Records published Oct. 1, 2022

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WILLMAR — A 39-year-old man was arrested on two warrants and a local charge during a traffic stop at 2:20 p.m. Tuesday near the intersection of First Street South and Minnesota Avenue Southeast. The man was listed as in custody on the Kandiyohi County Jail roster as of noon Friday. He has three pending charges including fifth-degree drug possession, theft and receiving stolen property.

WILLMAR — A 21-year-old man was arrested after a traffic stop near the intersection of Trott Avenue and 5th Street Southeast at 4:41 p.m. Thursday. He was cited for not having a Minnesota driver's license and given a violation for ignoring a stop sign.

WILLMAR — A 66-year-old man was arrested on a warrant at 6:53 p.m. Thursday in the 400 block of 30th Street Northwest. He was listed as in custody on the Kandiyohi County Jail roster as of noon Friday. He has a pending drug possession charge.

WILLMAR — A 53-year-old man was arrested on an out-of-state warrant in the 1100 block of Second Street Southeast at 8:38 am.m Friday. He was listed as in custody on the Kandiyohi County Jail roster as of noon Friday.

OLIVIA — A 33-year-old man was arrested on a warrant in the 400 block of Depue Avenue East in Olivia at 12:36 p.m. Thursday. He was in custody at the Kandiyohi County Jail as of noon Friday with a pending charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence.



WILLMAR — A two-vehicle crash was reported at 5:17 p.m. Tuesday near the intersection of First Street South and 24th Avenue Southwest. A woman was injured in the crash and temporarily trapped in her vehicle, according to an officer at the scene. The extent of the woman’s injuries was not disclosed.

Fight on bus

WILLMAR — A fight was reported on a CCT bus at 12:24 p.m. Friday in the 1000 block of 30th Street Northwest.

Criminal damage to property

ATWATER — A caller reported a slashed tire on their Dodge Journey at 8:03 a.m. Friday in the 400 block of Fourth Street South in Atwater. The damage is believed to have occurred overnight.


WILLMAR — A caller reported a lock had been cut and cash was stolen from a box at a vegetable stand overnight at 9:30 a.m. Friday in the 8500 block U.S. Highway 71 South.

WILLMAR — A caller in the 3300 block of 45th St. Southwest reported a family member leaving Morris in a vehicle that isn’t theirs at 11:09 p.m. Thursday.


WILLMAR — A caller at 2:48 p.m. Tuesday in the 1100 block of Second Street Southeast reported that their computer had been hacked. The hacker reportedly obtained personal information and attempted to open credit card and bank accounts.

WILLMAR — A caller reported at 1:02 p.m. Tuesday in the 2200 block of 23rd Street Northeast that someone had attempted to open credit card accounts in their name. They were advised to contact law enforcement of any fraudulent charges.

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