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CRIME

A woman reported that she had been sexually assaulted the night before at her home in Detroit Lakes and sought medical attention the following day from injuries sustained during the attack.
On Jan. 30 at 1:24 a.m., emergency dispatchers received a report of a house fire on Wannigan Road. At 7:29 a.m., a pickup truck was reported as on fire near Maple Avenue. No injuries.
Jeffrey Scott Gunderson will remain in jail until sentencing on April 7.
On Jan. 29 at 6:44 p.m., a caller reported a house fire near Waubun, according to an emergency dispatch report. The fire was extinguished in about 40 minutes and the residence was de-smoked.

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Driver makes good after gas drive-off and more.
A 45-year-old Detroit Lakes woman reportedly rammed her Jeep Grand Cherokee into a 39-year-old Perham woman’s Hyundai Sonata multiple times causing damage, according to an emergency dispatch report.
On June 4, 2021, a man used a ladder to enter a 14-year-old girl's room where an assault took place, according to court records.
In the federal government's crackdown on sex trafficking in the '50s, law enforcement allied with trafficking victims, whose testimonies helped fuel the arrests of more than 100 in the Midwest.
On Jan. 17, three laptops and other electronic items were reported stolen from a residence, according to an emergency dispatch report. A suspect is being sought in connection with the incident.
According to court records, on Jan. 17 the woman reported that a man “was very upset with her,” and had called her and “threatened to show up at her work and shoot her and her workplace.”

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Patrick Charles Bonga, 40, of Detroit Lakes was sentenced to 10 years in prison for felony second degree assault involving boiling water at the Becker County Courthouse on Jan. 18.
On Jan. 11 at 3:16 p.m., a 45-year-old Twin Valley man suffered an apparent drug overdose. First responders performed CPR on the man upon arrival at the scene.
On Jan. 8 at 11:53 a.m., officers responded to a crash scene and believe one of the drivers may have passed out behind the wheel, which instigated the crash. A 38-year-old Ogema man was arrested.

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