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West Central Tribune
Records for August 26
Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

Attempted burglary

  • WILLMAR — An attempted burglary was reported Sunday evening on the 1000 block of Litchfield Avenue Southwest in Willmar. The incident resulted in a broken window and damaged door. 


  • WILLMAR — A two-vehicle crash was reported Monday morning at the intersection of 15th Avenue and 30th Street Northwest in Willmar. The initial report said one driver was cited for failure to yield the right of way. Willmar police and Willmar Ambulance responded to the scene. 
  • KANDIYOHI — A bicyclist reported to have been hit by a car that drove off Sunday afternoon at the intersection of Fourth Street North and McLaughlin Avenue North in Kandiyohi.

District Court Kandiyohi County

WILLMAR — Daniel Timothy O’Connor pleaded guilty Monday to a felony charge of receiving stolen property.

The criminal complaint states that he brought a Bobcat skid-loader for repairs to the Farm-Rite Equipment in Willmar on October 28, 2013.

Workers there checked the machine’s identity number in a computer database and learned it had been reported as stolen.

The complaint alleges that O’Connor subsequently told an investigator that he had purchased the machine for $6,500 about one and one-half to two years earlier.

About six to eight months after purchasing it, the man who had sold it to him called and told him it was stolen.

O’Connor told the investigator he kept quiet about the report and continued to use the machine, according to the allegations.

The machine had a $15,200 value when the actual owner reported the theft, court documents state.

Sentencing is scheduled for October 23.