Records published Dec. 14, 2021
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DASSEL — A 31-year-old Paynesville man was arrested Sunday night near Dassel, according to a news release from Meeker County Sheriff Brian Cruze.
According to the release, the man fled after a Meeker County deputy attempted a traffic stop on suspicion the man was a drunk driver.
The pursuit continued southbound on Minnesota Highway 15 but was stopped without incident about two miles south of Dassel.
The man was found to have a blood alcohol level of 0.19% — more than twice the legal limit for driving — and two juvenile children were in the car with him, according to the news release. Deputies also found a loaded handgun in the vehicle.
He was arrested and booked into the Meeker County Jail, pending a court appearance, on the following charges: fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle, driving while impaired, open bottle, carrying a pistol while under the influence and child endangerment.
WILLMAR — A 32-year-old man was arrested Monday morning during a domestic incident on the 4300 block of 23rd Street Northwest.
As of Monday afternoon, the man was listed as in custody in the Kandiyohi County Jail on a domestic assault charge.
WILLMAR — An 18-year-old male was arrested Monday morning for a warrant on the 700 block of Fourth Street Southeast.
According to the report, the man was brought to the Prairie Lakes Youth Programs secure facility.
Camera found in public bathroom
WILLMAR — The Willmar Police Department is investigating a camera that was found Sunday evening under the sink in a public unisex bathroom in a building on the 1400 block of Becker Avenue Southeast, according to Willmar Police Chief Jim Felt.
According to Felt, the battery-powered device was turned over to officers Sunday and, as of Monday afternoon, had not yet been analyzed to see if there are any images on it, though that is pending.
'It haunts me every night': Brainerd mother spared prison in crash that killed son
An emotionally charged sentencing hearing ended with a judge placing the 27-year-old Brainerd woman on probation and requiring that she share her story with others in the community.