Crime and fire report: 1 arrested in domestic assault; change of address scam reported in Detroit Lakes

On Tuesday, Nov. 9 at 5:33 p.m., on the 48000 block of County Road 26, Ponsford, a 33-year-old woman was arrested after hitting her boyfriend multiple times while she was allegedly intoxicated. Also, on Monday, Nov. 8 at 4:48 p.m., on the 12000 block of 280th Avenue, Detroit Lakes, a caller was alerted to a possible change-of-address scam by their postal carrier. The attempted address change had a New Jersey postal code. The postmaster reported the incident to LifeLock and the case is under investigation.


The following reports were compiled from the Becker County Sheriff’s Office and Detroit Lakes Police Department from an official with knowledge of the cases, unless otherwise noted.

Monday, Nov. 8

6:39 a.m., 2000 block 2nd Street, Lake Park, vehicle damaged from debris dropped by a skid steer while it crossed the roadway.

8:49 a.m., 600 block Vigen Lane, Lake Park, a student laptop was stolen out of a locker at Lake Park-Audubon High School.

12:27 p.m., at Walmart at 1583 Highway 10, Detroit Lakes, three past action reports of shoplifting.

12:38 p.m., 1000 block 1st Street, Lake Park, window broken at a residence.


12:47 p.m., 100 block Hawley Street, Lake Park, two R/C cars with chargers and battery packs were stolen from an unlocked garage.

4:48 p.m., 12000 block 280th Avenue, Detroit Lakes, possible change-of-address scam. The caller was alerted by their postal carrier that someone attempted to change their address. The attempted change had a New Jersey address. The postmaster reported the incident to LifeLock and the case is under investigation.

5:58 p.m., 11000 block Cormorant Heights, Audubon, a 16-year-old boy was reported as a runaway. His vehicle was located unoccupied and his cell phone was left inside the vehicle.

6:25 p.m., 100 block south Lake Street, Frazee, vehicle window damaged by a possible bullet.

7:18 p.m., near County Road 34, Ogema, an assault was reported. A 27-year-old woman claims she was slapped by a man at a bar and ejected from the premises after, she said, the bar wouldn’t call the police. The incident is under investigation.

Tuesday, Nov. 9

10:23 a.m., 29000 block Highway 10, Detroit Lakes, two-vehicle crash. One vehicle was rear ended. No injuries were reported.

12:30 p.m., 39000 block Jahnke Road, Detroit Lakes, unauthorized charges on the caller’s Walmart account.

1:16 p.m., 11000 block Highway 10, Lake Park, unauthorized account opened in the caller’s name.


3:10 p.m., at Walmart at 1583 Highway 10, Detroit Lakes, cell phone stolen.

3:29 p.m., 15000 block County Road 19, Detroit Lakes, mailbox damaged.

5:08 p.m., near Lake Park, an individual reportedly bought cigarettes and alcohol for underage persons. The case is under investigation.

5:33 p.m, 48000 block County Road 26, Ponsford, domestic assault. A 33-year-old woman, who was allegedly intoxicated, hit a 32-year-old man multiple times. No injuries were reported. The woman was arrested.

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