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Records, Nov. 18, 2008

Property damage

WILLMAR -- A shattered window on a vehicle was reported around 5:15 p.m. Sunday along the 300 block of Seventh Street Northwest.


WILLMAR -- The theft of video surveillance equipment was reported around 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Menards, 3330 First St. S.


WILLMAR -- A Marshall man was arrested for driving while impaired around 2:30 a.m. Sunday along the 1400 block of Fifth Street Southwest. The age of the man was not in the initial report.

WILLMAR -- Two Canby residents were arrested for disorderly conduct around 3 a.m. Sunday along the 500 block of Litchfield Avenue Southeast. The ages were not in the initial report.

Fight calls

WILLMAR -- A 24-year-old man was taken by ambulance to Rice Memorial Hospital and two 20-year-old men were cited for underage consumption after police were called to a fight around 2:30 a.m. Sunday along the 300 block of Seventh Street Northwest. The man seeking medical attention was reportedly experiencing asthma symptoms.

District Court

Kandiyohi County

n Randy Charles Wyman, 47, of Atwater, was arraigned Monday on a felony charge of domestic assault for allegedly choking a family member and a gross misdemeanor charge for preventing another family member from calling for law enforcement.

Unconditional bail was set at $30,000. Conditional bail was allowed for $2,000 cash only. He was ordered to not use or possess firearms or dangerous weapons. His next appearance is Dec. 1.

According to the complaint, a Kandiyohi County Sheriff's deputy was called around 5:50 p.m. Saturday to a rural home for a domestic incident. A 14-year-old boy said he was horsing around and wrestling with his 12-year-old brother when Wyman entered the room, grabbed hold of him, put him in a choke hold, pinned him down and struck him in the head with his fist. The boy escaped out a window and went to neighbors to call for authorities.

A woman there reported that she saw Wyman on top of the boy and went to call for the law, but that Wyman had unplugged the phone from the wall and hid the cord.

The other youth confirmed the boy's story and said that he saw Wyman unplug the phone.

Wyman was arrested. A review of his criminal history revealed a previous conviction in September 2005 for a violation of an order for protection in Wright County and another conviction in December 2006 in Stearns County.

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