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WILLMAR — Spectrum, 2520 First St. S., reported Friday afternoon that catalytic converters were stolen from some of its company vans.
Kandiyohi County deputy involved in high-speed chase Saturday
WILLMAR — A Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s deputy was involved in a high-speed pursuit reaching 130 mph Saturday evening.
At about 7:45 p.m. a deputy on routine patrol on U.S. Highway 71 saw a speeding vehicle traveling south on Highway 71 at 75th Avenue Southwest, about two miles south of the Willmar city limits, according to a release from Corporal Ted Argabright.
The vehicle was a white passenger car with slight front-end damage.
When the deputy attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver accelerated. The deputy pursued the vehicle south on Highway 71 at speeds that reached about 130 mph.
At the roundabout at Highway 71 and Minnesota Highway 7, the vehicle headed west on Highway 7 at speeds nearly 120 mph. The pursuit was discontinued at 75th Street Southwest, midway between Roseland and Prinsburg.
The pursuit lasted for approximately 13 miles. The incident is under investigation.
Man, woman from Willmar arrested after spotted driving car reported stolen
A Kandiyohi County sheriff's deputy on routine patrol identified the vehicle as one that had been reported stolen Wednesday in Minneapolis, according to a news release from Sgt. Robbie Braness of the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office.
The driver pulled into a residence to try to avoid the deputy. The driver, a 29-year-old man from Willmar, got out of the vehicle, confronted the deputy and refused to listen to commands. A second deputy arrived, and the man was taken into custody. A female passenger, a 30-year-old woman from Willmar, was also arrested.
The two are in the Kandiyohi County Jail awaiting formal charges.
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