Willmar police report that 31 year old Darnell Thomas of Willmar was arrested last Friday night around 9 pm after a report of a man with a knife on south First Street. Thomas is charged with 2 counts of 2nd degree assault for threatening and assaulting 2 people. One person suffered minor injuries.

21 year old Skylar Bengston and 54 year old Mike Passmore of Willmar were arrested around 4:30 last Friday afternoon. They were charged with 2nd degree assault after a fight, involving weapons was reported. The incident happened on 15th Avenue Southwest in Willmar.

9 year old Eve Shaw of Freeport was seriously injured when she was thrown from an ATV last weekend. The driver, 11 year old Ava Smith of Melrose lost control on a curve while on private property. She was not seriously injured. She had a seatbelt on. Shaw, the 9 year old was airlifted to a Twin cities area hospital.

Montevideo Police reported a bomb threat on June 17th made against the Old National Bank downtown and highway 7 locations. Both were evacuated a temporarily closed. The threat came in around 2 pm. No bombs were found after a search of the buildings and the banks re- opened. Montevideo Police are continuing the investigation and ask that you contact them if you have any knowledge of the situation.

Last Saturday evening just before 6 pm the Montevideo Police, along with the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Department, Sheriff’s Deputies from Yellow Medicine and Lac Qui Parle County, the State Patrol and Clara City Police responded to a home invasion/burglary call on Lynnsee Lane. The suspects, described as two white men wearing black hooded sweatshirts, had injured the home owner and fled before police arrived. A witness said a black Dodge Stratus style car left the area in a hurry. The incident is being investigated and police urge you to report anything suspicious or out of the ordinary, or if you have any knowledge or info that could help the investigation.

Both sales & sales Tax at Minnesota resorts grew for the 8th straight year even as the number of resorts continues to drop. 2017, the latest year reported on, saw this trend continue since annual resort reported started up again back in 2004. The future could prove interesting with what looks like more people staying closer to home for vacations & long week-ends, with less resorts to stay at.

The Central Community Transit operations board meets at ten this morning at the Willmar Facility. Along with minutes & updates, the board will go over the MnDOT 2 year budget and the bus order review, along with automated fare technology.

Stearns Co. Deputies had an interesting call earlier this month, the report of a man with no clothes on walking around a home owner’s back yard. It was reported that the man tried to open a door to the home, and was talking to himself. The homeowner stayed on the phone with police and reported the man got on a woman’s green mountain bike, went to a barn, stayed there a while then began walking in a pasture nearby. Deputies found the man shortly after 6 am walking on a county road. He did have flannel PJ bottoms on, completely soaked! He did not know where he was or how he got there, supposedly. They think it was either drug or medical issue related and he was taken to the St. Cloud hospital for treatment.



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