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Records published Nov. 4, 2022

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Man pepper-sprayed

WILLMAR — A report of a person being pepper-sprayed was made at 7:14 p.m. Wednesday in the 1400 block of First Street South. According to the report, a man was arguing with a store owner as the business was closing.

A bystander thought the man was attacking the store owner and pepper-sprayed him.

No arrests were made. The man was given a ride home by police.

Arrests

WILLMAR — A 27-year-old man was arrested for trespassing at 6 a.m. Thursday on a property in the 400 block of First Street South. According to the Willmar police report, multiple reports of the man trespassing at the property were made the day before.

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The man was in custody at the Kandiyohi County Jail as of noon Thursday. He has a pending charge of violating a trespass file.

WILLMAR — A 39-year-old man who had previously been served a trespassing notice from a business in the 1400 block of First Street South was arrested after a report of him leaving a package at the business was made at 10:12 a.m. Thursday.

He was not listed on the Kandiyohi County Jail roster webpage as of noon Thursday.

Criminal damage to property

WILLMAR — A caller reported at 7:18 p.m. Wednesday in the 1000 block of 30th Street Northwest that a dumpster had been spray painted within the last day.

WILLMAR — A caller reported at 8 p.m. Wednesday that their vehicle was broken into and a purse was stolen in the 700 block of 12th Street Southwest.

WILLMAR — A caller reported theft of and damage to a tablet at 9:10 p.m. Wednesday in the 1800 block of Civic Center Drive Northeast.

WILLMAR — A caller reported at 11:50 p.m. Wednesday that there was graffiti done to the skate park in the 1400 block of 22nd Street Southwest.

Fires

WILLMAR — A report of a resident burning leaves was made at 12:53 p.m. Wednesday in the 2400 block of 66th Avenue Northeast. According to the report, the caller tried making contact with the resident before the report was made, but was unsuccessful.

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Attempts to make contact by law enforcement were also unsuccessful.

The fire was still burning and began smoldering when the deputy arrived. According to the report, a grass rig was called to extinguish the fire.

SPICER — A caller reported at 11:36 a.m. Thursday that someone was burning leaves in the 100 block of Harriet Street in Spicer.

Hit-and-run

WILLMAR — A hit and run was reported at 7:54 a.m. Thursday at Willmar Senior High School.

Stop sign down

WILLMAR — A caller reported a downed stop sign at 5:30 a.m. Thursday at the intersection of Kandiyohi County Road 5 and 120th Avenue Southwest. According to the report, the sign was put back up and public works staff were called.

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