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DETROIT LAKES - The following items were taken from reports at the Detroit Lakes Police Department and the Becker County Sheriff's Department.

Wednesday, Jan. 16

• At 4:15 p.m. a Detroit Lakes man reported receiving a suspicious check for a snowmobile he was selling. The buyer asked him to cash it and send the excess amount back by Western Union. It turned out to be a scam involving a counterfeit check.

Friday, Jan. 18

• At 9:07 a.m. a Detroit Lakes woman reported her debit card had been used to purchase $105 worth of music at

• At 10:28 a.m. two Frazee men reported their fish houses and several others had been rammed by a vehicle overnight.

• At 1:57 p.m. a man reported that he had been in a one-vehicle accident on County Road 21 near Floyd Lake. His vehicle hit a guardrail and ended up in a culvert. No one was injured, but his wife dropped his wallet in the water.

• At 3:51 p.m. Charlie's Tubing reported that several bags of empty beverage cans had been stolen from a building.

• At 10:48 p.m. vandalism was reported at the Frazee Liquor Store.

Saturday, Jan. 19

• At 1:40 a.m. the Holiday Inn complained about a man misbehaving in the bar. The 31-year-old man was arrested for fifth-degree assault, trespassing, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest with force, and having a loaded Sig Sauer .40 caliber handgun in the waistband of his pants. He was taken to jail.

• At 2:38 a.m. a man on the 1200 block of Roosevelt reported an intoxicated man at the door who wanted to fight. The 32-year-old man was arrested.

• At 9:36 a.m. Floral Impressions reported a BB hole in a window. The vandalism occurred overnight.

Monday, Jan. 21

• At 1:10 p.m. a Detroit Lakes man reported a break-in to his fish house on the north side of Lake Melissa. Other fish houses in the area had also been entered.

• At 7:26 p.m. Gjerde Auto Sales reported that a man took at 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix for a test drive and never came back. A stolen vehicle alert was issued.