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Editor’s note: The following is a snapshot of just some of the calls that the Alexandria Police Department and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office responded to in the past week.

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November 22

A resident reported that white bags were blowing out of a garbage truck on County Road 82. A deputy contacted the company to pick up the bags.

November 24

A caller reported that a vehicle was stuck in a swamp near Spearfish Lane SW and that a Durango was trying to pull it out. Citations were issued for minor consumption of alcohol and underage drinking and driving.

A resident reported that someone tried to break into her house on Main Street in Osakis. Deputies responded and found that a back door to a porch was open but they didn’t locate any suspects.

A caller reported that three kids were playing on the ice on the south end of Lake Victoria near the public access. A deputy checked the area but didn’t see any kids or breaks in the ice. Authorities warn the ice is dangerously too thin to support people at the present time.

November 25

A piece of tiling equipment fell on a man near Farwell. He was transported to the hospital.

A fire was reported at 401 Central Avenue North in Brandon at 3:42 p.m. It started in a fireplace. Everyone was able to get outside OK.

A traffic hazard was reported on County Road 8 near East Moe Road. A couch and a chair were left in the road.


November 22

A woman reported that when she sat down in a chair, she could feel vibrations. She requested an officer to find out where it was coming from. It turned out to be an air exchanger was running and was right below her chair.

November 23

Police received several 911 calls about a vehicle hitting a light pole near the intersection of Broadway and 10th Avenue at 5:21 a.m.

A resident calling from 12th Avenue and Jefferson Street reported that he lost his wallet the previous night.

A two-vehicle crash was reported at the intersection of Dakota Street and Highway 29 South at 7:11 p.m. The drivers were Dustin Feltman of Montevideo and a juvenile male from Eagle Bend. A juvenile passenger from each vehicle was transported by North Ambulance to the Douglas County Hospital.

A woman reported that she locked her keys in her car when she was getting out of it for work at Doolittle’s Woodfire Grill. When she left work, her vehicle, a 2009 Kia Rondo, was gone and is still reported as stolen.

November 24

A Visa debit card was found by a mailbox at Geneva Beach Resort near Linden/Ivy Circle.

November 25

Someone cut off the latches on a storage building on 22nd Avenue East. The renter of the unit was expected to call police with a list of any stolen items.

A Social Security card was found in front of Diekman’s Jewelry.

Someone broke into a truck parked on Fillmore Street and stole some items.