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This is the records summary for Aug. 11.

Couple unharmed in gang-related shooting

WILLMAR -- A Willmar couple escaped injury early Friday morning when multiple rounds from a gun were fired at their home in the Regency West Trailer Park.

Police are describing the incident as gang-related.

According to the initial police report, the tenant and his wife were inside the home when the shots were fired at around 3:10 a.m. Friday.

Three children who live in the house were not home at the time of the shooting.

Suspects face charges of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon and disorderly conduct.


WILLMAR -- Willmar police are investigating a report of an assault after a man said he was hit over the head and pushed out of a vehicle early Friday morning.

According to the initial police report, a 26-year-old Willmar man said he was in a vehicle on his way home from a Spicer bar when he was assaulted and pushed out of the vehicle at the intersection of 15th Avenue Northwest and First Street around 2:30 a.m. Friday.

The victim, who suffered from a large gash on top of his head and a possible dislocated shoulder, injured knee and sprained ankle, was not willing to tell police who, what, where, why or how the incident occurred.

He was transported to Rice Memorial Hospital by Willmar Ambulance.

WILLMAR -- Police responded to a report Thursday afternoon that a woman had been assaulted by a male, who also interfered with the woman's emergency 9-1-1 call.

The incident was reported at 2:05 p.m. in the 1400 block of Lakeland Drive.


WILLMAR -- An individual reported that a vehicle had been stolen sometime between 3:30 a.m. and noon Thursday from the 1400 block of 19th Avenue Southeast.

Renville man killed in Vesta crash

VESTA -- An 18-year-old Renville man was killed in a head-on motor vehicle crash around 11 a.m. Thursday along State Highway 19 west of Vesta.

According to the State Patrol, Jaime F. Garcia was driving a 1995 Ford Escort westbound on the highway and collided with an eastbound 2011 Chevy Equinox driven by Michael V. Million, 28, of Marshall.

Million was taken to Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D., for treatment of his injuries, which were described as non-life-threatening.

Also responding to the crash were the Redwood County and Renville County sheriff's offices.

District Court

Kandiyohi County

* Cristian Arrellano Vergara, 18, of Willmar, made his first appearance Friday on second- and fifth-degree drug sale charges for allegedly arranging the sale of methamphetamine and marijuana to a CEE-VI Drug Task Force informant Thursday.

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

According to the complaint, the controlled buy was set up for 3.5 grams of meth and an ounce of marijuana and was supposed to happen in the Willow Run apartments in southwest Willmar.

The informant met a man, identified as Vergara, outside of the apartment complex and then both men went inside a building. The informant told agents that Vergara told him to wait in the hallway while he went to get the drugs from his supplier, who did not want the informant to know who he was. The informant gave Vergara $450 to purchase the drugs.

Other agents who were monitoring the buy saw Vergara exit another door of the building and run into a parking lot. He was caught and arrested.

Vergara was interviewed and allegedly admitted that he set up the sale so he could steal money.

Marriage licenses

Kandiyohi County

Chad Brandon Koosman, Willmar; Angela Dawn Pomranke, Willmar

Geoff Alain Hedberg, Atwater; Kaylee Mae Heidecker, Atwater

Craig Douglas Gorans, Spicer; Leeann Kay Aitkin, Shoreview

Thomas Ray Torgerson, Willmar; Mary Jean Beam, Spicer

Jose Edwin Granados Hernandez, Willmar; Claudia Karolina Perez Munoz, Willmar

Scott Alan Danielson, Willmar; Kristi Ana Fisher, Willmar

Jose Antonio Diaz Arzate, Willmar; Ana Lilia Garcia Munoz, Willmar

Norris Bonner-Garay, New Brighton; Kimberly Pamella Hernandez, Willmar

Curtis William Wuollet, Willmar; Rozanna Kay Freundl, Willmar

Wayne Kyle Wold, Belgrade; Ashley Ann Storck, Belgrade

Dain Aaron Thonvold, Willmar; Kelly Jo Schilke, Willmar

Cassidy James McCabe, Willmar; Amanda Rae Uecker, Willmar

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