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Records published July 19

This is the records summary for July 19. Man arrested after fleeing traffic stop WILLMAR -- An 18-year-old Willmar man is in custody pending charges that include fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle. According to a news release from Willmar...

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This is the records summary for July 19.

Man arrested after fleeing traffic stop WILLMAR -- An 18-year-old Willmar man is in custody pending charges that include fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle.

According to a news release from Willmar Police Sgt. Chad Oakleaf, an officer attempted to stop an off-road motorcycle for a traffic offense at 2:24 p.m. Monday in the area of 12th Avenue and 30th Street Northwest. The driver continued for five miles before he was apprehended in the area of U.S. Highway 12 and 60th Street Northwest.

He was taken into custody without incident by personnel from both the Willmar Police Department and the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office. No injuries were reported. There was minor damage to a patrol car’s windshield.

Criminal damage to property WILLMAR -- Just before 6 a.m. Sunday, a man on the 1400 block of Fifth Street Southwest reported that someone had vandalized his vehicle while it was parked in a parking lot. His front windshield was damaged, and his right front tire was flat, possibly slashed. The damage was reported to have occurred between 11 p.m. Saturday and the time of his call.

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Theft PAYNESVILLE -- A woman reported multiple items as stolen from a machine shed on the 18000 block of 175th Street Northeast in Paynesville. The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office took the woman’s call around 9:20 a.m. Monday.

Skid loader destroyed by fire GREENLEAF TOWNSHIP -- Meeker County Sheriff Brian Cruze says a skid loader was destroyed by fire just before 10:30 a.m. Friday.

According to a news release, the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office and the Litchfield Fire Department responded to the fire at a residence on the 19400 block of County Road 1 in Greenleaf Township.

Upon arrival, a parked 2012 skid loader, which had been used to move hay bales, was on fire.

The skid loader was deemed a total loss, worth approximately $30,000.

Property owners Daniel Barka, 64, and Joshua Barka, 40, both of Litchfield, were not injured in the fire.

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