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Howard Lake man injured in crash

HOWARD LAKE, MN – A Howard Lake man suffered noncritical injuries as result of a crash at 8:33 a.m. Sunday on Highway 12.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a 2015 Kia Forte driven by Jeffrey Svac, 63, was attempting to turn left onto Seventh Avenue and made contact with an eastbound 2008 Chevrolet Impala driven by Stacy Yeazle, 18, of Cokato.

Svac was transported to Buffalo Hospital for treatment of his injuries.

Neither Yeazle nor passenger Ethan Schutz, 18, of Cokato, were injured.

The State Patrol reports they were wearing seatbelts, while it is unknown if Svac was doing so.

Alcohol was not a factor in the crash.

The Wright County Sheriff’s Office and Howard Lake Fire and Rescue assisted at the scene.

Howard Lake among cities targeted by burglars

HOWARD LAKE, MN – Howard Lake has been added to the list of communities in Wright County and beyond that have been targeted by burglars.

According to the Howard Lake Police Department, a theft was reported Monday morning.

The suspect(s) used a garage door opener from an unlocked vehicle to gain entry into an occupied residence. Several items were stolen from inside the vehicle and the residence. A different unlocked vehicle was stolen using keys left in its cupholder.

This incident is similar to several being reported by the Wright County Sheriff’s Office.

That department has responded to more than 20 reports of vehicle thefts, theft from vehicles, and residential burglaries in Otsego, Monticello, Monticello Township, Rockford, and Buffalo.

The suspects have been targeting unlocked vehicles and have been gaining entry into residences by utilizing the garage door opener that they locate inside of those unlocked vehicles at or near the residence.

The sheriff’s office believes these crimes are being perpetrated by the same suspect(s) or group(s).

At about 6 a.m. Monday, Wright County Deputies responded to a burglary in progress in the City of Otsego. Two adult males were apprehended and arrested for burglary and related crimes. This case, as well as several others, are still under investigation.

The suspects in these incidents are believed to be involved in similar criminal activity in other jurisdictions within Minnesota. The Wright County Sheriff’s Office has been working with those other law enforcement agencies from seven different counties.

The sheriff’s office would like to remind everyone to lock vehicles and not leave valuables inside vehicles. If valuables must be left inside a vehicle, they should be put out of sight, preferably in a locked trunk or glove box. Individuals with garage door openers inside their vehicles, should make sure they are secured inside a locked compartment or placed in a location that is not visible from outside of the vehicle.

The suspects in these incidents have been working in small groups. The sheriff’s office encourages residents to call 911 if they see something suspicious in their neighborhoods.

Howard Lake man injured in crash

COKATO, MN – A crash on Highway 12 in Cokato Friday afternoon resulted in injuries for two individuals, including a Howard Lake man.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a 2014 Ford Fusion driven by Aaron Scadden, 41, of Monticello, was eastbound on Third Street at the Highway 12 intersection and stopped at a stop sign around 4 p.m.

It then pulled out in front of an eastbound 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer driven by Edward Hoppe, 85, of Howard Lake, causing the two vehicles to collide.

Both Scadden and Hoppe suffered noncritical injuries and were transported to Buffalo Hospital.

Scadden’s passenger, Heidi Scadden, 39, of Monticello, was not injured, nor was Hoppe’s passenger, Barbara Hoppe, 79, of Howard Lake.

The State Patrol reported that the Hoppes and Aaron Scadden were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash, but said it was unknown if Heidi Scadden was wearing a seat belt.

Road conditions were dry and alcohol was not a factor in the crash, according to the State Patrol.

Cokato Ambulance and the Wright County Sheriff’s Office assisted the State Patrol.

Waverly man injured in crash

BUFFALO, MN – An 82-year-old Waverly man suffered noncritical injuries in a crash around 9:30 a.m. Friday.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a 2000 Toyota Avalon driven by Aaron Leonard, 37, of Buffalo, was northbound on Settlers Parkway in Buffalo and was struck by a 2018 Chevrolet Traverse driven by Harvey Foss that was southbound on Wright County Road 34 and attempting to make a left turn onto eastbound Highway 55.

Foss was transported to Buffalo Hospital for treatment of his injuries.

Leonard was not injured.

He was wearing his seat belt, while Foss was not, according to the State Patrol.

Buffalo Police Department and Allina Ambulance assisted at the scene.

Waverly man injured in crash involving semi

MAPLE LAKE TOWNSHIP, MN – A crash involving a semi injured a Waverly man Wednesday.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a 2015 Hyundai Sonata driven by Cory Lyons, 30, was traveling on Highway 55 in Maple Lake Township around 3:55 p.m. when it rear-ended a semi that was stopped and waiting to turn onto Wright County Road 138.

Lyons was transported to Buffalo Hospital with noncritical injuries.

The driver of the semi, 42-year-old Jered Davis, of St. Francis, was not injured.

Both drivers were wearing seat belts and alcohol was not a factor in the crash, according to the State Patrol.

Allina Ambulance, the Wright County Sheriff’s Office, and Buffalo Fire Department assisted at the scene.

Winsted man injured when vehicle strikes stoplight

SOUTHSIDE TOWNSHIP, MN – A Winsted man was injured in a single-vehicle crash at about 8:43 a.m. Friday.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado pickup driven by John Schlueter, 63, was northbound on Wright County Road 3 in Southside Township when it struck a stoplight after crossing the intersection with Highway 55.

Schlueter was transported to St. Cloud Hospital with noncritical injuries.

It is unknown whether or not Schlueter was wearing a seat belt.

Alcohol was not a factor and road conditions were dry at the time of the crash, according to the State Patrol.

The Wright County Sheriff’s Office and Allina Health Ambulance assisted at the scene.