Crime and Accidents
The following items were taken from reports at the Detroit Lakes Police Department and Becker County Sheriff's Office.
Wednesday, July 11
At 6:19 p.m. Detroit Lakes police received a report that the concession shed at the BMX track near the fairgrounds had been forcibly entered and $200 worth of items stolen.
At 8 a.m. police received a report that 175 young people will be in the Detroit Lakes area July 22-27 doing church-related volunteer work in town and the surrounding area.
At 1:14 p.m. a break-in was reported to a cabin, barn and shed on the 23000 block of County Road 125, Osage. Liquor was taken.
At 4:15 p.m. a Fargo man reported he had been assaulted by a stranger while tubing on the Ottertail River a week earlier.
At 5:48 p.m. a hay bail fire was reported at the Gerald Jirava farm in Spring Creek Township. Ogema firefighters were on the scene for about an hour.
Thursday, July 12
At 12:32 a.m. deputies received a complaint about people fighting on the 21000 block of Brookridge Lane, Lakeview Township.
At 8:73 p.m. a resident on the 19000 block of Sherman Shores Road in Lake Eunice Township reported there has been a lot of shooting in the neighborhood lately and a bullet was found in the deck.
At 10:15 p.m. a 72-year-old man reported the theft of four rod and reel fishing combos and two tackle boxes from a boat on a lift at a marina on South Shore and Sunrise Lane.
At 1:15 a.m. an attempted credit card scam was reported by Lodge on the Lake.
Friday, July 13
At 1:44 a.m. a witness reported that a man was being beaten by three or four others at the Pelican River Apartments. Police removed him from the men's apartment, but he was uncooperative in their investigation.
At 9:48 a.m. vandalism was reported on the 1000 block of West Lake Drive. An aluminum flag pole was bent and a flag and windsock were stolen. The windsock was found nearby, but not the Vietnam War unit flag.
At 10:33 a.m. soccer field No. 7 in the Detroit Lakes soccer complex was torn up overnight by an ATV-type vehicle. Extra patrols were requested.
At 10:50 a.m. more vandalism was reported on the 1000 block of West Lake Drive. A flag pole was broken, a flag stolen, and a large planter of flowers was smashed into rocks at the edge of the lake. Extra patrols were requested.
At 11:43 a.m. a woman at Country Kitchen reported she saw a man carrying a duffel bag eastward on Highway 10 and stopped to offer him money for a meal. He became upset with her and said he was going to write down her license plate number. The 53-year-old man told a police officer he was walking out of Detroit Lakes because Burger King was trying to poison him. The officer allowed him to continue on his way. About two hours later he was seen resting on the side of the road east of Country Inn and Suites.
At 1 p.m. the theft of aluminum was reported from a county recycling dumpster on County Road 1.
At 2:07 p.m. the overnight theft of a black BMX bicycle was reported in Audubon.
At 2:39 p.m. the theft of money was reported in Frazee.
At 3:36 p.m. a man told police that his ex-wife was denying him visitation and he planned a media protest for 8 a.m. the next day. Police told him he had the right to protest as long as he behaved lawfully and stayed on the sidewalk. It's not clear if the protest was ever held.
At 5:29 p.m. a Jeep was reported on fire north of Highway 113 in Clearwater County. Elbow Lake firefighters were on the scene for about half an hour.
At 8 p.m. a man behind the DL soccer complex reported a red ATV cruising up and down the street. A police officer advised the 17-year-old boy to stay off the soccer fields, gravel pits and roadways, per local ordinance, and to get a license plate on the ATV.
At 9:22 p.m. a woman reported door molding on her car had been pulled off while it was in the Washington Square Mall parking lot.
Saturday, July 14
At 8:03 a.m. the theft was reported of three tackle boxes from a boat on a lift on Cotton Lake in Erie Township off County Road 32.
Sunday, July 15
At 3:38 p.m. a volunteer on guard against invasive species at the Little Detroit Lake public access on Rossman Avenue reported an uncooperative boater. The responding police officers reported the boater, a 53-year-old man, was upset about the volunteer wanting to look over his boat and about being asked questions, which he refused to answer.
The officers calmed down the boater and told him the volunteers were just trying to keep invasive species like zebra mussels out of the lake.
At 11:52 p.m. a domestic dispute was reported on the 2300 block of Woodrow Avenue.
Monday, July 16
At 3 a.m. an assault was reported at a party near Osage.
At 4:01 p.m. a grass fire was reported on the north side of Lake Six. Frazee firefighters were there for about 20 minutes.
At 4:01 p.m. the theft of a wallet was reported from a car parked at Eagle Lake park.
At 8:35 p.m. the theft was reported of a 489 New Holland haybine valued at about $6,000. It had been taken from the 11000 block of Highway 10, Lake Park, sometime over the past seven to 10 days.
At 9:36 p.m. a car stolen from Moorhead was found burning at the Episcopal Cemetery in Pine Point. Carsonville firefighters were on the scene for about half an hour.
Tuesday, July 17
At 11:08 a.m. a vehicle rollover was reported in the Cormorant area. It's not known if there were any injuries.
At 3:59 p.m. a counterfeit $10 bill was reported by Bremer Bank.
Wednesday, July 18
At 1:39 p.m. a Fargo man reported he beached his boat near J&K Marine, ran across the street for a minute, and returned to find his iPhone had been stolen. An app shows the phone is now at a location near St. Paul.
Thursday, July 19
At 2:40 a.m. an iPhone was reported stolen from a vehicle parked at BTD manufacturing. Other vehicles in the parking lot had also been rifled through and money and cigarettes taken.