Archive for Nancy Dashwood

Attempted Waconia McDonald’s robbery nets ghost gun recovery in Carver County

An attempted robbery of a McDonald’s in Waconia led police to recovering a ”ghost gun” – one without a serial number -  that makes it hard for law enforcement to track, and often used to commit various crimes, FOX-9 reported.

According to police, on Dec. 23, deputies responded to the McDonald’s on 910 Strong Drive on the report of an attempted robbery, the Carver County Sheriff’s Office said on Facebook Tuesday.

Officers learned the suspects had fled on foot, and the use of K9 was deployed, according to police, resulting in the arrest of an adult male and juvenile on various charges.

Detectives later recovered the ghost gun, or a home-built firearm with no serial number.

Wright County Highway Department preparing for four-day storm event

The Wright County Highway Department is warning those who will be traveling in the next few days that the pending storm is going to be a nasty four-day event at the height of the holiday travel season.

Highway Department Maintenance Supervisor Nate Helgeson said that the forecast models are all over the board, predicting between four and 12 inches of snow today into tomorrow. He said the biggest danger will be wind chills Friday into Saturday, with sustained winds of 20-30 miles per hour gusting as high as 50 mph.

Helgeson said the cold will make it virtually impossible to treat roads because the standard chemicals don’t work at temperatures below zero. He said because there is so little moisture in the snow, for the most part, it will blow off roadways on its own if there isn’t drifting.

He added that crews will be out laying premium chemicals at turns in the road and intersections where black ice can form from dripping exhaust. The Highway Department will provide an update to the conditions later today or tomorrow morning as needed.

Man arrested after assaulting cab driver

A Hutchinson man was arrested and charged Monday after allegedly assaulting a taxi driver, and not paying for a ride from Sioux Falls, SD to Hutchinson.

Police say 41-year-old Jonathan Weseloh is facing several charges, including felony-simple robbery, theft, assault, and controlled substance possession.

Police say a taxi driver reported that Weseloh assaulted him, took his phone, and ran off without paying for the $614 fare.

About two hours after the incident, police located Weseloh, arrested him, and transported him to the McLeod County Jail.

This story is courtesy of KDUZ in Hutchinson. 

Germaine Schommer, 90, Winsted

Germaine Schommer, 90, of Winsted, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s,
passed away peacefully with her husband at her side, at the Gardens of Winsted
Sept. 26, 2022.

A Mass of Christian burial will take place Monday, Oct. 3, 2022 at 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. Father Matthew Wiering will be the celebrant. Interment will take place at Holy Trinity Cemetery.

Visitation will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022 at Holy Trinity
Catholic Church. CCW and St. Anne’s rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Parish
prayers at 7:30 p.m.

Details released regarding fatal accident near Silver Lake yesterday

The Minnesota State Patrol (MSP) updated its report regarding a vehicle collision at Highway 7, mile marker 150, Hale Township, McLeod County yesterday, at approximately 11:03 a.m.

MSP reported two vehicles were involved in the accident. The first was a 2020 Ford Explorer, driven by Marsha Angela Schmidt, 53, of Danube. Schmidt had a passenger in her vehicle, Marcia Jean Schmidt, 54, of Willmar.

The second vehicle was a 2013 Ford Fusion, driven by Wilmer Espinoza Herrera, 25, of Montevideo.  Herrera had two passengers in his vehicle: Fanny Ramirez Perez, 21, of Montevideo, and Wilmer Osmani Espinoza-Ramirez Jr., 2, also of Montevideo.

MSP reported that the Ford Fusion was westbound on Highway 7 when it crossed the center line and collided with the Ford Explorer that was eastbound on Highway 7.

The Schmidts were transported to the Hutchinson Hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Wilmer Espinoza Herrera and Fanny Ramirez Perez were killed in the collision.  Wilmer Osmani Espinoza-Ramirez Jr. was taken to HCMC and treated for non-life threatening injuries.

All involved were wearing seatbelts, and alcohol was not a factor in the crash.  Pavement conditions were wet at the time of the accident.

Also responding to the scene were the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office, Allina Ambulance, Silver Lake Ambulance, Silver Lake Fire Department.


Hwy 7 closed east of Hutchinson due to a crash

MnDOT announced at 1:55 p.m. today that Highway 7 is temporarily closed east of Hutchinson between Memory Circle and Major Avenue, due to a crash. Traffic is being detoured on local roads by flaggers; drivers are encouraged to take alternate routes.