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Records published Feb. 24

The following contains the records summary for Feb. 24.Arrests WILLMAR -- A 35-year-old woman was arrested at 2:14 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of Third Street Southwest and Litchfield Avenue Southwest for having no driver's license or proof o...

The following contains the records summary for Feb. 24.
Arrests
WILLMAR - A 35-year-old woman was arrested at 2:14 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of Third Street Southwest and Litchfield Avenue Southwest for having no driver’s license or proof of insurance.
WILLMAR - A 23-year-old man was arrested at 1:27 a.m. Monday in the 300 block of Lakeland Drive Southeast for third-degree driving under the influence and having no proof of insurance.
Theft
WILLMAR - A 2004 gold Mitsubishi Gallant was reported stolen at 7:20 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of Benson Avenue Southwest and Fifth Street Southwest.
SPICER - An incident involving criminal damage to property and theft was reported at 9:09 a.m. Monday in the 100 block of Access Drive.
Fire
WILLMAR - The Willmar Fire Department responded to a fire call at 11:17 a.m. Sunday at an apartment complex in the 400 block of 30th Street Northwest. Firefighters arrived to find a garbage can on fire in the laundry room and suspected it was caused by a discarded cigarette.
Accident
WILLMAR - A man was reportedly injured in a one-vehicle accident at 9:34 a.m. Monday at the intersection of 60th Avenue Northeast and First Street North.
A passerby reportedly called police reporting that the vehicle was in the ditch.
The driver of the vehicle, Adam Patrick Christian, 29, of Willmar, was transported to Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar.
District Court
Kandiyohi County
WILLMAR - Eric Cristian Shold, 38, of Willmar, made a court appearance Monday on multiple felony charges stemming from a Feb. 7 domestic assault incident.
Shold faces charges of domestic assault, fifth-degree assault, first-degree tampering with a witness, domestic assault by strangulation and false imprisonment.
He remains in custody at Kandiyohi County Jail on $100,000 unconditional bail and $25,000 conditional bail. An omnibus hearing is scheduled for March 9.
According to the criminal complaint on the charges, a Willmar officer was dispatched Feb. 7 to a residence in the 900 block of 20th Avenue Southwest on the report of domestic violence.
A young girl reportedly went to a neighbor’s house and told the neighbor her parents were fighting and she was scared. The neighbor then called police.
The officer arrived on scene and spoke with a woman, who said she had been assaulted by her boyfriend, Shold.
According to the criminal complaint, the woman said Shold has become violent, trying to control her and not letting her out of a bedroom for several days.
She showed the officer bruises on her arms, chest and wrist allegedly caused by Shold grabbing her and pinning her against the wall. The woman also said Shold had strangled her.
The woman said the only way she was able to call 911 was to send her daughter to the neighbor’s house.
She allegedly placed a 911 call a few weeks earlier to report that she was being abused by Shold. However, when officers arrived, Shold threatened the woman to not tell the officers what was happening.
After Shold was brought to jail, he was interviewed by an officer and allegedly denied any kind of assault against the woman.
WILLMAR - Ryan James Thomas, 36, of Renville, made a court appearance Monday on charges resulting from a high-speed chase with law enforcement Feb. 11.
Thomas faces a charges of felony fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle, misdemeanor driving after cancellation and two charges of driving while impaired. An omnibus hearing is scheduled for April 15.
According to the criminal complaint on the charges, a Kandiyohi County deputy responded to a report Feb. 11 of a suspicious vehicle parked by a blue storage shed west of New London.
Upon arrival, the deputy saw a small SUV parked in the 3600 block of Kandiyohi County Road 40 Northeast and approached the vehicle.
Thomas rolled down his window, began to speak with the deputy and showed him his license. When asked to remove his license from his wallet, Thomas allegedly fled in his vehicle, according to the criminal complaint.
According to the criminal complaint, the chase proceeded along County Road 40 and left onto U.S. Highway 71.
Thomas made a stop on the side of the road, just south of the intersection of State Highway 9, after a large amount of smoke began to come out of his vehicle.
Officers approached the vehicle, removed Thomas and transported him to Kandiyohi County Jail.
The deputy noticed the smell of alcohol on Thomas’s breath. He also noticed that he had difficulty with balance and bloodshot eyes. Thomas declined to take a field sobriety test or blood alcohol test.
Thomas’ driving status is cancelled- inimical to public safety. His criminal history includes a conviction in May for criminal vehicular operation and a conviction for driving under the influence in 2009.

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All items are written by Tribune staff members based on information contained in public documents from the state court system and from law enforcement agencies.
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