Man kicks out Willmar Police Department squad car window
WILLMAR -- A man allegedly kicked a window out of a Willmar Police Department squad car Sunday afternoon after he was arrested for driving while drunk and fleeing the scene of two different accidents.
WILLMAR - A man allegedly kicked a window out of a Willmar Police Department squad car Sunday afternoon after he was arrested for driving while drunk and fleeing the scene of two different accidents.
Willmar police were first dispatched at 2:34 p.m. Sunday to a report of a domestic situation in the 1300 block of 12th Street Southeast, according to a news release issued Monday by the Willmar Police Department. The caller said her boyfriend drove away in her van and was intoxicated.
Almost immediately, the Kandiyohi County Dispatch Center received numerous 911 calls of a suspect, later identified as a 26-year-old Brooklyn Center man, driving recklessly on Willmar Avenue Southeast.
So many calls were received at one time that some were automatically transferred and answered by Meeker County 911 operators, according to the news release.
Callers reported that a van was traveling at a high rate of speed, swerving and going off the road.
The suspect then allegedly rear-ended another vehicle traveling on Willmar Avenue.
No injuries were reported in the collision, but the suspect continued east on Willmar Avenue and turned onto the northbound ramp of the Highway 71/23 bypass, where the van went off the road and got stuck in the ditch.
After the van went off the road, the suspect attempted to flee on foot. Witnesses continued to monitor and remain on the phone with dispatchers before officers arrived, the news release said.
Police physically subdued the suspect after arriving on scene because he allegedly tried to start a fight with one of the witnesses.
He was then transported to the Willmar Law Enforcement Center, where he kicked the side window out of a squad car.
The suspect remains in Kandiyohi County Jail and faces pending charges of terroristic threats, domestic assault, driving while impaired, disorderly conduct, hit and run accident, reckless driving, driving after revocation and criminal damage to property.