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Records published Sept. 16, 2022

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Arrests

WILLMAR — A 46-year-old man was arrested on a warrant at 7:05 p.m. Wednesday in the 1300 block of 24th Street Northwest. He was in custody at the Kandiyohi County Jail as of noon Thursday with three pending drug charges.

WILLMAR — Two women were arrested after law enforcement executed a search warrant at 5:08 p.m. Wednesday in the 600 block of 16th Street Southwest. The first was 27 years old; the other was 56 years old.

Both women are listed as in custody at the Kandiyohi County Jail as of noon Thursday. The 27-year-old has a pending probation violation charge. The 56-year-old has pending charges of obstruction and aiding an offender on probation.

Crash

WILLMAR — A crash with injuries was reported at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the 300 block of First Street South. According to the report, a citation was mailed to one of the drivers for failing to yield. Willmar Police were assisted by the Willmar Fire Department and the Kandiyohi County Rescue Squad.

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Harassment

WILLMAR — A caller reported receiving threatening text messages at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 1600 block of Seventh Avenue Southeast.

Hit and run

SPICER — A hit and run was reported around 5 p.m. Wednesday in the 100 block of Lake Avenue South in Spicer. According to the report, the incident possibly occurred Saturday night.

Fraud

BLOMKEST — A caller reported that a family member had been scammed out of $200,000 at 3:16 p.m. Wednesday in the 19000 block of 15th Street Southeast in Blomkest. According to the report, the scam had been ongoing for a little over a year. Law enforcement did meet with the victim and family the same day and advised them of options if they wanted it investigated.

WILLMAR — A caller in the 600 block of 19th Street Southeast reported at 12:51 p.m. Thursday they had sent $700 in gift cards to a scammer.

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