Hutchinson Police Services reported the following incidents:
June 6: At 9:45 a.m., police responded to a two-vehicle crash in the Runnings parking lot. According to a report, a 2002 Dodge Durango driven by Junice Anderson, 76, of Kimball backed out of a parking spot and collided with a 2016 Acura MDX driven by James Haugen, 69, of Hutchinson. There was no citation and no injuries or tows. Both vehicles sustained minor damage.
At 10:29 a.m., police responded to a report of theft at Veterans Memorial Field, 340 Ontario St. S.E. The wifi radio system was not working and it was discovered the system was taken from a power light poll 15 to 17 feet off the ground. Someone had to have removed the stainless steel strap and bolts to get inside and take it. The system was valued at $3,000. The theft occurred sometime after the field closed down last year.
At 11:38, a.m., police responded to a two-vehicle crash on State Highway 15 and Freemont Avenue. A 2013 Chrysler Town and County driven by Audrey Kontz, 84, of Hutchinson and a 2011 Chevrolet HHR driven by Janet McGinnis, 67, of South Haven were southbound on State Highway 15. According to a report, McGinnis was in the turn lane to turn right. Kontz was not in the turn lane and attempted to turn right. The vehicles collided. There were no injuries and no vehicle was towed.
At 1:02 p.m., police responded to a hit-and-run crash in the Walmart parking lot. A 2015 Chevrolet Equinox was parked legally but had moderate damage to the front passenger side. The driver wasn't sure when the damage occurred but suspected it was at the high school parking lot or Walmart parking lot. Nothing suspicious was seen on footage from the high school. The investigation is ongoing.
At 1:33 p.m., police responded to a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Second Avenue and Jefferson Street Southeast. A 2013 Honda CRV driven by Rudy Hager, 83, of Glencoe was northbound on Jefferson Street. A 2006 Mazda 3 driven by Daniel Wehmeyer, 25, of Hutchinson was westbound on Second Avenue. According to police, Hager said she was not familiar with the area and didn't see the stop sign. She drove through it and struck Wehmeyer's vehicle, which was pushed in a half circle and ended up facing east. Hager was cited for failure to stop.
At 4:22 p.m., officers spotted Scott Schoen, 52, of Cosmos near the area of Hassan Street and First Avenue. They knew he had an outstanding warrant from Renville County, placed him in custody and brought him to McLeod County Jail.
JUNE 7: At 2:56 p.m., police responded to Hutchinson Health regarding a vehicle that had struck a bike. The 16-year-old victim said she was riding the bike at 1:40 p.m. and was peddling eastbound on Roberts Road. An older, tan truck was southbound on Lake Street. The vehicle didn't stop at a stop sign. The victim said she saw the driver look one way, but not the other, and struck her. She said the driver asked if she was OK, and she said she was, and that the driver left without giving a phone number. She couldn't remember the last name that was given to her. Her mother later brought her to the emergency room because she believed she had suffered a concussion and also had minor scratches and bruises. The damage to the bike was estimated at $150.
At 5:25 p.m., police responded to Burger King for a report of theft of tools. The victim said his tool bag was on the ground near the drive-thru, and was taken. It was described as a black tool bag with tools inside. Video surveillance didn't reveal any suspects. Tools stolen were valued at $293.
At 7:17 p.m., Hutchinson police responded to a crash near the intersection of Main Street North and 11th Avenue. According to a report, Elizabeth Weseloh, 37, of Cokato was northbound in a 2008 Cadillac Escalade behind a 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser driven by Ramona Wakefield, 56, of Dassel. Wakefield stopped when vehicles in front of her stopped for ducklings. Weseloh stopped as well, but reportedly became upset and started yelling before then pulling off the road. She and Wakefield yelled at each other, according to the report. Wakefield then began to drive forward, with Weseloh once again behind her, and reportedly applied brakes for no reason, causing Weseloh to strike her. Neither vehicle had to be towed. There were no apparent injuries. Weseloh was cited for not driving with due care.