Crime and fire report: North Dakota man injured in ATV crash near Ponsford; vehicle stolen in Frazee involved in police chase, ends up in Dickinson, N.D. impound
On Saturday, May 15, at 4:25 p.m., near Little Basswood Lake, outside of Ponsford, Benjamin Herrly, a 46-year-old from Frontier, N.D., hit a tree while driving an all-terrain vehicle. Herrly suffered serious, but, non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to a Sanford Health in Fargo for further treatment. Also, on Thursday, May 13, at 2:10 p.m., near Ketters Meats in downtown Frazee, a vehicle was stolen. The same vehicle was involved in a high speed pursuit with law enforcement in North Dakota. The owner was informed his vehicle was recovered and is currently at the police impound in Dickinson, N.D.
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 13
8:35 a.m., 28000 block County Road 110, Callaway, items stolen from a garage.
9:14 a.m., 500 block East Main Street, Frazee, vehicle tampered with.
12:03 p.m., 200 block 2nd Avenue, Callaway, mail scam involving PayPal.
12:10 p.m., near Witter Avenue and Highway 34, Park Rapids, small fire in a roadside ditch.
2:10 p.m., near Ketters Meats, Frazee, vehicle stolen. Owner was informed the vehicle was used in a high speed chase with law enforcement in Dickinson, N.D. Vehicle is currently in the Dickinson Police Department impound lot.
2:28 p.m., near mile marker 273 on Highway 59, Callaway, grass fire by the railroad tracks.
5:47 p.m., 25000 block Brandy Lake Boulevard, Detroit Lakes, reckless all-terrain vehicle operation on a township road.
5:59 p.m., 14000 block County Road 19, Detroit Lakes, fire inside a log by Dunton Locks.
6:46 p.m., 40000 block Ladoux Road, Ponsford, stolen battery from a camper.
7:38 p.m., at Cenex at 129 2nd Street, Audubon, shoplifter.
11:26 p.m., near East Elbow Lake Road, Waubun, small grass fire in a swampy area.
Friday, May 14
1:40 a.m., 300 block West Main Avenue, Frazee, possible sexual conduct.
9:56 a.m., at CVS Pharmacy at 329 East Frazee Street, Detroit Lakes, shoplifter.
10:28 a.m., at Walmart at 1583 Highway 10, Detroit Lakes, shoplifter.
11:07 a.m., 17000 block 380th Street, Ogema, scam involving a jailed family member. Caller sent $4,000 to the scammer.
1:21 p.m., 300 block Parkview Street, Detroit Lakes, scratched vehicle door.
3:37 p.m., at Walmart at 1583 Highway 10, Detroit Lakes, shoplifter.
4:26 p.m., 500 block West Ash Avenue, Frazee, generator, propane tank and gas tank stolen.
4:41 p.m., 200 block Sunnyside Street, Ogema, juveniles smoking marijuana.
8:55 p.m., near 350th Street and 220th Avenue, Becker County, small grass fire.
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Saturday, May 15
6:43 a.m., 1200 block 8th Street, Detroit Lakes, bike stolen from the bed of a pickup truck.
10:23 a.m., 14000 block County Road 11, Audubon, Publisher’s Clearing House scam.
1:43 p.m., 100 block Richwood Drive, Detroit Lakes, garage door damaged from a backing vehicle.
2:22 p.m., 24000 block Vacation Lane, Rochert, noise complaint concerning a boater.
4:25 p.m., near Little Basswood Lake, Ponsford, Benjamin Herrly, a 46-year-old from Frontier, N.D., hit a tree while driving an all-terrain vehicle. Herrly suffered serious, but, non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to a Sanford Health in Fargo for further treatment.
4:54 p.m., 15000 block East Little Cormorant Road, Audubon, fire reported.
6:35 p.m., 400 block 2nd Street, Ogema, a male suspect vandalized a business bathroom with paint.
7:26 p.m., 1200 block 8th Street, Detroit Lakes, rock thrown through a mobile home window.
10:07 p.m., near County Road 27 and North Cotton Lake Road, Rochert, single rollover crash. No injuries.
Sunday, May 16
12:48 a.m., 1400 block Apex Court, Detroit Lakes, smell of marijuana coming from a neighbor’s apartment.
12:51 a.m., 100 block Dakota Street, Callaway, a man entering a residence was assaulted from behind.
12:56 p.m., at Walmart at 1583 Highway 10, Detroit Lakes, shoplifter.
1:01 p.m., 1200 block Summit Avenue, Detroit Lakes, flag removed from flagpole and left at scene.
5:40 p.m., 34000 block County Road 34, Ogema, gas can stolen.
5:50 p.m., on Lake Detroit, Detroit Lakes, boater cited for expired registration.
9:25 p.m., 25000 block Bear Clan Drive, Ogema, grass fire.
11:48 p.m., 200 block Union Street, Detroit Lakes, backyard fire in uncontained space. Fire violated burn restriction warnings.
11:52 p.m., near mile marker 54 on Highway 10, Becker County, vehicle fire. A Minnesota State Trooper extinguished the blaze with a fire extinguisher.
Monday, May 17
9:37 a.m., at Walmart at 1583 Highway 10, Detroit Lakes, shoplifter.
10:00 a.m., at Walmart at 1583 Highway 10, Detroit Lakes, shoplifter.
10:51 a.m., 1100 block Washington Avenue, Detroit Lakes, check forgery.
11:09 a.m., 100 block Richwood Road, Detroit Lakes, illegal trash dumping.
12:27 p.m., 24000 block 590th Avenue, Park Rapids, computer stolen while moving out of residence.
1:44 p.m., 100 block East Main Avenue, Frazee, multiple bad checks written to a business.
1:59 p.m., near Maple Ridge Road and Sugar Island Road, Audubon, roadside ditch and trees on fire. Extinguished by members of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
2:43 p.m., near County Road 17, Detroit Lakes, an all-terrain vehicle is speeding on the roadway.
3:44 p.m., 100 block South Lake Street, Frazee, hit and run involving two vehicles. One vehicle was parked.
3:45 p.m., 200 block Uran Street, Ogema, tire slashed.
5:05 p.m., near County Road 26 and 280th Avenue, Detroit Lakes, syringes found in a roadside ditch.
8:36 p.m., 58000 block Highway 34, Park Rapids, flames coming out of the roof of the Green Valley Bean Company building. No injuries were reported.
9:08 p.m., 500 block Balsam Avenue, Frazee, Playstation 4 stolen.