Records published Jan. 4, 2023

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ST. CLOUD — A 29-year-old man was arrested on a Kandiyohi County warrant in St. Cloud at 12:52 a.m. Monday.

He was in custody at the Kandiyohi County Jail at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday with three pending impaired driving charges and a pending charge of driving after license revocation.

WILLMAR — Three people were arrested on drug charges during a traffic stop at 4:48 p.m. Monday near the intersection of First Street South and Grace Avenue Southwest. All three were in custody at the Kandiyohi County Jail at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.

A 29-year-old man has three pending drug charges and one pending charge of obstruction.


A 31-year-old woman and a 31-year-old man each have a pending fifth-degree drug possession charge.

WILLMAR — A 22-year-old man was arrested for violating an order of protection at 12:35 a.m. Tuesday in the 400 block of Trott Avenue Southeast. He was in custody at the Kandiyohi County Jail at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday with a pending charge of domestic abuse.


SPICER — A crash was reported at 4:11 p.m. Sunday near the intersection of Kandiyohi County Road 4 and 172nd Avenue Northeast in Spicer.

According to the report, a driver in a Chrysler Pacifica was chasing hunters off his property when he drove over a pond and fence and ended up crashing the vehicle on another property.

The report states the driver suffered a possible injury but refused an ambulance.

WILLMAR — A caller reported at 11:51 a.m. Tuesday that a white sedan was in the ditch near the intersection of 26th Avenue Northeast and First Street North.


SPICER — A caller in the 1700 block of Brecke Circle reported at 8:09 a.m. Monday that someone placed an order at a retailer with their information. According to the report, the retailer canceled the order and the caller already talked with their bank.

A second party had also reported a similar incident, according to the report.



WILLMAR — A caller reported at 10:35 a.m. Monday that doors were stolen from a building in the 1700 block of 41st Avenue Northeast. According to the report, the caller suspected that a previous renter had taken them.

Latest crime and courts:
A 50-year-old Red Wing woman has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder related to leaving her new born infant boy in the Lake Pepin as part of a plea deal.

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