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This is the records summary for Feb. 23.

Two people hospitalized after intersection crash

WILLMAR -- Two people were taken by ambulance to Rice Memorial Hospital after a two-vehicle crash around 4:20 p.m. Monday at the intersection of East Highway 12 and Lakeland Drive.

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According to the State Patrol, Charline Bengtson, 25, of Atwater, was driving a 1997 Dodge involved in the crash with a 2003 GMC Yukon driven by Guadalupe Martinez Chavez, 22, of Willmar.

Willmar man to hospital after rollover crash

WILLMAR -- A 42-year-old Willmar man was taken by ambulance to Rice Memorial Hospital after a one-vehicle rollover crash around 6 a.m. Tuesday along State Highway 23 near County Road 5.

According to the State Patrol, John Permar of Willmar was driving a 2001 Chevy.

Property damage

WILLMAR -- Damage to a door was reported around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday along the 1600 block of 17th Avenue Northwest.

Fire call

WILLMAR -- The Willmar Fire Department was called around noon Tuesday to 2121 45th Street Northwest to extinguish a vehicle on fire.

District Court

Kandiyohi County

- Daniel James Pelkey, 23, of Willmar, made his first appearance Thursday on two felony check forgery charges for allegedly taking or attempting to take $51,570.95 from a man's checking account by forging checks.

He was released on his personal recognizance. His next appearance is Monday.

According to the complaint, the Renville County Sheriff's office received a report on Dec. 28 that a man's vehicle had been broken into and that a checkbook was among the missing items. On Jan. 31, the man reported someone had written checks on the account in Litchfield, Willmar and Hutchinson. The checks included two written to fast food restaurants for $19.59 and $26.36, plus four checks written to "Dan Pelkey" for a total of $1,150. Someone had also attempted to deposit $50,000 into an account opened in Pelkey's name at a Willmar bank.

Pelkey was interviewed and said another man wrote the checks and then allegedly admitted to passing some of the checks.

The investigation revealed that Pelkey was captured on video surveillance at the local bank, that he had used the checks to open an account at the bank and that his driver's license signature appeared to match the signature on the forged checks.

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