Weather Forecast


Crime & Accident Report

The following items were taken from reports at the Detroit Lakes Police Department and Becker County Sheriff’s Office.

Friday, May 9

  • At 9:35 a.m., Becker County officers responded to reports of theft on Dahlgren Beach Road. Signs were torn down sometime the previous night.

Saturday, May 10

  • At 9:51 a.m., Becker County officers responded to a report of a truck that had been vandalized. A butterfly window had reportedly been taken out and the truck “gone through.”

Sunday, May 11

  • At 3:32 p.m., authorities responded to a reported boat fire on Upper Cormorant Lake. According to the Becker County Sheriff’s Department, the boat, which was on a trailer, was being backed into the water at the boat launch when the owner of the boat, who was inside it, turned the key, igniting a flame. The driver then pulled the boat back onto land, where it became fully engulfed. Lake Park fire crews and the Becker County Sheriff’s Department were there for approximately an hour. Nobody was injured, though the boat was a complete loss.

Monday, May 12

  • At 10:47 a.m., Becker County officers responded to a report of an ATV theft from a residence in the 15,000 block of 260th Street in Cuba Township. The ATV was suspected to be stolen sometime between Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning. 
  • At 6:54 p.m., a resident on the 400 block of Rossman Avenue in Detroit Lakes called to report their garage door had been broken into, the lock cut on a semi-trailer and tools missing.

Tuesday, May 13

  • At 2:58 p.m. the Detroit Lakes Police Department responded to a theft on the 1,000 block of Jackson Avenue where propane and other items were reported stolen from a business there. The theft is still being investigated.

Wednesday, May 14

  • At 7:54 p.m., Becker County officers responded to reports of an accident involving a car and a light pole. The accident happened at 23509 County Highway  22. When officers arrived, nobody was in the vehicle, but evidence suggested they may have been injured in the crash that took down the power lines of that pole.

Thursday, May 15

  • At 3:29 p.m., Detroit Lakes police were notified by a Walmart employee that they had video showing the theft of a Nikon D51 camera, worth $500. Police are now looking for the suspect captured on the video, which marked the incident as happening at approximately 11:30 p.m. on May 12. At 5:40 p.m., Detroit Lakes Police responded to a reported theft from a vehicle at the Detroit Lakes High School. A total of $160 was reported stolen from the console of the vehicle.