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Accidents

NEW LONDON -- Darrin Clark Erickson, 24, of Spicer, was injured in a single-vehicle accident Saturday morning near New London.

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He was taken by air-ambulance to St. Cloud Hospital and was listed in good condition Sunday evening.

According to the State Patrol, Erickson was going south on state Highway 23 near Kandiyohi County Road 40, when he went into the ditch, went through the median, crossed over the two north-bound lanes of traffic and ended up in a steep ditch.

The accident was reported at 7:33 a.m.

WASECA -- Jerry Wrobleski, 49, of Willmar, was injured Saturday morning in a motorcycle accident near Waseca.

According to the State Patrol, Wrobleski was going east on U.S. Highway 14 when his 2003 Harley Davidson motorcycle ran off a curve and crashed.

He was treated for injuries at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester.

HUTCHINSON -- A Litchfield teen was injured in a two-vehicle accident Sunday afternoon near Hutchinson.

According to the State Patrol, Andrew Royer, 17, of Litchfield was injured when the 1994 Saturn he was driving collided into the rear end of a 1993 Mack semi truck.

Both vehicles were going north on state Highway 22. The semi, driven by Steven Hoff, 55, of Hutchinson, was slowing to turn when it was rear-ended. Royer was treated and released at the Hutchinson Hospital.

SPICER -- A 53-year-old Spicer man was arrested Friday following an accident with injuries that was reported at 3:31 p.m. on state Highway 23 and County Road 32. The State Patrol had no further information.

WILLMAR -- A collision between a bike and motor vehicle was reported at 2:39 p.m. on Friday at Seventh Avenue Southeast and Lakeland Drive. The initial report said a 21-year-old woman was hit while riding her bike. No further information was available.

ST. JOSEPH -- A Clear Lake teen was severely burned Saturday when his vehicle was rear-ended by another car.

According to the Stearns County Sheriff's Department, Jeffrey Hinkemeyer, 18, was going west on Stearns County Road 51 in a 1979 Ford Pinto when he began slowing down to turn left. He was rear-ended by a 1991 Ford Taurus that was traveling at highway speeds.

The Pinto started on fire at the time of impact. Hinkemeyer was severely burned and was airlifted to the burn unit at the Hennepin County Medical Center for his injuries.

Two occupants of the Taurus, Jessica Marie Setterstrom, 19, and Mason Frederick Larson, 19, both of Randall, were brought to St. Cloud but refused treatment. It's unknown who was driving the Taurus at the time of the accident.

COLD SPRING -- A Kimball man was injured when he fell about 20 feet from a tree that he was cutting with a chain saw.

Thomas Robert Loesch, 37, of Kimball was taken to St. Cloud Hospital for injuries. The accident was reported at 12:53 p.m. Sunday about five miles southeast of Cold Spring.

Fight

ATWATER -- Police responded to a fight at 1:34 a.m. Sunday in the 15000 block of 75th Avenue Southeast. According to the initial report, an individual said he'd been receiving harassing phone and text messages from another individual. The alleged victim and his father confronted the individual, and the father was assaulted by two men. None of the parties pressed charges. Police did, however, cite two individuals for underage consumption.

Assault

SPICER -- The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Department was investigating a report of an assault at 1:28 a.m. Saturday in the 300 block of Lake Avenue.

Firefighter inadvertently causes fire

NEW LONDON -- A ditch fire Saturday afternoon was started from smoldering ashes that were being hauled on a trailer. According to a police report, a vehicle was pulling a "fully loaded metal trailer" that contained smoldering ashes, which started a file about one mile east of U.S. Highway 71 on state Highway 9. The 30-year-old man driving the vehicle was reportedly a member of the local fire department. The report said the fire department would handle issues with the driver.

Naked photos

WILLMAR -- Two rolls of film developed at Cash Wise contained photos of a man exposing himself. Cash Wise personnel said there were various photos of tractors, fields and waterfowl, but that there were four to five photos on each roll of male genitalia.

The report, filed at 3:41 p.m. Saturday, said Cash Wise would destroy the photos according to their policy, and notify the individual who submitted the film for developing.

Fraud

WILLMAR -- A Willmar woman brought a check she received in the mail to the Willmar Police Department on Saturday afternoon that was suspected to be part of a scam. After reviewing the documents, the officer called the telephone number and talked to an individual who immediately hung up when informed he was talking to a law enforcement officer.

Theft

WILLMAR -- Lawn ornaments, including a Precious Moments green frog, a standing boy with fish and a girl with a bird, were reported stolen at 5:06 p.m. Friday in the 800 block of 13th Street Southwest. The total value of the items was $50.

WILLMAR -- A Play Station, TV and other unnamed items were reported stolen at 5:26 p.m. Friday from the 600 block of 16th Street Southwest.

WILLMAR -- A 20-inch Mongoose silver/blue bicycle was reported stolen at 11 p.m. Friday from Regency Estates West.

WILLMAR -- A ladder and a small window air conditioning unit were reported stolen from an unoccupied apartment at 1:20 p.m. Sunday in the 600 block of Southeast Third Street.

Fire

RAYMOND -- A grass fire was reported at 8:12 p.m. Saturday on state Highway 23 Southwest and 105th Street. There was also a report of a fire in a grove of trees at 4 p.m. Saturday in the 19000 block of 142nd Avenue Northeast, east of Spicer.

Vandalism

WILLMAR -- The back window of a vehicle was reported broken at 1:27 a.m. Sunday in the 500 block of 19th Avenue Southeast.

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