Records published May 14, 2020

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High-speed pursuit ends in Willmar

ATWATER — A Willmar man was arrested following a high-speed pursuit after an attempted traffic stop Wednesday morning, according to a Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office news release.

According to the release, the 37-year-old was stopped around 9:10 a.m. Wednesday in a gray 2012 Cadillac CTS on U.S. Highway 12 near 120th Street Northeast by a CEE-VI Task Force agent.

When the agent attempted to get the man out of his vehicle for a field test, he refused and then fled the scene in his vehicle.

The man fled westbound on Highway 12 at speeds between 60 and 90 mph, the release said. He was pursued by the agent and a Kandiyohi County sheriff's deputy.

On Highway 12, near Haug Implement and County Road 9, a couple of attempts were made to use fire deflation equipment by law enforcement that proved to be unsuccessful.


The vehicle continued southbound on the Highway 23 Bypass from Highway 12. Freeman, then exited at the Kandiyohi County Road 23 exit into Willmar and turned south on Lakeland Drive.

At this time, a Kandiyohi County deputy successfully used a pursuit intervention technique to disable the vehicle, which brought the pursuit to an end.

The man surrendered to law enforcement at this time with no resistance.

Charges are pending against the man. The West Central Tribune does not typically name suspects before they are charged.

There was minor damage to the suspect vehicle and a Sheriff’s Office vehicle during the pursuit intervention technique.

The Minnesota State Patrol and the Willmar Police Department assisted in the incident.


WILLMAR — A 28-year-old woman was arrested on disorderly conduct and drug charges around 8:50 p.m. Tuesday on the 3000 block of First Avenue Northwest.


WILLMAR — Law enforcement responded to an assault call around 11 p.m. Tuesday on the 600 block of Second Street Southwest. According to the report, a man was transported to a hospital by emergency medical services.


Vehicle theft

WILLMAR — A moped was reported stolen around 11:25 a.m. Wednesday on the 1200 block of Becker Avenue Southeast. According to the report, the moped, a 1988 Black Yamaha Rav, was taken sometime between noon May 10 and noon May 13.

Damage after break-in

WILLMAR — A residence was reportedly broken into around 2:20 p.m. Wednesday on the 1700 block of 22nd Avenue Southwest. According to the report, after someone broke into the residence, they did damage to the property.

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