Records published July 5
This is the records summary for July 5. Man burned in brush fire near Paynesville PAYNESVILLE--A 42-year-old man was seriously burned in a brush fire Friday night in rural Paynesville. The incident was reported to the Stearns County Sheriff's Off...
This is the records summary for July 5.
Man burned in brush fire near Paynesville
PAYNESVILLE-A 42-year-old man was seriously burned in a brush fire Friday night in rural Paynesville.
The incident was reported to the Stearns County Sheriff's Office at 8:14 p.m. Friday on Old Lake Road in Paynesville Township.
The Sheriff's Office said the man, whose name was not released, was placing brush on an existing fire with a Bobcat when the Bobcat tipped forward toward the fire. The man was unable to get the vehicle to tip backward and was forced to exit through the fire, suffering burns on his feet, legs, hands, arms and face. He was taken by Paynesville Ambulance to the Paynesville Hospital, then transported by air ambulance to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis for treatment in the burn unit.
The Sheriff's Office was assisted at the scene by Paynesville Police and the Minnesota State Patrol.
Holiday weekend a busy time for law enforcement
WILLMAR-Although no serious incidents were reported over the Fourth of July weekend, local law enforcement agencies were kept busy Saturday, Sunday and Monday with numerous calls ranging from loud parties to fireworks complaints.
Water safety officers had an active weekend as they patrolled area lakes. Several citations and warnings were handed out for infractions such as violating a no-wake zone and riding on the gunwale.
One boat operator, age 26, was arrested Saturday evening on Green Lake on suspicion of operating a watercraft while impaired.
In another incident, also on Green Lake, a 43-year-old woman was arrested on an outstanding warrant after being stopped for riding on the gunwale.
Although local Fourth of July parades went smoothly, the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office received a report Monday morning of a group of individuals throwing water balloons at the Spicer holiday parade.
Officers also spent a busy weekend enforcing traffic laws. The Fourth of July is typically one of the busiest and deadliest travel holidays of the year.