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This is the records summary for April 1.

Two hurt in ATV crash near Pennock

PENNOCK — A 29-year-old man was airlifted to St. Cloud Hospital and a 12-year-old girl was taken to Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar for treatment of injuries sustained in an ATV crash Sunday afternoon.

According to the crash report by the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office, Darin Pierce was driving a 2007 Artic Cat around 3:30 p.m. near the intersection of 135th Avenue and 114th Street Northwest when the ATV rolled.

Also responding were the fire and first responder crews from Pennock and Sunburg and the Willmar Ambulance Service.


WILLMAR — A 34-year-old Atwater woman was arrested on charges of first-degree driving while impaired, driving after cancelation - inimical to public safety and no proof of insurance around 11:40 a.m. Monday after a citizen reported a vehicle had struck some pylons and hit a garage door along the 1500 block of Becker Avenue Southeast.

WILLMAR — A 22-year-old man was arrested on charges of driving while impaired around 2:30 a.m. Monday along State Highway 23 near 60th Avenue Northeast.


WILLMAR — The theft of gas out of a vehicle was reported around 11:25 a.m. Monday along the 1700 block of Second Avenue Southeast.


NEW LONDON — A garage burglary was reported around 6 p.m. Sunday along the 21000 block of Fifth Street Northwest. Among the items missing was a four-wheeler.

District Court, Kandiyohi County

- Guadalupe Vargas Lopez, 45, of Willmar, made his first appearance Monday on a felony charge of possession of a pistol or assault weapon by a person convicted of a violent crime.

Unconditional bail was set at $20,000. His next appearance is April 14.

According to the complaint, on March 6, a man reported to CEE-VI Drug Task Force agents that he’d purchased three handguns from Lopez at Regency Estates West. The investigation revealed that Lopez has a 2004 conviction for second-degree controlled substance and is ineligible to possess firearms. One of the guns was registered as stolen in 2010.

On Thursday, agents interviewed Lopez, who allegedly admitted to selling the guns, but refused to say where he got the weapons. He also acknowledged that he is a convicted felon and aware that he is not supposed to possess firearms.

- Jeffrey Scott Hookum, 17, of Willmar, pleaded not guilty Monday to a felony charge of theft and a misdemeanor charge of motor vehicle tampering for stealing stereo equipment from a vehicle.

His next appearance is April 14.

Felony charges against 16- and 17-year-old juveniles are public record.

According to the petition, a man reported to Willmar Police on Jan. 17 that someone had taken two subwoofers and an amplifier from his vehicle while it was parked at his workplace in Willmar. Video security footage showed a pickup pull up to the vehicle and a man take the equipment out of the trunk of the car.

The man suspected Hookum, who had ridden in the car and knew about the equipment. He later reported to police that he went to Hookum’s residence, where another person let him get into the vehicle, where he found the equipment.

Hookum was interviewed and allegedly admitted to the theft. The total value of the items was $1,450.