Records published March 18, 2021

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Willmar man crashes into a garbage truck

WILLMAR — A Willmar man was injured in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon on the corner of U.S. Highway 71 and 37th Avenue Northeast.

Tziah Bobadilla, 21, of Willmar, was transported to Carris Health — Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar for non-life-threatening injuries, according to Minnesota State Patrol Sgt. Jesse Grabow.

According to Grabow, a public information officer, Bobadilla was driving a Kia passenger car southbound on Highway 71 Northeast when it struck the rear of a garbage truck, driven by Ralph Enrique, 52. The garbage truck was crossing Highway 71 on 37th Avenue Northeast when it was struck.


According to the incident report from the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office , off-duty officers in training called in that multiple vehicles were racing and had crashed in front of Great Lakes Training Group.

The Willmar Fire Department and the Kandiyohi County Rescue Squad also responded to the incident.


WILLMAR — A 27-year-old man was arrested on multiple warrants and driving after revocation Tuesday night on the 1500 block of First Street South.

The man is currently in custody in the Kandiyohi County Jail awaiting charges on felony theft and multiple misdemeanors.

HAWICK — A 31-year-old woman was arrested Wednesday morning during a call regarding a suspicious person on the corner of 225th Avenue and 130th Street Northeast.

The reason for her arrest is not listed on the report and the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office did not respond to an email regarding her arrest.

Damage to car

WILLMAR — Damage to a vehicle was reported late Tuesday night on the 300 block of 10th Street Northeast.

According to the report, the back window of a black Pontiac Bonneville was broken.


Man, 78, dies in crash with semi on I-94 west of Sauk Centre

SAUK CENTRE — Former Douglas County Commissioner Bryan Withers, 78, died in a head-on crash with a semi on Interstate 94 at about 3 a.m. Wednesday, March 17.

The crash happened near milepost 123 in Stearns County, about 2 miles west of Sauk Centre, Minn.

The semi driver, Dilsher Singh, 22, of Toronto, Ontario, was driving east I-94 while Withers was driving a 2019 Chevrolet Silverado west in the eastbound lanes in the same area, according to the State Patrol.

The vehicles hit head-on and the Silverado came to rest in the median while the semi ended up in the right ditch. Withers was not wearing a seat belt, according to the State Patrol.

The Sauk Centre Police Department, Sauk Centre Fire Department and emergency medical service assisted the Minnesota State Patrol.

The semi driver and his 22-year-old passenger, Gurpal Singh, also of Toronto, were not injured.

Road conditions were snowy and icy when the crash occurred, according to the State Patrol report.

Newly released body camera video shows Duluth officer shooting man through door

DULUTH — Two video clips filed in District Court show the moment a Duluth police officer fired through the closed door of a downtown apartment unit, injuring an unarmed man inside.


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