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This is the Records summary for March 9.


WILLMAR -- A BMX bicycle and a coat were reported stolen at 6:13 p.m. Monday from the Kandi Mall. The white and lime-green bike was valued at $150 and the coat was valued at $70.

WILLMAR -- A cell phone was reported stolen Monday morning from the Willmar Senior High School. The report was filed at 8:26 a.m.

Disorderly conduct

WILLMAR -- Willmar police responded to a report Monday night of an intoxicated male who was causing a disturbance at a motel on North Business 71. A Spicer man was arrested at the Lakeview Motel around 9:40 p.m. for criminal damage to property and disorderly conduct.


GAYLORD -- A Hector woman and four passengers, including a baby, were treated for injuries following a one-car roll-over Monday night in Sibley County.

The accident happened around 8:50 p.m. on state Highway 22 near Gaylord.

According to the State Patrol, Janie Rodriguez, 29, of Hector was going north on Highway 22, lost control on snow, entered the south ditch and rolled.

Rodriguez and her passengers, Brianna Rodriguez, infant, Norma Avila, 40, Cinthya Rodriguez, 16, and Blanca Rodriguez, 19, were all taken to the Sibley Medical Center in Arlington with undetermined injuries.

The Gaylord Ambulance assisted at the scene.

The road was icy at the time of the accident.

District Court

Kandiyohi County

- Judge Michael J. Thompson on Monday sentenced Lorraine Kay Curtiss, 55, of Olivia on a felony charge of fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle. She pleaded guilty to the charge on Jan. 26. Three lesser charges were dismissed.

Curtiss was sentenced to serve 30 days in the Kandiyohi County Jail, was given credit for serving 3 days and was ordered to pay $1,090 in restitution, fine and fees. Also, Curtiss was ordered to write letters of apology to a Minnesota state trooper, Peterson Bus Service, Spicer First Responders and New London Ambulance Service.

Curtiss was charged in connection with a traffic stop for speeding on Oct. 19, 2010, that led to a high-speed pursuit and ended with her car submerged in a pond.

The criminal complaint said the trooper stopped Curtiss going 69 mph in the 55-mph zone on state Highway 23 near 72nd Street and 153rd Avenue Northeast. Curtiss claimed she was speeding to pick up a relative from the hospital and said she didn't have insurance for the car.

The trooper agreed to let Curtiss drive to a nearby church to park the car and offered to give her a ride home. Instead, Curtiss accelerated past the church, then stopped for a school bus that was boarding children.

The trooper maneuvered her squad car between Curtiss and the bus, but Curtiss backed into the squad car and fled east on 153rd Avenue and was clocked at speeds of up to 70 mph. Curtiss attempted to turn north onto Highway 23, narrowly missing other motorists, but lost control and entered a pond at the intersection of Highway 23 and Olde Mill Road.

The trooper and a citizen rescued Curtiss from the sinking car. Curtiss was treated at Paynesville Hospital and taken to the Kandiyohi County Jail.