This is the records summary for Oct. 31.
Seat belt campaign nets 8,297 unbelted motorists, passengers
ST. PAUL — Law enforcement officers across the state cited 8,297 motorists and passengers for not buckling up as part of the statewide Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement campaign from Oct. 4 to 19.
In a similar enforcement effort in October 2012, 8,569 motorists and passengers were cited for not wearing a seat belt, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety.
The enforcement campaign featured 336 participating law enforcement agencies statewide. In addition to the seat belt citations, reporting agencies issued 341 citations for child passenger safety seat violations during the campaign.
“Our goal with these seat belt campaigns is to both educate motorists and passengers, and enforce the law in an effort to reinforce safe driving behavior,” says Donna Berger, DPS Office of Traffic Safety director. “Enforcement efforts like this one have served an important purpose by increasing belt compliance to record-high levels.”
Minnesota’s statewide seat belt use rate is at a record-high 94.8 percent, according DPS’ 2013 observational seat belt use survey. Each year, DPS conducts an observational survey of more than 16,000 motorists across the state.
Richmond man hurt in rollover near Paynesville
PAYNESVILLE — A 47-year-old Richmond man was taken to St. Cloud Hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in a one vehicle rollover crash around 9:15 p.m. Tuesday near Paynesville.
According to the State Patrol, Shannon D. O’Neil was westbound on Highway 23 near the intersection with Highway 55 and lost control of the 2000 Toyota 4Runner he was driving. The vehicle rolled and O’Neil was ejected.
WILLMAR — Four people were arrested around 2:45 p.m. Tuesday along the 300 block of Seventh Street Northwest after CEE-VI Drug Task Force Agents served a search warrant.
WILLMAR — A 22-year-old man was arrested on charges of forgery and theft around 1:45 p.m. Tuesday along the 700 block of 19th Avenue Southeast.
WILLMAR — A 28-year-old man was arrested on charges of domestic assault after he turned himself in around 10:20 p.m. Tuesday at the Law Enforcement Center.WILLMAR — A 32-year-old man was arrested on charges of drug possession and driving after revocation around 10:10 a.m. Wednesday near the intersection of Fourth Street and Olena Avenue Southeast.
WILLMAR — The theft of a computer and other items was reported around 4 p.m. Tuesday along the 1200 block of 24th Street Northwest.
WILLMAR — The theft of a gold ring was reported around 10:45 a.m. Wednesday along the 1000 block of Third Street Southeast.
KANDIYOHI — A burglary was reported around 7:20 p.m. Tuesday along the 11000 block of 82nd Avenue Northeast.