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Crime and Accidents

The following items were taken from reports at the Detroit Lakes Police Department and Becker County Sheriff's Department:

Wednesday, May 12

• At 10:05 a.m. neighbors complained about aggressive dogs at a rental house on the 800 block of West Avenue. Two pit bulls were chained to a tree there, and another, less aggressive, dog was loose within the fence. The owner of the pit bulls was sent a letter from the city regarding the dog ordinance, which requires city permission for more than two dogs at a residence.

• At 1:40 p.m. a resident on the 400 block of North Shore Drive reported receiving a scam letter.

• At 5:33 p.m. officers responded to the report of a boat that fell off a trailer and was blocking one lane on County Road 5 north of the Road House in Cormorant Township. A towing operator got the boat back on the trailer.

• At 5:50 p.m. an Audubon man reported receiving a scam letter.

Friday, May 14

• At 10:07 a.m. a rural Audubon resident reported a storage shed break-in.

• At 10:23 a.m. an Ogema woman reported criminal sexual conduct in White Earth Township.

• At 3:04 p.m. Frazee Family Foods reported the theft of unspecified items.

• At 10:46 p.m. an officer dispersed about 100 young people gathered in the parking lot of the Kent Freeman Arena for an impromptu boxing match.

• At 11:31 p.m. officers responded to a report of a man beating up a woman who was on the ground near a church on County Road 35 off Highway 113 in Eagle View Township. Tribal police handled the report.

Saturday, May 15

• At 9:37 a.m. a Moorhead woman reported her Honda Accord tires were slashed while parked at Lakeside Tavern. There is a suspect in the case.

• At 3:24 p.m. a Frazee woman reported a neighbor's controlled burn in a ditch was getting out of control on the 43000 block of Highway 87. Frazee firefighters were on the scene for about 45 minutes.

• At 11:48 p.m. a Frazee woman reported a known male had broken into her residence on the 500 block of Balsam Avenue.

Sunday, May 16

• At 4:01 a.m. an intoxicated 24-year-old Bismarck man reported he had been assaulted several hours earlier near West Lake Drive.

• At 7:28 a.m. Classic Auto Repair and Renovation reported a break-in on Highway 59 in Lakeview Township.

• At 8:21 a.m. a break-in was reported at St. John's Lutheran Church, located just off Highway 34 on County Road 56 in Height of Land Township. After the door resisted being pried open, a small grave marker was taken from a nearby church cemetery and used to smash double windows on the church door to gain entry. Taken were books, wall hangings, vestments, candles and assorted items from the altar area.

• At 8:30 a.m. it was reported that several storage units had been broken into at Sandy Beach Estates in Cormorant Township.

• At 12:26 p.m., a man on the 1500 block of East Shore Drive reported a window on his pickup truck had been shot out by a BB or pellet gun while the truck was parked in the driveway.

• At 9:48 p.m. a break-in was reported on Whiskey Creek Drive.

• At 10:11 p.m. police responded to a loud music complaint at the Pavilion. The dance organizers agreed to shut the doors, and the music was done by 11 p.m.