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Records published Sept. 14

This is the records summary for Sept. 14.

Three injured in three-vehicle crash in Benson

BENSON — Four people were injured in a three-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 12 in front of the Case IH plant in Benson around 3:35 p.m. Tuesday.

The Minnesota State Patrol reported that a 1997 Ford pickup driven by Charles Saunders O'Malley, 63, of Benson, was eastbound and turning into the Case IH plant. It was struck by an eastbound 2014 Ford pickup driven by Gorden Allen Woltjer, 51, of Kandiyohi. The 2014 pickup was in turn struck by an eastbound 2003 Chevrolet Blazer driven by Shelby Lynn Harstad, 25, of DeGraff.

Harstad was transported to Centracare, St. Cloud. She was not wearing a seat belt. Her passenger, Preston Theodore Harstad, 1, of DeGraff, was not injured and was wearing a seat belt.

O'Malley, Woltjer, and Jesse Michael Taylor, 33, of Kissimmee, Florida, who was a passenger in the 2014 Ford pickup, were all transported to the Swift County-Benson Health Services Hospital in Benson. They were all wearing seat belts.

All of the injuries suffered by the four were described as non-life-threatening.


WILLMAR — A bicycle, saw and other items were reported missing Wednesday morning from an unlocked garage on the 700 block of 10th Street Southwest in Willmar.

Police are also investigating a report made on Wednesday that a 311-piece tool set was stolen from a location on the 1600 block of First Street South.

Lewd behavior

WILLMAR — Police responded to a report at 9:21 a.m. Wednesday that a man was seen talking to a tree, swearing, and exposing himself and urinating on a picnic table at a location on the 500 block of Fifth Street Southwest.

Trespasser at jail

WILLMAR — A 45-year-old woman was cited for trespassing at 5:57 a.m. Wednesday after she refused to leave the lobby of the Kandiyohi County Jail. She had been instructed several times to leave.

Social media harassment

WILLMAR — Police officers informed a female suspect that she will be cited for placing a pornographic photo on a social media platform after having been warned not to do so on Tuesday evening. A victim initially contacted police to complain that the suspect had posted a photo of her engaged in a sex act. An officer contacted the suspect and warned her it was a crime and she could be charged. When the photo re-appeared, the officer informed the suspect she would be charged.