Becker County crime and fire report: May 9-11

Paint balls make a mess at Long Lake Park, a man with two warrants out asks a neighbor to call the police on him, and other recent reports from the Detroit Lakes Police Department and Becker County Sheriff's Office.

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Monday, May 9

  • 2:52 p.m., A few weeks ago, a flat tire resulted in a utility trailer being left at a residence along County Highway 21, Detroit Lakes. Property owners said the trailer is still on their property and asked how to proceed with removing it. The caller was advised it could be towed at the owner’s expense.
  • 5:35 p.m., Parent wanted their 18-year-old son and his friends removed from his home in Lake Park. Officer informed the parent that to evict his son he would need to go through a legal process.
  • 6:03 p.m., Child could not be found at a residence on Washington Avenue, Detroit Lakes. Shortly after the call to dispatch was made, the missing boy was located.
  • 6:25 p.m., Gas drive-off from business on Highway 10, Detroit Lakes; under investigation.
  • 8:17 p.m., Juveniles climbed fencing around a BMX track. The kids were informed climbing the fence was not OK and they needed to stay out of the track area.

Tuesday, May 10

  • 1:40 a.m., Carbon monoxide alarms went off at a residence on West Falcon Street, Audubon. Residents called the fire department, who used a carbon monoxide indicator in the house and found no indication of the gas.
  • 8:33 a.m., A group of people participated in a game using paint balls at Long Lake Park, Detroit Lakes. The party of adults were advised to clean up the mess left by the paint on the ground and park equipment. The group apologized for the mess and agreed to clean up the park.
  • 10:07 a.m., Damage reported at City Park bathrooms on Park Lake Boulevard, Detroit Lakes.
  • 10:36 a.m., School in Lake Park reported a pickup was in the parking lot doing donuts. The vehicle was gone when officers arrived.
  • 10:59 a.m., Boy was seen on Marten Drive, Ogema, and believed to have broken a window of a house. He was located by officers and brought to child welfare.
  • 1:38 p.m., A pedestrian walking on Highway 59, Ogema, found a bag full of pills. Sheriff’s deputy responded to the call and collected the bag.
  • 5:29 p.m., Needles were located on stairs near Kings Corner in Mahnomen. Officers collected the items.
  • 10:24 p.m., Caller arrived at a residence on East Height of Land Drive in Detroit Lakes to find lights on and requested assistance from the sheriff’s department. Officer responded and made sure the residence was clear and secure.
  • 3:45 p.m., Person reportedly was panhandling outside of a business on Highway 10, Detroit Lakes. The individual was gone when an officer arrived.
  • 4:54 p.m., Report of a person selling fake gold jewelry outside of a business on Highway 10. Party left before the officer arrived.
  • 5:45 p.m., Neighbors on West Lake Street, Detroit Lakes were arguing about who was making the most noise.

Wednesday, May 11

  • 4:35 p.m., Person hit a man with a metal pipe at a residence on Loon Drive, Ogema. The man was brought to the hospital but would not provide the name of the person who struck him.
  • 6:07 p.m., Fire on Hickory Lane, Detroit Lakes. House potentially caught fire from a lightning strike. No injuries and no one was home.
  • 8:35 p.m., A man knocked on a door of a residence along Tulaby Lake Drive, Waubun, and requested the person inside call the police, as he had two warrants out for his arrest. The resident complied with the request, and the police apprehended the man with the warrants.
  • 9 p.m., A person on West Lake Drive, Detroit Lakes, believed their vehicle was damaged during an evening storm that brought heavy rainfall and high winds. Caller said he found his windshield had been smashed and believed a rock or flying debris was the culprit.
  • 9:06 p.m., Grass fire along Bear Clan Drive, Ogema. The fire was extinguished.
  • 9:28 p.m., Female reported she had been assaulted with an item at a residence in Ogema. She exited the residence and was walking away with an injury to her hand, but refused medical attention.
  • 11:05 p.m., A grass fire about 100 yards long was reported along County Road 129, Ponsford. The fire was extinguished.
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