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

This is the records summary for Feb. 20.

Two seriously hurt in crash west of Pennock

PENNOCK — The drivers of two vehicles that collided head-on around 8 a.m. Wednesday west of Pennock on U.S. Highway 12 were both seriously injured in the crash.

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According to the State Patrol, Vickie L. Tompt, 58, of New London, was driving a 2001 Chevy Tahoe eastbound and Andrew J. DeBoer, 30, of Willmar, was driving a 2006 Mitsubishi westbound when DeBoer’s vehicle crossed the centerline and struck Tompt’s vehicle.

Both drivers were taken to Rice Memorial Hospital for treatment of their injuries.

Road conditions were icy at the time of the crash.

Also responding was the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s office.

Reward offered in Diamond Lake burglary

ATWATER — The owner of a Diamond Lake residence that was burglarized is now offering a reward for the arrest and conviction of the person or persons involved in the crime.

According to a Facebook post by the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office, the reward is $3,000. The burglar or burglars took a safe containing jewelry and cash on the evening of Jan. 21.

For more information or to give information, contact Detective Sergeant Paul Follmann at the Sheriff’s Office at 320-214-6700, ext. 3315.

Assault

LAKE LILLIAN — An assault was reported around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday along the 3400 block of 180th Avenue Southeast.

Property damage

WILLMAR — A case of property damage was reported around 5:50 p.m. Tuesday at the county jail, 2201 23rd St. N.E.

Theft

PAYNESVILLE — The theft of a television and sound equipment was reported around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday along the 28000 block of Roseville Road.

District Court, Kandiyohi County

- Eric Todd Raasch, 36, of Willmar, was sentenced to 32 days in jail, a $1,000 fine and 10 years of probation on a felony charge of receiving stolen property for possessing a stolen trailer valued at $7,300.

Raasch was given credit for two days already served in custody and the remaining 30 days in jail can be deferred if he complies with the conditions of probation. He was also ordered to pay $638.75 in restitution.

He received a stay of a stay of adjudication on his sentence. Under the stay, no conviction will appear on his record if he complies with the conditions of sentence.

The charges were filed after Sept. 25 when Willmar Police were called to Dahlberg Boot and Trailer along East U.S. Highway 12 and received a report that a white, 24-foot enclosed trailer had been stolen. The vehicle identification number and title number were provided to police and the trailer was entered into the automated theft reporting system database.

The next day, a citizen reported to law enforcement the presence of a suspicious vehicle in the area of County Road 116 and State Highway 40. The vehicle, a pickup and trailer, had pulled out of a dead end field road. An officer stopped the vehicle near U.S. Highway 12 and County Road 116 and identified Raasch as the driver. Raasch said that he’d made a deal on Craig’s List to trade tools for the trailer. He was arrested and taken to the Law Enforcement Center.

The trailer was identified as the stolen trailer by its VIN number.

- Jonathan Paul Carlson, 20, of Willmar, made his first appearance Wednesday on a felony theft charge for allegedly stealing money from the Willmar Wal-Mart Supercenter.

He was released on his personal recognizance. No next court date was available.

According to the complaint, on Dec. 17 Wal-Mart officials reported to Willmar Police that an investigation had revealed that Carlson had taken cash from store registers between October and December. Carlson had allegedly admitted to store officials that he’d taken $2,171.49.

When the responding officer questioned Carlson, he said he needed to talk to a lawyer.

Wal-Mart officials turned over documents and store surveillance video showing Carlson allegedly pocketing money from the registers in the wireless department of the store. The thefts ranged from $20 to $499.96 between Oct. 8 and Dec. 14, according to documents provided by store officials.

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