Records published April 6, 2020


Driver injured in Renville County accident

BOON LAKE TOWNSHIP, RENVILLE COUNTY — A 17-year-old driver was injured around 4 p.m. Saturday in Renville County when his vehicle left the road, he continued to drive and struck a utility pole and rolled over, striking a second pole.

Caleb Fox, 17, of Stewart, was transported by ambulance to the Hutchinson Hospital with serious injuries, according to the Renville County Sheriff's Office.

The Sheriff's Office reported that it responded to a 911 call reporting a single-vehicle crash on County Road 20 north of 850th Avenue in Boon Lake Township. This location is approximately 11 miles northeast of Buffalo Lake.

Responders located a 2002 Volkswagen Jetta driven by Fox. The vehicle had struck two utility poles and was found partially off the ground leaning against one of the poles. Fox was able to free himself from the vehicle and was found walking toward a residence.

Fox indicated that he had swerved to miss an animal in the roadway and entered the ditch. He continued driving in the ditch while attempting to get back onto the roadway. Fox struck a utility pole causing the vehicle to roll over and strike a second pole. The vehicle is considered a total loss. Fox was wearing his seat belt and his airbags did deploy.


The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Buffalo Lake Fire Department, the Buffalo Lake Ambulance, the Buffalo Lake Police Department and McLeod Cooperative Power.

The crash remains under investigation.

Driver hurt in single-vehicle crash in Redwood County

REDWOOD FALLS — A 19-year-old man was injured at 12:47 p.m. Sunday when his vehicle left U.S. Highway 71 east of Redwood Falls in Paxton Township of Redwood County and went into the ditch.

Trevor Lewis Exendine, of Morton, was driving a Chevrolet Impala eastbound on the highway when the vehicle went off the road, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. He suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was treated at Carris Health-Redwood Falls.

He was not wearing his seat belt and alcohol was a factor in the mishap, according to the State Patrol.


WILLMAR — A mason jar with $50 worth of quarters and a Canon TS-202 printer were among the items reported taken in a burglary Saturday at an apartment on the 1200 block of 24th Street Northwest, Willmar. The resident returned to find that someone had broken into the apartment and trashed it along with taking items.

WILLMAR — A resident of an apartment on the 1500 block of Fifth Street Southwest, Willmar, returned from work on Saturday early morning to discover that a computer and other valuables had been stolen from the apartment. The door had been locked when the resident left for work and was locked when the resident returned. There was no sign of forced entry.


WILLMAR — A laser level valued at $800 was stolen from a business on the 3300 block of First Street South on Saturday. In a separate incident, an individual walked into the business shortly after 5 p.m. Saturday with an open container of beer and began shoplifting items. The items were recovered.


WILLMAR — A resident on the 900 block of Trott Avenue Southwest, Willmar, reported the theft of a gold-colored iPhone X.


WILLMAR — A woman reported at 3:30 p.m. Saturday she was struck by a flashlight wielded by a woman at a residence on the 1400 block of Lakeland Avenue Northeast, Willmar, as she dropped off property to another person at the location.

Disorderly conduct

WILLMAR — Police shortly before 7 p.m. Saturday assisted in transferring a 50-year-old man to care at Carris Health-Rice Memorial Hospital after he became disorderly at a care facility on the 1100 block of Sixth Street Southeast, Willmar.

NEW LONDON — An intoxicated man with a blood alcohol level of 0.312 percent was transported by law enforcement to detox care after he created a disturbance around 6:30 p.m. Saturday inside and outside of a business on Main Street, New London. The man claimed to be infected by COVID-19 but had no fever or other symptoms.

WILLMAR — Police responded to a gathering of people causing a disturbance around 9 p.m. Saturday on the 1400 block of Monongalia Avenue Southwest, Willmar. They were advised of the restrictions on gatherings.

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