Records published May 21, 2019
This is the records summary for May 21.
Man surrenders after barricading himself
WILLMAR — A Kandiyohi County sheriff's deputy with advanced crisis negotiations training is credited with helping persuade a 26-year-old man who had barricaded himself to surrender peacefully and not harm himself in an incident on Saturday evening in Willmar.
The incident unfolded around 8 p.m. when Willmar police officers responded to a request to check on the welfare of an individual as well as a possible violation of a no-contact order at an apartment on the 1100 block of Second Street Southeast.
The caller said that a woman living in an apartment told her that she had recently been threatened by a male and they were concerned for her safety.
Police arrived and ensured the safety of the woman in the apartment. Willmar Police Chief Jim Felt reported that they found the male in the bathroom and determined that there was an active no-contact order between the individuals. When police attempted to take him into custody, he brandished a knife, held it to his throat and threatened to kill himself and to force the police to shoot him.
Additional officers were called to the scene and a Kandiyohi County sheriff's deputy with crisis training was able to persuade the individual to surrender. The male, later identified as Tyler Jon Sanford, 26, of Willmar, was transported to Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar for evaluation. After being cleared at the hospital, Sanford was arrested for an alleged domestic-abuse, no-contact order violation and possession of a dangerous weapon.
No officers, bystanders or the suspect were injured.
The Willmar Ambulance Service also responded to the incident.
Truck driver hurt when semi rolls over on Highway 40
KERKHOVEN — A Canadian truck driver was injured Sunday afternoon when the semi he was driving rolled on a rural highway in Chippewa County.
The incident was reported at 6:26 p.m. on state Highway 40 in Grace Township, southwest of Kerkhoven.
According to a report from the State Patrol, a 2016 Freightliner semi driven by Satinder Palsingh Brar, 33, of Winnipeg, Manitoba, was traveling east on Highway 40 when it lost control, went into the ditch and rolled.
Brar was taken to Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the State Patrol.
Road conditions were wet at the time of the accident. The driver was wearing a seat belt, and alcohol was not involved, the Patrol said.
The Kerkhoven Fire Department, Kerkhoven Ambulance and Murdock First Responders assisted on scene, as well as the Chippewa County Sheriff's Office and the Clara City Police Department.
Two collide in Willmar intersection
WILLMAR — Two drivers were believed to have been injured when their vehicles collided at 5:25 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of Rice Avenue and Third Street Southwest in Willmar.
Sharla LouAnne Vogen, 34, of Willmar, was driving a 2004 Dodge Durango eastbound on Rice Avenue. Barbara Jo Kellen, 53, of Willmar, was driving a 2003 Dodge Caravan northbound on Third Street when the collision occurred.
Emergency responders with the Kandiyohi County Rescue Squad extricated Kellen from her vehicle and she was transported to Rice Memorial Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. A passenger in her vehicle was not injured. The vehicle was totaled.
Vogen declined medical care at the scene for possible injuries. Her vehicle could be driven from the scene.
The accident occurred at a four-way, uncontrolled intersection.
Willmar police, fire and ambulance also responded to the accident.
Bicyclist reports being struck by SUV
WILLMAR — A mother told police that her son, who is deaf, was struck by an SUV around 7:41 a.m. Monday at the intersection of Litchfield Avenue and Seventh Street Southwest in Willmar. The woman said she learned of the accident after the fact. Her son reported that the female driver of the SUV pulled over, but due to an inability of the two to communicate, the driver and the youth left. There was no report of injuries to the youth or other information available.
Man cut by knife in domestic dispute
WILLMAR — A 60-year-old female was arrested after police responded to a report of a domestic incident just before 1 p.m. Sunday on the 600 block of 16th Street Southwest in Willmar. The woman told police that her boyfriend pushed her and took her phone and that she cut him with a knife as he was trying to leave.
Two drivers hurt in Stearns County mishap
EDEN VALLEY — Two drivers were hurt in a two-vehicle crash on Saturday morning on a rainy roadway on Stearns County Road 43 just south of 185th Street in Eden Lake Township north of Eden Valley.
According to the Stearns County Sheriff's Office, a 2002 Buick, driven by Darlene Strommer, 57, of Litchfield, was traveling northbound on County Road 43 when it crossed the centerline. A 2013 Lexus, driven by Janell Watkins, of Paynesville, was traveling southbound on County Road 43 and collided with Strommer. Both vehicles ended up in the ditch.
Both Strommer and Watkins suffered minor injuries. Strommer was transported to the St. Cloud Hospital and Watkins was transported to the Paynesville Hospital.
Rain is believed to be a factor in the crash.
Eden Valley Fire and Rescue, Watkins Ambulance, Paynesville Ambulance and Minnesota State Patrol assisted at the scene.