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Records published July 20, 2022

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Two injured Monday in crash north of Brooten

BROOTEN — Two people were injured in a two-vehicle crash in Stearns County north of Brooten Monday.

The vehicles collided on Stearns County Road 18 in North Fork Township, according to a release from the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office.

A 2007 Chevrolet Impala driven by Harley Roering, 17, was traveling north on County Road 18 when the vehicle crossed the centerline and collided with a 2019 Chevrolet van driven by Pedro Zaragoza, 35, of Willmar. The Roering vehicle overturned in the east ditch, and the Zaragoza vehicle stopped on the west side of the road.

Roering and her juvenile passenger were taken to the Glacial Ridge Health System in Glenwood for treatment. Zaragoza was uninjured.

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According to the release, distracted driving was believed to have contributed to the crash.

The Brooten Fire Department, Brooten Ambulance, Belgrade/Brooten Police Department also responded to the scene.

Minneapolis woman airlifted Sunday after being pinned under ATV in central Minnesota

LAKE HENRY TOWNSHIP — A 21-year-old Minneapolis woman was airlifted Sunday afternoon from Lake Henry Township after being pinned under an overturned ATV.

According to a news release from the Stearns County Sheriff's Office, people at the scene were able to free the woman, identified as Prisma Hernandez Osorto, before calling for help at 12:17 p.m. Sunday.

According to the Sheriff's Office, she was driving a 2018 Honda side-by-side when it became stuck. Efforts to free the vehicle resulted in the all-terrain vehicle overturning and pinning her underneath it.

When deputies arrived at the scene on 345th Avenue, they found the ATV overturned in a drainage ditch.

The woman was treated for her injuries at the scene by Lake Henry Rescue and Paynesville Ambulance before being airlifted by Life Link helicopter to St. Cloud Hospital. The news release did not provide any details of her injuries.

The crash is under investigation by the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office.

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Fraud

WILLMAR — A person reported Monday afternoon that someone had made a fake check and forged a signature to take $6,000 from their bank account.

WILLMAR — A person reported Monday afternoon that they had given out their Social Security number over the internet. They were given advice on what to do.

WILLMAR — A person reported that Turbo Tax reported that someone had stolen their identity and tried to file taxes under their name.

Property damage

SPICER — A person reported Monday afternoon that their vehicle had been damaged in the night in the 12000 block of County Road 9 Northeast.

SPICER — A group of people reported Monday evening that a person on a jet ski had come close to their boat and splashed it. Their phones got wet and were damaged.

WILLMAR — A driver's window was reported broken in a vehicle in the 1100 block of Trott Avenue Southwest. The damage was reported Monday afternoon.

WILLMAR — A person in the 400 block of 16th Avenue Southwest reported Monday that their car had been hit during the night.

WILLMAR — A car was broken into in the 2400 block of Highway 12 East. The damage was reported Tuesday morning.

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Harassment

SPICER — A woman reported Monday evening that an older man had been following her in a vehicle for the past month.

NEW LONDON — A man reported Monday night that someone in a pickup had followed his girlfriend to her house.

Fire

PENNOCK — A large fire near Pennock was reported at about noon Tuesday. Investigation showed the city of Pennock had a permit for the fire at its brush site, and city maintenance workers were monitoring it.

Arrests

WILLMAR — A 28-year-old man was arrested on warrants Monday afternoon. He was in custody Tuesday afternoon at the Kandiyohi County Jail with a court appearance pending for charges of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon, fifth-degree assault and intentional damage to property.

WILLMAR — An 18-year-old woman and a 19-year-old man were arrested late Monday after a traffic stop at Fifth Street and 19th Avenue Southeast.

The man was in jail Tuesday awaiting a court appearance on two felony charges of gun possession and lower level charges of drug possession, carrying a pistol without a permit and traffic violations.

The woman was also in jail Tuesday pending a court appearance, facing charges similar to those against the man with the exception of the traffic violations.

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