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Records published June 29, 2022

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Theft

ATWATER — A person reported the theft of a vehicle at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday from the 400 block of Second Street South. The car had been parked on the street overnight with the key in it, and was gone when the reporting party awakened.

WILLMAR — A report was taken at 7:37 a.m. Tuesday of a gas drive-off from a business on the 4800 block of U.S. Highway 71 Northeast when someone filled three lawnmowers in the back of a red Chevrolet pickup with gas without paying.

WILLMAR — A report was taken at 10:55 a.m. Monday of a vehicle stolen from a job site on the 2200 block of 23rd Street Northeast.

Arrest

WILLMAR — Two 21-year-old men were arrested at 8:46 a.m. Tuesday when law enforcement responded to the 800 block of 15th Street Southwest after a call was received from a reporting party who was whispering about boys in her home and then hanging up. The men were in custody in the Kandiyohi County Jail as of Tuesday afternoon with court appearances pending on fifth-degree drug possession charges.

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WILLMAR — An arrest was made at the Kandiyohi County Jail when a person turned himself in on a warrant for a probation violation. The 34-year-old man was in custody Tuesday afternoon pending a court appearance on charges of fifth-degree drug possession, fleeing a peace officer by means other than a motor vehicle and possession of drug paraphernalia.

WILLMAR — A 30-year-old man was arrested for two outstanding warrants at 8:23 a.m. Tuesday near the intersection of Litchfield Avenue and Lakeland Drive Southeast. The man was in the Kandiyohi County Jail on Tuesday afternoon pending a court appearance on drug-related charges.

WILLMAR — A 45-year-old woman was arrested on a warrant at 4:56 p.m. Monday on the 2200 block of 23rd Street Northeast. She was in the Kandiyohi County Jail on Tuesday pending a court appearance on a felony first-degree charge of arson and a misdemeanor charge of arson.

WILLMAR — Several officers and the CEE-VI Drug Task Force arrested a 61-year-old woman at 7:42 a.m. Monday on the 1100 block of Grace Avenue Southwest. The woman was in the Kandiyohi County Jail on Tuesday afternoon pending a court appearance on fifth-degree drug possession.

Watercraft violation

SPICER — A report was taken at 4:18 p.m. Monday of a boat going through the swimming area of the lake located on the 100 block of Lake Avenue South. The boat operator's father said he would make sure the boat would no longer park in the swim area.

Power pole struck

ATWATER — A hit-and-run crash was reported at 8:48 a.m. Monday on the 13,000 block of 60th Avenue Southeast. There was damage to a power pole and it is unclear when the damage occurred. The pole was knocked down, but the line was still functioning. Meeker Power Cooperative was aware of the situation.

Property damage

WILLMAR — A report was taken at 8:17 a.m. Tuesday of a windshield shot with a BB gun on the 1600 block of 15th Street Southeast.

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