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Records published Jan. 25, 2023

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Car crashes into hotel

SPICER — A report of a vehicle crashing into a hotel was made at 4:14 p.m. Monday in the 100 block of Lake Avenue South. According to a Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office incident report, the vehicle physically entered the building.

A 71-year-old woman from Willmar with a canceled license eventually said she had been the driver of the vehicle after another party first said they were the driver, according to the report.

The woman said she tried to move the vehicle to a better parking location in the parking lot when her foot slipped off the brake and the vehicle backed into the exterior wall of the building.

Arrest

OLIVIA — A 36-year-old man was arrested on a Kandiyohi County warrant at 1:12 a.m. Tuesday in the 400 block of Depue Avenue East in Olivia.

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The man was listed as in custody at the Kandiyohi County Jail at 1 p.m. Tuesday with two pending misdemeanor charges.

Assault

NEW LONDON — An assault between two students was reported at 11:49 a.m. Tuesday at New London-Spicer High School.

Crashes

NEW LONDON — A report of a crash with injuries was made at 5:51 p.m. Monday in the 19500 block of Minnesota Highway 9 Northeast in New London. No injuries were listed in the report.

New London Fire and Ambulance, Lakes Area Responders and the Kandiyohi County Rescue Squad assisted the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office at the scene.

WILLMAR — A caller reported a vehicle upside down in a ditch at 7:55 a.m. Tuesday near the intersection of 120ths Avenue and 15th Street Soutwest. According to the report, no one was around the vehicle.

Suspicious

WILLMAR — A caller reported a suspicious male with long gray hair sitting in the lobby and walking into common places at 2:03 p.m. Monday at a property in the 300 block of Seventh Street Northwest.

WILLMAR — A caller reported at 3:34 p.m. Monday a man took pictures of them and approached their daughter’s school bus in the 500 block of Lakeland Drive Southeast.

Theft

WILLMAR — A caller reported a stolen cell phone at 12:17 p.m. Monday in the 200 block of Willmar Avenue Southeast.

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WILLMAR — Cash totaling $200 was reported stolen at 12:35 p.m. Monday in the 900 block of Willmar Avenue Southeast.

WILLMAR — A caller reported at 1:44 p.m. Monday that someone broke into a trailer and took some property in the 400 block of 30th Street Northwest.

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