Records published Jan. 27
This is the records summary for Jan. 27.Multiple people arrested following drug investigation in Olivia OLIVIA -- Four people have been arrested following a drug investigation and searches of multiple Olivia residences. The Olivia Police Departme...
This is the records summary for Jan. 27.
Multiple people arrested following drug investigation in Olivia
OLIVIA - Four people have been arrested following a drug investigation and searches of multiple Olivia residences.
The Olivia Police Department and Renville County Sheriff’s Office executed the search warrants Thursday at four separate residences, according to a news release issued Monday morning by the Olivia Police Department.
“The Olivia Police Department wishes to thank and encourage citizens to continue reporting suspicious incidents that are happening in and around our community,” according to the release.
Law enforcement obtained the search warrants after receiving reports from concerned citizens and further investigating the issue. The warrants were based on illegal drug usage at the residences and concerns over the possibility of minor children living in some of the residences, police said in the release.
Illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia were seized at each residence during the searches.
Three people were taken into custody Thursday. A fourth suspect turned herself into law enforcement Sunday, according to the news release.
Assisting the Olivia Police Department in the search warrants were the Renville County Sheriff’s Office and Franklin Police Department. Renville County Human Services was involved in the possible child protection matters.
Those who have information about this incident or any criminal activity in Olivia are urged to call the Olivia Police Department at 320-523-2700.
Concerned citizens may also contact the Renville County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-720-3790 or use the confidential form found on the Renville County Sheriff’s Web site: www.co.renville.mn.us .
WILLMAR - Bradley Earl Wadkins, 53, of Willmar, pleaded not guilty Monday to multiple burglary and assault charges for allegedly breaking into a woman’s home and assaulting her.
Wadkins pleaded not guilty Monday to three felony first-degree burglary charges, a felony charge of second-degree assault and misdemeanor charges of damage to property and domestic assault.
A hearing is scheduled for March 9 and a jury trial scheduled for March 12.
The criminal complaint on the charges states that Kandiyohi County sheriff’s deputies responded to a domestic disturbance at 7 a.m. Dec. 26 at a residence south of Willmar.
Deputies arrived on scene, where a woman reportedly said Wadkins had just forcibly entered her home and threatened her.
Wadkins, upset about their relationship, allegedly kicked in the door and began swinging a baseball bat, breaking a TV and nearly missing the woman’s face.
Wadkins then allegedly left the residence a few minutes later, after threatening to kill the woman if she called police.
Deputies found a broken lock on the door of the home and, after locating and arresting Wadkins, also found a bat in his vehicle, according to the criminal complaint.
Deputies then interviewed Wadkins, who allegedly admitted to being at the woman’s residence. He also said he was invited in and denied any assaultive behavior.
A neighbor who witnessed the event reportedly told law enforcement that he saw Wadkins drive up to the house and kick the door in. The neighbor then reportedly could hear yelling and screaming, according to the criminal complaint.