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

This is the records summary for Nov. 26.

Accidents

RAYMOND -- Two people were injured in a two-vehicle crash at 12:52 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of County Road 1 and 105th Avenue Southwest near Raymond, the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office said.

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Susan Schueler, 45, of Raymond, was transported by Willmar Ambulance to Rice Memorial Hospital. Gerradina Stryker, 88, of Prinsburg, was transported by Raymond Ambulance for treatment of injuries.

The report from the sheriff's office said Schueler was driving a 1997 Dodge Caravan west on 105th Avenue and Stryker was driving north on County Road 1 when the vehicles collided. Schueler was cited for failure to yield, no seat belt and driving without a valid license.

WILLMAR -- A wintry mix of precipitation caused slick roads and sent vehicles into ditches as holiday travel picked up on Wednesday afternoon.

Willmar Police officers responded to an accident on Business Highway 71 near the Kandiyohi County Road 24 and 23rd Street intersection in Willmar at 12:37 p.m. Wednesday when a 2000 Chrysler slid off the road and struck a tree. The driver was not injured.

Kandiyohi County Sheriff's officers responded to a passenger vehicle that slid into a ditch on Highway 71 Northeast near the North Eagle Lake Road intersection at approximately 7 p.m. on Wednesday.

Officers also responded to a one-vehicle roll over on Minnesota Highway 23 near the U.S. Highway 12 bypass at 3:52 p.m. on Wednesday.

A passenger vehicle also had been reported to have left U.S. Highway 12 near Kandiyohi County Road 7 and slid into the ditch around 4:10 p.m. on Wednesday.

MONTEVIDEO -- Two people suffered minor injuries in a one-vehicle roll over on Chippewa County Road 7 about one-fourth mile north of Minnesota Highway 7 at 7:41 p.m. on Wednesday.

Kacie Highlander, 27, of Montevideo, was driving a 1999 GMC Jimmy that left the icy roadway and rolled, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. She and her passenger, Sara Ross, 23, of Tracy, both reported minor injuries.

The vehicle was totaled.

DAWSON -- Martin Escobar, 28, of Mendota, Calif., was driving a 2000 GMC that left an icy U.S. Highway 212 east of Dawson and rolled at 3:27 p.m. on Wednesday.

Escobar reported no apparent injury, but a passenger, Cesar Escobar, 37, of Dawson, suffered minor injuries and was treated at the Chippewa County-Montevideo Hospital in Montevideo.

The vehicle was totaled.

Thefts

WILLMAR -- Zero Tolerance Arms and Ammo reported Tuesday the possible theft of a gun from the downtown store. Willmar Police investigated.

WILLMAR -- A rectangular shaped, leather-like purse with a shoulder strap was stolen from a Laundromat on the 1300 block of South First Street in Willmar on Wednesday morning, its owner told police. It held about $15 in quarters and a debit card and check book.

WILLMAR -- Police are investigating a theft reported at 1:59 a.m. Thursday in which a person known to the victim took about $7 worth of items from a residence on the 300 block of Southwest Fourth Street and ran away.

Stolen trailer being sought

OLIVIA --The Renville County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance in its investigation in the theft of a black, tandem axle, flatbed trailer with a hoist. The trailer and its cargo, a John Deere combine wheels/ tires and hubs, were stolen from a rural location north of Olivia sometime during the period Nov. 6 to 8.

On Nov. 8, the hubs and one of the wheel/tire combinations were located along a rural road north of Pennock.

The trailers, a "PJ" brand, along with one wheel/tire combination, are still missing. Investigators are seeking the location of the trailer and one wheel/tire as well as information regarding the suspect(s) responsible for this theft.

If you have information about this crime, please call Renville County Crime Stoppers.

Domestic assaults

WILLMAR -- A 24-year-old male was arrested at an apartment on the 400 block of Northwest 30th Street in Willmar at 6:34 p.m. on Wednesday after allegedly striking a female victim.

Law enforcement officers took a 24-year-old male suspect to detoxification care after he allegedly broke out the windows of a vehicle belonging to a female acquaintance on the 500 block of South McDermott Avenue, Kandiyohi, on at 2 p.m. on Wednesday. A Rugar SR-9 firearm was confiscated for safekeeping.

WILLMAR -- Police officers responded to break up a fight at an apartment on the 300 block of Southwest Third Street at 12:08 .m. on Thursday.

WILLMAR -- Officers arrested an 18-year-old female on separate warrants from Willmar and Stearns County after discovering the suspect as they responded to a report of an argument and possible fight involving three people at an apartment on the 1000 block of North 16th Street at 11:11 p.m. on Wednesday.

District Court

Kandiyohi County

- Emilio Ozornia, 26, of Willmar, was sentenced to five years and one month in prison on two third-degree drug sale charges for selling 17.5 grams of methamphetamine to a CEE-VI Drug Task Force informant in January.

Ozornia pleaded guilty to the charges in September. A first-degree drug sale charge was dismissed.

Ozornia was sentenced Tuesday. Judge Michael Thompson gave him credit for 230 days already served in jail. He also ordered a $1,000 fine plus court costs.

The charges were filed after a CEE-VI informant purchased the drugs from him on Jan. 7, 15 and 26 at his home in Willmar. The informant indentified Ozornia using his driver's license photo as the man who sold him the meth.

- Zachary Michael Ruis, 20, of Pennock, made his first court appearance Wednesday on a felony charge of terroristic threats and misdemeanor charges of fifth-degree assault and domestic assault.

Judge Donald Spilseth ordered him released on his own recognizance and to have no contact with the victim or her family. He was also ordered to abstain from alcohol and to have no firearms or other weapons in his possession.

Ruis's ex-girlfriend contacted authorities Nov. 13 because she was concerned he was suicidal over their breakup. He allegedly threatened to kill her and then himself. According to the court file, she told authorities she was afraid he might hurt her but was more concerned he would hurt himself.

When authorities located Ruis later, they told him he needed to go to crisis, detox or jail. Ruis allegedly fought with deputies and was arrested. He was put on suicide watch at the jail and later released.

His next court date will be Dec. 6.

Marriage licenses

Kandiyohi County

Gregory Michael Thell, Willmar; Michelle Louise Hindley, Willmar

Kent Robert Gjerde, Willmar; Erika Sue Nelson, Willmar

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