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Records summary for Dec. 17

This is the records summary for Dec. 17.

Passenger to hospital after intersection crash

WILLMAR — A passenger in a vehicle involved in a two-vehicle crash around 2:15 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of Minnesota Avenue and 16th Street Southwest was taken by ambulance to Rice Memorial Hospital for treatment of her injuries.

According to the crash report by Willmar police, Francis Burch, 20, of Willmar, was driving a 1996 Chevy Blazer eastbound on Minnesota Avenue and collided with a northbound 2010 Chevy Malibu driven by Rodney J. Olson, 34, of Willmar at the uncontrolled intersection.

A passenger in the Burch vehicle, Jessica Kremer, 14,  received medical attention at Rice Hospital.

Willmar man hurt in Jackson County crash

JACKSON — A 27-year-old Willmar man suffered non-life-threatening injuries in a one-vehicle crash just after midnight Sunday morning along state Highway 60 in Jackson County.

According to the State Patrol, Mohamed N. Ali was driving a 2001 Freightliner eastbound on Highway 60 and lost control on the icy highway. The truck came to rest in the median.

Ali was taken to Sanford Hospital in Worthington. The State Patrol is investigating the crash.

Man arrested after smashing windows

WILLMAR — A 19-year-old Willmar man was arrested on burglary, property damage and fleeing charges after an attempted burglary was reported around 12:30 a.m. Sunday along the 300 block of 10th Street Southwest. The man had smashed several windows on a home and was arrested nearby after a short foot pursuit by a Willmar police officer.


ATWATER — The theft of a snowmobile was reported around 10 p.m. Saturday along Minnesota Avenue West.

WILLMAR — The theft of a snowblower was reported around 12:25 p.m. Saturday along the 500 block of Becker Avenue Southeast.


NEW LONDON — A 32-year-old New London man was arrested on charges of driving while impaired around 12:30 a.m. Sunday near the intersection of Cedar Street and Second Avenue Northeast.


WILLMAR — A burglary was reported around 3:20 p.m. Saturday along the 1300 block of 24th Street Northwest.

District Court

Kandiyohi County

* Michael John Bontjes, 22, of Spicer, was sentenced to five years of probation and a $1,000 fine on a third-degree criminal sexual conduct charge for having a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl.

 Bontjes was also ordered to complete a psychological-sexual evaluation and follow the recommendations, have no contact with the girl or her family, have no unsupervised contact with children or unrelated minor females and to continue his counseling with Woodland Centers.

He received a stay of adjudication. Under the stay, no conviction will appear on his record if he complies with the conditions of probation.

The charge was filed after the now 16-year-old told a Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s detective in March that she had multiple sexual encounters with Bontjes from June 2010 to June 2011 at a home in Willmar. She said that he knew she was 14 years old when they began their relationship.

Bontjes was interviewed and confirmed the sexual relationship with the girl. He is 5 years, 10 months and 14 days older than the girl.