson had been found on the property, without permission, previous to the report. An informant reported to the sheriff’s office that Danielson had been going to the property and taking things.

 On March 14, a man reported a burglary at the residence and followed a pickup pulling a trailer that left the location. The trailer was dumped at a rural Meeker County residence before deputies could stop the pickup, which was driven by Danielson. Danielson said he had permission to take the scrap metal in the bed of the pickup, that he’d bought a tractor from the man and had permission to take the trailer. He told the deputy he would provide a bill of sale for the tractor, but did not provide the information.

The investigation and information from a man interviewed in the Meeker County Jail led to a local impound lot, where deputies found a trailer and tractor that had been towed from an Atwater location in May. Both had been reported stolen from the rural Atwater residence.

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