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Law Enforcement Blotter: June 28-July 1

DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

Thursday, June 28

Suspicious vehicle, checking on two occupied vehicles, parties were catching up before one leaves the state, Kensington.

Motorist assist/stall, engine light came on, Carlos.

Lost property, lost set of keys on a big ring with a clip, Carlos.

Traffic hazard, boat lift parked in the roadway north of comp’s house, road ended up being a private driveway, not a public road.

Driving complaint, semi’s working on freeway are driving too fast and not stopping for stop signs, Brandon.

Property damage crash, minor crash, report completed.

Public assist, comp said she is stranded in Alexandria, Rainbow Rider left without her, she’s asking for taxi money, officer gave ride home.

Animal complaint, horses on the road.

Property damage crash, car killed deer, Farwell.

Property damage crash, car killed deer, Alexandria.

Assist other agency, deer hit is in northbound lane, Carlos.

Friday, June 29

Suspicious activity, employee can hear pounding on the windows from several different windows, but can’t see anybody, Brandon.

Threats, caller is receiving threats via social media.

Animal complaint, cow on the road, Brandon.

Theft, backpack with computer was taken out of vehicle, items turned into police department and then returned to owner.

Public assist, caller has questions about golf cart use in the township, Carlos.

Suspicious activity, comp watching home security camera and saw someone enter his home.

Trespassing complaint, three guys camped in campground without permission or paying and they won’t leave, Garfield.

Fraud, caller gave scammer personal information and bank authorities said to call law enforcement.

Theft, caller reported money stolen out of his wallet, Evansville.

Parking complaint, cars parked the wrong way on the bridge.

Personal injury crash, two vehicles, minor injuries, Carlos.

Animal complaint, neighbor’s dog attacked caller’s dog, killing it, Garfield.

Car killed deer, comp struck deer, no damage to vehicle.

Saturday, June 30

Water complaint, possible vehicle in lake, turned out to be carp boat.

Vehicle in ditch, car was stuck in muddy road caused by heavy rains, parent pulling it out.

Traffic hazard, powerline down across the road, Osakis.

Motorist assist, vehicle broke down in parking lot, will move it Sunday.

Theft, items leftover from an auction are now gone, stole motorcycle, Nelson.

Driving complaint, two dirt bikes driving up and down the street at a high rate of speed.

Public assist, person ran out of gas, looking for gas money.

Motorist assist, helping with a flat tire.

Found property, wallet found, owner picked it up.

Suspicious activity, report of an ambulance under the overpass with its lights on, ambulance crew had to restrain patient, all OK, Osakis.

Water complaint, buoy washed up on shore, Osakis.

Motorist assist, helping to change a tire.

Sunday, July 1

Property damage crash, vehicle in ditch, young man driving, car is dented up.

Suspicious vehicle, car with Wisconsin plates sitting on side of road unoccupied, car was towed.

Suspicious activity, woman pulled up and said she was from the census bureau, but didn’t ask any questions.

Stolen vehicle, report of stolen vehicle, Garfield.

Water complaint, flagged down for a pontoon that was floating away.

Suspicious activity, comp reported water bubbling under the bridge, believes something sank, water hose was running across channel as part of construction.

Traffic hazard, large sink hole, township marked hole with cone, will look at it in the daylight.

Dog bite, comp’s 7-year-old daughter bit in the leg by neighbor’s dog.

Animal complaint, caller said there is a dog in a house that has been howling for hours, Carlos.

Firecracker complaint, caller believes the fireworks are illegal and are very loud.

ALEXANDRIA POLICE DEPARTMENT

Thursday, June 28

Driving complaint, truck driving 5 mph, driving back and forth.

Animal complaint, has a cat in a live trap.

Property damage crash, hit and run in parking lot.

Vehicle in ditch, tow company requesting lights for tow.

Suspicious activity, was walking around and heard someone yelling, “Let me out,” unable to locate source of yelling.

Animal complaint, dog in vehicle, vehicle not running.

Noise complaint, comp has concerns about noise level.

Found bike, woman found bike on the trail.

Stolen vehicle, woman reported car stolen, called back and car was found parked on the road.

Fire, car on fire.

Property damage crash, two vehicles, minor damage, no injuries.

Found property, woman found wallet by the lake, item returned to owner who lost it several years ago.

Public assist, man was taking a test somewhere and now can’t find his car, vehicle was located.

Hit and run, vehicle hit comp’s vehicle and then took off.

Drug-related activity, found bag with white substance in the back of the store, unknown trace amount of white substance.

Friday, June 29

Traffic hazard, semi trying to turn around.

Animal complaint, large snapping turtle in the middle of the road.

Suspicious person, man stumbling around.

Found property, computer and paperwork on the road, owner will pick it up.

Property damage crash, two vehicles, minor crash.

Theft, quick change scam, suffered a loss.

Public assist, someone is dumping garbage in their dumpster.

Found property, found a pipe, placed into evidence.

Parking complaint, trailer parked on roadway.

Driving complaint, vehicle all over the road.

Animal complaint, pit bull in the store, owner came in and retrieved the dog.

Found property, found a commercial leaf blower in the road, will be brought to police station for safekeeping.

Shoplifting, two female shoplifters in custody.

Suspicious activity, caller reported strange package by crosswalk sign, package has duct tape and what appears to be a wooden spoon on it.

Suspicious activity, caller believes there is a lot of drug use going on in apartment next to him, he wants to move apartments and said he is suing the apartment complex.

Public assist, comp wants to speak with officer about ticket she received last night, comp payed the parking ticket.

Noise complaint, property owner staring his lawnmower after 10 p.m., ongoing problem in the summer.

Animal complaint, a mother cat and her kittens walking all over the road.

Saturday, June 30

Driving complaint, blacked out truck with no lights on driving on the road, caller almost hit it.

Suspicious activity, man walking on the road.

Assist other agency, caller reported his garage wall was hit by lightning, he can smell smoke, but refuses to leave the house, just wants wall checked out to make sure there is no fire.

Found property, wallet found in drive thru at Taco Bell.

Assist other agency, woman said man came to her front door, talking weird and is now on the side of her house.

Suspicious vehicle, anonymous complaint of vehicle with back door partly open and garbage can pulled up to it, unsure if vehicle is occupied or not.

Drug-related activity, customer told employees there is meth in the bathroom.

Traffic hazard, tree branch fell and is laying across the road.

Shoplifting, after the face shoplifting case, security has evidence.

Public assist, comp has questions about neighbor putting up a camera facing his house, driveways are connected.

Fraud, woman reported $800 was taken out of her account.

Traffic hazard, comp said a young male was riding his skateboard down the middle of the turn lane.

Shoplifting, comp has video footage of person stealing out of their display case.

Suspicious activity, caller reported a very young female is trying to hitchhike.

Suspicious activity, caller thought he saw someone in his yard and found that his house was toilet papered.

Sunday, July 1

Noise complaint, caller reported loud bass sound, music was turned down.

Flasher, woman reported a man in a black truck pulled up to her 11-year-old granddaughter and exposed himself.

Suspicious activity, a man was sitting on her porch, made a sexual gesture and comment toward her and then left.

Suspicious activity, vehicle with man and woman inside, appear to be fighting, person was having a panic attack and the other person was trying to help.

Animal complaint, vehicle with dog inside and windows are up.

Criminal damage to property, two kids throwing rocks at caller’s windows.

Stolen vehicle, white Jeep, vehicle recovered, person arrested for theft.

Animal complaint, small black dog in the store.

Noise complaint, someone shooting off fireworks near the school baseball field.

Firecracker complaint, saw fireworks, told them to stop.

Stolen vehicle, caller reported stolen vehicle, found the car and is following it as the driver tries to get away, person arrested for vehicle theft.

Suspicious person, man going through basket of clothes at laundromat that are not his, advised person to not touch things that aren’t his.

This is not a comprehensive report of all local law enforcement activity, rather, a brief recap of daily calls for service.

Celeste Edenloff

Celeste is a reporter for the Alexandria Echo Press and has lived in the Alexandria Lakes Area since 1997. She first worked for the Echo Press as a reporter from 1999 to 2011, and returned in June 2016 to report on the community she calls home. She enjoys running and has participated in nearly 200 races with her husband, Al, covering the 5K, 10K, 10-mile and half-marathon distances.

(320) 763-1242
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