Records published Jan. 26, 2023

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WILLMAR — A vehicle fire was reported at 10:46 a.m. Wednesday in the 1200 block of Ramblewood Avenue Southwest. The Willmar Fire Department responded to the report.


SPICER — A caller in the 6500 block of 140th Avenue in Spicer reported at 5:53 p.m. Tuesday that their son was scammed by a party on Instagram.

Hit-and-run crash

RAYMOND — A caller reported at 1:06 a.m. Wednesday that a white car had hit mailboxes at a trailer park in the 500 block of Day Street in Raymond. According to the report, no vehicles in the area matched the vehicle description after law enforcement arrived.


WILLMAR — A caller reported a suspicious male attempting to get into vehicles at 12:46 p.m. Wednesday near the intersection of Becker Avenue and Fourth Street Southwest.


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