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Records published Jan. 12

Briana Sanchez / TribuneChief James Felt shows how the new Watch Guard squad car cameras are going to work Thursday at the Willmar Police Department. Felt says the first squad car with a new camera system will be out on the streets in the next month. The old Digitla Ally cameras are out of date and cost too much to repair.

This is the records summary for Jan. 12.

Weather-related incidents

WILLMAR — The Willmar area was spared from the worst of a fresh round of snow overnight Wednesday, receiving only a light dusting of snow.

Most roads were in acceptable winter driving conditions Thursday.

Willmar police officers responded to two crashes just minutes apart over the noon hour. A two-vehicle crash temporarily blocked traffic at the intersection of First Street South and 19th Avenue, and another crash was reported at Willmar Avenue and Fifth Street Southwest. There no injuries in either incident.

In a separate incident, a vehicle slid through the intersection of Ella Avenue and Seventh Street Northwest after a wheel fell off.

Strong winds Thursday morning blew a large black tarpaulin from a construction site onto 12th Street Southeast, pushing it into the middle of the street in the 1300 block.

According to police reports, one person also was taken Wednesday evening to Rice Memorial Hospital for treatment for exposure to the cold.