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Willmar City Council sets hearing Feb. 21 to repeal alarm ordinance

February 12, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR The Willmar City Council has voted to take comments from the public Feb. 21 on a proposal to repeal the city’s outdated alarm ordinance.
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Willmar police chief commends five for saving the life of man trapped under ATV

December 2, 2011 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR Willmar Police Chief David Wyffels has commended five individuals for rescuing a Willmar man who probably would have died from injuries suffered last week when he was pinned and lay bleeding under an all-terrain vehicle.
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City Council panel approves grant applications

April 27, 2011 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR Requests to apply for and receive grants for the Willmar Police Department and Willmar Fire Department were approved this week by the City Council’s Public Works/Safety Committee. The committee’s actions are recommendations to the council. The council will consider the recommendations on Monday night.
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Smile, you’re on camera

November 9, 2010 in Alexandria Echo Press

Smile and say cheese; you might be on camera if you happen to get pulled over by one of Alexandria’s finest.
The Alexandria Police Department recently received a grant worth $16,419 to purchase four in-car cameras for its squad cars. Continue Reading

Cops ‘camp out’ in response to crime incidents

September 30, 2010 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR In an attempt to establish a presence and ease residents’ safety concerns, Willmar Police officers are “camping out” on the southeast of town where a series of seven serious crimes occurred from Aug. 15 through Sept. 27, including a stabbing, a drive-by shooting and shots fired at an officer.
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Police deal with gangs

September 23, 2010 in Alexandria Echo Press

gang (gång) n. 1. A group of criminals or hoodlums who band together for mutual protection and profit. 2. A group of adolescents who band together, especially a group of delinquents. Continue Reading

Willmar’s chief of police says major crime incidents are not connected

September 20, 2010 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR Police Chief David Wyffels wants the public to know that five major criminal offenses that have occurred on the city’s southeast side during the last month including last Wednesday incident in which a police officer and squad car were shot at are not connected to one another.
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Police report shows more gang activity

August 17, 2010 in Alexandria Echo Press

When the Alexandria Police Department moves into its new facility next year, it’ll be busy if the current trends in crime continue. Continue Reading

Bids, bonding approved for police station

August 3, 2010 in Alexandria Echo Press

The process of building a new Alexandria police station took its biggest steps forward to date on Monday. Continue Reading