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This is the records summary for Jan. 25.

Wire insulation found in illegal dumping incident near Litchfield

LITCHFIELD — The Meeker County Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information regarding the illegal dumping of copper wire insulation to contact the sheriff’s office, by calling 911 if the activity is in progress. Tipsters may remain anonymous by calling the tip line at 320-693-5411.

According to the Sheriff’s Office Facebook page, an illegal dumping incident was reported around 3 p.m. Jan. 18 along the east ditch of County Road 34 about three miles north of Litchfield.

The responding deputy found what appeared to be at least 100 feet of insulation that had been removed from thick copper electrical wire. It appeared someone used a knife to cut the insulation and peel the protective layer from the wire. The investigation revealed that the multi-strand wire was suitable for underground use and is often used to provide electrical power between an electric meter and the circuit box.

There was a cardboard spool with the discarded insulation and it appears this was new wire that was stripped out for the copper.


WILLMAR — A 47-year-old man was arrested on charges of driving after cancellation – inimical to public safety around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday along the 600 block of Highway 71 North.


SPICER — The theft of a laptop computer and accessories was reported around 8:20 p.m. Wednesday near the intersection of Medayto Drive and Agnes Street.


NEW LONDON — A burglary was reported around 8:30 a.m. Thursday along 61st Street Northwest.