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Records, Dec. 1, 2008

ATV goes through Lake Elizabeth

ATWATER -- An ATV driver said his vehicle went through the ice Friday night on Lake Elizabeth, south of Atwater. The driver told the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office the ice was 6 inches thick and that he had traveled over the same area before without any problems.

The driver also said that the access had open water between the shore and the ice and that he had to drive along the shoreline to find a spot to get on the ice, but the four-wheeler went through approximately 400 yards out from the access.

Sgt. Matthew Akerson of the Sheriff's Office reminds people that ice conditions are not safe and are changing.


WILLMAR -- Redeemer Lutheran Church reported the letters ISI were sprayed with green paint on the north side of the church's garage. The graffiti happened sometime Thursday or Friday and was reported to Willmar police on Sunday.

Criminal damage

ATWATER -- An Atwater resident reported the straps were cut on his hot tub and three men covered in red dye and wearing only their underwear were found in the tub early Sunday morning. The owner of the residence called the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office. He chased the individuals west of the residence, located in the 500 block of Garfield Street North.

Fight call

WILLMAR -- Willmar police investigated a fight call on the east side early Saturday morning. Two men said they had stepped out of a car at the corner of Fifth Street and Augusta Avenue when they were beat up by four males. The Police Department is investigating.

Trash fire

WILLMAR -- The Willmar Fire Department was called to a fire in a large trash container at 2:19 a.m. Saturday at Fairview Apartments, 1105 24th N.W. The department was on the scene for about half an hour and the fire was extinguished.