Becker County crime and fire report: April 21-24

Duck plays chicken on Highway 59, friend prevents friend from driving drunk, employee theft reported, and other reports from the Detroit Lakes Police Department and Becker County Sheriff's Office.

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  • 12 p.m., Two vehicles crashed on Washington Avenue. No injuries.
  • 3:08 p.m., A disturbance was reported at Frazee High School.
  • 8:08 p.m., Officer assisted a driver whose vehicle broke down on Highway 10.
  • 8:59 p.m., Verbal domestic on Minnesota Avenue. Parties separated for the night.


  • 1:06 p.m., Female caller on Pelican Lane, Detroit Lakes, stated her Social Security number had been lost or stolen, and since she had received three to four calls per week, in the middle of the night, from individuals asking her to purchase a health insurance program.
  • 1:07 p.m., A juvenile was spotted walking out of the old high school in Lake Park. Individual was located and denied being in the school.
  • 1:34 p.m., Adult female at a residence on Highway 21 was dealing with suicidal thoughts, no drugs or alcohol was involved.
  • 2:27 p.m., A transportation company reportedly drove a trailer to the wrong address along County Road 103, Audubon and parked it in the driveway.
  • 3:59 p.m., Caller at a residence on Beaver Trail, Ogema, reported daughter took a 4-wheeler and has not returned it. It was also stated the daughter is believed to have taken $500 from a credit card.
  • 4:44 p.m., Employee theft reported at a business on Highway 10 west. The amount of merchandise taken was not known.


  • 4:13 a.m., An adult female allegedly threatened suicide on Fourth Street in Frazee and was cutting herself. Later the individual explained she likes to induce pain when upset, but denied threatening to kill herself. Individual was transported to the emergency room by EMS.
  • 10:57 a.m., A wood duck was “playing chicken with cars on Highway 59” in Detroit Lakes. Officer was able to help the duck to the other side of the road.
  • 7:18 a.m., A disturbance was reported behind a business on Washington Avenue, Detroit Lakes. Two groups of females were yelling, expressing obscenities and arguing.
  • 1:42 p.m., ATV drivers were tearing up ditches along Highway 34. After a caller informed officers, the ATV drivers were located and made aware of the concern, as the caller had maintained the ditch area.
  • 5 p.m., Gunfire was reported along Matson Road, Frazee. Officers sent a patrol along the area, but heard no gunfire. Person called back a second time, noting the gunfire had started again.
  • 6:39 p.m., A caller reported an ambulance with rear flashers was parked on the side of Highway 113 and no one was near the emergency vehicle.
  • 6:55 p.m., Caller was concerned about an intoxicated female leaving a residence at 324th Avenue, Detroit Lakes. Friends were able to locate and stop the female.
  • 9:17 p.m., Vandalism was reported on Fifth Street in Lake Park; a camper window was busted as well as a light on a boat trailer.


  • 1:01 a.m., A disorderly conduct call was reported at a business on Highway 10 East in Detroit Lakes. A shoving match happened between two parties. People were separated and dispersed.
  • 11:07 a.m., A theft of narcotics at a group home was reported on Lori Avenue.
  • 12:17 a.m., A female caller from County Highway 21, Waubun, was allegedly strangled by the father of a child in the residence. Parties were separated.
  • 12:30 a.m., Husband on Ladoux Road, Ponsford, allegedly threatened wife that if she didn’t stop talking that he would do something bad to her.
  • 1:44 a.m., A northwest gym door at the old high school in Lake Park was reported to be open.
  • 2:25 a.m., A traffic stop on Highway 10 in Detroit Lakes resulted in a DWI charge. The passenger, also intoxicated, was allowed to call for a sober ride to their destination.
  • 1:36 p.m., A person reported seeing a light outside, as if someone were looking in windows on Brainard Boulevard.
  • 4:39 p.m., Door at the train depot on Pioneer Street, Detroit Lakes, was reported to be open. The officer noted the door was wedged open by a floor rug, but no one was in the building.
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