Records published June 22, 2022

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Motorcycle crash

ST. MARTIN — A Paynvesille man suffered a serious leg injury early Sunday morning in a motorcycle crash in St. Martin Township.

According to the Stearns County Sheriff's Office, the driver of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle found lying on its side in a driveway in the 28000 block of County Road 12 was identified as Charlie McCool, 43. He was transported to the St. Cloud Hospital, and the Sheriff's Office said in a news release that alcohol is believed to have been a contributing factor in the crash.

The report to the Sheriff's Office at 1:10 a.m. June 19 said the driver may have broken his leg.

Upon further investigation, it was learned that the driver had been traveling westbound on County Road 12 when he had to slow down and put his foot on the road. His foot then got caught under the bike which caused him to put the bike down and call for help, according to the news release.


The St. Martin Fire Department and the Melrose Ambulance Service assisted at the scene.


MOORHEAD — A 56-year-old male was arrested on a Kandiyohi County warrant at 6:13 a.m. Tuesday in the 900 block of Ninth Avenue North in Moorhead.


NEW LONDON — Five youth were reported for trespassing on a ski jump at 5:09 p.m. Monday in the 200 block of Mill Street Southeast in New London. The youth were given a warning.


WILLMAR — The theft of countertops from a 2000 Ford Excursion was reported at 2:52 p.m. Monday at a work site in the 3400 block of County Road 15 Southwest in Willmar.

ATWATER — The theft of two jet skis from the Diamond Lake shoreline was reported at 1:59 p.m. Monday in the 5500 block of Shady Oaks Road in Atwater.


PRINSBURG — A driver hit a power pole, causing power lines to hang down, at 12:11 p.m. Monday in the 500 block of Sixth Street in Prinsburg, according to the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office media report. Raymond Fire and Ambulance also responded to the scene.

WILLMAR — Property damage was reported at 12:31 p.m. Tuesday after a hit-and-run crash in the 600 block of 19th Avenue Southeast in Willmar.

WILLMAR — A two-vehicle crash was reported at 5:01 p.m. Monday at the intersection of Monongalia Avenue and Second Street Southwest in Willmar. Both vehicles were towed.


WILLMAR — A crash was reported at 3:53 p.m. Monday at the intersection of Fourth Street and Trott Avenue Southwest in Willmar. The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office and Willmar Police Department responded to the scene.

Power outage

LAKE LILLIAN — A power outage was reported at 10:15 p.m. Monday in the 500 block of Lakeview Street South in Lake Lillian, according to the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office media report. Lake Lillian Fire also responded to the scene.

Lost and found

WILLMAR — A cellphone was reported missing at 5:01 p.m. Monday after the owner left it in a cart at a business located in the 700 block of 19th Avenue Southeast in Willmar.

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The funeral service for Anthony "Tony" Schmoll will be July 7. He died in an accident at his home north of Willmar.

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