Records for Monday, July 6
WILLMAR – Police fielded a report at 1:46 p.m. Sunday of gunshots being fired in the 300 block of Ninth Street Northwest. According to a preliminary report, people were seen running from a residence and a man with a knife reportedly left the scene in a black vehicle. No additional information was available.
SPICER – Law enforcement fielded numerous complaints of fireworks from across Kandiyohi County over the holiday weekend. There were no injuries or serious infractions noted, however a report was filed at around 9 p.m. Saturday of an assault in the 12000 block of Indian Beach Road in Spicer that had reportedly taken place because of a disagreement between neighbors with illegal fireworks.
At around midnight Saturday a man in the 9000 block of Lake Avenue South in Spicer told law enforcement that fireworks had started his basketball hoop on fire and if it hadn’t been noticed and extinguished his sheds would’ve been damaged by fire.
Drunk and disorderly
SPICER – Warm weather, alcohol and a long holiday weekend resulted in multiple arrests and citations for drinking-related driving incidents, boating violations and other activities in Spicer.
Law enforcement cited boaters for a variety of infractions, including not having adequate flotation devices, inoperable lights, being over capacity, leaving a lake before being inspected for aquatic invasive species and gathering in large numbers with loud music.
A 49-year-old woman was arrested at 2:20 a.m. Sunday in the 300 block of Lake Avenue South in Spicer for DWI, a 54-year-old woman was arrested for DWI at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in the 100 block of Lake Avenue South for DWI and a 40-year-old woman was arrested for DWI at 10 p.m. Saturday at the state Highway 23/71 split near Spicer.
WILLMAR — Law enforcement took a report around 10 p.m. Saturday of an intoxicated and “slightly belligerent” man who was walking down the middle of First Street in Willmar and attempting to stop traffic. The individual was taken to the hospital for evaluation.
WILLMAR – An accident involving a vehicle going the wrong way on a four-lane road was reported at 1:30 p.m. Sunday on U.S. Highway 71 and Ella Avenue Northwest. No other information was available.
River area searched
NEW LONDON – Law enforcement conducted a search Saturday afternoon along the Middle Fork of the Crow River regarding an undisclosed complaint. A preliminary report indicates a search was conducted by boat, air and foot in the area in the 5000 block of Kandiyohi County Road 40 Northeast on the edge of New London but that law enforcement was “unable to locate the source of the complaint.” The report did not include details about the nature of the complaint.
Dog in vehicle
WILLMAR – An officer was flagged down at 3:08 p.m. Friday in the 700 block of 19th Avenue regarding a dog that was locked in a car. The dog was seized and the owner later cited.
BELGRADE – An individual reported seeing a bear at 11:18 p.m. Friday at the intersection of Kandiyohi County Road 9 Northeast and a Burbank township road near Belgrade.
How did the turtle cross the road?
SPICER – After getting a report Friday afternoon that a snapping turtle was causing traffic issues on state Highway 23 and Kandiyohi County Road 10 in Spicer, a Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Deputy helped the turtle get to the other side of the road.
WILLMAR – A report was filed at 2:56 p.m. Friday that a fake $20 bill had been passed at a garage sale in the 1200 block of Trott Avenue Southwest.