Sheriff report: One-vehicle crash sends Detroit Lakes man to hospital


A Detroit Lakes man was transported to Essentia St. Mary’s Hospital Tuesday, May 19, with unknown injuries after a motorcycle crash on Highway 34 and County Road 29 in the Four Corners area.

Tyler Hilde, 32, of Detroit Lakes was found by a passerby under the 1991 Yamaha YP400 scooter he had been driving. He was wearing a helmet. There were no witnesses to the one-vehicle crash, and he had been alone on the scooter, according to the Becker County Sheriff’s Office.

The accident was reported shortly before 6 p.m., and emergency responders were on the scene for about 45 minutes.

In other sheriff’s office news:

  • At 1:31 a.m. May 13 a resident on the 200 block of Main Street in Ogema reported that someone tried to gain entrance to her home by jiggling the handle of the front door. The suspect took off in a vehicle without gaining entrance, but she asked to speak to a deputy.
  • At 10:10 a.m. May 13 a burglary was reported on the 22000 block of County Road 37. A storage shed and log cabin on the property were entered and items from inside had been brought outside and left there, apparently to be picked up later. Nothing appeared to be missing.
  • At 8:05 a.m. May 14 a resident of the 31000 block of East Round Lake Road, Ponsford, reported the theft of a four-wheeler. The resident was notified of the theft by a neighbor who found the ATV in the woods.
  • At 10:21 a.m. May 14 a resident on the 36000 block of County Road 21, Waubun, reported the theft of electricity. He said a cord from a neighbor’s trailer was found plugged into his electrical outlet.
  • At 6 p.m. May 14 a caller reported witnessing a man hit a woman in a passing car, which was swerving on the roadway, at mile marker 34 on Highway 10. The car was pulled over in Clay County, and one person was arrested on a warrant.
  • At 7:46 a.m. May 15, a caller reported that graffiti had been spray-painted on a dugout at the Frazee-Vergas High School ball field.
  • At 2:51 p.m. May 15 a theft was reported in Audubon involving a woman who refused to turn in the money collected by her daughter from Girl Scout cookie sales.
  • At 3:17 p.m. May 15 a Callaway man reported the theft of a fish house that he had left on the shore of Buffalo Lake near Richwood.
  • At 2:54 p.m. May 16 a motor vehicle crash was reported on Highway 34 and 360th Avenue, Detroit Lakes. The vehicle, driven by Stephen Rairdon, 58, of Park Rapids, was westbound on Highway 34 when it went off the roadway into the southside ditch and struck a driveway approach, vaulting the vehicle, according to State Patrol spokesman Sgt. Jesse Grabow. The driver and a passenger, Paul Bright, 55, of Park Rapids were both wearing their seatbelts, air bags deployed and neither received injuries requiring medical transportation. Rairdon was cited for “Unsafe lane usage on laned highway.”
  • At 3:49 p.m. the theft of items was reported from a locked storage unit on Highway 10 West, Detroit Lakes. A woman reported that a dresser and other furniture was taken.
  • At 4:52 p.m. May 16 a rural Detroit Lakes woman reported that a man had assaulted her several weeks ago.
  • At 6:48 a.m. May 17, a woman reported that she came home from babysitting and found her gold Chevy Equinox had been stolen from the 47000 block of Waboose Drive, Ponsford.
  • At 9:52 a.m. May 17 a vehicle was found after a rollover crash at Becker County Road 125 and Becker County Road 40, in the rural Menahga area. The Mercury Mountaineer was abandoned -- the driver had left the scene.
  • At 7:53 p.m. on May 17 a burglary was reported on the 26000 block of 255th Avenue, Callaway. A quonset hut was forcibly entered and an attempt was made to break into a construction contractor's tool trailer. Two window screens on the house were cut, but no entry was made to the house, and nothing appeared to have been taken from the quonset storage building.
  • At 3:23 a.m. May 18 a Lake Park man reported that someone had tried to break into his house an hour earlier. The man said he didn’t call 911 earlier because he didn’t think it was an emergency unless he shot someone. He said he saw a person reach a hand inside to unlock a door latch, but scared the person away. If the person had entered his house, he said he would have let his “12 gauge do the talking.”
  • At 7:07 p.m. May 18 a man on the 46000 block of Shinob Trail, Ponsford, reported that his granddaughter had been assaulted, and there was video evidence.
  • At 4:12 a.m. May 19 a man on the 37000 block of Southwest Height of Land Drive, Rochert, reported that a neighborhood boy had been taking his vehicles without permission. He said the boy had taken a dirt bike and had just brought it back, and that he was sick of it and wanted to file charges.
  • At 12:06 p.m. May 19 a woman on the 26000 block of Beaver Trail, Ogema, reported that her daughter had assaulted her, punching her in the face and arm.
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