Records published July 9, 2021

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Spicer man arrested after pursuit

LITCHFIELD — A 62-year-old Spicer man was arrested Monday night near Litchfield following a pursuit by Meeker County sheriff’s deputies.

As of Thursday, he was in the Meeker County Jail pending possible charges of fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle, speeding and suspicion of driving while impaired.

According to a news release, the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office said it was notified around 11 p.m. July 6 by the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office that a suspected impaired driver was headed to Meeker County on U.S. Highway 12.

Meeker County deputies attempted to stop the vehicle near Grove City but the driver continued east toward Litchfield. Despite hitting stop sticks that law enforcement had deployed at the intersection of Highway 12 and state Highway 22, the vehicle kept driving toward Litchfield.

A pursuit intervention technique maneuver was used before the vehicle reached Litchfield, which caused the vehicle to spin in the opposite direction, according to the news release. The driver then drove west on Highway 12 back toward Grove City.


Another PIT maneuver was used that caused the vehicle to go into the ditch and come to a rest off Highway 12 in the area of County Road 31.

The driver was taken into custody and was awaiting formal charges.


WILLMAR — One individual was injured in a two-vehicle crash that was reported at 3:33 p.m. Wednesday in the 500 block of Litchfield Avenue Southeast. The driver of one of the vehicles was cited for driving after revocation, no proof of insurance and failure to yield.


WILLMAR — A 27-year-old man was arrested Thursday morning following a complaint filed at 11:54 a.m. that a man was looking into windows of houses in the 1200 block of 18th Street Southwest.

WILLMAR — A 44-year-old man was arrested Thursday morning for violating a domestic-abuse-no-contact order following a complaint filed at 10:42 a.m. regarding an incident in the 2600 block of First Street South. He was being held in the Kandiyohi County Jail as of Thursday afternoon.

WILLMAR — A 33-year-old man was arrested at 7:23 p.m. Wednesday following a report that the individual was carrying a white bag and going through cars in a parking lot in the 100 block of Willmar Avenue Southwest. The suspect was being held in the Kandiyohi County Jail as of Thursday afternoon.

WILLMAR — An 18-year-old man was arrested Wednesday afternoon following a report of a domestic assault in the 300 block of 12th Street Northwest. According to the preliminary complaint, a woman called police to report that the man was pushing and hitting her. The report indicates the woman is pregnant and two children were present during the alleged assault. The suspect was in custody in the Kandiyohi County Jail as of Thursday afternoon..


WILLMAR — Reports were made Thursday morning that vehicles had been gone through and items taken were taken. One incident was reported at 10:33 a.m. in the 400 block of 30th Street Northwest and another was reported at 9:54 a.m. in the 800 block of Sixth Street Southwest.


WILLMAR — An iPad Pro was reported stolen Wednesday evening from the 700 block of Olena Avenue Southeast.

Lost turtle

WILLMAR — An African sideneck turtle escaped its home in the 300 block of Terrace Drive Southwest. The owner informed law enforcement at 1:46 p.m. Wednesday that the turtle was missing and asking to be informed if it is located. According to PetMD’s online information page, an African sideneck turtle can be about 7 to 12 inches long and can live to more than 50 years in captivity.

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