Crime and fire report: Perham man accosts staff at Detroit Lakes Walmart, permanently trespassed from store

According to emergency dispatch report, a 43-year-old Perham man was reportedly yelling at store employees in a back room area of the store. The man was advised that he will be trespassed from the store and told to "never" return. The man left without incident.

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Thursday, Sept. 29

8:17 a.m., near Randolph Road, Detroit Lakes, a possible email scam was reported by a business.

9:32 a.m., Senior Complex, Naytahwaush, theft reported.

4:06 p.m., near Front Street, Frazee, a woman attempted to pay a business using a counterfeit $100 bill. The bill was not accepted. The woman took the bill and left.

4:37 p.m., near west State Street, Detroit Lakes, a syringe was found in an alley.

7:20 p.m., near Ogema, suspected drug activity was reported.


10:59 p.m., near Phinney Avenue, Detroit Lakes, loose change was stolen from an unlocked vehicle.

Friday, Sept. 30

7:58 a.m., near Barbara Avenue, Detroit Lakes, a vehicle was reported stolen and then recovered a short time later unoccupied. The case is under investigation.

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10:40 a.m., near east Central Street, Detroit Lakes, a report of two women fighting. Minor injuries reported. A 20-year-old Mahnomen man was arrested at the scene for an outstanding warrant.

11:23 a.m., near Washington Avenue, Detroit Lakes, a JBL speaker, other small items and possibly a vehicle title were stolen from an unlocked pickup truck.

11:36 a.m., near Highway 10 and Washington Avenue, Detroit Lakes, three-vehicle crash. No injuries.

3:01 p.m., at Walmart, Detroit Lakes, shoplifting.

3:14 p.m., near Rossman Avenue, Detroit Lakes, a vaping device was confiscated from a student. The parents were notified and the school will discipline internally.

9:08 p.m., near Detroit Lakes, a 63-year-old Detroit Lakes man was threatening self-harm while possibly intoxicated. He was transported to Essentia Health St. Mary’s in Detroit Lakes for evaluation.


10:35 p.m., near 4th Street, Lake Park, domestic incident. A 45-year-old Lake Park man was arrested at the scene.

Saturday, Oct. 1

11:09 a.m., near Old Mill Road and 525th Avenue, Osage, single-vehicle rollover. An 18-year-old woman, of Ekalaka, Mont., was reported as trapped. She suffered a bruised arm and did not require any medical transport.

11:53 a.m., near Heights Ridge Lake, Detroit Lakes, a capped syringe was found.

2:49 p.m., near Highway 34, Osage, a shed and garage were reported as on-fire. Scene cleared and blaze contained after about 40 minutes.

6:21 p.m., near Elm Street, Detroit Lakes, physical altercation reported. No injuries. A 35-year-old Detroit Lakes man was arrested at the scene.

7:24 p.m., near 132nd Avenue, Lake Park, burglary reported.

10:58 p.m., near Beaver Trail, Ogema, a 17-year-old girl was reported missing.

Sunday, Oct. 2

1:23 a.m., near Town Lake Estates Road, Frazee, suspected drug activity reported. A 20-year-old Vergas woman was arrested for an outstanding warrant.


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7:21 a.m., near Main Street, Ogema, unknown medical. A 57-year-old Ogema man was found unresponsive and not breathing. CPR was administered at the scene by first responders, but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

2:13 p.m., near Grant Street and Roosevelt Avenue, Detroit Lakes, street sign damaged.

3:45 p.m., near Airport Road and Highway 10, Detroit Lakes, hit-and-run involving a parked vehicle. The incident is under investigation.

3:54 p.m., at Walmart, Detroit Lakes, two-vehicle crash. No injuries.

7:46 p.m., at Walmart, Detroit Lakes, a 43-year-old Perham man was reportedly yelling at store employees in a back room area of the store. The man was advised that he will be trespassed from the store and told never to return. The man left without incident.

8:46 p.m., near Frazee Road, and 137th Street, Frazee, a vehicle struck a tree. The vehicle appeared to be abandoned.

11:17 p.m., near Highway 59 and County Road 131, Detroit Lakes, single-vehicle crash. A 30-year-old St. Paul woman was transported to a nearby medical clinic with unknown injuries.

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