Records published April 14, 2023

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SPICER — A burglary was reported at 3:17 p.m. Wednesday in the 200 block of Hillcrest Avenue in Spicer.


WILLMAR — A caller reported at 12:41 p.m. Thursday that someone had hit their car in a parking lot in the 1300 block of Fifth Street Southeast. According to the report, there was front-end damage to the vehicle and the airbags had also deployed.

WILLMAR — A crash was reported at 12:23 p.m. Thursday in the 700 block of First Street South. No injuries were listed in the report.

WILLMAR — A caller reported a hit-and-run crash at 8:05 a.m. Thursday in the 2500 block of Airport Drive Southwest. According to the report, a truck and trailer were damaged by another truck.


SPICER — A crash involving a Jeep was reported at 3:56 p.m. Wednesday in the 12100 block of Kandiyohi County Road 40 Northeast in Spicer. New London Fire Department, the Kandiyohi County Rescue Squad, and New London Ambulance also responded to the report along with the Sheriff's Office.

Found weapon

SPICER — A caller in the 100 block of Third Avenue in Spicer reported at 5:01 p.m. Wednesday they found a firearm under the seat of a truck they had purchased in January.


WILLMAR — A business in the 2300 block of First Street South reported at 3:20 p.m. Wednesday possible employee theft.

Traffic complaint

WILLMAR — A caller reported at 10:42 p.m. Wednesday that a vehicle attempted to hit them while they were walking on the sidewalk in the 1500 block of 15th Street Southeast.

Weapons complaint

NEW LONDON — A caller reported at 10:38 a.m. Thursday that an individual allegedly displayed a handgun to others on school property around 6:15 p.m. Tuesday. In the 100 block of Fourth Avenue Southwest in New London.

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