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

One injured in three-vehicle mishap

WILLMAR -- A Willmar woman was transported to Rice Memorial Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries suffered in a three-vehicle collision at 11:14 a.m. Wednesday at the intersection of U.S. Highway 12 (Litchfield Avenue) and Seventh Street Southwest in Willmar.

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The injured woman, Candace Tabor, 54, of Willmar, was driving a 2002 Dodge Caravan and was southbound on Seventh Street with a green light at the time of the accident.

Ellard Chamberlain, 80, of Clontarf, was driving a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck and proceeding westbound on Highway 12. He apparently ran a red light, according to the accident report. The pickup struck the side of the van, causing it to spin 180 degrees and come to a halt on the sidewalk.

The pickup continued forward and struck a 2005 Ford Focus driven by Janine Berg, 27, of Atwater. The car was stopped for a red light in the eastbound lane on Highway 12 at the time.

Vandalism

WILLMAR -- Police are investigating a case of vandalism to a building and vandalism and theft to a vehicle early Wednesday morning in downtown Willmar.

A witness observed two males use an object that appeared to look like either an axe or sledge hammer to smash a window on an office front at 3:12 a.m. Wednesday on the 400 block of Litchfield Avenue Southwest.

The owner of a Geo Prism reported Wednesday morning that someone had broken a window on the vehicle as it was parked near the intersection of Fifth Street Southwest and Benson Avenue. A wallet holding $100, the owner's driver's license and CDs were taken from the vehicle.

WILLMAR -- A Willmar car owner told police Wednesday that someone had entered her unlocked Oldsmobile Delta and damaged the ignition while it was parked on Tuesday night on the 1800 block of Seventh Avenue Southeast.

Burglaries

SPICER -- Two Spicer homes were burglarized during the afternoon on Tuesday. The residents discovered the break-ins when returning home in the early evening.

The occupant of a home on the 200 block of Summit Avenue discovered that someone had pulled an air conditioning unit out of a wall to gain entry. A computer, Playstation, camera, electronic games and movies were missing.

The occupant of a home on the 10000 block of North Shore Drive discovered that a glass door on the home had been broken to gain entry. A television, DVD player and surround-sound stereo system were missing.

Both burglaries are under investigation by the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Department.

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