Crime and fire report: Detroit Lakes resident finds $13,000 in fraudulent credit card charges; naked man spotted multiple times near the Eagle Lake public access

On Tuesday, Aug. 3 at 9:05 a.m., on the 28000 block of South Buffalo Lake Road, Detroit Lakes, a caller discovered $13,000 in fraudulent credit card charges. The caller believes their phone was hacked and may be connected with the fraud. They are taking measures to reverse the charges. Also, on Monday, Aug. 2 at 1:40 p.m., near the Eagle Lake public access, a naked, average build, white male was seen multiple times in the last 10 days. 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, Aug. 2

9:17 a.m., 200 block Wisconsin Street, Callaway, drug paraphernalia found.

1:40 p.m., 31000 block Eagle Lake Road, Frazee, an average build, white male was seen naked near the Eagle Lake public access multiple times in the last 10 days. The case is under investigation.

2:58 p.m., Waubun, from 2011 to 2012, a consensual relationship was reported between a 21-year-old male and a 14-year-old female.

3:19 p.m., 26000 block Rattle Snake Circle, Waubun, overdose. Narcan was administered and the individual recovered.


3:35 p.m., near County Road 26 and Highway 59, Callaway, domestic assault in a moving vehicle; one arrested.

5:55 p.m., 49000 block 288th Street, Ponsford, vehicle driven through a corn field causing damage to crops.

8:05 p.m., 32000 block 370th Street, Ogema, female reported as drunk, high and suicidal.

Tuesday, Aug. 3

2:52 a.m., 35000 block Mission Road, Ogema, window shot with a BB gun.

9:05 a.m., 28000 block South Buffalo Lake Road, Detroit Lakes, cellphone and LAN phone line hacked. Caller reported $13,000 of fraudulent charges on their credit card.

11:01 a.m., 35000 block Mission Road, Ogema, property damage. Window was shot with a BB gun and broken.

12:16 p.m., 500 block Summit Avenue, Detroit Lakes, tire fire at Lakes Iron. Fire started while using cutting torches. Extinguished before first responders arrived.

12:42 p.m., 25000 block 353rd Circle, Ogema, burglary. Television and personal safe stolen.


3:45 p.m., 2000 block 2nd Street, Lake Park, fraudulent charges. Caller said charges were used to pay utility bills in Texas.

Wednesday, Aug. 4

12:17 a.m., near County Road 34, White Earth, brush fire. Extinguished in 30 minutes.

1:06 a.m., 39000 block County Road 34, Ogema, physical domestic. Parties separated. The incident is under investigation. No medical treatment required.

4:40 a.m., WE Fest campgrounds, Detroit Lakes, inappropriate sexual conduct; under investigation.

9:03 a.m., 1100 block North Shore Drive, Detroit Lakes, pontoon boat washed ashore.

9:17 a.m., near Long Lake Park, Detroit Lakes, a wallet was stolen from an unlocked vehicle while the owner was swimming.

9:56 a.m., 400 block West Lakes Drive, Detroit Lakes, bicycle stolen three weeks ago.

10:12 a.m., Soo Pass Ranch, Detroit Lakes, 38-year-old male experiencing a seizure. Medical treatment was administered on-site by EMS.


10:33 a.m., 25000 block 353rd Circle, Ogema, various personal items stolen.

11:30 a.m., at the Bowling Alley, Detroit Lakes, a Jewel-brand wallet was lost.

1:30 p.m., 1000 block Roosevelt Avenue, Detroit Lakes, marijuana smell coming from a neighbor’s apartment. The marijuana was destroyed.

2:12 p.m., 20000 block County Road 22, Detroit Lakes, check fraud. The fraudulent checks totaled $7,500; under investigation.

3:15 p.m., 29000 block County Road 54, Detroit Lakes, small grass fire.

3:26 p.m., Soo Pass Ranch, Detroit Lakes, the same 38-year-old male experienced a second seizure and was transported to a nearby medical clinic for treatment.

5:51 p.m., 1200 block Richard Avenue, Detroit Lakes, items stolen from a garage.

6:02 p.m., near Highway 59 and Willow Street, Detroit Lakes, a vehicle was rear-ended. Alcohol or drugs may have been involved; under investigation.


8:05 p.m., 22000 block north Pearl Lake Road, Detroit Lakes, 41-year-old male fell off steel roof. The victim fell about 25 feet and was airlifted to Sanford Health in Fargo with unknown injuries.

8:05 p.m., 1400 block Menard Avenue, Detroit Lakes, parked vehicle damaged.

8:43 p.m., 25000 block Brandy Lake Road, Detroit Lakes, 67-year-old female fell off a front step. She suffered a compound shoulder fracture and was transported to a nearby medical clinic.

8:47 p.m., 400 block Lake Street, Lake Park, physical domestic involving a juvenile and their mother. No medical attention was needed and no arrests were made.

10:51 p.m., 25000 block Woodland Lane, Detroit Lakes, single vehicle crash involving a driver and multiple vehicle occupants. One female was taken by personal transport to a nearby medical clinic for treatment.

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