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

This is the records summary for June 17.

Deer damage

WILLMAR — A garage door at a Willmar home was damaged when a deer apparently ran into it sometime Saturday night or early Sunday morning.

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A Willmar Police officer arrived to find a large dent in the door with traces of blood and fur. Traces of fur also were found on a fence opposite the garage but the deer was nowhere to be seen.

The incident happened in the 800 block of Irene Avenue and was reported Sunday morning.

Accidents

LITCHFIELD — Two men from Willmar were injured in a crash Saturday afternoon at the junction of U.S. Highway 12 and Meeker County Road 31 west of Litchfield.

The Meeker County Sheriff’s Office identified the drivers as Ronald Hoese, 69, of Mayer and Asad Omar, 53, of Willmar. Omar and a passenger, Mohamed Awale, 23, of Willmar, were taken by Gold Cross Ambulance to Meeker Memorial Hospital in Litchfield.

The crash happened shortly after 12:30 p.m. Saturday and is still under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office. Litchfield Rescue, Litchfield Fire Department and Litchfield Police also responded to the scene.

OLIVIA — A motorcyclist was injured when his bike left the road Sunday at U.S. Highway 71 and Renville County Road 2 south of Olivia.

The Minnesota State Patrol said Mark Raddatz, 47, of Brownton sustained injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening. The State Patrol said Raddatz apparently lost control of his motorcycle when he hit some rumble strips, and the motorcycle went into the ditch. North Memorial Ambulance and the Lower Sioux Police Department assisted at the scene. The crash happened at about 6 p.m. Sunday.

Theft

WILLMAR — Willmar Police are on the lookout for a vehicle that may have been involved in a shoplifting drive-off late Friday afternoon at Walmart.

Two women suspected of shoplifting $360 worth of clothing left the store and wouldn’t stop for the store’s asset protection officer. They then drove off in a black car.

The incident happened at about 4:10 p.m. Friday and is under investigation by Willmar Police.

Vandalism

WILLMAR — At least two mailboxes were damaged over the weekend in the 1500 block of 11th Street Southeast. The damage was reported Saturday.

One of the mailboxes had been wrenched loose and another mailbox was pushed over.

Loose cattle

PENNOCK — Two head of cattle apparently wandered away from home Sunday afternoon and ended up on a road north of Pennock, where one of them, a bull, aggressively charged a motorist who attempted to chase them off the road.

The incident was reported at around 2:45 p.m. at County Road 27 and 105th Street Northwest.

A Kandiyohi County sheriff’s deputy was unable to locate the cattle but contacted two cattle owners in the area to advise them to check their herds.

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