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Records published for Feb. 4, 2019

This is the records summary for Feb. 4. Downtown buildings painted with graffiti WILLMAR -- At least 10 buildings in downtown Willmar were painted with graffiti over the weekend, according to police reports from over the weekend. All but one of t...

A number of buildings in downtown Willmar had graffiti painted on them this weekend. Most of the graffiti was similar to this image from a wall in the 400 block of Benson Avenue.
A number of buildings in downtown Willmar had graffiti painted on them this weekend. Most of the graffiti was similar to this image from a wall in the 400 block of Benson Avenue.

 

This is the records summary for Feb. 4.

 

Downtown buildings painted with graffiti

WILLMAR - At least 10 buildings in downtown Willmar were painted with graffiti over the weekend, according to police reports from over the weekend.

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All but one of the defaced buildings was reported Saturday. The other was reported Sunday morning. By Sunday most of the graffiti had been removed. On a few buildings, the image of a peace sign surrounded by the words, "One Species, Coexist" in black paint was still visible.

The buildings painted were in the 200 block, 300 block and 400 block of Fourth Street Southwest, the 200 block and 300 block of Fifth Street Southwest, the 400 block of Benson Avenue Southwest and the 300 block and 500 block of Litchfield Avenue Southwest.

The Willmar city auditorium at 313 Sixth St. S.W. was also hit.

The incident was referred to the gang enforcement team.

 

 

Fraud

WILLMAR - A Willmar man reported a scam involving Facebook Messenger Saturday evening. The scammer told them if they sent $800 in Google Play gift cards, they would receive $60,000 from the federal government. The victim gave the scammer some personal information but no money. Authorities suggested he watch his bank account for suspicious activities and get a new debit card.

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Extra patrol

WILLMAR - Willmar Police were asked to make extra patrols at the Divine House administrative officers in Willmar. The office has received threats related to social media postings regarding an ongoing Kandiyohi County Sheriff's investigation.

 

Property damage

WILLMAR - Broken windows on an unoccupied park car in the 400 block of Minnesota Avenue were reported shortly after midnight Saturday.

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