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Law Enforcement Blotter: August 8-9


Wednesday, August 8

Property damage crash, caller reported hitting a deer, minor crash report, County Road 22 NW.

Drug related activity, caller reported receiving an email about an employee trying to sell heroin, would like to speak to a deputy.

Harassment, caller reported getting several strange phone calls, Carlos.

Suspicious activity, caller pulled up to cabin and door was found open, Parkers Prairie.

Water complaint, kids jumping off Carlos/L’Homme Dieu Bridge.

Thursday, August 9

Motorist assist, vehicle pulled over, driver was lost, had him follow deputy to destination.

Assist other agency, man fell off bike, caller thinks he needs an ambulance.

Public assist, comp was calling for the Ridgewood Homeowners Association, during the evening hours homeowners have been experiencing kids playing ding-dong ditch, small personal signs being stolen, Christmas decorations being stolen or damaged, requesting extra patrol.

Theft, caller reported theft of three Dewalt tools.

Assist other agency, report of vehicle with loud music.

Animal complaint, cow in the ditch, Carlos.

Driving complaint, vehicle with loud exhaust, Carlos.

Personal injury crash, caller reported he avoided something in the road, ran into a tree, not requesting medical help.


Wednesday, August 8

Suspicious activity, man in parking lot dressed in all black, acting strange.

Criminal damage to property, truck had gas tank drilled last night, gas stolen, Robert Street.

Property damage crash, two vehicles, one rear-ended the other, minor crash, 5th Avenue, Broadway Street.

Suspicious activity, comp is missing a couple of AK-47 magazines from his camper, unknown exactly when they were taken.

Animal complaint, dog in vehicle.

Hit and run, minor crash report.

Property damage crash, two vehicles, one backed into another, parties exchanged information, Highway 29.

Driving complaint, dump truck failed to stop at stop sign and failed to use blinkers.

Theft, caller reported the theft of a cell phone holder from his bike.

Property damage crash, two vehicles, no injuries, Highway 29.

Suspicious activity, caller found an elderly woman hiding in the bushes, seems lost.

Parking complaint, semi parked in a handicapped accessible space.

Thursday, August 9

Public assist, caller would like an officer to drive through parking lot where kids are congregating.

Driving complaint, two young males spun around parking lot, throwing rocks up with their tires.

Parking complaint, vehicle parked in handicapped accessible space.

Criminal damage to property, vehicle was keyed again.

Suspicious activity, caller reported a man had taken pictures of her daughter and her daughter’s friend while they were eating, spoke to management, were told there wasn’t anything they could do.

Public assist, questions about ATV usage in the city.

Personal injury crash, rear-end crash, driver had chest pains, pain was caused by seat belt, no injuries, Dakota Street, Highway 29.

Noise complaint, vehicle with loud music.

This is not a comprehensive report of all local law enforcement activity, rather, a brief recap of daily calls for service.

Celeste Edenloff

Celeste is a reporter for the Alexandria Echo Press and has lived in the Alexandria Lakes Area since 1997. She first worked for the Echo Press as a reporter from 1999 to 2011, and returned in June 2016 to report on the community she calls home. Besides writing articles for the Echo Press, she has a blog, “Newspaper Girl on the Run.” Celeste is on a continuous healthy living journey and loves to teach bootcamp fitness classes and run. She has participated in nearly 200 races with her husband, Al, covering the 5K, 10K, 10-mile and half-marathon (13.1 mile) distances.

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