Records Released July 20, 2022 – West Central Tribune


Two injured in a crash north of Brooten on Monday

BROOTEN – Two people were injured in a two-vehicle collision in Stearns County north of Brooten on Monday.

The vehicles collided at 18 Stearns County Road in North Fork Township, according to a news release from the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office.

A 2007 Chevrolet Impala, driven by Harley Roering, 17, was traveling north on County Road 18 when the vehicle crossed the center line and collided with a 2019 Chevrolet van driven by Pedro Zaragoza, 35, of Willmar. The Roering vehicle overturned in the eastern ditch and the Zaragoza vehicle stopped on the west side of the road.

Roering and her teenage passenger were taken to Glenwood’s Glacial Ridge Health System for treatment. Zaragoza was unharmed.

According to the press release, distracted driving contributed to the accident.

The Brooten fire brigade, the Brooten ambulance and the Belgrade/Brooten police also responded to the scene.

A Minneapolis woman was airlifted Sunday after being pinned under an ATV in central Minnesota

LAKE HENRY TOWNSHIP — A 21-year-old Minneapolis woman was airlifted out of Lake Henry Township Sunday afternoon after being pinned under an overturned ATV.

According to a press release from the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office, local people were able to extricate the woman, identified as Prisma Hernandez Osorto, before calling for help at 12:17 p.m. Sunday.

According to the sheriff’s office, she was driving a 2018 Honda side-by-side when it became stuck. Attempts to free the vehicle resulted in the ATV overturning, trapping her underneath.

When deputies arrived at the scene on 345th Avenue, they found the ATV overturned in a drainage ditch.

The woman was treated for her injuries at the scene by Lake Henry Rescue and Paynesville Ambulance before being flown to St Cloud Hospital in a Life Link helicopter. The press release did not provide details about her injuries.

The crash is being investigated by the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office.

WILLMAR — One person reported Monday afternoon that someone had written a forged check and forged a signature to withdraw $6,000 from their bank account.

WILLMAR — One person reported Monday afternoon that they gave out their social security number over the Internet. They have been advised on what to do.

WILLMAR – One person reported that Turbo Tax reported that someone had stolen their identity and attempted to file taxes under their name.

SPICER — One person reported Monday afternoon that their vehicle was damaged during the night at Block 12000 of County Road 9 Northeast.

SPICER – A group of people reported Monday night that a person on a jet ski got near their boat and splashed it. Their phones got wet and damaged.

WILLMAR — A broken driver’s window was reported in a vehicle on the 1100 block of Trott Avenue Southwest. The damage was reported Monday afternoon.

WILLMAR — A person in the 400 block of 16th Avenue Southwest reported Monday that their car was hit during the night.

WILLMAR – A car was broken into in the 2400 block of Highway 12 East. The damage was reported Tuesday morning.

SPICER – A woman reported Monday night that an elderly man had followed her in a vehicle for the past month.

NEW LONDON — A man reported Monday night that someone had followed his girlfriend to her home in a pickup truck.

PENNOCK — A large fire near Pennock was reported around noon on Tuesday. The investigation found that the town of Pennock had a permit for the fire at its bush location and town maintenance workers were overseeing it.

WILLMAR – A 28-year-old man was arrested on a warrant Monday afternoon. He was remanded in custody at Kandiyohi County Jail Tuesday afternoon with a court date pending on charges of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon, fifth-degree assault and malicious damage to property.

WILLMAR — An 18-year-old woman and 19-year-old man were arrested late Monday following a traffic stop at Fifth Street and 19th Avenue Southeast.

The man was in jail Tuesday awaiting court appearance on two counts of gun possession and lower charges of drug possession, carrying a handgun without a permit and traffic violations.

The woman was also in jail Tuesday, awaiting court appearance on charges similar to those against the man, except for traffic violations.


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