Records published April 11, 2020

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New London man, three others injured in Stearns County crash

PAYNESVILLE – Four people, including a New London man, were injured in a two-vehicle accident Friday morning northeast of Paynesville.

The accident was reported at 6:58 a.m. on state Highway 23 and Stearns County Road 12.

According to the State Patrol, a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Miguel Rafael Ramirezortiz, 25, unknown hometown, was going west on Highway 23, crossed the center line and collided with a 2012 Ford Crew pickup driven by Jarrod Ray Schmidt, 45, of New London. The Ford pickup was reportedly traveling east.

Both drivers and two passengers in the Silverado – Daniel Aquilar, 27, and Fortunto Pablo Martin, 36, whose hometowns were not listed – were taken to St. Cloud Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The road was dry at the time of the crash and alcohol was not a factor.


All individuals except Martin, were wearing seat belts, according to the State Patrol report.

The Paynesville Emergency Services and Stearns County Sheriff’s Office assisted at the scene.


WILLMAR — Three people were arrested around 2:30 p.m. Friday on the 600 block of Johanna Avenue Southeast.

Multiple law enforcement officers responded to a Kandiyohi’s Sheriff’s deputy requesting officers at the address, according to the incident report.

They arrested three people ages 44, 52 and 55.


WILLMAR — A 31-year-old person was arrested for DUI around 11:50 p.m. Thursday on the corner of Trott Avenue Southwest and Seventh Street Southwest.


WILLMAR — An assault was reported around 10:30 p.m. Thursday on the 900 block of Trott Avenue Southwest.


WILLMAR — Multiple officers responded to a fight that was reported around 3 a.m. Friday on the 1000 block of Seventh Street Southwest.


Criminal damage to property

WILLMAR — Someone reported around 3:40 p.m. Friday that their new vehicle was keyed on the 700 block of 19th Avenue Southeast.

WILLMAR — Someone reported around 8:20 p.m. that a piece of the exhaust had been cut off their van on the 3100 block of Seventh Avenue Northwest.

KANDIYOHI — Someone reported around 1:10 a.m. Friday that another party tried to break into their van the last couple of nights.

The complainant said the party possibly left in a white SUV Jeep, according to the incident report.

While the report states there is no criminal damage to the van, there was evidence of motor vehicle tampering and fingerprints on the inside of the driver side window.

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