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Records for June 23

This is the records summary for June 23.

Construction death

LITCHFIELD — A 23-year-old Okabena man died Saturday in a fall from the roof of a chicken barn under construction along U.S. Highway 12 just east of Litchfield in Meeker County.

Ruben Rodrigo Esquivel Solis fell 28 feet to a concrete floor after a board broke while he was putting tin on the roof of the barn, according to a news release from the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office. Solis died at the scene from his injuries.

The incident happened just before 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Meeker County Sheriff’s Office, Litchfield Police Department, Litchfield Rescue Squad and Gold Cross Ambulance responded.

Solis was employed by Pro-X Builders Inc. of Sioux Falls, S.D. The company was subcontracted to build chicken barns for the Sparboe Co. of Litchfield. No other injuries were reported.

The accident is under investigation by the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office and the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office.

Property damage

WILLMAR — The owner of an SUV reported that the finish had been scratched the entire length of the vehicle in the 200 block of August Avenue Southeast. The damage was reported at early Friday morning.

WILLMAR — A resident in the 600 block of Johanna Avenue Southeast reported that a truck had been keyed overnight. The damage was reported Friday morning.

WILLMAR — The window of a car was reported broken Saturday afternoon in the 400 block of 30th Street Northwest.


WILLMAR — A man reported Sunday morning that pills had been stolen from his home in the 1600 block of Seventh Street Southwest. He told authorities he filled his prescription on Friday and found the bottle half empty when he returned from work the next day.

WILLMAR — The theft of a red faded gas pump with a glass globe on the top was reported stolen Friday afternoon in the 1100 block of 19th Avenue Southeast.

Weapons complaint

WILLMAR — A 53-year-old man was arrested late Friday on a weapons complaint at the Lakeview Inn on Highway 71 North in Willmar.


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