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Police release surveillance image of suspect

OLIVIA -- The Olivia Police Department has released a surveillance image of the individual suspected of robbing the Super America station around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday evening.

The suspect is described as a white male, 5 feet 7 or 8 inches tall, wearing a long-sleeve black windbreaker, black jeans and black sunglasses. The suspect had reddish blonde hair and is in his 20s or early 30s.

The suspect stole an undetermined amount of cash. Police were called around 7:33 p.m. and told by the store employee that suspect went behind the counter and grabbed cash that the clerk was going to place in the drop box. A struggle with the clerk ensued while the suspect tried to escape. No threats were made to the clerk and no weapon was observed.


RAYMOND -- A 56-year-old Bath, S.D. man was taken to Rice Memorial Hospital for treatment of a minor injury to his leg after a motorcycle crash around 12:15 p.m. Monday along County Road 7 near 75th Avenue Southwest.

According to the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's office report, Jerry Lee Fielder was riding a 2004 Harley Davidson, was distracted by his global positioning system device, missed the curve, left the roadway and ended up in a soybean field.

WILLMAR -- A 18-year-old passenger was treated at the scene of a two-vehicle crash around 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of Business 71 and 23rd Street Northeast.

According to the crash report, Tayah Hinrichs was a passenger in a 2004 Hyundai driven by Ian Zondervan, 18, of Willmar, that collided with a 1999 Pontiac driven by Karen Gazy, 57, of Willmar. Gazy's vehicle was northbound on Highway 71 and Zondervan's vehicle was eastbound on 23rd Street. Witnesses reported that Zondervan did not appear to slow for the yield sign at the intersection.

WILLMAR -- A 20-year-old Kandiyohi woman was taken to Rice Memorial Hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in a rear-end crash around noon Sunday along County Road 9 near Willmar Senior High School.

According to the crash report, Heather Erickson was driving a 2002 Chevy that struck a 2002 Pontiac driven by Amber Johnson, 17, of Roseau. Neither Johnson nor three passengers in her vehicle were taken to the hospital for treatment.


WILLMAR -- The theft of a compact disc player and compact discs was reported around 11 a.m. Monday along the 900 block of 11th Avenue Southeast.

BROOTEN -- The theft of two guns was reported around 9:20 a.m. Monday along 293th Avenue Northwest.

Property damage

WILLMAR -- Damage to a vehicle was reported around 8:30 a.m. Monday along the 300 block of Lakeland Drive Southeast. The tires of a vehicle had been slashed, it had been keyed and marked with racist graffiti.


WILLMAR -- Willmar police received a report that a 9-year-old child had been stopped, by a parent, from using a knife against another 9-year-old child around 1 p.m. Friday along the 400 block of Minnesota Avenue Southeast. Juvenile court proceedings are expected in the case.


WILLMAR -- A 52-year-old man was arrested on charges of domestic assault around 1 p.m. Sunday along the 500 block of Ann Street Southeast for allegedly striking and wounding a 14-year-old girl with a belt.

District Court

Kandiyohi County

- Hopi Dawn Derheim, 37, of Minneapolis, was sentenced Wednesday to 13 months in prison, which was stayed, five years of probation and a $50 fine on a felony charge of receiving stolen property for possessing a stolen vehicle.

She was also ordered to serve 65 days in jail, with credit for 42 days already served, and ordered to pay $2,657 in restitution.

As part of a plea agreement, another felony for motor vehicle theft was dismissed.

The charges were filed after an Atwater Police officer had stopped a vehicle around 12:40 a.m. May 3 and the driver, Derheim, was arrested for driving after cancellation - inimical to public safety. A passenger was arrested on a warrant for second-degree burglary in Ramsey County. Derheim was processed and released on the charge and a search of her purse at the Law Enforcement Center revealed two credit cards in another woman's name.

Later that night, the owner of a vehicle matching the description of the vehicle that Derheim was driving reported the sport utility vehicle stolen. City officers relocated Derheim, who claimed a man gave her permission to use the vehicle and offered to sell it to her for $400.