Crime and fire report: Detroit Lakes man arrested after damaging trailer home

On Wednesday, March 2, a 44-year-old Detroit Lakes man was arrested after reportedly breaking the windows of a trailer home in Detroit Lakes.

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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, Feb. 28

  • 10:15 a.m., 25000 block 353rd Circle, Ogema, a vacant residence was broken into. The caller believes vandals entered the residence through a window that was broken during a previous potential break-in. The caller also believes the vandals may be squatters.
  • 12:36 p.m., 1200 block Washington Avenue, Detroit Lakes, fire. A grease fire was reported on a stove. The fire was contained. A 23-year-old woman suffered minor burns during the incident.
  • 1:39 p.m., 24000 block County Road 6, Detroit Lakes, gas pump drive off. A 61-year-old Ogema man pumped $50 worth of gas and tried to pay with a check. A store employee told the man that he wasn’t allowed to accept checks from the man because a previous check the man wrote to the same store bounced. The man slapped the check on the counter and left.
  • 1:59 p.m., 900 block Highway 34, Detroit Lakes, a student left school without authorization. The student was found and returned to school.
  • 3:26 p.m., Frazee, student threats. A 13-year-old boy reportedly created a “hit list” containing 12 names of his fellow classmates. The student admitted to law enforcement that it was a stupid mistake and he was trying to be funny for a friend. Officers determined the threat to not be credible. The student was issued a five-day out-of-school suspension.
  • 8:07 p.m., 100 block Veteran’s Memorial Parkway, Detroit Lakes, disorderly. A 43-year-old woman was being hostile toward other patrons at a bar. The woman was cut-off and was described as, “non-aggressive, intoxicated and annoying.” The woman was given a ride home.
  • 8:50 p.m., near Oak Street and Roosevelt Avenue, Detroit Lakes, two-vehicle crash. No injuries reported.

Tuesday, March 1

  • 11:28 a.m., Ogema, unruly student. An 8-year-old boy reportedly broke a vase, punched a television and attempted to choke a teacher while at school. The parents took the child home. The school will consider disciplinary actions internally.
  • 1:11 p.m., 1200 block Highway 10, Detroit Lakes, at H&R Block, a client became unruly after receiving information from the tax preparer. The client has made repeated harassing phone calls to the business.
  • 1:36 p.m., 600 block West Lake Drive, Detroit Lakes, a door was damaged to a residence.
  • 3:11 p.m., near Frazee Street and Washington Avenue, Detroit Lakes, two-vehicle crash. No injuries.
  • 6:46 p.m., 800 block south Washington Avenue, Detroit Lakes, two-vehicle crash. No injuries.
  • 7:08 p.m., rural Ponsford, runaway. A caller reported a 15-year-old girl as a runaway. She was last seen at school.

Wednesday, March 2

  • 7:47 a.m., 1300 block Highway 10, Detroit Lakes, two-vehicle crash. No injuries.
  • 10:53 a.m., 300 block Park Lake Boulevard, Detroit Lakes, a personal check was reported stolen from the caller’s checkbook. The case is under investigation.
  • 11:12 a.m., near Becker County, drug related.
  • 12:55 p.m., 20000 block County Road 21, Detroit Lakes, property damage. A 44-year-old Detroit Lakes man was reportedly breaking windows out of a trailer home and was intoxicated. The man was arrested at the scene.
  • 2:44 p.m., rural Rochert, medical. The caller reported that a man in his 40s was severely intoxicated and his health was severely deteriorated due to chronic drinking. The man was transported to a nearby medical clinic for treatment.
  • 5:23 p.m., 100 block east Frazee Street, Detroit Lakes, prescription drugs were reportedly stolen from a purse.
  • 6:16 p.m., 800 block Willow Springs Road, Detroit Lakes, smell of natural gas was reported.
  • 11:18 p.m., 45000 block Highway 34, Osage, possible overdose. Upon arrival, officers found a 35-year-old Perham man who was hallucinating. The man requested and received transport to a nearby medical clinic for treatment.
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