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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:

Friday, Aug. 5

• At 2:36 a.m. an assault was reported near the Ranch House at WE Fest.

• At 2:53 a.m. the WE Fest Command Post reported that a vehicle had been overturned at Hilltop Campground. The vehicle's owner recorded the incident for police.

• At 3:29 a.m. an assault was reported at Eagle Campground.

• At 4 a.m. a woman reported criminal sexual contact at Lake Sallie Campground.

• At 9:15 a.m. property damage was reported at SJE-Rhombus on County Road 6.

• At 11:38 a.m. a woman on the 1500 block of West Lake Drive reported that a man walked into her garage, apparently drunk, and left when confronted. The 20-year-old man was cited for minor consuming alcohol, arrested, and held until sober.

• At 3:36 p.m. a theft was reported at the Blue Ox campground.

• At 4:24 p.m. a Valley City, N.D., resident reported the theft of items from a vehicle parked overnight at Voyageur Lanes. Taken were golf clubs, a Ping putter and an orange and black golf bag.

• At 5:09 p.m. a carbon monoxide problem was reported at the Frazee All in All store. Firefighters were there for 48 minutes.

• At 5:37 p.m. a Detroit Lakes woman reported her husband's briefcase had been stolen from his office and a stolen check for $300 had been passed at Walmart.

• At 1:56 an accident with injuries was reported at the intersection of highways 10 and 59.

• At 5:35 p.m. a woman called to report she was locked inside the Red Willow gift shop. Police notified a keyholder to let her out.

• At 10:06 p.m. a loud music complaint was received about Zorbaz. The music was turned down after a manager checked it with a decibel meter.

• At 9:30 p.m. a Langby, Minn., woman reported a broken rear window on her vehicle at the Hilltop Campground.

• At 11:55 p.m. an assault was reported at the concert bowl at WE Fest.

Saturday, Aug. 6

• At 12:10 a.m. one person was removed from Woodchuck Campground at WE Fest.

• At 12:41 a.m. an assault was reported at the concert bowl -- a person was struck in the head with a beer bottle.

• At 2:34 a.m. a woman assault victim was reported at Hilltop Campground.

• At 10:48 a.m. a Luverne, Minn., woman reported the theft of a iPhone that occurred Thursday night at WE Fest.

• At 10:15 a.m. a Lake Maud man reported a theft from his vehicle parked at the fairgrounds overnight. Taken were a KBAR Marine knife, a flashlight and cowboy hat, which was later found in the parking lot.

• At 11:15 a.m. a White Earth man reported the rear window of his vehicle had been shattered while parked at a residence on County Road 133.

• At 11:45 a.m. a man reported a broken windshield at WE Fest.

• At 1:09 p.m. a Buffalo, Minn., woman reported the theft of a Verizon Vortex smart phone at Hilltop Campground.

• At 5:43 p.m. a White Earth woman reported an assault that occurred in White Earth.

• At 6:33 p.m. a woman reported a lost wedding ring at Holiday gas station. The silver ring features a large square diamond with smaller diamonds surrounding it, and has a wedding band attached.

• At 7:17 p.m. an assault was reported at Viking Campground.

• At 8:14 p.m. a man reported being shot at on the 36000 block of Marten Drive in White Earth. Five tribal officers and two deputies responded. White Earth Police Chief Randy Goodwin said a shooting did occur, but no one was hurt. There is a suspect in the case.

• At 8:25 p.m. a 42-year-old man was treated at Essentia St. Mary's after another man at the Legion Campground allegedly punched him and kicked him in the groin after accusing him of stealing his dog. The first man said he had gone to visit with a gift of fish, found the dog alone, and brought it home to care for it. Both men were intoxicated and didn't want to press charges. They were told to leave each other alone.

• At 11:30 p.m. an assault and minor consuming citation was issued at Eagle Campground.

• At 11:53 p.m. an altercation and assault was reported at the West Medical Station at WE Fest.

Sunday, Aug. 7

• At 6:31 a.m. a Hutchinson woman reported the theft of a Honda generator at Hilltop Campground.

• At 6:43 a.m. property damage was reported at the VIP Campground.

• At 7:11 a.m. a verbal domestic was reported on the 1100 block of Woodrow Ave.

• At 7:21 a.m. the theft of a septic tank pumper truck was reported at WE Fest. It was later located.

• At 9:20 a.m. an Audubon resident reported a cabin break-in in Lake Eunice Township. A tank of gasoline was taken.

• At 11 a.m. the theft of a golf cart was reported at the VIP campground. It was found elsewhere on the WE Fest grounds.

• At 2:52 p.m. an accident with injuries was reported on Highway 10.

• At 6:19 p.m. an attempted break-in was reported at a camper at the Northwood Campgrounds. The suspects left in a black SUV heading towards Detroit Lakes.

• At 7:24 p.m. a West Fargo woman reported the theft of an MP3 player from her campsite at WE Fest. Whoever took it left a cell phone behind.

Monday, Aug. 8

• At 8:55 a.m. a resident on the 200 block of West Willow in Frazee reported the overnight theft from a motor vehicle.

• At 10:26 a.m. a resident on the 500 block of Second Street N.W. in Frazee reported an overnight vehicle break-in and theft of a digital camera and case.

• At 5:45 p.m. a Fargo clinic reported treating a man for jaw pain and swelling after an assault at WE Fest.

Tuesday, Aug. 9

• At 7:33 p.m. an 18-year-old woman was injured in a skateboarding accident at Sucker Creek Preserve.

Veronica Jean Foltz of Detroit Lakes suffered an apparent head injury while skateboarding with friends down a trail at the preserve.

She had gone ahead and when they caught up they found her bleeding from the head and ear. She was taken by ambulance to the Detroit Lakes hospital then airlifted to a hospital in Fargo. A condition report was not available.

• At 11:30 a.m. a liquid manure spill was reported at the intersection of highways 10 and 59. A side dump truck with a tarp over the top, loaded with liquid manure, stopped abruptly near the intersection, causing manure to slop over the top of the container and onto the highway. The spill stretched for over a block as several motorists drove through it. No one was injured, but the mess could be smelled from blocks away.

The Detroit Lakes Police Department, Detroit Lakes Fire Department, along with the State Highway Department and Detroit Lakes Street Department cleaned up the mess.

The manure owner will be billed for the cost of the clean up. The truck hauling the material was registered to a company in Park Rapids.