Crime and fire report: Three WE Fest incidents reported; Detroit Lakes woman arrested in domestic dispute

About a dozen people were backstage without authorization and wouldn't depart the area; an alleged theft turned into citation for minor consumption; and a woman required treatment on-scene after reportedly being severely intoxicated at WE Fest in Detroit Lakes.

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Monday, Aug. 1

  • 8:59 a.m., near Meadow View Lane, Detroit Lakes, harassment. A caller said their neighbor continues to harass them verbally, with loud music and noisy equipment.
  • 9:43 a.m., near mile marker 113 on County Road 37, Ponsford, a 17-year-old Grand Forks woman suffered a possible concussion after her vehicle collided with a semi-truck. Airbags deployed during the crash. She was transported to a hospital in Park Rapids for treatment.
  • 10:37 a.m., near YMCA Lane, Lake Park, a BB gun was found in the woods and turned over to law enforcement.
  • 2:01 p.m., near Frazee, harassment. A 45-year-old man continues to contact a girl after being repeatedly told to cease all communications with the girl by the girl’s mother. The incidents are under investigation by the Frazee Police Department.
  • 7:19 p.m., near Lake of the Valley, Ponsford, a caller expressed concern about wake borders and other watercraft speeding too close to the shoreline.
  • 8:07 p.m., near Cheryl Avenue and Legion Road, Detroit Lakes, a vehicle was struck by a baseball that caused window damage.
  • 11:21 p.m., near east State Street, Detroit Lakes, a vehicle struck a fire hydrant. No damage.

Tuesday, Aug. 2

  • 12:51 p.m., near Highway 10, Detroit Lakes, two-vehicle crash. No injuries.
  • 3:39 p.m., near south Washington Avenue, Detroit Lakes, two-vehicle crash. No injuries.
  • 5:17 p.m., near County Road 10 and Indy 500 Road, Frazee, single-vehicle crash. The driver was reportedly picked up by another vehicle and departed the area. Officials said they believed the crashed vehicle was possibly stolen.
  • 8:50 p.m., near 4th Street, Lake Park, possible physical altercation. Parties separated for the night.
  • 9:22 p.m., at WE Fest, a caller reported about a dozen persons in the backstage area of the venue without authorization. Security personnel were unable to remove them. Upon deputies arriving at the scene, the individuals left without incident.

Wednesday, Aug. 3

  • 7:01 a.m., near 2nd Street, Frazee, domestic incident. A 48-year-old Frazee man said he was assaulted by a 30-year-old Detroit Lakes woman. He also said she smashed the window on his vehicle. The woman was arrested at the scene.
  • 9:08 a.m., near 490th Avenue, Menahga, a pickup truck was reported on fire near a wooded area. Wolf Lake firefighters extinguished the blaze in about 30 minutes.
  • 11:33 a.m., near west State Street, Detroit Lakes, lawn clippings were placed on private property without authorization.
  • 2:45 p.m., near south Cotton Lake Road, Rochert, a caller said they gave remote access to their electronic device to a third-party. They believe that a third-party was a scammer when money started being transferred from his bank accounts. The bank was made aware of the situation and froze the accounts.
  • 4:05 p.m., near north Lake Street, Frazee, damage to an entry door and windows at Frazee High School.
  • 5:49 p.m., near Highway 59, Detroit Lakes, items stolen from a storage unit.
  • 6:07 p.m., at WE Fest, a 22-year-old Kensington, Minn., man and a 20-year-old Barrett, Minn., man reportedly stole a pair of cowboy boots and signage from the backstage concert area. Festival management declined charges. The 20-year-old was cited for minor consumption.
  • 10:46 p.m., at WE Fest, a woman was reported as severely intoxicated. She was treated by WE Fest medical staff at the scene.
  • 10:55 p.m., near Minnesota Avenue, Detroit Lakes, domestic incident. A 26-year-old Detroit Lakes man was arrested for obstructing the legal process.
  • 11:38 p.m., at WE Fest, a squad car backed into a golf cart. No damage.
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