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Crime and fire report: Multiple injuries reported in Detroit Lakes motorcycle-vehicle crash

The motorcyclist, a 52-year-old Frazee man, suffered neck and leg injuries, and was wearing full safety gear at the time of the Aug. 14 crash, according to an emergency dispatcher report. The other driver, a 54-year-old Detroit Lakes woman, also suffered undisclosed injuries. Both were transported to Essentia Health St. Mary’s in Detroit Lakes for treatment.

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First responders treat a crash victim at the scene of a motorcycle-vehicle crash on Highway 34 in Detroit Lakes on Aug. 14, 2022.
Michael Achterling / Detroit Lakes Tribune
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Thursday, Aug. 11

8:39 a.m., near west Central Street, Detroit Lakes, a window was broken in a vehicle parked outside.
10:36 p.m., near south Washington Avenue, Detroit Lakes, a vehicle struck a pole. No injuries.
12:11 p.m., near Summit Avenue and Frazee Street, Detroit Lakes, two-vehicle crash. No injuries.
1:49 p.m., near Valley View Road, Frazee, illegal burning. A 35-year-old Frazee woman was cited after her garbage burn pile spread to an adjacent property, causing a large grass fire. A nearby vacant structure suffered siding damage. No injuries. The case remains under investigation.
4:07 p.m., near Ogema, phone threats reported.
4:56 p.m., near County Road 11 and County Road 138, Audubon, motor vehicle-bicycle crash. A 68-year-old rural Audubon man suffered minor head and shoulder injuries after he collided with a vehicle while riding an electric bicycle. The man was transported to Essentia Health St. Mary’s in Detroit Lakes.
6:59 p.m., near Menards, Detroit Lakes, suspected drugs were found in a small bag.
7:27 p.m., near Osage, assault. A 77-year-old Osage woman “snuck up behind” a 71-year-old Osage woman and struck her in the back of the head. No injuries reported. No medical transport needed. Alcohol is believed to have been a factor in the incident.
7:31 p.m., near Lake Street and Oak Avenue, Frazee, a caller reported a group of juveniles were “messing” with stakes at a construction site. The group denied causing any damage.

Friday, Aug. 12

10:18 a.m., near Lori Avenue, Detroit Lakes, email scam reported. The caller said they wired more than $30,000 to the scammer through a local bank.
10:24 a.m., near Frazee, illicit photograph sent to the caller's phone.
11:48 a.m., near Kris Street, Detroit Lakes, malfunctioning railway crossing arm.
1:19 p.m., near Detroit Lakes, fatal medical. A 78-year-old rural Detroit Lakes man struck a tree while operating a riding lawnmower. First responders reported his neck was against the tree. CPR was performed at the scene, but the man was pronounced dead.
1:36 p.m., near Lake Avenue, Detroit Lakes, domestic incident.
1:45 p.m., near County Road 25, Detroit Lakes, gate damaged at a rental property. The damage may have been caused by a vehicle.
2:39 p.m., near Lake Avenue, Detroit Lakes, a 66-year-old man became unruly in a courtroom.
3:18 p.m., at Walmart, Detroit Lakes, trespassing.
5:59 p.m., near Ogema, verbal harassment was reported. A protection order was obtained by the caller.
8:58 p.m., near Highway 87, Frazee, multiple outbuildings reported on fire, under supervision of owners.
10:39 p.m., near Frazee, a 31-year-old Frazee woman struck a 32-year-old Frazee man repeatedly. No injuries reported. The woman was arrested.

Saturday, Aug. 13

1:22 a.m., near Park Lake Boulevard, Detroit Lakes, a rock was thrown through a vehicle window.
1:23 a.m., near Woodlane Lane, Detroit Lakes, a 47-year-old Moorhead woman fell off the 6-foot water slide at the Munson Lake community raft. She suffered a possible back injury. The woman was transported to Essentia Health St. Mary’s in Detroit Lakes.
9:31 a.m., near County Road 34, Ogema, engine damage reported to a boat parked roadside and listed “for-sale.”
10:55 a.m., at Walmart, Detroit Lakes, a pickup truck struck a parking lot barrier.
11:01 a.m., near Park Lake Boulevard, Detroit Lakes, pontoon vandalized. A fire extinguisher was discharged on-board and various items were stolen, or moved.
11:12 a.m., near County Road 17, Detroit Lakes, rear window broken in a conversion van.
12:49 p.m., near Valley View Road, Frazee, a man dove from a dock and hit his head. The man was transported to a nearby medical clinic for treatment.
1:01 p.m., near Summit Avenue and Holmes Street, Detroit Lakes, two-vehicle crash. No injuries.
3:15 p.m., near County Road 34, Ogema, assault. A 43-year-old Mahnomen man struck a 48-year-old Ogema man. The Ogema man was reportedly bleeding from the head. The Mahnomen man was arrested at a different location.
4:34 p.m., near Frazee Street and McKinley Avenue, Detroit Lakes, two-vehicle crash. No injuries.
5:57 p.m., near Detroit Lakes, a caller reported their debit card had been compromised and used in Detroit Lakes.

Sunday, Aug. 14

9:33 a.m., near County Road 25 and Sunset Road, Detroit Lakes, single-vehicle crash. A 16-year-old male driver said he fell asleep at the wheel and struck a tree. He denied medical attention at the scene.
11:13 a.m., near Highway 34, Detroit Lakes, motorcycle-vehicle crash. The motorcyclist, a 52-year-old Frazee man, suffered neck and leg injuries, and was wearing full safety gear at the time of the crash, according to an emergency dispatcher report. The other driver, a 54-year-old Detroit Lakes woman, also suffered undisclosed injuries. Both were transported to Essentia Health St. Mary’s in Detroit Lakes for treatment.
3:18 p.m., near Ladoux Road, Ponsford, small fire reported.
4:44 p.m., near 350th Avenue, Detroit Lakes, thieves may have accessed property through a sliding glass door. They stole various prescription drugs and an old iPhone 8.
5:22 p.m., near Indy 500 Road, Frazee, a storage trailer was reported on fire. Extinguished after about 80 minutes by Frazee firefighters.
8:21 p.m., near Detroit Lakes, phone harassment was reported. A harassment-restraining-order was advised.
8:48 p.m., near Perham, a phone and undisclosed amount of cash was stolen.

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