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This is the records summary for Aug. 27.

Montevideo man in

motorcycle-deer crash

MONTEVIDEO — A 56-year-old Montevideo man was taken to Chippewa County-Montevideo Hospital after a motorcycle he was driving collided with a deer early Monday morning north of Montevideo.

According to the State Patrol, John S. Lyngen was southbound on County Road 29 north of the intersection with County Road 13, driving a 2007 Harley Davidson, when the cycle struck the deer. The crash was reported just before 7 a.m. Monday.

Lyngen’s injuries were not documented by the State Patrol. Also responding was the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office.

State Patrol seeking information

on fatal hit-and-run

crash north of Sauk Centre

SAUK CENTRE — The State Patrol is asking anyone with information about a vehicle that left the scene of a fatal hit-and-run crash Saturday evening north of Sauk Centre to contact the patrol’s St. Cloud office at 320-223-6666.

According to the patrol, Eric J. Raisanen, 40, of Annandale, was riding on a 1999 Victory motorcycle driven by Joseph J. Becker, 56, of Foreston, and fell off the cycle near the entrance to the Grey Stone Golf Course along U.S. Highway 71.

Raisanen was then struck by a passing motorist, who was northbound on the highway. The driver did not stop at the scene of the crash.

The suspected vehicle sustained damage to the front bumper area. Debris found at the scene suggests it was a Buick Regal.

Becker was not injured in the incident.

Two arrested for burglary,

assault in Cosmos

COSMOS — Two men were arrested on charges of first-degree burglary and fifth-degree assault after Meeker County Sheriff’s deputies were called to around 3:45 p.m. Saturday to the 100 block of North Jupiter Street in Cosmos.

According to the sheriff’s office, the men entered a residence and assaulted an adult male who lives there.

Both men, identified as Benjamin Richard Schafer, 19, and Richard Eugene Schafer, 49, of Cosmos, were booked into the county jail pending formal charges.


WILLMAR — The theft of a 12-foot trailer was reported around 1 p.m. Monday along Abbott Drive Southeast.

RAYMOND — The theft of a duck hunting boat was reported around 1 p.m. Monday along Menage Avenue.

NEW LONDON — The theft of a tractor was reported around 10 p.m. Sunday along the 2400 block of County Road 40 Northeast.

NEW LONDON — The theft of garden solar lights was reported around 9 p.m. Sunday along the 6000 block of 192nd Avenue Northeast.


WILLMAR — A burglary was reported around 6:15 p.m. Sunday along the 3200 block of 127th Avenue Southwest.

Property damage

WILLMAR — Damage to a vehicle was reported around 3:30 p.m. Sunday along the 3100 block of Seventh Avenue Northwest.

District Court

Kandiyohi County

n Brandon Michael Visser, 33, of Lake Lillian, made his first appearance Monday on a felony charge of second-degree assault for allegedly threatening a woman with a pliers Saturday evening.

Unconditional bail was set at $10,000. His next appearance is Sept. 17.

According to the complaint, Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s deputies were called around 9 p.m. Saturday to a Lake Lillian residence on a domestic incident. A woman there said Visser had threatened to cut off her nose with a set of lineman’s pliers. She said he’d been drinking and playing loud music, and that they argued and he threatened her when she asked him to turn down the volume on the music. He was arrested and deputies did find a set of pliers.

n Benito Sanchez, 23, of Willmar, made his first appearance Monday on a felony charge of knowingly violating the requirements for predatory offenders.

His next appearance is Sept. 16.

According to the complaint, the county probation officer assigned to monitor Sanchez reported to Willmar Police on March 14 that the address listed by Sanchez had been vacated 10 days prior. The detective assigned to the case also found that Sanchez was no longer working at the employer he reported to authorities and his last known phone number had been disconnected.

n Tracy Ellen Guerrero, 32, of Willmar, made her first appearance Friday on a felony charge of theft for attempting to shoplift more than $1,700 in merchandise from the local Target store.

Unconditional bail was set at $5,000. Her next appearance is Sept. 3.

According to the complaint, the shoplifting case was reported to Willmar Police around 6 p.m. Thursday. Loss prevention agents at the store provided the responding officer with video footage of Guerrero, showing her taking empty Target shopping bags into the store and filling them with jewelry, clothing and other items. The surveillance footage showed Guerrero moving from department to department, taking items and putting them into the bags in her cart. She was stopped at the exit door by the loss prevention agent.

Guerrero told the officer that during prior shoplifting incidents, she had been high, but that this time, she was sober. Store officials provide police with receipt to tally the cost of the merchandise, which was $1,773.41 before tax was added.