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Records published Dec. 20, 2022

The Tribune publishes Records as part of its obligation to inform readers about the business of public institutions and to serve as a keeper of the local historical record. All items are written by Tribune staff members based on information contained in public documents from the state court system and from law enforcement agencies. It is the Tribune’s policy that this column contain a complete record. Requests for items to be withheld will not be granted.

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Correction:

Editor's Note: A Willmar Police Department media report provided to the West Central Tribune on Dec. 19 had misgendered a complainant involved with the male individual arrested on Gorton Avenue after a reported assault. This report was updated Dec. 27 to reflect the complainant’s correct gender. The corrected sentence now reads “According to the report, the male had grabbed a female co-worker and hit her in the chest.”

Arrests

WILLMAR — An 18-year-old male was arrested for drug possession at 10:17 p.m. Sunday in the 1200 block of 11th Street Southeast. He was in custody at the Kandiyohi County Jail at noon Monday with two pending drug-related charges.

WILLMAR — A 20-year-old male was arrested after a report of assault at 8:43 a.m. Monday in the 2300 block of Gorton Avenue Northwest.

He was in custody at the Kandiyohi County Jail at noon Monday with a pending threats of violence charge. According to the report, the male had grabbed a female co-worker and hit her in the chest.

Criminal damage to property

WILLMAR — A juvenile reported at 5:35 p.m. Sunday intentional damage done to a vehicle near the intersection of Augusta Avenue and Second Street Southeast.

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WILLMAR — A caller reported at 10:51 a.m. Monday that someone went in their vehicle and damaged the dashboard and steering column in the 700 block of 13th Street Southwest.

According to the report, the caller did not want to charge the individual with motor vehicle tampering, but requested extra patrol in the area.

Hit-and-run crash

WILLMAR — A caller reported at 7:51 a.m. Monday that her parked vehicle had been hit overnight in the 1600 block of 23rd Avenue Southwest. According to the report, the incident occurred between Sunday afternoon and the time of the report.

Theft

WILLMAR — A report of theft was made at 10:56 a.m. Monday in the 700 block of 19th Avenue Southeast.

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