Records for July 1
This is the records summary for July 1.Two injured in collision north of Kandiyohi KANDIYOHI -- Two teenagers suffered what the Minnesota State Patrol said were serious injuries in a broadside collision Monday afternoon on Kandiyohi County Road 8...
This is the records summary for July 1.
Two injured in collision north of Kandiyohi
KANDIYOHI - Two teenagers suffered what the Minnesota State Patrol said were serious injuries in a broadside collision Monday afternoon on Kandiyohi County Road 8 north of Kandiyohi.
According to the preliminary report posted Monday evening to the State Patrol public website, Raelyn L. Gonneman, 17, of Kandiyohi, was driving a 2008 Chevy Impala and Colton D. Aalderks, 18, of Blomkest, was her passenger. Both were wearing seatbelts and airbags deployed in a collision reported at 3:33 p.m. Monday. They suffered serious injury, and the early information from the Patrol said that Gonnerman was being treated at St. Cloud Hospital and Aalderks at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar.
Keith K. Bastin, 50, of Pennock, was driving a 2012 International westbound on Kandiyohi County Road 26 toward County Road 8.
According to the Patrol summary, the vehicle driven by Bastin was stopped at a stop sign and then attempted to cross County Road 8 when it collided with the Impala. The blacktop road was described as dry at the time.
Bastin was wearing a seatbelt and suffered no apparent injury.
No alcohol was detected in any of the three, the Patrol said.
The International had minor damage, and the Impala had severe damage.
The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office assisted at the scene. There was no information in the preliminary report about other first responders or ambulances.
* Ryan Dale Mortensen, 34, of Willmar has pleaded guilty to fifth-degree drug possession and obstructing the legal process. In a plea agreement accepted Monday by Judge David Mennis, additional charges of fourth-degree assault and driving after revocation will be dismissed.
The drug and assault charges are both felonies. Obstruction of the legal process is a gross misdemeanor, and driving after revocation is a misdemeanor.
A presentence investigation was ordered. Sentencing has been scheduled for Aug. 13.
Mortensen was arrested after Kandiyohi County sheriff’s deputies were called to a disturbance at a rural New London home this past April. He had to be subdued before deputies could take him into custody. He later tested positive for Vicodin and methamphetamine in his system.
* An Olivia woman faces two counts of check forgery and one count of offering a forged check after allegedly buying groceries at a local store and paying with a check belonging to someone else.
Jill Marie Kaufenberg, 48, appeared Monday in Eighth Judicial District Court. She was originally scheduled to be in court on June 25 but failed to appear and a warrant was issued for her arrest.
Judge David Mennis granted her petition to be represented by a public defender and set unconditional bail at $6,000. Kaufenberg’s next court appearance is July 14.
She allegedly bought groceries twice at the market in Lake Lillian, each time using a check forged on someone else’s account. Surveillance video from the store helped identify her as the chief suspect and led to her arrest.