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Records published June 23, 2022

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Arrests

WILLMAR — A 37-year-old man was arrested for obstructing the legal process at 8:50 a.m. Wednesday at First Street South and Litchfield Avenue Southeast while law enforcement attempted to serve a warrant.

WILLMAR — A 33-year-old man was arrested at 7:17 a.m. Wednesday on the 2200 block of First Street South after a caller reported a man passed out in a vehicle. He was in custody at Kandiyohi County Jail as of Wednesday afternoon pending charges of driving while intoxicated.

WILLMAR — A 20-year-old man turned himself in to the Kandiyohi County Jail at 6:52 p.m. Tuesday on two warrants for his arrest. He was in custody of the Kandiyohi County Jail as of Wednesday afternoon pending charges of disorderly conduct, theft, underage drinking and possession of alcohol.

Assault

WILLMAR — A report was taken at 11:24 p.m. Tuesday of an assault that took place on the 700 block of 19th Avenue Southeast. The complainant stated a customer came to the store and threw an object at her head.

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Animal

WILLMAR — An animal complaint was taken at 9:31 p.m. Tuesday on the 300 block of Seventh Street Northwest. The complainant stated a pit bull owned by another tenant has lunged at their family twice.

SPICER — A report was taken at around noon Wednesday of horses running loose near the highway on the 11000 block of U.S. Highway 71 Northeast. The call was transferred to the Minnesota State Patrol.

WILLMAR — A report was taken at 9:44 a.m. Wednesday of a goose on the side of the road near the fishing pier on the 1000 block of Seventh Street Northwest. The goose had some sort of netting on it and possibly a bobber attached. Information was passed onto the Minnesota State Patrol.

Theft

WILLMAR — A report was taken at 7:46 p.m. Tuesday on the 1600 block of 15th Street Southeast of the theft of a cellphone. The complainant stated their cellphone was taken June 18 while at a party, and the Find My Phone app puts the phone in an apartment building behind Pizza Ranch.

WILLMAR — A report was taken at 2:43 p.m. Tuesday of the theft of $700 worth of merchandise Sunday from Cash Wise Food. The suspected thief returned to the store at 4 p.m. Tuesday and was cited for driving after revocation and informed of the theft charges.

Crash

WILLMAR — A crash occurred at 1:50 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of U.S. Highway 12 West and 30th Street Southwest. One person reported neck pain. Responding to the crash were Willmar Police Department, Willmar Fire Department and Kandiyohi County Rescue Squad.

Scam

WILLMAR — A report of fraud was received at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday on the 1500 block of Seventh 1/2 Street Southwest. The complainant stated there was a scam pop-up on their computer that wanted them to buy gift cards. They were unable to purchase $5,000 in gift cards, but gave their card number to the scammer. Officers helped the complainant call his card company and cancel it before there were fraudulent charges.

WILLMAR — A report of a potential scam was taken at 11:13 a.m. Wednesday on the 2000 block of 120th Avenue Southwest.

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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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