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Updated: Five injured in three-vehicle crash in Willmar


This is the records summary for Nov. 11.

Darwin man arrested after standoff with law enforcement

DARWIN — A 33-year-old Darwin man was arrested on charges of second-degree assault and terroristic threats after a Friday afternoon incident at a rural Darwin residence.

According to the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office, deputies went around 4 p.m. to 66855 195th Street in Ellsworth Township to check on an individual based on a welfare complaint to the Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office.

As deputies approached the home, they knocked on the door and announced themselves as from the sheriff’s office, and then saw through a window a man pointing a handgun directly at them.

The deputies retreated to cover and were eventually able to get the man, identified as William Trotter, to come out of the home. He was taken into custody and transported to the county jail.

The McLeod County Sheriff’s Office assisted during the incident.

Grove City man hurt in crash in Swede Grove Township

GROVE CITY — A 20-year-old Grove City man was taken by private vehicle for medical attention after a two-vehicle crash around 6:30 p.m. Friday north of Grove City.

According to the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office, Brody Larson was driving a 2001 Oldsmobile that collided with a 2001 Chevy Silverado driven by Mark Pregler Jr., 38, from Paynesville.

The crash happened at the intersection of County Road 16 and 520th Street. Pregler was eastbound on County Road 16 and attempted to make a left turn in front of Larson’s vehicle, which was westbound on County Road 16.


WILLMAR — The theft of between 80 and 100 gallons of diesel fuel was reported around 11:30 a.m. Sunday along the 1500 block of Highway 12 East.

WILLMAR — The theft of a mailbox was reported around 2 p.m. Saturday along the 500 block of Ann Street Southeast.

Property damage

WILLMAR — Damage to vehicles was reported around 11:10 a.m. Saturday along the 500 block of 10th Street Southwest.


WILLMAR — A 19-year-old man was taken by ambulance to Rice Memorial Hospital after an assault was reported around 12:45 a.m. Sunday along the 800 block of 25th Avenue Southwest.


SPICER — A 25-year-old man was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and obstructing the legal process around 12:15 a.m. Sunday along the 100 block of Lake Avenue South.

WILLMAR — A 27-year-old man was arrested on charges of driving while impaired around 12:25 a.m. Sunday near the intersection of Willmar Avenue and Seventh Street Southwest.

WILLMAR — A 29-year-old man was arrested on charges of driving while impaired around 3:30 a.m. Saturday near the intersection of Trott Avenue and Third Street Southeast.

SPICER — A 43-year-old man was arrested for driving while impaired around 2:10 a.m. Saturday near the intersection of Highway 23 and County Road 10.

Fire WILLMAR — The Willmar Fire Department was called around 11:30 p.m. Friday to the 2100 block of Highway 12 East to extinguish a fire on a power pole.