Records published Feb. 1, 2023

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WILLMAR — An assault was reported at 4:50 p.m. Monday in the 1800 block of Technology Drive Northeast.

Criminal damage to property

LAKE LILLIAN — A caller reported at 12:24 p.m. Monday that two people tried to break into a truck in the 600 block of Lakeview Street South.


WILLMAR — A car fire was reported at 5:18 p.m. Monday in the 2900 block of First Street South. The Willmar Fire Department responded to the report.


ATWATER — A caller in the 17200 block of Sperry Lake Road reported a cryptocurrency scam at 3:08 p.m. Monday.



WILLMAR — A caller reported at 5:34 p.m. Monday that a male party allegedly shoplifted multiple times throughout the day in the 700 block of 19th Avenue Southeast.

WILLMAR — A caller reported at 8:40 p.m. Monday that money orders were stolen from his vehicle in the 1200 block of Pleasant View Drive Southeast.

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