Hutchinson Police Services
Hutchinson Police Services reported the following incidents:
May 10: At 3:12 p.m., officers responded to a theft report on the 1000 block of South Grade Road Southwest. The victim reported that a safe and its key were missing. There were no signs of a break-in. The approximate total loss is $2,000.
At 6:13 p.m., officers attempted to contact a man who had an active warrant at a residence in the 1300 block of Heritage Avenue Northwest. Andrew Steven Mohr, 26, of Hutchinson was arrested. Mohr’s warrant was for an alleged breach of a condition of release on an initial felony charge of alleged fourth-degree felony sexual conduct in Wright County. Mohr was taken to McLeod County Jail.
At 6:51 p.m., officers conducted a traffic stop in the area of State Highway 7 and Shady Ridge Road Northwest. Brent Allen Leiden, 30, of Hutchinson was arrested. He is charged with allegedly driving after his license was revoked for public safety reasons, allegedly driving an unregistered vehicle and allegedly displaying revoked plates. Leiden was arrested and taken to McLeod County Jail.
May 12: At 3:13 a.m., officers contacted a man with an outstanding warrant at Kwik Trip. Steven Guy Potter, 49, of Hutchinson was taken into custody for a St. Louis County misdemeanor. He posted $500 bond for the warrant and was released with a phone number to contact St. Louis County for a court date.
At 3:28 p.m., officers responded to a report of an aggressive driver in the Main Street North and First Avenue North area. Police contacted the driver at their residence and informed him of the complaint. Police also confirmed that the driver had an active warrant. Warren Carter Smith, 18, of Hutchinson, was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear on a fifth-degree possession charge in Kandiyohi County. He was taken to McLeod County Jail.
At 8 p.m., officers responded to the Main Street Sports Bar for a report of a man using a fake driver’s license to get served alcohol. Officers contacted the 20-year-old man from Hutchinson, who complied with officers and showed both real and fake ID. Charges are pending.
May 13: At 7:15 p.m., officers responded to a three-vehicle accident in the area of State Road 15 South and Edmonton Avenue Southeast. A 1997 Mercury Grand Marquis driven by Richard Thomas Cairns, 75, of Brownton and a 2021 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Steven Wayne Pierce, 67, of Grenada slowed to a stop due to traffic stuck in the lane in heading north at the intersection. A 2008 Chevrolet Impala driven by 39-year-old Shannon Marie Caughey of Rockford collided with the rear of the Grand Marquis, causing it to collide with the rear of the Chevrolet Silverado. No injuries were reported. The Chevrolet Impala and Chevrolet Silverado suffered minor damage. The Grand Marquis sustained moderate damage. No vehicle was towed. Caughey received a citation.
At 4:11 p.m., officers responded to an accident involving two vehicles in the area of Oakland Avenue Southeast and Adams Street Southeast. A 2019 Toyota Rav 4 driven by Brendan Andrew Harriso Wicklund was heading east and signaling to turn left onto Adams Street. A 2012 Chevrolet Equinox driven by Eric George Micka, 33, of Hutchinson was heading west through the 3M entrance to cross Adams Street and enter Oakland Avenue. The Toyota Rav 4 turned into a Chevrolet Equinox and hit it on the rear left side. No injuries were reported. The Toyota Rav 4 suffered moderate damage but was functional. The Chevrolet Equinox suffered minor damage. No vehicle was towed. Wicklund received a citation.
May 14: At 6:43 a.m., a man walked into the Hutchinson Police Department for a court to order a preliminary breath test. Officers spoke with the man and told him he had an outstanding warrant. Andrew Alan Hansen, 34, of Hutchinson, was later arrested on warrant for allegedly failing to comply with a felony second degree impaired driving offense. He was taken to McLeod County Jail.
May 15: At 2:13 p.m., officers responded to an accident involving two vehicles in the area of State Highway 15 North and North High Drive Northeast. A 2020 Chrysler Pacifica driven by David Kenneth Butler, 68, of Hutchinson was in the roundabout when it was struck by a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Brian Keith Berwald, 41, of Hutchinson which was heading towards the east from North High Drive. No injuries were reported. No vehicle was towed. The Chevrolet Silverado suffered minor damage. The Chrysler Pacifica suffered moderate damage but was functional. Berwald received a citation.
May 16: At 6:52 a.m., officers responded to a two-vehicle accident in the area of Country Club Terrace, 448 California St. NW A 2014 Kia Sorento driven by 58-year-old Jeffery Wayne Hasselbacher of Hutchinson was northbound on East Boulevard approaching D Avenue. A 2015 Dodge Dart driven by a 17-year-old woman from Hutchinson was heading east on D Avenue. The Kia Sorento stopped at the stop sign and began to turn onto D Avenue. The Dodge Dart was unable to stop in time and collided with the other vehicle. No injuries were reported. No vehicle was towed. Both vehicles suffered moderate damage but were functional. No citations were issued.
At 11:54 a.m., officers responded to a two-vehicle crash in the area of Main Street South and First Avenue Southwest. A 2012 Ford Econoline driven by Wayne Stephen Colley-Davis, 51, of Norwood Young America was southbound on Main Street South and struck a 2021 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Chanda Marie Kropp, 46, of Hutchinson, which was legally parked near the intersection of Main Street South and First Avenue Southwest. Colley-Davis said a white car came up behind him, causing him to swerve. No injuries were reported. The Ford Econoline suffered severe disabling damage and was towed. The Chevrolet Silverado suffered moderate damage but was functional. Colley-Davis was quoted.
May 17: At 11:36 p.m., an officer noticed a suspicious vehicle in a parking lot while on regular patrol. Police spoke with the sole juvenile occupant and discovered he had outstanding warrants. He was taken into custody on warrants for non-appearance on the original provisional license violation and speeding charges in Meeker County, and for violation of the instruction license and charges of speed in Stearns County. The minor posted $300 bond and was released with court dates and contact information.
May 18: At 12:49 a.m., police responded to a noise nuisance on the 400 block of California Street Northwest. The man found at the suspect residence has been confirmed to have an active warrant. Kyle Skyler Melchert, 29, of Hutchinson was taken into custody for failing to appear on a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge. He was taken to McLeod County Jail. Melchert is charged with felony obstruction of legal process and felony hit and run from a police officer as a result of this interaction.
At 5:17 p.m., Hutchinson police contacted a man in the 900 block of Dale Street Southwest about an active warrant. Randy Jay Bjurstrom, 25, of Hutchinson was taken into custody on a warrant relating to failure to appear on a misdemeanor charge of check forgery out of Isanti County. He was unable to post $6,000 bond and was taken to McLeod County Jail.
May 19: At 11 a.m., Hutchinson police were notified of a probation violation warrant for a young girl on a felony fourth-degree assault charge. The minor was taken into custody at New Century Academy and taken to McLeod County Jail.