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Crime & Accidents for Feb. 5 - Feb. 12

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Crime & Accidents for Feb. 5 - Feb. 12
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The following items were taken from reports at the Detroit Lakes Police Department and Becker County Sheriff's Department.

Thursday, Feb. 5


• At 10:37 a.m. an assault was reported at the Circle of Life school.

• At 1:40 p.m. a snowmobile accident was reported 2 miles south of Two Inlets Lake. The driver fell off the sled, suffered leg injuries, and was transported to the hospital in Park Rapids.

Friday, Feb. 6

• At 1:05 a.m. a 21-year-old man at Shorewood Pub was cited for fighting and fleeing a peace officer on foot, and arrested on a Becker County warrant.

• At 1:05 p.m. a woman reported that her son and a teammate had several hockey sticks stolen from the varsity locker room during a game on Jan. 15.

Saturday, Feb. 7

• At 1:13 a.m. a fight was reported outside the ClubHouse hotel. A 23-year-old man was arrested on a Becker County warrant and cited for disorderly conduct. Another man and three women were listed as victims/witnesses in the incident.

• At 4:50 a.m. a neighbor reported a man was yelling obscenities outside a locked house on the 1300 block of Minnesota Avenue. The 28-year-old man was arrested on a Becker County warrant.

• At 3:08 p.m. a snowmobile accident with injuries was reported on Big Detroit Lakes outside the ClubHouse hotel.

The accident occurred during the classic snowmobile races being held there. Nathan Orlen Lindom, 19, was trying to fix a snowmobile with broken handlebars and the sled took off when he started it, with the throttle stuck.

The snowmobile struck Daniel Todd Larson, 42, in the leg and he was taken to St. Mary's Innovis hospital by ambulance for treatment.

• At 11:07 p.m. a snowmobile accident with injuries was reported on Lake Ida.

Jeffrey Christ, 30, of Fargo was snowmobiling alone, driving a 2006 Arctic cat across Lake Ida, when he hit a road that had been plowed across the lake for access to a group of fish houses.

He hit the ridge of ice on the side of the road, which was flooded with surface water from fishing holes in the ice. He was ejected when he hit the ridge, and he landed on the ice, suffering shoulder and leg injuries

He was able to walk to shore on the west side of Lake Ida, where he was treated by Lake Park Rescue and transported to St. Mary's Innovis Hospital in Detroit Lakes for treatment in the emergency room, according to Becker County Sheriff Tim Gordon.

"Speed, alcohol, and lake conditions were all factors in this accident," Gordon said.

Monday, Feb. 9

• A number of non-injury accidents and cars in the ditch were reported throughout the day due to icy road conditions.

• At 11:14 p.m. a man reported his pickup truck had been broken into while parked at the Boys and Girls Club in Ponsford.

Wednesday, Feb. 11

• At 4:55 a.m. a woman at the Town Lake mobile home park in Frazee reported a domestic assault. A man there was arrested on a warrant and for fourth-degree assault on a peace officer.

Thursday, Feb. 12

• At 4:21 a.m. a woman reported two males fighting in the hallway on the 20000 block of County Road 21. Two police officers were on the scene for about 15 minutes.

• At 12:30 p.m. a man asked the Detroit Lakes Police Department to send an officer to St. Mary's Innovis hospital because his wife's purse had been stolen from a local clinic and the suspect was due at the hospital for testing.

A 31-year-old man was cited for theft and a man and two women who were with him were arrested on warrants.

• At 3:08 p.m. a Frazee woman reported the theft from the 200 block of West Elm of seven gold coins with a total value estimated at $7,000.

• At 3:54 p.m. a rural Detroit Lakes woman reported the theft of a wedding ring. She said a witness told her it was taken by her husband's girlfriend, who lives nearby. There was later a domestic disturbance call to the same address.

• At 4:05 p.m. an Ogema woman reported a fire at the 41000 block of County Road 34. Firefighters from Ogema and White Earth were on the scene for about an hour.

• At 5:42 p.m. a woman reported that two women were fighting on the second floor of an apartment house on the 1200 block of Loring Avenue.

Four women and one man were yelling and arguing, and officers advised them of the noise ordinance in Detroit Lakes and warned them they would be cited if they continued to be disruptive.

• At 6:06 p.m. the Osage Country Market reported purses had been stolen from two employees. There is a suspect in the case.

• At 8:30 p.m. a Ponsford man reported that a young man was "busting up" his grandmother's house.

• At 11:22 p.m. an ambulance responded to the Graystone Hotel parking lot for a man who had fallen and hit his head, which was bleeding. He was treated in the emergency room at St. Mary's.