Records published July 16, 2020

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Montevideo drug arrest

MONTEVIDEO — Two people were arrested on drug charges following execution of a search warrant Tuesday at the Eastgate Townhomes in Montevideo, according to a Montevideo Police Department Facebook post.

A 42-year-old and 45-year-old were arrested and, according to the post, charged with first-degree drug sale and first-degree drug possession.

Members of the Montevideo Police Department, the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office and agents from the CEE-VI Drug Task Force confiscated cash, an armor-plated vest, methamphetamine and cocaine, marijuana and dozens of doses of other drugs, including Ecstasy and oxycodone, according to the Facebook post.

The Montevideo Police Department did not immediately respond to a request for further comment.

Four injured in crash near Starbuck

STARBUCK — A 9-year-old and three other people were injured following a car accident around 4:32 p.m. Tuesday on Minnesota Highway 29 and Pope County Road 18 in Blue Mounds Township near Starbuck, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.


According to the State Patrol, a 2007 Saab 93 sedan driven by Alisa Momikora Samadani, 19, of North Oaks, failed to stop at a two-way stop on County Road 18 and Highway 29.

A 2002 GMC Sierra driven by Linda Kaye Ellingson, 73, of Benson, then broadsided the Saab on its driver’s side while traveling southbound on Highway 29.

Samadani and her passenger, Eiko Momikora, 49, of North Oaks, were airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis with non-life-threatening injuries.

Ellingson and her passenger, Brialla Mereno Ellingson, 9, of Benson, were transported via ambulance to Glacial Ridge Hospital in Glenwood with non-life=threatening injuries.

According to the State Patrol, all parties were wearing their seatbelts, the road conditions were dry and alcohol was not involved.

The Starbuck Police Department, Pope County Sheriff’s Office, Starbuck Fire Department and Glacial Ridge Ambulance also responded to the incident.


WILLMAR — A resident reported around 5:25 p.m. Tuesday that their house on the 400 block of 30th Street Northwest had been broken into and $1,100 was stolen.

Possible break-in

WILLMAR — A resident reported around 1:07 a.m. Wednesday that someone had possibly tried to break into her home on the 600 block of Ninth Street Southeast.


Theft from garage

WILLMAR — Property was reported stolen around 9:11 a.m. Wednesday from a garage on the 12000 block of Second Street Northeast.

According to the report, there was damage to her front door and screen door, including broken windows.

Vehicle recovered

WILLMAR — Law enforcement found a stolen vehicle around 7:51 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of High Avenue and Hawaii Street Northeast.

According to the report, the owner came to the location and retrieved the vehicle.

Vehicle broken into

WILLMAR — Someone reported around 8:26 p.m. Tuesday that their car on the 1600 block of Fifth Street Southwest had been rummaged through the night before.

According to the report, no damage was done to the vehicle but about $5 was missing from a cup holder.

Vehicle damaged

WILLMAR — Someone reported around 1:32 a.m. Wednesday that a rock had been thrown at their vehicle on the 100 block of Lakeview Drive and broke the back window.

Damage to house

WILLMAR — A resident reported around 12:57 a.m. Wednesday that their house on the 2000 block of Eighth Street Southwest was shot with paintballs.

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