Records published July 31, 2021

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Additional drug charge

WILLMAR — A suspect wanted for an armed robbery is in the Kandiyohi County Jail and now faces a possible charge for drug possession as well.

The CEE-VI Drug and Gang Task Force reported that it took the 25-year-old suspect into custody Thursday while acting on a felony arrest warrant out of Yellow Medicine County for first-degree armed robbery.

The Yellow Medicine Sheriff’s Office provided information from a concerned citizen that led the CEE-VI Drug and Gang Task Force to execute a search warrant in the 200 block of 23rd Street Southeast in Willmar. The suspect was taken into custody during the search.

Officers reported finding 25 grams of methamphetamine while searching a room at the location. The suspect faces a possible charge of second degree possession of a controlled substance.


The CEE-VI Drug and Gang Task Force was assisted by Willmar Police SWAT Team, Willmar Police Department, Kandiyohi County STAT members, Yellow Medicine County Sheriff’s Office, and CentraCare EMS.

Break-in at storage unit

WILLMAR — Officers are investigating a break-in reported Thursday night at a storage unit on the 4500 block of Highway 71 Northeast, Willmar. Six units were entered and a lock was cut off one storage unit.

A Kenmore model window air conditioner and LG stereo and CD player were taken from one unit. Inventories are being completed on other units to determine what may be missing.


WILLMAR — Jewelry was reported taken Friday morning from a business on the 3000 block of First Street South.

BROOTEN — A homemade log splitter was reported stolen Thursday from a property on the 9400 block of 285th Avenue Northwest Brooten.

Underage ATV driver pulling youth

WILLMAR — A small child was reported driving a small, four-wheel vehicle while pulling a smaller child behind it at 12:32 p.m. Friday on the 300 block of Olena Avenue Southeast.

Drone found

WILLMAR — A drone with a camera was reported found Friday morning in a drive-up lane on the 500 block of Willmar Avenue Southeast.

Disgruntled customer

WILLMAR — A customer complained to police that a restaurant’s “have it your way” advertising message applied only to the menu and not the store hours. She reported shortly after 10 a.m. Friday that the doors of the South First Street restaurant in Willmar were locked and no one answered at the drive-thru as it had not yet opened, although there were vehicles in the parking lot.


Man throws phone at Willmar squad car

WILLMAR — A man threw a mobile phone at a Willmar Police Department squad car around 2:41 a.m. Friday in a parking lot on the 2000 block of First Street South. No damage was apparent to the vehicle and the phone was collected as abandoned property. According to the incident report, the officer had spotted the man, who had been given a courtesy ride earlier to a motel with a voucher for it. The man refused to sign a room agreement and left. When the officer spotted him later, the man expressed anger that he did not want to stay there and was not being helped and tossed the phone at the squad vehicle.

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