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Local accidents, crime blotter



Two cows hit on CR 145

Tuesday, Nov. 2, at about 6:45 a.m., Derrick Bianchi, age 35 of South Haven, was travelling northbound on County Road 145 in Lynden Township near Clearwater, when he hit two cows in the roadway. Bianchi's 2004 Chrysler Pacifica was totaled and he had minor injuries. He refused medical attention and was taken to the hospital by his wife. Both cows belonged to Jerome Romine of South Haven. Both cows died.

Fugitive arrest in Texas

Sunday, Oct. 24, the United States Marshal's Service found and arrested Karra Lynn Andrews, age 32, on a Stearns County arrest warrant. Andrews is from St. Joseph, Minn. The initial warrant in this case was issued in Stearns County in mid-June for the offense of domestic assault and violation of an order for protection. Deputies from the Stearns County Sheriff's Office and officers from the

St. Joseph Police Department worked together to try to locate Andrews. Investigating officers learned that Andrews had left the state with her infant son. They later found that Andrews was moving between Louisiana and Texas. A subsequent deprivation of parental rights case was started involving Andrews and the father of the child. From that case, an additional warrant for the felony charge was issued.

The Stearns County Sheriff's Office was in contact with the Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office in Shreveport, La., and confirmed that Andrews and her son had been staying in the area. The Stearns County Sheriff's Office requested assistance from the U.S. Marshal's Service Fugitive Task Force, St. Paul, Minn., in locating and apprehending Andrews. The Marshal's service was able to locate Andrews and arrested her near Mount Pleasant, Texas. Her infant son was with her and placed in protective custody. The father was contacted and the child returned to him. Andrews will be transported back to Stearns County for court on her outstanding warrants.

Kimball Police Department

Sunday, Oct. 31: 4:30 p.m., citation was issued after a traffic stop for driving after license suspension; the driver was given a verbal warning for not having a valid driver's license in his possession.

Wednesday, Oct. 27, 11:35 a.m. assisted with traffic control for funeral.

During the month of October, the Kimball Police Dept. arrested two individuals (both in Fair Haven) on warrants for arrest. They issued 32 tickets for seat belt violations, 28 for speeding, 6 for driving after revocation or suspension, 2 for driver's license violation, and 2 for stop sign violations. Tickets were also issued (one for each of these violations) for careless driving, driving complaint, equipment violation, and insurance violation. The Kimball Police service the city of Kimball and the town site of Fair Haven.

Meeker County Sheriff's Office

Sunday, Oct, 31: 3:34 a.m. the Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a juvenile party occurring at a residence on 360th Street, Eden Valley. The deputy made contact and issued minor consumptions and filed a report.

3:51 a.m. the Sheriff's Office received a report of criminal damage to property that occurred at a residence on 360th Street, Eden Valley.

4:27 a.m. the Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a fight occurring at a residence on 700th Avenue, Dassel. The deputy made contact, mediated the situation, assisted in giving an individual a ride to their residence and filed a report.

5:15 a.m. the Sheriff's Office transferred a cellular 9-1-1 call to Stearns County Sheriff's Office for an incident occurring on County Road 34 and TTT Road, Eden Valley.

11:58 a.m. the Sheriff's Office received a report of a driving complaint on 3rd St South in the City of Watkins. The deputy made contact with the driver and was warned.

12:31 p.m. the Sheriff's Office responded to a residential burglar alarm on 748th Ave, South Haven. Upon the deputies' arrival, the call was unfounded.

3:52 p.m. the Sheriff's Office was notified of a pipe broken at a Park in Watkins. The Deputy made contact with appropriate person to take care of the problem.

4:39 p.m. the Sheriff's Office responded to a commercial burglar alarm on 722nd Avenue, Kingston. Upon the deputy's arrival, it was found to be a false alarm.

8:33 p.m. the Sheriff's Office took a report of a property damage accident on Central Avenue North, Watkins.

Saturday, Oct. 30: 5:42 a.m. the Sheriff's Office transferred a cellular 9-1-1 call to Stearns County Sheriff Department for an animal complaint on Vails Lake Road, Eden Valley.

2:59 p.m. the Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a burglary at a residence on 2nd Street, Watkins. A report was taken.

8:22 p.m. the Sheriff's Office responded to an animal complaint in the area of 300th Street and MN Highway 15, Dassel. The deputy removed the dead deer from the roadway.

9:42 p.m. the Sheriff's Office took a report of harassment occurring on Church Street South, Eden Valley.

11:56 p.m. the Sheriff's Office observed a parking violation occurring in the area of 325th Street and 675th Avenue, Watkins. After further investigation, it was determined that a juvenile party was occurring at a residence. The deputies issued minor consumptions and a report was filed.

Friday Oct. 29: 9:39 a.m. the Sheriff's Office took a report of a theft by check at a business on 748th Avenue, Dassel.

10:17 a.m. the Sheriff's Office took a report of a missing juvenile at a residence on Meeker Avenue North, Watkins. The juvenile was found a short time later.

11:42 a.m. the Sheriff's Office received a request to assist the public at a business on 4th Street North, Watkins. Upon arrival of the deputy the parties were assisted and advised of their options.

1:19 p.m. the Sheriff's Office arrested Michael Edwin Hurley, age 48, of Dassel, for a Probation Violation at a residence on Todd Street, Dassel.

3:19 p.m. the Sheriff's Office took a report of a burglary at a residence on County State Aid Highway 2, Watkins.

3:51 p.m. the Sheriff's Office received a report of a driving complaint in the city of Kimball. The call was transferred to the Stearns County Sheriff's Office.

Thursday Oct. 28: 2:28 p.m. the Sheriff's Office assisted Eden Valley Police with a domestic situation on Brooks Street North, Eden Valley. A report on the incident was filed.

4:06 p.m. the Sheriff's Office responded to a 9-1-1 hang up call from a residence on 375th Street, Eden Valley. Upon arrival of deputies, Harrison James Fangmeier, age 22, of Willmar, was arrested for DUI and interference with a 9-1-1 call.

5:06 p.m. the Sheriff's Office responded to a dog complaint at a residence on 738th Avenue, Kimball. A white female dog with long hair was taken to the pound.

5:32 p.m. the Sheriff's Office dispatched Watkins Ambulance and Kimball Rescue to a medical at a residence on 350th Street, Kimball. No transport was needed.

Wednesday Oct. 27

7:05 a.m. the Sheriff's Office received a report of unsafe conditions due to a tree down on County State Aid Highway 34, Watkins. Meeker County Highway was contacted to remove the tree.

2:12 p.m. the Sheriff's Office dispatched Watkins Ambulance and Eden Valley Rescue to a medical at a residence on MN Highway 22, Eden Valley. One individual was transported to Paynesville Hospital.

4:34 p.m. the Sheriff's Office responded to report of harassment at a residence on Western Avenue North, Watkins. The deputy advised the party of his options.

4:35 p.m. the Sheriff's Office received a request to check the welfare of an individual in the Watkins Trailer Park, Watkins. A deputy arrived and found all to be okay.

4:39 p.m. the Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle near a residence on 675th Avenue, Watkins. A private tow was contacted and a male party was given a ride to a hotel for the evening.

6:33 p.m. the Sheriff's Office took a report of suspicious activity at a residence on 325th Street, Watkins.

9:46 p.m. the Sheriff's Office came across an occupied stalled vehicle on County State Aid Highway 2, Watkins. The driver advised they were lost and the deputy assisted by giving directions.

Tuesday Oct. 26: 8:53 a.m. the Sheriff's Office responded to a report of theft from a business on MN Highway 55, Watkins. A report was taken.

9:01 a.m. the Sheriff's Office responded to a report of harassment at a residence in the Watkins Trailer park, Watkins. A report was taken.

9:09 a.m. the Sheriff's Office dispatched Watkins Ambulance to a medical on Church Street, Watkins. One individual was transported to St. Cloud Hospital.

1:07 p.m. the Sheriff's Office dispatched Watkins Ambulance to a medical in Stearns Co. on Carnelian Road, Kimball. One individual was transported to St. Cloud Hospital.

2:24 p.m. the Sheriff's Office received a report of trespassing at an address on 705th Avenue, Dassel. A deputy responded and advised the party of their options.

3:13 p.m. the Sheriff's Office took a report of mailbox damage at a residence on MN Highway 15, Kimball.

4:05 p.m. the Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a tree across the road on 237th Street, Darwin. County Highway responded to remove the tree.

4:59 p.m. the Sheriff's Office received a report of unsafe conditions at MN Highway 15 and 305th Street, Dassel. A deputy responded and advised to contact the power company for a transformer that was sparking.

Multiple reports throughout the day of downed trees blocking roads.

7:38 p.m. the Sheriff's Office the Sheriff's Office received a report of a civil issue on Meeker Avenue South, Watkins. A deputy responded and advised the party of their options.

8:32 p.m. the Sheriff's Office arrested Daniel Albert Rohrbeck, age 57, of St Cloud, on a Stearns County warrant at an address on 620th Ave, of Eden Valley.

10:42 p.m. the Sheriff's Office received a request to assist the public at an address on Central Avenue South, Watkins.