Crime and fire report: ATV rollover crash in Waubun injures driver; house fire displaces Audubon residents
On May 31 at 2:58 p.m., on the 37000 block of Elbow Lake Road, Waubun, the driver of an all-terrain vehicle suffered a broken arm during a rollover crash. The driver was transported, via airlift helicopter, to a nearby medical facility for treatment. Also, on June 1 at 11:02 p.m., on the 300 block of Eagle Street, Audubon, a house fire was reported. All residents reported evacuating safely. The residence was categorized as a total loss and the occupants were relocated to a nearby hotel via the Salvation Army voucher program.
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.
Thursday, May 27
1:44 a.m., 200 block Sunnyside Avenue, Ogema, domestic incident. One party admitted to slashing the other’s tires on their vehicle. The party was cited for damage to private property.
8:28 a.m., 25000 block Black Duck Trail, Ogema, canoe stolen.
9:08 a.m., 36000 block County Road 21, Ogema, multiple windows broken at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church.
9:18 a.m., 36000 block County Road 21, Ogema, White Earth Public Library burglarized. The library’s computer and printer were damaged in the incident.
10:09 a.m., at Detroit Lakes High School at 1301 Roosevelt Avenue, Detroit Lakes, a vehicle was scratched by a sharp object.
2:15 p.m., 40000 block County Road 34, White Earth, juvenile theft and vandalism of M&W Convenience Store.
10:47 p.m., 500 block Jennifer Street, Audubon, juvenile male runaway. The male contacted his sister via SnapChat, but still hasn’t returned to the residence.
Friday, May 28
12:45 a.m., near Acorn Lake, Frazee, pursuit. One arrest made.
9:16 a.m., 500 block Main Street, Audubon, welfare fraud.
10:08 a.m., at Detroit Lakes High School at 1301 Roosevelt Avenue, a student was transported to a nearby medical facility with non-life-threatening injuries after ingesting an unknown substance.
1:10 p.m., 28000 block Warnake Road, Detroit Lakes, bonfire spread to surrounding area. Fire extinguished before first responders arrived.
1:26 p.m., 40000 block County Road 34, Ogema, baggy found with suspected methamphetamine.
1:48 p.m., 19000 block County Road 47, Osage, welfare fraud.
5:54 p.m., 35000 block 250th Avenue, Ogema, Publisher’s Clearing House fraud. No information given.
9:17 p.m., 48000 block County Road 26, Ponsford, ditch fire spreading to tree line.
10:24 p.m., 44000 block Schoolhouse Road, Osage, fire spreading into wooded area.
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Saturday, May 29
2:57 a.m., 25000 block Brandy Lake Boulevard, Detroit Lakes, two parties involved in an assault. No medical attention needed. No arrests made.
10:47 a.m., near Highway 87 and 590th Avenue, Menahga, brush pile burning. Fire extinguished.
11:04 a.m., 200 block Stone Creek Drive, Detroit Lakes, garage door damage.
6:06 p.m., 48000 block County Road 26, Ponsford, trees on fire.
Sunday, May 30
10:26 a.m., 300 block Langford Street, Detroit Lakes, vehicle broken into. Driver side door was pried open. Unknown items missing.
4:14 p.m., 400 block Oak Hills Drive, Detroit Lakes, driver failed to put a vehicle fully in park in a driveway. Vehicle rolled down the driveway and damaged a neighbor’s garage door.
5:46 p.m., near Highway 34, Becker County, boat in distress. Boat towed by a fellow boater. No injuries.
6:52 p.m., near Floyd Lake, Detroit Lakes, boat with expired registration tags, no fire extinguisher and no visible floatation throwable.
9:29 p.m., at Walmart at 1583 Highway 10, Detroit Lakes, shoplifting.
10:29 a.m., at Walmart at 1583 Highway 10, Detroit Lakes, shoplifting.
11:29 p.m., 1200 block Jackson Avenue, Detroit Lakes, domestic assault. No medical attention needed. One arrest made.
Monday, May 31
9:19 a.m., 16000 block County Road 6, Lake Park, leaf fire in the park. Lake Park firefighters extinguished the blaze.
12:54 p.m., 900 block Longview Lane, Detroit Lakes, phone scam. Victim called daughter and didn’t give the scammer any information.
2:58 p.m., 37000 block Elbow Lake Road, Waubun, rollover all-terrain vehicle accident. Driver suffered an open-arm fracture. They were transported, via airlift helicopter, to a nearby medical facility for treatment.
5:40 p.m., near Detroit Lake, Detroit Lakes, no visible flotation throwable and expired registration tags on a boat.
6:05 p.m., near County Road 47, Osage, power company employees mowed, and cut, bushes and trees on a property.
7:11 p.m., near Toad Lake, Osage, no visible floatation throwable.
7:36 p.m., 30000 block 179th Street, Detroit Lakes, suspected methamphetamine use and possession by an individual.
8:53 p.m., 38000 block County Road 34, Ogema, single vehicle crash. A witness saw the driver leave the scene running. Vehicle was discovered to be stolen.
Tuesday, June 1
4:48 a.m., near Highway 10 and County Road 5, Lake Park, hit-and-run crash involving two vehicles. One vehicle was rear ended, the driver reported a neck injury and was treated at the scene. The offending vehicle was found abandoned in Clay County and had been reported as stolen.
5:42 a.m., 25000 block Bear Clan Drive, Ogema, kitchen fire. Fire extinguished by the caller, but the affected area continued to smoke.
7:47 a.m., near Holmes Street and West Avenue, Detroit Lakes, syringe found in the roadway.
8:23 a.m., at Walmart at 1583 Highway 10, Detroit Lakes shoplifter.
8:49 a.m., at Walmart at 1583 Highway 10, Detroit Lakes shoplifter.
8:52 a.m., 200 block 11th Avenue, Detroit Lakes, package theft.
11:38 a.m., 1200 block Washington Avenue, Detroit Lakes, vehicle-pedestrian collision. Victim treated at the scene.
12:10 p.m., near Leaf Lake, Lake Park, trailer damaged while loading a boat.
12:15 p.m., 36000 block Hubble Pond Road, Rochert, suicidal individual. The party was treated with medication and taken to a nearby medical clinic.
12:57 p.m., 100 block Wisconsin Street, Callaway, fraud.
2:54 p.m., 26000 block Whiskey Creek Drive, Detroit Lakes, trail camera theft. Crop damage was also reported.
3:54 p.m., 800 block East Central Street, Detroit Lakes, apartment burglarized. Multiple keys taken and coin-laundry boxes emptied.
6:57 p.m., 400 block south Shore Drive, Detroit Lakes, gas leak reported. Residents reported safe.
9:12 p.m., near County Road 21 and Evergreen Shores Road, Detroit Lakes, domestic assault. One party received medical attention. No arrests made.
11:02 p.m., 300 block Eagle Street, Audubon, house fire. All residents evacuated safely. The residence was a total loss and the occupants were relocated to a hotel via the Salvation Army voucher program.
Wednesday, June 2
7:10 a.m., 300 block Eagle Street, Audubon, house burglarized. Unknown items missing.
11:49 a.m., 2000 block 2nd Street, Lake Park, phone scam.
11:57 p.m., 35000 block Eagle View Road, Ogema, scam. Caller claims loss of unknown amount of money.
1:30 p.m., 100 block 2nd Street, Audubon, work laptop stolen from vehicle at the gas station.
2:10 p.m., 500 block Robin Street, Audubon , Joseph Marlyn Boyle, 43, of Foley, Minn., was pronounced dead at the scene when his semi-truck was found touching a power line.
5:36 p.m., 15000 block Buckhorn Road, Lake Park, phone and internet hacked. Caller reported two bank accounts were compromised and froze them.
9:54 p.m., Menard’s at 1465 Menard Drive, Detroit Lakes, shoplifter.