Records published June 29, 2021

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WILLMAR — A 24-year-old woman and a 29-year-old woman were arrested Monday morning after it was reported they attempted to pass a $100 bill in the drive-thru of a Burger King on the 1200 block of First Street South.

As of Monday afternoon, the two were not listed in custody in the Kandiyohi County Jail and their charges are not listed on the report.

WILLMAR — A 45-year-old man was arrested for a warrant Monday morning on the 300 block of Litchfield Avenue Southeast.

According to the report, the man initially called police about a roommate that had changed the locks. He was arrested for a warrant after giving an officer a fake Wisconsin ID.


As of Monday afternoon, the man was in custody in the Kandiyohi County Jail for felony fifth-degree drug possession, misdemeanor giving a peace officer a false name, misdemeanor fleeing a peace office by means other than a motor vehicle and petty misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

WILLMAR — A 45-year-old man was arrested early Monday morning on the 1500 block of 19th Avenue Southeast following a 911 hang-up call.

The report does not list the reason for the arrest and the man was not listed Monday afternoon as in custody in the Kandiyohi County Jail.


WILLMAR — A wooden trailer was reported stolen Monday morning on the 600 block of Litchfield Avenue Southeast.


SPICER — An assault was reported early Monday morning at a Zorbaz on the 100 block of Lake Avenue South.

According to the report, the suspect left prior to arrival.

Damage to mailbox

ATWATER — The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office received a call Monday morning that someone had placed an explosive in a mailbox on the 600 block of County Road 4 Southeast.

“It appears that someone put some fireworks in the mailbox and blew off part of the mailbox,” Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Julie Wyffels wrote in an email.


According to Wyffels, the incident is still pending and no arrests had been made as of Monday afternoon.

Transformer damage

SPICER — A transformer exploded early Monday morning on a light pole on the 100 block of Lake Avenue South.

Police arrest man in connection with Woodbury homicide; suspect alleged to have left woman's dead body in house full of children

TOMAH, WIS. — A 39-year-old man who fled Minnesota on a bus after allegedly killing a woman and leaving her dead body in a house full of children was arrested in Wisconsin early Saturday, June 26.

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1 dead, 1 arrested after altercation in northeast Minnesota

VIRGINIA — One man was killed and another was arrested after a "physical altercation" early Saturday, June 26, in Virginia, Minn., authorities said.

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After Chauvin sentencing, charges remain for three other ex-officers in Floyd case

MINNEAPOLIS — Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was sentenced Friday, June 25, to more than 22 years in prison for murdering George Floyd in May 2020.

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