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This is the records summary for Oct. 10.

Motorcyclist to hospital after crash in construction zone

WILLMAR — The driver of a motorcycle who lost control of his cycle Wednesday morning in the construction zone north of Willmar was taken by Willmar Ambulance to Rice Memorial Hospital for treatment of possible injuries.

According to Willmar Police, Lilbon Henry Clark, 33, of Willmar, was driving a 1998 Honda northbound on the Highway 71/23 bypass and was exiting onto Highway 71/23 when he attempted to merge onto the uneven lanes under construction and lost control of the cycle.

Fire damages garage, could result in juvenile charges

WILLMAR — A garage and some of the contents of the building were damaged by a fire reported just after 9 p.m. Tuesday at 501 Trott Ave. S.E.

According to Police Capt. Jim Felt, the blaze was extinguished by the Willmar Fire Department and the investigation revealed that the fire started from a cigarette that had been placed in a garbage can.

Officers interviewed several juveniles and an adult at the house and determined that one of the juveniles possibly placed the cigarette in the trash. A report has been forwarded to the county attorney’s office for review of negligent fire charges against a 13-year-old teenager.


SPICER — The theft of a hammock stand from a yard was reported around 2 p.m. Tuesday along the 4800 block of 132nd Avenue Northeast.

District Court, Kandiyohi County

- Mathew Brian Soft, 21, of Willmar, was sentenced Wednesday to 30 days in jail, a $750 fine and five years of probation on a fifth-degree drug sale charge for selling marijuana to an informant near the Willmar Public Library.

Soft was ordered to follow the recommendations of a chemical use assessment and to not be where drugs or alcohol are being used.

The CEE-VI Drug Task Force informant purchased 1.9 grams of marijuana from Soft after they met on April 8 in the parking lot of the Willmar library. The informant identified Soft by photo and the drugs tested positive as marijuana.