Becker County crime and fire report: Thursday, May 26
An officer went door-to-door to check for someone screaming, a child was reported with a weapon, kids ran from an officer at Dunton Locks, and other recent reports from the Detroit Lakes Police Department and Becker County Sheriff's Office.
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Thursday, May 26
- 11:09 a.m., Screaming reported on Barbara Avenue, Detroit Lakes. Officers went door-to-door, but no one else heard the screams and no screamer was located.
- 2:14 p.m., Caller thought they saw a child with a weapon along North Shore Drive. Officer located the child and learned the weapon was an air soft gun. Officer counseled parents and child about realistic toy guns.
- 7:04 p.m., Disturbance between two parties on Washington Avenue, Detroit Lakes. Officer advised the parties to go their separate ways.
- 10:35 p.m., Trespassing order completed against an old tenant on Willow Street, Detroit Lakes.
- 7:48 a.m., Vehicle abandoned at a private residence on Central Street, Detroit Lakes. Property owner had the vehicle towed.
- 9:50 a.m., Caller reported children were throwing large rocks into the river along Jackson Avenue, Detroit Lakes. The location of the incident was city property. Officers located the children and spoke with their parents.
- 1:27 p.m., Two people were reportedly selling fake jewelry along Highway 10, Detroit Lakes.
- 1:41 p.m., Caller along Main Avenue, Frazee, thought someone had broken into their house and shut off the power. Officer reported the main power switch was shut off in the garage, but nothing was missing.
- 1:46 p.m., Juvenile left with an adult on Main Avenue, Frazee, without the mother's permission. Officer later located the child.
- 2:23 p.m., Lawn mower reported stolen along County Highway 34, Ogema.
- 8:07 p.m., Caller said a woman was heard screaming that she had been stabbed at a residence along County Highway 21, Ogema. Officer didn’t hear any screaming and spoke with other residents in the area who stated they had not heard any screaming.
- 9:16 p.m., Caller reported a man had been digging in a garbage dumpster along County Highway 21, Detroit Lakes. Officer stated the lid was open, but no one was near it.
- 9:57 p.m., Caller reported heavy smoke along County Highway 11, Audubon. Officer learned the person burning a brush pile did have a permit.
- 11:02 p.m., Caller along Old Mill Drive, Osage, reported meth was found in the shorts of a male at the residence, who was on parole. The male was transported to jail without incident.
- 11:06 p.m., Several juveniles at Dunton Locks were reportedly acting suspicious, hanging around a vehicle. Officer arrived and the juveniles ran. After speaking to anglers in the area, the officer learned the kids ran down the trail. No damage was observed.
- 11:18 p.m., A traffic stop along County Highway 14, Callaway, resulted in a DWI and a female was arrested.
A Bemidji man escaped the Becker County Courthouse on July 6 during a scheduled court appearance for a separate escape attempt.
With 71 different items up for online bid, the Detroit Lakes Police Department's abandoned and seized property online auction opened through do-bid.com. Bidding will close on July 17 at 7 p.m.
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