Records for Feb. 16
This is the records summary for Feb. 16.
Slick roads result in numerous accidents
WILLMAR — Icy roads Thursday and Friday resulted in numerous accidents in the area.
Most were spin-outs that resulted in vehicles in ditches and property damage to vehicles with at least three that happened within a short time period on state Highway 23 near Raymond. None of those accidents resulted in injuries but caused traffic hazards.
There were two incidents that resulted in minor injuries.
According to the state Patrol, Mathew Martin, 31, of Sacred Heart was injured when the 2007 Ford pickup he was driving ran off state Highway 212 and rolled. The incident happened around 4:44 p.m. Thursday in Renville County. Martin was treated for injuries at the Granite Falls Hospital.
According to an initial report with the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Department, Shane Wyatt McCartney, 38, of Edina was injured when the 2000 Ford pickup he was driving flipped over on U.S. Highway 71 near Blomkest. The incident was reported around 5:15 p.m.
Sacred Heart man hurt in rollover along Highway 212
SACRED HEART — A 31-year-old Sacred Heart man was treated for minor injuries at Granite Falls Hospital after a one-vehicle rollover around 4:45 p.m. Thursday along U.S. Highway 212 in Renville County.
According to the State Patrol, Matthew Martin was driving a 2007 Ford pickup that ran off the road and rolled. He was wearing his seat belt.
Lyle Wayne Ahrendt, Sunburg; Debra Kay Dahmes, Sunburg
Kyle John Hentges, Redwood Falls; Michelle Ann Monson, Hawick
Francis Randel DeSchepper, Willmar; Megan Marie Sauer, Willmar
* Todd Jerome Hendricks, 44, of Osakis, pleaded guilty Thursday to an amended gross misdemeanor charge of violating a court order for protection.
As part of a plea agreement, the charged was reduced from felony level and another felony count will be dismissed. He will be sentenced Aug. 20.
The charges were filed last September. An order for protection prohibiting Hendricks from contact with a woman and three children was issued in March by a district judge in a Kandiyohi County family court file. The order was served on Hendricks and was to be in effect for one year. Hendricks violated the order by having contact with those named in the order twice in March and April and was convicted on those charges in April.
On Aug. 1, the woman reported to Atwater police that she had discovered more than 40 Facebook messages from Hendricks to one of the children. The messages were sent between May 28 and July 31. She also reported that one of the children received a text message from Hendricks on July 25. The order prohibited Hendricks from having contact with the children unless they initiated the contact.
* Adam Dane Schwieger, 20, of Willmar, pleaded guilty Thursday to an amended gross misdemeanor charge of criminal damage to property, plus two misdemeanor charges of fleeing from a peace officer on foot and underage consumption, for a December incident that involved smashing the windows of a Willmar home.
As part of a plea agreement, the property damage charge was reduced from felony level and a petty misdemeanor charge of possession of a small amount of marijuana will be dismissed. He will be sentenced April 4.
The charges were filed after Dec. 16, when a Willmar police officer was dispatched to the 300 block of 10th Street Southwest to investigate an attempted break-in. The officer saw a man, later identified as Schwieger, running away. The man attempted to enter another home, but couldn’t open the door because it was locked and was caught by the officer.
Schwieger was arrested and officers found a jar containing 3 grams of marijuana and drug paraphernalia in his backpack. He was wearing socks, but no shoes, and had cuts on his hands.
The residents of the home told officers they heard sounds including breaking glass and called law enforcement. Six windows on the home were broken, at an estimated cost of $1,200 to repair.