Crime and fire report: Fraudulent concert ticket scam reported in Detroit Lakes

On Monday, March 14 at 1:32 p.m., on the 700 block of South Shore Drive, Detroit Lakes, concert ticket scam. A caller reported they used Venmo to pay an online third-party for concert tickets, but the concert tickets were fake and the Venmo account was also fake. The caller is working with Venmo to recoup their losses.

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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, March 14

  • 1:05 p.m., near Estate Drive, Lake Park, theft. The caller reported a stolen car dolly. The case is under investigation.
  • 1:32 p.m., 700 block South Shore Drive, Detroit Lakes, fraud. Caller claims they purchased fake concert tickets from a scammer via Venmo. The caller is working with the company to recoup the money lost.

Tuesday, March 15

  • 11:12 a.m., Walmart, Detroit Lakes, shoplifting.
  • 11:46 a.m., 1200 Lincoln Avenue, Detroit Lakes, parked vehicle damage.
  • 1:38 p.m., 18000 block Cummings Road, Detroit Lakes, possible theft of items from a deceased resident.
  • 3:24 p.m., 1400 block Madison Avenue, Detroit Lakes, past action theft of personal items.
  • 4:06 p.m., County Road 21, Ogema, report of inappropriate sexual conduct. The case is under investigation.
  • 6:56 p.m., 1200 block East Shore Drive, Detroit Lakes, past action theft. A caller said they believe jewelry was stolen from a hotel room they stayed at.
  • 9:00 p.m., 36000 block County Road 34, Ogema, possible scam involving the IRS.
  • 9:45 p.m., Lake Avenue, Detroit Lakes, suicide related. A juvenile female party was transported to a nearby medical clinic for evaluation.

Wednesday, March 16

  • 1:26 p.m., at Walmart, Detroit Lakes, shoplifting.
  • 2:06 p.m., 300 block Canyon Boulevard, Detroit Lakes, carbon monoxide alarm. Occupants evacuated. Utility company alerted.
  • 4:48 p.m., 100 block east Main Avenue, Frazee, unruly teenage boy. The boy was transported to a juvenile detention facility.
  • 5:52 p.m., near Becker County, drug related.
  • 9:18 p.m., near Becker County, weapons related.
  • 9:17 p.m., near Walmart, Detroit Lakes, shoplifting.
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