Two men arrested for alleged rampage
WILLMAR -- Two men face multiple charges resulting from an alleged rampage involving a stolen vehicle Monday afternoon in downtown Willmar. The alleged driver of the stolen vehicle, a 20-year-old Willmar man, faces pending charges of receiving st...
WILLMAR - Two men face multiple charges resulting from an alleged rampage involving a stolen vehicle Monday afternoon in downtown Willmar.
The alleged driver of the stolen vehicle, a 20-year-old Willmar man, faces pending charges of receiving stolen property, theft of a motor vehicle, fifth-degree assault, disorderly conduct, reckless driving, instruction permit violation, and leaving the scene of an accident. He remained in custody at Kandiyohi County Jail as of 1 p.m. Tuesday, according to the jail’s online roster.
His passenger, a 23-year-old Willmar man, was released on his own recognizance Tuesday on misdemeanor charges of fifth-degree assault and disorderly conduct, Police Chief Jim Felt said.
The first incident was reported around 2:15 p.m. Monday in the 500 block of Fourth Street Southwest, according to a news release from the Willmar Police Department. A woman reported that two suspicious men, later identified as the suspects in this case, tried to lure her into their vehicle. The woman reportedly ran away and refused to get into the vehicle.
Around 2:45 p.m. Monday, police received another call from a different person who said she was involved in a hit-and-run collision with a vehicle near the intersection of Becker Avenue and Ninth Street Southwest.
Minutes later, another hit-and-run collision involving a parked car was reported in the 1400 block of Fifth Street Southwest.
It was later determined that the two suspects were involved in both of these crashes.
Citizens reportedly witnessed the second crash involving the parked vehicle and reported the suspect vehicle’s license plate number to police. The license plate number reportedly matched that of a vehicle stolen from St. Cloud.
A Kandiyohi County sheriff’s deputy reportedly spotted the suspect vehicle traveling westbound on Trott Avenue Southwest and initiated a traffic stop. Both men were arrested.