Records published April 16, 2020

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GRANITE FALLS — A high-speed chase that lasted about 23 minutes ended without any injuries after the juvenile suspect was apprehended after he fled his vehicle on foot Tuesday night in Granite Falls.

The Yellow Medicine County Sheriff’s Office reported that it received a 911 call around 8:20 p.m. about a possible fight in Hazel Run, a small community located southeast of Clarkfield. While deputies were responding to the scene, the caller told the dispatcher that two people involved in the altercation had gotten into a Toyota 4-Runner and drove west out of Hazel Run.

Deputies spotted the vehicle a short time later and attempted to stop it. The vehicle took off at a high rate of speed. A pursuit was initiated and lasted about 23 minutes, ending in the city of Granite Falls.

The driver fled on foot and was found a short time later. The juvenile suspect was taken to the Prairie Lakes Youth Program in Willmar. The passenger was detained and interviewed and later released. No injuries were reported from the pursuit.

No other information is available at this point as the investigation relating to the original reason for the call is ongoing, according to the Sheriff’s Office.


Agencies assisting the Yellow Medicine County Sheriff’s Office were the Granite Falls Police Department, Minnesota State Patrol, Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office, Montevideo Police Department, Lac qui Parle County Sheriff’s Office, Renville County Sheriff’s Officeand the Upper Sioux Community Police Department.


WILLMAR — An assault was reported around 10:20 p.m. Tuesday on the 1200 block of 13th Street Southwest.


WILLMAR — A theft was reported around 4:15 p.m. Tuesday on the 400 block of Second Street Southeast.

WILLMAR — A theft was reported around 5:20 p.m. Tuesday on the 1300 block of Fifth Street Southeast.

Welfare check

WILLMAR — Law enforcement responded to a report of a man in a ditch around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday on the corner of the state Highway 23 Bypass and First Street South. According to the report, Willmar ambulance, the Kandiyohi Sheriff’s Office and the Willmar Police Department responded to the incident.

Phone found

WILLMAR — Law enforcement responded to a possible break-in call around 1:50 a.m. Wednesday on the 1600 block of 15th Street Southeast.

According to the report, a woman said she went outside to smoke and when she returned her phone was gone.

Previously, the woman said she had given her neighbor the code to her apartment and the neighbor used it to get in. After that, her landlord gave her just a key for her apartment, according to the report.


The woman told officers that she assumed the same neighbor broke in, possibly with a crowbar, because maintenance has done that in the past and it had loosened the door.

Law enforcement went to the woman’s apartment and called her phone, which was in her pocket.

The woman apologized multiple times as officers were leaving, according to the report.

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