Records, Dec. 26, 2007
Three suffer minor injury in Renville County rollover OLIVIA -- Three Olivia residents were treated and released at the Olivia Hospital after a one-vehicle rollover accident around 1:45 p.m. Tuesday along U.S. Highway 71 south of Olivia. Accordin...
Three suffer minor injury in Renville County rollover
OLIVIA -- Three Olivia residents were treated and released at the Olivia Hospital after a one-vehicle rollover accident around 1:45 p.m. Tuesday along U.S. Highway 71 south of Olivia.
According to the State Patrol, Andrea Landeros Estrada, 50, of Olivia, was driving a 1988 Dodge on the snow-covered road; the vehicle was pulled into the ditch by the snow and rolled over. She was treated for head injuries. Two passengers in the vehicle, 11-year-old Selena Landeros and 14-year-old Donald Boson, were treated for cuts and back pain.
Fire destroys mobile home
WILLMAR -- A mobile home and its contents were destroyed by fire Sunday evening in Regency Estates West.
Willmar firefighters responded at 8:20 p.m. Willmar police officers arriving first at the scene found flames already venting out of the structure, said Fire Chief Marv Calvin.
Firefighters knocked down the blaze and prevented its spread to a neighboring mobile home.
The cause of the fire is under investigation. It does not appear to be accidental, he said.
Calvin said investigators have not been able to contact the owner of the property. They have also received mixed reports on whether the structure had been occupied prior to the fire.
The chief said the investigation into the fire is being conducted by the Fire Department along with the state fire marshal and Willmar police.
Police investigate shooting
WILLMAR -- A man was shot in the leg sometime before 6:30 p.m. Sunday in Willmar.
The Willmar Police Department was called Sunday evening to the Rice Memorial Hospital emergency room where a 21-year-old male was being treated.
According to a news release, the man reported that he had been walking in the area of 14th Avenue and Lakeland Drive Northeast when he was approached by two Hispanic males in a dark blue car. He reported that one of them yelled some type of gang threat and displayed a gun. The man said he grabbed for the gun and was shot in the left leg.
According to the release, the man was transported to Rice Hospital by a relative whom he called on his cell phone.
Police are asking anyone with information about the case to call 320-235-2244.
WILLMAR -- A Willmar woman was cited for shoplifting around 10:30 a.m. Monday at Cash Wise, 1300 Fifth St. S.E. The citation was for the theft of $209 in items from the store.
ATWATER -- Damage to a fish house was reported around 1:20 p.m. Monday at the Diamond Lake boat access, along the 6900 block of County Road 4. A Spicer man reported that his fish house had been backed into by a vehicle, causing damage to the walls, door and lights.
Woman arrested after driving into yard
ATWATER -- A 25-year-old Atwater woman was arrested around 5:15 p.m. Monday along the 400 block of Fourth Street North after she drove her vehicle off the street and into a snowbank in a yard. She was released to the custody of another Atwater woman. Charges are pending based on the results of blood-alcohol tests.
* Edward Branden Rose, 26, of Kandiyohi was arraigned Monday on eight charges, including a felony, after being arrested after a car and foot chase Friday night in Spicer.
Unconditional bail was set at $12,000. Conditional release was set at $1,000 bond or cash. He also was ordered to abstain from alcohol and drugs and to undergo random testing.
Rose is charged with fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle, plus gross misdemeanor charges for driving while impaired and damage to property and misdemeanor charges for driving while impaired, fleeing an officer on foot, possession of marijuana, and he is charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.
According to the complaint, a Minnesota State Patrol officer, on routine patrol in Spicer, saw a vehicle turn into a parking lot at 11:39 p.m. Friday without using a right-turn signal. When the officer following the vehicle into the parking lot and activated his squad car's emergency lights, the suspect -- later identified as Rose -- allegedly began to accelerate across the parking lot and crashed into the corner of a building.
The suspect then scrambled from the vehicle and fled on foot. The state trooper chased him on foot for about 100 yards before catching him. The two scuffled briefly before Rose was handcuffed.
A weapons search revealed a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia in his jacket pocket. While being taken in the squad car to the Law Enforcement Center in Willmar, Rose also allegedly chewed on the fabric on the rear seat, causing an estimated $300 in damage.
It took eight attempts for him to give a first breath sample, which registered at 0.17 percent blood-alcohol content. Efforts to obtain a second breath sample failed after 14 tries.
* Joseph Carl Olson, 43, of Spicer was arraigned Monday on a felony charge of fleeing an officer in a motor vehicle. He was being arrested early Saturday morning in a car and foot chase in rural Spicer.
Unconditional bail was set at $12,000, with conditional release at $1,000. Terms of conditional release include abstaining from alcohol and drugs, and wearing an electronic alcohol monitor. Olson also must submit to random drug and alcohol testing.
He was also charged with two gross misdemeanors for driving while impaired and a misdemeanor for fleeing an officer on foot.
According to the complaint, around 2 a.m. Saturday, a Kandiyohi County sheriff's deputy spotted a truck speeding west on County Road 32 on the south side of Nest Lake. The deputy activated the squad car's lights and siren after observing the truck skid out of control on the wet, freezing pavement.
After a two-mile chase, the truck turned into a residence on County Road 9 and the driver, later identified as Olson, fled on foot, leaving his dog behind in the truck.
Additional deputies were called to the scene. They managed to track boot prints to a nearby home on 133rd Avenue Northeast, where Olson was found and arrested. While Olson was later being booked into the Law Enforcement Center in Willmar, he refused to take a breath, blood or urine test to measure his blood-alcohol content.
His next court appearance is Feb. 28.