Records published April 3, 2020

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Villard man injured in crash

NEW LONDON — A Villard man suffered non-life-threatening injuries when two semitractors collided Thursday morning in the intersection of U.S. Highway 71 and state Highway 9 near Sibley State Park in rural New London, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

Bobby Lee Christian Funk, 40, was transported to Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar after his 2007 International semi hit another truck that entered the intersection. He was northbound on Highway 71 when he struck a 2013 Freightliner semi that was traveling eastbound on Highway 9 and had stopped at Highway 71 before entering the intersection. Driver Mihajlo Korceba, 21, of Tacoma, Washington, was not injured, according to the report.

Both drivers were wearing their seat belts and neither of their airbags deployed, according to the State Patrol.

According to the report, Korceba suffered no injuries.

Road conditions were dry and alcohol was not involved, according to the State Patrol.


Lifelink, the Kandiyohi Sheriff's Office, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and New London Fire and Ambulance also responded to the accident reported at 9:40 a.m. Thursday.


WILLMAR — A 34-year-old was arrested on a warrant at 3:05 p.m. Wednesday on the 1200 block of Pleasant View Drive Southeast.

According to the incident report, the man had been threatening staff at the group home.

WILLMAR — A 46-year-old man was arrested for violating a harassment restraining order around 11:45 a.m. Thursday on the 300 block of 17th Street Northwest.

According to the incident report, the man tried contacting his ex the night before.


WILLMAR — An officer noticed unreported graffiti on multiple sides of a house around 1:45 p.m. Thursday on the 900 block of Third Street Southwest.

The graffiti was demeaning toward a specific person and the house appeared to be unoccupied. The front door was sealed with a yellow tag stating it was unoccupied, according to the incident report.

The officer spoke with a neighbor who said a separate person was known to sleep in the building on occasion.


Hit and run

WILLMAR — A Ford F-150 pickup pulling a trailer sideswiped an unoccupied gold Jeep and then left the area, according to an incident report. The hit and run was reported around 12:47 p.m. Thursday on the 1300 block of Fifth Street Southeast.


WILLMAR — A party reported a stolen car at around 8:30 a.m. Thursday on the 3100 block of Seventh Avenue Northwest. The car was reported to have been stolen Tuesday, according to the incident report.


WILLMAR — A bike was reported stolen at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday on the 2000 block of Fifth Street Southwest.

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