Records published July 5, 2022

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WILLMAR — A report was taken at 9:41 a.m. Monday of the theft of a laser on the 3300 block of First Street South.

WILLMAR — A report was taken at 7:08 a.m. Monday of a theft of a debit card from a car on the 1000 block of Lakeland Drive Northeast.

WILLMAR — A report was taken at 3:49 p.m. Friday of a purse stolen from a vehicle on the 300 block of 10th Street Northeast.

SPICER — A report was taken at 11:03 p.m. Saturday of the possible theft of jewelry. The caller stated that police had gone through her house two days prior and left a mess, and she thought her daughter had stolen jewelry.


Damage to property

WILLMAR — A report was taken at 9:39 a.m. Monday of criminal damage to property on the 900 block of 16th Street Northeast. Two vehicles parked in a driveway had been broken into, but nothing appeared to be taken.

WILLMAR — A report was taken at 9:51 a.m. Sunday of four tires on a vehicle slashed on the 1300 block of Ninth Street Southwest.

WILLMAR — A report was taken at 10:53 a.m. Saturday of criminal damage to property at Fat Freddy's Music on the 1000 block of U.S. Highway 12 East. It was caught on camera that two men were going through vehicles. There was a theft from one vehicle.

WILLMAR — A report was taken at 3:41 p.m. Friday of new "folk" gang graffiti spray painted on a fence on the 1600 block of First Street South.

Public works

WILLMAR — A report was taken at 9:28 a.m. Monday of the road washed out over the culvert at the intersection of Gorton Avenue and Seventh Street Northwest. Willmar city workers replaced "road closed" signs and put up barricades.


WILLMAR — After the report of a theft of a little less than $700 at 8:18 a.m. Monday on the 1000 block of 26th Avenue Northeast, a 34-year-old and a 28-year-old man were arrested.

WILLMAR — The arrest of a 44-year-old male occurred after he was reported intoxicated and driving at 2:27 a.m. Monday on the 300 block of Vos Park Drive Northwest.

WILLMAR — A 31-year-old man was arrested at 5:30 a.m. Sunday for interfering with a 911 call and misdemeanor domestic assault on the 2600 block of 15th Avenue Northwest.


WILLMAR — A 42-year-old woman turned herself in on a warrant at the Kandiyohi County Jail at 1:09 a.m. Sunday.

WILLMAR — A 22-year-old man and a 21-year-old man were arrested at 4:25 a.m. Saturday at the intersection of Willmar Avenue and 30th Street Southwest for felony fleeing in a motor vehicle, reckless driving and speeding.

WILLMAR — A 24-year-old woman was arrested at 1:02 a.m. Saturday for driving while impaired at the intersection of First Street South and Minnesota Avenue Southeast.

ATWATER — A 23-year-old male was arrested at 7:41 a.m. Monday for driving while impaired on the 2400 block of County Road 4 Northeast after a report was received of a possible overdose in a green Dodge pickup.

SPICER — A 25-year-old man was arrested at 1:29 a.m. Sunday for third-degree driving while impaired near the intersection of Lake Avenue South and Charley Arne Road.

SPICER — A 35-year-old man was arrested at 11:31 p.m. Saturday for fourth-degree driving while impaired near the intersection of Lake Avenue South and Charley Arne Road.


WILLMAR — The Willmar Police Department assisted the Willmar Fire Department for a small fire on a back patio that was reported at 10:52 p.m. Sunday on the 1800 block of Eighth Avenue Southeast. The fire was put out with a hose.

ATWATER — A report was taken at 5:17 p.m. Sunday of a vehicle with a blown engine that was on fire at the intersection of County Road 4 and 105th Avenue Northeast. When law enforcement arrived, the vehicle was no longer on fire and a private tow was arranged.



WILLMAR — A caller reported at 9:50 p.m. Sunday that someone tried to hit them with a car at the intersection of Fifth Street and 19th Avenue Southeast.


WILLMAR — A report was taken at 2:39 p.m. Sunday of a domestic happening on the 300 block of Ferring Street Southeast. The parties were separated and a male was given a courtesy ride to Kandiyohi.

Fireworks complaints

There were a number of fireworks calls Sunday night. Reported calls include:

  • A report at 10:07 p.m. Sunday in the city of Prinsburg. The party lighting the fireworks was advised to shut them down.
  • A report at 11:20 p.m. Sunday on the 300 block of Hillcrest Drive Southwest in Willmar. The party lighting the fireworks said they would stop for the night.
  • A report at 10:57 p.m. Sunday with reporting party thinking it may be gunshots on the 1400 block of Lake Avenue Northwest in Willmar. Law enforcement said it was fireworks, not gunshots.
  • A report was taken at 10:37 p.m. Sunday near the intersection of Trott Avenue and Charlotte Street Southeast in Willmar. The fireworks were legal and the party lighting them off was advised of the complaint.
  • A report was taken at 10:27 p.m. Sunday of fireworks near the intersection of Minnesota Avenue and Ninth Street Southwest in Willmar. Law enforcement patrolled the area.
  • A report was taken at 9:49 p.m. Sunday in the area of 13th Street and Trott Avenue Southwest in Willmar of multiple parties shooting off fireworks. Law enforcement spoke to many people and advised them of the noise complaint.
Latest crime and courts:
Juan Polanco-Castro, 49, of Willmar, who was convicted of two counts of second-degree assault-dangerous weapon for stabbing two women, was sentenced Aug. 2 in Kandiyohi County District Court to 23 months in prison.

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