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This is the records summary for July 12.

Four people hurt in crash north of Montevideo

MONTEVIDEO — Four people were injured in a two-vehicle crash around 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of State Highway 29 and County Road 13 north of Montevideo.

According to the State Patrol, Aftab A. Khan, 44, of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, was driving a 1997 Honda eastbound on County Road 13 and collided with a southbound 1998 Ford pickup driven by Tony R. Moore, 47, of Lake Park, Iowa.

Khan and one of his passengers, Shaheen Aftab, 47, were taken to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale for treatment of their injuries, which were described as serious.

Moore was taken to Chippewa County-Montevideo Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. A passenger in his vehicle, Jodie M. Groote, 36, was taken to St. Cloud Hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

The injury status of two additional passengers in the Khan vehicle, Hayat Khan, 9, and Shahnaz Ansari, 49, was not included on the State Patrol media briefing web page.

Also responding were the Montevideo fire and ambulance, along with Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office.


WILLMAR — The theft of a SIM card from a phone was reported around 8:45 p.m. Wednesday along the 500 block of Julii Street Southeast.

WILLMAR — A theft was reported around 9:15 p.m. Wednesday along the 1200 block of Becker Avenue Southeast.

District Court

Kandiyohi County

- Trey Donovan Wittenberg, 23, of Willmar, pleaded guilty Thursday to a second-degree drug sale charge and a fifth-degree drug possession charge selling 8.6 grams of meth to a CEE-VI Drug Task Force informant in September and for drugs found in a Willmar motel room searched by task force agents in March.

As part of a plea agreement, another second-degree drug charge plus two petty misdemeanors for drug paraphernalia will be dismissed. He will be sentenced Aug. 8.

The drug sale charge was filed after the informant purchased 8.6 grams of meth from Wittenberg, whom the informant identified by photo, on Sept. 26. They met at a downtown Willmar location and the informant drove Wittenberg to the area of 13th Street and Kandiyohi Avenue Southwest before Wittenberg got out of the vehicle.

The informant turned over the drugs to agents after the sale was complete.

The fifth-degree charge was filed after March 11, when task force agents served a search warrant on a Willmar motel room rented by Wittenberg, finding drug paraphernalia, a scale, large amounts of cash hidden in a coffee maker and the air conditioning unit, plus a water bong, digital scale and bags with meth residue. Wittenberg was interviewed and claimed the items. He said he used the scale to weight things. When investigators asked what he used the scale to weigh meth, he said he wanted to talk with his attorney and the interview ended.