Records published June 20
The following is the records summary for June 20.Child injured in rollover accident MONTEVIDEO -- A child was transported by ambulance to Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar for non-life-threatening injuries suffered in a one-vehicle rollover Thurs...
The following is the records summary for June 20.
Child injured in rollover accident
MONTEVIDEO - A child was transported by ambulance to Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar for non-life-threatening injuries suffered in a one-vehicle rollover Thursday evening in Chippewa County.
Mitchel Thompson was driving a Jeep Grand Cherokee on 140th Avenue near Minnesota Highway 40 in Woods Township around 6:29 p.m. Thursday when the vehicle entered the ditch, according to the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office.
The vehicle became airborne at a field approach, then rolled on to its side before coming to a rest.
The driver and three passengers in the vehicle were wearing seatbelts or were fastened in proper child seats, according to the Sheriff’s office. An adult passenger suffered a minor abrasion.
Chippewa County deputies were assisted on the scene by the Boondocks First Responders, Kerkhoven Ambulance and Fire, Minnesota State Patrol and Clara City Police Department.
Man allegedly threatened with knife
WILLMAR - A man was reportedly threatened with a knife during an altercation Thursday evening at a hotel in east Willmar.
The incident was reported around 6:15 p.m. Thursday at a hotel parking lot in the 200 block of 28th Street Southeast, Willmar Police Chief Jim Felt said.
A group of out-of-town employees was reportedly staying at the hotel when two of the employees began to argue.
The suspect, identified as a 33-year-old man from Mississippi, reportedly approached the other employee in the hotel parking lot, holding a knife and threatening to kill the man, Felt said.
Other co-workers reportedly restrained the man until police arrived.
The suspect was admitted to Rice Hospital for head injuries suffered while he was being restrained. He faces pending felony charges of second-degree assault and terroristic threats, Felt said.
WILLMAR - A fight was reported around 2:30 p.m. Friday in the parking lot of a business in the 1300 block of First Street South. A fight had reportedly broken out between a group of women. It was reported that a baseball bat may have been involved. Any injuries involved likely were not serious, Willmar Police Chief Jim Felt said. No further updates were available at press deadline Friday.
WILLMAR - Justin James Tersch, 31, of Willmar, made a first appearance Thursday on two felony first-degree drug charges.
Bail was set during Thursday’s appearance to $100,000 without conditions and $40,000 bond or $4,000 cash with conditions. A second court appearance is scheduled for June 29.
An additional suspect is tied to the case. Tracy Lynn Lorz, 30, of Willmar, faces one felony second-degree drug charge and two felony fifth-degree drug charges. She will make her next court appearance June 22.
According to the criminal complaint on Tersch’s charges, a search was executed June 11 at a residence in the 200 block of 18th Street in Willmar.
Lorz reportedly answered the door of the residence and officers allegedly found numerous items of drug paraphernalia and drug scales inside of the residence.
A safe was also allegedly located in a bedroom closet containing 31.3 grams of methamphetamine.
The color, consistency and packaging of the meth was allegedly consistent with previous controlled buys.
Lorz reportedly admitted that the residence belonged to her boyfriend, Tersch. She allegedly admitted to selling meth twice in the past six months. She reportedly denied knowing what was in the safe, stating it belonged to Tersch, according to the criminal complaint.
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