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

This is the records summary for April 9.

Woman to hospital after pedestrian crash in Willmar

WILLMAR — A 33-year-old Willmar woman was taken by ambulance to Rice Memorial Hospital for treatment of injuries sustained when she was struck by a vehicle around 12:05 p.m. Monday at the intersection of 19th Avenue and Ninth Street Southwest.

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According to the crash report by Willmar Police, Sarah Loso was walking westbound across Ninth Street and was struck by a southbound 2010 Ford Edge driven by Karen Stern, 70, of Willmar. Stern had stopped at the stop sign and told officers that she did not see the pedestrian. Her estimated speed was 10 mph at the time of the crash.

Forgery

WILLMAR — A state tax return that had been cashed by someone else was reported around 2:55 p.m. Monday along the 1500 block of Trott Avenue Southwest.

District Court, Kandiyohi County

- Tracy Ellen Guerrero, 32, of Willmar, was sentenced Tuesday to five years of probation, 90 days in jail and a $1,500 fine on a felony charge of theft for attempting to shoplift more than $1,700 in merchandise from the local Target store.

The charge was filed after Aug. 22, when the shoplifting case was reported to Willmar Police. Loss prevention agents at the store provided the responding officer with video footage of Guerrero, showing her taking empty Target shopping bags into the store and filling them with jewelry, clothing and other items. The surveillance footage showed Guerrero moving from department to department, taking items and putting them into the bags in her cart. She was stopped at the exit door by the loss prevention agent.

Guerrero told the officer that during prior shoplifting incidents, she had been high, but that this time, she was sober. Store officials provided police with receipts to tally the cost of the merchandise, which was $1,773.41 before tax was added.

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