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Law Enforcement Blotter: April 15-18

DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

Monday, April 15

Property damage crash, vehicle versus deer, County Road 14 NE, Miltona.

Theft, report of employee not returning tools after quitting a month ago, Highway 29 N.

Trespassing complaint, report of manure truck hauling on caller’s property, Parkers Prairie.

Burglary, watercraft inspection building broken into, Krueger’s Creek.

Fraud, caller reported someone tried using her credit card at a business on Voyager Drive.

Fire, caller reported smoke coming out of the roof, fire department determined an extension cord plugged in outside was the cause of the smoke, no damage to residence, Terrace Drive NW.

Animal complaint, caller reported dogs barking all the time, ongoing problem, Miltona.

Tuesday, April 16

Vehicle in ditch, County Road 2 SE, Osakis.

Animal complaint, report of a small cow on the road, County Road 5 NW, Brandon.

Suspicious vehicle, vehicle parked since this morning, Voyager Drive.

Theft, caller reported items stolen from his farm, Highway 29 N.

Driving complaint, vehicle all over the road, County Road 82 SE.

Animal complaint, caller reported large dead animal on property for two days and a donkey with a hoarse voice, County Road 30 NE, Nelson.

Suspicious activity, caller reported hearing gunshots all day, Country Lane SW, Farwell.

Driving complaint, caller reported car full of kids almost ran him off the road, 3rd Avenue E.

Driving complaint, report of reckless drivers, cars speeding, County Road 23 SE.

Wednesday, April 17

Suspicious vehicle, caller reported suspicious vehicle, County Road 42 NE.

Property damage crash, minor crash, Interstate 94, mile marker 97.

Theft, caller reported someone trying to steal a four-wheeler, Golden Gate Ave SE.

Driving complaint, report of vehicle passing aggressively, speeding, County Road 88 SW.

Shooting complaint, caller reported someone shot at house, bullet came through front window, County Road 77 SE.

Thursday, April 18

Property damage crash, vehicle versus deer, County Road 3 NE, Miltona.

Suspicious activity, caller reported someone keeps driving around his house, County Road 28 SW.

Suspicious activity, caller reported someone put a dead rabbit in her mailbox, County Road 5 NE, Carlos.

Property damage crash, County Road 38 NE.

Littering complaint, report of two mattresses that were dumped at intersection, County Road 3, Osakis.

Animal complaint, report of deer in ditch, unsure if dead, County Road 82 NW.

ALEXANDRIA POLICE DEPARTMENT

Monday, April 15

Fraud, report of a counterfeit $100 used by teens in drive-thru, Highway 29 S.

Property damage crash, two vehicles, parking lot, Highway 29 S.

Property damage crash, two vehicles, minor, 3rd Avenue E.

Suspicious activity, report of a man in red coat walking around alley picking up rocks, caller wanted him checked on, Douglas Street.

Driving complaint, caller witnesses man pour whiskey into water bottle, then get in vehicle and head westbound, 34th Avenue W.

Suspicious activity, caller reported older woman with cane stopped by house, daughter was only one home, woman told girl she needed to make a copy of the house key, Kari Street NE.

Animal complaint, report of injured duck, 5th Avenue E.

Noise complaint, caller reported neighbor wouldn’t turn down music, when caller asked him to turn it down, the neighbor turned in louder, ongoing issue, 6th Avenue E.

Dog bite, caller reported neighbor’s dog bit his dog, Jasmine Drive.

Suspicious person, caller reported man hanging around Broadway in the evenings, she feels unsafe, believes man doesn’t belong there.

Theft, caller reported keys were stolen from vehicle, 3rd Avenue W.

Tuesday, April 16

Property damage crash, minor crash, Lakeview Avenue.

Property damage crash, 30th Avenue W.

Shoplifting, caller has video of someone stealing items, County Road 40 NW.

Hit and run, caller reported damage done to her vehicle while in parking lot, Highway 29 S.

Suspicious person, caller reported man sleeping under the stairs at apartment, Fillmore Street.

Parking complaint, vehicle parked in handicapped spot without permit, 50th Avenue W.

HIt and run, 30th Avenue W.

Animal complaint, caller reported people at the park have dogs running loose,barking and scaring people, Fillmore Street.

Suspicious activity, report of three people in store switching tags on items, Highway 29 S.

Wednesday, April 17

Criminal damage to property, caller reported back windshield busted out sometime last night, Jefferson Street.

Driving complaint, caller reported vehicle goes past location everyday at an alarming speed, 5th Avenue E.

Fraud, report of account compromised, $243 withdrawn from a bank in Florida.

Theft, caller reported outside decorations on door were stolen, Eric Circle.

Animal complaint, caller reported two dogs running loose, Hawthorne Street.

Hit and run, Elm Street.

Criminal damage to property, caller reported windshield was broken, Pioneer Road SE.

Theft, female caught on camera stealing multiple items from store, Nokomis Street.

Thursday, April 18

Property damage crash, Dakota Street, Highway 29 S.

Animal complaint, report of deer stuck on ice on Lake Connie, 7th Avenue E.

Noise complaint, report of loud music, dogs running loose, North McKay Avenue.

Animal complaint, caller reported neighbor’s cats area  nuisance, climbs on caller’s vehicles and patio equipment.

Property damage crash, Broadway Street.

Property damage crash, two vehicles, Highway 29 S.

Animal complaint, report of dog barking nonstop, Willow Drive.

Suspicious activity, caller found a drug pipe by her back door, 7th Avenue E.

Animal complaint, report of barking dog, Fillmore Street.

Suspicious vehicle, caller reported vehicle keeps stopping in front of house, has done it several times, Ross Garden NW.

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 more than 200 races with her husband, Al, covering the 5K, 10K, 10-mile and half-marathon (13.1 mile) distances.

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