Records published Monday, June 7

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Montevideo man injured in crash

CLARA CITY — A Montevideo man was injured in a two-vehicle crash Friday afternoon in Clara City.

The incident was reported at 1:20 p.m. Friday at the intersection of state Highway 23 and state Highway 7.

According to the State Patrol, a 2019 Ford Edge driven by Robert Thomas Kempe, 74, of Montevideo, was going west on Highway 7 and collided with a 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee, driven by Maria Vilchez Garcia, 44, of Cottonwood, that was going north on Highway 23.

Kempe was taken to CCM Hospital in Montevideo with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

Garcia, and a passenger in the Ford Edge, Susan Kempe, 74, of Montevideo, were not injured.


Roads were dry at the time of the accident, all parties were wearing seat belts and alcohol was not a factor.

Motorcyclist injured in Kandiyohi County crash

SVEA — Joseph Hoeper, 36, of Lake Lillian, was injured Friday morning when he lost control of the motorcycle he was driving and crashed in a ditch.

The accident was reported at 10:30 a.m. in the 5300 block of 120th Avenue Southeast in Fahlun Township.

According to a news release from the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office, Hoeper was going east on 120th Avenue Southwest, began to lose control of the motorcycle and entered the ditch.

He was taken to Carris Health — Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar with non-life-threatening injuries.

The Blomkest Fire Department and Carris Health Ambulance Service assisted the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office.


SPICER — A checkbook was stolen from an unlocked vehicle in the 150 block of Lake Avenue North, according to a complaint filed at 10:23 p.m. Saturday.

ATWATER — An individual in the 600 block of Main Street North filed a report at 8:45 a.m. Saturday that all the alcohol in their garage refrigerator had been stolen.


WILLMAR — A report was filed at 12:22 a.m. Saturday that items had been stolen from a vehicle in the 300 block of 28th Avenue Southeast.


WILLMAR — A 38-year-old man was arrested at 1:25 a.m. Sunday after law enforcement from the Willmar Police Department and the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a fight in the area of Fourth Street and Litchfield Avenue Southwest.

According to the preliminary report, a male victim was either stabbed or cut in the incident.

The suspect was being held as of Sunday afternoon in the Kandiyohi County Jail on second-degree assault and disorderly conduct charges.

WILLMAR — A 44-year-old man was arrested at 10:01 p.m. Saturday in the 3000 block of Second Avenue Northwest after an altercation in which the man, who was allegedly intoxicated, ran over a male individual with a vehicle in the driveway of the residence. As of Sunday afternoon, he was being held in the Kandiyohi County Jail on drinking and driving-related charges.

WILLMAR — A 32-year-old man was arrested at 2:57 p.m. Saturday in the 400 block of 30th Street Northwest on a warrant.

WILLMAR — A 55-year-old man was arrested at 10:20 p.m. Saturday in the 400 block of Second Street Southeast at the request of Stearns County.

WILLMAR — A 21-year-old man was arrested at 9:46 p.m. Friday in the 400 block of Fifth Street Southwest on a variety of charges including assault, possession of drugs, damage to property and fleeing a peace officer.


WILLMAR — A 39-year-old man was arrested at 9:16 p.m. Friday in the 1400 block of Lakeland Drive Northeast on domestic assault charges.

Boating complaints

SPICER — Several complaints of loud music and disorderly conduct by boaters were filed Saturday afternoon and evening in the 11000 block of North Shore Drive on Green Lake.

For previous reports, see: RECORDS

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