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Records for Aug. 19

Four injured in weekend accident in Belgrade

BELGRADE -- Four teenaged girls were injured in a two-vehicle accident Friday night in Belgrade.

Two of the girls suffered serious injuries.

According to the State Patrol, at about 10 p.m. Friday, a 2001 Nissan Altima driven by Arianna Vidger, 18, of Fargo, N.D., was going north on U.S. Highway 71 and pulled out to turn left onto state Highway 55 and collided with a 2005 Pontiac driven by Alyssa Leedahl, 19, of Brooten, that was going east on Highway 55.

The State Patrol described the accident as an offset, head-on collision.

There were two passengers in the Nissan Altima: Ellen Wuflestad, 18, of Moorhead and Libby Stoltenow, 16, of Moorhead.

Leedahl was alone in her vehicle.

All four were taken by ambulance to Glacial Ridge Hospital in Glenwood.

The State Patrol said Wuflestad and Leedahl had serious injuries.

By Saturday afternoon, only one patient remained at Glacial Ridge Hospital, and she was in good condition, according to a hospital spokesman. The name of the patient still in care could not be given, per hospital policy. The hospital would not provide any additional information on Sunday night.

The other two teens were treated for their injuries and released.

Alcohol was not detected, according to the State Patrol.

Local law enforcement, fire and emergency responders also assisted at the scene of the accident.

Motorcyclist arrested after crash

WILLMAR — A 25-year-old Willmar man was arrested Friday night after the motorcycle he was driving crashed in a one-vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 12 and Eighth Avenue Northeast, just east of Willmar.

According to the accident report, Jesus Vladimir Reyes Jimenez was riding a motorcycle on U.S. Highway 12 when a vehicle in front slowed down to make a right-hand turn at the same time a vehicle that had been behind the motorcycle moved into the passing lane to pass both vehicles.

Jimenez told the police that he had no choice but to lay the motorcycle down.

Jimenez was arrested pending charges of driving while impaired.


WILLMAR — Police are investigating a report of missing cash deposits at Smart Style Salon in Walmart. A report of theft was filed Friday afternoon.


WILLMAR — Police took a report of smashed windows in a vehicle and a house in the 100 block of High Avenue Northeast. The report was filed at 6:08 a.m. Saturday. On Saturday afternoon there was a report of windows smashed on another vehicle on County Road 5 Southwest and state Highway 23.

District Court

Kandiyohi County

* Abass Warsame Mumin, 23, of Willmar, made a first court appearance Thursday on a felony charge of tampering with a witness and a gross misdemeanor charge of fifth-degree assault.

According to the complaint filed against him, Mumin and a cohort confronted an individual on July 16 in downtown Willmar for making a report to police earlier in the month.

Mumin allegedly punched the individual in the face as his arms were being held by Mumin's accomplice.

Mumin has a long criminal history in Kandiyohi County and Hennepin County for theft and assault, including a conviction for domestic violence within the last three years. He was also convicted of an assault charged in 2011 in California.

Judge Donald Spilseth set unconditional bail at $18,000 and conditional bail at $5,000.

An omnibus hearing was set for Sept. 17.

* Ashley Ella Austad, 23, of Litchfield made a first court appearance Thursday on a felony charge of offering a forged check.

Bail was set at $10,000 with the next court appearance scheduled for Aug. 26.

According to the complaint, Austad and another woman allegedly wrote forged checks that were taken from a residence during a party in February.

A total of 24 checks were written to businesses in Kandiyohi County with a total value of $1,420.

The next court appearance is scheduled for Aug. 26.

* Lance Anthony Klein, 56, of Olivia, pleaded guilty Thursday to a reduced misdemeanor charge of burglary in the fourth degree for entering a rural Lake Lillian residence in May and stealing copper wire and piping from the home.

Three others charges, including a felony theft charge, were dismissed.

Klein had been charged in the incident along with an accomplice Linda Ann Evans, 47, of Olivia.

According to the complaints, the property owner said Klein was in the garage going through property and took electrical wire and copper out of a vehicle and dumped the materials into a steel drum.

Inside the vacant home was a hole in the living room wall with wires sticking out and the copper pipes connecting the water heater and kitchen sink were missing.

Judge David Mennis sentenced Klein to monitored probation for two years and ordered him not to have contact with the victim. He was also ordered to pay court fines of $340. Restitution has yet to be determined.

* Pedro Martin III, 28, of Willmar, entered a guilty plea Thursday on a felony charge of domestic assault.

Martin was charged in connection with a June 13 incident in the southeast part of town where a woman told Willmar police that Martin had assaulted her because she did not make the breakfast he wanted to eat.

She said he threw an omelet on her plate and smeared butter on her forehead and in her hair. He then grabbed her and pushed her into the bathtub, where she fell backwards.

Martin was located by another officer and arrested. He denied any physical altercation and denied smearing butter on her face or forcing her into the bathroom.

Another adult said Martin walked the woman to the bathroom, turned on the water and closed the door. However, a child told officers that the incident happened as the victim had reported.

Sentencing is set for Sept. 12.

Martin has prior convictions for interfering with a 911 call in 2005, domestic assault in 2008 and fifth-degree assault, as a gross misdemeanor, in 2012.