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This is the records summary for April 24.

Lake Lillian man killed in ATV rollover

WILLMAR — A 76-year-old Lake Lillian man is dead after an incident involving an all-terrain vehicle that was reported just after 8 p.m. Tuesday along Big Kandi Drive on Big Kandiyohi Lake.

According to a news release from Kandiyohi County Sheriff Dan Hartog, Cyrus Flann was trapped under the ATV when the machine rolled on top of him while he was moving sand on the shoreline of the lake.

Members of the Lake Lillian ambulance and fire department, along with the Willmar Ambulance Service, responded to the 12000 block of Big Kandi Drive. Bystanders started resuscitation efforts that were taken over by emergency responders, but the efforts were unsuccessful.


WILLMAR — A 23-year-old man was arrested for trespassing around 1:50 p.m. Tuesday at Wal-Mart, 700 19th Ave. S.E.

WILLMAR — A 22-year-old man was arrested after a search warrant was served around 3 p.m. Tuesday along the 300 block of Seventh Street Northwest.

WILLMAR — A 50-year-old man was arrested on charges of fifth-degree and domestic assault around 11:45 p.m. Tuesday along the 200 block of Fifth Street Southwest.


LAKE LILLIAN — The theft of a 2006 Chevy pickup was reported around 8:25 a.m. Wednesday along Hillcrest Avenue.


BLOMKEST — The burglary of sheds and the theft of gas was reported around 8:50 a.m. Wednesday along Kandi-Renville Road Southeast.

WILLMAR — A home burglary was reported around 8:20 a.m. Wednesday along the 1400 block of Ella Avenue Northwest.

Property damage

LAKE LILLIAN — Damage to gas pumps was reported around 9 a.m. Wednesday along the 18000 block of 45th Street Southeast.

District Court, Kandiyohi County

- Omar Escalante, 23, of Renville, made his first appearance Wednesday on a felony charge of offering a forged check.

Unconditional bail was set at $5,000. His next appearance is May 5.

According to the complaint, Willmar police were called Nov. 27 to a check cashing business where an employee reported that Escalante had attempted to cash a forged check and ran away after the employee had become suspicious of his actions.

The owner of the check was contacted and reported that they had not written a check to Escalante.

Gary Miller

Born and attended public schools in Willmar, Minn. Served 20 years in U.S. Navy as a photojournalist. Worked at West Central Tribune since retiring from the Navy in 1994.

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